Posts by David@home

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Personal targets (Message 2040966)
Posted 27 Mar 2020 by Profile David@home
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tada, made it to 5,000,272 so reached my 5,000,000 target.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : The Server Issues / Outages Thread - Panic Mode On! (119) (Message 2040605)
Posted 26 Mar 2020 by Profile David@home
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It was a good long run without disruption, all good things come to an end :-(
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2037946)
Posted 14 Mar 2020 by Profile David@home
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Things look a little odd for my Astropulse work units. In the tasks list for all my Astropulse WUs whether in progress or waiting for validation if I click on the work unit link I get:

can't find workunit

But for Seti@home the work unit links work, just fails for Astropulse WUs. Anybody else seeing this or know what is the cause?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2036570)
Posted 7 Mar 2020 by Profile David@home
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I have several Astropulse workunits in my queue listed in BOINC manager. However, if I follow the tasks list on the web page it only lists Seti@home work units, it shows 0 for queued Astropulse.

Been like that for several hours now, is the web site not being updated or is something amiss?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Personal targets (Message 2036091)
Posted 5 Mar 2020 by Profile David@home
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With the news that Seti@home is going into hibernation at the end of the month what personal crunching target would you like to reach before the last work unit is validated?

I switched from Seti@home classic to BOINC when I reach 6,000 classic workunits as it was a nice round number.

I have crunched Seti@home on BOINC on and off over the years so wondered if I should set a target of 5,000,000 total credit. Would be a strecth target for me to reach in March. Debating if it is worth the electricty bill!
6) Message boards : News : SETI@home hibernation (Message 2035783)
Posted 4 Mar 2020 by Profile David@home
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It was sad to read the news that the crunching has to come to an end, there was so much to look forward to in the future with Parkes data etc.

Beat wishes for the analysis side, hopefully the hibernation is not too deep and crunching can start again in the future.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2012218)
Posted 16 Sep 2019 by Profile David@home
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What are the odds to get two Astropulse workunits and have the same wingman for both of them?

I noticed as both are flagged as inclusive

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=3652425865

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=3652425907

If the quorum work unit goes to the wingman will I see this flagged as invalid or error in my stats?

Doubt it will. Normally the cpu crunched result is picked for the canonical. ATI/AMD gpus have had issues with AP tasks for a long time.


Yes, thanks. I have been validated for one of the two WUs now so fingers crossed for the second one.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2012099)
Posted 15 Sep 2019 by Profile David@home
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What are the odds to get two Astropulse workunits and have the same wingman for both of them?

I noticed as both are flagged as inclusive

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=3652425865

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=3652425907

If the quorum work unit goes to the wingman will I see this flagged as invalid or error in my stats?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2011933)
Posted 14 Sep 2019 by Profile David@home
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I only run SETI@home once in a while now so pleased to see some Astropulse in my recent run.

As these are from April 2009 are they:

1) A rerun of previous data?
2) Old data not sent out before?
3) Data run before but now being re-run with new processing algorithms?
The current split is, ap_09se19aa, "ap" = AstroPulse, "09" = 9th, "se" = September & "19" = 2019. ;-)

Cheers.


Ah my mistake - thanks so new data :-)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (3) tasks (Message 2011930)
Posted 14 Sep 2019 by Profile David@home
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I only run SETI@home once in a while now so pleased to see some Astropulse in my recent run.

As these are from April 2009 are they:

1) A rerun of previous data?
2) Old data not sent out before?
3) Data run before but now being re-run with new processing algorithms?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1945770)
Posted 21 Jul 2018 by Profile David@home
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I sometimes see in the server status page multibeam done but astropulse still being split for a tape. (sometimes the tape is in this state for several days). Is this a true representation i.e. Astropulse workunits are still being generated or is it some bug in the status page leaving them in this state?

There's a problem with the file or the splitters- it shows the channel as being slit, but none of the splitters are actually running. So nothing is being split, so it just sits there.


