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TPU's WCG/BOINC Team

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

  1. xvi

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    Silly Mad Shot and your typos. You stuck an extra "o" in there!
     
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    *sigh* setting up BOINC on windows properly turned out to be much harder than on Linux. :ohwell:
    Anyway, that new cruncher is getting a new home && is gonna start working full time tomorrow morning! :)
     
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    Well, it doesn't get much easier than searching for it in the Software Center and hitting Install.

    But I can still do a Windows install in less than five minutes ;)
    All I have to do is just hit next, next, next disable screensaver, check service install, next, reboot, attach to project :)
     
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    It kept insta-exiting on auto-start, so after rebooting I had to start manually each time. It turns out the /a option[1] was the cause of that. I had to edit the registry and remove that part. Now it starts automatically on login. Phew...

    [1] it means:
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    /a, --autostart    BOINC Manager was started by the operating system automatically
     
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    I know Trixie's husband rocks. :rockout:
     
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    vinska, can you send some Linux mojo in my way? I've had pretty bad luck with my linux installs. :(
     
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    My work server runs Debian Server and the command line BOINC client/daemon. Can't remember how I set it up, but "boinccmd --help" should give you the syntax. That should squeeze out every last bit of performance.
     
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    Sure!
    In case You install Ubuntu or Linux Mint, the procedure:

    [Ion] style:
    open the software center and tell it to install boinc. That's it.

    My style[1]:
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    sudo apt-get install boinc
    in the terminal, press enter, y, enter, enter Your password and press enter. That's it.

    It will automatically start on boot, even if You do not log in. The boinc manager icon should appear in the launcher drop-down menu, too.

    [1] Disclaimer: I did not use this method and cannot attest for it. I used a much more tedious and complicated method. All due to my very strict and special filesystem hierarchy & layout. But should not concern You even the slightest.

    EDIT:
    Wait, what? Could it be... :eek:
    (if I am not mistaken, it would mean this)
     
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  9. Norton

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    actually this :p

    [​IMG]
    :p :D
     
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    I run Ubuntu and all I do is use the Software center to install Boinc. Just type boinc in the search and it will come up, then click install. The set it up as you do the windows version. :toast:
     
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    yeah, I've done that but after a few days everything stops working for some reason: system all locked up, I do a hard reset and Ubuntu never loads again :(

    Is there a lightweight barebones linux distro out there? Maybe an special version of Ubuntu without all the preinstalled programs or something?



    edit: choosed Lubuntu
     
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    Isn't 7.0.27 still the latest BOINC version in USC? I still use 12.04 LTS on most of my *nix machines so I don't know if that's why.
     
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    That sure is odd. I am really curious now and would love to see Your kernel logs of the time it failed.
    I don't trust Lubuntu for high-end machines much, as all that focus to make it lightweight and to run well on old machines might have a negative impact on high-end ones.
    I decided to go with Linux Mint for my crunchers. It sure works well. Yeah, it's one of the more bloated distros. But even the most bloated linux distros leave a smaller footprint than, for example, a barebones installation of Win7.
    But, for it to hang and then refuse to load again... that is just weird. Say, did You gave it separate partition, or did You use some Wubi shit and whatnot? As that would seem like some major filesystem issues. Which is Wubi is known for, due to being quite broken at the moment.

    Yes, on 12.04 to 13.04 (inclusive), 7.0.27 is still the latest version on the repo. But 7.0.65 is also available in the repo with backports enabled. The pre-release / alpha version of ubuntu (13.10) has 7.1.21 only.
     
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    nothing fancy, just the regular Ubuntu install (selected "erase disk and instal Ubuntu", didn't go into the partition manager) then software center > install boinc > leave boinc running.

    After a few days when I check up on my crunchers in the night after work I would find the linux cruncher locked up with only the wallpaper visible with no launch pad or "top status bar" (dunno how it's called) and the mouse frozen up.

    The first time it happened I thought it was because I installed it on a USB stick but the last two times have been installed on a hard disk. The latest was about two weeks ago when someone mentioned that running boinc under linux x64 gives about a 15% increase in ppd.

    So far Lubuntu is working. Let's see if it survives the weekend.
     
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    Okay so, I slapped my Bulldozer's cooler into that new cruncher (as the stock AMD Athlon 64 X2 cooler is just a slab of aluminum w/ a fan) and we brought it over to my university / where my dad works and hooked it up. It's now crunching full time. :toast:
    I already got some points from it during the testing phase + it is a good way to ramp up run time for CEP2. As with its short queue, it runs CEP2 all the time. Oh boy can't wait for its badge lvling up! :)
     
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    Yeppers. I run 13.04 on mine.
     
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    I sold one of my i3 systems this morning, but I'm in the process of replacing it with another one. And I need to get my C2Q Xeon going as well. Probably no 2700k though, but we'll see.
     
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    crap... TightVNC lost connection to the Lubuntu cruncher and can't log back in... I'm fearing the worst now... :cry:

    Why does linux hate me so much? :banghead:
     
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    FYI....

    The systems I ran last year with Linux were setup using the F@H Linux setup guide here:

    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1601608

    *Note- I didn't do the setup, the owner of the rigs did (used this guide), but both rigs ran nearly perfect for crunching (AMD 4P 48 core server and a i7-980X rig)

    Also.....

    Second place is going to be a bit of a battle today!!! :D-:toast:

    [​IMG]
     
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    had to shut WCG/F@H down for a bit, its just too hot in my apartment with the heat lately and ive been getting high 70s temp wise and that doesnt sit well with me
     
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    100% understandable

    Heat is always an issue this time of year :shadedshu ...moved folding on the 7970 to night-time only because of the temps here and the FX-8150 rig is not on all day either.
     
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    I've installed as per the instructions (http://musky.dyndns.info:8088/ubuntu/ubuntu1204install.htm) nothing fancy, just next, next, next, enter user name and pass, next, next, watch status bar fill up, boot, install boinc manager, leave it running... crash and never return :banghead:
     
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    Say, if You did not reformat that HDD yet, You could boot from a LiveCD, get the kernel and system logs out and then post them. That should shed some light on what's going on.
     
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    Just kill me now...

    This is new. The Lubuntu cruncher showed a blank screen. A hard reset brings up a GNU GRUB menu with the following options:

    -Ubuntu
    -Ubuntu advanced options
    -+Ubuntu , kernel 3.whatever-generic
    -+Ubuntu, kernel 3.whatever-generic (recovery mode)
    -Memory test (memtest86+)
    -Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 11whatever)

    Every option to launch the OS takes me to a blank screen. I waited about 10 min and nothing showed up.

    Memtest reports no problems (everything is running at stock settings so no surprises here).



    Gonna test with Mint now.
     
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    It would be great if You'd post over the kernel log. Not only I want to help, but I am also extra curious now.
     
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