Joined: 7 Apr 20
Hello. Let me start by saying I realize that I have not made things easy for myself. I'm running BOINC on an old 32-bit machine with only 1GB of ram (the max it can handle). If it makes any difference (I doubt it does) this machine is running Lubuntu 18.04. That said, I'm still hoping to use it for SOMETHING. Preferably something to do with COVID-19 research, though, barring that, I'm willing to let it do other work if it can. As the title suggests, I got the following error notice (or similar) today from the app:
Rosetta needs 1907.35MB RAM but only 839.87 MB is available for use
What I'm trying to understand is whether or not that's a permanent failure, or just dependent on what WU's are available at any given time when the app checks in. It did seem to run one WU right after I stood this machine up, but since then it hasn't successfully picked up a WU. I'm prepared to be patient if this is just a temporary/intermittent issue, but I don't want to just let this machine sit and do nothing but suck up power if it's never going to get a new WU again. I've dug through the forums a bit and tried doing web searches and reading documentation, but I haven't lucked upon a similar-enough issue to get a good idea of what to expect. If anyone has any ideas, I'd be glad to hear them.
Also, barring Rosetta, are there any other Distributed Computing projects/applications out there that will still use 32-bit horsepower? I know Folding@Home won't, but I'm still eager to use this thing somewhere. Any suggestions would be great.
Joined: 22 Aug 06
I believe it depends on the specific work units being available to run. So if WUs are issued for the mini application they might be able to run.
Having said that, I wouldn't want the machine to be idle either. The BOINC Manager can handle several BOINC projects at the same time. I understand WCG plans to add a COVID project soon. They have many bioscience and humanitarian projects.
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