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Message 690590 - Posted: 11 Dec 2007, 5:15:17 UTC

Follow up on the clean install hack...

After two months of restarts and no completed results my machine is completing two work units every 2-1/2 hours.

The key is eliminating the BOINC/SETI screen saver from your installation.
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Message 690668 - Posted: 11 Dec 2007, 15:20:45 UTC

Not so fast...

When I clean-installed BOINC as a SERVICE it downloaded 8 work units. Everything appeared to be running as it should. SETI ran through the first four work units in record time.

Then I checked the system this morning. Everything had slowed down. One additional work unit was completed and uploaded over night ... leaving 3. When I checked the message log I found restarts.

Everything appeared to be running well until the number of work units reached 3 ... and no additional work units have been downloaded.

One of the work units (ending in 190_0) is 70% done and estimated to complete in 6 hours. The second active work unit is approximately 3% done with completion estimated in 24 hours.

When the clean installation was first started, it only took 2 hours to complete two work units.

This looks like a memory/buffer overrun. The longer BOINC/SETI runs, the more it slows down under increasing memory demands until it exceeds a limit and resets.

I reset all the default preferences (on the SETI site) and updated the work units.

Here's the current message stream...

12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.28 for windows_intelx86
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Libraries: libcurl/7.17.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Executing as a daemon
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||BOINC is running as a service and as a non-system user.
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||No application graphics will be available.
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9]
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Processor features: fpu tsc sse sse2 mmx
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Home Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Memory: 1.23 GB physical, 2.33 GB virtual
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Disk: 76.33 GB total, 29.94 GB free
12/9/2007 3:26:10 PM||Local time is UTC -7 hours
12/9/2007 3:26:11 PM||No general preferences found - using BOINC defaults
12/9/2007 3:26:11 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 631.37MB
12/9/2007 3:26:11 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1136.46MB
12/9/2007 3:26:11 PM||Preferences limit disk usage to 9.31GB
12/9/2007 3:26:11 PM||This computer is not attached to any projects
12/9/2007 3:26:11 PM||Visit http://boinc.berkeley.edu for instructions
12/9/2007 3:26:25 PM||Fetching configuration file from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/get_project_config.php
12/9/2007 3:27:03 PM||Running CPU benchmarks
12/9/2007 3:27:03 PM||Suspending computation - running CPU benchmarks
12/9/2007 3:27:11 PM|SETI@home|Master file download succeeded
12/9/2007 3:27:16 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Project initialization. Requesting 1 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM|SETI@home|New host venue: home
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 03-Dec-2007 11:22:15)
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM||Host location: home
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 315.68MB
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 631.37MB
12/9/2007 3:27:21 PM||Preferences limit disk usage to 7.63GB
12/9/2007 3:27:23 PM|SETI@home|Started download of arecibo_181.png
12/9/2007 3:27:23 PM|SETI@home|Started download of sah_40.png
12/9/2007 3:27:28 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of arecibo_181.png
12/9/2007 3:27:28 PM|SETI@home|Started download of sah_banner_290.png
12/9/2007 3:27:29 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of sah_40.png
12/9/2007 3:27:29 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of sah_banner_290.png
12/9/2007 3:27:29 PM|SETI@home|Started download of sah_ss_290.png
12/9/2007 3:27:31 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of sah_ss_290.png
12/9/2007 3:27:34 PM||Benchmark results:
12/9/2007 3:27:34 PM|| Number of CPUs: 2
12/9/2007 3:27:34 PM|| 1099 floating point MIPS (Whetstone) per CPU
12/9/2007 3:27:34 PM|| 2267 integer MIPS (Dhrystone) per CPU
12/9/2007 3:28:48 PM||Resuming computation
12/9/2007 3:28:51 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 172802 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:28:56 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:29:01 PM||Suspending computation - user is active
12/9/2007 3:32:03 PM||Suspending network activity - user is active
12/9/2007 3:32:23 PM||Resuming network activity
12/9/2007 3:32:23 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:32:28 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:32:28 PM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 09-Dec-2007 15:31:31)
12/9/2007 3:32:28 PM||Host location: home
12/9/2007 3:32:28 PM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
12/9/2007 3:32:28 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 315.68MB
12/9/2007 3:32:28 PM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 631.37MB
12/9/2007 3:32:28 PM||Preferences limit disk usage to 7.63GB
12/9/2007 3:32:29 PM||Resuming computation
12/9/2007 3:32:44 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 172802 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:32:54 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:33:54 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 172802 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:33:59 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:35:04 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 172802 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:35:09 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:36:14 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 172802 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:36:19 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 9 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:36:21 PM|SETI@home|Started download of setiathome_5.27_windows_intelx86.exe
