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Message 1256286 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 7:14:46 UTC - in response to Message 1255847.  

Thanks. I can't think of anything else that would help them track it down

Perhaps his internet upload speed, how long does it take for him to actually upload the 23MB report file, it may be that the line or the client has timed out by the time his BOINC has uploaded all of that.


re speed: ping 40ms, down 24.7Mbps, up 17.2Mbps

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Message 1256292 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 7:20:29 UTC - in response to Message 1256286.  

re speed: ping 40ms, down 24.7Mbps, up 17.2Mbps

I hope i live long enough to get those type of numbers. Given the rate things get upgraded here, i doubt it.
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Message 1256293 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 7:23:45 UTC - in response to Message 1255840.  

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Local time 6:46pm Melbourne, Australia

Host ID: 6624102 ... it's the one that has 3 x GTX580s

Task trying to report: 4,531

Task cached:
good question...
I have 19,182 in progress, 1780 pending, take out the 4531 above and that leaves 12,871 ... so allowing for error 12,500 or there abouts ...

How big is the file 'sched_request_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml' ... and the answer is ... 23,627KB

Hope this helps and is there anything else that you would like to know before I do the ol switch a roo ...

Lionel

Thanks. I can't think of anything else that would help them track it down, except perhaps one last try at reporting (expecting a server error), with as exact a timestamp as possible - ideally in UTC. The servers keep logs of each event, but as you can imagine there are many tens of thousands of entries to look at, so narrowing the search to a specific time will help.

We'll be looking at host 6624102, I take it?

When you switch clients, remember that the reporting limit is 256 now. Let us know how you get on. I'll drop a line to the powers-that-be.


Richard, is it possible to change the time displayed in the Messages tab to UTC ... if not how do I get you a copy of the messages being generated into UTC for you.




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Message 1256297 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 7:30:26 UTC - in response to Message 1256293.  

The first wu that is caught up is due on 14 July so I have a day or two to go before I flip client, which will probably be will probably be Sunday/Monday ...

If you need anything try and let me know before then

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Message 1256324 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 9:39:30 UTC - in response to Message 1256293.  

Local time 6:46pm Melbourne, Australia

Richard, is it possible to change the time displayed in the Messages tab to UTC ... if not how do I get you a copy of the messages being generated into UTC for you.

I think the only way to change the actual displayed time in the message tab is to change the time zone setting for the computer as a whole. That should be a safe and reversible operation (you're not changing the system clock, just the human representation of it), but it would temporarily change everything - timestamps on documents, emails, etc. etc. Probably not worth the hassle and potential - however small - risk.

The message that quote came from ended up timed here at 8:56am UTC, which (allowing for some thinking and typing time) matches Melbourne's +10 timezone. It's probably simplest and least error-prone if you just post any message tab copies in local time without attempting conversion - we can subtract the 10 hours ourselves. At least at this season of the year, we aren't going to get caught out by any sudden DST changes, in either hemisphere.

I still think it would be interesting to see the time interval between request and reply when you try to report, and anything you can find out about how long that file is in http xfer. The hardest part will be finding a quiet time on the data link - we seem to be keeping it pretty busy these days.

I haven't heard anything back from the staff, but they will have been busy playing catch-up from the Independence Day holiday yesterday. I've pointed them to this thread, so they can read any new information themselves.
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Message 1256724 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 0:53:55 UTC - in response to Message 1256324.  

