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Message 1320007 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 0:51:53 UTC

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?userid=71946&offset=0&show_names=0&state=6&appid=

I do think that giving 13 minute windows (time to report - time sent) is a bit on the silly side, it does nothing for the effective utilisation of resources (both Berkeley's and personal) and just creates unnecessary work ... can someone please look into how this can be avoided in future

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Message 1320015 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 1:30:19 UTC - in response to Message 1320007.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?userid=71946&offset=0&show_names=0&state=6&appid=

I do think that giving 13 minute windows (time to report - time sent) is a bit on the silly side, it does nothing for the effective utilisation of resources (both Berkeley's and personal) and just creates unnecessary work ... can someone please look into how this can be avoided in future

cheers

We cannot see that link, you have to link to the task.
But I suspect it was a ghost VLAR task, one that did not get downloaded when first allocated to the CPU. It was then re-allocated, on a later request, to the GPU, which does not do VLAR tasks.

The quick band-aid, chewing gum fix is to give it an immediate report time, so that your computer doesn't try to do it and waste lots of GPU processing time and get it re-allocated correctly on another host.

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Message 1320054 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 5:58:44 UTC - in response to Message 1320015.

this is just one of the tasks:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=2757488691

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Message 1320056 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 6:01:43 UTC - in response to Message 1320054.

re the above, there are about 17 with a 13 minute window...

here is one with a 6 minute window:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=2757083146
there are others like this as well...
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Message 1320057 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 6:06:55 UTC - in response to Message 1320056.

re the above, there are about 17 with a 13 minute window...

here is one with a 6 minute window:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=2757083146
there are others like this as well...


That's the way it usually works.

A LOT of them at once.

They go away and you can resume normality.

Or you could abort them all and resume normality.

Best thing to do is to just leave them alone.

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Message 1320059 - Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 6:17:24 UTC - in response to Message 1320056.

re the above, there are about 17 with a 13 minute window...

here is one with a 6 minute window:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=2757083146
there are others like this as well...

See Richard Haselgrove's post 1112328 for a clear explanation of those impossible deadlines.
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