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Message 1279861 - Posted: 4 Sep 2012, 2:25:33 UTC

Gripe; I have gotten only 475 000 credits since June 11, 2012, when I could have gotten over a million by now, had I known about super charging the S@H applications.

Kudos; To everyone who has helped another person to utilize they're system, enhance performance, making sense of the myriad of performance enhancing programs and related information and steering people away from mistakes that can be costly, and keeping people from turning their comps into toasters.

All the help I have been given has been great, the people have been friendly, the information helpful, and all for a good cause. Kudos to everyone here. =)


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Message 1286772 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 19:36:37 UTC - in response to Message 1247102.  

Gripe: inability to get work turned from one of my machines --- task(s) at 100% but not ready to report --- got 4 diff computers but only one can get things turned in for credit? Why??? Or why not?
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Message 1286833 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 22:12:23 UTC - in response to Message 1286772.  

Gripe: inability to get work turned from one of my machines --- task(s) at 100% but not ready to report --- got 4 diff computers but only one can get things turned in for credit? Why??? Or why not?
Jaye Ellen

Well, I got SOME through, but have 9 showing 100% completed and when I update NONE of them report.One job has 99.9% and was stopped to run "high priority" jobs; this particular thing completely baffles me --- is there any one that might be able to explain? And the significance of all the 100% jobs that are doing nothing?
Kudos: to all the great work being done between power outages !!!

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Message 1287388 - Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 13:41:00 UTC - in response to Message 1286833.  

Gripe: inability to get work turned from one of my machines --- task(s) at 100% but not ready to report --- got 4 diff computers but only one can get things turned in for credit? Why??? Or why not?
Jaye Ellen

Well, I got SOME through, but have 9 showing 100% completed and when I update NONE of them report.One job has 99.9% and was stopped to run "high priority" jobs; this particular thing completely baffles me --- is there any one that might be able to explain? And the significance of all the 100% jobs that are doing nothing?
Kudos: to all the great work being done between power outages !!!

First, it's possible for a unit to show as 100% complete, yet not be finished. It's only truly finished if its status says "uploading" or "ready to report."

Second, the ones that won't report might not have uploaded yet. When a unit is finished, there's a two step process. First, your computer uploads the data that is the outcome of your crunching, then it reports the unit as complete to the scheduler. It can't report until it successfully uploads. Uploading has been been struggling with the over-capacity connection to the servers just as downloading has. If a unit's status doesn't say "Ready to report" doing an update won't accomplish anything. Check your Transfers tab to see if the units that won't report are stuck there. (And then just take a deep breath and don't worry about it too much. If you feel like it, you can click the retry button, but it will only do anything if all of the stuck up/downloads are showing a time to their next retry. If any of them show they are actually trying, clicking retry won't do anything useful for you.)

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Message 1287541 - Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 23:54:53 UTC

Kudos that we have all this new hardware

Gripes that we are still having significant system issues.




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Message 1292702 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 4:17:11 UTC

Gripes: Another stretch of Shorties, No AP's and Me Green Star that should have lasted till Feb. ;(

Kudos: A BIG Shout out to the shoestring Staff who do quite well with keeping stuff running and keeping Us with some WU's. Even if they aren't AP's. ;))



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Message 1292724 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 5:43:20 UTC - in response to Message 1292702.  

Gripes: Another stretch of Shorties,

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Bugger all shorties here for the last couple of days.

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Message 1293200 - Posted: 9 Oct 2012, 14:13:11 UTC - in response to Message 1292702.  

Gripes: Another stretch of Shorties, No AP's and Me Green Star that should have lasted till Feb. ;(

Kudos: A BIG Shout out to the shoestring Staff who do quite well with keeping stuff running and keeping Us with some WU's. Even if they aren't AP's. ;))

Gripe: size 5 made the above text so small I had to click the quote button to read it normal size. I changed it to size 8 in the quote and now it's readable while still producing the desired effect.

Kudo: that's my only gripe at the moment. Also, thanks for showing me how to do a text size setting.

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Message 1301214 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 8:25:26 UTC
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Kudos:

    finally getting a couple AP units
    they'll run on the new ATI app
    This project is still trying to innovate



Gripe: dl at 1.44 KBps and 0.07 KBps and the dl keeps stopping. 50 minutes for 1.19% is more than just a little ridiculous. [edit] aborted those 08se12aeb0p0 isn't even on the splitter list as far as I can see (I'm old, mebbe missed it) [edit2] now the website reports that I should have 4 other tasks, none are downloading and the ati app has changed its name) YAAAAARGH! [edit3] downloading after restarting BOINC...speed is below .05 KBPS (no I didn't mistype that...)

