Posts by BobCat13

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 86739)
Posted 25 Jun 2017 by BobCat13
I'm trying to figure out what is causing this. Does anyone have any suggestions? I contacted David Anderson for some help too. Thanks.

Firewall? I had to change the allowed IP in my firewall from to before the boinc client would connect to the server. Browser was connecting fine, but not the core client.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : minirosetta v1.19 bug thread (Message 52989)
Posted 11 May 2008 by BobCat13
Rom Walton wrote:
In this particular case there isn't anything that any of us can do, I've passed the info on to the MiniRosetta devs. Basically MiniRosetta is a 32-bit process, and generally 32-bit processes are limited to 2GB of user-mode memory. MiniRosetta hit that limit and so when it asked for more the OS said NO, leading to the crash.

I just errored out with this same problem:

Watching Process Explorer, the MiniRosetta application was constantly grabbing more memory. Both physical and virtual were increasing throughout the task's run. My preference was set to 24 hours, but it only made it to ~15.5 hours before reaching the 2GB limit. I then changed preferences to 2 hours and a task finished properly. It appears I will have to set preferences at 12 hours on this machine to avoid the 2GB limit.

For people running a Core2 at 3GHz or higher, you may want to try setting preferences at 8 hours or less to see if that helps.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC unsure how many CPUs to use (Message 37097)
Posted 22 Feb 2007 by BobCat13
The 'Waiting for memory' message is there if I look at the state from the new shiny BOINCmgr, but BOINCview simply says 'Paused'. So chalk one advantage up to the new BM over BV.

Which version of BV are you using? The 1.4.1 and 1.4.2 beta versions have the "Waiting for memory" message listed, but I have never had BOINC pause for that reason so I can't be sure it is displayed.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC unsure how many CPUs to use (Message 37096)
Posted 22 Feb 2007 by BobCat13
An additional point that makes trouble shooting harer is that 5.8.11 seems not to log when a taks is suspended, only when it is started, restarted, or resumed. This makes it hard to tell from the log exactly when the secind cpu is being stopped.

You need to set a flag in cc_config.xml to see those messages on 5.8.x

If you already have a cc_config.xml file, check for the following:


If you don't have a cc_config.xml file, create a blank text file, then add the following:


and save it as cc_config.xml

You can find the flags and options available for cc_config.xml here.

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