Gripes and Kudos II


log in

Advanced search

Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos II

Previous · 1 . . . 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · Next
Author Message
Profile Mark W. Patton
Volunteer tester
Send message
Joined: 30 Jul 99
Posts: 9
Credit: 3,432,798
RAC: 518
United States
Message 1346829 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 13:37:36 UTC

I am just wondering why the download bandwidth seems so narrow. My network should be able to download a 366k work unit in 1 second but it takes days sometimes. If you have answered this question elsewhere I apologize for asking again but I support 12 different projects and it is hard to read all the message boards.
Best Regards,
Mark W. Patton

____________

msattler
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 9 Jul 00
Posts: 38149
Credit: 555,480,757
RAC: 606,100
United States
Message 1346835 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 14:09:08 UTC - in response to Message 1346829.

I am just wondering why the download bandwidth seems so narrow. My network should be able to download a 366k work unit in 1 second but it takes days sometimes. If you have answered this question elsewhere I apologize for asking again but I support 12 different projects and it is hard to read all the message boards.
Best Regards,
Mark W. Patton

LOL....
It's not that the download bandwidth is narrow, it's just that it's clobbered all of the time....
Here is the bandwidth usage graph of Seti...
The green is downloads. Getting a piece of it is very difficult sometimes.

You should visit our Number Crunching forum, and in particular the Windows TCP thread for a comms mod that might help your downloading woes.

____________
*********************************************
Embrace your inner kitty...ya know ya wanna!

I have met a few friends in my life.
Most were cats.

Profile Bob Bainbridge
Send message
Joined: 21 Mar 01
Posts: 54
Credit: 47,968,120
RAC: 58,197
United States
Message 1347067 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 22:11:19 UTC - in response to Message 1346835.

I am just wondering why the download bandwidth seems so narrow. My network should be able to download a 366k work unit in 1 second but it takes days sometimes. If you have answered this question elsewhere I apologize for asking again but I support 12 different projects and it is hard to read all the message boards.
Best Regards,
Mark W. Patton

LOL....
It's not that the download bandwidth is narrow, it's just that it's clobbered all of the time....
Here is the bandwidth usage graph of Seti...
The green is downloads. Getting a piece of it is very difficult sometimes.

You should visit our Number Crunching forum, and in particular the Windows TCP thread for a comms mod that might help your downloading woes.

I tried the TCP mod but it didn't help me at all. My GTX-480 has NO WU's and 12 stuck downloading for hours. The GTX-570 has NO GPU WU's and has a dozen or so stuck in download. OTOH my 2-core laptop has plenty of work as does my old AMD 2-core bare motherboard plugged into a power supply.

Bob B.
____________

Grant (SSSF)
Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 5683
Credit: 56,060,206
RAC: 49,925
Australia
Message 1347105 - Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 23:12:58 UTC - in response to Message 1347067.
Last modified: 15 Mar 2013, 23:13:17 UTC

I tried the TCP mod but it didn't help me at all. My GTX-480 has NO WU's and 12 stuck downloading for hours.

Over the last 24-48 hours downloading has been more difficult than at any time previously, even with the fix in place i've had downloads accumulate & project backoffs occur. Generally 30-40min later when i hit retry, everything started to download again by itself. Very, very, very slowly, but it did download.
____________
Grant
Darwin NT.

Wiyosaya
Send message
Joined: 19 May 99
Posts: 39
Credit: 801,970
RAC: 16
United States
Message 1347398 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 18:47:49 UTC - in response to Message 1347105.
Last modified: 16 Mar 2013, 18:49:46 UTC

I tried the TCP mod but it didn't help me at all. My GTX-480 has NO WU's and 12 stuck downloading for hours.

Over the last 24-48 hours downloading has been more difficult than at any time previously, even with the fix in place i've had downloads accumulate & project backoffs occur. Generally 30-40min later when i hit retry, everything started to download again by itself. Very, very, very slowly, but it did download.

Gripe: The quoted ones above, and the fact that this condition has, from my perspective, existed for many months and still exists. At speeds as low as 0.8Kbps and lower, downloads take longer than the time to process WUs.

