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1) Questions and Answers : Preferences : I´v 2 proz. but I became only 1 work unit? (Message 1606615)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Ageless
The project is out of work, there are only occasional resends --work that has failed or timed out on other people's computers-- being sent out.

See the Tech News forum for all the latest updates on the problems with the database and how long it may all take: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_forum.php?id=21

Start in the October 21st thread, work your way up through the dates on the titles.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1606613)
Posted 11 hours ago by Profile Ageless
Running just one back offs are way to long for example.

LOL, you must be confusing it with 6.10 or before, which had long back offs on failed file transfers and project contacts. But since 6.12 the scheduler operations have a random back off, while file transfers slowly grow from 10 minutes to 12 hours.

This has not changed for 7.0, 7.2 or 7.4, only been tweaked.

Boinc 7 prefers multi projects.

BOINC 7 will run one project at a time, but can do multiple projects. They'll just run in order of priority (debt if you will). 6.12 could run different project applications at the same time.

But seeing how you run Seti only, I don't see where your problem is in this.

The fact you can`t downgrade is a no go.

You can downgrade, even from 7.0/7.2/7.4 back to 6.12
All you have to do is backup client_state.xml and client_state_prev.xml on your BOINC 6 installation and keep it in a safe place. Then when you do want to return to 6 from 7, overwrite the current client_state.xml and client_state_prev.xml files with the old ones, and that's it. Go on, uninstall 7, reinstall 6.

And if you don't have a present client_state.xml file, delete the ones of BOINC 7. The file will be remade with all the correct entries, the only thing that might happen is that you have to download new work if a project doesn't support resend lost work.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1606331)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Still got 20 tasks in cache. It helps that I'm being maimed to death by killer eagles in Far Cry 4 most of the day. :)
4) Message boards : News : Running out of workunits (Message 1605374)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Ageless
there isn't a whole lot of AP tapes left to do (for as far as i know) so eventually we will run out of those too.

Josef W. Segur wrote:
- The Astropulse science database reached a limit so could not accept additional data. Rebuilding the database with revised limits is taking a long time, but not because of hardware. When that is completed, there are 1573 channels of data waiting to be split and the project has a large amount of other data which has not been split for Astropulse.
(source)

Remember that Astropulse is split from the same tapes as Multibeam is. Same data, just a different method of splitting the chunks. A lot of the Seti v1 - v5 and some v6 data that was done prior to Astropulse coming into play, has never been split for Astropulse before.
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : boinc 7.4.27 windows x86/64 does not install, Can't find BOINC.msi (Message 1604954)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
No need for the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility, and potentially delete something you didn't want to delete, as Microsoft has its own utility to fix these things these days: http://support2.microsoft.com/mats/program_install_and_uninstall.

The rest of the tips on how to fix this are in this BOINC FAQ.
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Device numbering help needed (Message 1604953)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
The device numbers are given through the hardware. They're the order in which your system detected them. if they're physical cards, switching them around in the PCI/PCIe slots will change their numbers.

But otherwise yes, the ignore device option in cc_config.xml will do it. Whether or not this must be an ATI device in your case is something we cannot advise on, since you have your computers hidden and didn't say anything about what GPUs you have in your system.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Einstein@Home Locks PC (Message 1604540)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Ageless
So why haven't you asked at the Einstein forums? Since it's their applications that run and give you so much trouble, wouldn't their forums be the first place to ask for help on this, instead of the Seti forums?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer cases like legos (Message 1603881)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Too bad they're $70.- per case, and they only take micro-ATX boards. Although, I suppose when you stack two on top of each other, that you could theoretically put an ATX board in there.
9) Message boards : Technical News : What's happening... (Nov 8, 2014) (Message 1603384)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Ageless
Your computer doesn't seem to be combining request for CPU and GPU work.

His BOINC is 6.10.58, that one doesn't know about combining CPU & GPU work requests.
10) Message boards : Technical News : Status Update (Nov 19, 2014) (Message 1602814)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, I'll keep sitting on my 3 days worth of work then, only slowly crunching it. Not that my GPU gets much time in between my runs of Far Cry 4... :)

But it sucks if the rebuild didn't work. Ah computers, finicky things.
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Trouble processing tasks (Message 1602513)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
The project is out of work, yes.

As forewarned via the Seti front side news:
Running out of workunits
We are likely to (temporarily) run out of workunits to process as soon as this weekend. Please read this recent news item from Eric Korpela for further explanation leading up to this. We are currently solving various database issues, developing a new splitter so we can start processing our Green Bank Telescope data, and hunting for tapes that haven't fully been processed to get out of the current drought.

And it can be seen in the server status page.
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: not highest priority project; AMD/ATI GPU: ) (Message 1602332)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
That's because it wasn't Dutch but South-African.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : HDD Questions For The Elite - [RESOLVED] (Message 1602249)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
I see that when Windows is trying to index a very large file, or my AV is trying to scan that same file.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.4.27? (Message 1602244)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
You could overwrite the boincmgr.exe with the previous one. The manager application is just a front end GUI to the client app boinc.exe.

But then you miss out on the cool new Event Log Diagnostic Log Flags window.

15) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.4.27? (Message 1602179)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Ageless
David Anderson wrote:
There was a bug involving zero-share projects.
I fixed it, and things seem to work, at least in the simulator: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/scenarios/126/simulations/5/timeline.html

We'll port this to 7.4 and do a new release.

-- David
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1601795)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
So uh, there are some tasks out there that best be aborted.
I just found this task running on my GPU:

Yes, it says 1723 hours remaining. By the time I suspended it, it was 1799 hours.
Exited BOINC, waited 2 minutes, restarted it. Resumed the task. It runs for 12 seconds, then the Remaining time starts shooting up, while Progress is stuck at 0.006%.

Task 07se14ab.12914.11212.438086664204.12.251_1
A lot of the 12914 siblings are tasks that ran for 13 seconds, spike count 30.
So weird then that this one wouldn't do that.
17) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Status of Mac Pro Support (Message 1601788)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Ageless
Also the system was brought up Thursday so it had 2 full days to pick up a GPU work unit if it was able to process one.

Yeah, but for that the only tasks capable of running on your GPU are Astropulse, and bar some resends, the project ran out of AP v7 to send on the 3rd of November or thereabouts.

That's also what Eric references by saying:
8 November 2014, Eric Korpela wrote:
2. Around the same time (as Bruno, the upload server having problems, which was November 3rd 2014 - Jord), the Astropulse assimilators started failing with a message "-603 Cannot close TEXT or BYTE value." Turns out we had run up against another informix limit. I'm resolving that, but it's looking like we are only 1/8th of the way done after 24 hours. Until it's done we won't be able to generate Astropulse work.

And added to that from the other post:
13 November 2014, Eric Korpela wrote:
The Astropulse database fix is taking longer than expected. By one measure (the amount of data written into the new database spaces) we're 70% done. By another measure (the number of table rows showing up in the table stats) we are 25% done. This is after 5 days. I'm inclined to believe the 25% number, in which case we will run out of SETI@home work before Astropulse is back online. If you don't have a low share back-up project, now might be time to add one.
18) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Status of Mac Pro Support (Message 1601611)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
The applications list shows that for Mac OS X there is an OpenCL Astropulse v7 application for Lion and general Mac.

But the problem is that at the moment there is no Astropulse work due to the database problems depicted here and here.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Time to warm up back up projects? (Message 1601514)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
Of course with hosts like this one (882 invalid/1413 inconclusive) work will be available for some time more. ;-)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1601455)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
Anyone who took notice how many channels they managed to get from those 0.25GB tapes?


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