Posts by Chris Feyen

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (113) Server Problems? (Message 1957279)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Chris Feyen
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One of my windows machines was able to grab 40 or so tasks about 15 minutes ago. Ready to send is just over 600 tasks so it looks like things are slowly getting back to normal.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone still using a raspberry pi 3 (Message 1937398)
Posted 27 May 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Nice setup.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (112) Server Problems? (Message 1932643)
Posted 29 Apr 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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I think my issue this morning is with BOINC on the 1 PC that should have the max allowed number of tasks. It is normally at 300 tasks on it, but it's down to 171 tasks.

The event log shows that it's not requesting tasks - 'don't need' is what it's showing for that Ubuntu PC. It doesn't show the cache is full on it like it would on my Windows PCs would. But these days I only have that 1 Ubuntu PC set to max allowed number of tasks by way of 10 day work load, so I don't have any PCs to compare to this morning.


EDIT: found my issue - resource share issue with my projects. It's now back to 300 tasks.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1930585)
Posted 17 Apr 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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I checked the site from work today, everything was still up and running. Just got home, everything is still up and running. I had to scroll thru the posts to see a dbase was tweaked a couple weeks back. Have to say I like the short and sweet outages. :-)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927685)
Posted 1 Apr 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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I set 2 machines to not grab any new tasks while the server issues are going on. They finished all work so I shut them off. Check the web and 1 of them still has 1 more task to complete. Looks like that has been reported on this thread already.

Funny thing is, 1 of my other machines has 201 tasks when the hard limit is 200 for it. I wish I could figure out how to get past that hard limit since it runs out of CPU tasks every Tuesday :-)
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=8456737
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927498)
Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Eric mentioned he may have to rebuild an index that is used for task requests, if the reboots didn't work. My cache is down 50% so I'm guessing he will have to rebuild the index. That will mean downtime for our machines - so get those backup projects ready or save a little electricity :-)

Over a million work units ready to send, so when everything is said and done, we should be able to fill our caches quickly enough.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone still using a raspberry pi 3 (Message 1927423)
Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Is it possible to have 1 raspberry pi hand out work units to the other raspberry pi's in a cluster? And have 1 computer account be the go-between of all of them in the cluster and SETI? So that the cluster would look like 1 PC to SETI?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927419)
Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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I checked 2 of my machines tonight, they both have received the 'project has no tasks available' message. My fastest PC takes 8 - 10 hours to run out of CPU work, so I'm sure my machines will eventually replenish. But I always find it strange when a known issue keeps happening and no real news as to why - at least not that I've seen anyway.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927137)
Posted 29 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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the results waiting for db purging is at 9.8 million - I think that's the highest I've ever seen it.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1926990)
Posted 29 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Just checked my machines, looks like I missed most of the fun this week. My daily driver got 100 new tasks about 90 minutes ago, but noticed a lot of issues during the day. Just 23,000+ tasks ready to send, kind of surprising for this time of day on a Wednesday.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : What happened to Hard Drive Quality????? (Message 1925724)
Posted 22 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Yes I've noticed it too. My work has about 35 micro desktop PCs that use laptop or 2.5 inch spindle HDDs. I've had 4 of those HDDs die in the last year. All of our computers are 3 year leases so it's pretty sad when I have to send a PC in for a HDD replacement for a PC not even a year old. But for the last 2, I've ordered SSDs at our expense, because it will be a faster PC once I can re-assign the PC to a user.

I still have my first 1 TB WE HDD that I bought some 7 or 8 years ago. It's been thru a lot over the years, but it's still running. I have a USB adapter on the moment to backup, or rather take an image of my OS drive of my main computer.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone still using a raspberry pi 3 (Message 1925059)
Posted 17 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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MarkJ - Thanks for the benchmark stats.

Miroslav KUBIK - Nice cluster. With POE, it is nice and clean.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1923473)
Posted 8 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Looks like Milky Way and Einstein will be kicked in again this week.

Any news on the extended outage on Tuesday and today's issue with lack of work to do?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1923098)
Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Things are coming back online. But I'm at work, so I can't check my PCs at home to see if they need a bump to get new tasks. Hopefully we will get an update as to why the outage took so long.

{EDIT} I should say at this time the message boards and SSP are online - but most back end processes are still disabled.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1921569)
Posted 28 Feb 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Dang it, my fastest PC has been out of CPU tasks for a few hours at least. Normally I can get new tasks as soon as the servers are back and before the pool runs dry. But not tonight. SETI was kind enough to send 1 GPU task for this PC though :-(
16) Message boards : Number crunching : 128 Thread chip?? (Message 1920117)
Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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My thought is ... SETI has a 100 task limit per device and couldn't even feed it, LOL.


That's kinda funny, in a sad way.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1920112)
Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Had to scramble to get some tasks for my fastest cruncher. Downloads pause every few but looking good so far.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1919640)
Posted 18 Feb 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Splitters ready for suspended animation... Again...


. . Mine will be going to sleep very soon ...

Stephen

:(


Time to get fired up again, 3100+ channels to do
19) Message boards : News : Slow network connection to Green Bank (Message 1919493)
Posted 17 Feb 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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Crunch data mapping about asteriods meantime! Our biggest enemy for space travel for hundreds of years at least.
Asteroids@home.
No use drawing a map for somone if they will be killed on the first turn is it?


Just tried to add the project to one of my Windows crunchers...BOINC failed to add it. Not sure why. I tried the forgot password deal but no account with my email address. Tried a longer password as well, that didn't work either. Guess I'll stick with my other 5 backup projects :-)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (110) Server Problems? (Message 1919456)
Posted 17 Feb 2018 by Profile Chris Feyen
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376 channels to do! Someone is working this morning at loading up the system for us :-)


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