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  1. ChristianVirtual

    Hit a WCG (World Community Grid) milestone? Post it here:

    missed the 20years mark by 2 hours in the last update But finally made it a cycle later
  2. ChristianVirtual

    Hit a WCG (World Community Grid) milestone? Post it here:

    Felt like forever: ARP 90days
  3. ChristianVirtual

    YT: Has Protein Folding Been Solved ?

    Some nice YT on Folding of Proteins and the claim that AI solved a major problem
  4. ChristianVirtual

    DC Collector

    brushing up a bit the UI; adding a progress bar and refresh button function is moved into async call to keep the intact
  5. ChristianVirtual

    DC Collector

    And when a BOINC client don’t send finished results back I just need to press the button ... ok, and normally there should be some config to make sure it’s uploaded timely but I guess I forgot that and didn’t updated my system
  6. ChristianVirtual

    DC Collector

    Sometimes I just want a quick review on what's going on on my BOINC and FAH client(s). For FAH I have my iOS toys; but BOINC I have nothing mobile or on the desktop for BOINC only single-client view in many windows. So I combined the learning of a new programming language (Go in this case) with...
  7. ChristianVirtual

    DO NOT use the “boinc development release” from the costamagnagianfranco PPA

    Fair enough; If I have that desire my solution is useradd boinc su - boinc mkdir boinc_source git clone https://github.com/BOINC/boinc boinc_source cd boinc_source ./_autosetup -f ; ./configure --disable-manager --disable-server --enable-client --enable-optimize - prefix=$HOME make exit cd...
  8. ChristianVirtual

    Welcome new [H] members to DC

    Holdolin Life long and prosper \\//
  9. ChristianVirtual

    DO NOT use the “boinc development release” from the costamagnagianfranco PPA

    What would have been the advantage of a different source of BOINC ?
  10. ChristianVirtual

    System monitoring with Grafana

    Love the scalability ... so easy to add one pi after the other ... once reach 20yrs badge in WCG I hope to find some time to also add FAH in Grafana.
  11. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Meanwhile 10 Pi crunching, one Pi as NetBoot server and Grafana monitor. I also try to have Ubuntu 64Bit via NetBoot which works kind of, but struggle with system upgrades. Stuck in some snaps. Also I thing it run slower compared to Rasbian lite (32) when looking on WCG, somehow one hour longer...
  12. ChristianVirtual

    Folding@Home bigadv EOL 2nd Anniversary Challenge: The Race is over.

    I guess adding 8 Pi will not do much ... good luck [H]
  13. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    nah, it would work once setup. no doubts. I also just learned that I could use systemctl remotely. Which is actually useful to make the scripts. Any good hint for centralized config management ? I'm just youtubing on kubernets as we speak.
  14. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    I might change my mind and will start learning about kubernets. Or another way for better software distribution on the cluster. It’s a bit cumbersome to make sure the bunch of pi run the same software and config. and to avoid excessive scripting. And still need to SSH in anyway. like installing...
  15. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    It’s a 12slot pi frame, half used. And not yet any optimization done like turn off wifi etc. but with 1A under full computational load I’m ok with already. I saw the suggestions made earlier in this thread and might apply some. right now the 6 PIs draw 33W (1x8GB, 3x4GB, 2x2GB). My server PI...
  16. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Settled for a new rack and power supply the cooling is quite good with those big fans; much better compared the little one in the simpler cases or racks. And better visibility on power consumption Running out of USB A to C cables
  17. ChristianVirtual

    System monitoring with Grafana

    Useful ... found one WU already 4 hours running and still say need a day ...
  18. ChristianVirtual

    System monitoring with Grafana

    combination of: 1) regular node_exporter 2) https://github.com/fahlke/raspberrypi_exporter 3) a modified version of https://github.com/CallMeFoxie/prometheus-boinc-exporter This is already enough to retire the basic Linux screen with multiple boinc managers running at the same time together...
  19. ChristianVirtual

