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#1 2020-01-06 18:04:32

Sprinterdriver
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Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

Hi there.

Have this old computer equipped with an AMD 2000+ CPU (from around 2003). This machine already have installed Bunsenlabs, and I use it for backup purpose.

The computer runs the whole time in a cold basement, and I wonder if it is possible at all to share some of it's CPU cycles for better purposes.

I already have a wcgrid account, but the software I used (Boinc manager) only exists as 64 bit. Also on folding home web page, there seen to only be 64 bit version available.

Is there any means to get participate on wcgrid or foldinghome using 32 bit version of Bunsenlabs Linux ?

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#2 2020-01-06 22:32:32

rbh
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

Sprinterdriver wrote:

(Boinc manager) only exists as 64 bit.

There is package for i386...
See https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=Boinc+manager


// Regards rbh

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#3 2020-01-08 01:12:51

Sprinterdriver
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

rbh wrote:

Thank you. I'll try that.

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#4 2020-03-01 19:59:14

Sprinterdriver
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

Had some spare time this weekend, and because I couldn't update the OS any more, I figured out to install bunsenlabs over again (most recent iso image).
So far so good.

And I was also able to use Synaptic to install Boinc client+manager.

The issue is that afterwards, when trying to run Boinc, i get this printout:

boinc
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.6.33 for i686-pc-linux-gnu
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.52.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2u zlib/1.2.8 libidn2/0.16 libpsl/0.17.0 (+libidn2/0.16) libssh2/1.7.0 nghttp2/1.18.1 librtmp/2.3
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Data directory: /home/sprinterdriver
execv: No such file or directory
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] GPU detection failed. error code 512
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] No usable GPUs found
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Host name: bunsenlabs32
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Processor: 1 AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+ [Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2]
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow 3dnowprefetch vmmcall
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] OS: Linux: 4.9.0-9-686-pae
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Memory: 1004.62 MB physical, 600.00 MB virtual
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Disk: 13.92 GB total, 11.86 GB free
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Local time is UTC +1 hours
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] No general preferences found - using defaults
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---] Preferences:
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---]    max memory usage when active: 502.31MB
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---]    max memory usage when idle: 904.16MB
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---]    max disk usage: 11.76GB
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---]    don't use GPU while active
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---]    suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
01-Mar-2020 20:48:12 [---]    (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
dir_open: Could not open directory 'slots' from '/home/sprinterdriver'.
01-Mar-2020 20:48:41 [---] GUI RPC bind to port 31416 failed: 98
01-Mar-2020 20:48:42 gstate.init() failed
Error Code: -180
sprinterdriver@bunsenlabs32:~$ 

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#5 2020-03-01 20:52:41

rbh
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

Hi!

Have you read information on https://wiki.debian.org/BOINC?
If boinc uses default config, have you realy configured a project?

I havent used boinc for a couple of years. It was quite tricky then...

What project do you intend to run?


// Regards rbh

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#6 2020-03-01 23:00:19

Sprinterdriver
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

The only thing that seemingly worked was the installation of boinc-manager and boinc-client.

Haven't really installed Boinc on Linux yet, so I'm not sure what to expect, but I assume the "boinc" command would bring up a dialog where those settings (add project) are to be configured.

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#7 2020-03-01 23:23:42

rbh
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

Usualley, it is better to read than just asume...

I think you shall first create an acount, then set configuration and then start boinc...

I have made an account on  climateprediction.net. Under my account, I have information (translated with Google):


Account Keys
You can log in to your account either by using your email address and password, or by an assigned "account key". Your account key is:
deleted_long_key
This key can be used to:

* log in to your account on the website;
* connect a computer to your account using BOINC Manager. To do so, install BOINC, create a file named account_climateprediction.net.xml in BOINC's data folder with the following content:

<account>
    <master_url>https://climateprediction.net/</master_url>
    <authenticator>deleted_long_key</authenticator>
</account>

Will try configure my server tomorrow.


// Regards rbh

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#8 2020-03-02 10:57:28

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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

rbh wrote:

Usualley, it is better to read than just asume...

Actually, a very nice way to say RTFM (with proper 'F') ... I will note this for future. wink

Last edited by iMBeCil (2020-03-02 10:57:49)


Postpone all your duties; if you die, you won't have to do them ..

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#9 2020-03-02 12:10:23

rbh
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

When looking in to it, I was reminded that i gave boinc a new try may last year.

Now I found out that I had to install 32 bit compability on the 64 bit pc:

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo dpkg --print-foreign-architectures # just to validate
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install zlib1g:i386 libncurses5:i386 libbz2-1.0:i386 libstdc++6:i386 -y

cpdn Forum: *** Running 32bit CPDN from 64bit Linux - Discussion ***

Gui "boincmgr", says, it can not connect to Core Client.

Command "$ sudo service boinc-client status", shows client is working.
The boinc users $HOME is in /var/lib/boinc-client. It contains account_climateprediction.net.xml, automaticley configured with account key.

So, the client is working, has contact with the server, but has still 0 credits.

Command "boinccmd --host localhost --passwd <MY-PASSWORD> --get_state", returns "Authorization failure: -155"
(https://wiki.debian.org/BOINC/Troubleshooting, has the outdated command boinc_cmd)

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/System_requirements, says 64 MB ram is sufficient to run the client.

I will later have to ask in boinc forum, whats missing, if no one here knows howto fix it.


// Regards rbh

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#10 2020-03-02 12:30:27

rbh
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Re: Can my old 32 bit computer participate in wcgrid. foldinghome etc ?

The lista of all boinc-projects:
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php


// Regards rbh

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