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Message 1234913 - Posted: 22 May 2012, 5:14:22 UTC

I've had 2 or 3 data sets that have stopped computing with 'Computational Errors'.
Where can I find explainations for these computational errors?
Does the system have a set of error codes that can be looked up?
Where can I find them?

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Message 1234925 - Posted: 22 May 2012, 5:48:17 UTC - in response to Message 1234913.

Have a trawl through the "number crunching" forum. You will get a much quicker answer there
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Message 1234964 - Posted: 22 May 2012, 8:36:14 UTC - in response to Message 1234913.

You can check what specific error you ran into by going to your tasks page ( and clicking on the TaskId of any of the erroneous tasks. E.g.

You see you hit Incorrect function. (0x1) - exit code 1 (0x1)
Normally exit code 1 is the most difficult one to figure out. I know, I tried.

But in this context, it seems to be a side-effect of the 7.0.25 specific client. You'd do best to upgrade to .27 or .28 (see this post in the BOINC 7.0 change log thread for links to BOINC 7.0.27; the next post has links to 7.0.28), as these have extra detection for the exit code 1 errors and will try to give extra information on what threw it.

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