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11) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (39) Server problems (Message 1038558)
Posted 1397 days ago by Profile Questor
Is anyone else having problem reporting?

Most of my machines are reporting one or two tasks at a time OK.

However I have one which hasnt reported for a time and now has over 100 tasks to report.

When it reports I get

03/10/2010 04:14:38 SETI@home update requested by user
03/10/2010 04:14:41 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
03/10/2010 04:14:41 SETI@home Reporting 109 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
03/10/2010 04:16:13 SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error


Have rebooted machine.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Help! I've lost all my settings! (Message 1038550)
Posted 1397 days ago by Profile Questor
Hi Tim,

No, it's the same size as the normal client_state file. The other one there is client_state_old, but it is exactly that - 6 months old.

Looks like I'm gonna have to get a new machine id, and try to get some more work.

The machine hasn't changed, so I should be able to merge it with the old one, but I will lose about 800 tasks.

Damn! This was just starting to rip through a good few wu's too. Now it's sitting on 800 tasks it can't work on, and I can't seem to get any new ones either.

regards, Giz.


So annoying when that happens. Assuming your 6 month old file has the same host cpid value as you were currently using you could use this to start Boinc and detach/reattach which will release those orphaned 800 tasks.


John.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC not downloading GPU WUs (Message 1033501)
Posted 1412 days ago by Profile Questor
There was a server side change made a while ago which means that VLAR tasks that dont run as well on a GPU are only allocated to CPU. You may be experiencing that. Otherwise the MB tasks run on CPU or GPU.

Do your CPU tasks have a name something like xxxxxxxxxxx.vlar_y - those a VLARs which wont get assigned to your GPU.

With a lot of users currently requesting new work you may just have been unlucky and got 0 allocated on that request.

If you have surplus of CPU tasks you could look at Freds Reschedule app which allows you to move tasks from CPU<_> GPU.

Note: The other scheduler app on Lunatics does not work well with Fermi cards.


John.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation Errors (Message 1032911)
Posted 1418 days ago by Profile Questor
Hi all, one of my hosts seems to be getting a lot of errors in the last few hours since the servers came back online Host ID: 879910 I have another three WU's that are yet to report and I noticed the run time is identical when they exit at 01:51:44 I am running AK's optimised app and they are non Cuda WU's, anyone having similar problems?
One of them link below

EXIT STATUS -177 (0xffffffffffffff4f)

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=1698440392


There are a few threads with explanations as to the cause of these errors but as a quick fix you can download the new Reschedule tool by Fred which has an option to fix the problem. (The -177 happens when a task exits because it has reached a maximum timeout value)

New Reschedule tool

John.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (38) Server problems (Message 1032589)
Posted 1419 days ago by Profile Questor
Oops
11/09/2010 03:23:07 SETI@home Temporarily failed upload of 02ap10ag.32558.13336.14.10.117_0_0: transient upload error
11/09/2010 03:23:07 SETI@home [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space


Getting this on all machines, and the cricket graphs are dying.

T.A.


Getting it on all my machines as well. At first fails to upload because of space but then succeeds.

It is hard to believe the SETI folks wouldnt have spotted the disks were full (unless nothing could be done about it) - I wonder if it is a deliberate mechanism to control the upload storm by limiting the amount of disk space available? However, I did wonder if the increasing pendings and ghosts were eventually going to cause a problem.


John.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : And we're live. Outage over, upload server online (Message 1032581)
Posted 1419 days ago by Profile Questor
Keeping NNT on on main machine. Letting my most urgent machine upload & possibly download first as it's likely to go dry first.

Remember all: a fresh attempt to get those _2+s priority by selecting all _0s + _1s + suspending them for a sec or 2 to kick into action the higher-quorums. Let's get that pending down.



Do we have a problem?

