Posts by Thomas F. Bates IV

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Minirosetta Version 1.67 (Message 61576)
Posted 4 Jun 2009 by Thomas F. Bates IV
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Several times now on this machine, I've had to kill a mini-rosetta1.67 task because it refused to stop running on demand. BOINC manager thinks all work is suspended due to user activity, yet mini-rosetta 1.67 is using 100% CPU. I hate losing the time wasted, but I can't have Rosetta holding up my normal work.

Is this a known issue? Is there something I need to do to correct this?

Thanks
Tom
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Rosetta version 5.43 (Message 35357)
Posted 23 Jan 2007 by Thomas F. Bates IV
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I hated to do it, but I had to kill the rosetta process. The last 5.43 WU I had was stuck at 100% CPU usage even though it was marked as 100% complete. Oh well...just uploaded a "computation error"...
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems with Rosetta version 5.41 (Message 32332)
Posted 9 Dec 2006 by Thomas F. Bates IV
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FYI -
Two recent WUs caused 5.41 to consume 100% CPU and it refused to suspend on user activity; I had to kill the process. Win2kPro, BOINC 5.4.9
4) Message boards : Number crunching : 5.12 Windows Media Player and ffdshow (Message 15874)
Posted 11 May 2006 by Thomas F. Bates IV
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I was a longtime SETI@home fan a few years ago. I enjoyed watching my stats approach 99.5%. Then one summer I needed to shut computers off here at home while I was at work, to cut down on air conditioning costs. But I was recently intrigued when someone mentioned BOINC and the possibility of doing something in addition to looking for signs of alien life. :-) So I'm back. With some faster computers. :-)

After playing with this problem further, it appears that Rosetta and Predictor both exhibit this problem, whereas boincsimap, SETI and Einstein do not. I've been running the last two for about two weeks and hadn't noticed any problems. I just signed up for Rosetta, Predictor, and boincsimap tonight and started seeing the problem.

I used the suspend feature to force boinc to switch between projects. If either Rosetta or Predictor are running, I see the problem. boincmgr itself is not affected, so I can get in and suspend the project and see the results right away. Even taskmgr is hard to switch to!

The problem does not seem to occur on my little backup server - an eMachines 2.6GHz Celeron with 256MB RAM and on-board graphics running Win XP. I tried the graphics too.

HTH
Tom
5) Message boards : Number crunching : 5.12 Windows Media Player and ffdshow (Message 15868)
Posted 11 May 2006 by Thomas F. Bates IV
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Just downloaded and installed rosetta 5.12 tonight. Experienced a problem with unresponsive apps after letting PC sit idle for a while, but killing BOINC fixed it.

P4 2.7GHz 1GB RAM, Win2K Pro SP4, ATI Radeon 9600. Not using BOINC screensaver, just a blank screen w/ PW. However I did take a peek at the cool graphics for a bit.






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