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Message 1272385 - Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 1:24:18 UTC

i have not gotten any work from seti for ages...anyone know what's going on? climate and einstein are running, so i know my boinc connection is working but i'm not getting anything for set, rosetta, milky way, or LHC.

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Message 1272413 - Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 2:57:25 UTC - in response to Message 1272385.

What are your resource shares for each project? Climate Prediction tends to throw off most other projects due to the really long workunit sizes.

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Message 1272416 - Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 3:06:33 UTC

Which version of BOINC?
7 has a different method for determining a full queue than 6 does.




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Message 1272417 - Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 3:12:52 UTC - in response to Message 1272416.

i'm running v.7.0.28


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Message 1272492 - Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 8:36:11 UTC - in response to Message 1272417.
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Are you running BOINC all day and night, or are you shutting either BOINC or the computer down? Are you allowing BOINC to run when the computer is in use?
What are your settings for the minimum buffer and maximum additional buffer?

You only have a Core2Duo, so only 2 CPU cores. One is busy with a long-running CPDN model, the other got an Einstein BRP4, which are also known for their lengthy run-time. So it's very much possible that BOINC is at this moment already in some form of panic mode (although BOINC 7.0 doesn't really get in panic mode ;-)), and is deciding that you've got work enough for now. It's not going to download work from anywhere when that work or the work already in cache is then eligible to pass deadline without being done.


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Message 1272744 - Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 22:21:40 UTC - in response to Message 1272417.

i'm running v.7.0.28

If you have more work on hand than your maintain enough work for X days settings, you will not be asking for any more.


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Message 1273137 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 0:43:58 UTC - in response to Message 1272744.
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is there a way to allocate resources to allow more than 2 projects to run at one time?

also, do you have any idea why i no longer have anything showing on my 'transfers' page? it is completely empty.


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Message 1273155 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 2:17:57 UTC - in response to Message 1273137.
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is there a way to allocate resources to allow more than 2 projects to run at one time?

also, do you have any idea why i no longer have anything showing on my 'transfers' page? it is completely empty.

The most efficient way for the client to run tasks is one per CPU for single threaded tasks. Multi-threaded tasks will take more than one CPU / task. GPU tasks will take a Graphics card / task.

If you have a 2 CPU system, or a 1 CPU system with 1 graphics card, then the answer is there is nothing you can or should be doing to run more than 2 at a time. It appears from your computers list that you have a 2 CPU system with no usable GPU. If this is the case, then there is nothing you can do short of buying hardware, which is an option, but not one I will recommend - unless you need it for something else the computer needs to do.

The transfers page only shows files that are in the process of, waiting to, or stalled while transferring either onto or off of your computer. If it is blank, then there are no files being transferred at the moment. This is a perfectly normal state.

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It appears you have a Core 2 Duo. This should be hyperthreading capable. If that is true, you can turn on hyperthreading. this will report 4 CPUs to the operating system which will be used by the BOINC client. Unfortunately with hyperthreading, each task will run a bit slower, but you should see an overall throughput gain of about 40% (+ or - 30%).


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Message 1273210 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 7:05:58 UTC - in response to Message 1273155.


It appears you have a Core 2 Duo. This should be hyperthreading capable. If that is true, you can turn on hyperthreading. this will report 4 CPUs to the operating system which will be used by the BOINC client. Unfortunately with hyperthreading, each task will run a bit slower, but you should see an overall throughput gain of about 40% (+ or - 30%).


Core 2 Duo's do not have Hyperthreading.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading
The hyper-threading technology found its roots in Digital Equipment Corporation[4] but was brought to the market by Intel. Hyper-Threading was first introduced in the Foster MP-based Xeon in March 2002. It appeared on the 3.06 GHz Northwood-based Pentium 4 in the same year, and then appeared in every Pentium 4 HT, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and Pentium Extreme Edition processor. Previous generations of Intel's processors based on the Core microarchitecture do not have Hyper-Threading, because the Core microarchitecture is a descendant of the P6 microarchitecture used in iterations of Pentium since the Pentium Pro through the Pentium III and the Celeron (Covington, Mendocino, Coppermine and Tualatin-based) and the Pentium II Xeon and Pentium III Xeon models.

Intel released the Nehalem (Core i7) in November 2008 in which hyper-threading made a return. The first generation Nehalem contained four cores and effectively scaled eight threads. Since then, both two- and six-core models have been released, scaling four and twelve threads respectively.[5]

The Intel Atom is an in-order processor with hyper-threading, for low power mobile PCs and low-price desktop PCs.[6]

The Itanium 9300 launched with eight threads per processor (two threads per core) through enhanced hyper-threading technology. Poulson, the next-generation Itanium, is scheduled to have additional hyper-threading enhancements.

The Intel Xeon 5500 server chips also utilize two-way hyper-threading.


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Message 1273507 - Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 21:09:44 UTC - in response to Message 1273137.

hey john -

thanks for the help! if you don't mind perhaps you would indulge me by answering one more question:

any idea why both my picture and my signature have gone away?


