Posts by SuperSluether

1) Message boards : News : New WUs Generation will be paused (Message 757)
Posted 6 Jan 2016 by SuperSluether
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Hi!

We are working on the new version. We know that optimized versions of the app are so much fast than the official one, but we think that for the official application is more important to be compatible with all computers in the project.

We are searching the best way to generate official optimized app for the used, tested and compiled from us.

The change in the project have been not just software, we are changing the way that the project is organized, you can find more information here: http://denis.usj.es/the-project/how-it-works/

We are going to generate a few number of WUs to test new version of the app. We will generato a bigger number of them soon.

Best regards, Joel.


Is your team aware that you can compile multiple versions of your app and send them out based on the volunteer computer's capability?

I'm sure it takes a little extra work, but I know it's doable. The Asteroids@home project has an app with no optimization, an app with sse2, and an app with sse3: http://www.asteroidsathome.net/boinc/apps.php

If your team could set this up, you can publish an official optimized app while still allowing older computers to contribute.
2) Message boards : News : Delay in the launch of new version (Message 735)
Posted 9 Dec 2015 by SuperSluether
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Get well soon guys! :)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : "DENIS needs 953.7 MB disc space free" (Message 537)
Posted 3 Oct 2015 by SuperSluether
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I wonder... maybe free space is causing my task issue (http://denis.usj.es/denisathome/forum_thread.php?id=66) but maybe not.

There should be a notice in the BOINC event log if it hits the limit, and then it won't download any more. However, the DENIS files themselves are quite small, so you would have to be right on the edge of exceeding the limit before you would be limited to a single download. I suppose it is possible, but your 1 task limit is probably due to something else.

Do you have BOINCTasks? It is a lot easier to read the log if you do (as shown in the "Messages" tab). I think there is a version for Linux.


My problem was resolved when I borked something and had to re-install BOINC.

Yes, I do have BoincTasks. It didn't say anything about disk space or task limit, just that it received 1 task. Now I'm able to get just over 100 tasks before I hit the limit of tasks in progress.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized app ? (Message 536)
Posted 3 Oct 2015 by SuperSluether
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The results I saw favor the app from Sesef. YMMV!



Still, kudos to Crunch3r for compiling a cross-platform optimized app. Not everyone uses Windows. ;)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized app ? (Message 503)
Posted 27 Sep 2015 by SuperSluether
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Thanks for providing Linux binaries Crunch3r!

@47an: Here's how you get the app running:

1. Open up a terminal
2. Change to the directory where you downloaded and extracted the files (If not extracted yet, use
tar xfvj DENIS@Home_Linux_x64.tar.bz2
after cd to the download directory)
$ cd /home/$USER/Downloads

3. Open a root shell to be able to access the BOINC data directory
$ sudo -s

4. Move the files to your BOINC data directory
# mv DENIS@Home_Linux_x64/binary/* /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/denis.usj.es_denisathome/

5. Change owner of files to user and group boinc to enable access for BOINC
# chown -R boinc:boinc /var/lib/boinc-client/projects/denis.usj.es_denisathome

6. Restart BOINC
# /etc/init.d/boinc-client restart

7. Exit the shell
# exit

$ exit


Thank you so much! You have no idea how happy I am that I don't have to switch back to Windows! :P
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Receiving 1 Task at a time? (Message 475)
Posted 16 Sep 2015 by SuperSluether
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The issue seems to have been resolved for now. I have my BOINC data on a RamDisk of 2GB. I had a computer crash, which required me to re-install BOINC and re-create the data directory. Now DENIS seems to be downloading work as usual. Looks like BOINC simply didn't have enough free space to download more.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : "DENIS needs 953.7 MB disc space free" (Message 471)
Posted 15 Sep 2015 by SuperSluether
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Interesting... I have a Ramdisk of 2GB for BOINC and my Firefox cache, but I never see BOINC complaining about memory, and it's only using about 0.5GB at the moment. I wonder... maybe free space is causing my task issue (http://denis.usj.es/denisathome/forum_thread.php?id=66) but maybe not.

I'm on Ubuntu so I get Ramdisk for free. B-)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Receiving 1 Task at a time? (Message 463)
Posted 13 Sep 2015 by SuperSluether
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Probably little work available, no tasks to send at all now anyway.

http://denis.usj.es/denisathome/server_status.php


Tasks ready to send: 1880

I suppose it's possible that there's work for non-Linux platforms, but it looks like the validator, assimilator, and purge servers are still offline for some reason, so maybe there's something going on behind the scenes.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Receiving 1 Task at a time? (Message 461)
Posted 13 Sep 2015 by SuperSluether
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After the server crashed and got back online, I noticed I only receive tasks 1 by 1. I thought it would sort itself out, but it's still happening. I've tried reattaching, but no change.

Any ideas what I should try? I don't see any errors about disk space or task limits.