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21) Message boards : Number crunching : how to debug? (Message 1489479)
Posted 36 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Still don't see any cpu tasks. Do you have "USE CPU" turned on in your website project preferences? Is BOINC asking for cpu tasks?

Also don't see an application for Astropulse on Nvidia. Did you intend to install one?
I wonder if the wu's running now will be validated in time or errored out.
The first 7 did not have errors and are pending validation. When you return completed tasks only minutes after you received them, it is unlikely that the matching task from another computer will be returned that quickly, so it will take a while to see validations.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Need some help here please (Message 1488844)
Posted 37 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Here is the Event Log

3/14/2014 8:56:08 AM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults

Do you have the cc_config.xml file in the top level BOINC data directory? It goes there, not in the project's directory where you have the other two files.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Results/Finds page? (Message 1488826)
Posted 37 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Maybe we need a thread to discuss the revival of the GPUUG fundraising. I became aware of it a few weeks ago when I noticed Mr. Kevvy's signature. I checked out the website and saw Mr. Kevvy's generous matching offer and saw that the donation I made some time ago to the servers drive has been redirected to the new receiver, based on the current needs of the project. I currently have a recurring monthly donation of general purpose funds to SETI through the University's site, but will toss in some more to this drive in a few weeks.

Fundraising does not seem to have gone well the past couple of years, and we need to increase interest and participation.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1486721)
Posted 42 days ago by Profile Fred E.
No new tapes coming?

One finally started. I was about to enter Panic Mode.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1485177)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Since I upgraded my HTPC to as i5-4670K I have had it only doing MB on it's CPU & GPU. I'm waiting for it to level out so I can see the difference between it and my gaming machine which is running the same setup but is allowed AP work. So far I saw my gaming machine around 9k & my HTPC is just around 3K.

Now that the AP server has been replaced I should get a good grasp in the next few weeks how much extra the AP gives.

The next few weeks may not be representive of "normal" operations, because we have a small backlog of files for AP splitting. Thus, the next few weeks should see more AP tasks available than a typical 2 week period. You can probably adjust for that when you assess results.

I've picked a few freshly split AP tasks, but that creation rate just doesn't seem to want to get up and go.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1485077)
Posted 45 days ago by Profile Fred E.
The RAC will drop a little more, no UL... Again!!!


Same here. Noticed that Marvin is now shown as running at 21:20:05 UTC. No AP splitting yet.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : No CPU work - only GPU (Message 1483451)
Posted 49 days ago by Profile Fred E.
This is the only log I can really find - job_log_setiathome.berkeley.edu.txt - in the Boinc\Data folder, Everything in it is garbage:

"1361568632 ue 18589.545837 ct 78.905310 fe 47560000000000 nm 16oc12ab.8654.6041.4.10.155_0 et 195.248341
1361568806 ue 18589.545837 ct 60.668790 fe 47560000000000 nm 16oc12ab.8654.6041.4.10.167_0 et 172.890102
"

No screensavers set and the CPU is not overheating (currently running at about 34 C). CPU work is enabled - I guess I will reinstall the Lunatics app again.

The event log opens in a separate window. In BOINC Manager, pull down the advanced menu and select "activity log". Post the first 30-40 lines, down to where it starts tasks.

Priority should be to rerun the installer and make sure you select an app suitable to your cpu.

Looks like scheduler gave you 14 cpu tasks today, despite that daily limit of one. Have any run yet?

Edit: I see now that most have errored out, same symptoms as yesterday.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : No CPU work - only GPU (Message 1483030)
Posted 50 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Looks like you received some yesterday but they all errored out with about 3 second run times - Exit status -226 (0xffffffffffffff1e) ERR_TOO_MANY_EXITS.

Someone can probably help with that error, I'm not sure I'm right. In the meantime the server has limited you to one S@H v7 cpu task per day. That will increase when you can send in some good results.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1482824)
Posted 51 days ago by Profile Fred E.
OK, since AP probably will be unavailable for some time, I did finally bite the bullet, and installed the apps for MB v7, CPU as well as GPU. (manually of course, no installer for me, as long as I still have an intact brain.)

