Posts by Falconet

1) Questions and Answers : Getting started : BOINC (Message 1508)
Posted 19 Feb 2022 by Falconet
Window 10 Pro 21H1
BOINC 7.16.11 (x64)


Download the latest version of BOINC (7.16.20) and you should be able to attach.
2) Message boards : News : The project is online! (Message 1507)
Posted 19 Feb 2022 by Falconet
3) Questions and Answers : Web site : Can't download SIDock from my BOINC Manager (Message 1421)
Posted 27 Dec 2021 by Falconet
Go to the BOINC website and download the latest version.
It's 7.16.20.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : lots of tasks error out suddenly (Message 1379)
Posted 6 Dec 2021 by Falconet
Looks like it's this one -

Enough RAM available?
I see you are using Ubuntu, maybe a permissions issue? - Never mind that, I see 1 WU successfully completed while others errored out.
You could try a project reset and see if that helps.
5) Questions and Answers : Getting started : grcpool can't initialize SiDock (Message 1345)
Posted 4 Nov 2021 by Falconet
I think your issue is the certificate issue that affected lots of people recently.

Download this file:

Then go to the BOINC install folder and copy paste it so you replace the previous one.

However, since you are running W7 32-bit, I regret to tell you that SiDock@home does not offer any 32-bit applications.
I don't know what your CPU is but it may support 64-bit. A quick search should answer that question.

Regardless, you should still update the file because other projects were also affected.
6) Questions and Answers : Getting started : grcpool can't initialize SiDock (Message 1343)
Posted 4 Nov 2021 by Falconet
Is your BOINC version 7.16.20?
If not, then update to 7.16.20 which is the latest version.
7) Message boards : News : BOINC client 7.16.20 solves the certificate problem for Windows (Message 1325)
Posted 21 Oct 2021 by Falconet
Linux automatically updates the certificates since they are an OS component.
On Windows, BOINC itself has to ship the certificates file and therefore it is only updated when BOINC is manually updated.

I assume Mac is similar to Linux.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Communication deferred (Message 1315)
Posted 10 Oct 2021 by Falconet
Downloaded recommended file, went to the BOINC directory named in the directions, replaced the named file, then restarted BOINC.
Computer specs
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz 43 °C
Yorkfield 45nm Technology
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz (7-7-7-19)

I downloaded the provided file and it worked for me.

Can you try a search for other ca-bundle files? It seems some BOINC installs have more than 1 file.
See this post by Keith Myers:
"Others have found that there are additional copies of the ca-bundle.crt file in upper level directories that BOINC is using still that has the expired certificate. Either remove the other copies or replace/edit them as well."
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates (Message 1246)
Posted 30 Sep 2021 by Falconet
Hmm, I get the same for the Wuprop project.
Sounds like it may not be project specific.

I think happened at least once before a few years ago and it had to do with the certificates provided by the BOINC client.

Edit 1: Ok, user Den777 at Wuprop posted this.
If you have a Linux PC, you can just copy the file from there and paste it on Windows.

Edit: 2: There's a thread at the BOINC Forums. The root cause of the error is explained there.

Hopefully a new BOINC version is launched soon.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Eprot_v1 end with error on ARM (Message 1203)
Posted 18 Sep 2021 by Falconet
They run on the same app so BOINC can't differentiate between the two. One could take 50 seconds and the other could take 24 hours and BOINC would basically average that out and present as an estimate because it's the same application.

Once the supply of pre -17 September time limits change work units is exhausted, the only ones left will be the ones with the larger time limits that shouldn't error out on your slower devices.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Eprot_v1 end with error on ARM (Message 1201)
Posted 18 Sep 2021 by Falconet
That's an old work unit - it was built on September 16 while the change only took place on September 17.
As hoarfrost stated, the change was only for new work units. Any work unit built before the change took place has a risk of having the same error.
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : I have problems with project in my network (Windows 7 with extendent support) (Message 1090)
Posted 11 Jul 2021 by Falconet
Yes. Thank you. Currently I have only one problem with this hosts: the planner don't give tasks to the host, others work fine.

Looks like the server stopped sending tasks to that host because all it got back were errors.
Wait a day or so and it should start receiving some work.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : No checkpoints? (Message 794)
Posted 18 Apr 2021 by Falconet
As stated on the forums, they are working on checkpoints.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Mac MarieCurie app WUs percent zeroing out on close out. (Message 775)
Posted 9 Apr 2021 by Falconet
There is no checkpointing at SiDock. I believe they want to implement it.
15) Message boards : Science : Other uses of docking than viruses? (Message 765)
Posted 2 Apr 2021 by Falconet
You are welcome, Jim.
16) Message boards : Science : Other uses of docking than viruses? (Message 762)
Posted 1 Apr 2021 by Falconet
The Help Fight Childhood Cancer at WCG used AutoDock and the Smash Childhood Cancer project uses AutoDock Vina.
17) Message boards : Cafe : SIDock taking over! (Message 629)
Posted 7 Mar 2021 by Falconet
A few things:

SiDock has a really short deadline (24 hours, I believe) and thus BOINC will immediately do that in order to finish those tasks.
Regarding the resource share, it doesn't mean it will give it 10% of resources but rather give it a weight of 10 relative to the entire resource weight of the other projects.

Once SiDock has reached around the equivalent of "10" resource share in Recent Average Credit, BOINC will work better.
I'll look for a better explanation of the Resource Share but long story short: give it time.
18) Message boards : News : Temporary task shortage (Message 467)
Posted 26 Jan 2021 by Falconet
The WCG COVID-19 Project is doing the same as SiDock. Docking libraries of molecules against target proteins of the virus.
The Research page at WCG should tell you all you need to know about each of their projects and the forums should complement that.
19) Message boards : Cafe : Newbie here. Hello and I hope you are all OK and well during these challenging times. (Message 322)
Posted 20 Dec 2020 by Falconet

I see you have a device attached and running successfully.
Therefore, you are already on the official production project.
20) Message boards : Science : COVID-19 news (Message 225)
Posted 5 Dec 2020 by Falconet
An upcoming paper by the Dreamlab Imperial College of London team will report on their findings.

Among them, one caught my eye since we are currently docking molecules against 3CLpro:

"For example, among our top-ranked molecules epigallocatechin 3-gallate was demonstrated experimentally to inhibit 3-chymotrypsin-like protease (3CLpro) [38];

I have no idea if that molecule or any of the other 52 phytochemicals they identified as having inhibitory activity on SARS-CoV-2 is being studied here, but I thought I'd share.

Congratulations tea (especially green) lovers.

Dreamlab is a mobile distributed computing project available for Android and iOS.

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