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Message 1301269 - Posted: 2 Nov 2012, 14:52:18 UTC

Only gripe....
The problems in cutting through the Berk politics to get some sorely needed additional bandwidth for this science project. They should be more supportive.

Kudos...
Many and varied.
The dedication of the small staff (da boyz in da lab, as I like to call them) that keep this project afloat with their meager resources.
And the tremendous things the GPUUG (shameless plug, my team) has been able to do for the project with the wonderful support from you dudes and dudettes, my fellow participants.

Without all your dedication and passion for this project, it would not be where it is now, and that, my friends, is in a very good place.


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Most were cats.

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Message 1303182 - Posted: 7 Nov 2012, 17:58:21 UTC

I spend more time out of work than working. All six of my machines are out of work. I Have been this way since last Thursday. I have tried the no new work option but my update request just time out. I have a lot of results to report, but nothing helps. I had hope this would be fixed after the Tuesday maintenance shutdown. No luck. I see a lot of people talking about it on the boards. The server status page says work is available, but we are not getting it. Do the system administrators even know this is happening. It is discouraging to a lot of people because these type issues just never go away. I even increased my buffers to try and ride out these regular problems. This time even that was not enough.[/b]

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Message 1303381 - Posted: 8 Nov 2012, 2:32:57 UTC
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Dannis: I've had this prob b4, all I did was a sys reboot on computer and it cleared up. My issue may not b the same as yours but worth a quickie try. Cud just b a buffer hangup.

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Message 1306849 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 18:07:25 UTC - in response to Message 1210586.  

Gripes: I just got a pile of "lost tasks"---

Kudos to anyone that can solve this situation.

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Message 1306932 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 22:23:26 UTC

All I have are ghost files...:(
the last 6 works are almost done and nobody answer me:(
I don't have 1183 files for work, I have zero after
one hour:(


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Message 1308049 - Posted: 20 Nov 2012, 9:11:34 UTC - in response to Message 1306932.  
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Gripe:
... and yet host 5893094 has over 5000 WUs and they are oh-so-very-slowly timing out.
Can someone please, please cancel the WUs on that host and block it?
Right now it is a wingman-of-death.
I have been waiting over 1 month for WU 1088698302 to be returned.
It looks like I'm going to have to wait at least another week before it gets handed out again, like the 5000+ other volunteers who are waiting and waiting for work / validation.

Kudos:
Yay. The database issues were fixed. Someone still cares :)


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Message 1310357 - Posted: 26 Nov 2012, 1:21:41 UTC

I hear you AMDave, we all have to deal with those occationally. Nothing to be done, but wait it out.
If my wingperson is someone I know, I just send them a PM and asked them to get with it.
Got one completed a day before it was set to expire.
So Kudos to the Kittyman and a very big Kudo to who ever got the scheduler issue fixed.


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Message 1311221 - Posted: 29 Nov 2012, 1:31:25 UTC
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I do have another gripe.
Some of you pay attention to the User of the Day thread. It erks(?) me, when I see someone is elected, that hasn't crunched in years/month. How hard is it, to set the random generator to >1 RAC?
This should be for active users only. Right now, I feel it is a sham.

Kudos for Eric picking up the slack on keeping us informed.


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Message 1311228 - Posted: 29 Nov 2012, 2:17:25 UTC - in response to Message 1311221.  

I do have another gripe.
Some of you pay attention to the User of the Day thread. It erks(?) me, when I see someone is elected, that hasn't crunched in years/month. How hard is it, to set the random generator to >1 RAC?
This should be for active users only. Right now, I feel it is a sham.


I agree completely.

Gripe: People posting spam in NC topics.
Kudos: Uli's comment above.


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Message 1311290 - Posted: 29 Nov 2012, 7:49:29 UTC - in response to Message 1311228.  

Gripe: People posting spam in NC topics.

People posting off topic in any of the threads- but particularly the News & Tech News threads. I notice there's a new post there, go to see what it's about & it's just someone using it to make noise with no releavance at all to the thread.

Kudos, the Scheduler appears to be holding up.

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Message 1311379 - Posted: 5 Dec 2012, 18:44:54 UTC

Kudos: All the work required to get the DB back into Shape.

Gripe: None


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