10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: can't write file /home/boincadm/projects/sah/upload/250/29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0: No space left on server
10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0: transient upload error
10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | Backing off 11 min 50 sec on upload of 29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.24_1_0: transient upload error
10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | Backing off 19 min 30 sec on upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.24_1_0
10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | Started upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.17_1_0
10/09/2010 18:52:31 | SETI@home | Started upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:41 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.17_1_0
10/09/2010 18:52:43 | SETI@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: can't write file /home/boincadm/projects/sah/upload/260/05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0: No space left on server
10/09/2010 18:52:43 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0: transient upload error
10/09/2010 18:52:43 | SETI@home | Backing off 16 min 56 sec on upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:54 | SETI@home | Started upload of 29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:54 | SETI@home | Started upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.24_1_0
10/09/2010 18:52:55 | SETI@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
10/09/2010 18:52:55 | SETI@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
10/09/2010 18:52:55 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0: transient upload error
10/09/2010 18:52:55 | SETI@home | Backing off 28 min 21 sec on upload of 29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:55 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.24_1_0: transient upload error
10/09/2010 18:52:55 | SETI@home | Backing off 32 min 21 sec on upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.24_1_0
10/09/2010 18:52:55 | SETI@home | Started upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:57 | SETI@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
10/09/2010 18:52:57 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0: transient upload error
10/09/2010 18:52:57 | SETI@home | Backing off 29 min 3 sec on upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:58 | SETI@home | Started upload of 29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0
10/09/2010 18:52:58 | SETI@home | Started upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.24_1_0
10/09/2010 18:53:08 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 29mr10ae.3263.11704.16.10.120.vlar_0_0
10/09/2010 18:53:08 | SETI@home | Started upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:53:10 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.24_1_0
10/09/2010 18:53:16 | SETI@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: can't write file /home/boincadm/projects/sah/upload/260/05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0: No space left on server
10/09/2010 18:53:16 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0: transient upload error
10/09/2010 18:53:16 | SETI@home | Backing off 56 min 8 sec on upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:53:19 | SETI@home | Started upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:53:27 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 05my10ac.19824.23962.13.10.14_0_0
10/09/2010 18:53:30 | SETI@home | update requested by user
10/09/2010 18:53:31 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
10/09/2010 18:53:31 | SETI@home | Reporting 100 completed tasks, not requesting new tasks
10/09/2010 18:54:31 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed

Odd that it says no space and then manages to upload. I'm disabling network for a while.


John
17) Message boards : Number crunching : michael has a question (Message 1032057)
Posted 1421 days ago by Profile Questor
that would involve w*rk on my part!!!

Sorry, says I dont have enough credits to write in the forum.

Does the IP address of your computer affect Boinc from connecting? I travel for work, so the ip address is never the same, and online it says my ip is the same as when I am at home, not the new one on the road. My laptop continually says Retrieving Current Status. My Server continually says Processing Suspended: User Active.

The website wont even update the computer info on any of my computers running Boinc.

Thanks for a reply (if you want to).
Peranha


Sounds like two problems on 2 machines? The server has "Do work when computer is in use" set to No (unticked) and on the laptop boincmgr cannot connect to boinc.exe perhaps because of firewall blocking app connection via port 31416?
I have two routers at home (work and home) which give PCs different IP addresses and I connect via both at different times without problems.

John.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Quick fundraiser for SETI's new server (Message 1031923)
Posted 1421 days ago by Profile Questor
Welcome back, Mark!

I'm trying to get the full total from reading the thread. It's easier than figuring it out from the database since there's no way to separate these donations from others (Other than the $1000 donations). I think that it's $9000 including the donations of less than $1000. Can anyone check my math?

Where it ends up will set the amount of RAM that comes with it.

Thanks for all your donations!

Eric


Eric,

Your math looks good to me! $9K exactly.

I see Mark's original $1K offer + 6 extra $1K (62466, 62467, 62468, 62470, 62472, 62764) + soft^spirit cheque for $1K + $200 + $400 *2 (62603, 62695, 62698).


John.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Help with Win7/64 opapp 0.37 setup (Message 1031872)
Posted 1421 days ago by Profile Questor
Also, just for fun, I have a gtx470 running on a XP/32 AMD 2.61 GHz duo at 1089 Gflops but my gtx470 running on a W7/64 i7 930 2.8 GHz only gets 726 Gflops. WTF?

