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Message 1276495 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 0:36:13 UTC

Sitting empty, if I read status page correctly, there is work and the splitters are splitting.
Confused......
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Message 1276502 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 1:06:14 UTC

Sitting empty, if I read status page correctly, there is work and the splitters are splitting.
Confused......


Plenty of work is available. Is BOINC asking for work? If it is, what responses are you getting? What are your settings in BOINC's computing preferences for Minimum work buffer and Max additional?
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Message 1276509 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 1:17:49 UTC

Communication keeps deferring, I have max and min buffer set to 10 days.


Have settings in options:
Run only the selected applications
SETI@home Enhanced: yes
Astropulse v505: yes
SETI@home v7: yes
AstroPulse v6: yes


Event log:
8/27/2012 8:10:24 PM | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
8/27/2012 8:10:24 PM | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
8/27/2012 8:10:26 PM | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
8/27/2012 8:10:26 PM | SETI@home | No tasks sent
8/27/2012 8:10:26 PM | SETI@home | No tasks are available for Astropulse v505
8/27/2012 8:10:26 PM | SETI@home | No tasks are available for SETI@home v7
8/27/2012 8:10:26 PM | SETI@home | No tasks are available for AstroPulse v6




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Message 1276519 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 1:42:23 UTC
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Is it asking on a regular basis? If your Maximum additional setting in BOINC is high, you can run out. Use something like .01 for that second cache setting.
What is the first setting (minimum)?

Have you turned off cpu fetch in the website project preferences? You're not asking for cpu work and you don't show any in your pendings or valids. That wouldn't prevent getting gpu work, just want to clarify why it is not asking for cpu work. If you want cpu work, confirm that box is checked in your website project preferences.

Might as well turn off the preference for AP 5.05 - it's long gone. Seti@Home v7 has not been released so you oould turn that off.
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Message 1276544 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 5:27:03 UTC - in response to Message 1276519.


I'm getting work, but it takes several requests. "No work sent" & "Project has no tasks available" seem to alternate as the response, then i get a few, then those messages for the next several work requests.
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Message 1276599 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 9:11:52 UTC

Finally filled up overnight.....
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Message 1276608 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 10:05:52 UTC - in response to Message 1276544.


I'm getting work, but it takes several requests. "No work sent" & "Project has no tasks available" seem to alternate as the response, then i get a few, then those messages for the next several work requests.


Exact same problem here.
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Message 1276764 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 20:35:42 UTC - in response to Message 1276502.
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Sitting empty, if I read status page correctly, there is work and the splitters are splitting.
Confused......


Plenty of work is available. Is BOINC asking for work? If it is, what responses are you getting? What are your settings in BOINC's computing preferences for Minimum work buffer and Max additional?

There's been plenty of work available, just looking at the Number of VLARs my i7-2600K has picked up for the CPU,

I had a look at Gonad the Destroyer®©™ ATI host, he has received Wu's overnight, but lokking at his last 620 tasks he hasn't received one single VLAR, i wonder if VLARs are not getting sent to ATI GPUs now too,

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Message 1277023 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 11:57:48 UTC

I am getting the 'no work' on all 3 of my systems. I am back after taking about a year off of crunching (the program was just not stable, but a lot better now.) The systems all picked up a nice chunck of work to start with, then received work for the next few days, then nothing. My one system just ripped through the cuda units and now is empty. My prefs have check marks by all 4 programs for work.
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Message 1277030 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 12:08:39 UTC

There seems to be a problem at the server end, you can get work but is is sparse and slow going.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=68636
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Message 1277032 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 12:13:46 UTC

I've been getting this:

8/29/2012 8:02:56 AM | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error

or some variant thereof on one machine, and

"Can't connect with server" on the other (or some such, which then verifies that I am indeed connected to the net.

Also, the "bits in" and "bits out" on the Cricket graphs are half what they ought to be - problems with the new Terabit hardware, maybe??? (If that is online)
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Message 1277126 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 15:52:35 UTC

Interesting, one of my crunchers is doing quite well on reporting and getting new work, but the other is "being a pain".
The one that is doing OK is only running S@H, but the other one is running a number of other projects. This morning it was OK after a re-boot, but now is "being reluctant". Is there a connection, or is it just pure coincidence?
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Message 1277141 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 16:11:59 UTC - in response to Message 1277126.

