Split Level Ruin (Jan 26 2009)

log in

Advanced search

Message boards : Technical News : Split Level Ruin (Jan 26 2009)

Author Message
Profile Matt Lebofsky
Volunteer moderator
Project administrator
Project developer
Project scientist
Send message
Joined: 1 Mar 99
Posts: 1441
Credit: 210,886
RAC: 1
United States
Message 858292 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 23:17:39 UTC

Due to various bugs on the scheduler/client side of things some users have been getting far too much work to do. This results in excess workunit downloads which eats up our bandwidth and makes it generally difficult for anything to happen, then queues start backing up, etc. The scheduler fix has already been employed late last week, a client bug-fix is in the works.

I have little to do with the above, and the problems should clear up on their own once traffic settles down. Today has been a catch-up-on-mundane-sys-admin tasks kind of day for me, which is fine once in a while.

- Matt

-- BOINC/SETI@home network/web/science/development person
-- "Any idiot can have a good idea. What is hard is to do it." - Jeanne-Claude

Profile Allie in Vancouver
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 16 Mar 07
Posts: 3949
Credit: 1,604,668
RAC: 0
Message 858313 - Posted: 27 Jan 2009, 0:02:51 UTC
Last modified: 27 Jan 2009, 0:03:59 UTC

Don’t deride the mundane tasks: properly considered they can have a Zen-like effect of clearing the mind. (Wax on, wax off. . .)

And thanks for the update. :o)
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

Albert Einstein

Evangelos Katikos
Send message
Joined: 18 Oct 99
Posts: 17
Credit: 101,235,511
RAC: 6,706
Message 858401 - Posted: 27 Jan 2009, 2:26:39 UTC
Last modified: 27 Jan 2009, 2:27:16 UTC

Right now with all the new and upcoming app releases MB, AP, CUDA, nonCUDA, optimized or not there is a big need to shift through our tasks pages to find client/computation errors. That means used bandwith for seti servers and several queries to the database (I guess for every tasks page we view, there is a new query?).

I think it would be good to have another link in our account page that will show us only those tasks with client/computaton errors or those tasks that for whatever reason gave zero credit. Would that be an easy one to implement?

Message boards : Technical News : Split Level Ruin (Jan 26 2009)

Copyright © 2016 University of California