MB v7 will be my backup project, until AP is available again. :-)

What was the saying - was it "never say never"?

Oh well, I'm sure you can find a good disinfectant when AP becomes available. :=) We should get a nice long run of AP for catchup.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange Invalid MB Overflow tasks with truncated Stderr outputs... (Message 1482821)
Posted 51 days ago by Profile Fred E.
I got a truncated stderr and invalid for task 3408715505. Lost all of 0.55 credits.

That's my GTX 470 host 4292666, running BOINC as a service under Windows XP.

I also got one - Task 3411221085. I lost even less credits!

The workunit has validated so it won't be there for long. XP 32 bit, GTX 670. I've had several of these since the thread started.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1482401)
Posted 52 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Many of them get to 100%, then just sit there waiting for the final acknowledgment, then time out.

Same here. Most were timing out. Reduced simultaneous transfers to 2 via cc_config.xml and it helped a little.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (87) Server Problems? (Message 1482098)
Posted 53 days ago by Profile Fred E.
See front page and news forum for bad news about Astropulse.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about dedicating CPU cores to GPU support w/Lunatics apps. (Message 1481709)
Posted 53 days ago by Profile Fred E.
It is missing one line near the end. Should be:

</gpu_versions>
</app>
</app_config>

That may be enough to make the file invalid. Try it (with notepad).
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about dedicating CPU cores to GPU support w/Lunatics apps. (Message 1481642)
Posted 54 days ago by Profile Fred E.
After creating the app_config.xml file however, the number/mix of tasks running hasn't changed; I'm still running 4xCPU "setiathome_v7 7.00" and 1xGPU "setiathome_v7 7.00 (Cuda32)". Against the single running GPU task it says "Running (0.04CPUs + 1NVIDIA GPU)".

The app_config.xml file I created is being 'Found' as shown in the Boinc Event Log but it doesn't seem to be having the desired effect. Anything else I need to do?


If it is finding it, you have the right name and location, but BOINC doesn't give any clues when there are errors. It is not picking up your v7 settings for cpu or gpu. Can only suggest you proofread carefully - post the file if you want another set of eyes. Did you use notepad to create it? XML editors cause problems like this.

The cpu usage value of .1 will not reserve a core for S@Hv7, so you could use a value of .5 to do that if that is what you want.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : (not) so silent donations, monthly, with constant id. (Message 1480816)
Posted 56 days ago by Profile Fred E.
If you're receiving the confirmation by conventional mail, that's a big clue that the donations are not getting there with the e-mail address needed to credit your Seti account. Those confirmations are usually by email - or at least mine are. If you initiate the payment from on line banking, the infomation sent with the payment may be insufficient to id you - or in a format that the donation site can't import automatically.

There are some cautions on the donation site that some methods of payment may not get a green star. I think you can use a debit card for a recurring monthly donation and get the same effect you see now. I didn't have a problem when I recently set a recurring monthly gift by credit card, and a debit card should be the same.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (86) Server Problems? (Message 1480704)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Downloads are fixed, here and at Seti Beta, and the Status page now shows tapes.


But no tasks available, as expected. Server Status looks like work's still underway. Had to get 6 hours of Einstein work to keep gpu busy.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (86) Server Problems? (Message 1480679)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Work may be underway - noted some different behavior - retry #17 did not go to retry immediately like the first 16. It tried for a while before giving up.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (86) Server Problems? (Message 1480663)
Posted 57 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Is there even anybody in to do anything on a Saturday?
Not sure they can do anything at the lab they can't do from home, and they've been checking in on weekends. But this one may require a trip to the colo site if the disk array is messed up.

Thanks to everyone's help, especially Richard, I am baaaaaaaack crunching.
- Miklos M.

Welcome back!
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (86) Server Problems? (Message 1480275)
Posted 58 days ago by Profile Fred E.
And 12au13aa is gone. Thanks for identifying and reporting it, Richard.

Edit: didn't see Richard's post before I pulled the trigger.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (86) Server Problems? (Message 1480266)
Posted 58 days ago by Profile Fred E.
Just got a batch of gpu tasks to take me back to limit. Maybe there's a fix.


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