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Message 1364401 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 15:03:51 UTC - in response to Message 1364397.
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Not so good here right now.
I have a few powerful rigs left sucking big wind for the lack of tasks sent.

Sorry guys ;)

04/05/2013 15:55:05 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 48 new tasks

The kitties gracefully sidestep so's Richard can get some work.

You are quite welcome, Richard.

Maybe my turn next.

And see/?
My big hitter just got a 51 WU hit.

Should be good to go for about 20 minutes or so...LOL.
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Message 1364409 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 15:14:25 UTC - in response to Message 1364397.

Not so good here right now.
I have a few powerful rigs left sucking big wind for the lack of tasks sent.

Sorry guys ;)

04/05/2013 15:55:05 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 48 new tasks

I would occasionally get a burst of work units like that, but I spin through them rather quickly. Then there might not be anything for hours. There hasn't been any AP splitting for days.

The funny thing is that before they moved to the colo facility, I actually got more work units even with the retries, frustration and all.

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Message 1364411 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 15:17:09 UTC - in response to Message 1364409.
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Not so good here right now.
I have a few powerful rigs left sucking big wind for the lack of tasks sent.

Sorry guys ;)

04/05/2013 15:55:05 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 48 new tasks

I would occasionally get a burst of work units like that, but I spin through them rather quickly. Then there might not be anything for hours. There hasn't been any AP splitting for days.

The funny thing is that before they moved to the colo facility, I actually got more work units even with the retries, frustration and all.

Well, that's the breaks, as they say.

I am OK with the servers being all that they can be for now.

It's a nice change of pace for them at least being able to send what they can send.

The Cricket is doing a rather steady 200Mb/sec.....so work is flowing.

Much better than with the old 100Mb cap.
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Message 1364415 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 15:23:42 UTC

I've been able to get enough lucky hits to stay busy, but have to look often to see what's up.

There hasn't been any AP splitting for days.
Server Status page looks like it's time to mount some new files, so AP splitting should resume soon. That should help with the work shortage.

It's a nice change of pace for them at least being able to send what they can send.

The Cricket is doing a rather steady 200Mb/sec.....so work is flowing.

Much better than with the old 100Mb cap.
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Message 1364423 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 15:56:31 UTC - in response to Message 1364415.
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<whine>
But I want my tasks now!
But I want all my Tasks Now!
But I want all my Caches FULL NOW!!!!!!
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Sorry....
but I feel much better now
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Message 1364424 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 15:59:40 UTC - in response to Message 1364423.

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But I want my tasks now!
But I want all my Tasks Now!
But I want all my Caches FULL NOW!!!!!!
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Sorry....
but I fell much better now

I shall join you in that whine...LOL.

I only have 9 rigs against your many.
I have Killawatts on a few of them, and they are showing little activity.
Dang, it's getting a bit chilly in here.
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Message 1364430 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 16:11:38 UTC - in response to Message 1364424.

The Einstein project should be happy in my case at least. I had to go add it as a secondary project again because I just can not keep enough work even though all my machines are CPU only. Not what I would like to be doing, but it is better than letting the NULL task get all those CPU cycles.
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Message 1364433 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 16:20:55 UTC - in response to Message 1364423.

<whine>
But I want my tasks now!
But I want all my Tasks Now!
But I want all my Caches FULL NOW!!!!!!
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Sorry....
but I feel much better now

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Message 1364437 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 16:32:05 UTC

Actually all kidding aside on this, if you can't even get CPU work units (and I am having the same problem here) where are all the work units going. The outbound pipe is running at twice the capacity of before yet many of us are starved for work. Anyone care to speculate or am I missing something obvious here?

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Message 1364440 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 16:39:02 UTC - in response to Message 1364437.

Actually all kidding aside on this, if you can't even get CPU work units (and I am having the same problem here) where are all the work units going. The outbound pipe is running at twice the capacity of before yet many of us are starved for work. Anyone care to speculate or am I missing something obvious here?


And there was "only" 67,025 users in the last 24 hours, connecting to SETI, to get or upload MB tasks, and "only" 8,140 users for AP tasks. Something strange is going on I'd say, when you can't even get enough tasks for the CPU.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/server_status.php
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Message 1364459 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 17:27:16 UTC - in response to Message 1364437.

Actually all kidding aside on this, if you can't even get CPU work units (and I am having the same problem here) where are all the work units going. The outbound pipe is running at twice the capacity of before yet many of us are starved for work. Anyone care to speculate or am I missing something obvious here?

there are other servers, non seti, connected to that switch so the outbound traffic is meaningless now...
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Message 1364460 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 17:27:48 UTC

Well on my 4 running rigs I have has a few "project has no tasks available" but it soon passes and all caches filled!!
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Message 1364495 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 18:31:51 UTC

The splitters and scheduler appear to be very "relaxed" just now. They deliver nothing for a few cycles, then dump a fairly large pile.
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Message 1364526 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 19:47:52 UTC - in response to Message 1364459.

Actually all kidding aside on this, if you can't even get CPU work units (and I am having the same problem here) where are all the work units going. The outbound pipe is running at twice the capacity of before yet many of us are starved for work. Anyone care to speculate or am I missing something obvious here?

there are other servers, non seti, connected to that switch so the outbound traffic is meaningless now...

In this message, Josef Segur says otherwise.
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Message 1364533 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 19:56:36 UTC

Is anyone getting any work? Or am I alone in this respect?
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Message 1364535 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 19:58:36 UTC

I just got 21 CPU tasks.
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SETI@home classic workunits 1,405 CPU time 57,318 hours

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Message 1364536 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 20:01:16 UTC

if you can't even get CPU work units (and I am having the same problem here) where are all the work units going.


When Who or What makes the decision to assign a task to

1. CPU
2. ATI
3. Nvidia

Roundrobin or based on request or random or persnickity algorythm?


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Message 1364538 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 20:02:06 UTC - in response to Message 1364526.

Actually all kidding aside on this, if you can't even get CPU work units (and I am having the same problem here) where are all the work units going. The outbound pipe is running at twice the capacity of before yet many of us are starved for work. Anyone care to speculate or am I missing something obvious here?

there are other servers, non seti, connected to that switch so the outbound traffic is meaningless now...

In this message, Josef Segur says otherwise.

Depends what people mean by inbound & outbound. Is it from our perspective, or the routers?

Same as the last router- outbound on the Cricket graphs is inbound to the project (Scheduler requests, return of completed WUs). Inbound on the Cricket graphs is outbound from the project (our downloads).
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Message 1364545 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 20:15:04 UTC

Assuming the requesting cruncher has the capability, and the required apps installed:
All task types can be processed by any CPU.
Nvidia are very bad at processing VLARs so they aren't assigned (or shouldn't be assigned) to Nvidia processors.
AMD/ATI in principal have no limits (provided they are above a certain level?).
However at one time there was (and maybe still is) a blanket embargo on VLARs being sent to any GPU.

Assuming the task is able to be processed by any of the available processors on the the requesting cruncher it is then assigned to the most powerful processor on that cruncher. This assignment is done after a cruncher has made a request for new work, and on a task by task basis.

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Message 1364547 - Posted: 4 May 2013, 20:18:58 UTC

I just get this:


248 SETI@home 5/4/2013 1:16:45 PM Requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
249 SETI@home 5/4/2013 1:16:49 PM Finished upload of 31ja13ae.32305.4329.7.11.195_0_0
250 SETI@home 5/4/2013 1:16:49 PM Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
251 SETI@home 5/4/2013 1:16:49 PM Message from server: Project has no tasks available


Uploads and reporting are working fine, I just can't get any downloads, cpu or gpu...
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