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Message 1009437 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 18:59:23 UTC - in response to Message 1009433.  

There will be forums and stats during the outage days. Basically just no uploads/downloads. That's the plan now, at any rate, and subject to change (the goal is to keep the web site as active/interesting as possible during any extended outages).

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The boards have certainly been both "active" and "interesting" during the outages of the last three weeks ... LOL!

But thanks for popping in with the confirmation of the plan.

Yeah, We were just tossed a rare and juicy tidbit there, nice.
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Message 1009438 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 19:01:52 UTC - in response to Message 1009433.  

There will be forums and stats during the outage days. Basically just no uploads/downloads. That's the plan now, at any rate, and subject to change (the goal is to keep the web site as active/interesting as possible during any extended outages).

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The boards have certainly been both "active" and "interesting" during the outages of the last three weeks ... LOL!

But thanks for popping in with the confirmation of the plan.


The board gets a bit TOO "active/interesting" when the outages are surprises one after another. I still say a planned 3 day beats a surprise 2 day any time.


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Message 1009461 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 19:22:32 UTC - in response to Message 1009418.  

There will be forums and stats during the outage days. Basically just no uploads/downloads. That's the plan now, at any rate, and subject to change (the goal is to keep the web site as active/interesting as possible during any extended outages).

- Matt

thank you Matt, for that info :-)
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Message 1009479 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 19:38:40 UTC
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Goodbye, cruel World.

There will be forums and stats during the outage days.

Whew.... Standing down.
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Message 1009487 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 20:23:46 UTC
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How is the upload-server going to survive when we return millions of WU's at once, next thursday?

And what about my "Crunchy" who's "quotum of 218" is increasing without getting any work?
I'll have 0 WU's left tonight and there's nothing coming for 3 days...

Here, this is what it looks like for 2 days now:


28-6-2010 22:18:12 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
28-6-2010 22:18:12 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
28-6-2010 22:18:12 SETI@home Message from server: Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a usable version of SETI@home Enhanced.
28-6-2010 22:18:12 SETI@home Message from server: This computer has finished a daily quota of 218 tasks)
28-6-2010 22:19:27 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-6-2010 22:19:27 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
28-6-2010 22:19:29 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
28-6-2010 22:19:29 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
28-6-2010 22:19:29 SETI@home Message from server: Your app_info.xml file doesn't have a usable version of SETI@home Enhanced.
28-6-2010 22:19:29 SETI@home Message from server: This computer has finished a daily quota of 218 tasks)
28-6-2010 22:20:44 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-6-2010 22:20:44 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for CPU
28-6-2010 22:20:46 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
28-6-2010 22:20:46 SETI@home Message from server: Project has no tasks available
28-6-2010 22:22:01 SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
28-6-2010 22:22:01 SETI@home Requesting new tasks for GPU
28-6-2010 22:22:04 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
28-6-2010 22:22:04 SETI@home Message from server: Project has no tasks available

This really <explicit word>... This is going on for weeks now... Can't we just fix this before doing a "3 day scheduled outage"???
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Message 1009494 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 20:47:27 UTC

I wonder if it's strictly necessary to disable the upload server? After all, it normally ran during the previous Tuesday-only outages, and the uploading process itself doesn't impinge on the database servers which will be taking the internal hit during the scientific activity mid-week. It's possible that they are worried about internal bandwidth, but it seems unlikely that 20Mb max would be noticeable on an exclusively gigabit internal network.

Perhaps - and I'm speculating here, not trying to put words into Matt's mouth when he actually said something different - that he was referring to work allocation and reporting, rather than downloading and uploading. We'll just have to wait and see what happens on the day.
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Message 1009497 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 20:52:33 UTC - in response to Message 1009494.  

I wonder if it's strictly necessary to disable the upload server? After all, it normally ran during the previous Tuesday-only outages, and the uploading process itself doesn't impinge on the database servers which will be taking the internal hit during the scientific activity mid-week. It's possible that they are worried about internal bandwidth, but it seems unlikely that 20Mb max would be noticeable on an exclusively gigabit internal network.

Perhaps - and I'm speculating here, not trying to put words into Matt's mouth when he actually said something different - that he was referring to work allocation and reporting, rather than downloading and uploading. We'll just have to wait and see what happens on the day.

That would make a lot of sense, Richard....and save a lotta bandwidth and 'no connect' errors when everybody is trying to report work after a 3 day outage.
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Message 1009504 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 21:18:20 UTC - in response to Message 1009497.  

I wonder if it's strictly necessary to disable the upload server? After all, it normally ran during the previous Tuesday-only outages, and the uploading process itself doesn't impinge on the database servers which will be taking the internal hit during the scientific activity mid-week. It's possible that they are worried about internal bandwidth, but it seems unlikely that 20Mb max would be noticeable on an exclusively gigabit internal network.

Perhaps - and I'm speculating here, not trying to put words into Matt's mouth when he actually said something different - that he was referring to work allocation and reporting, rather than downloading and uploading. We'll just have to wait and see what happens on the day.

That would make a lot of sense, Richard....and save a lotta bandwidth and 'no connect' errors when everybody is trying to report work after a 3 day outage.

I can see it now. Server comes back and everyone hits the update button at once. Server goes down for the rest of the week ...

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Message 1009507 - Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 21:28:18 UTC - in response to Message 1009504.  
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I wonder if it's strictly necessary to disable the upload server? After all, it normally ran during the previous Tuesday-only outages, and the uploading process itself doesn't impinge on the database servers which will be taking the internal hit during the scientific activity mid-week. It's possible that they are worried about internal bandwidth, but it seems unlikely that 20Mb max would be noticeable on an exclusively gigabit internal network.