Sample Messages Below:
Location: Melbourne Australia

7/07/2012 10:40:06 AM SETI@home update requested by user
7/07/2012 10:40:07 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
7/07/2012 10:40:07 AM SETI@home Reporting 6138 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
7/07/2012 10:40:39 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.28_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:40:39 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.21_0
7/07/2012 10:40:39 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.21_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:40:44 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.28_0_0
7/07/2012 10:40:50 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.28_0_0
7/07/2012 10:41:34 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
7/07/2012 10:41:37 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.27_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:41:37 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.19_0
7/07/2012 10:41:37 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.19_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:41:41 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.27_0_0
7/07/2012 10:41:47 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.27_0_0
7/07/2012 10:41:51 AM SETI@home update requested by user
7/07/2012 10:41:52 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
7/07/2012 10:41:52 AM SETI@home Reporting 6140 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
7/07/2012 10:42:20 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.22_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:42:20 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.18_0
7/07/2012 10:42:20 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.18_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:42:25 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.22_0_0
7/07/2012 10:42:30 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.22_0_0
7/07/2012 10:43:19 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
7/07/2012 10:44:09 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.21_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:44:09 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.17_1
7/07/2012 10:44:09 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.17_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:44:13 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.21_0_0
7/07/2012 10:44:19 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.21_0_0
7/07/2012 10:44:23 AM SETI@home Fetching scheduler list
7/07/2012 10:44:24 AM SETI@home Master file download succeeded
7/07/2012 10:44:27 AM SETI@home update requested by user
7/07/2012 10:44:33 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
7/07/2012 10:44:33 AM SETI@home Reporting 6142 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
7/07/2012 10:45:03 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.19_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:45:03 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.16_0
7/07/2012 10:45:03 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.16_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:45:08 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.19_0_0
7/07/2012 10:45:15 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.19_0_0
7/07/2012 10:45:53 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.18_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:45:53 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.14_0
7/07/2012 10:45:53 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.14_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:45:58 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.18_0_0
7/07/2012 10:46:05 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.18_0_0
7/07/2012 10:46:10 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
7/07/2012 10:47:11 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
7/07/2012 10:47:11 AM SETI@home Reporting 6144 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
7/07/2012 10:47:15 AM SETI@home update requested by user
7/07/2012 10:47:37 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.17_1 finished
7/07/2012 10:47:38 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.12_1
7/07/2012 10:47:38 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.12_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:47:42 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.17_1_0
7/07/2012 10:47:48 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.17_1_0
7/07/2012 10:48:31 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.16_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:48:31 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.11_0
7/07/2012 10:48:31 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.11_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:48:36 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.16_0_0
7/07/2012 10:48:42 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.16_0_0
7/07/2012 10:48:49 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
7/07/2012 10:48:53 AM SETI@home Computation for task 13ja11ad.25490.26405.14.10.167_1 finished
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7/07/2012 10:48:58 AM SETI@home Started upload of 13ja11ad.25490.26405.14.10.167_1_0
7/07/2012 10:49:07 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 13ja11ad.25490.26405.14.10.167_1_0
7/07/2012 10:49:18 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.14_0 finished
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7/07/2012 10:49:23 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.14_0_0
7/07/2012 10:49:30 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.14_0_0
7/07/2012 10:49:54 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
7/07/2012 10:49:54 AM SETI@home Reporting 6148 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for CPU and GPU
7/07/2012 10:51:08 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
7/07/2012 10:51:12 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.12_1 finished
7/07/2012 10:51:12 AM SETI@home Starting 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.0_0
7/07/2012 10:51:12 AM SETI@home Starting task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.0_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:51:16 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.12_1_0
7/07/2012 10:51:18 AM SETI@home Computation for task 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.0_0 finished
7/07/2012 10:51:18 AM SETI@home Starting 17mr10ae.31916.45929.7.10.200_2
7/07/2012 10:51:18 AM SETI@home Starting task 17mr10ae.31916.45929.7.10.200_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
7/07/2012 10:51:22 AM SETI@home Started upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.0_0_0
7/07/2012 10:51:28 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.12_1_0
7/07/2012 10:51:34 AM SETI@home Finished upload of 19fe12ab.9879.1045.7.10.0_0_0

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Message 1256795 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 4:19:39 UTC - in response to Message 1256292.  

re speed: ping 40ms, down 24.7Mbps, up 17.2Mbps

I hope i live long enough to get those type of numbers. Given the rate things get upgraded here, i doubt it.
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this afternoon (saturday): ping 29ms; down 34.9Mbps; up 19.4Mbps



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Message 1256796 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 4:29:13 UTC

Richard

I have made a copy of the stdoutdae.txt file if you wish it.

In relation to <http_debug> or <http_xfer_debug> is this doable within 6.10.58 ??

If so am quite happy to instigate and provide data.

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Message 1256942 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 9:44:45 UTC - in response to Message 1256724.  

