IRC logs of #boinc for Saturday, 2012-03-24

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18:16 <switchcat> hmmm I think I just answered my own question.. but is anybody here familiar with world community grid? (It may not be necessary...) I just got a new laptop and of course installed it as I do... I thought I only had a quadcore processor... but it seems to be displaying 7 jobs... I think I just figured out that the extra 3 jobs might be running on the GPU... but is there any way to tell? or figure

18:16 <switchcat> out why so many?

18:16 <switchcat> (or why an odd number of jobs?)

18:17 <Tank_Master> WCG only has CPU tasks

18:17 <PovAddict> are they actually running or just queued?

18:17 <switchcat> running

18:17 <Tank_Master> are you running more than why project running?

18:17 * Tank_Master needs nappy worse than thought

18:18 <PovAddict> 7 running tasks?

18:18 <PovAddict> screenshot or it didn't happen :)

18:18 <switchcat> I am only currently running help conquer cancer ... the laptop model is a dell 14r (n4110 I think)

18:19 <Tank_Master> if its an i7 processor, its got 4 cores + HT on each core, so it can run 8 tasts at once

18:19 <switchcat> it's an i3

18:19 <switchcat> 2350 I believe

18:19 <Tank_Master> are you running any other projects besides WCG?

18:19 <switchcat> nope

18:20 <Tank_Master> i dont know right off how you would get 7 CPU tasks running on a 4 threaded CPU

18:20 <Tank_Master> not without some trickery in an app_info.xml file anyway

18:21 <PovAddict> screeeenshot

18:24 <switchcat> I'm not sure I have any good screenshot stuff installed/active...

18:25 <PovAddict> ok, then run "boinccmd --get_state" and put output in a pastebin

18:26 <switchcat> uhm... windows box...

18:26 <Tank_Master> switch to advanced mode

18:26 <Tank_Master> in the BOINC manager

18:26 <Tank_Master> then click the tasks tab

18:27 <switchcat> right

18:27 <switchcat> already there

18:27 <Tank_Master> click stats twicre, this should sort the colum with wither waiting or running tasks on top

18:27 <Tank_Master> status*

18:28 <switchcat> right

18:28 <Tank_Master> how many does it say are running?

18:28 <switchcat> seven

18:28 <Tank_Master> humm, tak a SS now if you can

18:28 <Tank_Master> take*

18:29 <Tank_Master> you can post it on something like photobucket or imagebin i think

18:29 <Tank_Master> or drop box

18:30 <switchcat> this doesn't let me cut and paste the selections for some reason

18:31 <PovAddict> Shift-Printscreen or Alt-Printscreen or something like that should take a screenshot of only the active window

18:32 <switchcat> doesn't seem to do anything.. new dell system windows 7... I've tried all the printscr key combos I can think of.. and.. nothing

18:33 <switchcat> I have irfanview installed... I'll go use that to do a screen grab

18:34 <Tank_Master> alt + prt scrn

18:35 <switchcat> tank - doesn't work.

18:35 <Tank_Master> that coppies it to the clipboard, you can use ms paint and paste and save from there

18:42 <switchcat>

18:42 <Romulus> <> (at

18:44 <Tank_Master> its not actually running anything atm

18:44 <Tank_Master> your on batteries, so its syspends computation

18:44 <switchcat> right but they all run when I'm not

18:45 <Tank_Master> basicly what you are seeing is some stareted, then stoped and other work units started

18:45 <Tank_Master> oh? can you show a screen shot in the running configuration please?

18:45 <switchcat> not near a power outlet right now

18:45 <Tank_Master> ok

18:45 <Tank_Master> i g2g for a bit anyway

18:49 <PovAddict> hmm

18:49 <PovAddict> the progress of those tasks makes me think there was actually only 4 running at a time

18:50 <switchcat> I have it set up only to run them when I'm not active.

18:50 <PovAddict> four of them ran for an hour, the other three only for 5-10 minutes, so I suspect the top four were running at the same time

18:51 <switchcat> why would it start new tasks if the others arn't finished?  I've never seen it do that before.. (it would queue new tasks, but not actually start them...)

18:52 <PovAddict> I don't see a reason in your particular case

18:52 <PovAddict> it could happen if some tasks have a closer deadline

18:53 <PovAddict> or if you're running other projects apart from WCG (BOINC tries to keep an interesting mix of work going on, for the user's interest, though that's a low-priority goal)

18:53 <PovAddict> but neither of those happened here

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19:06 <switchcat> ah well, danke.

19:06 <switchcat> I guess I'll just chalk it up to a half-answered puzzle.

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23:01 <CoderForLife> &wx 45140

23:01 <Romulus> CoderForLife: Temperature: 55F / 12.8C | Humidity: 78% | Pressure: 29.88in / 1012hPa (Rising) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: SSW | Wind Speed: 1mph / 1.6km/h ; Saturday - Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 68F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.; Saturday Night - Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 52F. (1 more message)

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23:01 <efc> moo

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23:03 <efc> Night

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