1) Message boards : Theory Application : New version 300.07 (Message 47508)
Posted 7 Nov 2022 by Profile Laurence
Post:
This provides the latest upstream version of the vboxwrapper (v26206).
2) Message boards : CMS Application : New Version 70.20 (Message 47507)
Posted 7 Nov 2022 by Profile Laurence
Post:
This provides the latest upstream version of the vboxwrapper (v26206).
3) Message boards : CMS Application : New Version 70.00 (Message 47453)
Posted 1 Nov 2022 by Profile Laurence
Post:
No. Will fix this asap. v70.10 on it's way.
4) Message boards : CMS Application : New Version 70.00 (Message 47450)
Posted 1 Nov 2022 by Profile Laurence
Post:
Please try again
5) Message boards : CMS Application : New Version 70.00 (Message 47448)
Posted 1 Nov 2022 by Profile Laurence
Post:
This new version of the CMS app now supports the multimode attach feature. This means that the image is no longer copied to the slot directory with each new job. Let us know if there are any issues.
6) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Communication with VM Hypervisor failed (Message 46886)
Posted 14 Jun 2022 by Profile Laurence
Post:
Thanks. It looks like it is the systemd config file issue.
7) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Communication with VM Hypervisor failed (Message 46883)
Posted 13 Jun 2022 by Profile Laurence
Post:
I am running Ubuntu 22.04 with boinc v7.18.1 and virtualbox v6.1.32, all installed using the standard Ubuntu repositories.

The following error is provided in stderr.txt

VBoxManage: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object!
VBoxManage: error: Code NS_ERROR_SOCKET_FAIL (0xC1F30200) - IPC daemon socket error (extended info not available)
VBoxManage: error: Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not running or failed to start.


Has anyone else seen this error or has the same setup working?
8) Message boards : CMS Application : New Version v60.00 (Message 45340)
Posted 14 Sep 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
There was a firewall issue. Tightening up the rules went a bit far. Some of the rules were reverted and how everything should be fine.
9) Message boards : CMS Application : New Version v60.00 (Message 45295)
Posted 7 Sep 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
The permissions error has been fixed.
10) Message boards : CMS Application : New Version v60.00 (Message 45292)
Posted 7 Sep 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
A new version of the CMS application v60.00 is now available. This version provides an updated VM image. In addition the Windows version also has an updated version of the vboxwrapper provided from the BOINC website rather than our own custom built version.
11) Message boards : Theory Application : "cranky: [ERROR] 'runc -v' failed" (Message 45290)
Posted 6 Sep 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
The runc version was recently updated. We have reverted back to the old version.
12) Message boards : News : Power Outage (Message 45263)
Posted 26 Aug 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
Everything should be back to normal.
13) Message boards : News : Power Outage (Message 45262)
Posted 26 Aug 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
There is currently a power outage in the CERN computer centre. LHC@home services may be affected.
14) Message boards : News : CMS App Downtime (Message 45261)
Posted 26 Aug 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
The issue has been fixed and the job queue has been restarted.
15) Message boards : News : CMS App Downtime (Message 45260)
Posted 26 Aug 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
Due to an issue with the authentication service used by the CMS App, the job queue has been paused. New jobs will be sent again once the issue has been resolved.
16) Message boards : News : 2021 BOINC Workshop (Message 45017)
Posted 27 May 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
Videos of the talks from the 2021 BOINC Workshop are now available on YouTube. Day 01 includes a talk giving an overview of LHC@home and Day 02 has another talk which provides more details on the specific technology we use. There are many other interesting talks from the other BOINC projects and from the BOINC developers.
17) Message boards : CMS Application : A Heads Up for Vbox Extension Pack Users (Message 44719)
Posted 12 Apr 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
I am not qualified to offer any legal opinion, however since the license change, the LHC@home project no longer recommends or requires the installation of the extension pack. The decision to install it depends on your understanding of the license and your own personal circumstances.
18) Message boards : CMS Application : A Heads Up for Vbox Extension Pack Users (Message 44712)
Posted 12 Apr 2021 by Profile Laurence
Post:
Just to confirm CP's message, the VirtualBox extension pack is not required to run the payloads.
19) Message boards : Team invites : SETI F@#!$&^ Team - Italians do it better (Message 43033)
Posted 11 Jul 2020 by Profile Laurence
Post:
First of all I have edited the title. I understand the complaint but please don't do the same thing that is being complained about.

As far as I understand LHC@home uses BOINC-wide teams so this is a BOINC-wide issue. The following page which may or may not be outdated says to contact David Anderson directly regarding disputes over team names, so I would suggest that the complaint is raised directly with him. I have sent a polite message to the team founder who I hope will change the name. I will also be raising this at the next BOINC phone conference to understand the procedure in more detail.
20) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : How is virtualization support determined? (Message 42614)
Posted 25 May 2020 by Profile Laurence
Post:
From the host details page, is looks like virtualization is detected. I think the issue is how it reports the platform.

x86_64-pc-freebsd vs x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

I have added a new platform for the Theory app. Please let me know if that works for you.


Next 20


©2023 CERN