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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Abandoned (Message 1509344)
Posted 94 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
Joe, thanks for the information. Take care.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Abandoned (Message 1509109)
Posted 95 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
All my work units for the last week after being processed have been declared abandoned. Anyone else have this happen to them?
3) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc 7.0.65 Not downloading new tasks. (Message 1399450)
Posted 359 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
I was away for the day but had left the app running. It has downloaded work and seems to have returned to normal. Thanks.
4) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc 7.0.65 Not downloading new tasks. (Message 1398856)
Posted 360 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
There is no listing for event log with my version. Notices are empty.
Tasks and Transfers are empty.
5) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc 7.0.65 Not downloading new tasks. (Message 1398848)
Posted 360 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
I have tried resetting the project. I have deleted the software and downloaded the Boinc software and reinstalled. To no avail.

I've no work available to do.
6) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Boinc 7.0.65 Not downloading new tasks. (Message 1398845)
Posted 360 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
For the last week or so my Boinc client is not downloading new tasks for:

SETI@home Enhanced: yes
SETI@home v7: yes
AstroPulse v6: yes

I have not changed settings and have never had this problem previously (long time user).

Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone have a solution?

Processor usage
Suspend work while computer is on battery power?
Matters only for portable computers no
Suspend work while computer is in use? no
Suspend GPU work while computer is in use?
Enforced by version 6.6.21+ yes
'In use' means mouse/keyboard activity in last 1 minutes
Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last
Needed to enter low-power mode on some computers --- minutes
Suspend work when non-BOINC CPU usage is above
0 means no restriction
Enforced by version 6.10.30+ 77%
Do work only between the hours of
No restriction if equal ---
Leave tasks in memory while suspended?
Suspended tasks will consume swap space if 'yes' no
Switch between tasks every
Recommended: 60 minutes 60 minutes
On multiprocessors, use at most 2 processors
On multiprocessors, use at most
Enforced by version 6.1+ 100% of the processors
Use at most
Can be used to reduce CPU heat 100% of CPU time
Disk and memory usage
Disk: use at most 100 GB
Disk: leave free at least
Values smaller than 0.001 are ignored 0.1 GB
Disk: use at most 50% of total
Tasks checkpoint to disk at most every 60 seconds
Swap space: use at most 90% of total
Memory: when computer is in use, use at most 50% of total
Memory: when computer is not in use, use at most 90% of total
Network usage
Maintain enough tasks to keep busy for at least
(max 10 days). 10 days
... and up to an additional 6 days
Confirm before connecting to Internet?
Matters only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection no
Disconnect when done?
Matters only if you have a modem, ISDN or VPN connection no
Maximum download rate: --- Kbytes/sec
Maximum upload rate: --- Kbytes/sec
Use network only between the hours of ---
Transfer at most
Enforced by version 6.10.46+ --- Mbytes every --- days
Skip image file verification?
Check this ONLY if your Internet provider modifies image files (UMTS does this, for example). Skipping verification reduces the security of BOINC. no

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7) Message boards : Technical News : from now (Oct 28, 2010) until "new server time" (Message 1046050)
Posted 1364 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
Surprise surprise, forgive me Jim Nabors!

Downloading workunits as I type.

8) Message boards : Number crunching : This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress?? (Message 1011369)
Posted 1488 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
A question and change of subject (not a sanctioned diversion) ;-)

I have just noticed the following on my account and wonder what the
problem may be in downloading this element.

Sat Jul 3 09:48:52 2010 SETI@home Backing off 3 hr 18 min 37 sec on download of astropulse_5.05_i686-apple-darwin


My client has been trying to download this for some time, and I have not
pursuing the issue due to the work limit issue that is preoccupying us.

Any ideas?
9) Message boards : Technical News : Staycation (Jul 01 2010) (Message 1011008)
Posted 1489 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
I as well have only two days of work available.


Fri Jul 2 14:23:40 2010 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Fri Jul 2 14:23:40 2010 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
Fri Jul 2 14:23:40 2010 SETI@home Message from server: This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress


This is the message sent on reboot.

So my question is: If this is going to be the case, that only two days of tasks can be
downloaded, then there will be less work done, as the computer serving SETI will have
days where there is no work available, due to a limit set by the server as copied above.

This especially so, when there are three days or more of SETI server shut down.

I understand the need for more maintenance time (with a later deadline to do the work).

But, if work available limits disables SETI work for three days a week, there will be far less
work done for the project. I do believe the object is not to lessen the work done for SETI,
but rather, to ease the workload deadline for the Berkley staff (Matt, Jeff et al).

So limiting the work available for download to each SETI client detracts from the overall
efficiency for the SETI project, thus negating some of the effect of longer server shutdown
for maintenance.

I do appreciate the work done at Berkley by Matt, Jeff et al.
10) Message boards : Team Recruitment Center : NEW TEAM ACTIVATED- L'ESTRIE, EASTERN TOWNSHIPS (Message 991444)
Posted 1559 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
Hello, Bonjour.

Il y a maintenant une équipe pour ceux de nous qui habitent ou ont habité dans l'Estrie du Québec - bienvenue à bord.

There is now a team for those of us who live or have lived in the EasternTownships of Quebec - Welcome Aboard.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : iMac 21.5 with ATI Radeon HD 4670 GPU (Message 950677)
Posted 1705 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
I am getting a message that no usable GPU found.

Is there going to be an upgrade so that Mac ATI GPUs can crunch?