Interesting, one of my crunchers is doing quite well on reporting and getting new work, but the other is "being a pain".
The one that is doing OK is only running S@H, but the other one is running a number of other projects. This morning it was OK after a re-boot, but now is "being reluctant". Is there a connection, or is it just pure coincidence?


It could be some moral issue going on. Being faithful to your true love gives you some benefits, compared to cheating.....:-)

/me ducks and fades away into the shadows again.
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Message 1277160 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 16:33:16 UTC

Sten - I was thinking much the same

(and I'm on the look out for the yellow blighter.....)
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Message 1277162 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 16:35:27 UTC
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I'm not getting any for one of mine. No backlog of work. This is the one cruncher that is totally dedicated to Seti 24/7 , so I'm a bit annoyed. This is how I got hooked up with Seti, bringing an old retired PC back to life. I haven't put to much $$$$ into it yet but enough. I like the project, but sometimes I spend way to much time trying to get it to crunch. I have found that at times it takes seti@home quite awhile to make changes. It is a hobby, so I don't mind must of the time but I would like to keep this pc busy.
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Message 1277165 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 16:38:04 UTC
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Router Rooter that's the name and away go network troubles down the drain ...

Seems like the powers that be have give the system a good kick and the cricket graphs are surging up to normal again. Plus got a few new ATI units and the "All tasks for computer..." page is quick again.
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Message 1277287 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 21:01:09 UTC

My SETI work load on my main system has been going down steadily for almost the last month. Now part of that is due to the addition of 6 addition projects and I fully expected a credit average drop but I weighted the SETI resource share 70-30 in favor of SETI WU's. I was getting Astropulse's but those take a long time and frankly the credit return on time spent is disproportionate to the CPU time spent compared for doing 6.03, 6.08 or 6.09 computations. But as of the last 24 hours for the first time in I dont remember how long I'm done to (3) SETI Astropulse's, no other SETI running apps, no WU's in the queue and the other (4) CPU slots split between Cosmology, and Einstein. Now Einstein has 6 WU in the back queue but normally I have over 200 items in the queue pending and I've had as many as 300 WU's in the Queue.

Just in case it had something to do with BOINC running too long without being rebooted I shut BOINC down and restarted it and then hit UPDATE individually for each project. Nothing.

2 other Computers I have running SETI have about 10 items in their queues but based on their slow computation speed they are timed to run through Oct.

I understand about the power outages but I read the server screen right a little while ago their were 600K+ WU's waiting to be assigned. So I am stumped.

Jame

ps one thing I did not expect picking up additional projects especially using the Resource Share setting was not to keep processing lots of 6.03-6.09's the drop off in my getting them has caused my average SETI credit to drop from over 4200 to 1600 in just 3 weeks.
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Message 1277305 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 21:51:48 UTC - in response to Message 1277287.
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@ Claggy, yep at least i don't get VLAR WUs on my ATI 5870 GPUs on a
regular basis, once in a while a VLAR but mostly 0.2 -0.47AR and VHARs.

And not much and only for GPU, so my i7-2600 became idle and is now doing
Docking@home for a change.
Also doing Einstein@home on ATI GPUs.

Although SETI has 50% recourses, 9 other projects share the other 50%, part
GPU/CPU; GPU only (GPUgrid) and CPU only.

The 2 GPU projects generate 3x the RAC compaired to SETI, but GPUgrid will
run only on FERMI or better. And E@home also does 2 per GPU, like SETI.

When it's gettin colder, I'll do some Milkyway, the 2 5870s generate a lot
of heat.....

And AstroPulse work is also rare, which is a pitty, cause the LUNATICs app.
rev.1316 and r1363 are very effective and does a none blanked WU in under 1 hour!
And >80% blanked tasks take 2 to 3 hours runtime and 1 hour on CPU.
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Message 1277322 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 22:36:56 UTC - in response to Message 1277023.

I am getting the 'no work' on all 3 of my systems. I am back after taking about a year off of crunching (the program was just not stable, but a lot better now.) The systems all picked up a nice chunck of work to start with, then received work for the next few days, then nothing. My one system just ripped through the cuda units and now is empty. My prefs have check marks by all 4 programs for work.


All is good now, about mid-day all the machine came to life and started to receive work again. Stepped up my buffer of units so this will not happen again.
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Message 1277333 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 23:14:37 UTC
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None here either. I'm shutting down instead of wasting money on electricity. been Idle for 20 hours out of 24. I've got better things to do, than wasting my time on this only to find out (probably) that the problem is not at this end. Very frustrating.
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