Russ


Have you tried downlaoding something like EVGAPrecision or MSI Afterburner

They will show you how your GPU is performing and allow you to overclock/underclock control fan speeds etc.


John.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Experiencing randow stops, system doen't respond to anything. (Message 1031572)
Posted 1422 days ago by Profile Questor
I've had a few recurring random lock ups varying from a few mins to half a day over the last couple of weeks myself.

I havent 100% tracked down the causes but these were the fixes.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=5516356
Randomly freezing after months of working OK but with the screen still displaying. Tried various things, swapped GPUs and tried variouds combinations of the memory, upgraded video driver but still did it. Went in to BIOS and fixed the memory speed to match the RAMs spec and hasnt locked up since. I think the Auto overclock was pushing the memory too far.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=4841051 Randomly freezing after months of working OK but with the screen still displaying. Swapped GPUs (GTX470), upgrtaded video drivers and still the same. Checked and the fan speed on the GPUS had reverted to AUTO - I normally have it set to 100%. Set to 100% and hasnt locked up since.


John.

[Edit] Forgot a third one that happened yesterday. One machine repeatedly locked up (clock stopped) but then unfroze after a few minutes - keyboard and mouse not active so couldn't find out what was happening. Rebooted and been OK since.

I suspect the gremlins are at work ...........
21) Message boards : Number crunching : Quick fundraiser for SETI's new server (Message 1030395)
Posted 1426 days ago by Profile Questor
I am with you Todd, Pappa wake up.
I am the go to girl when it comes to Cash donation issues and pretty clueless about hardware needs. But I can tell you, that the wish list server is about $3,000 under the current donations.
I have secured a promise that pics are will be posted once the new hardware hits the Seti Lab. Maybe the folks will we kind enough to let us know, what else will be needed to totally make this a Seti Volunteer Cruncher/Server etc pp.


I hope this will help towards the goal of the extra needed RAM or whatever you guys see fit to use it for.

I've gone for an early renewal of my green star for the worthwhile cause of this fundraiser.

Thank you for your gift of $1000.00 for the SETI@home via Mastercard on 09/03/2010.

Your confirmation number is: 62764

I hope you manage to get exactly what you need.


John.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : My Machine knida overheated.......... (Message 1027466)
Posted 1438 days ago by Profile Questor
I have it set to shut down when the cpu fan speed drops to save the hardware, I had stupidly left some cables tied up with a rubber band which of course dried oit perished and snapped. Totally my fault whoops!


I did exactly the same thing on an i7 ASRock MB. I couldn't work out why the RAC of the machine was low and tasks taking forever to complete.

I installed the ASROCK monitoring utility which showed the CPU speed was cycling from 0 to 2.67GHz and keeping the CPU temperature at a constant 90C. Then I looked closely at the CPU fan and it had a power lead jammed in it.

Removed the lead, CPU dropped to about 50C and the speed remained constant at 2.67GHz.

It had probably been like it for a couple of weeks......... oops!
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Why am I not getting Astropulse WU's? (Message 1027248)
Posted 1439 days ago by Profile Questor
Even tho the server status page shows that several thousand Astropulse WU's are available, I always get the message "no Astropulse or Astropulse 5 jobs available - sending alternate jobs" or something like that. So ... what does one need to do to get Astropulse WU's???


Your results only show

SETI@home Enhanced 6.09 (cuda23)

Do you have

Use CPU
Enforced by version 6.10+ no

as you only seem to be running GPU tasks?

AP are CPU tasks so if CPU is not selected you won't get any.

Other options should be

Run only the selected applications
SETI@home Enhanced: no
Astropulse: yes
Astropulse v5: yes
If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? yes

Edit : Oops, on reread I see JohnDK already said as much.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : modem question (Message 1026761)
Posted 1440 days ago by Profile Questor
It is a Belkin G Router wireless one which I have had for a few years



Have you bought anything new lately? Like a cordless phone that might be on or near the same frequency?