Thanks
12) Message boards : Technical News : Mac Knifed (Jul 22 2008) (Message 796892)
Posted 2178 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
I´ve been unable to get new workunits. (2008-08-12)
I am still not getting work. Is there any news as to when the macs will be back on.


/John C, Sweden


The problem is universal due to the server problems this past weekend. Work units
will be slowly created to ease loads, until the deluge of delayed work units that are
being currently uploaded are validated. So one has to be patient.


Kenn

13) Message boards : Technical News : Calm a Llama Down (Feb 13 2008) (Message 712768)
Posted 2358 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins

I'm pleased you got everything working.
______
Speedy


Message 712612

The above URL explains the probable cause of my problems.

Kenn
14) Message boards : Technical News : Calm a Llama Down (Feb 13 2008) (Message 712589)
Posted 2358 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins

What does that mean?

I've noticed that on the 14th of February you had over 20 task that had client errors. Have you changed something on your pc? Once you start returning completed work unit's your daily quota will start to increase again.
______
Speedy


I am now running properly. I uninstalled and reinstalled (after having tried reset unsuccessfully).

Everything seems to be operating properly now. I had an update for my operating system, and
that is the only thing that I can think of that may have fubarred the works. That update, though,
did not affect any other programmes.



Kenn
15) Message boards : Technical News : Calm a Llama Down (Feb 13 2008) (Message 712334)
Posted 2359 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
SETI@home Wed 13 Feb 1943:09 2008 Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 283755 seconds of work, reporting 98 completed tasks
SETI@home Wed 13 Feb 19:43:14 2008 Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
SETI@home Wed 13 Feb 19:43:14 2008 Message from server: No work sent
SETI@home Wed 13 Feb 19:43:14 2008 Message from server: (reached daily quota of 2 results)

What does that mean? I have my boinc manager set to retain three days of work.

Kenn

16) Message boards : Technical News : Un Chien D'espace (Nov 15 2007) (Message 681254)
Posted 2445 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
The french noun 'espace' is feminine as in space - the cosmos. In these references the noun 'espace' retains its gender no matter the gender of the noun preceding 'espace'.

In the following case the noun 'espace' is masculine: I need more space -> je manque d'espace. Even here the inherent difference of language is shown -> the literal translation from the french je manque d'espace is I miss the space, although to a francophone that would not be the case.

As is the case with many languages nouns that act as adjectives retain their properties or in some cases
the words are combined into longer singular words, thus eliminating the original intent of the definitions.

The literal translation of un chien de l'espace would be a dog of the space. If one wanted a definite article as per: the space dog -> le chien de l'espace would be the translation.

Kenn

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't "chien" and "chaton" both male nouns? So "a space dog" would be "un chien d'espace" and "space cats" would be "chatons d'espace"?[/quote]
17) Message boards : Technical News : Un Chien D'espace (Nov 15 2007) (Message 680924)
Posted 2446 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
In fact "un chien d'espace" should read "un chien de l'espace".

Kenn

What would French be for space kitties?

Google translate text: space kittens = Espace chatons.

Too literal; few languages take to using nouns as adjectives as easily as English does, and French idiom is rather picky about the use of articles. _Chatons de l’espace_ might fly—so to speak. ;)

18) Message boards : Technical News : Weekend server problems (Oct 1, 2007) (Message 652752)
Posted 2494 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
I have two MacIntosh SE machines (with hard drives). I just plugged them in and
they booted up. Bound to be better then a Microsoft Server (dontcha think?).

Kenn

There’s got to be time for humour!!!!!!!

PS

I really do have two operational MacIntosh Se machines.

With all these troubles, would switching to Microsoft Server help any?


(Just baiting here)

19) Message boards : Technical News : Ups and Downs (Sep 04 2007) (Message 634627)
Posted 2520 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
A thank you for all those who responded.

Kenn

aka The Reinman

There is a variable called "duration correction factor" that keeps track of the predicted vs. actual processing time on work units.

Sounds like the value has gone a little wacky.

You can fix it manually, or you can just let it be and it'll correct by itself.

Exactly so - it'll have been thrown by one of the faulty WUs a week ago - result 601249419.

As Ned says, it'll slowly correct itself over time.

So in answer to Kenn's questions:

No
No
Yes, partly - it happened three weeks ago and was corrected in 48 hours, but the effects are still with us.
No


You also see this effect if you switch from the stock app to an optimized app - for the first two days or so you'll be downloading as though the stock app were still going, even though your optimized app is running 1.5-2x faster. The effect gradually wears away after that... (takes about two weeks, total - in my experience.)

You also get this effect if you switch back to a stock app from an optimized app, only in reverse!

20) Message boards : Technical News : Ups and Downs (Sep 04 2007) (Message 634187)
Posted 2520 days ago by Profile Kenn Hutchins
I have getting Work Units all along (lucky I guess), but I have noticed that when downloaded they have overly long 'to completion' times. It has varied from 35 hours up to 65 hours. Although in most cases the work is done is less then ten percent of that listed to completion time.

One can see the time to completion tick off much more quickly then the CPU running time for that particular work unit (ratio of a minute to three seconds of CPU time) .

This obviously reduces the number of work units downloaded when a cache of work is requested in preferences to 'maintain enough work for an additional' time.

So my question is fourfold.

Is this done intentionally to reduce the stress on the servers?

Is this an error created by the server thus fooling it into not producing as many work units?

Is this something that has slipped by the staff and can be corrected, thus making the servers more efficient and to stop the unwarranted blathering of some few volunteer computer owners?

Is this unique to my computer or my type of my computer?

I am using the latest application, and am in possession of iMac Core 2 Duo.

Kenn





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