Posts by chrispsn

1) Message boards : Problems : Connectivity issues via boinccmd (Message 81)
Posted 23 Oct 2018 by chrispsn
Post:
Hi, I'm trying to connect to my Science United account via the command line tool boinccmd (to use cloud training).

The following command gives an error:
boinccmd --join_acct_mgr https://scienceunited.org/ myusername mypassword


The error is:
││#88 23 Oct 12:34
││Fetching configuration file from https://scienceunited.org/get_project_config.php
││#89 23 Oct 12:34
││Contacting account manager at https://scienceunited.org/
││#90 23 Oct 12:34
││Account manager contact succeeded
││#91 23 Oct 12:34
││[error] No signing key from account manager


Any help is greatly appreciated!
2) Message boards : Suggestions : Running Science United on Google Cloud, Azure, etc (Message 80)
Posted 23 Oct 2018 by chrispsn
Post:
Hi there,

As you probably know, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure etc offer free cloud credit to new users, which can be used to get quite beefy machines:

- https://cloud.google.com/free/
- https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/

It would be a great help to the project if accessing that cloud compute was made as easy for new users as possible, perhaps via:

- a step-by-step guide
- automatic scripts for setting up an instance and getting everything downloaded and run.

Leela Zero, which is a non-BOINC project, has started to do this. From experience, using the Tesla V100 makes a huge difference to the rate of training: https://github.com/gcp/leela-zero/issues/1905
3) Message boards : Questions : Web API for statistics (Message 62)
Posted 9 Sep 2018 by chrispsn
Post:
Hi there,

Is there a web API for pulling stats on processing power etc? There is a PHP interface for charts (like the one below), but it would be good to have a HTTP(S) GET API for the raw data (I want to make an Excel dashboard).

https://scienceunited.org/su_graph.php?type=user&id=12345&what=ec&ndays=30&xsize=450&ysize=250

Thanks,
Chris





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