There is one in the this sate right now, multi beam done Astropulse still splitting according to the server status page. This is a problem with the file or the splitters or has multibeam finish before Astropulse?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Anything relating to AstroPulse (2) tasks (Message 1945759)
Posted 21 Jul 2018 by Profile David@home
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I sometimes see in the server status page multibeam done but astropulse still being split for a tape. (sometimes the tape is in this state for several days). Is this a true representation i.e. Astropulse workunits are still being generated or is it some bug in the status page leaving them in this state?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Missing GPU, waiting to run (Message 1932529)
Posted 28 Apr 2018 by Profile David@home
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Another item that can cause missing graphics coprocessor is using fast user switching on a Windows system with multiple user accounts. If you have such a setup make such BOINC is shutdown down on the active user account before switching user accounts.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Each computer can only achieve 100 tasks at a time? (Message 1931218)
Posted 21 Apr 2018 by Profile David@home
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Does BOINC segregate the GPUs? If you have a small and a large Nvidia card will the large Nvidia crunch most of the 200 allocated work units?
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927658)
Posted 1 Apr 2018 by Profile David@home
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Getting messages in the event log I have never seen before:

31/03/2018 21:22:32 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed download of blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_72022_LGS_3_off_0027.11251.1636.22.45.181.vlar: transient HTTP error
31/03/2018 21:22:32 | SETI@home | Backing off 00:07:43 on download of blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_72022_LGS_3_off_0027.11251.1636.22.45.181.vlar

I have seen the SETI@home news item I guess this is related to the database slowness. My question is will these eventually download or do I have some zoombie tasks? I only run SETI@home intermitmentally now so if I stop SETi@home for a day or so will these stil download or will they be stuck for ever?


The good news is that the four work units I had stuck in download did eventually download. The bad news is that now on my tasks web page I have four more WU in progress than I have in the cache on my PC.

Any suggestions how I can clean this up please?
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (111) Server Problems? (Message 1927562)
Posted 31 Mar 2018 by Profile David@home
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Getting messages in the event log I have never seen before:

31/03/2018 21:22:32 | SETI@home | Temporarily failed download of blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_72022_LGS_3_off_0027.11251.1636.22.45.181.vlar: transient HTTP error
31/03/2018 21:22:32 | SETI@home | Backing off 00:07:43 on download of blc01_2bit_guppi_58185_72022_LGS_3_off_0027.11251.1636.22.45.181.vlar

I have seen the SETI@home news item I guess this is related to the database slowness. My question is will these eventually download or do I have some zoombie tasks? I only run SETI@home intermitmentally now so if I stop SETi@home for a day or so will these stil download or will they be stuck for ever?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : what did I do? (Message 1921757)
Posted 28 Feb 2018 by Profile David@home
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I think my initial problem was that I had not crunched for a few months and the scheduler was only giving me one at a time until I had enough work units validated. I seem to get plenty of WUs now.

But, I have another problem. I would like to switch to just Astropulse only. I used to do that on the SETI@home preferences web page and set AstroPulse v7: yes, SETI@home v8: no. I have done this today for all the different groups but I still get Seti@home work units. Does this setting still work?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : what did I do? (Message 1920735)
Posted 23 Feb 2018 by Profile David@home
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Cache is a little larger today at 6-8 work units.

Had a close look at the cc_config file, nothing I can see that could be limiting my cache

