adding a computer

Tiers Jean-Francois
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How to add an other computer with the same account ?
I currently use my laptop, but I have got an other one that I would like to use only for BOINC. I downloaded the manager and my account seems OK, including my profile, but I can't get any task to do.
Can you help me ?
Cheers
JF

Holmis
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adding a computer

You seem to have successfully added your second computer to your account as it's showing when I click on your user name and then the link to show your computers, so that's not the problem but rather that you have restrictions in your preferences of what kind of work to download.

As the second computer doesn't seem to have any GPU that's capable of running compute tasks then I recommend that you set up a separate location/venue for this computer. To do this start with going to Your Account and then click on "Computing preferences", then click on any of the "Add separate preferences for " links and set up the prefs you want.
Next step, again from your account page click on the link for "Einstein@Home preferences" and add the preference for the same "place" as before if it doesn't already exist. Select suitable preferences for your new computer and pay attention to the option to "Run only the selected applications", select what you want your new computer to run.

Next go to your account page once again and this time click on the link to view "Computers on this account" then click on the "Details" link on your left. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and in box for "Location" select the new preferences you just created and then hit the update button next to the box.

The last thing to do is to open Boinc Manager on the new computer and in "Advanced Mode" on the "Projects" tab click on Einstein@home and then on the left click on the button "Update" to tell Boinc to contact the project servers and download the new preferences.

Please feel free to ask if any of the above is unclear.

Tiers Jean-Francois
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Thanks a lot

Thanks a lot Holmis.

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As the second computer doesn't seem to have any GPU that's capable of running compute tasks then I recommend that you set up a separate location/venue for this computer. To do this start with going to Your Account and then click on "Computing preferences", then click on any of the "Add separate preferences for " links and set up the prefs you want.

If there is no usable GPU in the "new" computer (in fact, it's an old one operated under Win XP -SP2) my present préférences can't apply. I should have understood this by myself... Sorry.

If I choose an other location (say "school" or "work") will the settings for this location will change my "home" settings, which I would not change ?

I'll make the trial soon and if it doesn't work, I will come back to the present settings and forget the additional computer.

Cheers and thanks again.

JF

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RE: If I choose an other

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If I choose an other location (say "school" or "work") will the settings for this location will change my "home" settings, which I would not change ?


The settings for each location are unique and will not effect each other.
So setting home to only accept GPU work and school to only accept CPU work should not be a problem. You only have to remember to change the right set of preferences the next time you want to change something.

Edit:
I now see that you have opted to hide your computers, that will make it harder for others to help you if you ever need help again. If your worried about what others can see then just click on my username and then view my computers, it's only basic stuff about the machine and no sensitive info.

Tiers Jean-Francois
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Thanks a lot, Holmis. It

Thanks a lot, Holmis. It seems to work almost fine now (at least, I've got tasks to compute). My target is to use my second computer for long tasks (1 to 3 days), only devoted to E@H. On my first computer, that I use for other things as anyone, I wish to only accept "short" tasks (say less than 20 hours)

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I now see that you have opted to hide your computers, that will make it harder for others to help you if you ever need help again. If your worried about what others can see then just click on my username and then view my computers, it's only basic stuff about the machine and no sensitive info.


Sorry for this, I did not intend to hide my computers ! I must have made a mistake. I'll look for this.

Cheers
JF

Tiers Jean-Francois
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Hi Holmis I am not sure my

Hi Holmis
I am not sure my computers are visible. I tried but not sure of the result. Can you tell me ? Or give me the method to make them visible, or check by myself that they are ?
Thanks in advance
JF

KSMarksPsych
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RE: Hi Holmis I am not sure

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Hi Holmis
I am not sure my computers are visible. I tried but not sure of the result. Can you tell me ? Or give me the method to make them visible, or check by myself that they are ?
Thanks in advance
JF

I can see your computers and it looks like the new one is crunching away.

Kathryn :o)

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Holmis
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Hi Jean-Francois As

Hi Jean-Francois

As KSMarksPsych noted your computers are once again visible.

Looking in I see you have different types of tasks on the different computers so everything looks good. Now you'll just have to experiment to get "the right" type of tasks on the right machine.

I'm happy that I was able to help you sort this out, good luck and keep on crunching! =)

Tiers Jean-Francois
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Hi Holmis and KSM. Thanks to

Hi Holmis and KSM.
Thanks to both.
Cheers
JF

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