Posts by Cruncher Pete

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Founder Issues (Message 71633)
Posted 23 Nov 2011 by Profile Cruncher Pete
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DK is your man. He may have been out or something. Can only suggest you make certain your subject line helps him see that your request is not going to others, and probably won\'t take him long to address.


Thank you Mod Sense for replying. Is there anybody else we can talk to . I have sent three email and 1 PM to dekim and received no reply. The contents contained the same information that I sent to 49 other projects and they have all answered. Since your Team Founder transfer Option is disabled we are unable to update our website URL and our Team description and can not communicate with our 1372 ABC members. Any suggestions? Can you at least alert dekim give him a nudge or something?


2) Message boards : Number crunching : Founder Issues (Message 71607)
Posted 15 Nov 2011 by Profile Cruncher Pete
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Option to transfer founder is disabled by project. emails sent to dekim on 3 and 8 Nov to address as given in the option is not answering. Whom can I talk to via PM or email about the issues we are having?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : New RAM demanding WUs (Message 65654)
Posted 27 Mar 2010 by Profile Cruncher Pete
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I am a bit confused here. I sense that there is something wrong in relation to memory requirement when my 8 core Intel i790 with 6 gig of memory is not sufficient. I am seeing just one core being utilized with a message that the rest is awaiting memory. No problems using any other projects with all 8 cores being used. Unless something I can do at my end I will have to give Rosetta a miss and crunch other projects. All my settings appear to be OK since I have no problems with other projects.


Cruncher Pete, when you say your settings appear ok... does that mean that BOINC is allowed to use a significant portion of your machine\'s memory? Both when active and when idle?

Are you perhaps looking at the settings on the website? BOINC will actually use the local preferences for the machine if any are changed from the website.

Even with your current settings, you can run Rosetta (which has high memory requirements when compared to other projects) along with other projects that use less memory and a mixture of tasks from the various projects should result.

Do you keep tasks in memory when suspended? If so, you could have a look at host much memory the tasks were trying to use at the time they were suspended, and that would then give more information to try and access if the amount of memory used is normal or not.


Thanks for the reply. Using Win Xp32. Machine is set to 100% when idle and 90% when in use. Using 85% of swap space. Tasks kept in memory. Plenty of HD space.

As the problem appeared on more than one machine (using 4 i970\'s) and is now running OK, I presume the intermittent nature suggests that it might have been a stray WU. If it happens again, I will check just how much memory it is using.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : New RAM demanding WUs (Message 65644)
Posted 27 Mar 2010 by Profile Cruncher Pete
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Your question seems to be \"if tasks were created that assumed more memory were available, would they perform better, or produce better results?\".

In a word, no, I don\'t think so. The primary factors on how much memory is required is the size of the protein being studied, and the methods of study being used. When large proteins, or methods known to require more memory are used, they tasks are flagged in a way that they are only sent to machines with more then the minimum memory requirements.

So, there already are two types of tasks. And the server automatically sends tasks appropriate for your machine.

I am a bit confused here. I sense that there is something wrong in relation to
memory requirement when my 8 core Intel i790 with 6 gig of memory is not sufficient. I am seeing just one core being utilized with a message that the rest is awaiting memory. No problems using any other projects with all 8 cores being used. Unless something I can do at my end I will have to give Rosetta a miss and crunch other projects. All my settings appear to be OK since I have no problems with other projects.
Your suggestion that the tasks have a longer default runtime is a good one. But makes everything harder to explain to people. And if people don\'t understand things, then you get lots of false problem reports. So, instead, the tasks follow the same rules in following the user\'s runtime preference.
5) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Team Thread (Ads only, not for discussions) (Message 65603)
Posted 21 Mar 2010 by Profile Cruncher Pete
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Hi fellow crunchers. I just like to introduce you to our new look Aussie Alliance Team. We are no different, better or worse than any other team. As an International team we welcome one and all. Check us out and give us a hand..
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to edit my profile. (Message 64659)
Posted 30 Dec 2009 by Profile Cruncher Pete
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Pete, I have another ID (non-moderator) with a decaying RAC (under .1) and was able to change a number of settings in the profile and didn\'t have any problems.

What specifically were you trying to change? And at what point did you see the error? Before or after entering what you wanted the change to be?


I need to edit my profile for it contains information that I do not want people to see. I just completed this task in all other projects from A-R with no problems.

1. I log in to my account.
2. I clicked Profile View.
3. I clicked Edit your Profile. At this stage the Profile view disappears and a message notifies me that: \"To prevent spam an average of 10 credits or greater is required to edit a profile.

Note that the word RAC is not mentioned. If I can not edit my own profile I will just detach and forget about Rosetta. No other projects require this when I have accrued credits of thousands. Come to think of it even that will not fix the problem as I still be registered as a member and others will be able to view my profile.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to edit my profile. (Message 64653)
Posted 30 Dec 2009 by Profile Cruncher Pete
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I was logged in and attempted to edit my profile to be told that I need 10 credits to do so. I have been a member since 3 Sep 2007 with 207,910 credits. What am I doing wrong or need to do to edit my profile?






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