Perhaps - and I'm speculating here, not trying to put words into Matt's mouth when he actually said something different - that he was referring to work allocation and reporting, rather than downloading and uploading. We'll just have to wait and see what happens on the day.

That would make a lot of sense, Richard....and save a lotta bandwidth and 'no connect' errors when everybody is trying to report work after a 3 day outage.

I can see it now. Server comes back and everyone hits the update button at once. Server goes down for the rest of the week ...

Yeah, I can see It now, Someone call Doctor Freud, The Server has had a metal breakdown after being offline for 3 days. :D

But We'll have to wait and see.
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Message 1009748 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 14:15:58 UTC

Is it old habit they have the normal Tuesday morning 3-4 hour outage on the front page?
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Message 1009761 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 14:58:04 UTC

I'm all out of work and the servers are SNAFU, so it looks like no work until at least Friday.
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Message 1009772 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 15:20:49 UTC

I think I have enough on most rigs to keep up to speed until the first of the extended outages is over.

I can only hope that when the system comes back online things have been untangled enough that the servers can handle the load without crashing right away.

And that the Boinc changes have been corrected so the quota works without dropping like a stone any time a simple Cuda WU error occurs.
And the DCF thingy doesn't keep whacking one or two of my rigs into thinking a 10 minute Cuda job is gonna take 2 days.......LOL.
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Message 1009777 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 15:29:13 UTC - in response to Message 1009772.  

The other day I was just watching BOINC as it changed the completion times, jumped be high priority and normal, and abandoned wu's that were 99% complete to start a new one. It would do all of this is just a few minutes. Quite comical actually, but I have a feeling a cache is not as big as the number of days says it is. The last time I looked, it had my cuda tasks completing in 45 minutes, rather than the 7 to 10 it actually takes. Times would bounce up and down with me just looking at it.

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Message 1009788 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 15:53:21 UTC

I hope I have enough but doubt it. The estimated completion times kept me in High Priority mode most of the time limiting downloads. Changed DCF but it would change back when I downloaded so some CPU units showed they could finish in 1:25 while others showed 56:35:24....
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Message 1009790 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 15:55:31 UTC - in response to Message 1009777.  

The other day I was just watching BOINC as it changed the completion times, jumped be high priority and normal, and abandoned wu's that were 99% complete to start a new one. It would do all of this is just a few minutes. Quite comical actually, but I have a feeling a cache is not as big as the number of days says it is. The last time I looked, it had my cuda tasks completing in 45 minutes, rather than the 7 to 10 it actually takes. Times would bounce up and down with me just looking at it.

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That's probably the DCF adjustment thingy I was referring to....which was put into place and then retracted when it was found out how whacko it was.
It would be nice if that was worked out during the outage. But we probably won't know until it suddenly appears again and Richard or Joe can comment on how it is working out.
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Message 1009793 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 16:11:40 UTC - in response to Message 1009790.  
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I have no SETI WUs to run. I do not know what is happening to me but on a quad processor I get 2 SETI running, along with Rosetta, and no more SETI WUs will download. This is not a new thing. When one of the WUs finishes another will be requested and will download. Which means I will shortly be out of SETI WU to run during the outage.

I do nothing to BOINC, just let it run as in the past it always seemed to run. My daily numbers, and that is not just SETI, but totals have been falling for a month now. I can not figure it out as nothing else has changed.

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Message 1009794 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 16:21:30 UTC - in response to Message 1009790.  


That's probably the DCF adjustment thingy I was referring to....which was put into place and then retracted when it was found out how whacko it was.
It would be nice if that was worked out during the outage. But we probably won't know until it suddenly appears again and Richard or Joe can comment on how it is working out.

For all of us running anonymous platform it will have a similar up-front effect as last time it was turned on, getting much more work than requested. After that, it will take at least a day or two on fast hosts to know if they have the averaging working OK. My 200MHz Pentium MMX won't stabilize before late August at best.

I agree it would be nice if they can get it worked out during the outage, then most hosts will have recovered before the next week's outage. And if it does a good enough job of fitting estimates to the host app version then it will turn out to have been one of the most helpful BOINC changes in recent times.
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Message 1009797 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 16:28:52 UTC - in response to Message 1009794.  


That's probably the DCF adjustment thingy I was referring to....which was put into place and then retracted when it was found out how whacko it was.
It would be nice if that was worked out during the outage. But we probably won't know until it suddenly appears again and Richard or Joe can comment on how it is working out.

For all of us running anonymous platform it will have a similar up-front effect as last time it was turned on, getting much more work than requested. After that, it will take at least a day or two on fast hosts to know if they have the averaging working OK. My 200MHz Pentium MMX won't stabilize before late August at best.

I agree it would be nice if they can get it worked out during the outage, then most hosts will have recovered before the next week's outage. And if it does a good enough job of fitting estimates to the host app version then it will turn out to have been one of the most helpful BOINC changes in recent times.
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I'm afraid it did not have that effect for me the last time around, because the silly-ass new quota system kept quashing my work requests.....
That must be fixed as well.....it is not right to cut the quota back to 100 on a high performing rig just because of a Cuda error here and there. The number of errors has to be reconciled with the amount of valid work returned.

5 errors on a host returning several hundred valid results a day should not be cut back that far, if at all.
5 errors on a host that does 10 WUs a month might mean something different.

And the system needs to be able to differentiate between the two situations.

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Message 1009830 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 18:19:05 UTC

What? No outage this week? It's past 11:00 am in California and everything is still running. The front page messages are just confusing.
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Message 1009833 - Posted: 29 Jun 2010, 18:24:13 UTC

I haven't tried uploading, because I have nothing to upload, but the status page shows everything running and over 100,000 work units ready to send out. Also, here we are posting in NC, which we could never do during prior outages.
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