Kudos: The S@H team seems to be aware of the problem and is hopefully actively engaged in fixing it.
____________

Bill Schivley CLG-6
Send message
Joined: 5 Jul 01
Posts: 5
Credit: 1,178,387
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1347478 - Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 23:31:52 UTC

Kudos to me first off. I am just about ready to complete 1million work units.
it has taken a long time to complete this. For a long time I did not get any Astropluse downloads until I upgraded my drivers. Now, I get all kinds of Seti downloads and A bunch of Astro pluse downloads. The AP downloads are very slow to download but I can get them within a day. Everything is is o.k. for me at this time with the downloads. Seti is almost instantly. My only gripe is how slow AP is. Comparet to what I read here, I have no gripe at all.
____________

Luther
Send message
Joined: 11 Mar 13
Posts: 12
Credit: 420,913
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1347520 - Posted: 17 Mar 2013, 3:55:16 UTC

Since some of you are complaining about the downloads of new tasks here is a solution that has worked for me and many others.

1) Download TCPOptimizer (sorry I don't have a link so maybe try google)
2) Run the program, at the bottom it says Choose Settings: Click on Optimal then click Custom and place a check mark next to "TimeStamps" then click Apply!
3) reboot and problem solved you should download nice and fast for every task.

Luther
Send message
Joined: 11 Mar 13
Posts: 12
Credit: 420,913
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1348017 - Posted: 18 Mar 2013, 8:42:01 UTC - in response to Message 1347520.

Since some of you are complaining about the downloads of new tasks here is a solution that has worked for me and many others.

1) Download TCPOptimizer (sorry I don't have a link so maybe try google)
2) Run the program, at the bottom it says Choose Settings: Click on Optimal then click Custom and place a check mark next to "TimeStamps" then click Apply!
3) reboot and problem solved you should download nice and fast for every task.



Apply the Optimal then do Custom.

Profile BMaytum
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 3 Apr 99
Posts: 98
Credit: 3,422,092
RAC: 2,668
United States
Message 1348737 - Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 15:54:21 UTC - in response to Message 1347520.

Since some of you are complaining about the downloads of new tasks here is a solution that has worked for me and many others.

1) Download TCPOptimizer (sorry I don't have a link so maybe try google)
2) Run the program, at the bottom it says Choose Settings: Click on Optimal then click Custom and place a check mark next to "TimeStamps" then click Apply!
3) reboot and problem solved you should download nice and fast for every task.


Alternatively (rather than using TCPOptimizer) if you're running Windows, see Richard Haselgrove's two easy methods http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71002&postid=1344153 that set a Registry parameter to relieve WU download congestion on your PC. (Other posters recently pointed out that thread here, but apparently some posters haven't yet understood). Check it out, the Registry setting completely relieved WU download congestion for my 3 PCs.[/url]
____________
Sabertooth Z77, i7-3770K@4.2GHz, GTX680, W8.1Pro x64
P5N32-E SLI, C2D E8400@3Ghz, GTX580, Win7SP1Pro x64 & PCLinuxOS2014 x86

Profile Donald L. Johnson
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 5 Aug 02
Posts: 5983
Credit: 627,327
RAC: 963
United States
Message 1353085 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 2:59:43 UTC

Kudos: to Matt, Jeff, Eric, and anybody else who helped make the move. While Matt says some things are still throttled so the project comes up to speed slowly, things appear to be working well and uploads/downloads/scheduler requests seemto be going through much faster than they did up the hill. So far, so good.

Gripes: None worth mentioning.
____________
Donald
Infernal Optimist / Submariner, retired

Profile KWSN THE Holy Hand Grenade!
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 20 Dec 05
Posts: 1892
Credit: 9,080,130
RAC: 9,487
United States
Message 1353130 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 5:57:15 UTC
Last modified: 4 Apr 2013, 5:59:28 UTC

Minor gripe/inquiry:

My (and many people in my RAC range) score dropped by about 77,000 cobblestones just before the outage, and then came back after the outage: Wha Hoppen?
____________
.

