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by chill
Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Low points
Replies: 50
Views: 90838

Re: Low points

Still, the points difference between Windows and Linux is way too huge, just for the same runtime. I'd be interested in seeing the difference in the benchmark on windows and linux for the same computer. I remember reading the the BOINC client benchmark isn't as optimized on linux as it is on windows.
by chill
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Low points
Replies: 50
Views: 90838

Re: Low points

I would just like to comment that BOINC's credit system is very complicated and doesn't always seem fair to me. I would think that credit should look something like the product of the CPU time spent on the work unit and the floating point operations per second that the cpu is benchmarked at. We don'...
by chill
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Seti is 10 times faster with OpenCL / Cuda, why not eOn ?
Replies: 2
Views: 10633

Re: Seti is 10 times faster with OpenCL / Cuda, why not eOn

The answer is that GPUs would not currently run our code faster, for the types of problems we want to solve, than CPUs. The computationally expensive part of our code is evaluating the energy and forces on a given atomic configuration. We typically have only a couple hundred atoms in each configurat...
by chill
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: eOn
Topic: Downloading issues
Replies: 19
Views: 32302

Re: Downloading issues

Just a FYI. The 2.4 client is the same as the 2.3. I had problems that occurred with the partition filling up and had to "update" the client version to fix it.
by chill
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: eOn
Topic: Downloading issues
Replies: 19
Views: 32302

Re: Downloading issues

Glad to hear you're working on it, chill . You could do better in the keeping the volunteers informed. A quick post in the "News" sticky thread would do wonders. Please note that nothing has been posted there since January. As to the hardware, surely UT can afford some hardware upgrades. ...
by chill
Tue May 31, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Downloading issues
Replies: 19
Views: 32302

Re: Downloading issues

I have been working at this problem for most of the day. Ever since the disk filled up things have been screwy with the server.
by chill
Fri May 27, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Server is out of disk space
Replies: 3
Views: 11921

Re: Server is out of disk space

For some reason the uploads directory on the server doesn't seemed to get cleaned out by the proper boinc daemon like it is supposed to. It will probably take about an hour to delete the unneeded files. Everything should be running fine soon.
by chill
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Downloading issues
Replies: 19
Views: 32302

Re: Downloading issues

It's getting ridiculous with the beta eon client 2.30 WU 993100701_2_342200_0! The program downloads the workunits but the final process (eonclient-beta_2.30_windows_intelx86) never completes the download and just sits there waiting to finish. I've aborted hundreds of these this morning. It also se...
by chill
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: BETA eOn Client 2.30 NOT WORKING
Replies: 3
Views: 9994

Re: BETA eOn Client 2.30 NOT WORKING

I have fixed the issue with the account preferences. It was a bug in the version of the BOINC server side software we are using.
by chill
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: BETA eOn Client 2.30 NOT WORKING
Replies: 3
Views: 9994

Re: BETA eOn Client 2.30 NOT WORKING

There was a permission issue with the Windows binary. I fixed that a little while ago, which enabled people to run the windows client. We are aware of the crashing client and are working on a fix. As for the account preferences problem, I have no idea why it will not let you opt out. For now I have ...
by chill
Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: eOn
Topic: 32-bit application sent to 64-bit host
Replies: 1
Views: 7902

Re: 32-bit application sent to 64-bit host

That is a new "feature". BOINC server is supposed to send both to a 64 bit host, and then decide which it crunches faster. And from then on, it sends only that app. So it looks like it decided that your machine crunches faster with a 32 bit app. How ridiculous is that?! It really isn't al...
by chill
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: VTSTTools
Topic: nebmovie.pl
Replies: 4
Views: 9073

Re: nebmovie.pl

Is it possible that you do not have execute permissions for the perl scripts? Additionally if you ran the command "/usr/bin/env perl -v" does perl print out it version information?
by chill
Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Max number of wu-s per host ?
Replies: 6
Views: 14432

Re: Max number of wu-s per host ?

We had set the max wu in progress to 16 because the largest computers we have seen had only 8 cores. Now that you have 24 cores I have increased this number to 48. The work units that we make depend on the current state of our simulations and so we cannot generate many days of work at once. We only ...
by chill
Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: eOn
Topic: Error on file upload: can't open file
Replies: 2
Views: 9153

Re: Error on file upload: can't open file

One of our scratch disks was temporarily unmounted earlier today. The issue has been fixed. Thanks for reporting your errors!
by chill
Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: eOn
Topic: Random fpops_est
Replies: 3
Views: 9975

Re: Random fpops_est

The rsc_fpops_est will vary per wu as some wus belong to different simulations and each simulation has a simple algorithm for guessing the average fpops per wu.

I have increased the delay bound to 30 hours. I hope this helps with the panic mode.