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Message 844741 - Posted: 24 Dec 2008, 21:06:54 UTC

We seem to have gotten beyond the current period of high demand and back into a realm of working within our limited resources. Queues are filling or draining in a positive direction, albeit slowly. I did finally write a script to compute how many results passing through our validation queue are CUDA processed - currently roughly 3%. And speaking of that, I am now aware of the CUDA validation problems mentioned in other threads and I passed them along with screenshots, info, etc. to the proper authorities (i.e. Eric and Jeff).

At this time of year I do a lot of prep for upcoming server projects without enacting anythying too crazy, lest I break anything that's currently working just fine. For example, I'm building more RAID mirror pairs on the workunit storage server, but won't actually add them until the new year. We added enough space yesterday to hold us over until then. I'm also cleaning up the lab, labelling spare parts, placing things in boxes, organizing dozens of O'Reilly books currently stored inefficiently in stacks, etc. We also tend to "store up for the winter" - at some point soon we'll pull up a bunch of data from HPSS to keep splitters happy until the new year.

Thanks for all the holiday wishes/greetings, and please accept my likewise sentiments. For those thinking I'm going above and beyond the call of duty by working during vacation, don't give me too much credit. My vacation comes later.

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Message 844743 - Posted: 24 Dec 2008, 21:17:23 UTC


. . . Thanks Kindly for the Update Matt - and when the time comes - enjoy Your Off-Time Sir

Berkeley - You are All doing a Great Job - Thanks for everything in the Past Year

- May the New Year see Each of You Well & Accounted for . . .




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Message 844853 - Posted: 25 Dec 2008, 4:06:30 UTC

As always, thank you for the updates. And especially, thank you for explaining things in ways that even us not-so-technical folks can (sort of) understand.

I guess that, ultimately, all we really want is for the servers to keep sending us work and you’ve done a heck of a job keeping things smoking at your end.

And especially thanks for the pictures!!!! (Please sir, can we have some more?)

Hope you and the significant other have a terrific Christmas. And if the servers go down over the next two days. . . Frak ‘em, enjoy your holiday.

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Message 844885 - Posted: 25 Dec 2008, 5:21:04 UTC

Thank you indeed for all the hard work.

12/25/2008 12:13:25 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 929100 seconds of work, reporting 4 completed tasks
12/25/2008 12:13:47 AM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
12/25/2008 12:13:48 AM||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
12/25/2008 12:13:50 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)
12/25/2008 12:14:05 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 929404 seconds of work, reporting 4 completed tasks
12/25/2008 12:16:31 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request failed: HTTP service unavailable
12/25/2008 12:16:36 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 930387 seconds of work, reporting 4 completed tasks
12/25/2008 12:16:58 AM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
12/25/2008 12:16:59 AM||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
12/25/2008 12:17:01 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)

Ah well, seems to be something wrong, no big deal. If I run out of work, I run out, will then let the computer idle on it's Christmas vacation until it's fixed whenever that is. After 286 days of windows uptime, it deserves it!.

Happy holidays to all crunchers, wherever you may be...
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Message 844943 - Posted: 25 Dec 2008, 9:11:56 UTC

25/12/2008 7:52:04 PM|SETI@home|Started upload of 03dc08ab.14698.15610.12.8.208_0_0
25/12/2008 7:52:26 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
25/12/2008 7:52:26 PM|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 03dc08ab.14698.15610.12.8.208_0_0: connect() failed
25/12/2008 7:52:26 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 40 min 19 sec on upload of 03dc08ab.14698.15610.12.8.208_0_0
25/12/2008 7:52:44 PM||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
25/12/2008 7:54:41 PM|SETI@home|Started upload of 03dc08ab.14698.15610.12.8.208_0_0
25/12/2008 7:55:03 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
25/12/2008 7:55:03 PM|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 03dc08ab.14698.15610.12.8.208_0_0: connect() failed
25/12/2008 7:55:03 PM|SETI@home|Backing off 1 hr 10 min 16 sec on upload of 03dc08ab.14698.15610.12.8.208_0_0
25/12/2008 7:55:18 PM||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

Looks like I'm getting the same... I came home to find one PC was not reporting, with 25 WU's in "ready to report" mode. Very unusual for ANY of my machines.
Manually updating resulted in a http error.

A reboot did not help, nor did "Do network communication"

The fault seemed to clear itself, but I'm not sure if the 25 reported WU's were actually counted by the server(s), as I didn't check my pending list, etc, before the backlog cleared.

It looks like the usual IT thing: as soon as the staff go home, the system falls over. *ho hum*

Merry Christmas, guys. Have a good holiday, you have earned it.
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Message 844964 - Posted: 25 Dec 2008, 11:56:16 UTC - in response to Message 844963.

Hi Kittyman :)

And a very merry Christmas to you and the kitties!

I have seen the cricket graph around the boards, (and thanks for reminding me of it) but I find it confusing, due to time zone differences. (I am heading to Boxing day when most of the rest of the world is still well and truly early Christmas morning to midday, for example.)

Having said that, the cricket graph DOES show a serious dip. The issues I am seeing are doubtless affecting plenty of others, too.

WU's are being uploaded sporadically, which historically means they will eventually clear. I am receiving no work, however, to replace the finished work. It looks like the usual application of patience will be needed.

As I said: "It looks like the usual IT thing: as soon as the staff go home, the system falls over. *ho hum*"
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Message 845031 - Posted: 25 Dec 2008, 17:35:04 UTC

The patience factor worked, everything kicked back into life a few hours ago for me, managed to get new work with a whole 1 task remaining to crunch.

Ah well sorry computer looks like your vacation is postponed for now.


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Message 845147 - Posted: 25 Dec 2008, 22:59:48 UTC

Yep, for sure.
I got up a coupla hours ago, and the same show is on here.
Patience sure works :)
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Message 845594 - Posted: 27 Dec 2008, 7:57:33 UTC

at some point soon we'll pull up a bunch of data from HPSS to keep splitters happy until the new year.

how much data in terms of GB's will this be? i'm not sure if other people like this idea. it would be handy to know when a new set of data is inserted into the splitters. thanks in advance. i hope you all have a good Christmas and happy New Year
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