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Message 794321 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 22:11:38 UTC

Towards the end of the afternoon yesterday we put in a new scheduler to fix a bug with "anonymous platforms" and the way they handle Astropulse workunits. This is working fine as far as I know, but at first there were some brief issues with uploads in general (human error when installing new scheduler).

Today got our new NAS machine into the closet. We're close to removing the old NetApp filer, which still works great after so many years, but the drives are too small and we can't afford support on this system, and buying new replacement drives is prohibilitively expensive. Plus the thing is just physically huge - a whole rack taking up a third of our closet for only 3 TB raw space. We're replacing it with a 3U system that will ultimately have about 7 TB raw space. Getting that into the closet meant I was able to fire up another server-to-be today in our prep lab and get that configured.

Traffic-wise we're still trying to get a feel for our demand and our bottlenecks. Eric wrote a script that is busy deleting antique workunits/results that exist on disk but not in the database (not sure why the antique deleter built into BOINC isn't working...). This will clear up additional much needed room but this is pretty much all we can do short of getting a whole new workunit storage server.

Looks like web code was updated just now, breaking a thing or two. I think Dave's addressing that stuff. I've been mostly catching up on several behind-the-scenes programming projects today.

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Message 794324 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 22:24:51 UTC - in response to Message 794321.  

thanks Matt
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Message 794331 - Posted: 7 Aug 2008, 22:41:43 UTC - in response to Message 794321.  
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Looks like web code was updated just now, breaking a thing or two. I think Dave's addressing that stuff...

Yep, noticed that. The website and forums now have a slightly different 'look' (Firefox 1.5).

Keep with the hackings,

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Message 794373 - Posted: 8 Aug 2008, 0:00:38 UTC


. . . nice work Matt (and all others @ Berkeley) - Thank You


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Message 794503 - Posted: 8 Aug 2008, 7:18:04 UTC - in response to Message 794331.  

Looks like web code was updated just now, breaking a thing or two. I think Dave's addressing that stuff...

Yep, noticed that. The website and forums now have a slightly different 'look' (Firefox 1.5).

The first time I saw it (on FF 2.0.0.16) I though, "Hey, I saw this in High School on a Mac 7.5..."
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Message 795103 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 14:00:21 UTC

looks like the result server is full. can't upload results...

start of another long weekend :(
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Message 795110 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 14:19:33 UTC

I'm not sure if this is a blip or burp. But I can't seem to get new units for the past couple days. I've been getting an error saying :"Sheduler request failed: HTTP file not found". Something change?
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Message 795150 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 16:19:56 UTC - in response to Message 795110.  

I'm not sure if this is a blip or burp. But I can't seem to get new units for the past couple days. I've been getting an error saying :"Sheduler request failed: HTTP file not found". Something change?


Same here, results that are finished won't upload to seti with same error as above
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Message 795165 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 17:00:05 UTC - in response to Message 795150.  

I'm not sure if this is a blip or burp. But I can't seem to get new units for the past couple days. I've been getting an error saying :"Sheduler request failed: HTTP file not found". Something change?


Same here, results that are finished won't upload to seti with same error as above


I noticed on friday I was not getting new workunits, now I also cannot send back results. Everything is idle, good for CO2.
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Message 795196 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 18:22:18 UTC

I'm having a similar issue. I can't get new workunits and I can't upload the ones that I have finished. I keep getting the following messages:

Sat Aug 9 12:25:36 2008|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 16278 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
Sat Aug 9 12:25:41 2008|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Sat Aug 9 12:39:11 2008|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 16351 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
Sat Aug 9 12:39:16 2008|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Sat Aug 9 12:41:13 2008|SETI@home|Started upload of 11jn08aa.6249.18886.15.8.220_1_0
Sat Aug 9 12:41:14 2008||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
Sat Aug 9 12:41:14 2008|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 11jn08aa.6249.18886.15.8.220_1_0: connect() failed
Sat Aug 9 12:41:14 2008|SETI@home|Backing off 2 hr 19 min 18 sec on upload of 11jn08aa.6249.18886.15.8.220_1_0
Sat Aug 9 12:41:15 2008||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
Sat Aug 9 12:41:17 2008|SETI@home|Started upload of 11jn08aa.6249.24612.15.8.204_1_0
Sat Aug 9 12:41:18 2008||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
Sat Aug 9 12:41:18 2008|SETI@home|Temporarily failed upload of 11jn08aa.6249.24612.15.8.204_1_0: connect() failed
Sat Aug 9 12:41:18 2008|SETI@home|Backing off 2 hr 32 min 9 sec on upload of 11jn08aa.6249.24612.15.8.204_1_0
Sat Aug 9 12:41:19 2008||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.

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Message 795205 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 18:40:18 UTC
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Had the same issue last week for several days.... OH MY Bertha is running out of work. I think after this little issue was cleared up last time, everyone got a good bump on credits for the day 8-)
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Message 795209 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 18:44:06 UTC


< off - topic >

. . . for 'answers' to certain problems - see here: Message boards : Number crunching

< baCk on topic >


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Message 795222 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 19:17:44 UTC

there is no new work ....something wrong
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Message 795270 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 20:31:49 UTC - in response to Message 795209.  


< off - topic >

. . . for 'answers' to certain problems - see here: Message boards : Number crunching

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Yah, it would be worth it to post it over there if I saw anything like this that had an answer for it. But I don't so I didn't. And anyway, the specific reason I posted it here was that the messages were telling me that the server might be down while the server status page says they aren't, except for two AP programs. I thought the disjunction might be of interest to the admins.
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Message 795307 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 21:11:28 UTC - in response to Message 795270.  


< off - topic >

. . . for 'answers' to certain problems - see here: Message boards : Number crunching

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Yah, it would be worth it to post it over there if I saw anything like this that had an answer for it. But I don't so I didn't. And anyway, the specific reason I posted it here was that the messages were telling me that the server might be down while the server status page says they aren't, except for two AP programs. I thought the disjunction might be of interest to the admins.


. . . understood - ADmins have been notified earlier

- shall just have to keep crunchin' and wait 'till the kick does iT's job ;)




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Message 795365 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 22:44:26 UTC

Can't upload ANY results, I have 20 waiting to upload, nor can I get any new tasks. Error message says internet connection OK, servers may be down. I check server status ans they all say running. Also checked my results and found about 50, some from 2 months ago, that still say credit pending. What's going on?
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Message 795381 - Posted: 9 Aug 2008, 23:29:50 UTC - in response to Message 795365.  

Can't upload ANY results, I have 20 waiting to upload, nor can I get any new tasks. Error message says internet connection OK, servers may be down. I check server status ans they all say running. Also checked my results and found about 50, some from 2 months ago, that still say credit pending. What's going on?


The servers are having problems again. The server status page simply shows if the servers are actually running, not if there's any problems with them.
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Message 795400 - Posted: 10 Aug 2008, 1:11:51 UTC - in response to Message 795381.  

The servers are having problems again. The server status page simply shows if the servers are actually running, not if there's any problems with them.


You reassure me, I thought my Internet connexion was unstable.
Because I can’t upload anything, and download neither.
Who knows when the prob is going to be fixed ?

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Message 795411 - Posted: 10 Aug 2008, 1:51:16 UTC - in response to Message 795400.  

The servers are having problems again. The server status page simply shows if the servers are actually running, not if there's any problems with them.


You reassure me, I thought my Internet connexion was unstable.
Because I can’t upload anything, and download neither.
Who knows when the prob is going to be fixed ?


Might be Monday, depending on if anyone is in town or not this weekend.

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Message 795508 - Posted: 10 Aug 2008, 5:12:00 UTC

My task folder slowly emptied over the last three days as reports were uploaded/accepted but, still, no more downloaded. Over the last 12-15 hours, the uploading stopped, too. I have some waiting, with lots of "backing off" happening.
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