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Message 1419942 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 3:07:21 UTC

I don't seem to have gotten any tasks from Seti@home in a long time. I'm running the 7.0.65 version and I've checked my preferences. They all seem correct. I'm also attached to Einstein@Home and that seems to get work and run just fine. I've run Seti for years and would like to keep running it. But my average work done is down to .07. Could that have anything to do with the current issue? I tell the app to look for work but I keep getting "Communication deferred".

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Message 1420114 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 16:13:27 UTC

Were you running optimized apps?

Have you selected v7 apps in your preferences?
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Message 1420371 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 2:11:49 UTC - in response to Message 1420114.

Run only the selected applications

SETI@home Enhanced
SETI@home v7
AstroPulse v6


All 3 of these are checked in my Seti@Home preferences.

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Message 1420424 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 5:20:55 UTC - in response to Message 1420371.

Can you post the first 20 lines of the Event Log please.
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Message 1422104 - Posted: 29 Sep 2013, 20:02:14 UTC - in response to Message 1420424.

Here's what happens to be in the log at the moment:


Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | No config file found - using defaults
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.65 for x86_64-apple-darwin
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.26.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1c zlib/1.2.5 c-ares/1.9.1
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 10]
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Processor features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM PBE SSE3 DTES64 MON DSCPL VMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | OS: Mac OS X 10.7.4 (Darwin 11.4.2)
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Memory: 3.00 GB physical, 125.92 GB virtual
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Disk: 270.39 GB total, 125.67 GB free
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | No usable GPUs found
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 2126430; resource share 150
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 4321628; resource share 100
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 22-Sep-2013 20:42:14)
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | SETI@home | Computer location: home
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Reading preferences override file
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Preferences:
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | max memory usage when active: 1536.00MB
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | max memory usage when idle: 2764.80MB
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | max disk usage: 5.00GB
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | max CPUs used: 1
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | | Not using a proxy
Sun Sep 29 14:50:54 2013 | Einstein@Home | Restarting task h1_0491.50_S6Directed__S6CasAf40a_491.85Hz_191_0 using einstein_S6CasA version 105 in slot 0

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Message 1422129 - Posted: 29 Sep 2013, 21:15:45 UTC - in response to Message 1419942.

What happens when you temporarily suspend Einstein@home?

(I assume that you have intentionally restricted BOINC to only use one core.)

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Message 1422183 - Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 0:08:33 UTC - in response to Message 1422104.

Checking your computer at Einstein, we can glean more from the contact log, where it says that your BOINC has an active_frac of 0.999101 but your computer only has an on_frac of 0.080999.

So your computer is only on 8% of the time, of which you allow BOINC to run 99% of that time. 8% of a day is 1 hour and 55 minutes. That's possibly not enough time to run work. Or at least, do not try to run Astropulse this way.

But on the other hand, have you ever changed your project preferences so that Seti v7 is allowed to be run? If your work preferences are only set for Seti Enhanded, then you'll never get work, as these tasks aren't handed out anymore.

1. Make sure that the Activity (menu) is set to run based on preferences and network is available.
Check that the project preferences are set to:

2. Accept work for the CPU: Use CPU is checked.
3. Run all of the select applications: Check in the least Seti v7.
4. Run alternatives: Check If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications?

Save the changes to the web site with the Update preferences button at the bottom of the page. Next open BOINC Manager, select Seti@Home and Update it. That way BOINC knows what your preferences are.
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