New Project? BOINC@TACC

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New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by chriscambridge » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:24 pm

https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/index.php

Just came across this project, I did a search on UK teams and none came up so I am guessing this is a new project?
The BOINC@TACC project integrates supercomputing with VC. It provides the capability of routing *qualified* High-Throughput Computing (HTC) jobs from the supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to the volunteered devices running either the clients or another component that is a part of the BOINC@TACC software infrastructure. This integration of VC with supercomputing can potentially help those researchers/scholars who are running low on compute-time allocations on the TACC supercomputers, or are interested in reducing the turnaround time of their jobs when the supercomputers are over-subscribed

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Mikee » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:34 pm

Hi

Vaguely seem to remember something about this a few months ago. Can't create a team til you've done a task but can't get tasks!? Not home at the MO so can't check.

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by chriscambridge » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:00 pm

Oh that would make sense why there is no UBT yet then..

I think it needs to have VirtalBox installed.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Mikee » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:37 pm

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:38 pm

Hi all

Since Foghorns original posting (as linked to by Mikee above), I've had an account, but to date I've never received ANY tasks, even though I've left this project set to "allow new tasks".

I can only assume that tasks are in-frequent and down to "luck of the draw" in terms of acquiring one (or more).

The latest server status is here:

https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/server_status.php

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by chriscambridge » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:07 am

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by Woodles » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:22 am

I joined in April last year and I've never had any work.

There is a post from February 7th https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/forum_thr ... id=187#187 promising a large "batch of new work shortly".

There's two tasks now (11th February) in progress. I'm hoping they're not the "large amount" and there's still some work to come :(

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:05 am

Hi all

There are at least two teams that have received tasks recently (apparently):

https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/top_teams.php

and one member (of one of the above teams) has actually returned 2 validated tasks:

https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/results.php?hostid=149

So, there is some hope.... ;-)

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by Woodles » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:58 am

(Limited) work is now available :D

https://boinc.tacc.utexas.edu/forum_thr ... ?id=44#216

Covid / SARS related, four core VMs (less than 50% usage typically), don't use VirtualBox 6.

I've grabbed 1 task, UBT should soon have a team presence :)

[edit]OK, we have a team should anyone feel like joining me.
88 seconds execution time (48 seconds setting up before starting work!) for 2.49 credits, ~2.5k credits a day per 4 cores (I'm running four tasks simultaneously on an eight core host along with two PrimeGrid GPU tasks and CPU usage rarely goes above 50% in total)

... and they're so limited in hosts that you usually get to check your own work :D

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:23 pm

Hi Mark

This is one of the projects that I've had on "0" resource share and "allow new work" whenever we weren't involved in a Sprint or other Challenge (and having high hopes of getting one !!).

But never had any tasks and as Mikee mentioned, until a task has been returned and validated, there was no way to set up a Team.

If you've been able to set one up, then I'll join in and hopefully I'll get a task or two out of the next batch. (None available at rpesent).

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by Woodles » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:37 pm

Hi Tim,

Same here as I was trying to get a UBT set up (want to take ownership? I don't really know how to set up the front page or links.) That host never got any work but I noticed a post on another forum saying they had work so I actively set another host on it and disabled the other projects.

Managed to finish 565 tasks and still have 639 to be crunched. At this rate, I might break 3,000 points in total! :D

They're not exporting stats at the moment so no-one will notice anyway although out of the two UK teams on there, we're top :lol:

TSBT are down as 'international' (probably due to their foreign mercenaries) but regardless, we have more credits than them as well :twisted:

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Timbo » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:26 pm

Woodles wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:37 pm
Hi Tim,

Same here as I was trying to get a UBT set up (want to take ownership? I don't really know how to set up the front page or links.)
HI Mark

I can take over as admin if you want or I can just PM you the "data" to fill in, on the Team page - it's very simple as it's just a link to the UBT website to display a "live" (and slightly out of date) image on the project website - plus a bit of text about making donations - though as SETI is hibernating now (or about to) so, it might not be such a good idea to be suggesting to anyone to make a donation to them now.
Woodles wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:37 pm
That host never got any work but I noticed a post on another forum saying they had work so I actively set another host on it and disabled the other projects.

Managed to finish 565 tasks and still have 639 to be crunched. At this rate, I might break 3,000 points in total! :D

They're not exporting stats at the moment so no-one will notice anyway although out of the two UK teams on there, we're top :lol:

TSBT are down as 'international' (probably due to their foreign mercenaries) but regardless, we have more credits than them as well :twisted:

Mark
I would guess I never got any TACC tasks as SETI and Rosetta have been a higher priority of late - plus I usually have at least a 2-3 day buffer so that gets filled up and no room for anything else !

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Mikee » Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:06 pm

HI

#mildlyinfuriating or reddit r/mildlyinfuriating

In the BOINC Manager all the 'Team' names are "UK BOINC Team"... except one - "Uk Boinc Team" :tap: :tap:

I'll just leave it there :whistle:

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:30 am

UBT - Mikee wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:06 pm

In the BOINC Manager all the 'Team' names are "UK BOINC Team"... except one - "Uk Boinc Team" :tap: :tap:
Hi Mikee

I'm sure it can be fixed soon enough... ;-)

But I do see your point - the little bit of OCD in me spotted it but I can live with it, knowing it can be sorted pretty easily.

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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by Woodles » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:44 am

UBT - Mikee wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:06 pm
HI

#mildlyinfuriating or reddit r/mildlyinfuriating

In the BOINC Manager all the 'Team' names are "UK BOINC Team"... except one - "Uk Boinc Team" :tap: :tap:

I'll just leave it there :whistle:

Mike
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Re: New Project? BOINC@TACC

Post by UBT - Mikee » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:07 pm

Hi

Ahhh - that's better - seems it must have been a glitch in the Matrix then :-)

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