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Message 1200438 - Posted: 27 Feb 2012, 20:50:23 UTC - in response to Message 1200394.  

Cricket looks pretty smooth, I hope someones looking out for a yellow thing:-)

You know, I was going to mention something about 16 hours ago about that, with just a simple.. "QUACK!" But I got side-tracked and forgot.
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Message 1200479 - Posted: 27 Feb 2012, 23:01:23 UTC - in response to Message 1200438.  

That was a pretty swift transition from work becoming unavailable to the cricket graph dropping -- can't have been much of a backlog of unclaimed work (I did notice earlier that I downloaded ten new WUs in 14 seconds, at rates of 35 KB/s or more, so I guess the pipes weren't completely clogged).

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Message 1200482 - Posted: 27 Feb 2012, 23:07:19 UTC - in response to Message 1200394.  

Cricket looks pretty smooth, I hope someones looking out for a yellow thing:-)



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Message 1200488 - Posted: 27 Feb 2012, 23:27:26 UTC - in response to Message 1200482.  

Looks like it was just a bump. 8000 RTS, cricket back to 93mb...
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Message 1200490 - Posted: 27 Feb 2012, 23:32:45 UTC

..and there's a tape for AP to chew up.
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Message 1200596 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 11:09:44 UTC - in response to Message 1200490.  

Hi,
On reflection, what I'd 'really' like to see is some code to force Boinc to do a server update at least once per week, just to report in and say its still working.
That way if some volunteer has just decided to pack it in and dumped Boinc and all WU's, it would let the servers know that user was offline.. Miss 2 weekly reports and all assigned WU get reassigned to wingmen that exist:-)

Before the tasks page was shut down I had some wingmen who hadnt been seen for over a month, others like Syracuse obviously had some sort of problem as they were'nt returning WU either.. and they have several of my completed WU in progress:-(

Hell if a system/user normally contacts the server on a 1/2/3 day rota, why isnt it picked up when they are AWOL for 30 days plus, and flagged as a potential problem.

Perhaps an auto generated email to such systems asking what the problem is and when it might be cured would let s@h know if the outage was going to be of such a duration as to require a retasking of held WU.

As it stands one can wait 'forever' for wingmen who have bitten the dust before the WU time out and get re-assigned..

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Message 1200598 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 11:23:04 UTC - in response to Message 1200596.  
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In terms of the Science does it really matter if you need to wait several weeks to get credited? Sure I would like not to have to wait but I get plenty of credits anyway. I suspect the guys who process less notice having to wait far more.

I feel it would be sensible to have a regime that gave WUs to pairs of systems with similar turnaround times as this would mean less WUs in the results awaiting validation state and reduce the amount of waiting for slower wingmen.
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Message 1200617 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 12:43:53 UTC - in response to Message 1200598.  

[quote]In terms of the Science does it really matter if you need to wait several weeks to get credited? Sure I would like not to have to wait but I get plenty of credits anyway. I suspect the guys who process less notice having to wait far more.quote]

Well I notice it, and while I dont have a mega farm crunching away or the fastest CPU on the market, I dont do too badly IMHO having gone to just short of 1 million WU since feb 12 from about 8k..

But I do find it a pain in the rear end finding that I still have WU awating validation dating back to the 12 feb by users who havent been seen since.

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Message 1200622 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 12:51:42 UTC

Ok who broke it, cannot report or request, and the cricket graphs have slumped.
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Message 1200624 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 12:55:42 UTC - in response to Message 1200622.  

I cannot lie twas that scoundrel the gremlin wot done the dastardly deed
Or maybe it wuz just another case of Murphy's 3rd again..

Its about 03:50 hrs at s@h HQ, so I dunno who else would be tinkering

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Message 1200625 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 12:57:31 UTC - in response to Message 1200624.  

Its about 03:50 hrs at s@h HQ, so I dunno who else would be tinkering

It's the campus network maintenance elves, I tell you.
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Message 1200629 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 13:09:53 UTC - in response to Message 1200625.  

Hi Richard,

Ahh the thrice dammed elves is it, then by divers means and spells shoud we seek to banish them to the nethermost regions of the Hades

Out dammed Elf, out I say:-)

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Message 1200630 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 13:14:01 UTC
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Zounds it worked I just got 14 tasks..

Must remember which spell I used to thwart the elves, ready for next time.

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Message 1200648 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 13:55:10 UTC - in response to Message 1200617.  

I dont do too badly...


I think the reason you aren't doing too badly is 6 cores and 2x560s;) With that kind of throughput, I'm guessing no amount of voodoo from a handful of setifolk is gonna help with your pendings.
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Message 1200650 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 14:00:34 UTC - in response to Message 1200648.  

Sheesh:-)
Thats a wee bit incorrect.. at least as far as it goes..
I've got 2 rigs working:-)

And I dont need any voodoo, just that defunct users are noted as such, and their WU re-assigned

Simples:-)


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Message 1200698 - Posted: 28 Feb 2012, 16:07:41 UTC

Hmmmmm...
See we had a couple of bumps in the road last night, eh?
On to the outage, then.
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Message 1200760 - Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 0:22:09 UTC - in response to Message 1200650.  

And I dont need any voodoo, just that defunct users are noted as such, and their WU re-assigned

That is one of the reasons why each workunit has a report deadline.

Just be patient grasshopper. ;)

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Message 1200873 - Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 6:46:51 UTC

I may have a problem.

Consecutive valid tasks on the application details page for my GPU's keeps dropping to single figures.

I may be trashing WU's, not seeing anything obvious (short run times etc) in boinc manager.

I have over the weekend striped and cleaned this machine and upgraded video drivers, first to 285.62 and now to 290.53.

ATM I cannot do much more than keep an eye on it when I can, if it starts looking too bad I will stop processing on GPU's.

It would be nice if the tasks pages could be turned on again.



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Message 1200878 - Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 6:54:39 UTC

Pshaw.....it seems that they still don't think the servers can handle the DB inquiries to give us back our tasks info.

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Message 1200910 - Posted: 29 Feb 2012, 11:26:39 UTC - in response to Message 1200878.  

And at about 03:00hrs d/l u/l & sched servers showing disabled again.
03:24 hrs only 1 server now disabled.. These darn things are switching on and off for some reason.
Cant see a human hand being responsible in the very early hours of the morning.
[times are pst mot utc]

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