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Message 1620757 - Posted: 30 Dec 2014, 15:19:33 UTC

Hi, I just started Dec 1, and it all seemed to be working. I just looked at my log file tho and it says no work available. I have been trying to tweak my prefs a bit, but I'm back at defaults now. No idea what's going on..

Tue Dec 30 10:06:04 2014 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Tue Dec 30 10:06:04 2014 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Tue Dec 30 10:06:05 2014 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Tue Dec 30 10:06:05 2014 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available

is this pretty normal? It was flying thru stuff from Dec 1 to the 28th, then (likely thanks to prefs change) I noted the GPU was rapidly cycling in the log file (start/suspend) so I reset my prefs, but nothing is available for CPU.

Thanks for any insight!
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Message 1620764 - Posted: 30 Dec 2014, 15:35:28 UTC - in response to Message 1620757.  

According to the server status page, under Results Ready to Send, there is no work available at the moment.

The project is about to go down for their weekly maintenance. You'll probably get more after they come back up.
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Message 1620765 - Posted: 30 Dec 2014, 15:36:46 UTC

The project has suffered a number of server problems in the last few weeks and task distribution is "somewhat erratic" just now - one might say its the "current normal" :-(
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Message 1624210 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 7:59:53 UTC
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Still no WU.
2015-01-05 23:57:40 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-05 23:57:42 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

2015-01-06 00:02:48 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2015-01-06 00:02:48 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-06 00:02:52 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2015-01-06 00:02:52 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available

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Message 1624211 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 8:04:38 UTC

Do you wanna have some? ;)

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Message 1624275 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 10:53:24 UTC - in response to Message 1624210.  

There's only 263 workunits in the ready-to-send queue as I type this. There is a limit of 100 workunits per machine (I think), so that queue could easily be swallowed up by two work requests. It really is luck of the draw if you get some.
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Message 1625844 - Posted: 9 Jan 2015, 17:01:02 UTC

Ok, I think I sorta kinda get what's going on. It's all good, well, sans my Nvidia card/CUDA which I'll address separately. Thanks to you all for the pointers!
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Message 1632900 - Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 5:48:18 UTC
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WOW!

I finally got one!

2015-01-25 21:37:57 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 21:37:58 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
2015-01-25 21:38:05 | SETI@home | Started download of ap_02no10ab_B4_P0_00281_20150125_09147.wu
2015-01-25 21:38:08 | SETI@home | Finished download of ap_02no10ab_B4_P0_00281_20150125_09147.wu
2015-01-25 21:38:08 | SETI@home | Starting task ap_02no10ab_B4_P0_00281_20150125_09147.wu_1
2015-01-25 21:43:05 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
2015-01-25 21:43:05 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 21:43:06 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2015-01-25 21:43:06 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available

Since it is the only thing running and using < 12.5% of the CPU, I wonder, is there any way to make it use all 8 CPUs?
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Message 1632912 - Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 7:06:16 UTC

...and then a few more...
2015-01-25 21:52:11 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 21:52:12 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2015-01-25 21:52:12 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available
2015-01-25 21:57:18 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 21:57:20 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2015-01-25 21:57:20 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available
2015-01-25 22:11:26 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 22:11:28 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2015-01-25 22:11:28 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available
2015-01-25 22:22:34 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 22:22:35 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 122 new tasks
2015-01-25 22:27:41 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 22:27:42 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 11 new tasks
2015-01-25 22:32:48 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 22:32:50 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2015-01-25 22:32:50 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available
2015-01-25 22:38:55 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 22:38:56 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2015-01-25 22:38:56 | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available
2015-01-25 22:44:02 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and AMD/ATI GPU
2015-01-25 22:44:04 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 67 new tasks

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Message 1632999 - Posted: 26 Jan 2015, 13:35:42 UTC - in response to Message 1632900.  

Since it is the only thing running and using < 12.5% of the CPU, I wonder, is there any way to make it use all 8 CPUs?

No, Seti apps are not multithreaded, so it's only WU/core.
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Message 1633394 - Posted: 27 Jan 2015, 4:07:53 UTC - in response to Message 1632999.  

Since it is the only thing running and using < 12.5% of the CPU, I wonder, is there any way to make it use all 8 CPUs?

No, Seti apps are not multithreaded, so it's only WU/core.


Thanks.
Say.... nice PC. Did you have one "back-in-the-day"?

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Message 1633412 - Posted: 27 Jan 2015, 5:24:12 UTC - in response to Message 1633394.  
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Say.... nice PC. Did you have one "back-in-the-day"?

Yes, my first computer had 8K of RAM. The manual was next to useless.

First thing I programmed on it
10 input "What is your name " a$
20 print "Hello " a$
30 goto 10

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Message 1633470 - Posted: 27 Jan 2015, 8:20:40 UTC - in response to Message 1633412.  

Say.... nice PC. Did you have one "back-in-the-day"?

Yes, my first computer had 8K of RAM. The manual was next to useless.

First thing I programmed on it
10 input "What is your name " a$
20 print "Hello " a$
30 goto 10

Run

Hee hee.
Why not this :
30 goto 20

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