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1) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why does a CPU unit lock up forever on 'Choosing optimal functions' (Message 1275586)
Posted 602 days ago by Profile n2vjb
I have been seeing this happening in Windows XP Home and Professional on various of my systems utilizing AMD processors but never on Intel ones. If I suspend the one chewing up time and doing nothing, it will start another unit that usually will do the same thing. After about 3 or more suspensions one unit will finally take off. To get the suspended ones to run sometimes quitting BOINC and restarting it will get the unit to run and other times it requires a system reboot to get them to run. This is annoying and wasteful. Either some trash is not cleaned in the code from the previous run; a temp file is not closed/deleted or something, a variable not being reset, or some reason the code stops in the 'Choosing' routine. Seems rather sloppy coding maybe on the AMD processor side. This needs to be looked into as it has been happening for quite a few releases of BOINC now.
2) Questions and Answers : Windows : Why does this error occur frequently when viewing stats??? (Message 58636)
Posted 3397 days ago by Profile n2vjb
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can't read ../cache/45/top_users.php_sort_by%3Dtotal_credit%26offset%3D700; lastmod 1104408577
3) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Work unit shortage idea (Message 10852)
Posted 3559 days ago by Profile n2vjb
Now that S@H1 is effectively shutdown (no packet/results/news/???) since 07/16/2004, I have converted all of my windows boxes to BOINC. Now I barely get any WUs to do and this is NO better then S@H1 currently. Take the macine resources from the old project if it is dead and get this one up to snuff. If I ran my systems at work this way and left everyone waiting I would be flipping burgers if I was lucky. So much for using excess CPU capacity to do useful work!!!
4) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Work unit shortage idea (Message 10850)
Posted 3559 days ago by Profile n2vjb
Now that S@H1 is effectively shutdown (no packet/results/news/???) since 07/16/2004, I have converted all of my windows boxes to BOINC. Now I barely get any WUs to do and this is NO better then S@H1 currently. Take the macine resources from the old project if it is dead and get this one up to snuff. If I ran my systems at work this way and left everyone waiting I would be flipping burgers if I was lucky. So much for using excess CPU capacity to do usefule work!!!


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