Possible to restart failed units? (suspected overclocking failure)

Questions and Answers : Windows : Possible to restart failed units? (suspected overclocking failure)
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.


Send message
Joined: 9 Jun 13
Posts: 23
Credit: 113,889
RAC: 0
United Kingdom
Message 1378935 - Posted: 9 Jun 2013, 13:43:09 UTC

Hi folks, first day running the SETI client (BOINC 7.0.64).

Anyway, my first attempt seems to have gone pretty badly; I've ended up with 8 out of 16 WUs marked as 'computation error'. I'm pretty sure it's the result of overclocking - my CPU was running at 3.75 (stock is 3.2), and my primary GPU running about 15% over as well. Fine for games, but games don't normally run at 100% load except in short bursts.

I've disabled the overclock and resumed the client, so far I've not run into any additional problems, and as the failed WU's all failed within 20 seconds I think this has resolved it.

However, I can't see any way to make a fresh attempt at the WUs that originally failed - is it possible to restart work on those units or should I just write them off?

ID: 1378935 · Report as offensive
Profile Ageless
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 9 Jun 99
Posts: 14416
Credit: 3,621,912
RAC: 491
Message 1378938 - Posted: 9 Jun 2013, 13:49:44 UTC - in response to Message 1378935.  

BOINC has a built in check for things like this: Once work is returned as computation error or other error, it will be sent to other computers, to corroborate if your claim of 'problem' was correct. If not, the other computers will make sure the science gets done correctly, while if they can't do it either, it's probably something in the tasks that's at fault.

So don't worry about it.

Ancient Astronaut Theorists can tell you that I do not help with tech questions via private message. Please use the forums for that.
ID: 1378938 · Report as offensive

Questions and Answers : Windows : Possible to restart failed units? (suspected overclocking failure)

©2018 University of California
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.