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1) Message boards : News : Running out of workunits (Message 1603190)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Keith T.
Would it be possible or worthwhile to re-send _2 or _3 copies of tasks that have been sent to hosts that appear to be inactive for long periods, e.g. 21 or 30 days ?

Tasks have deadlines and are automatically re-sent when they time out.


Thanks for that reply, I am aware of the deadlines, and currently only have one host attached to S@H. It is probably one of the slowest hosts in regular use, I never have problems meeting S@H deadlines although I do occasionally with LHC.

I meant to suggest EARLY Re-Sends of some or all the tasks that have not been received within a specified time period to be set by the project staff, as I suspect many or most of these would eventually be re-sent when they did hit the deadline. If the original _0 or _1 Task is still received within the original deadline, it would still receive credit, even if it was the 3rd result received.
2) Message boards : News : Running out of workunits (Message 1602602)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Keith T.
Would it be possible or worthwhile to re-send _2 or _3 copies of tasks that have been sent to hosts that appear to be inactive for long periods, e.g. 21 or 30 days ?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Agravating Non S@H Problem!!! (Message 1265378)
Posted 28 Jul 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Try using Chrome or Opera. I use Firefox about as often as Internet Explorer, which is hardly ever !
4) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.0.28 is now the RECOMMENDED version for Windows, Mac and Linux. (Message 1254570)
Posted 2 Jul 2012 by Profile Keith T.
I found the release date as a Recommended version http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/VersionHistory shows this as 29 June '12. The download page shows the release date as 21 May, which I think was the Beta release.

I thought new recommended versions usually got announced officially rather than in forum posts, but I might be wrong about that.

[NOTE TO MODS]
Please could this thread be made Sticky for a few days, as many 7.0.25 users have complained of problems.
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5) Message boards : Number crunching : Kittyman......rig down..... (Message 1254509)
Posted 2 Jul 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Glad to see you got it working Mark.

For anyone else or Mark who has similar problems of only being able to boot to a command prompt, and only being familiar with GUI than ZTreeWin could be the answer.

http://www.ztree.com/html/download.htm is based on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XTreeGold which was around for many years in the DOS era.



ZtreeWin is usable as a 31 day trial version, then $29.95 to use it beyond the trial period.

[Edited IMG to fit in 1024 pixel screen width.]
6) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.0.28 is now the RECOMMENDED version for Windows, Mac and Linux. (Message 1254488)
Posted 2 Jul 2012 by Profile Keith T.
This should be news for those who don't like to run Beta versions of BOINC.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

Not sure when it happened, but I noticed on another project forum (Rosetta) that 7.0.28 is now Recommended. It seems to have slipped out "under the radar" over the last few days, as there does not seem to have been an announcement on BOINC or project News but 7.0.28 is now the recommended version for:

Windows x86
Windows 64 bit
Linux x86
Linux 64 bit
Mac OS X (Intel)

I have been running 7.0.28 since 25 May (released 15 May as Beta), as I was having work fetch problems with 7.0.25

Keith.
7) Message boards : Technical News : Swimming in Data (Jun 20 2012) (Message 1251815)
Posted 26 Jun 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Still 37 Astropulse V5 results stuck in the pipe. The last one was reported around 6th June. I think these must need some manual intervention by project staff to validate and purge. NC thread http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=67920 refers to this.

Keith.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : 62 AP_V5 Left In The Field (Message 1242171)
Posted 6 Jun 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Results out in the field : 0
Results received in last hour : 0
Result turnaround time (last hour average) : hours
Results returned and awaiting validation : 2
Results waiting for db purging : 46

THE LAST ONE http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=931699188 is still out there after the latest outage.
Report deadline 9 Jun 2012 | 8:49:09 UTC

Looks like another forever stuck workunit.
Even if it gets returned (unlikely?), the WU will just stay in validation.

More important question is... when will the admins change astropulse status display in status page to APv6. Is it really that difficult?

Nah - this is what will happen:

This guy will miss his deadline. Next Saturday, one (possibly even two) new tasks will be created, and a few hours later get sent out to users.

Then, a couple of days later, this one will be reported in late, and we'll have another one to count back in.....


Name ap_22jn11ad_B5_P1_00099_20120214_29806.wu_7
Workunit 931699188
Created 15 May 2012 | 8:49:05 UTC
Sent 15 May 2012 | 8:49:09 UTC
Received 6 Jun 2012 | 12:17:25 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Success
Client state Done
Exit status 0 (0x0)
Computer ID 6259723
Report deadline 9 Jun 2012 | 8:49:09 UTC
Run time 456,056.73
CPU time 417,734.70
Validate state Task was reported too late to validate
Credit 0.00
Application version Astropulse v505 v5.05
9) Message boards : Number crunching : 62 AP_V5 Left In The Field (Message 1239418)
Posted 1 Jun 2012 by Profile Keith T.
THE LAST ONE http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=931699188 is still out there after the latest outage.
Report deadline 9 Jun 2012 | 8:49:09 UTC
10) Message boards : Number crunching : One Billionth (1e+9) WU is Approaching.. (Message 1239412)
Posted 1 Jun 2012 by Profile Keith T.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1000000000 "Completed and validated"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=999999999 3 Compute errors so far (CUDA -12 error), 1 "Completed, waiting for validation", 1 In progress (SETI@home Enhanced, Anonymous platform (NVIDIA GPU)"
11) Message boards : Number crunching : One Billionth (1e+9) WU is Approaching.. (Message 1238802)
Posted 29 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
The Billionth WU has had more success so far than the 999,999,999th http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=999999999 which has 3 CUDA -12 Errors so far !
12) Message boards : Number crunching : One Billionth (1e+9) WU is Approaching.. (Message 1238512)
Posted 28 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
I wonder which will finish first, WU 1000000000 or the final Astropulse v505 ?