7/07/2012 10:40:07 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
7/07/2012 10:41:34 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
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7/07/2012 10:41:52 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
7/07/2012 10:43:19 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
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7/07/2012 10:44:33 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
7/07/2012 10:46:10 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
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7/07/2012 10:47:11 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
7/07/2012 10:48:49 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error
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7/07/2012 10:49:54 AM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
7/07/2012 10:51:08 AM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error

So, between 74 and 98 seconds between request and reply. That doesn't seem to be enough for any real timeout problem, and the uploads (~30KB) going through in 5/6/7 seconds - including connect and acknowledge - pretty much rules out comms problems.

I think we're back to David's programming of 'edge' (hard) cases - probably not much more you can do locally, except the version swap and limiting report sizes.
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Message 1257190 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 20:11:11 UTC

Same problem ?

07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Starting BOINC client version 6.12.34 for windows_x86_64
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.21.6 OpenSSL/1.0.0d zlib/1.2.5
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Running under account SvetaNaga
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Processor: 256.00 KB cache
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt pbe
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Memory: 5.98 GB physical, 11.95 GB virtual
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Disk: 116.44 GB total, 38.22 GB free
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 460M (driver version 30142, CUDA version 4020, compute capability 2.1, 1536MB, 346 GFLOPS peak)
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Une nouvelle version de BOINC est disponible. <a href=http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php>Télécharger la.</a>
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5974042; resource share 100
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 08-May-2011 14:29:46)
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | SETI@home | Computer location: home
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Reading preferences override file
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Preferences:
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | max memory usage when active: 3060.58MB
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | max memory usage when idle: 5509.05MB
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | max disk usage: 10.00GB
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | don't use GPU while active
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 90 %
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Using proxy info from GUI
07/07/2012 21:58:26 | | Not using a proxy
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 22fe12aa.15704.17520.14.10.242_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 22fe12aa.15704.17520.14.10.241_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 22fe12aa.15704.17520.14.10.232_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.115_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.112_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.109_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.106_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 21:58:30 | SETI@home | Restarting task 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.118_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 22:00:00 | SETI@home | update requested by user
07/07/2012 22:00:00 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
07/07/2012 22:00:00 | SETI@home | Reporting 911 completed tasks, requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
07/07/2012 22:02:07 | SETI@home | Restarting task 03se10ac.3613.67.13.10.96_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610
07/07/2012 22:03:59 | SETI@home | Computation for task 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.115_2 finished
07/07/2012 22:03:59 | SETI@home | Restarting task 22fe12aa.15704.17520.14.10.245_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
07/07/2012 22:04:01 | SETI@home | Started upload of 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.115_2_0
07/07/2012 22:04:17 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 26no10ac.30248.12033.7.10.115_2_0
07/07/2012 22:04:46 | SETI@home | Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error

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Message 1257289 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 0:46:51 UTC - in response to Message 1257190.  

Yes.

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Message 1257293 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 0:55:08 UTC

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Thanks and the offer to provide any data that I ca is on the table.

I'll go through a flip and back flip either today or tomorrow.

After doing this is there anything that you might like me to attempt to help iron out the issue.

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Message 1257549 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 15:14:41 UTC

I have reseted the project... 1000 units lost but now, all is good !
... ... 1000 units lost ... ... ... Aaarg !!!
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Message 1257552 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 15:19:32 UTC - in response to Message 1257549.  

Why did you reset the project and did not follow the advice given in this thread? Arkayn did tell you that it's the same problem covered here.

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Message 1257580 - Posted: 8 Jul 2012, 16:15:34 UTC

Why ?
More than 1 week without validated unit...
Must I continue???
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Message 1257785 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 0:33:10 UTC - in response to Message 1257580.  

Just a couple of things:

I have gone to 6.12.34 and reported all ~8k wus. My observation of 6.12.34 is that is takes longer to download wus compared to 6.10.58. It also appears to download at a slower speed and is more likely to stop downloading and sit there longer before moving on to the next wu. It also appear to be quicker at going into back off and stays there longer than 6.10.58.

About 11 minutes ago I had a 3 wus that needed to be downloaded and I have watched them prior to typing this and whilst typing this. They are still there and indicating that they are downloading, yet there is nothing really coming through. Elapsed time on one of them in 15+ minutes (It has taken almost 25 minutes to force 3 wus to download).

