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Message 1992130 - Posted: 1 May 2019, 13:48:05 UTC

I receive the above message for everything I have signed up here to process work units for. Originally, I thought it was because I used the 7.15.0 client and it was too new so I compiled 7.14.2 as the latest stable to which I receive the same result. According to https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/List_of_projects_by_system_requirements SPARC/Solaris is supported. Any ideas what we're doing wrong?

7.14.2 client - https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8710721

-Nic

01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for sparc64-sun-solaris
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, cpu_sched
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.61.0-DEV OpenSSL/1.0.2p zlib/1.2.11 libidn2/2.0.4 libssh2/1.7.0 nghttp2/1.32.0
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Data directory: /export/home/boinc/boinc
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] No usable GPUs found
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Host name: dagr
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Processor: 192 sun4v sparcv9+vis2 sparcv9+vis sparcv9 sparcv8plus+vis2 sparcv8plus+vis sparcv8plus sparcv8 sparcv8-fsmuld sparcv7 sparc
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Processor features: 
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] OS: SunOS: 5.11
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Memory: 64.00 GB physical, 8.00 GB virtual
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Disk: 25.12 GB total, 25.11 GB free
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Local time is UTC -5 hours
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Config: don't use VirtualBox
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/] URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID not assigned yet; resource share 100
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [SETI@home] URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8710721; resource share 100
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] No general preferences found - using defaults
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Preferences:
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---]    max memory usage when active: 32768.00 MB
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---]    max memory usage when idle: 58982.40 MB
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---]    max disk usage: 22.61 GB
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---]    don't use GPU while active
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---]    suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---]    (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Setting up project and slot directories
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Checking active tasks
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Setting up GUI RPC socket
01-May-2019 08:58:40 [---] Checking presence of 4 project files
...TRUNCATED FOR EINSTEIN@HOME SPAM...
01-May-2019 08:58:56 [SETI@home] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
01-May-2019 08:58:56 [SETI@home] Requesting new tasks for CPU
01-May-2019 08:58:57 [SETI@home] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
01-May-2019 08:58:57 [SETI@home] No tasks sent
01-May-2019 08:58:57 [SETI@home] No tasks are available for AstroPulse v7
01-May-2019 08:58:57 [SETI@home] No tasks are available for SETI@home v8
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Message 1992143 - Posted: 1 May 2019, 14:59:35 UTC - in response to Message 1992130.  
Last modified: 1 May 2019, 15:03:39 UTC

The management and control program is called BOINC. Either v7.15.0 or v7.14.2 will be absolutely fine here.

But for the actual scientific research, each project supplies its own application programs - in either binary (pre-compiled) or source code versions.

The list of available binary programs for SETI@Home is shown on the Applications page. You'll see that Solaris 11/SPARC doesn't have any pre-compiled apps available currently.

So, you'll have to go down the self-build route. Access to the source code is described at Porting and optimizing SETI@home. Be sure to read the section on Anonymous Platform.

There are links to previous porting efforts at the foot of the porting page, but be warned that they may be out of date,

Edit - the Wiki page you cited for projects supporting Solaris is also out of date (December 2010). The current - and actively updated - reference list is at https://boinc.berkeley.edu/projects.php
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Message 1992163 - Posted: 1 May 2019, 17:01:00 UTC - in response to Message 1992143.  

Richard,

Thanks for the update. I'll get to work!

-Nic
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Message 1992990 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 16:20:53 UTC

Boinc (7.14.2 and 7.15.0) and Seti@Home 8.00 have been ported to Solaris 11.4 SRU7/SPARC. Currently the systems it will run on are T4s, T7s, and T8s.

Testing has commenced for setiathome_v8. Next will be astropulse_v7 followed by a run of both at the same time. If successful, I will rebuild with the "standard" /usr/local prefix, create both a tarball and a p5p for manual installation or addition to your own IPS repo. Lastly, I will follow-up with a small build guide for the platform and lessons learned in case it helps someone else.

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Message 1992997 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 17:39:58 UTC
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I used to have Solaris 11 on a Virtual Machine on my SUN M20 workstation running Linux. But there were no clients for my Opteron 1210 CPU which has served me for 11 years. Now it is gone. Scott McNealy, the former SUN boss, said once that had Solaris been free there would be no Linux. I agree.
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