No I have not brought anything lately and my ISP have got no ideas I only seem to have trouble in July/August like line dropping before I had this problem something to do with re-sync the line. Maybe they are doing something at night with the exchange would like to go cable etc still on the same copper lines that have been in this bungalow before I moved in 39 years ago.


I can sympathise but not help much. I had a similar problem suddenly started with a Netgear DG834V2. Tried swapping with another borrowed Netgear DG834 and exactly the same. I have a work ADSL as well as home and now have a 3COM and a Zyxel installed and have not had the problem since. (The modem seemed to be working Ok - and could be pinged remotely but just periodically/randomly stopped sending data in and out) A restart made it work for a while.

I assume some change was made at the exchange which the old modems couldnt cope with (and no newer firmware for this version) but the likelyhood of getting my ISP to admit/sort anything out was highly unlikely so I took the risk and tried new hardware.

My ADSL is pretty poor - lucky to get 2Mb/s as we are a long way from the exchange.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending credit: NOT WORKING (Message 1023758)
Posted 1452 days ago by Profile Questor
The times I cleared my ghosts was on Friday mornings just after the project comes back up. Just set no new tasks, run down what you have left and detach/attach and redo your app_info. By then most of my work was done and I don't lose too much. It also gives me plenty of time to refill.

As for getting back on topic, right after the outage I jumped up to an all time high for me of ~40,000+ pendings. By the next day I was back down to ~25,000. I am now back up to over 30,000 though. Oh,and Questor, I have a bunch of your ghosts I'm waiting on and I think I've seen a couple from Todd too! :-)



Sorry you are waiting on my ghosts. The recent DCF ups and downs have meant I've ended up with way to many WUs after initially having too few. I'm therefore stuck with either keeping the ghost users waiting or if I drop my OK WUs setting a lot of other users back to another long wait for a new wingman. Devil - deep blue sea or sit on the fence ..........

26) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending credit: NOT WORKING (Message 1023657)
Posted 1452 days ago by Profile Questor
Mine has not been working since the first 3 day outage. I was wondering if I was the only one affected. :-S

I get the page header ok but there's nothing below it

T.A.


Exactly the same as you have here. No truncation of data on the page - just no data at all , only the page header. Been like this for over a week now and pending was around the 800K mark. I 'assumed' that the increase in pendings because of larger caches and ghost units was becoming too big a hit on the database so they put in some sort of restriction.

Also had a quick check on a couple of machines last night for ghosts for the first time.
1. Reschedule showed 857 tasks in progress - web site 2020
2. Reschedule showed 882 tasks in progress - web site 2380
3. Reschedule showed 2800 tasks in progress - web site 4420

I'm going to have to do something soon to fix this but am loathe to disconect/connect because of losing what WUs I have.


John.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Extended Outage July 23 2010 Problems (Message 1021147)
Posted 1460 days ago by Profile Questor
see if stdoutae.old goes back far enough?


Ah, yes it does! - but no signs of errors around the time.

This machine was using BAM (not now) and I've a vague recollection of machines using BAM occasionally detaching for no apparent reason but can't find any reference to this???

