1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Just finshed creatigng account, however, no work yet (Message 5537)
Posted 3 Jan 2005 by kui tang
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LHC@home is rather notorious and unpredicatable regarding work--sometimes there's as huge surplus, but most of the time there's none at all. I myself have not gotten any work for 4 WEEKS!
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2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Boinc_gui.exe 4.09 hangs when there are WUs less than free CPUs. (Message 5536)
Posted 3 Jan 2005 by kui tang
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You have 2 CPU's and BOINC wants both of them to do work. However, it seems in your situation that only one CPU can be used for a WU, but both CPUs must be used! This is not possible, so the program crashes. This can be solved simply by caching a lot of work. Go to preferences and set contact server time to a reasonable amount(i have machines that must connect to the internet with human intervention) , so i use a 5-day queue.
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3) Questions and Answers : Getting started : How do I remove my account at lhc@home? (Message 5535)
Posted 3 Jan 2005 by kui tang
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I think eventually your account will be deleted because there's no activity.

^ O gosh! I haven't gotten any lhc@home work for about 4 weeks! I sure hope my account dosen't get deleted!
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4) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Hosts with large queues holding up credits (Message 5534)
Posted 3 Jan 2005 by kui tang
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> Well, everybody have not a direct and permanent connection to the net, or
> not reliable dialup connection without human intervention. So the computer
> must be able to work during relative long period (one week, perhaps two)
> without dialup. But the work is done, and the WU will be uploaded later.
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> These side effect are mandatory 'till boinc can't use a dialup connection.
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> This is the situation of one of my 3 computers who is in my parent's home.
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> Pete, you seem to forget that your situation isn't identic for all other ,
> some people are in situations that force them to download for a long period.
> On my 2 other computer, I use the same modus operandi than you:
> download-crunch-upload very quickly...just BK I can do this!
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> Here my two cents of explication... AFAIK
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5) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Add Dialup Preference to Restrict Connection Times to BOINC (Message 5533)
Posted 2 Jan 2005 by kui tang
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There is a simple way to stop this. First, set your preferences to queue work--I myself use a five day queue, because many times I cannot access the internet. Next, open BOINC and under the file menu click 'Disable BOINC Network Access.' Click the File menu again and you should see a checkmark. Then, before you go to sleep click it again to re-enable network access. BOINC can now contact the server when you sleep. Personally, I set aside 5 minutes a day(when I can connect) for BOINC and let it do all of its network work at that time, and keep network access disabled the rest of the day.
6) Questions and Answers : Wish list : A Command line Client (Message 5532)
Posted 2 Jan 2005 by kui tang
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BOINC has nothing to do with calculation of LHC@home. If you turn off the screensaver, set your preferences to always do work, and set the tab on 'work' then minimize boinc, it should have not problems. However, there IS is commandline boinc interface. It is located in your BOINC directory under the name boinc_cli.exe, however, I wouldn't recommend using it; you can't attach to projects unless you quit and restart, can't view graphics, can't view diskspace, etc. However, if your machine is slower than what the guy above me said(
7) Message boards : Number crunching : different credits for same unit - an unusual aspect of it (Message 5515)
Posted 18 Dec 2004 by kui tang
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The linux BOINC client is horribly misoptimized*. Therefore, benchmarks are lower than they should be. This brings the entire credit value down;

TIME TO CRUNCH WU X BENCHMARK VALUES = CLAIMED CREDIT

The lower claimed credit brings the granted credit down too; the granted credit is the median of claimed credits(used to be the lowest).

*Although the Boinc client is misoptimized, most boinc exceutables(number crunchers) are not.



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