names of applications and the names of the files we are running

mikey
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When I go into my account to select which sub-projects want to run I see this:

APPLICATIONS

Run only the selected applications
 Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo)
 Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo, GPU)
 Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1
 Gamma-ray pulsar search #5
 Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1 (GPU)
 Continuous Gravitational Wave search O2 All-Sky
 Gravitational Wave Injection run on LIGO O1 Open Data
 Gravitational Wave search O2 Multi-Directional
 Gravitational Wave search O2 Multi-Directional GPU
 
But when I go look at my tasks list I see things like this:
h1_0145.35_O1C02Cl3In1__O1OD1I1_145.45Hz_145_0
And until I actually open each task I can't  tell what kind of tasks are running and what kind of task isn't running.
 
When I go to the Applications page I see things like this:

Gravitational Wave search O2 Multi-Directional GPU

In short none of the 3 places match up and unless I open each running task I have nowhere to go to find out. I even tried going thru some of the Forums but  there are just too many posts to find things. If you guys could update the Applications page with the actual name of the files we are running it would help alot.

cecht
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mikey wrote:In short none of

mikey wrote:
In short none of the 3 places match up and unless I open each running task I have nowhere to go to find out. I even tried going thru some of the Forums but  there are just too many posts to find things. If you guys could update the Applications page with the actual name of the files we are running it would help alot.

I agree.

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Keith Myers
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The definitive place to look

The definitive place to look would be in client_state.xml.

 

mikey
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Keith Myers wrote:The

Keith Myers wrote:
The definitive place to look would be in client_state.xml.

Yes but it's hard to see a name that includes Ligo and then the file comes thru and it's a jumbled mess of letters and numbers that have zero relation to what I checked. It's also hard to figure out what kind of workunits are available, such as yesterday when Collatz ran out of work and I was trying to run the shorter workunits but when I checked them it said there are none avaiable. BUT Einstein said it had plenty of workunits, I just couldn't tell by what was listed that it was only the longer ones.

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I can slog my way through

I can slog my way through client_state if I have to but I'd rather not.  It would be nice if app names were more user friendly.  The goal should be simplicity and ease of use.

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+1

+1

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I am guessing that the file

I am guessing that the file names are used as part of a database lookup

for example: LATeah1062L17_332.0_0_0.0_3767610_0_0

each digit represents some option that is being run and the result returned can be examined and compared by using the codes in the file name examined by the DB query.  Just a guess.

Thinking about this, if someone were to start renaming the returned results it could cause such as problem in the database lookup they might have to switch to a different naming system, like one more friendly.  Not that I am suggesting this.

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WB8ILI
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Following is a simple Excel

Following is a simple Excel macro that will display the current apps in your client_state.xml file.

It doesn't eliminate duplicate names with different version numbers.

Change the "Open" statement to point to the location of your client_state.xml file.

 

 

Sub Find_Apps()

Open "C:/users/public/boinc/client_state.xml" For Input As #1

Cells.Select
Selection.Clear

Do While Not EOF(1)

    Input #1, T$
    
    If InStr(T$, "<app_version>") <> 0 Then
        Input #1, T$
        Row = Row + 1
        Cells(Row, 1) = Mid$(T$, InStr(T$, "<app_name>") + 10)
        Cells(Row, 1) = Mid$(Cells(Row, 1), 1, InStr(Cells(Row, 1), "</app_name>") - 1)
    End If
   
Loop

Close #1

End Sub

mikey
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   WB8ILI

 

 

 

WB8ILI wrote:

Following is a simple Excel macro that will display the current apps in your client_state.xml file.

It doesn't eliminate duplicate names with different version numbers.

Change the "Open" statement to point to the location of your client_state.xml file.

 

 

Sub Find_Apps()

Open "C:/users/public/boinc/client_state.xml" For Input As #1

Cells.Select
Selection.Clear

Do While Not EOF(1)

    Input #1, T$
    
    If InStr(T$, "<app_version>") <> 0 Then
        Input #1, T$
        Row = Row + 1
        Cells(Row, 1) = Mid$(T$, InStr(T$, "<app_name>") + 10)
        Cells(Row, 1) = Mid$(Cells(Row, 1), 1, InStr(Cells(Row, 1), "</app_name>") - 1)
    End If
   
Loop

Close #1

End Sub

Great but it doesn't show you which files are available to run in the Server Status page!

These are the files names on my Account, preferences, project page:

 


 Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo)


 Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo, GPU)


 Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1


 Gamma-ray pulsar search #5


 Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1 (GPU)


 Continuous Gravitational Wave search O2 All-Sky


 Gravitational Wave Injection run on LIGO O1 Open Data


 Gravitational Wave search O2 Multi-Directional


 Gravitational Wave search O2 Multi-Directional GPU


 

 

This is the list of the file names on the Server Status page:

FGRPB1G O2MDF FGRP5 O2MD1 BRP4 O2AS20-500

 As you clearly the two pages have ZERO relationship to each other!! And that doesn't even take into account that there are EIGHT choices on the project, preferences page and only SIX type of files on the Server Status page!! Now MAYBE they don't seperate the standard and "gpu" ones because  the exact same file can be run on either  the cpu or the gpu, but it doesn't say that nor do I know if that's true. And if that's true perhaps that's why the gpu isn't  fully used on the newer gpu's, but that's another topic.

WB8ILI
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Mikey - You are correct. I

Mikey -

You are correct. I was trying to help the person who didn't want to "slog through the client_state.xml" file.

I assumed that if one is looking at the client_state.xml file, you must be interested in which applications are currently on your computer.

 

 

MaxQ
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I haven't look to see if

I haven't look to see if anyone has posted this yet, if it's a duplicate, my apologies...

 

There's a column display option on the BOINC client that was deleted recently named "Application" that listed the App name. If you look under Options>Columns you can select the columns you want displayed on the BOINC client. Even though I have "Application" selected, the App name disappeared from the client display.

My older system running version 7.6.22 doesn't have this problem.

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