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1) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Update preferences doesn't stick. (Message 41585)
Posted 2089 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
I changed my resource allocation, hit update, it waited awhile and returns with the allocation unchanged. 3 times.
2) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : platform 'i586-mandriva-linux-gnu' not found (Message 38661)
Posted 2477 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
Grrrr. Stupid Mandriva packagers.

They\'re compiling it wrong. So the server is saying \"Hey, I don\'t have a app for that platform. Now if you were asking for i686-pc-linux-gnu, we\'d be all set.\"

Here\'s what I\'d do if I were you. I\'d run down all the work on your machine, if there is any. Uninstall BOINC using the package manager. Grab BOINC from here. Follow the instructions here to install.

And if you really want to help, file a bug against the package. Point the packager to this Wiki page and tell them to make note of the configure command.

I believe there are other ways around this (using the anonymous platform method) but that seems like a pain to me.

I CAN NOT believe this problem STILL exists... somebody handed me a Mandriva machine (2010) and I was installing BOINC for them... after getting around the gui_rpc_auth.cfg problem where the manager will not attach to the client I\'d hoped I was done... attach any project... and I get this crap... 7 months later. They need to take a look at the Debian package. It just works.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload problem (Message 37342)
Posted 2676 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu

Apparently this didn't happen after all, and that server is still physically in Switzerland.

It is indeed.
I've just heard that it's up again and I'm reconfiguring it.
Interestingly, the link to the 2005 problems refers to both power supplies on uploader1.atm failing. This is the same machine that failed recently, only more severely. I think it's about time to retire that hardware and any future machine appearing on that url will be new.

Reading that historical account of the 'Bern Floods' I thought I picked up that ya'll are using Dell stuff. Living about 10 miles from Dell you'd be surprised how many Dell server parts are laying around within a 50m radius of here. Next time you need a PSU post up the model... we might be able to locate one in a matter of hours. I'd call Steve first... about 3 miles up the hwy from me... unless he's 'cleaned up' he has an entire room in his house full of Dell stuff... mostly server stuff... I don't ask. LOL.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : problem uploading (Message 37338)
Posted 2676 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu

Number Crunching is also the appropriate section for posts about problems; there are currently 2 threads there discussing it.

Les, I agree this s/b in number crunching... but...

The link in this (below) on the front page directs folks here.

Recent updates

* Server space shortage
2009-06-10 This image denotes that this item is a news item rather than an addition of a new page.

Think maybe that should be redirected to news thread in number crunching.

5) Message boards : Number crunching : Just a thought... Donated / Loaned Hardware (Message 37202)
Posted 2687 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
Mo/Milo, I know this is a long-shot but...

The folks that crunch for CPDN are a wide and varied group. I'm sure the jobs folks have also range all over the place from mere Rocket Scientist to highly esteemed Sanitation Engineer. However, I strongly suspect that there's a higher than average % of folks that are somehow connected to IT (and/or are just hobby hardware geeks). As I sit here and ponder the disk space and power supply problems going on my eyes keep drifting to my 'parts shelves'. Specifically to the 7 extra HDDs, 4 extra power supplies and 17 power cords over there. Now my stuff is officially certified 'Junk' and all older than dust. But I can't help to wonder if someone else has access to or happens to have a spare PSU or a "raid array" of the same make/model that ya'll need. Not likely but posting up the specific make/model of the parts needed wouldn't take more than a couple minutes and we might just get lucky. Maybe somebody with more means than I would be willing to ship ya'll a PSU as a 'loaner'. Who knows? Maybe worth a shot in the future.

Hmmmm... Now that reminds me, where is that old dead ProLiant server box I kept around for the PSU and SCSI card.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : HADAM3P NOT Compatible with Pentium3s & AthlonXPs (Message 36894)
Posted 2722 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
I am using an Athlon XP 2400 chip and was getting this sort of problem with HADAM3P.

Those really old systems are susceptible to VCore voltage drops when models are running. I have an old Athlon MP 1200 system that does this. It can run most applications fine, but climate models and other BOINC apps don't always finish. By monitoring the voltages, I found the problem. Turns out the only fix is a new motherboard. :(
Unless the BIOS allows you to set the vcore.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : to how many computers is a WU sent? (Message 35942)
Posted 2835 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
Please see my post here in reply to a similar question on our other board.
Unencumbered by any actual knowledge...

I was thinking that it\'s not a matter of modifying the edit in code but rather some parameterization to set \"\'X\' # of units will be sent out\" so that the edit is passed / message not triggered.
Oh well, no response needed... just rambling thoughts.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : upload server (Message 35941)
Posted 2835 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
The server has its new RAID array and has had an OS upgrade, but there are problems with the array that mean it can\'t come back on line yet. This is supposed to have been worked on this afternoon and I\'ll hopefully find out more tomorrow.
As it\'s in a different department where I don\'t have machine room access I have to depend on the sysadmin there to deal with it.
Offer \'em a 12-pack, It\'ll be fixed within the hour.
In days long gone this would always get my mainframe batch jobs through much faster at month-end.
9) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Boinc on ubuntu server (Message 35940)
Posted 2835 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
For Xubuntu/Ubuntu you may also need to install the libstdc++5 package. It\'s been too long for my memory to be accurate on this but... I don\'t think this is required for CPDN but it is for some BOINC project apps. There were some posts on this back around Nov/Dec 2007... I\'ll take a quick look because I thought I\'d documented what projects require what back then.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Workunit error - check skipped (Message 35075)
Posted 2952 days ago by Profile Skip Da Shu
I am noticing that most if not all of my WUs returned that are marked as \"success\" have \'valid state\' as \"Workunit error - check skipped\". Because some of these are OC\'d dedicated crunchers I was about to undertake an across the board reduction in clock speeds until I checked a couple \'not overclocked\' machines and see it getting the same result. Am I really contributing anything at all these days? Is this \'normal\'?

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