12/9/2007 3:36:21 PM|SETI@home|Started download of libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
12/9/2007 3:36:34 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 4496 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:36:49 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:36:50 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll
12/9/2007 3:36:50 PM|SETI@home|Started download of setiathome-5.27_COPYING
12/9/2007 3:36:51 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of setiathome-5.27_COPYING
12/9/2007 3:36:51 PM|SETI@home|Started download of setiathome-5.27_COPYRIGHT
12/9/2007 3:36:52 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of setiathome-5.27_COPYRIGHT
12/9/2007 3:36:52 PM|SETI@home|Started download of setiathome-5.27_README
12/9/2007 3:36:53 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of setiathome-5.27_README
12/9/2007 3:36:53 PM|SETI@home|Started download of seti_527.jpg
12/9/2007 3:36:55 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of seti_527.jpg
12/9/2007 3:36:55 PM|SETI@home|Started download of setiathome-5.27_AUTHORS
12/9/2007 3:36:56 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of setiathome-5.27_AUTHORS
12/9/2007 3:36:56 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.118
12/9/2007 3:36:59 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.118
12/9/2007 3:36:59 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.124
12/9/2007 3:37:02 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of setiathome_5.27_windows_intelx86.exe
12/9/2007 3:37:02 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.124
12/9/2007 3:37:02 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.136
12/9/2007 3:37:02 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.142
12/9/2007 3:37:03 PM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.118_0
12/9/2007 3:37:03 PM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.118_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/9/2007 3:37:03 PM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.124_0
12/9/2007 3:37:03 PM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.124_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/9/2007 3:37:05 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.136
12/9/2007 3:37:05 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.142
12/9/2007 3:37:05 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.148
12/9/2007 3:37:05 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.154
12/9/2007 3:37:07 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.148
12/9/2007 3:37:07 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.154
12/9/2007 3:37:07 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.160
12/9/2007 3:37:07 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.184
12/9/2007 3:37:10 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.160
12/9/2007 3:37:10 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.184
12/9/2007 3:37:10 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.190
12/9/2007 3:37:13 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.190
12/9/2007 3:37:51 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 4439 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:37:56 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:39:02 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 4352 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:39:07 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:40:12 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 4263 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:40:17 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:41:17 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 4111 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/9/2007 3:41:22 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
12/9/2007 3:41:24 PM|SETI@home|Started download of 02ja07ae.1869.11115.6.6.0
12/9/2007 3:41:27 PM|SETI@home|Finished download of 02ja07ae.1869.11115.6.6.0
12/9/2007 10:14:46 PM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.118_0 finished
12/9/2007 10:14:47 PM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.136_0
12/9/2007 10:14:47 PM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.136_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/9/2007 10:14:48 PM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.118_0_0
12/9/2007 10:14:55 PM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.118_0_0
12/10/2007 12:17:33 AM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.124_0 finished
12/10/2007 12:17:33 AM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.142_0
12/10/2007 12:17:33 AM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.142_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/10/2007 12:17:35 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.124_0_0
12/10/2007 12:17:37 AM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.124_0_0
12/10/2007 4:52:36 AM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.136_0 finished
12/10/2007 4:52:36 AM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.148_0
12/10/2007 4:52:36 AM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.148_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/10/2007 4:52:38 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.136_0_0
12/10/2007 4:52:42 AM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.136_0_0
12/10/2007 5:29:50 AM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.142_0 finished
12/10/2007 5:29:51 AM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.154_0
12/10/2007 5:29:51 AM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.154_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/10/2007 5:29:52 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.142_0_0
12/10/2007 5:29:52 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 962 seconds of work, reporting 3 completed tasks
12/10/2007 5:29:54 AM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.142_0_0
