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Time to borg and start Boinc!

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by VeNT, 13 Nov 2004.

  1. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,660

    Location: Cornwall

    ok I've reached a position where I've reached my goal of getting into top 100 of seti classic OcUK members, I've reached 10,000 units +
    so its time to move on to Boinc

    now I've got some PCs arriving this week (YEY) a few 2500 i think, so I'm gonna borg em up for boinc,
    ok thats the good news
    heres the bad news
    I'm not gonna be able to run boinc on my multi processor system. its been my only PC running seti classic for a year or two now
    but i can't let Boinc on there as the guy who owns it and is paying for it to keep running has issues with the security on boinc
    so outputs gonna die soonish.
    ok so any anyone tell me where to find the files for boinc?
    and where do i signup?


    also, how do I set it to only connect to the internet between xx and xx ?
    and how do i get it to keep lots of WUs on my sytems incase of outages?
     
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  2. skattrd

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jun 2003

    Posts: 1,158

    Location: Here and there

    http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/
    You should have an account created automagically as you were running classic before May

    You can set it in general preferences but it will ignore it and connect whenever it wants - persoanlly I unplug the modem :rolleyes:

    You don't want too big a cache as wu's expire within 2 weeks, just set the number of days to how much storage you want/need - too much and wu's are useless :(
    Oh and you can only download 50 wu's a day.
     
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  3. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,660

    Location: Cornwall

    so even if I'm using more than 50wus a day I can only get 50?
     
  4. KE1HA

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Jul 2004

    Posts: 866

    Location: Helena, Montana

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  5. musicman

    Gangster

    Joined: 8 Jan 2004

    Posts: 396

    Location: near Rotherham

    Re: Re: Time to borg and start Boinc!

    is that 50 per account or 50 per machine
     
  6. Gojira

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,778

    Location: Sandwell UK

    I believe the 50/day is per machine, not per user, and if you've got a machine that can crunch more than 2 wu's an hour, I want one. Now!

    Good luck with the crunching!

    Alan Woodford
     
  7. KE1HA

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Jul 2004

    Posts: 866

    Location: Helena, Montana

    50 work units per account wouldn't go very far.

    This whole wu business is a double edged sword. If you set you download frequency to high, you run the risk of the wu expiring before you process them ( dependent upon your processing time / benchmarks of course ). However, this does force Berkley into ensuring their wu server if up to the task.
     
  8. doofus

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Jan 2004

    Posts: 183

    Location: scotland

    50 work units per account would be a bit tight if you had, say, 51 pc's
     
  9. MDPlatts

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,422

    Location: 2nd City - Manchester.

    TJC download approx 250-300/day - its per machine (or Host ID to be more correct - since its possible to get (via Ghost) several machines with the same ID).

    M.
     
  10. VeNT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Jan 2003

    Posts: 20,660

    Location: Cornwall

    so if I'm using ICS for the PCs I'm gonna have, It will alow me 50 per day over the lot of em?
    i don't think its gonna be an issue tbh
     
  11. Dutch Guy

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,563

    Location: Amsterdam,The Netherlands

    Go and look for a Quad-Opteron (or 8 CPU system), that will test the limit nicely :) (and test your credit card as well :o )
     
  12. Gojira

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,778

    Location: Sandwell UK

    A quick Google says the problem isn't the credit card, so much as it's the wife standing behind me with a Large Blunt Implement (TM) :distinctly nervous grin:

    Alan Woodfrod
    (See. Can't even type my own name right when I'm being watched :grin: )
     
  13. subxero

    Mobster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,353

    Location: Over the Moon

    Nah it will be 50 per PC, each machine has a unique identifier.