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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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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