Cheopis
Send message
Joined: 17 Sep 00
Posts: 139
Credit: 10,565,178
RAC: 10,688
United States
Message 1353204 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 10:00:08 UTC

Gripes - none currently. I'm sure there are things to gripe about still but right now the kudos I have to give for the colo's transfer rates are just wow.

Kudos overshadow the gripes, and will likely continue to do so for the near future :)

Profile Gary Charpentier
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 12039
Credit: 6,365,988
RAC: 8,657
United States
Message 1353448 - Posted: 4 Apr 2013, 22:23:53 UTC

Kudos: 294 Mbps

Gripes: What is a gripe?


____________

Profile ksnash
Send message
Joined: 28 Nov 99
Posts: 402
Credit: 528,725
RAC: 0
United States
Message 1354208 - Posted: 6 Apr 2013, 22:43:42 UTC

gripe: i wish i could assign projects to particular number of processors. context switching is so 00's. :P
____________

Profile HAL9000
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 11 Sep 99
Posts: 3841
Credit: 106,301,788
RAC: 88,982
United States
Message 1354241 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 2:07:35 UTC - in response to Message 1354208.

gripe: i wish i could assign projects to particular number of processors. context switching is so 00's. :P

Actually that can be done now.
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration#Application_configuration
____________
SETI@home classic workunits: 93,865 CPU time: 863,447 hours

Join the BP6/VP6 User Group today!

Profile Cornhusker
Send message
Joined: 20 Apr 09
Posts: 16
Credit: 14,878,631
RAC: 25,809
United States
Message 1354264 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 6:16:01 UTC

Kudos: Everyone involved in the colo transfer. It's hard to tell the xfer rate I'm actually getting since the downloads I've seen disappear too fast (that's NOT a gripe) but they appear to be 1500 KB/s or faster.
Gripes: Me, for thinking you guys didn't care about our xfer rates.

I'll be making another donation with my next paycheck.

____________

Eric Hudson
Send message
Joined: 14 May 99
Posts: 4
Credit: 1,685,107
RAC: 4,132
United States
Message 1354268 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 6:31:02 UTC

Still waiting for my first download since the move. Saturday midnight and still waiting...
____________
/eric

Grant (SSSF)
Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 5683
Credit: 56,060,206
RAC: 49,925
Australia
Message 1354273 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 7:13:19 UTC - in response to Message 1354268.
Last modified: 7 Apr 2013, 7:17:13 UTC

Still waiting for my first download since the move. Saturday midnight and still waiting...

Exit BOINC, restart it & post the startup log in a new thread. Then people might be able to help you.


EDIT- just had a look at your system, and you have 3 AP WUs all downloaded today. Depending on your resource share, and the size of your cache settings, given the minimal processing power of the system that is probably all the work the system can handle.
____________
Grant
Darwin NT.

Profile Wiggo
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 6433
Credit: 90,028,737
RAC: 74,343
Australia
Message 1354304 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 9:31:50 UTC - in response to Message 1354268.

Still waiting for my first download since the move. Saturday midnight and still waiting...

If restarting the manager doesn't work then set your other projects to no new tasks for a while and then you will likely get more work from this one.

Cheers.

Profile BMaytum
Volunteer tester
Avatar
Send message
Joined: 3 Apr 99
Posts: 98
Credit: 3,422,092
RAC: 2,668
United States
Message 1354416 - Posted: 7 Apr 2013, 15:30:06 UTC

Kudos: (1) to members & esp. Richard Haselgrove (his RegEdit methods) for the Windows TCP Fix prior to the more recent Colocation, and (2) to all who chose & implemented the Colocation move. I was at wits end about the WU Download choking & was ready to pull my plug from S@H Project prior to both of these kudo-worthy events.

Gripes: Only one ATM, see http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=71040&postid=1354413
____________
Sabertooth Z77, i7-3770K@4.2GHz, GTX680, W8.1Pro x64
P5N32-E SLI, C2D E8400@3Ghz, GTX580, Win7SP1Pro x64 & PCLinuxOS2014 x86

Previous · 1 . . . 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · Next

Message boards : Number crunching : Gripes and Kudos II

Copyright © 2014 University of California