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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. manofthem

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    Alien!!! :D Welcome back, we definitely missed your presence around here.

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    AiG, welcome back!
     
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    Oh man, glad to see ya back Alien!!! Missed ya brother. :respect:
     
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    Welcome back Alien, we missed you buddy.
     
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    I summon the linux gurus, why am I getting this message?

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    Using ubuntu 12.04 LTS

    EDIT: NVM, forgot to sudo apt-get update first :banghead:
     
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    While it seemed it can't get any hotter here, it did. And according to the weather forecast, it's going to get even hotter.
    The CPUs on my machines are melting, thus, even if it greatly saddens my heart to do so, sorry, but until this immense heat goes away, I am bailing the f*** out of crunching.
    I am going to finish any remaining WUs with reduced active core count, though.
    Glad I have very short buffers ATM.
     
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    That's a shame but I feel your pain. When the heat cranks up like it has recently, it's tough to keep going. We look forward to seeing you back when things cool down. :)

    I've been considering cutting back a little myself because lately it's just been too hot, and the living room now feels like a different atmosphere. I had to take the 290 off folding for that very reason, but I'm holding off on the cpus for as long as I can ;)
     
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    Azure has a $200 free credit promotion for signing up. By my calculations, that's enough to run a Basic A4 Virtual Machine (8 cores) for a month (or two of them for 15 days).

    1. Go to http://azure.microsoft.com/
    2. Select "Free Trial"
    3. Sign in with your Outlook/Hotmail account or create one.
    4. Fill in your data. MS will ask for a CC and charge $1 for verification. You need to provide a mobile number as the verification code is received by SMS.

    5. Go to the Azure portal (from http://azure.microsoft.com/ click on "Portal" on the top right corner)

    6. Select click on the "+ New" at the bottom bar, then "Virtual Machine", then "Fast setup"

    7. Input your desired server name, URL will be servername.cloudapp.net, your username and password.

    8. Select the size and OS for the server. The credit is enough to run a Basic A4 (8 cores) instance for a month. I'd recommend you to chose Ubuntu 12.04.

    9. Create the virtual machine and wait for it to be available (5 minutes or so).

    10. In the mean time download Putty: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
    The putty-0.63-installer.exe has everything you'd need.

    11. Open putty and input the server URL (servername.cloudapp.net) and click Open.

    12. Putty is connected and will ask for a user name, "azureuser" is the user for SHH connections, the password will be whatever you put in the setup.

    13. Now that you're logged in, run "sudo apt-get update"

    14. Install boinc with "sudo apt-get install boinc-client boinc-manager", confirm when it asks about having to use 374MB of storage.

    15. Once that boinc is installed, attach to a project by running "boinccmd --project_attach http://www.worldcommunitygird.org your-account-key"
    The WCG account key can be found on your WCG PROFILE page, NOT in your contribution page.

    16. Run "boinccmd --set_run_mode always" and "boinccmd --set_network_mode always", the buffer size must be managed by changing the device profile on the WCG page.

    17. Run "exit" to log out and close Putty

    18. For good measure, reboot the VM from the Azure panel to make sure that boinc is running as a daemon (auto start up). Log in again with putty and run "boinccmd --get_state" to show all the WUs running.

    Enjoy your free PPD. Just make sure to delete the VM when you have 1 or so days left. To stop boinc from getting new work you can run "boinccmd --project http://www.worldcommunitygird.org nomorework"

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    :toast::peace:

    edit: You can see how much credit you have left on the Azure portal:
    [​IMG]
    Oh, and your credit is valid for 30 days only and the most cores you can use are 20. :nutkick:
     
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    My i7-970 rig will be down for a few days due to no internet connection where it is atm :(

    Hopefully it will still run through the work it has and drop a huge pile of wu's when it gets a connection again. That rig can do 7k ppd pretty easily! ;)
     
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    OK, I rebooted the VM, relogged into putty but get_state shows nothing running.
    VM is running, after reboot. WCG does not show the VM on my device list and I cannot configure it. Does this take a while?

    I had to install boinc client and boinc manager individually. Because it would do it together, no biggy. I am not going to pretend that I know what I am doing here but, I followed all your steps, well done BTW (except you mis-spelled "grid" in worldcommunitygrid, above:p), but I still don't have anything running on the VM? :confused:
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    So... my parents are on vacation for 10 days. Which means I can crash in at their place. So I did! Along with one of my computers.
    I hooked up their huge-ass TV as a third monitor. :rockout:
    And I sure can dig their indoor plumbing! (my place has no indoor plumbing.)
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    my current setup goes like this:
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    inb4 based anon reporting in a battlestation thread on /g/
    P.S. the clockspeed reported in the photo is incorrect due to a bug I outlined several months ago.
     
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    Once you install boinc it takes a while to perform the CPU benchmarks and download work but that shouldn't be more than 10 minutes or so.

    From the putty screen behind the Azure panel on your screenshot it seems that you didn't attach a project. If the server doesn't show up on your device list it's likely that the account key was input incorrectly.

    Try deleting the project and attaching again:
    boinccmd --project http://worldcommunitygrid.org detach
    that command might give you a "Project doesn't exist" error since it seems that it wasn't attached correctly but run it just in case.

    attach the project again.
     
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    Is that icecream with bananas. Awesome if so.
     
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    Two types of icecream, bananas and "shaved" chocolate :p

    P.S. I went back to my place and took my curtains. Now, with double-curtains, no sun blaze :peace:
     
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    When I get back from breakfast, I will try again! Thanks!
     
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    Indoor plumbing. Remind me to thank my stars for indoor plumbing.:respect:
     
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    Do you also cover every source of light with either a curtain on a window or tape over little led's? I do.
     
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    No. I just can't see sh*t with sun blazing straight into my eyes through those thin-ass curtains.
     
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    ok, just so I know. Am I using the correct id?

    [​IMG]
    I used the "Account Key"

    OK, got it!! I probably messed up spelling somewhere...I was half asleep when I tried this and I was drunk last night trying this. Now I am awake and it went through flawless, go figure!!:laugh:

    Also, @TRWOV , I see that you have some sort of interface showing current progress. get_state is just a static. What are you using to see the WU's running?

    Ok, one last thing. Will the WU's saturate the CPU's? Currently only getting 66% usage... Should I have it read global settings? It is currently set up to my custom settings, like my laptop, 100%....gonna try it now...

    No change. Still only 66% usage...:confused:
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    that's htop, it's a linux task manager. Install with sudo apt-get install htop

    My VMs also get to 66%, I supposed MS caps them. Ubuntu will just act as if they were slower cores, htop shows CPU utilization at 100%
     
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    Are there any other interfaces? For instance, I remember having a BOINC Manager in Ubuntu and in Mint...But being a VM, I can't see them?

    Anyways, I will have to try it again? (see pic)
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    OK, did another update, and got htop. Still wondering about the other possible interfaces w/ BOINC on VM.
    [​IMG]
     
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    it's not a VM limitation but an interface one. SSH connnects to the terminal in Linux based servers, in Windows servers you get a command prompt.
     
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    I would take terminal over command prompt, but would prefer windows gui.
     
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    Question for those who know better than I do: I have one of these boards:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138317

    ...and I came across a Xeon E3-1220 (looks like first edition, not V2). The mobo site does not list it, but is the CPU OK to use in this board? Looking to upgrade the kids' i3-2100.
     
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