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Questions / Re: New Lunix operator
« on: May 16, 2019, 02:00:24 pm »
Update:  the Linux version contains both the Lunix PC and the Windows PC tasks.
However, the Windows PC version contains only the Windows PC tasks.  The Linux PC tasks are not being brought over.

If the Windows machine doesn't see the Linux Machine:

1) Is the IP fixed or dynamic? The last is often default.
If dynamic you can use the Mac address of the Linux machine. So you need the Mac address of the adapter that connects to your local LAN.
2) The Windows machine probably has a Virus Scanner of some sort of combined Scanner Firewall.
You need to add an exception for the Linux machine, set allow for the Linux IP address.
Best search for your firewall and connect the the local network, that should give you some result, because this is an ever returning problem.

For additional Info to to BoincTasks -> Show -> Log  Button Debug setup.
Check Connecting and Search Computer, restart BoincTasks and check the log.

I updated Mac and Wine.

Last tested on OS Mojave 10.14.3

OK, spring is here and Windows decided that now is the time to install the 1809 update. And again BoincTasks (1.79) is unable to start and crashes 10 times before giving up. Running as an administrator did not help.
Make sure you have the latest beta version.

Questions / Re: OnTimerDlg ---- Thread timeout, restarts
« on: May 04, 2019, 01:56:32 am »
Low priority issue to me, definitely. More a matter of curiosity.
I see this 2-3 times per day. Seems to happen when there's a fair amount of traffic caused by activity from project servers (e.g. downloading a slug of new tasks, change of work venue, etc).

Would be interested in any thoughts?
Many thanks!
BoincTasks checks if a thread that handles the machine doesn't respond within a certain time.
If that happens BT restarts all threads.
That does indicate that something goes wrong, my guess BT doesn't get enough resources to handle things in time.

The number of tasks isn't very high, BT should be able to handle much more.

In itself this isn't a crash, just a safety timer that kicks in.

Go to BoincTasks Settings -> Expert and check Enable Thread runtime
That shows how busy a thread is.
Restart BoincTasks and after a while check the graph in the same dialog.

Check if there are any recent crashes:

Wish List / Re: test for out of work
« on: April 28, 2019, 01:33:39 am »
Would like to know when there are no work units left along with a parameter such as time elapsed since queue was empty.  Currently there is a problem being discussed at
There is an old function in config.xml
      <auto>   4000   </auto>
From what I remember it does a refresh in the set interval like 4000 I think those are seconds.

Questions / Re: CPU % usage graph - problem with multithreaded tasks
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:50:51 pm »
Sorry I didn't see your answer earlier (is there any "mail reply notification" option somewhere ?)
I should get a notification and missed it.
Saved the screenshot and will look at it when I have time in a couple of weeks.

Questions / Re: CPU % usage graph - problem with multithreaded tasks
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:57:11 pm »
Hi !

I noticed the CPU % usage graph, as seen on "Tasks" tab, doesn't display as expected on multithreaded tasks :

- sometimes the graph is really "low" (but the numbers indicates a high value, which is confirmed by any other CPU usage monitor) ;

- sometimes the graph "explodes", going outside (to the left) of the dedicated column.

... Not very important, but I've seen this since a long time and never took the time to flag it :)

Thanks for BoincTasks an TThrottle !
I cached a bit late, what's the project?

In a strange turn of events after a bugcheck and some updates being installed BT started working again.
Great, so it was probably some kind of bug in Windows.
Sometimes you don't want to know.

Wish List / Re: Please add Status Postponed
« on: February 07, 2019, 02:17:56 am »
I'm running a lot of LHC-Tasks. Sometimes a task gets "postponed: xxxxxxxx".
Added to the wish list.

I have a low Nvidia card running GPUGRID tasks, and sometimes estimated time > deadline
I would like to have an option to check every e.g. 15 minutes, if estimated time > deadline + X hours, abort the task automatically
So that I do not do this manually, nor do I complete the task but not receive any credit.
This option could be added in the Warnings tab
Also an email could be sent via Cloud when this happens as a notification
This is basically a project and BOINC problem.
What you could do is limit the amount of work .

Wish List / Re: Extra Tasks Columns
« on: February 07, 2019, 02:13:58 am »
Add extra columns:
GPU [%]
CPU [Freq]
GPU [Freq]

I am running GPUGRID and I do get the feeling that the GPU is not fully utilized.
I would prefer if I can remotely see the % and the actual freq on the GPU.
Also it would help in case of throttling to see the level of frequencies being used.
Don't think this is possible, the BOINC client doesn't provide the info.

OK no worries, hope your un-swamped soon ;)
It's Murphy's law, things happen when you already too busy.
A lot of different work in PHP and Javascript, also interesting to do.

I have 1809 running on my system.
Right now I'm swamped in other work, so I will not be able to get an update out for some time.
Exit BoincTasks.
Run regedit and rename the folder Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\eFMer\BoincTasks
Run BoincTasks again, see if it's something in the settings.

Questions / Re: wild CPU temperature swings, but not really
« on: January 06, 2019, 01:06:24 am »
But it isn't HWiNFO where the error is popping up, it is in TThrottle.  When I look at the temperature trend on HWiNFO for the same sensor, it is "normal".
That indicates TThrottle looses the connection with HWiNFO.
Locking the computer shouldn't do anything.
My guess Windows blocks the connection.
You could try GPUZ instead.

Questions / Re: wild CPU temperature swings, but not really
« on: January 05, 2019, 09:51:42 pm »

Go to the tab external and check HWiNFO and select the right temperature source.
Actually, this is happening with HWinfo engaged.  I have TThrottle reading the Tctrl/Tdie sensor for the CPU, and the GPU thermal diode for the integrated graphics.

I actually had to install HWinfo and read these sensors because if I don't, the temperature it is "reading" is 0 deg C, constant, with no fluctuation.
You can contact HWinfo, they might have a solution.

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