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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    Good luck,keep us updated please. If you end up getting atleast 1 hdd I will put off getting my new one a little longer(I'm running a 80gb sata ii atm,my 250gb lappy drive took a crap)
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Won't be the first nor the last time someone has something good to say about our fellow Spaniard Dan :toast:

    He's an amazing individual and has literally helped out every single member of the team at least once! :eek: :respect:
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Yes, yes he is and has. :respect::respect::respect:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Well, perhaps my new HD7770s will arrive today That would be awesome--then with even just the single rig at home, I'd still be able to do close to the 100k I have been getting :)
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    X a million!
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    I hope you can swing some more points, so we can come off victorious! :roll:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Amazing what these GPU's are doing :respect: :rockout:
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Any ideas on how well an AMD FX-4100 would crunch?

    I may have a killer deal on that and a 990 Asus Sabertooth motherboard. If it doesn't do all that good I could sell it cheap and grab a better chip I guess.
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I'd say at least as well as an X4 965BE (3k PPD). Clock-for-clock it should do pretty much exactly half of what a FX-8 does (so maybe 3k PPD at a bit over 4GHz) :)
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Well that isn't all that bad. :p

    I can get this combo for $125 shipped!!! Hell the motherboard is still $190 new on the Egg.

    Would build it up and put it at a pals house to crunch with. :laugh: I don't have the circuits in this POS apartment to handle another rig. :laugh:
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    That's a very solid deal :toast:

    Particularly if you put some AMD GPUs in it, you'd have a very solid system for not a lot of money :toast:
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    Hey guys, I'm having some serious issues with BOINC on older Linux machines lately. I'll install Ubuntu 12.04 on a rig, run 460 updates, install Teamviewer and the BOINC from the Software Center. However, BOINC sits endlessly at "Downloading work from the server" no matter how many times I reset the project, detach, whatever. My 2600K somehow works perfectly, but one of my 939 X2 machines (12.04 x64) and a Pentium M laptop (12.10) absolutely refuse to get any work, yet machines that have been online for quite a while (over a month) have been absolutely fine. Tried the BOINC manager off the Berkeley site as well, still doesn't do anything.

    Also, my WCG account is screwed up or something. I can't change any device profiles from the website because it says "Error The member name entered could not be found. Your action has resulted in an error."

    I'm quite frustrated at the moment.
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    Have you made sure thath te date and time are both right?
    I have had that problem when the date was wrong. I also found that restarting the computer sometimes helps.
    Try restarting computer and if nothing then try to uninstall and reinstall bionic.
    I would first check the time and date to make sure they are correct.

    If none of this works,I'm sorry I can't be of anymore of a help and hope someone else can solve your problem :toast:
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    Yep, both machines say 1:30AM Nov. 28 2012. Just tried installing BOINC on a Vista x64 single core Turion64 and it works, so is it some kind of Linux issue?

    EDIT: Might be a file permissions issue. Completely random Linux file permissions leave me facepalming again.
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    I haven't used Linux in a couple of years to crunch on. So i couldn't really help you much.

    May a stripped down install of windows XP 64bit would be good for your older computers then Vista. It would leave more resources for WCG. Thats what i used to use on all of the older computers(such as Socket A and 775 P4s and low end duals like PD and C2D based cellys)
    Its great if the computer isn't used for anything besides crunching as it doesn't have much to the OS.
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    So, chowning the projects folder recursively worked, but now it says Processing Suspended: User Active indefinitely. How am I supposed to make it run regardless of computer activity if the WCG site is boned and won't let me edit, create or assign a machine a different profile?
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    go to the activity tab and select "run always"

    perhaps that will work.

    EDIT: if that doesn't work, go into your computing perfrences on you bionic manager and set it to do work while computer is in use.

    if you need some screen shots with stuff pointed out, let me know.
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    Man, I can't believe I didn't discover the menu bar BOINC has in Ubuntu. I totally thought the Linux version of BOINC only included the dumbed down interface, but of course Unity hides the menu bar. Thank you thank you thank you!

    EDIT: Still have permissions issues I guess (a ton of downloads are listed, nothing is happening). Something to tackle at "not 2AM in the morning."
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    glad i can be of some help to you at least.:toast:

    Maybe you will figure it out after you get some sleep, could just be something simple your missing, or maybe it will solve its self :laugh:


    EDIT: I just noticed i have been spelling it "BIONIC" and not "BOINC". That is telling me its time for some sleep me :slap:me
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    I'm running BOINC on Ubuntu 12.10 x64 on two of my HPs with no issue. I've been having other troubles (remotely connecting to them), but that's unrelated and my fault. I'm glad you have it mostly sorted out :toast:
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    Does anybody have a 1366 motherboard that supports Xeons?

    EDIT: I have a couple of Hex's to test for anyone interested.
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    Most all ASRock boards support Xeons if you can locate one.
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    Cool. Not looking for the board for myself. More like looking for someone with a board looking to "test" some hex's. ;)
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    I may be able to test them on F150's rig that I have here.... sent you a PM to discuss ;)
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    Norton to the rescue! :rockout:

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