12/10/2007 5:29:57 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
12/10/2007 5:29:59 AM|SETI@home|Started download of 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210
12/10/2007 5:30:01 AM|SETI@home|Finished download of 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210
12/10/2007 6:04:47 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 71 seconds of work, reporting 1 completed tasks
12/10/2007 6:04:52 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
12/10/2007 6:04:54 AM|SETI@home|Started download of 16no06ab.4242.17659.9.6.121
12/10/2007 6:04:56 AM|SETI@home|Finished download of 16no06ab.4242.17659.9.6.121
12/10/2007 11:04:59 AM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.148_0 finished
12/10/2007 11:04:59 AM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.160_0
12/10/2007 11:04:59 AM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.160_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/10/2007 11:05:01 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.148_0_0
12/10/2007 11:05:03 AM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.148_0_0
12/10/2007 11:10:22 AM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.154_0 finished
12/10/2007 11:10:23 AM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.184_0
12/10/2007 11:10:23 AM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.184_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/10/2007 11:10:24 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.154_0_0
12/10/2007 11:10:26 AM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.154_0_0
12/10/2007 11:20:19 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 2 completed tasks
12/10/2007 11:20:24 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/10/2007 6:01:31 PM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.184_0 finished
12/10/2007 6:01:31 PM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.190_0
12/10/2007 6:01:31 PM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.190_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/10/2007 6:01:33 PM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.184_0_0
12/10/2007 6:01:36 PM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.184_0_0
12/10/2007 10:11:36 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 1 completed tasks
12/10/2007 10:11:41 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/11/2007 12:45:13 AM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.160_0 finished
12/11/2007 12:45:14 AM|SETI@home|Starting 02ja07ae.1869.11115.6.6.0_1
12/11/2007 12:45:14 AM|SETI@home|Starting task 02ja07ae.1869.11115.6.6.0_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 12:45:16 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.160_0_0
12/11/2007 12:45:19 AM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.160_0_0
12/11/2007 12:49:14 AM|SETI@home|Computation for task 02ja07ae.1869.11115.6.6.0_1 finished
12/11/2007 12:49:16 AM|SETI@home|Starting 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210_0
12/11/2007 12:49:16 AM|SETI@home|Starting task 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 12:49:17 AM|SETI@home|Started upload of 02ja07ae.1869.11115.6.6.0_1_0
12/11/2007 12:49:20 AM|SETI@home|Finished upload of 02ja07ae.1869.11115.6.6.0_1_0
12/11/2007 2:33:39 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 4:14:31 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.190_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 4:52:06 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 02ja07ae.1141.11524.4.6.190_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 6:19:42 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 6:53:13 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 7:41:10 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
12/11/2007 7:55:13 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 2 completed tasks
12/11/2007 7:55:18 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/11/2007 7:57:10 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 09-Dec-2007 15:31:31)
12/11/2007 7:57:10 AM||Host location: home
12/11/2007 7:57:10 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
12/11/2007 7:57:10 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 315.68MB
12/11/2007 7:57:10 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 631.37MB
12/11/2007 7:57:10 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 7.63GB
12/11/2007 7:58:35 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 09-Dec-2007 15:31:31)
12/11/2007 7:58:35 AM||Host location: home
12/11/2007 7:58:35 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
12/11/2007 7:58:35 AM||Reading preferences override file
12/11/2007 7:58:35 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 315.68MB
12/11/2007 7:58:35 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 631.37MB
12/11/2007 7:58:35 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 7.63GB
12/11/2007 8:05:09 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 09-Dec-2007 15:31:31)
12/11/2007 8:05:09 AM||Host location: home
12/11/2007 8:05:09 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
12/11/2007 8:05:09 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 315.68MB
12/11/2007 8:05:09 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 631.37MB
12/11/2007 8:05:09 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 7.63GB
12/11/2007 8:05:20 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
12/11/2007 8:05:25 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
12/11/2007 8:05:25 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 11-Dec-2007 08:04:48)
12/11/2007 8:05:25 AM||Host location: home
12/11/2007 8:05:25 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
12/11/2007 8:05:25 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 315.68MB
12/11/2007 8:05:25 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1136.46MB
12/11/2007 8:05:25 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 18.63GB
12/11/2007 8:06:31 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4242.15205.9.6.210_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527