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Message 1273567 - Posted: 21 Aug 2012, 1:12:00 UTC - in response to Message 1273507.

hey john -

thanks for the help! if you don't mind perhaps you would indulge me by answering one more question:

any idea why both my picture and my signature have gone away?

Check your settings. If the signature included an image, it would be a link to someplace else on the web.

The image should be uploaded to the S@H server though.

Every project is independent. Therefore, each project has its own settings. Did you get them right at all of the projects at which you post?


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Message 1274192 - Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 2:45:17 UTC - in response to Message 1273567.

i did upload the pic to s@h and it had been displaying properly. i hadn't posted it to any of the other sites. signature was text only...

oh well, it's not a big deal. i'll just redo it. thanks for your thoughts and your help.

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Message 1274204 - Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 3:41:14 UTC - in response to Message 1274192.

i did upload the pic to s@h and it had been displaying properly. i hadn't posted it to any of the other sites. signature was text only...

oh well, it's not a big deal. i'll just redo it. thanks for your thoughts and your help.

lenette

That means that you either created a second account, or your account had to be restored from a backup at some time.


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Message 1274359 - Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 12:20:29 UTC - in response to Message 1274192.


Be careful to Not click [Reset] button at the bottom of the page:
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Message 1275236 - Posted: 25 Aug 2012, 6:13:33 UTC - in response to Message 1272385.

i also have had no work for a couple of days.

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Message 1275554 - Posted: 25 Aug 2012, 23:20:38 UTC - in response to Message 1275236.

no work, Error while computing. Need help, please :-)

8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | No config file found - using defaults
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.28 for windows_intelx86
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Data directory: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Running under account Default
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Processor: 1 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz [Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7]
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pbe
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Home x86 Edition, Service Pack 3, (05.01.2600.00)
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Memory: 1023.53 MB physical, 1.65 GB virtual
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Disk: 13.97 GB total, 2.84 GB free
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | No usable GPUs found
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6613211; resource share 100
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 24-Aug-2012 23:58:03)
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Reading preferences override file
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Preferences:
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | max memory usage when active: 511.76MB
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 921.17MB
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | max disk usage: 2.77GB
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
8/25/2012 5:37:18 PM | | Not using a proxy
8/25/2012 5:37:19 PM | | Suspending network activity - user request
8/25/2012 5:37:36 PM | SETI@home | update requested by user
8/25/2012 5:37:37 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
8/25/2012 5:37:37 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU
8/25/2012 5:37:59 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server
8/25/2012 5:38:02 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/25/2012 5:38:05 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 24-Aug-2012 23:58:03)
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | | Preferences:
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | | max memory usage when active: 511.76MB
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 921.17MB
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | | max disk usage: 2.76GB
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
8/25/2012 5:38:53 PM | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 24-Aug-2012 23:58:03)
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | | Reading preferences override file
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | | Preferences:
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | | max memory usage when active: 511.76MB
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 921.17MB
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | | max disk usage: 2.76GB
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
8/25/2012 5:39:55 PM | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
8/25/2012 5:40:22 PM | | Resuming file transfers
8/25/2012 5:41:19 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
8/25/2012 5:41:29 PM | | Resuming computation
8/25/2012 5:42:49 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
8/25/2012 5:42:59 PM | | Resuming computation
8/25/2012 5:44:44 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
8/25/2012 5:44:44 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU
8/25/2012 5:45:06 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server
8/25/2012 5:45:10 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/25/2012 5:45:12 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/25/2012 5:55:11 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
8/25/2012 5:55:11 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU
8/25/2012 5:55:34 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server
8/25/2012 5:55:37 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/25/2012 5:55:39 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/25/2012 5:57:49 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
8/25/2012 5:57:59 PM | | Resuming computation
8/25/2012 5:59:09 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
8/25/2012 5:59:19 PM | | Resuming computation
8/25/2012 6:12:24 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
8/25/2012 6:12:24 PM | SETI@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU
8/25/2012 6:12:47 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: Couldn't connect to server
8/25/2012 6:12:49 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
8/25/2012 6:12:50 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
8/25/2012 6:12:52 PM | | Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
8/25/2012 6:12:59 PM | | Resuming computation
8/25/2012 6:14:29 PM | | Suspending computation - CPU is busy
8/25/2012 6:14:59 PM | | Resuming computation

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Message 1275577 - Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 0:22:52 UTC - in response to Message 1275554.

can you ping setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu?
boinc.ssl.berkeley.edu?




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Message 1275582 - Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 0:42:24 UTC - in response to Message 1275577.

can you ping setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu?
boinc.ssl.berkeley.edu?



Ok..thanks. will give that a try.

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Message 1275584 - Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 0:51:57 UTC - in response to Message 1275582.

not working :-) with the ping.

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Message 1275593 - Posted: 26 Aug 2012, 1:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 1275584.

I did the ping. Asked for username and password.
Said already attached to this project. I'm such a dumb ass :-(

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