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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,822,730)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,009,577)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,022,733)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,882,279)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,221,148)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,293,415)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,014,138)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,737,347)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,195,123)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,068,678)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,110,788)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,114,260)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (66,201,856)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,404,447)
Message 129242 - Posted: 8 May 2019 | 13:03:36 UTC
Last modified: 21 May 2019 | 15:37:03 UTC

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" isn't a terrible rule of thumb, but not in this case.

We've just updated most of PrimeGrid's apps, but to take advantage of them you'll need to be running a version of BOINC that isn't too ancient.

On the apps that use wrappers (currently all of the LLR apps and 321-Sieve) the priority of the wrapper is increased above idle priority. This may help avoid some infrequent crashes attributed to the wrapper. You'll need at least BOINC 7.4.0+ (first released in 2014) to take advantage of this feature. The LLR apps are already updated, and 321-Sieve will be updated in the near future.

All of the binary files will now be sent gzipped, which will reduce data transfer by about 50%. You'll need at least BOINC 7.0.0+ (first released in 2012) to take advantage of this feature.

If you're running a really old version of BOINC, you now have a reason to upgrade!

EDIT: There's been some confusion about how version numbers work. 7.14.2, released in October 2018, is the most recent version of BOINC as of right now, and is what you should be running. "14" comes after "4". 7.14.x is new, 7.4.x is quite old, and 7.0.x is even older!
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Discovered 2 mega primesEliminated 1 conjecture "k"Discovered 1 AP26Found 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,574,478)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,080,460)ESP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (502,325)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,000,054)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (51,586,630)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (23,710)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (39,915,761)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,524,382)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,487,324)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (525,711)Woodall LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (15,028,246)321 Sieve Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,062,420)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,606,749)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,296,981)AP 26/27 Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (146,441,503)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (122,746,134)PSA Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (52,891,089)
Message 129253 - Posted: 8 May 2019 | 23:20:30 UTC - in response to Message 129242.
Last modified: 8 May 2019 | 23:22:15 UTC

7.14 or 7.4? Wait, I take it you're not talking Winx64...

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (276,308)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (20,166)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (91,544)PPS LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (532,788)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (63,894)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (62,926)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (491,466)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (164,540)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (199,700)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (714,331)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,497,617)PPS Sieve Double Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000,000 credits (1,439,290,265)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,112,403)TRP Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (855,723)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,024,354)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,135,172)
Message 129254 - Posted: 8 May 2019 | 23:24:25 UTC - in response to Message 129253.
Last modified: 8 May 2019 | 23:25:49 UTC

Latest Boinc for Windows is Boinc 7.14... Think someone dropped the "1" in the Boinc version when the news article went out.
Because this is no Boinc 7.4 for windows (yet)

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321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,406,341)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,049,559)ESP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,562,829)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,001,883)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,777,815)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,820,977)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,023,559)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,298,384)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,267,807)TPS LLR (retired) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (103,523)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,457,903)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,048,906)321 Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,834,235)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,119,699)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,278,995)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,364,452)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,080,177)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,221,054)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (9,141,031)GFN Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,010,562)PSA Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (21,174,359)
Message 129255 - Posted: 9 May 2019 | 0:01:46 UTC - in response to Message 129254.

The article is correct.

7.14 is a newer version of BOINC than 7.4
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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,822,730)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,005,249)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,009,577)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,022,733)PSP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,882,279)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (34,221,148)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,293,415)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,014,138)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,737,347)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,195,123)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,068,678)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,110,788)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,114,260)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (66,201,856)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,404,447)
Message 129263 - Posted: 9 May 2019 | 4:59:57 UTC

7.4 is correct.
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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (362,977)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (584,745)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (324,919)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (343,535)PPS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (42,979)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,128,615)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,543,940)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (115,159)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (212,208)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (825,360)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (54,062)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,334,489)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (13,101)AP 26/27 Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,251,951)GFN Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (110,408,876)
Message 129415 - Posted: 13 May 2019 | 10:28:20 UTC

My version is v7.14. I can't find any option to upgrade to version 7.4 on the website or in the app. Maybe the BOINC update suggesting we upgrade to version 7.4 is "broke", but I don't want to suggest fixing it unless I'm missing something.

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,665,303)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,995,424)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,064,082)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,153,966)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,097,603)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,013,650)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (42,470,293)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,987,079)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,069,865)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,150,717)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,102,768)321 Sieve Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,000,049)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,002,919)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,005,451)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,809,179)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,341,676)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,070,804)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,742,251)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (31,496,305)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (644,180,573)
Message 129418 - Posted: 13 May 2019 | 10:55:12 UTC - in response to Message 129415.

My version is v7.14. I can't find any option to upgrade to version 7.4 on the website or in the app. Maybe the BOINC update suggesting we upgrade to version 7.4 is "broke", but I don't want to suggest fixing it unless I'm missing something.

Yes, you're missing something. As it says two messages above yours, 7.14 is a much later version than 7.4. This is software versioning, not fractional numbers.

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Message 129445 - Posted: 14 May 2019 | 1:01:17 UTC - in response to Message 129415.

My version is v7.14. I can't find any option to upgrade to version 7.4 on the website or in the app. Maybe the BOINC update suggesting we upgrade to version 7.4 is "broke", but I don't want to suggest fixing it unless I'm missing something.