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Message 691211 - Posted: 13 Dec 2007, 22:21:38 UTC

left mine running last night with no screen saver and it's still restarting

14/12/2007 00:36:08||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.20 for windows_intelx86
14/12/2007 00:36:08||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
14/12/2007 00:36:08||Libraries: libcurl/7.16.4 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
14/12/2007 00:36:08||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
14/12/2007 00:36:09||Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6]
14/12/2007 00:36:09||Processor features: fpu tsc pae nx sse sse2 mmx
14/12/2007 00:36:09||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)
14/12/2007 00:36:09||Memory: 2.00 GB physical, 3.85 GB virtual
14/12/2007 00:36:09||Disk: 67.13 GB total, 30.38 GB free
14/12/2007 00:36:09||Local time is UTC +10 hours
14/12/2007 00:36:10|climateprediction.net|URL: http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID: 767322; location: work; project prefs: default
14/12/2007 00:36:10|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 3835457; location: home; project prefs: default
14/12/2007 00:36:10|World Community Grid|URL: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID: 431659; location: (none); project prefs: default
14/12/2007 00:36:10||General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 2007-12-02 16:12:06)
14/12/2007 00:36:10||Host location: none
14/12/2007 00:36:10||General prefs: using your defaults
14/12/2007 00:36:10||Reading preferences override file
14/12/2007 00:36:10||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 1535.47MB
14/12/2007 00:36:10||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1842.56MB
14/12/2007 00:36:10||Preferences limit disk usage to 16.78GB
14/12/2007 01:41:57|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
14/12/2007 03:52:06|SETI@home|Resuming task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
14/12/2007 04:36:59|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
14/12/2007 04:48:12|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
14/12/2007 05:01:21|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
14/12/2007 05:35:00|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
14/12/2007 06:34:26|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527
14/12/2007 06:58:00|SETI@home|Restarting task 16no06ab.4381.4571.10.6.228_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527

This is just nuts. I don't want to have to Hack this, I just would like it to work.


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Message 691258 - Posted: 14 Dec 2007, 0:54:21 UTC - in response to Message 691211.  

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First thing you should do is clear the preferences override file, then your settings will be read from this Seti internet site or in your case from World Community Grid.

Choose menu option Advanced, Preferences and click the clear button.

Stop and restart Boinc so that the web site settings are read into Boinc.

Check for system restarts.


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Message 693340 - Posted: 21 Dec 2007, 9:11:07 UTC

Wish it was but my prefs are already at zero so that's not it, thanks for the idea though.
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Message 695936 - Posted: 30 Dec 2007, 17:45:52 UTC

I may have found the solution for my machine.

It appears that the BOINC/SETI software doesn't manage dual processing very well. I continued having problems after eliminating the screen saver, ripping out BOINC/SETI completely from my machine. (Down to manually deleting registry entries.) Reloading as a service. Resetting all preferences to the defaults ... allowing full system access and then adding restrictions (disallowing swap to disk, pausing while active, etc.)

None of the the tweaks worked.

Two days ago I set the max number of CPUs used to one and BINGO! Work units are completing once again.

Here is my most recent machine settings from the BOINC login after a reboot..

12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Starting BOINC client version 5.10.28 for windows_intelx86
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Libraries: libcurl/7.17.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8e zlib/1.2.3
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Executing as a daemon
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Data directory: C:\\Program Files\\BOINC
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||BOINC is running as a service and as a non-system user.
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||No application graphics will be available.
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9]
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Processor features: fpu tsc sse sse2 mmx
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Home Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00)
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Memory: 1.23 GB physical, 2.33 GB virtual
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Disk: 76.33 GB total, 23.39 GB free
12/30/2007 9:20:08 AM||Local time is UTC -7 hours
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM|SETI@home|URL: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID: 4039881; location: home; project prefs: default
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM||General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 12-Dec-2007 09:11:42)
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM||Host location: home
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM||Reading preferences override file
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 315.68MB
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1136.46MB
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 18.63GB
12/30/2007 9:20:09 AM|SETI@home|Restarting task 31dc06ab.27632.24904.13.6.5_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 527

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Message 695949 - Posted: 30 Dec 2007, 18:11:58 UTC - in response to Message 695936.  
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I may have found the solution for my machine.

It appears that the BOINC/SETI software doesn't manage dual processing very well. I continued having problems after eliminating the screen saver, ripping out BOINC/SETI completely from my machine. (Down to manually deleting registry entries.) Reloading as a service. Resetting all preferences to the defaults ... allowing full system access and then adding restrictions (disallowing swap to disk, pausing while active, etc.)

None of the the tweaks worked.

Two days ago I set the max number of CPUs used to one and BINGO! Work units are completing once again.



I seriously question this diagnosis of the problem. If it were true that Boinc/Seti has problems when more than one process is running then there would be literally thousands of users complaining about it.

