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Message 654251 - Posted: 4 Oct 2007, 23:37:43 UTC

Sounds like you guys really have good holidays in the server room, dammit and im stuck learning Microsoft, but at least with MS you know its going to fail so u don't have to start wondering if it'll work or not ;)

Just on that note though, i've been getting random computation errors and all sorts of fun things like SETI reporting work done when I never saw it even starting to work, duno if its corrupted work from the server sending and losing too many packets, though didn't think so since i thought BOINC would use TCP/IP to transmit packets.


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Message 654256 - Posted: 4 Oct 2007, 23:51:51 UTC - in response to Message 654251.  
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Sounds like you guys really have good holidays in the server room, dammit and im stuck learning Microsoft, but at least with MS you know its going to fail so u don't have to start wondering if it'll work or not ;)

Hey! Why the negativity? Computers should just simply work.

You could try a Linux distro to see how that works out. A good start would be Kubuntu...

Just on that note though, i've been getting random computation errors and all sorts of fun things ...

Are you sure that you haven't got hardware problems or Windows virus problems?

Try Memtest86+ and a HDD diagnostics test to check out your hardware?

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Message 654262 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 0:05:49 UTC
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Bruno is up, downloading is fine.
Uploading is painful with 1 in 100 retries successful.

Can this NFS driver actually be examined and cured?
Perhaps it's a tcp MTU problem again?

Is there anyone around to give it a kick?
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Message 654316 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 2:18:19 UTC - in response to Message 654262.  

Bruno is up, downloading is fine.
Uploading is painful with 1 in 100 retries successful.

Can this NFS driver actually be examined and cured?
Perhaps it's a tcp MTU problem again?

Is there anyone around to give it a kick?

From the home page:

October 4, 2007
We tried moving the upload store off of a possibly flaky disk array yesterday. This slowed upload service dramatically. The slowdown was unexpected and we are in the process of fixing it..

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Message 654331 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 2:44:59 UTC - in response to Message 654316.  

Ah! :-) Thanks - it never says anything new when I look at it!
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Message 654368 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 3:32:43 UTC

I am also having trouble with uploads and reporting tasks on at least a dozen machines. No way its my hardware on that many. Got to be with one of the Seti machines
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Message 654377 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 3:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 654368.  

I am also having trouble with uploads and reporting tasks on at least a dozen machines. No way its my hardware on that many. Got to be with one of the Seti machines


Everyone is - see home page... It'll clear up.. main thing is that downloads are still working so no noone will run out of work even if they have a small cache to optimise turnover.
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Message 654467 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 10:13:11 UTC

Hello all together,
The Problem seems to be fixed.
Right now my BOINC Client is up and downloading.
and it was time.
In around 3 hours I would have finished all tasks.
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Message 654618 - Posted: 5 Oct 2007, 16:28:09 UTC - in response to Message 654251.  



Just on that note though, I've been getting random computation errors and all sorts of fun things, like SETI reporting work done when I never saw it even starting to work. Dunno if it's corrupted work from the server sending and losing too many packets, though I didn't think so, since I thought BOINC would use TCP/IP to transmit packets.



A) Yes, BOINC uses TCP/IP.
B) Can't help with the "random computation errors"...
C) The "reporting work done" that you never saw the computer do is probably canceled WU's . Say that someone goes past deadline and a replacement is issued (to you); then gets the WU in after deadline, but before your computer gets to that WU in your cache. Your WU is now redundant, and will be canceled. You won't get any credit for it, but then you never crunched on it either...

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