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Message 1662653 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 17:36:58 UTC - in response to Message 1662650.  

Hey - just so y'all know it's the science database again. This time enough is enough and I'm doing a comprehensive set of integrity checks on everything in that database before starting it up again. So no MB splitting or assimilating. Eventually some work will show up for AP splitting in the meantime...

Might be back up by the end of the work day, if not shortly after that. I did find one problem which was obscured while checking things out after previous crashes, so there's hope.

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Thank you very much for the quick note, Matt!!
Best of luck with the analysis.

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Message 1662655 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 17:41:07 UTC

On the up-side, all the scan/repair commands will be fresh in his mind from all the AP problems :D
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Message 1662667 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 18:00:42 UTC
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Thank You Matt for information.

Just those little tiny bit information messages from staff are really important to us. So we know what's happening.

And we know to be patient :)
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Message 1662690 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 19:12:47 UTC

Bummer. My wu's disappeared many hours ago. Increased my cache numbers from ten and five to ten and ten. Have to see if my backup has any work.

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Message 1662724 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 20:52:47 UTC
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Just got 40 some-odd WU's. Hope this means things are looking up for everyone :)

[ Edit: Yeah, nevermind. I got a lucky pull, I guess. Back to no new tasks ]
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Message 1662759 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 23:00:57 UTC

Anyone know anything about Beta??? I have work that Uploaded; but, I cannot Report. Communication keeps deferring... :-( I have four WUs due to report by 4-26...
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Message 1662765 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 23:20:26 UTC

I've got 1 rig that has now asked for CPU backup work and in a few more hours the other 1 will follow suit. :-(

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Message 1662769 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 23:31:08 UTC - in response to Message 1662765.  
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If you set your backup projects' cache to 0.02 days it will only load enough to keep your computer running without filling everything up on you. Then load SETI when available.

EDIT: Just remembered that is a global setting :( So scratch that.
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Message 1662770 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 23:34:10 UTC - in response to Message 1662769.  

How do you set up a backup project? If I have one set to "no new tasks" in BOINC, but have my S@H project to allow work from other projects when no work for S@H is available, will work for other projects still be downloaded?
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Message 1662773 - Posted: 8 Apr 2015, 23:39:02 UTC - in response to Message 1662770.  

How do you set up a backup project? If I have one set to "no new tasks" in BOINC, but have my S@H project to allow work from other projects when no work for S@H is available, will work for other projects still be downloaded?

I have SETI share set at 100 while backup projects are set to 0 or as close as possible (Rosetta is 0.01 here as 0 wouldn't work).

If you have a project set to "no new tasks" you will not get work from it. ;-)

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Message 1662777 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 0:00:59 UTC

did someone forget to bring Beta up? I'm getting the ol'

4/8/2015 4:55:59 PM | SETI@home Beta Test | Project is temporarily shut down for maintenance

even tho' everything on the beta server page says it's up...
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Hello, from Albany, CA!...
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Message 1662833 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 4:09:16 UTC

That's why I asked if Beta was borked... Both of my computers keep giving me Communication Deferred with LONG timer countdowns.

Prometheus's log:

4/8/2015 8:23:13 PM | SETI@home Beta Test | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA GPU
4/8/2015 8:23:14 PM | SETI@home Beta Test | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
4/8/2015 8:23:14 PM | SETI@home Beta Test | Project is temporarily shut down for maintenance


NOT good... :-(

I'm completely out of SETI work on both Exeter and Prometheus. :-(

No backup work is being pulled on Prometheus, and I don't know why. :-(

Exeter is only working two Einstein WUs at a time; including downloading them. :-(

Still can't Report completed Beta WUs on Exeter. :-(

Seems borked on SETI and Beta...
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Message 1662835 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 4:11:36 UTC
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I've seen several spurts of outgoing data on the kiosk over the past half hour. Then, it dies down to 12/minute. Maybe they'll get her running soon.
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Message 1662854 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 5:05:03 UTC

OMG = I got 10 CPU Work units left. I have been out of GPU units all day.

I am forced helping MilkyWay find their way out of the dark. What does that matter - They are just looking for dark matter. By the way the credit scale given for WU is hugely different. It has taken me a couple weeks to get my RAC here to 7.5K I went from 500 to just under 10K in 10 hours. I guess there isn't anyway to standardize credit. Not to get too off topic. It looks like the servers will stay down for the rest of night. SIGH . THE DB must have been FUBARed big time.

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Message 1662865 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 5:27:36 UTC

Yep its back up projects for two of my machines. The oldest one still has a lot of work.
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Message 1662882 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 6:12:08 UTC - in response to Message 1662865.  

No work on 4 machines. One full day now. :((((
Why donate to SETI????
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Message 1662893 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 6:37:19 UTC
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Question relevant to server downtime and BOINC.

I have my minimum work buffer and max additional buffer both set to 10 days. I have enough WUs on hand to keep CPU crunching for days. But, I ran out of GPU WUs very quickly.

The question, why didn't these setting set up enough buffer for the GPU WUs? Is there a setting I've overlooked?

Maybe relevant, my GPU out paces my eight CPU cores by about 5x based on RAC.
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Message 1662902 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 6:52:41 UTC - in response to Message 1662893.  
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Question relevant to server downtime and BOINC.

I have my minimum work buffer and max additional buffer both set to 10 days. I have enough WUs on hand to keep CPU crunching for days. But, I ran out of GPU WUs very quickly.

The question, why didn't these setting set up enough buffer for the GPU WUs? Is there a setting I've overlooked?

Maybe relevant, my GPU out paces my eight CPU cores by about 5x based on RAC.

I think that regardless of those settings, you are limited to a max of 100 WUs per CPU/GPU. So unless the machine processes slowly, that limit will kick in before your cache settings ever come into play.

Case in point, I have one machine with 3 GPUs, and I permit 2 tasks simultaneously per GPU, for a max of 6 tasks in process at once. No matter my other settings, I will never have more than 300 GPU tasks on the machine, 6 working and 294 waiting to run, which is about 8-12 hours work.

Conversely, my CPU is slow enough (different machine) that I will never hit the full 100 tasks, as they would take longer than the 10 days I have selected as the cache. Usually see about 85 tasks on that machine, max. And this machine, with a single GPU running two simultaneous tasks consistently has 100 tasks, 2 working and 98 waiting.
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Message 1662920 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 7:44:30 UTC - in response to Message 1662902.  

Out of GPU work on both systems, 3 CPU WUs still running on the i7. Another hour or so & i'll be completely out of work there.
My E6400 is so slow I've still got several days worth of CPU work there.
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Message 1662956 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 9:16:53 UTC

15mins more and my 2 rigs will be totally onto backup work. :-(

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