Have you tried a new installation of Windows? Format and reinstall??
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Message 696016 - Posted: 30 Dec 2007, 20:41:28 UTC

Add me to the list. I run SETI and World Community Grid (no problem) and SETI keep restarting. Swedish Win XP and BOINC 5.10.28.
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Message 697816 - Posted: 6 Jan 2008, 5:10:39 UTC

The resetting problem continues. Forcing BOINC/SETI to use a single processor simply delayed the restarts.

Since this problem appears to be such a low priority and has gone on for so long, I will assume that the SETI staff simply doesn't care to have my computers participate in their study.

I am going to remove the package from my systems.

Goodbye.
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Message 697856 - Posted: 6 Jan 2008, 13:58:33 UTC

Since my initial difficulties, I have cleared WUs, detatched from S@H, removed all (well, all that I could see) traces of the s/w and re-installed S@H. This worked for me. However, there is something I have noticed. I also use my PC for various work related tasks and often need to access the Works Servers for reference, and I've found that IE, has still been running at 50% CPU resources, after, I have got the info I needed, logged out and closed the IE 'window'! I only became aware of this after I started getting into the habit of suspending all, but one of the S@H WUs, when working on things from work etc and then resuming the suspended WUs, when I'd finished. On dozens of occasions, I've resumed WUs, looked at the progress over a couple of mins and found it had virtually ground to a halt. I've brought up Windows Task Manager and found that IE was the culprit every time.

There may be a problem with the S@H screen-saver, but in my case, this has only manifested itself, when I've gone to bed, left the PC running and forgotten to resume suspended WUs, which has, on all occasions, resulted in a WU being in essence completed (usually 99.992% on the screen-saver), but with the 'saver' locked as you might expect, as well as the PC, which you would not expect. Apart from that, plus a WU which did not progress beyond a certain point after 40 mins (then aborted) and a 'Computation Error', things seem to be running much more reliably.
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Message 698126 - Posted: 7 Jan 2008, 12:10:23 UTC - in response to Message 695949.  

I may have found the solution for my machine.

It appears that the BOINC/SETI software doesn't manage dual processing very well. I continued having problems after eliminating the screen saver, ripping out BOINC/SETI completely from my machine. (Down to manually deleting registry entries.) Reloading as a service. Resetting all preferences to the defaults ... allowing full system access and then adding restrictions (disallowing swap to disk, pausing while active, etc.)

None of the the tweaks worked.

Two days ago I set the max number of CPUs used to one and BINGO! Work units are completing once again.



I seriously question this diagnosis of the problem. If it were true that Boinc/Seti has problems when more than one process is running then there would be literally thousands of users complaining about it.

Have you tried a new installation of Windows? Format and reinstall??


I don't agree, that SaH doesnot handle dual or quad-processing, well.[Maybe it depends on the used version off BOINC ?]I use 5.10.28 now.
I started again with crunching numbers on 2 DUAL-CORE PENTIUM/CELERON-M and on 1 QUAD-CORE [Q6600], on december 17 2007. Apart from 1 error, becauce I had a, not well tested prog. that gives the temp. off the Quad-Core CPU. There were NO errors on any off the 3 P.C.'s.
One P.C. , the 'oldest', a Dual-Core P 820; 2,6 GHz, with 4 GiG off RAM[DDR2], wich only 'sees 3,4GB off RAM [also the BIOS!] WINDOWS XP SP2 [HOME], works OK.
Made NO errors, since the 17th december 2007.
Here my PC's:
4070955 PC_van_Frederic 1,210.34 25,212 GenuineIntel ,2GiG DDR2.
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7] Microsoft Windows Vista
Home Edition, (06.00.6000.00) 164 7 Jan 2008 9:07:30 UTC
4090858 P4C-MMEDIA-HPC3 229.85 4,285 GenuineIntel ,1 GiG DDR2 SO-DIMM.
Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8] Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00) 41 7 Jan 2008 7:06:49 UTC
4071108 THUIS-PC-P4DUAL 235.29 4,951 GenuineIntel, 4{3.4GiG}GiG DDR2 DIMM.
Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz [x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4] Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.01.2600.00) 31 6 Jan 2008 20:46:03 UTC
P.C. were non stop 'crunching', from December 17, 2007.
I use manually override from my PC's, not my account.
Hope to help, Fred J. Verster ; Fredericx51.
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