    System monitoring with Grafana

    I'm toying around with Grafana & Prometheus for system monitoring. I used Zabbix years back and wanted to try something fresh. It runs on a virtual machine on one of my Pi's and watching the temps of the other Pi's boinc-ing. There is also a boinc-monitor around I will have a look on the...
  20. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Everytime I read EEPROM I still remember the times I put the EPROM in a UV-Light box to erase them; like the 27C256. [H]eck I even find myself contemplating to buy some little raster board and burn some LEDs.
  21. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Tried FAH on ESXi on the Pi ; but the CPU is not properly detected. Works well with Ubuntu 64Bit as VM running 32-bit BOINC on this ESXi. A second dedicated Ubuntu is now driving 5 Pi‘s via BOOTP / TFTP / NFS. No issues yet. The six’th PI will go no-SD-card mode too. Pain is that the default...
  22. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Unfortunately Redhat/Centos changed their intention and centOS become the development release for RHEL. Centos 8 got an earlier EOL :-( not sure if they will have ARM64 afterwards. Time to divest
  23. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    NFS ... first tried with centos but dnsmasq / tftp was not working well. Might have been too old.
  24. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Finally I have a PXE installed and run one Pi without SD Card. its a bit geeky but works . Very first time one need to run a regular OS on the Pi to change the boot sequence and allow net boot. But after that it get the files mapped over network. On my 8GB with ESXi I run an Ubuntu 64bit Server...
  25. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    I’m old. I don’t do this docker-thing. For me setting up multiple services is easier with ESXI. E.g. a mini webserver, or multiple different web server. a focused TFTP server. A FAH or BOINC server. Multiple FAH or BOINC with different versions. etc. might be possible be docker; but I simply...
  26. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    I'm getting far too excited with ESXi running on ARM The whole thing is now a Pi 4, 8GB RAM 256GB SSD (M.2, NGFF) Some power card with cooler Process based on this YT:
  27. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Pi vs ryzen 3600, 12 core same project, Ryzen got 10cores assigned, PI running on 3 cores oh, and I run another one to see if 4 cores are ok, they are but PPD not getting better. given the concept of quick return bonus also not really a surprise. to be competitive FAH might want to dedicate...
  28. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    It’s 3 cores ... I started the WU with “medium” and the AS didn’t liked me to increase to 4 (“full”). It dialed back to 3. 06:00:16:WARNING:Changed SMP threads from 3 to 4 this can cause some work units to fail 06:00:16:WARNING:AS lowered CPUs from 4 to 3 06:00:16:Running FahCore...
  29. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    Yeah, it is ... hope they push it further into the iOS world (or Apples M1 chip) also supporting the viewer ...
  30. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    PPD improved a bit ... but I guess until my 20years OP-badge I will stay on WCG (after this WU)
  31. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    My ESXi plans got stopped with a banality of 5V adapter and something like DC5525 ... dimension of that pin. Not fitting in the board. Back to Amazon and order some converter. But second part: install FAHClient 7.6 It works but required a arm64 OS; I used Ubuntu 20.10 for this try and actually...
  32. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    The weekend project: Pimp a Pi One Pi get ESXi this weekend together with a 256GB M.2 SSD Back to the roots of the second part of my user name ... then I can keep running WCG in one VM, try FAH in another VM and hopefully a third VM as network boot server for the other Pi’s
  33. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    also run into this one yesterday. Looks nice for a focused low-energy multi cpu ARM rig.
  34. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    It’s happen again ... I was out shooting my archery competitions over the weekend and when coming home there are more of those ... This time only 2GB version as it looks like enough RAM for dedicated cruncher on WCG right now; 4GB might have been better but saved a few 1000 Yen this way...
  35. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    I really don’t know what the Pi-Cores are doing while I’m sleeping. And I don’t want to know. But there is a second one ... mysterious ... The one with the Ethernet cable will get ESXi when I find a bit time and a bigger USB stick or SSD. Until then its a headless BOINC Pie (once I removed...
  36. ChristianVirtual

    Apple M1 SOC platform discussion

    I really like the idea of getting the Mini M1 as entry drug and play around, Xcode, development, some crunching.
  37. ChristianVirtual

    Distributed Computing on Raspberry Pi

    I got myself also a Pi 4 with 8GB RAM. Nice case too. 24/7 on WCG hardly ever over 40 Celsius. And easy connect to my 5GHz WIFI. Nice little box. Like what I see. 9 Hours is a bit long but why not. One of those fire-and-forget boxen. Next time I will resinstall with server OS only and save the...
  38. ChristianVirtual

    Rosetta announces covid breakthrough

    Hopefully better than that 50$ arrow I broke ... but serious: great if we get any information on how to beat that virus.
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