Posts by richc

1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why when I enabled virtualisation in the BIOS did Rosetta quit sending tasks? (Message 105308)
Posted 1 Mar 2022 by richc
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This morning I was surprised to see 11 Rosetta tasks running. In the event log overnight there were 2 attempts to download Rosetta tasks that failed as usual. Then at 10:30 PM. Rosetta started downloading tasks. Since then in the log I see 1 other failure and several successes. I run BOINC on 8 clients so I went searching through their event logs and found 3 of them had the same errors but were also running Rosetta tasks. I wonder what the server is actually checking before spitting this error out "Message from server: VirtualBox jobs require hardware acceleration support. Your processor does not support the required instruction set." If you see this error do not fret your computer is fine. It will start downloading more Rosetta tasks shortly if not in awhile.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105299)
Posted 1 Mar 2022 by richc
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Hey Biini,
Did you ever get Rosetta tasks working on your Ryzen 7 5800X? If so do you have virtualization enabled (SVM) in your BIOS? My Ryzen 7 5800X will not run them with SVM enabled. Please see and respond to my post "Why when I enabled virtualisation in the BIOS did Rosetta quit sending tasks?"
Thanks in advance,
Rich
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why when I enabled virtualisation in the BIOS did Rosetta quit sending tasks? (Message 105298)
Posted 1 Mar 2022 by richc
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Please disregard the last post. It took an hour but the error resurfaced in the event log. I should have waited till tasks were actually sent. I have 3 other PC's running Rosetta@home with virtualization enabled in the BIOS. The only difference I can think of is they are all Intel CPU's and my new one is an AMD Ryzen 7 8500X.
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why when I enabled virtualisation in the BIOS did Rosetta quit sending tasks? (Message 105293)
Posted 28 Feb 2022 by richc
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That fixed it. I went to reinstall BOINC/Virtualbox with virtualization already being enabled in BIOS and it asked if I wanted to repair or uninstall it. I chose repair and once it completed I asked Rosetta@Home to update and no more error message in event log. I can now run Rosetta tasks with virtualization enabled.
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why when I enabled virtualisation in the BIOS did Rosetta quit sending tasks? (Message 105250)
Posted 26 Feb 2022 by richc
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I saw in an earlier post that virtualisation needed to be enabled in the BIOS to run the Rosetta tasks. On my AMD Ryzen 7 5800x I enabled SVM in BIOS (AMD's Virtualisation), rebooted and asked Rosetta to update and I got this "Message from server: VirtualBox jobs require hardware acceleration support. Your processor does not support the required instruction set." I disabled SVM and Rosetta started downloading tasks again. My CPU is fairly new (released Oct 2020). Has anyone else seen this? Maybe I need to reinstall BOINC/VirtualBox with virtualisation already set.
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105202)
Posted 24 Feb 2022 by richc
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The Rosetta project does not like my CPU. Event Log keeps showing "Message from server: VirtualBox jobs require hardware acceleration support. Your processor does not support the required instruction set." This is happening about once a day. This event halts all downloads and I have been rebooting the PC in order to receive new Rosetta tasks. Anyone else see this message? Are you running an AMD Ryzen Zen3 CPU by any chance?

PS. I was able to get Rosetta reset by exiting and restarting BOINC. Also I saw this in another post on the same issue "Virtualisation needs to be on in the BIOS, Virtual Box needs to be installed, and HyperV needs to be disabled in the Operating System. And you need to make sure on your Computer page in your account that it is set to accept Python Tasks.
I have virtualisation enabled in my BIOS, Virtual Box is installed and I have not installed HyperV. I am using an account manager so I am using prefs from Science United. I do not see the option to accept Python tasks on my Rosetta home page either.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105182)
Posted 23 Feb 2022 by richc
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Grant,

After a reboot the Rosetta tasks started up again. Things were looking good last night and this morning as tasks were running normally so I started using Science United again as the account manager. However a new issue now, some Rosetta jobs are failing with computation errors. I have 8 of these failed tasks waiting for upload. The event log doesn't show any errors but there are dozens of these;

2/23/2022 1:21:27 PM | Rosetta@home | Computation for task PcrV8MER_PcrV_3HYF1539_000122_extract_A_SAVE_ALL_OUT_2909833_860_0 finished
2/23/2022 1:21:07 PM | Rosetta@home | Output file PcrV8MER_PcrV_3HYF1289_000106_extract_A_SAVE_ALL_OUT_2909774_194_1_r702921404_0 for task PcrV8MER_PcrV_3HYF1289_000106_extract_A_SAVE_ALL_OUT_2909774_194_1 absent.

