1) Message boards : Number crunching : No progress until suspended and resumed (Message 47271)
Posted 39 days ago by Profile robertmiles
[snip]

Since this happens only with the Windows 10 machines, but NOT with the XP machines, it's obvious that this mis-behaviour must have to do with the later crunching software and/or the later graphic driver.

If you have GeForce Experience installed, you can use the Feedback button at the lower right of the Drivers page to send Nvidia details about the problem once you produce a repeatable cut-down version of what causes it.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : No progress until suspended and resumed (Message 47270)
Posted 39 days ago by Profile robertmiles
I now have a task with this same problem, so I'll try suspending and resuming the project also.

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16298554

It worked for me!
3) Message boards : Number crunching : No progress until suspended and resumed (Message 47230)
Posted 41 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Looks like BOINC Manager has decided to let GPU workunits of another BOINC project use the GPU for at least an hour, so it will take that long for the Resume to go into effect and let me see whether it worked.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : No progress until suspended and resumed (Message 47229)
Posted 41 days ago by Profile robertmiles
I now have a task with this same problem, so I'll try suspending and resuming the project also.

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16298554
5) Message boards : News : do you have any experience with running a VM based application in BOINC? (Message 46992)
Posted 69 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Two years ago I did some crunching on VM without problems until I decided upgrade to a newer version of VM. Probably I did a mistake in the process and since then it has been impossible to install VM as always a missing archive is reported. I found others users of VM with the same problem and tips of how to fix it, but in my case it didn't work.

Did you try uninstalling VirtualBox, restarting, then installing it again? That often helps with missing file problems.
6) Message boards : Graphics cards (GPUs) : Good and bad video card brands (Message 46949)
Posted 71 days ago by Profile robertmiles
The second GTX 750 Ti gave the same problem. I've since found that the problem is actually with the motherboard, a Pegatron IPISB-CH2. That model of motherboard is known for having problems booting properly when using any Nvidia-based graphics board with a GPU of a generation more recent than the Fermi generation. It also has problems using the more recent AMD GPUs. I've decided not to use that computer for GPUGRID any more.

My newest computer, with a GTX 980, is now trying to get a GPUGRID task; none seem to be available now.
7) Message boards : Server and website : Warnings when updating preferences (Message 46948)
Posted 71 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Several warnings if I try to update the preferences for my new computer:

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/ps3grid/projects/PS3GRID/html/inc/prefs_util.inc on line 218

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/ps3grid/projects/PS3GRID/html/inc/prefs_util.inc on line 218

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/ps3grid/projects/PS3GRID/html/inc/prefs_util.inc on line 218
Primary (default) preferences (Switch View)

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/ps3grid/projects/PS3GRID/html/project/project_specific_prefs.inc on line 239

Do I need to do anything about these warnings?
8) Message boards : News : New badges! (Message 46946)
Posted 71 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Something you may want to consider if you decide to create more badges:

There is an unusual amino acid called BMAA. Normally found only in blue-green algae, in cyanobacteria, in cycads, and in the brains of Alzheimer's victims. Not essential.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta-Methylamino-L-alanine
9) Message boards : Number crunching : What are these "SWAN" errors on my 8-12hr tasks? (Message 46945)
Posted 71 days ago by Profile robertmiles
It may be relevant that there is a program called swan that converts CUDA source to OpenCL source.
10) Message boards : News : do you have any experience with running a VM based application in BOINC? (Message 46942)
Posted 71 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Some, as a user only.

I found that you first need to enable VM, usually early in the boot process where you are still talking to to the BIOS or UEFI, and have not yet told it which operating system to boot (even if you only have one operating system installed). Details of how are often specific to the model of computer you have.

If you have ever tried to download a VM workunit before, you must then edit a BOINC file which records that no usable VM was found for the previous VM workunit. Retrying this check is NOT automatic for BOINC 7.6.33 and earlier; this may change for future versions. This change needs to be done while BOINC is not running.

At least one of the BOINC projects I get VM workunits from is not compatible with the 5.0.* versions of VirtualBox, so you must now upgrade to one of the recent 5.1.* versions if you're interested in that project. Restart or reboot after this upgrade.

Now start BOINC, and tell at least one BOINC project that it is allowed to send you VM workunits.


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