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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Automatic subproject recommendation for each host (Message 143263)
Posted 39 days ago by Tern
As a Systems Analyst for many years, I always hate to hear (or say) "We can't do that." But in this case, while there are lots of fields in the database that LOOK like they'd be useful, BOINC doesn't collect the data in a consistent, accurate manner. If we did have the time and money to do this analysis, the results would (99.5% likely) be useless. Garbage in - garbage out.

That said, the goal COULD be reached (with enough time and money) - I'd simply write a standalone program that the user could download and run on THEIR SPECIFIC machine, that would run just enough PG-like tasks within it to get the good numbers you'd want, and then spew out recommendations. I can find the programmers with the time, if someone wants to come up with the money! :-)

Honestly, while I'd love to see this myself, I don't think it's worth the investment it would take.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : LLR2 installed on all big LLR projects (Message 143262)
Posted 39 days ago by Tern
There are several Mac LLR2 321 tasks out running now - assuming they verify and nobody hits any problems, the Mac code should be good to roll out to the other subprojects. The actual LLR2 code was thoroughly tested on Mac, it was the wrapper that was a problem and JUST got finished yesterday. So it had, um... minimal testing... The nature of the wrapper though is that if it runs at all, it's probably good to go.
3) Message boards : AP26 - AP27 Search : AP27 Update Testing (Message 141744)
Posted 98 days ago by Tern
B12 and B13 (Mac AVX) were partially tested when the Mac version was compiled: I've completed the remaining tests for those two cells.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Year of the Rat Challenge (Message 138846)
Posted 224 days ago by Tern
I am trying to run this challenge, on my Preferences sheet, it states the CPU effort is disabled? Repeatedly pushing for WU's gets me zero, what is wrong in this scenario?


"Use CPU" probably turned off at the top of your preferences.
5) Message boards : Antarctic Crunchers message board (Message 137704)
Posted 255 days ago by Tern
My goal, which I probably won't hit in 2020 but maybe 2021, is three badges of each color, Emerald down through Ruby. Have two of each color (all) now so quite a ways to go for those top ones!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Tour de Primes 2020 (Message 137543)
Posted 257 days ago by Tern
Nice display of personal stats.
Would it make sense for this table to be public info on account pages?

And a request for a global page showing a table of percentiles-vs-first percentage for each subproject, to provide context for the personal table.


Maybe I'm confused here... but wouldn't the overall average ALWAYS be 50%? Someone gets it in first, someone second. Obviously when you break it down by account, the person with the fastest hardware gets more firsts, but it's still going to total 50%.
7) Message boards : General discussion : A fun read... and it's FREE for a few days (Message 130113)
Posted 507 days ago by Tern
Book one is now back to it's regularly scheduled price of $2.99 on Kindle - but remains free through Kindle Unlimited. Paperback and Large Print paperbacks are available as well. I'd like to thank Mike for the kind words and for posting this here!
8) Message boards : Problems and Help : 321 Sieve app doesn't suspen anymore (Mac version) (Message 129709)
Posted 519 days ago by Tern
Just tested it on Mac as well, suspending did cause it to stop running. :shrug:
9) Message boards : Problems and Help : 321 Sieve app doesn't suspen anymore (Mac version) (Message 129697)
Posted 519 days ago by Tern
I had 321 Sieve running on both a Windows and a Linux machine and just suspended them while watching a system monitor, and they all dropped to 0% within a few seconds... Version of BOINC? OS? Any recent app_info file use?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Badges III (Message 129632)
Posted 522 days ago by Tern


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