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1000000000
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=931699188
13) Message boards : Number crunching : 62 AP_V5 Left In The Field (Message 1236201)
Posted 25 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Update:
Results out in the field : 1
Results received in last hour : 1
Result turnaround time (last hour average) : 133.28 hours
Results returned and awaiting validation : 2
Results waiting for db purging : 45
14) Message boards : Number crunching : 62 AP_V5 Left In The Field (Message 1236157)
Posted 24 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Now
Results out in the field : 2
Results received in last hour : 1
Result turnaround time (last hour average) : 229.91 hours
Results returned and awaiting validation : 1
Results waiting for db purging : 45
15) Message boards : Number crunching : 62 AP_V5 Left In The Field (Message 1235528)
Posted 23 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Still 4 Results out in the field, 1 Results returned and awaiting validation.

This thread reminds me of an old Orbit@home thread from 2009 / 2010 http://orbit.psi.edu/oah/forum_thread.php?id=314&
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Smartphone crunching (Message 1233378)
Posted 19 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
If a phone is capable of running "Angry Birds" or similar apps without lagging then it should be capable of some productive crunching for some BOINC projects. It will probably not be worth the effort, but what happened to the spirit of adventure, of trying something new?

I own a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Wildfire, which is a low budget Android phone with only 384MB RAM, 512 MB onboard storage, 528 MHz CPU. The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Desire it's big brother from 2010 is much more capable, with 576 MB RAM, 512 MB storage, 1 GHz CPU, and a separate GPU. (Specs taken from Wikipedia).

My phone really lags when running more than a few apps at the same time (gave up on Angry Birds, too laggy), but I'm still running SETI on an AMD Athlon XP 2200+, and a Samsung Netbook. Both of these devices are low spec hardware in modern terms, but I still chose to run SETI and about 4 other BOINC projects regularly.

I people want to try something new, on low spec devices, I don't think they should be denied or derided for trying.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (74) Server problems? (Message 1233100)
Posted 18 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
I suspect some of the drive volumes were unreachable by the download servers shortly before everything shut down. Are all the servers on the same UPS ?

I'm pretty sure they've got several UPSs.
Just had a look at my tasks, and i've got quite a few download errors as well.
If you look at the WUs, that occured for everyone else trying to download those WUs, although there several which were just downloaded today with no problems.
So your theory sounds good.
The Scheduler & download servers were still up, but the work file storage was down (or at least in accessable) at the time.




Might be an idea for someone that can to notifiy the staff- many of those WUs have been cancelled (Too many errors (may have bug) Work Unit cancelled) when in actual fact they are OK.


I hope they are on the case. Someone seems to have cancelled some WU's before they reached the Max # of errors. e.g this one http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=992536710 which still has 2 tasks in progress, but has been cancelled.

I thought there were more than one UPS for all those boxes, I suspect the drive arrays may have gone down before the servers due to the higher power requirement of all those spinning motors.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (74) Server problems? (Message 1233071)
Posted 18 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
This WU looks like it'll be fun. _0 and _1 both failed on download. _2 managed to get it, supposedly. _3 and _4 (me) failed on download. _5 is unsent at the moment.

Check this one - Too many errors (may have bug).

I'm getting a huge amount of download errors now. What's going on?

Yeah, me too, lots of these:

1735 SETI@home 2012-05-18 21:17:31 [error] File 23fe11ab.28540.3508.8.10.14 has wrong size: expected 375361, got 0
1736 SETI@home 2012-05-18 21:17:31 [error] Checksum or signature error for 23fe11ab.28540.3508.8.10.14

Could that be due to the RAID resynchs Matt mentioned earlier?
Or maybe just saturation on the download pipe?

See Khangollo's message 1232644, posted before the power failure, showing that kind of error. Whatever the problem is, it's not an aftereffect of the power failure.
Joe


I suspect some of the drive volumes were unreachable by the download servers shortly before everything shut down. Are all the servers on the same UPS ?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : lunatics (Message 1232852)
Posted 18 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
I tried to post to the Lunatics forums during the recent outage, and found that "That username does not exist."

My email address is also listed as not known.

Tried to re-register "Sorry, registration is currently disabled."

How do I get back onto the forums ?
20) Message boards : News : Major Power Outage at SSL (Message 1232817)
Posted 18 May 2012 by Profile Keith T.
Well done to all.

Uploads, reporting and Downloads are all working here. Even SETI Beta is working !

I noticed that SSL is over 50 years old now, are the cables a similar age ?


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