21) Questions and Answers : Windows : Screensaver Question (Message 23361)
Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
See http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/forum_thread.php?id=3249, wherein Igor Zacharov writes:
SixTrack is a computational program... Part of our problems in the past was related to bugs in the graphics part, which hampered the advance of the computation. Therefore, we have decided to cut the graphics off completely.

I do agree that visual attraction is important. We plan to resurect the screen saver, but it should not be coupled to the program any more. The screensaver
could be fed the cumulative effect of the study to give it informative sense.

Having said that, the priority on the graphics project is low, I must admit.
If there are volunteers to help with the screensaver it would be great.
22) Message boards : LHC@home Science : screensaver/graphics bug (Message 23356)
Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
SixTrack is a computational program... Part of our problems in the past was related to bugs in the graphics part, which hampered the advance of the computation. Therefore, we have decided to cut the graphics off completely.

The previous incarnation of the science program had the graphics section built in. With BOINC 6 the intent is to separate the graphics from the science program, have them be built separately and run separately.

That way the graphics may still take up (quite) some CPU, but the user can change the preference for that in his project preferences (Maximum CPU % for graphics
0 ... 100). If you as a project set that default to 10%...
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't set resource to zero (Message 23355)
Posted 5 Oct 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
Yup, [trac]changeset:20286[/trac] is well within the version claimed to be used here: Server software version: 22168.

20286 was the first entry in BOINC SVN that enabled zero resource share. As far as I know, the project doesn't need to enable this.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Too low credits granted in LHC (Message 23341)
Posted 4 Oct 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
I doubt he can do anything he wants as, no doubt, the University of California owns all rights to BOINC.

BOINC is free software, distributed under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL), version 3 or later. The University of California holds the copyright on all BOINC source code. By submitting contributions to the BOINC code, you irrevocably assign all right, title, and interest, including copyright and all copyright rights, in such contributions to The Regents of the University of California, who may then use the code for any purpose that it desires.

I wonder what conditions the US government placed on the BOINC development grants. There may be requirements that it is open source, available to all. If he changed BOINC to be proprietary, he may lose those funds.

BOINC is supported by the National Science Foundation through awards SCI-0221529, SCI-0438443, SCI-0506411, PHY/0555655, and OCI-0721124. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

SCI-0221529: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0221529
SCI-0438443: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0438443
SCI-0506411: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0506411&version=noscript
PHY/0555655: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0555655&version=noscript
OCI-0721124: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=0721124

Each grant shows what the expectations of the grant contain.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Too low credits granted in LHC (Message 23307)
Posted 1 Oct 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
I got an answer back, those devs never sleep it seems. ;-)
CreditNew is always on, by default. It can be disabled, but that requires some hacking of the server code.

There is also an alternative credit option, but this is for projects that use a nonstandard notion of job, used by e.g. CERN's Test4Theory that runs through a virtual machine.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Too low credits granted in LHC (Message 23305)
Posted 1 Oct 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
Is there some specific server setting to actually active CreditNew, I can ask them to double check and see ?

I couldn't find one in config.xml (the server's project configuration file). But when I see talk to one of the developers, I'll ask.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Too low credits granted in LHC (Message 23292)
Posted 29 Sep 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
It's called "Credit system as of 5/2010" in BOINC software development.

You can also check out CreditProposal, which has a lot more possibilities, which not necessarily will be added.

Seeing how this project is running SSV22168, it has CreditNew (22168 is 9 August 2010). Whether or not it's activated, that's another thing.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Too low credits granted in LHC (Message 23290)
Posted 29 Sep 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
Here are some points from the documentation, I can't find "CreditNew" exactly as other people are refering to, but there is a secion called "The third New credit system", I assume this is it.

Keith, surf to http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CreditNew. :-)
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Status of LHC@home (Message 23009)
Posted 13 Sep 2011 by Profile Ageless
Post:
I see that the spammers are en-masse taking over the profiles around here (e.g. see here). Perhaps it's time you enabled the reCaptcha security and did some pruning of the crap? :-)
30) Questions and Answers : Windows : lost my pending credits (Message 19295)
Posted 22 Mar 2008 by Profile Ageless
Post:
Weet je zeker dat je werk had voor LHC? Volgens je computer lijst heb je namelijk niets gekregen. Kun je de berichten laten zien die aangeven dat je daadwerkelijk iets gecruncht hebt en terug gestuurd?

