Active BOINC projects => RAKESEARCH => Topic started by: Dingo on September 16, 2017, 04:55:01 AM

Title: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on September 16, 2017, 04:55:01 AM
This is another Russian project that has long running tasks between 6 and 70 hours and is very low on credit.  I have attached to do some work to give it a try but won't do much till they optimise their application a bit to reduce the length and they start giving better credit. 
Title: Badges
Post by: kashi on November 26, 2017, 04:33:54 PM
Now has badges. They are forest animals of Karelia region where project server is located. 2 badges so far, more soon.

Hedgehog 5,000 credit

Squirrel 25,000 credit
Title: Optimized app
Post by: kashi on November 26, 2017, 04:56:35 PM
Project contributor Daniel has for some time been working to optimize the RakeSearch application. He's now released these optimized apps for download.

I'm always keen on the idea of greater efficiency with optimized apps so decided to give them a go. Am using the Windows AVX version on my SandyBridge based computer and Windows AVX2 version on Skylake box. They are about 5-10 times faster than the current default application.

Instructions for downloading and installing are found in forum post here:
Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Daniel on November 26, 2017, 06:35:52 PM
Thanks for the info Kashi.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on May 02, 2019, 11:47:17 AM
There is a newer version 1.1 of the Optimised apps  HERE (
Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on June 02, 2019, 07:56:46 PM
Optimised Application

There is no need for the Optimised application from 01 Jun 2019 onward.  They have optimised the new Rakesearch application and also started on the Rank 10 tasks.  You will need to delete your app_config.xml file from the projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch folder to get the nw tasks.

You will need to either abort or run the tasks to completion if you are running the optimised app.   Then delete the app_info.xml file because the new application reads a different checkpoint file and the one for the optimised app in not compatable.

Remeber to go to your preferences on the Project web site  ( un tick the old version so you don't get the old apps that run two or three times as long.

Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Daniel on June 02, 2019, 09:04:21 PM
Thanks Dingo, I just downloaded some of the new Rank 10 tasks.
I'll see how they go.
Title: Re: Project Update
Post by: Dingo on April 22, 2020, 05:45:59 PM
There is a new Optimised application for Version 10 of the Rakesearch application.

The optimised apps can be found here

I had problems trying to get the application to download to Linux using wget as it only downloaded a part of the file.  I ended up downloading the file to my Windows machine and using the PSCP software to upload to the Linux rakeshift directory.  I have put the process I used below, but it is not refined.

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cd /usr/bin/projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch

Stop BOINC however you do it. I use /etc/init.d/boinc-client stop
/etc/init.d/boinc-client start
- start BOINC client, running as a system daemon
/etc/init.d/boinc-client stop
- stop the BOINC daemon
/etc/init.d/boinc-client restart
- stop and start the BOINC daemon
/etc/init.d/boinc-client status[/quote]

Need to wait for all the boinc apps to stop may need to do the stop command a few times especially if you are running MultiBoinc.

ctrl L boinc
"q" gets you out of top
when boinc no longer shows up on the list

Find out if you have AVX etc  --  grep avx /proc/cpuinfo   or if avx does not show up use grep sse /proc/cpuinfo


[url=]Download the file[/url] that suits your Linux version to your windows desktop

open a Command Window -- cmd
cd Desktop

If you do not have PSCP then you can get it by [url=]downloading "Putty" [/url] once putty is installed then look in "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\" and you will see pscp.exe.  Copy it to your desktop

Upload to the linux machine

pscp "File Downloaded" root@IP ADDRESS OF LINUX MACHINE:/usr/bin/projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/


tar -xvzf "/usr/bin/projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/FILE DOWNLOADED
ls -l   -- there should be two new files one of which is an app_info.xml

rm rakesearch10_linux64_avx2_v10.tgz

Start BOINC however you do it

If you have multiBOINC setup you need to restart the boinc apps.

UPDATE:  The new optimised app is much quicker than the old one.  The old app ran from 10000 to 16000 sec and the new app runs at about 2500 t0 6000 sec for the first seven tasks that are validated.  I have 83 pending tasks that are alos in the same range as the valid tasks.