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Message 1420088 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 13:39:00 UTC

Been running SETI for over a decade. And now I run Einstein and Milkyway along with it. For a year or so they shared equal shares and ran fine. Hell, I didn't even pay much attention to things except to update when needed.

A few days ago I noticed SETI isn't doing anything. Has been long enough since it's grabbed work and processed it that my avg work done is down to .45. From over 2000. I even tried putting it's work share to near half when saw that mentioned in another thread. Updating just gets me a deferred message. Resetting accomplished nothing.This has been going on for over a month, judging by the stats page showing my avg work at 15 and dropping at the Aug 13 mark.
Like I said. I don't even look at more then the announcements. Just let BOINC plug away.

Was there some issue I missed over the summer that could be causing this?

Einstein and Milkyway are chugging fine.
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Message 1420097 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 14:27:31 UTC - in response to Message 1420088.

Could be any number of reasons. Can you post the first 30 to 40 lines of your event log after restarting Boinc manager?

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Message 1420103 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 15:08:13 UTC - in response to Message 1420088.
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Was there some issue I missed over the summer that could be causing this?

The project changed its main applications, from Seti Enhanced v6 to v7, and if you haven't added work fetch for that in the project preferences, well, then it won't fetch work for the new version and only once in a blue moon get resends for v6. However, with only about 100 v6 tasks being available in the wild, and your BOINC being on a 24 hour back-off by now, the chances that you are getting work from that, are a million to one, (he said).

Make sure that your Seti work fetch preferences on the correct venue are set to:
SETI@home Enhanced: yes
SETI@home v7: yes
AstroPulse v6: yes

And that If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? is set to Yes.

That'll probably fix your problems.

PS: If you use the Lunatics (third party, optimized) applications, you'll have to update those from the v0.41 installer. See the second post in this thread for links to that.
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Message 1420135 - Posted: 25 Sep 2013, 17:13:09 UTC

If you are running optimized apps please upgrade them as well.
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Message 1420452 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 7:45:04 UTC - in response to Message 1420097.

Copy All after startup:

9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | No config file found - using defaults
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.64 for windows_x86_64
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Running under account Todd
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes syscall nx lm vmx tm2 pbe
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Memory: 15.98 GB physical, 31.95 GB virtual
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Disk: 148.95 GB total, 18.73 GB free
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6900 series (Cayman) (CAL version 1.4.1741, 2048MB, 2016MB available, 6758 GFLOPS peak)
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6900 series (Cayman) (driver version 1124.2 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2), 2048MB, 2016MB available, 6758 GFLOPS peak)
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 4133784; resource share 120
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 306065; resource share 120
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6008736; resource share 200
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | Milkyway@Home | General prefs: from Milkyway@Home (last modified 04-Sep-2011 10:30:16)
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | Milkyway@Home | Host location: none
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | Milkyway@Home | General prefs: using your defaults
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Reading preferences override file
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Preferences:
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | max memory usage when active: 8180.29MB
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 16360.59MB
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | max disk usage: 5.00GB
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25 %
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | max download rate: 337920 bytes/sec
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | max upload rate: 337920 bytes/sec
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
9/26/2013 2:43:55 AM | | Not using a proxy
9/26/2013 2:43:56 AM | | Suspending GPU computation - user request
9/26/2013 2:43:56 AM | Milkyway@Home | Restarting task ps_nbody_08_06_dark_2_1378743566_111967_1 using milkyway_nbody version 136 (mt) in slot 1




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Message 1420453 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 7:50:05 UTC - in response to Message 1420103.

Not using any utilities other then what is DL from the homepage of the various projects. At least I sure don't recall installing any third party utils.

I Made sure to set the options you mentioned. Some were still on no from before. No updated work sent yet. Still just getting communication deferred. Maybe it'll catch something after being set for a bit. Guess it's possible no work is available right now for the new setting to latch onto.
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Message 1420498 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 11:24:10 UTC - in response to Message 1420453.

Not using any utilities other then what is DL from the homepage of the various projects. At least I sure don't recall installing any third party utils.

I Made sure to set the options you mentioned. Some were still on no from before. No updated work sent yet. Still just getting communication deferred. Maybe it'll catch something after being set for a bit. Guess it's possible no work is available right now for the new setting to latch onto.


And about 90 minutes ago, you got some new v7 work. You should be good from here on out.
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Message 1420533 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 14:56:34 UTC

Yuppers. Just saw it chugging away. Already got stuff done. Thanks for the helps.
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Message 1420541 - Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 15:18:46 UTC

set milkyway@home to no new tasks then let the cache run down. MW tends to be a bit time greedy and its return time is so short that it can and does prevent other projects from receiving work
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Message 1420834 - Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 4:33:29 UTC - in response to Message 1420533.

Yuppers. Just saw it chugging away. Already got stuff done. Thanks for the helps.


Good. Happy crunching.

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