Posts by Ocean Archer

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Dodgy wu's? (Message 35352)
Posted 22 Jan 2007 by Ocean Archer
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Oh well - with everyone getting their fair (?) share, who am I to complain ???
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Who is the official tech here (Message 9451)
Posted 20 Jan 2006 by Ocean Archer
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I'm going to stay the course, regardless of the roadblocks that appear. With Paul and his crew working the WIKI, Berkeley brains on the BOINC issues and Dave Kim and his crew working the project, I am confident that it will continue to evolve and grow. Oh and by the way, in this era of multi-gigabyte storage, a 20+ meg folder for Rosetta is no problem ...
3) Message boards : Number crunching : 5.2.2 can be used for LHC now... (Message 1753)
Posted 25 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Yep --

LHC@Home now works with 5.2.2 ...
4) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Wiki - Outage Notice - Monday 2005-10-09 (Message 1156)
Posted 9 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Good luck on the change, Buck -- and thanks again for all your efforts
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational Error (Message 1082)
Posted 7 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Paul and David --

I'm not the expert in this area, but I'm willing to break into any of my machines and configure them for testing purposes. How can I be of service??
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational Error (Message 1077)
Posted 7 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Paul --

I cannot speak for others, but in my small, old, slow machines running WindowsME or Windows 2000, I do not have the same problem with LHC, SETI, Einstein, Predictor or PrimeGrid. Since my machines are old and slow, one would think they would be first to show problems; such is not the case.

A couple of my machines have been upgraded to BOINC 5.x.y, so I cannot retest all machines with all combinations unless I trash the upgrade and go back to version 4.45.

Excluding Climate Prediction (I don't run it), the bottom line is - Rosetta remains the only project that I cannot run in conjunction with other BOINC projects.

As far as stopping and restarting Rosetta, I have found on my machines that even when power to the computer is interrupted and the system later restarted, the project WU does not fail, and the system simply picks up and continues to process ...

(edited)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational Error (Message 1059)
Posted 7 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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This re-enforces my comment that Rosetta does not like to share - regardless of the reason. LevelStake --- do you have the option to leave the program in memory selected?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : 0xc000000005 (Message 1058)
Posted 7 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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I have decided that for some as yet unfathomable reason, Rosetta does not play well with other projects - that is to say, it doesn't like to be stopped and restarted by BOINCmanager. If I run Rosetta exclusively 24/7, I have no problem in churning out completed work, even on machines that are on the low edge of capability. I can even totally shutdown and reboot the machines (powerwize) and the project will pick back up and run faultlessly.

The problems appear when one attempts to run this program in a shared environment, and BOINCmanager tries to sequence from Rosetta to another project. Some people have reported that this problem can be minimized by opting for the setting which would leave the program resident in memory when not running, but if the other projects don't need that setting, why should Rosetta?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : 0xc000000005 (Message 1048)
Posted 7 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Just got this error a minute or so ago -- wonder if it's related

***UNHANDLED EXCEPTION****
Reason: Access Violation (0xc0000005) at address 0x77FCC022 write attempt to address 0x00000000

10) Message boards : Number crunching : unhandled exception (Message 979)
Posted 5 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Worm --

Something about Rosetta doesn't like to be switched on and off during its processing. I suggest you either (1) limit your machine to Rosetta exclusively or, (2) select the option to leave the program in memory when switching from one project to another. That should minimize your problem ...
11) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Congrats to Travis Tuck and PCZ (Message 943)
Posted 4 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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We've got winners in our midst -- congrats to TravisTuck and PCZ ...
12) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Teammember recruiting thread (No. 1) (Message 942)
Posted 4 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Humpff --

Bet he doesn't even know/understand where that comment started ...
13) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Rosetta is easy to use (Message 941)
Posted 4 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Viking --

Check over your settings, and make sure you don't have ROSETTA locked out. Open BOINC Manager, go to the Projects Tab and look at the resource share and status listings for the project. If you have any notation in the status block for Rosetta, please write another e-mail and pass that information along ...



14) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased to 512MB as recommended memory requirement (Message 940)
Posted 4 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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I've got a small display on my wall next to my workstation -- on it I've mounted a fan of UNIVAC punch cards, a small reel of 1 inch tape (from IBM 360 days), an 8-1/2 inch floppy disk, a 3-1/2 inch diskette and a 3 inch CD disk. Wonder what will be next ...

(edited for content)
15) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : And how about SIMAP? (Message 924)
Posted 3 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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SIMAP BOINC project will launch soon.
The SIMAP BOINC project is in its last testing stage at the moment. Everything seems to run fine, so they currently plan to go public in october/november. The server software is beeing upgraded and prepared at the moment, so please stay tuned and visit SIMAO BOINC again in october/november.
16) Message boards : Rosetta@home Science : New 5.* manager für rosetta ?? (Message 916)
Posted 3 Oct 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Paul --

The other project not 5.x.y compliant is LHC@Home
17) Message boards : Number crunching : always calculation error (Message 726)
Posted 29 Sep 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Paul --

This "hard stop error" you refer to also occurs during the stoppage of Rosetta so the benchmark test program can run. I know that Climate Predictor had this problem in the past - did they ever get it fixed for their process? If so, maybe a similar method might work for Rosetta ....
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Error when running CPU benchmark ?? (Message 497)
Posted 25 Sep 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Mamouth --

By any chance, did you get some type of Microsoft Windows message just prior to the error message you list in your thread? It might have had the format "(Program) has crashed do you want to report it to Microsoft?"

The reason I ask, is because the form and format of your error is exceptionally similar to one seen from another BOINC process (ClimatePrediction) detailed in the BOINC-Wiki, indicating that the BOINC Daemon was not properly exited.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Error report (Message 453)
Posted 25 Sep 2005 by Ocean Archer
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If you plan on leaving the program in memory, should you add additional RAM?
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Optimized Windows Application (Message 451)
Posted 25 Sep 2005 by Ocean Archer
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Just an observation, but it seems that the newer and higher end machines have less problems switching Rosetta in and out. The older machines or ones that are close (or fall below the RAM limit of 512meg) appear to have problems. Since I fall into the latter group with my cast-off Dell GX110s, guess I'm stuck to crunchin' Rosetta 24/7 if I want to make any headway ...


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