The other issue with 6.12.34 is caching. In moving to 6.12.34 before, the cache only filled to about 25% and then sat there (this I watched for about 2 days). The moment I moved back 6.10.58, the cache started filling...

So, given the issues that I notice above, is there a version of boinc which is as good as or better than 6.10.58??

The reason I ask is that I do not wish to have to go through an upgrade and downgrade each time there is an issue at Berkeley. Whilst it only affects one box at the moment, it won't be that way in the future as I move to multiple GTX6xx series cards (and others crunchers do as well).

TA, you might notice a spike in my RAC which set this box above yours in the top 20 (you are at 8, this one was at 7 at time of viewing). Instead of ramping up towards you, it might now ramp down below you.

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Message 1257917 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 5:33:45 UTC

Simon, S@H, unlike some other projects, uses a validation system. Each WU is sent out to two users, who crunch them in their own time. Now if you return your result quickly while the other party takes some time to get finish you just have to sit back and wait. There is a "deadline", normally several weeks off, so you may have to have fairly long wait before the second result is returned and compared. If the two results don't agree, or the other person doesn't return in time then the WU gets sent out to third person, and you have to wait longer. S&H isn't about "instant gratification", but is a "long haul" project.
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Message 1257953 - Posted: 9 Jul 2012, 7:41:05 UTC - in response to Message 1257785.  

Just a couple of things:

I have gone to 6.12.34 and reported all ~8k wus. My observation of 6.12.34 is that is takes longer to download wus compared to 6.10.58. It also appears to download at a slower speed and is more likely to stop downloading and sit there longer before moving on to the next wu. It also appear to be quicker at going into back off and stays there longer than 6.10.58.

About 11 minutes ago I had a 3 wus that needed to be downloaded and I have watched them prior to typing this and whilst typing this. They are still there and indicating that they are downloading, yet there is nothing really coming through. Elapsed time on one of them in 15+ minutes (It has taken almost 25 minutes to force 3 wus to download).

The other issue with 6.12.34 is caching. In moving to 6.12.34 before, the cache only filled to about 25% and then sat there (this I watched for about 2 days). The moment I moved back 6.10.58, the cache started filling...

So, given the issues that I notice above, is there a version of boinc which is as good as or better than 6.10.58??

The reason I ask is that I do not wish to have to go through an upgrade and downgrade each time there is an issue at Berkeley. Whilst it only affects one box at the moment, it won't be that way in the future as I move to multiple GTX6xx series cards (and others crunchers do as well).

TA, you might notice a spike in my RAC which set this box above yours in the top 20 (you are at 8, this one was at 7 at time of viewing). Instead of ramping up towards you, it might now ramp down below you.

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Lionel


Its not just "apparent", it's a fact. Since BOINC 6.12 all the file transfers are very lazy, and the backoffs rise their duration in a very wild way.
But, it is a design choice, theoretically, to make less stress on servers... (I think this is stressing the servers a big more due to all the transfers pending, but I have no access to servers statistics so... its just a guess)

Boinc 7.xx its said that its a bit better than 6.12, but still worse than 6.10. As it's not easy to roll back to 6.xx from 7.xx Ive not tried it...

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Message 1258498 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 9:36:38 UTC - in response to Message 1257953.  


I have watch the cache and it is dropping as time moves on, so it's back to 6.10.58 soon. The other thing I have noticed is that I have been getting many more "recent lost work units" compared to before I moved to 6.12.34.




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Message 1258511 - Posted: 10 Jul 2012, 10:34:41 UTC - in response to Message 1258498.  

I have watch the cache and it is dropping as time moves on, so it's back to 6.10.58 soon. The other thing I have noticed is that I have been getting many more "recent lost work units" compared to before I moved to 6.12.34

Both of those issues would be server related. Network traffic is pretty much always maxed out, but sometimes it's more maxed out than others. For the last several hours that has been the case.
Also the Scheduler just isn't giving out much work at the moment. I'm probably getting work with 1 in 5 to 1 in 10 requests at the moment. Response is most often "No tasks sent".
I'm running v6.10.58
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