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1) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Version? (Message 129339)
Posted 13 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/VersionHistory
2) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : GFN-16 MEGA Prime Search starts March, 14, 2019 (Message 128403)
Posted 56 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
I have done 20 WUs so far, all but three are solo, no wingman, and the three timed out before I even joined.
3) Message boards : Problems and Help : Selecting which GPU to use (Message 128353)
Posted 58 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
Hi,

I don't know about gui solution but here is the CC_CONFIG of one of my BOINC clients, among other thing it tells BOINC to ignore GPU #1. In this case (my case) it will use GPU #0.

<cc_config>
<options>
<allow_multiple_clients>1</allow_multiple_clients>
<allow_remote_gui_rpc>1</allow_remote_gui_rpc>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
<ignore_nvidia_dev>1</ignore_nvidia_dev>
<report_results_immediately>1</report_results_immediately>
</options>
</cc_config>
4) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : The SoB Double Check has begun (Message 128225)
Posted 62 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
How come running SOB on 2 cores and starting in the past few days 3 cores on a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz with 16GB RAM, running Windows 10 Core x64 Edition and I am about 80% of the time 1st.
Are all the big guns away ?
5) Message boards : Generalized Fermat Prime Search : DO YOU FEEL LUCKY? (Message 126532)
Posted 104 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
Help

PrimeGrid: Notice from BOINC
Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'genefer_extreme'.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Can WU's be directed to different GPU's? (Message 118472)
Posted 349 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
There is a working solution that needs some preparations.
Run two (2) boinc clients on the machine and then use a CC_CONFIG like this:

<cc_config>
<options>
<allow_multiple_clients>1</allow_multiple_clients>
<allow_remote_gui_rpc>1</allow_remote_gui_rpc>
<use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
<ignore_nvidia_dev>0</ignore_nvidia_dev>
<report_results_immediately>1</report_results_immediately>
</options>
</cc_config>

This one ignore the first GPU, now let it run, identify the computer number on the PG server and assign project preferences for it. Do that for a 2nd client there you use: <ignore_nvidia_dev>1</ignore_nvidia_dev>
7) Message boards : General discussion : BOINC Pentathlon and Manual Credit (Message 117422)
Posted 396 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
What is manual credit?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Feature Proposal: PG app to create app_config.xml (Message 115096)
Posted 460 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
BOINC is a very convenient platform for us participants to use, you can set it up, attach a project and start crunching in mere minutes.

However, when you start using it more often than not you use it for more than one project or in the case of PG more than one sub-project, you find out the it is not very accommodating in allocating resources exactly as you want.


As a result, one must grow from being a BOINC novice to a novice+, read the BOINC literature, research the forums and try various configurations to achieve the desired goal. For myself (a novice+) the easiest way is to run a separate client for each project / sub-project.


Aside from the actual crunching, tinkering with the setup is a great part of the fun.

One more thing, there might be a security risk with an app like this.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : 2018 Announcement Policy Change (Message 111564)
Posted 552 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
Which sub-projects are good for a prime in the top 100 ?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Output file is missing (Message 110558)
Posted 601 days ago by Yair GivoniProject donor
When this happens killing and restarting BOINC doesn't help, even if I kill BOINC I still can't delete the bad slots in the data folder, windows just says it requires permission from an administrator which I am on my home PC.
The only way I found so far out of this is to reboot the computer.
Since most of the time the machine is unattended I will make it restart automatically periodically.


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