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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1584779)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile WilliamProject donor
If the blanked tasks take less time than using v6 (as they will), then you would expect less credit per task, but more tasks per day, resulting in the same RAC.

If the credit system worked as documented, that is. ;)


2) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1566681)
Posted 3 Sep 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
David has done a checkout to hopefully fix this:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/gitweb/?p=boinc-v2.git;a=commit;h=60a35821517fb686087aa56bd6dc86134d313a85

scheduler: if client reports zero elapsed time, set ET to CPU time

Just need a new scheduler now.

Claggy

Well that bit of code certainly improved ;D

If that does the trick, fine.
Personally I doubt it.

it's like watching the ripples on the water and trying to make out what shape the object was that was dropped in... you'd have to find the impact location and dive for it.
Unfortunately I have no time whatsoever to spemd on this atm. If such a thing was possible I'd be in negative time.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (89) Server Problems? (Message 1566227)
Posted 2 Sep 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
I'm not really here, but on a hunch, try putting the offending host on a different venue and play around with preferences - e.g. have you really set 'no GPU work' via the preferences?

'a server log, a server log, a kingdom for a server log'
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give Us a Caption #57 (Message 1556152)
Posted 13 Aug 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Your bathtub or my pond?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532740)
Posted 27 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Somebody remind that on the next installer I double the size of the line that says where you can download it...


What?

So we can read where to download it after we've installed it?

Huh?

No I thought of the things like the top message on the Lunatics front page...

But did YOU do the last installer?

Very nice.

I've used it many times and always admired it.

Thanks. It's a joint effort. Contributros list is at the bottom of the readme no one ever reads...

Problem is, I think there are old versions still downloadable out there and the easiest way to tell which new version he has is to look at what it installs. You know, so I know for a metaphysical certainty what I'm dealing-with before I start trying to be "helpful."

There's nothing worse than being told to go to line 16 and remove the asterisk only to find that there is no line 16; but having someone yelling at you, "Of course there's a line 16!" like you're an idiot.



I'm short on time guys, somebody please drop me a note, when there's a work_fetch_debug for me to interpret.



You'll be the first person any of us thinks-of if we need debugged.

Promise.

Oh dear, that sounded like a threat... ;)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532720)
Posted 27 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Somebody remind that on the next installer I double the size of the line that says where you can download it...

I've no idea what you did TL, because those lines wouldn;t be there if the app_info.xml was the one I carefully put together for the installer ;)

I'm short on time guys, somebody please drop me a note, when there's a work_fetch_debug for me to interpret.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532365)
Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
yeah, me bad.

right, the hard way then.
do you already have a cc_config.xml?
else get the client to dump one - open options, go to exclusive apps tab, add something there, apply, remove it again apply - that will give you a complete cc_config.xml in the data directory.
edit (notepad) and change the 0 in work_fetch_debug to 1 - read config from advanced view, post results.

you may want to disable afterwards again, it can bloat the log.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : "Work Not Needed"... HELP!!! (Message 1532308)
Posted 26 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Since you are running a recent client, find the new 'diagnostics' option and enable 'work_fetch_debug' then post the result from the event log.

My guess is that you have enough work from Einstein and the current RECs are such that Einstein needs more work before SETI gets some again. Over time it levels out.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics' GPU app & switched users (Message 1531574)
Posted 24 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
that boinc can't see the GPUs on the second account is something to do with how windows manages the driver. Blame M$ ;)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics' GPU app & switched users (Message 1531207)
Posted 23 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
hmm. tricky.

you do want a 'all users can control BOINC' install, so whoever logs in will have boinc running in the background. BOINC doesn't need to be the screensaver, in fact the screensaver uses cycles you mihgt actually want to invest into the crunching... My screen just goes blank.

But then is the question how you can get the most GPU run time out of the machines, which is basically a usage question.
And I'm not familiar with remote/logmein options and how they impact on running.

you could either go with a standard all users install, so each time a user logs on, while they are working, boinc crunches (incl. GPUs) when they log off, boinc stops. You'd want to log in yourself over night in that scenario so as not to have them idle then.

I _think_ that even if one user is logged in and you hotswitch, when the second user logs out again the first has to actively log in again for crunching to resume, but I cannot test that right now.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 214.....The joys of summer (Message 1530239)
Posted 20 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Before weekend waiting for Godot win.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics' GPU app & switched users (Message 1530177)
Posted 20 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
It would help if you stated the exact nature of the problem :)

That little line from the documentation refers to so called 'hot' user switching, i.e. when you use 'switch user' when already logged on into Windows.
Somebody else can talk about driver models and Windows limitations, but it boils down to this: only the user who logs in first can crunch on the GPU. Whn you switch, that bit is inaccessible to the second user. old BOINCs would just see that the GPU is missing and kill the tasks in progress. New BOINCs recognise the GPU is missing and suspend the tasks until it comes back (i.e. wehn you log back into the first account.)

So far for detailed explanation.

So, does that explain your original problem?

And after upgrading to latest recommended, what is the problem now?
13) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 214.....The joys of summer (Message 1529936)
Posted 19 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Congratulations. Safe to post if I don;t want to win I hope.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Please welcome Bernie Vine to the Modteam (Message 1529797)
Posted 19 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Good show Bernie, the world can always use more good cops.....

Oooooooohhhh, do I get to play bad cop then? GREAT! :D

Welcome to the team, Bernie. And don't accidentally ban yourself. ;)
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : World Cup Woes (Message 1529404)
Posted 18 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Apparently 80% of Germans watched the first game on Monday.
I belong to the minority.
I was sorely tempted to hit the shops while we played...
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 213... hot and steamy all week (Message 1527691)
Posted 13 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
winning before the weekend
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (88) Server Problems? (Message 1527687)
Posted 13 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
It seems someone brought to the attention of the servers that there had not been a server issue in a while. So the servers felt obligated to show they could still have issues.
Shame on that person... :P

Maybe the ducky escaped from it's (semi-)official keeper?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (88) Server Problems? (Message 1527317)
Posted 12 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
The ISP connection still works like a strobo light, but something else calls my atention, the Validation pendings (3193) rise to an not normal lever about >3x the Valids (1017), normaly is in the range of 2-2,5X could be related to this problem too?

connectivity issues just relate to whether or not you can upload, download and report. Nothing to do with whether the tasks go into the pendings pile.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPW 213... hot and steamy all week (Message 1525130)
Posted 6 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
Winning before work


Same here.

not until mid august. winning anyway.
20) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link #67 (Message 1524734)
Posted 5 Jun 2014 by Profile WilliamProject donor
manic


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