(Ik doe het maar voor het gemak in het Nederlands)
(Alhoewel een klein beetje laat, er komt hier echt nooit iemand, zo te zien)
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Oldest molding/untouched credit awards (Message 19064)
Posted 23 Feb 2008 by Profile Ageless
Post:
WUID 1156313, February 9, 2006.

One person is even still waiting to get the credits of it. ;-)
32) Questions and Answers : Windows : How do I add another computer? (Message 19028)
Posted 18 Feb 2008 by Profile Ageless
Post:
Copy over your account_lhcathome.cern.ch.xml file from your BOINC directory under XP to your BOINC directory under Vista .

That's the easiest way.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Claimed 0 credits - still pending after all 5 results received (Message 18651)
Posted 1 Dec 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
I also have 3 WU's 0.00 claimed pending credits! One of those WU's http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/workunit.php?wuid=1892389

Actually, you're claiming, from the top one to the bottom one, 0.00233318497995638, 0.00408711093157513 and 0.00235602975402844 credit.

You had three very fast tasks, of less than a second to slightly over a second.
If you check the workunit IDs, you see that everyone claimed so little credit for those tasks.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : The new look bugs (Message 18576)
Posted 9 Nov 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
On the login page, can the "keep me logged in" option be checked by default, please?
35) Message boards : Number crunching : pending credit where the other 4 computers have credit granted (Message 18575)
Posted 9 Nov 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
I noticed the extra text, I don't know where the 4.65 comes from.

Could be the internal version number of the Sixtrack application, even though it says it used 4.66

And there's the difference, you're the only one on Linux who crunched that one. The rest who got credit were using Windows XP. I don't know if LHC uses homogeneous redundancy on its tasks, but if they do, that means you can wait till eternity for two other Linux machines to crunch that one.

Otherwise it's just the bug that cropped up at other projects as well, where tasks crunched by either OS would get credit while the other OS wouldn't get it.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Maximum daily WU quota per CPU? (Message 18441)
Posted 29 Oct 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
Sorry for the delay we had this thing called a weekend here ;-)

That's the first thing they should abolish. Weekends, who needs them. Working is what you should be doing. Where's the whip? ;-)
37) Message boards : Number crunching : The new look bugs (Message 18406)
Posted 28 Oct 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
Any hope of getting jump to first unread post fixed?

What she said :)

What they said. :-)
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Server not reporting "No Work from project" (Message 18307)
Posted 19 Oct 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
I suddenly lost even read permission for the source code and changesets. So I think somebody recently broke Trac permissions.

Nah, it's super secret code that they are adding. Only visible on a need-to-know-basis. :-D
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Please increase our daily machine quota (Message 18272)
Posted 18 Oct 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
But since I'm not in charge, I'll be happy with whatever the admins decide is best for the project.

With the project at this moment being out of work and the only thing you can possibly get is resends, it doesn't really matter, I think. ;-)
40) Message boards : Number crunching : my client will never connect (Message 18177)
Posted 15 Oct 2007 by Profile Ageless
Post:
(In [13849]) - client: fix bug where delay request from project is ignored if no results are returned.

Expect the fix on 5.10.21. Now for the bad part: the "Deferring communication for..." is now shown only if you have debugging enabled. Who thinks the delay should be always shown?

Me!

And me. Now it would only show with the <sched_op_debug> flag on? I don't need to see all the details of all the scheduler RPCs all the time. It gives a lot of clutter for a simple message:

16-Oct-07 1:17:40||[sched_op_debug] SCHEDULER_OP::init_master_fetch(): Fetching master file for http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/
16-Oct-07 1:17:40|lhcathome|Fetching scheduler list
16-Oct-07 1:17:45||[sched_op_debug] SCHEDULER_OP::poll(): Got master file from http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; parsing
16-Oct-07 1:17:45||[sched_op_debug] SCHEDULER_OP::parse_master_file(): got 1 scheduler URLs
16-Oct-07 1:17:45|lhcathome|Master file download succeeded
16-Oct-07 1:17:51||[sched_op_debug] SCHEDULER_OP::init_op_project(): starting op for http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/



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