14 is a larger number than 4. Therefore 7.14 is newer than 7.4 - the latter is very old.
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Discovered 4 mega primesFound 16 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 15 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,205,286)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,663,353)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,438,830)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,690,368)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (35,516,462)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,260,671)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (17,010,038)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,914,257)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,190,607)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,091,782)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,833,516)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (737,961)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,345,448)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (227,586,323)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (164,235)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,142,550)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (54,580,500)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (228,848,786)PSA Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,142,791)
Message 129589 - Posted: 18 May 2019 | 3:56:41 UTC

How long will BOINC version 7.9.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS [4.15.0-51-generic|libc 2.27 (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.27-3ubuntu1)] be ok to use?

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Message 129590 - Posted: 18 May 2019 | 4:32:35 UTC - in response to Message 129589.

How long will BOINC version 7.9.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS [4.15.0-51-generic|libc 2.27 (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.27-3ubuntu1)] be ok to use?



I think answering that question requires predicting the future.
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Message 129600 - Posted: 18 May 2019 | 12:17:26 UTC

I'm still using 6.10.58 on a 32-bit Pentium 4 that I'm using to test the new LLR. It works fine here. This is the first time I've turned that computer on this year (and probably the only time), otherwise I'd probably update the BOINC client. There are things I don't like, like it not obeying the report immediately flag.

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Message 129641 - Posted: 20 May 2019 | 8:57:20 UTC

I have allowed BOINC to use 3 cpus and 1 NVIDIA GPU.

Normally 2 cpus run 2 PPS (LLR) tasks and the gpu runs another task often from another project. So I have 3 tasks running quite happily.

However, when the gpu is used by a Genefer 21 task, BOINC only allows 1 other cpu task to run (a PPS (LLR) task).

It seems that BOINC believes that the Genefer task requires 2 cpus although it is supposed to only use 0.0763 of a cpu. I can see that only 2 cpus worth of 6 cpus is actually being used.

What's going on.


Boinc 7.14.2
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Genefer 21 3.21
PPS (LLR) 8.02

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Message 129645 - Posted: 20 May 2019 | 10:22:16 UTC - in response to Message 129641.

I have allowed BOINC to use 3 cpus and 1 NVIDIA GPU.

Normally 2 cpus run 2 PPS (LLR) tasks and the gpu runs another task often from another project. So I have 3 tasks running quite happily.

However, when the gpu is used by a Genefer 21 task, BOINC only allows 1 other cpu task to run (a PPS (LLR) task).

It seems that BOINC believes that the Genefer task requires 2 cpus although it is supposed to only use 0.0763 of a cpu. I can see that only 2 cpus worth of 6 cpus is actually being used.

What's going on.


Boinc 7.14.2
W10 prof with latest updates.
Genefer 21 3.21
PPS (LLR) 8.02


That's a weird one. I suspect it has something to do with your BOINC settings, but that's not something we can see on this end.

If you want help diagnosing this problem, please start a new thread in the Number Crunching forum. This thread is about extremely old versions of BOINC not being able to support useful features.
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Discovered 4 mega primesFound 16 primes in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de Primes Mountain StageFound 15 primes in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2019 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,205,286)Cullen LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,663,353)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,438,830)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,690,368)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (35,516,462)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,260,671)SoB LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (17,010,038)SR5 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,914,257)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,190,607)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,091,782)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,833,516)321 Sieve Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (737,961)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (13,345,448)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (227,586,323)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (164,235)TRP Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,142,550)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (54,580,500)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (228,848,786)PSA Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,142,791)
Message 129796 - Posted: 25 May 2019 | 4:45:24 UTC - in response to Message 129590.
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How long will BOINC version 7.9.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS [4.15.0-51-generic|libc 2.27 (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.27-3ubuntu1)] be ok to use?



I think answering that question requires predicting the future.


OK, is it supported Today?
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Never Mind I found this in your first Post 7.4.0+

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Message 129797 - Posted: 25 May 2019 | 7:52:57 UTC - in response to Message 129796.

How long will BOINC version 7.9.3 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS [4.15.0-51-generic|libc 2.27 (Ubuntu GLIBC 2.27-3ubuntu1)] be ok to use?



I think answering that question requires predicting the future.


OK, is it supported Today?
Thank you
Never Mind I found this in your first Post 7.4.0+


"Supported" is actually the wrong word. In theory, any version of BOINC, no matter how old, should work. The question isn't what would work or not at PrimeGrid. The question is what features do you want to be able to use.

Want to be able to use app_config? That was introduced starting with version <something> of BOINC.

Want to be able make use of the better time estimates we enable by setting the exact timing flag? You need a version of BOINC starting with <something else>.

And so on and so on.

If you want to take advantage of the higher priority wrappers and the zipped downloads you'll need at least 7.4.0, but it's not mandatory. You can use much older versions of BOINC and still run PrimeGrid tasks.

Me, personally, I want to use a very recent version of BOINC because BOINCTasks now enables you to remotely set app_config.xml and cc_config.xml files, but that ability was only added recently to BOINC. I find that to be a VERY useful feature.

It's all about your needs, not PrimeGrid's needs.
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