Any ideas? Also, I see some other users are seeing strange behavior with Rosetta tasks as well. What a coincidence that there are issues with another Ryzen 7 5800X.

Regards,
Rich
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105136)
Posted 22 Feb 2022 by richc
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I started up Rosetta tasks last evening and the jobs ran normally using up 100% CPU on all 16 threads. They stated that they would run for 5 hours. They ran for 5 hours and said they had 5 hours to go so I went to bed. This morning only 4 Rosetta tasks were running. The event log showed "Message from server. VirtualBox jobs require hardware acceleration support. Your processor does not support the required instruction set."" No Tasks Sent". This is a brand new AMD Ryzen 7 5800x running at 4.5 ghz. It better support hardware acceleration. It should have completed these jobs in at least 5 hours as it said they would when I started them.

The 4 remaining Rosetta tasks were running on 8 CPU's this morning. I have been running BOINC tasks for 20 years and I have never seen tasks act like this. They usually run on 1 CPU maxing it out at 100% unless they are running a job on all CPU's as I have seen. I'll try a CPU benchmark or maybe a reboot to see if I can get Rosetta to send me some more tasks. Here is a screen shot of this morning. It's not on the screen but CPU 6 and 7 have the same graph as 10 through 15 only using about 50% CPU on each.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4e1nru2fu2gzdi/Screenshot%202022-02-22%2008.59.18.png?dl=0
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105111)
Posted 21 Feb 2022 by richc
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Grant,

I am using Science United as the account manager. The projects were assigned by them so that may be why the accounts look different. I used my Rosetta account again to post this question on the message board. I have turned off using the project manager temporarily to control the Rosetta tasks. I believe the tasks ran from start to finish without any CPU activity going on. I will allow some tasks to download and run to verify this. The problem also seemed to affect the Milkyway@home tasks that were running along with them. There were 2 of these tasks running and they should have been using 2 CPU threads at 100%. The screenshot of the CPU utilization shows different. I will post my results.
Regards,
Rich
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105040)
Posted 20 Feb 2022 by richc
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Grant,
The Rosetta processes would have showed up in the resource monitor utilizing CPU. The only processes using the CPU were Milkyway@home. I ended up aborting all Rosetta tasks as they were running to completion using no CPU at all. I am not going crazy. The screen shots I provided earlier prove my point.
Regards,
Rich
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105026)
Posted 19 Feb 2022 by richc
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I just looked again and now there are no Rosetta processes but the Rosetta@home tasks are still running. What are they doing without a process to run them? I don't know what I am uploading as complete. How could it be valid? I am not accepting anymore tasks and I am debating whether to abort the ones that are still running. The milkyway tasks are running fine.

New Screen Shot; https://www.dropbox.com/s/9kl4g2ergdt9x2s/Screenshot%202022-02-19%2015.05.02.png?dl=0
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105025)
Posted 19 Feb 2022 by richc
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Yes I selected show all processes in the details tab in task manager. Sorry in the screen shot I posted the BOINC manager is covering up the message to show fewer details.
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : Rosetta tasks completing but using very little CPU (Message 105005)
Posted 19 Feb 2022 by richc
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I started running BOINC on my new AMD 16 thread PC and Rosetta@home tasks are running to completion but using very little CPU. Task Manager details show only 2 processes running while BOINC manager shows 12 and there are 16 slots available. Other project tasks run fine. Anyone else seen this issue?
Regards,
Rich

Link to screenshot; https://www.dropbox.com/s/ispci3u7ivn69sx/Screenshot%202022-02-19%2012.21.35.png?dl=0






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