1) Message boards : News : No tasks (Message 4926)
Posted 2 Nov 2021 by Profile Chooka
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The drop in credits by everyone is simply because the project halved the credits earned a couple of months ago.


I did not know this.
What I DO know is that Windows absolutely SUCKS at running Universe@Home!! Man its bad! I mean really bad. I have 136 threads producing around 500k/day. That's what my 3950X would be close to producing if I ran Linux (which I won't be)
That's a real shame.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4583)
Posted 6 Dec 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Thanks for the tips.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4581)
Posted 5 Dec 2020 by Profile Chooka
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I'm a bit concerned that might be too much for me rsNeutrino. I've struggled just to navigate Linux lol.
Virtualisation is enabled on my machine and I can see how to turn on Hyper V but I don't fully understand what will happen. Also, if VM won't work inside Hyper-V, how do I run Linux which is installed on the VM?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4574)
Posted 3 Dec 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Hi Ian&Steve,

Yes Keith warned me of that.
Gee that's some great equipment you guys have there. I regularly check the stats and some of you guys (especially TSBT) as slaughtering a few projects at the moment!
My pockets aren't deep enough to keep up with all that hardware lol.

It will be a big task for me to change BIOS settings and install a VM/Ubuntu across all 6 of my crunching pc's. There's some real merit it fewer machines with a ton of cores. Especially regarding Windows updates too. Urgh....good old Windows.

Have a good weekend.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4572)
Posted 3 Dec 2020 by Profile Chooka
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I ran a few task using the VM and Ubuntu. Times aren't as low as yours Keith but they went from 8000 - 9000 sec with Win 10 down to a more consistent 5300 sec with VM /Ubuntu.
An interesting exercise.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4570)
Posted 2 Dec 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Hi rsNeutrino,

Thank you very much for taking the time to reply! I didn't know about any of what you mentioned, including the 3x3 white dots! lol.
I had to do an update and also at the bottom of the page for the 3x3 dots select "All" applications instead of "frequent" The BOINC Icon was hiding in there.
I can now see that I can add projects!!! YAY!!

I've run out of time to do more today but so far I'd like to say a HUGE thank you for taking the time to reply and help :D !!! Really appreciated.
I'll start with baby steps before looking to change to Hyper-V. I have no idea how to use that if it's build into my Windows 10.One thing at a time lol.

I'll keep you updated on the progress.
Thanks once again!

Chooka
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4568)
Posted 1 Dec 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Thanks for the reply Keith/rsNeutrino.
Yes all my machines are Windows
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I found some time to install a VM and with much pain I worked out how to install Ubuntu..... the issue rsNeutrino, I have is that I've never even looked at Linux before. I've no idea how to do the most basic things with it.
For instance, when I downloaded the BOINC program, it was just a shell extension. I got stuck on that.
Then a team mate told me what to type into a terminal to install it. (I had to find out what a terminal was) (sudo apt install boinc-client boinc-manager) I couldn't find that simple information ANYWHERE! Not even on the BOINC website!

Ok...got it installed...or did I? I now have no idea where it was installed. Again, with help I was told I'd find the files in a usr/bin folder. It took me quite a while just to FIND that folder! Grrrrr. I've found it and I see some files called BOINC and BOINCMGR etc ..... but I've no idea how to run the program.

This is like teaching a 5year old.... I feel completely out of my depth trying to figure out a program that most other people seem to know quite easily.
**sigh...... so I have made progress but have hit another wall. I find I have to chip away at it because I find it all a bit depressing.... especially when you are used to the simplicity of Windows when it comes to installing software.

Appreciate your help fellow crunchers. This baby will at least learn some things about Linux I guess. :(
8) Message boards : News : No tasks (Message 4545)
Posted 28 Nov 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Get well soon!
The project can wait.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4520)
Posted 26 Nov 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Yeah I understand that, thanks Keith.
I MIGHT.... try installing it side by side with one of my crunchers but my every day rig is my 3950X so I definitely won't be installing it on this machine.
I imagine Linux and Universe@Home is one of the projects with the largest difference between credits. Are there any other projects? (I'm not talking about Linux specific projects like MLC, just projects that produce more credits than Win10)

TIA
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4517)
Posted 25 Nov 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Thanks for the suggestion Keith but it sounds too technical for me.
Its actually your 3950X that I'm comparing mine to. Mine's close to 400k/day, your is nearly 1.3Mil/day. MASSIVE difference. :(
I'll just crunch elsewhere.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4515)
Posted 24 Nov 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Well sadly for me I'll need to decide on crunching elsewhere then or put up with the woeful credits. I won't be installing Linux :(
Choice is mine I guess but it's a real shame for Windows users.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Double your task throughput on Linux (Message 4513)
Posted 23 Nov 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Interesting thread.
I was wondering why my 32 threaded processors appear woefully lacking in regards to credit. It looks like Linux is twice as fast.
Same I don't run Linux or Raspberry Pi's :(
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload fails (Message 4234)
Posted 8 May 2020 by Profile Chooka
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All my completed tasks have now gone through.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload fails (Message 4226)
Posted 8 May 2020 by Profile Chooka
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The Pentathlon will be over soon and everything will return to normal.
It's a bit of fun (not really a competition imo) but just a bit of fun. A competition has rules and a level playing field, these events don't have that.

I have 100's of wu's waiting for upload.
Tick tock
15) Message boards : News : New ULX's (Message 4094)
Posted 20 Mar 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Wow...... 5.5hrs work for 333 credits. :/
16) Message boards : News : New ULX's (Message 4092)
Posted 20 Mar 2020 by Profile Chooka
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I switched over to the BHspin wu's.
71 invalid and 117 errors :( Sorry but what a waste of electricity.
17) Message boards : News : New ULX's (Message 4060)
Posted 19 Mar 2020 by Profile Chooka
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Hmm I was looking to help with the Fomula sprint but these posts aren't inspiring me right now.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : No WUs right now? (Message 3663)
Posted 5 Aug 2019 by Profile Chooka
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My PC's that have a buffer of 0 all run out of work. I can only guess it has to do with how often work is being fetched?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : No WUs right now? (Message 3633)
Posted 31 Jul 2019 by Profile Chooka
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Well I've moved 2 PC's on to other projects after waking this morning to find them sitting idle.
WU's definitely aren't being pushed out.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : No WUs right now? (Message 3624)
Posted 31 Jul 2019 by Profile Chooka
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Yep I checked and 2 of my PC's had no work.
I just manually updated the project and it fetched 4 WU's only. Something isn't right.


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