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1) Message boards : Number crunching : 6.09 definitely was worth the wait (Message 34368)
Posted 3782 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
I recently started crunching SoB again. Of particular interest is this WU, which I recently completed.

The wingman completed the WU back in December with 5.11, while mine was completed just now with 6.09.

It's interesting because both my computer and the wingman's computers are running the same CPU (C2Q Q6600) and both are running Windows 7. It's pretty close to an exact comparison between the two versions of LLR.

1,139,107.57 seconds of CPU time vs. 824,309.11 seconds, and the only real difference was the version of the LLR software.

While there are several other environmental factors that could affect this comparison, my computer is at the bad end of that spectrum (lack of overclocking, running four LLRs simultaneously), so if there are other factors at play here, chances are that removing those factors would only make the difference between 5.11 and 6.09 even greater.

6.09 cut nearly 4 days off the run time for this SoB WU.

Outstanding!


6.09 (actually it's BOINC LLR wrapper 6.03 and not 6.09) is only the wrapper for the new LLR 3.8.4 app that does the real number crunching ;)

2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Adding friends to profile (Message 33792)
Posted 3800 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
There's another strange thing happening. Once you send a friend request to a user that is from a spanish speaking country, out of the sudden after sending the friend request and clicking 'OK', all links on the left appear in a mix of english and spanish instead of german in my case...

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3) Message boards : Number crunching : 2011 Challenge Series suggestions (Message 33768)
Posted 3800 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
There's a bug in the script that generates the challenge stats html files i.e. http://www.primegrid.com/challenge/2011_2/top_teams.html

<a href="file://localhost/team_display.php">

and

<a href="file://localhost/show_user.php">
4) Message boards : Problems and Help : Adding friends to profile (Message 33751)
Posted 3800 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
When trying to add a user to the friend list, i'll get this..

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING, expecting ',' or ';' in /home/boinc/proj/html/user/friend.php on line 225
5) Message boards : Problems and Help : New BOINC Wrapper needed for Windows LLR (Message 32254)
Posted 3825 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
If he's using a 64 bit windows and switches back to a 32 bit default wrapper/app boinc might still abort all tasks since the platform changed!

So be careful aboout that ;)

Okay, my mistake but LLR is 32bit and only Sieve would be a problem...


I know, but you got a <platform>windows_intelx86</platform>
in your app_info.xml files and that can cause trouble. If it wasn't specified in the previous app_info.xml being used it will get the std value in the client_state.xml, which, on a 64 bit windows is <platform>windows_x86_64</platform>...

Therefore, boinc will abort those task...

Besides that, http://www.primegrid.com/forum_thread.php?id=2742 ???
Not sure about that one since it somehow misses the tag to rename it on the client side to primegrid_cllr.exe
6) Message boards : Number crunching : App_info file (Message 32252)
Posted 3825 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
Great news. The windows-wrapper for llr-3.8.4 was written by crunch3r and the files are listed in the PG download-directory.
I will update all win-based app_info.xml's to this version. All files could be downloaded at http://primegrid.pytalhost.net.

PS: If you find errors and i mean really only for errors, please PMing me at PG. I will correct this asap.


<file_name>primegrid_llr_wrapper_6.09_windows_intelx86.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
<file_ref>
<file_name>cllr_3.8.4_windows_intelx86.exe</file_name>
<open_name>primegrid_cllr.exe.orig</open_name>
</file_ref>

Is that one tested ?

I'm not sure that it will work since the wrapper would expect the <file_name>primegrid_cllr.exe</file_name>

7) Message boards : Problems and Help : New BOINC Wrapper needed for Windows LLR (Message 32248)
Posted 3825 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
...or you copy 4 files and use my new xml-files for win32.
Biggest advantage would be, you can select GCW/Cuda for GPU and needn't enable the setting "send work from other subproject...".


If he's using a 64 bit windows and switches back to a 32 bit default wrapper/app boinc might still abort all tasks since the platform changed!

So be careful aboout that ;)
8) Message boards : Problems and Help : New BOINC Wrapper needed for Windows LLR (Message 32246)
Posted 3825 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
I'm not even sure what that means "My idea was to set from Cullen/Woodall LLR to PPS" but i don't know of any easy way without messing around with xml files to switch it back to default.


Loosing 50 hours of ongoing Woodall (of eve SoB) LLR tasks is worse than loosing 5 minutes of short PPS LLR tasks.
Idea was to switch to shorter WUs subprojects, let long ongoing tasks finish, delete app_info and let clients download default apps.


yeah, loosing 50hrs would suck that's for sure! ... Anyway, i still don't know what you're tying to accomplish with switching to the shorter PPS LLR.

I assume that you're using an app_info.xml that contains all sub projects, right ?

If so, you still would need to modify the client_stats.xml file to get the new default wrapper.

Each subproject has a reference to what wrapper is used in the client_state.xml, so i'm affraid you'd either need to modify it + the app_info.xml or just wait till all tasks are done.

9) Message boards : Problems and Help : New BOINC Wrapper needed for Windows LLR (Message 32239)
Posted 3825 days ago by Profile Crunch3r
Any bright idea how to easily migrate from app_info.xml to default settings without loosing any ongoing work?
My idea was to set from Cullen/Woodall LLR to PPS, set small cache and once long LLR tasks are done, delete app_info.xml. (not in a mood to mess with tons of xml files on dozens of hosts).


I'm not even sure what that means "My idea was to set from Cullen/Woodall LLR to PPS" but i don't know of any easy way without messing around with xml files to switch it back to default.
10) Message boards : Problems and Help : New BOINC Wrapper needed for Windows LLR (Message 32236)
Posted 3825 days ago by Profile Crunch3r


Is it tempting enought to include wrapper into LLR app (BOINCify it) and make it one piece?


Sure, however i'm not sure what to make of that:

/* Copyright 1995-2000 Just For Fun Software, Inc. */
/* Author: George Woltman */
/* Adapted for LLR program by Jean Penné */


So, it is not GPL... and to be honest, i'm not keen becoming entangled in figuring out what license that is nor the consequences of that.




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