17-Jul-2010 08:18:35 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.20066.885.3.10.212_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17-Jul-2010 08:18:35 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.20066.885.3.10.186_0
17-Jul-2010 08:18:35 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.20066.885.3.10.186_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17-Jul-2010 08:18:35 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.20066.885.3.10.185_0
17-Jul-2010 08:18:35 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.20066.885.3.10.185_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17-Jul-2010 08:18:35 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.20066.885.3.10.171_0
17-Jul-2010 08:18:35 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.20066.885.3.10.171_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17-Jul-2010 08:18:36 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.18010.11519.6.10.237_1
17-Jul-2010 08:18:36 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.18010.11519.6.10.237_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
17-Jul-2010 08:18:38 [SETI@home] Started upload of 04no09ab.29823.4157.16.10.110_1_0
17-Jul-2010 08:18:51 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 04no09ab.29823.4157.16.10.110_1_0
17-Jul-2010 08:28:24 [---] Contacting account manager at http://bam.boincstats.com/
17-Jul-2010 08:28:31 [---] Account manager: BAM! User-ID: 51948
17-Jul-2010 08:28:31 [---] Account manager: BAM! Host-ID: 178035
17-Jul-2010 08:28:31 [---] Account manager: Number of BAM! connections: 4639
17-Jul-2010 08:28:31 [---] Account manager contact succeeded
17-Jul-2010 08:35:53 [SETI@home] Computation for task 19no09ab.18010.11519.6.10.237_1 finished
17-Jul-2010 08:35:53 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.93_0
17-Jul-2010 08:35:53 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.93_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
17-Jul-2010 08:35:55 [SETI@home] Started upload of 19no09ab.18010.11519.6.10.237_1_0
17-Jul-2010 08:36:42 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 19no09ab.18010.11519.6.10.237_1_0
17-Jul-2010 08:53:13 [SETI@home] Computation for task 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.93_0 finished
17-Jul-2010 08:53:13 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.49_0
17-Jul-2010 08:53:13 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.49_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
17-Jul-2010 08:53:15 [SETI@home] Started upload of 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.93_0_0
17-Jul-2010 08:54:34 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.93_0_0
17-Jul-2010 09:10:31 [SETI@home] Computation for task 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.49_0 finished
17-Jul-2010 09:10:31 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.18010.14382.6.10.50_0
17-Jul-2010 09:10:31 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.18010.14382.6.10.50_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
17-Jul-2010 09:10:33 [SETI@home] Started upload of 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.49_0_0
17-Jul-2010 09:10:48 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 19no09ab.18010.12746.6.10.49_0_0
17-Jul-2010 09:27:46 [SETI@home] Computation for task 19no09ab.18010.14382.6.10.50_0 finished
17-Jul-2010 09:27:46 [SETI@home] Starting 19no09ab.18010.17245.6.10.222_0
17-Jul-2010 09:27:46 [SETI@home] Starting task 19no09ab.18010.17245.6.10.222_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
17-Jul-2010 09:27:49 [SETI@home] Started upload of 19no09ab.18010.14382.6.10.50_0_0
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Extended Outage July 23 2010 Problems (Message 1021034)
Posted 1461 days ago by Profile Questor
Didn't notice any message...

Did you search stdoutdae.txt for that message?

Gruß,
Gundolf


Unfortunately not at the time and the earliest entry in there now is from 22nd July .......
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Extended Outage July 23 2010 Problems (Message 1020866)
Posted 1461 days ago by Profile Questor
I have had a user state that they recieved a Detach and Reattach message for no apparent reason. Can anyone else confirm this?

Regards


Didn't notice any message but noticed RAC reducing on one machine. When I checked I saw it had detached on 17 Jul 2010 @ 09:00:42.


1656374998 632124968 13 Jul 2010 3:02:56 UTC 17 Jul 2010 9:00:42 UTC Client detached 0.00 0.00 --- SETI@home Enhanced
Anonymous platform (NVIDIA GPU)


http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=5039483&offset=0&show_names=0&state=5

John.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Multiple Cuda tasks on one GPU? Broke it. (Message 1019532)
Posted 1466 days ago by Profile Questor
though no doubt the newer WDDM drivers still have some room to mature until they reach similar efficiency to the XP ones, and under heavy loading cache effects will come into play as well.

Jason


Hi Jason.
What version drivers are you referring too? I'm currently running 3 tasks on a GTX470 under XP-32 using 258.96 drivers and V32_30_14 dll's with the V6.10 CUDA app. They are taking between 20 and 40 mins per task depending on the AR of the unit.

Is this the most efficient combination for XP? If not, what combination do you recommend ?

T.A.


Have you been running 3 tasks with the downlaod quotas in place? Just wondered what that does to the number of tasks you can download and whether you run dry during the outage. As far as SETI/Boinc is concerned you only have one device but are effectively getting through up to 3 times as many tasks but the completion times are for a single task. That should nicely confuse things?


John


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