<cc_config>
<log_flags>
<file_xfer>1</file_xfer>
<sched_ops>1</sched_ops>
<task>1</task>
<android_debug>0</android_debug>
<app_msg_receive>0</app_msg_receive>
<app_msg_send>0</app_msg_send>
<async_file_debug>0</async_file_debug>
<benchmark_debug>0</benchmark_debug>
<checkpoint_debug>0</checkpoint_debug>
<coproc_debug>0</coproc_debug>
<cpu_sched>0</cpu_sched>
<cpu_sched_debug>0</cpu_sched_debug>
<cpu_sched_status>0</cpu_sched_status>
<dcf_debug>0</dcf_debug>
<disk_usage_debug>0</disk_usage_debug>
<file_xfer_debug>0</file_xfer_debug>
<gui_rpc_debug>0</gui_rpc_debug>
<heartbeat_debug>0</heartbeat_debug>
<http_debug>0</http_debug>
<http_xfer_debug>0</http_xfer_debug>
<idle_detection_debug>0</idle_detection_debug>
<mem_usage_debug>0</mem_usage_debug>
<network_status_debug>0</network_status_debug>
<notice_debug>0</notice_debug>
<poll_debug>0</poll_debug>
<priority_debug>0</priority_debug>
<proxy_debug>0</proxy_debug>
<rr_simulation>0</rr_simulation>
<rrsim_detail>0</rrsim_detail>
<sched_op_debug>0</sched_op_debug>
<scrsave_debug>0</scrsave_debug>
<slot_debug>0</slot_debug>
<state_debug>0</state_debug>
<statefile_debug>0</statefile_debug>
<suspend_debug>0</suspend_debug>
<task_debug>0</task_debug>
<time_debug>0</time_debug>
<trickle_debug>0</trickle_debug>
<unparsed_xml>0</unparsed_xml>
<work_fetch_debug>0</work_fetch_debug>
</log_flags>
<options>
<abort_jobs_on_exit>0</abort_jobs_on_exit>
<allow_multiple_clients>0</allow_multiple_clients>
<allow_remote_gui_rpc>0</allow_remote_gui_rpc>
<client_version_check_url>https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php?xml=1</client_version_check_url>
<client_new_version_text></client_new_version_text>
<client_download_url>https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php</client_download_url>
<disallow_attach>0</disallow_attach>
<dont_check_file_sizes>0</dont_check_file_sizes>
<dont_contact_ref_site>0</dont_contact_ref_site>
<lower_client_priority>0</lower_client_priority>
<dont_suspend_nci>0</dont_suspend_nci>
<dont_use_vbox>0</dont_use_vbox>
<exclusive_gpu_app>lightroom.exe</exclusive_gpu_app>
<exclusive_gpu_app>Photoshop.exe</exclusive_gpu_app>
<exit_after_finish>0</exit_after_finish>
<exit_before_start>0</exit_before_start>
<exit_when_idle>0</exit_when_idle>
<fetch_minimal_work>0</fetch_minimal_work>
<fetch_on_update>0</fetch_on_update>
<force_auth>default</force_auth>
<http_1_0>0</http_1_0>
<http_transfer_timeout>300</http_transfer_timeout>
<http_transfer_timeout_bps>10</http_transfer_timeout_bps>
<max_event_log_lines>2000</max_event_log_lines>
<max_file_xfers>8</max_file_xfers>
<max_file_xfers_per_project>2</max_file_xfers_per_project>
<max_stderr_file_size>0</max_stderr_file_size>
<max_stdout_file_size>0</max_stdout_file_size>
<max_tasks_reported>20</max_tasks_reported>
<ncpus>-1</ncpus>
<network_test_url>https://www.bing.com/</network_test_url>
<no_alt_platform>0</no_alt_platform>
<no_gpus>0</no_gpus>
<no_info_fetch>0</no_info_fetch>
<no_opencl>0</no_opencl>
<no_priority_change>0</no_priority_change>
<os_random_only>0</os_random_only>
<process_priority>-1</process_priority>
<process_priority_special>-1</process_priority_special>
<proxy_info>
<socks_server_name></socks_server_name>
<socks_server_port>80</socks_server_port>
<http_server_name></http_server_name>
<http_server_port>80</http_server_port>
<socks5_user_name></socks5_user_name>
<socks5_user_passwd></socks5_user_passwd>
<http_user_name></http_user_name>
<http_user_passwd></http_user_passwd>
<no_proxy></no_proxy>
</proxy_info>
<rec_half_life_days>2.000000</rec_half_life_days> <report_results_immediately>0</report_results_immediately>
<run_apps_manually>0</run_apps_manually>
<save_stats_days>150</save_stats_days>
<skip_cpu_benchmarks>0</skip_cpu_benchmarks>
<simple_gui_only>0</simple_gui_only>
<start_delay>5</start_delay>
<stderr_head>0</stderr_head>
<suppress_net_info>0</suppress_net_info>
<unsigned_apps_ok>0</unsigned_apps_ok>
<use_all_gpus>0</use_all_gpus>
<use_certs>0</use_certs>
<use_certs_only>0</use_certs_only>
<vbox_window>0</vbox_window>
</options>
</cc_config>


Event log from start:

23/02/2018 18:44:00 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.6.33 for windows_x86_64
23/02/2018 18:44:00 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
23/02/2018 18:44:00 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
23/02/2018 18:44:00 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
23/02/2018 18:44:00 | | Running under account David
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (driver version 388.31, CUDA version 9.1, compute capability 6.1, 3072MB, 2494MB available, 4111 GFLOPS peak)
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (driver version 388.31, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 3072MB, 2494MB available, 4111 GFLOPS peak)
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 6.4.0.25, device version OpenCL 1.2 (Build 25))
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | SETI@home | Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Host name: Enterprise
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Processor: 12 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz [Family 6 Model 63 Stepping 2]
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | 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 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx tm2 dca pbe fsgsbase bmi1 smep bmi2
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.16299.00)
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Memory: 31.92 GB physical, 36.67 GB virtual
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Disk: 3.64 TB total, 2.01 TB free
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Local time is UTC +0 hours
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | pogs | Found app_config.xml
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | Rosetta@home | Found app_config.xml
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | SETI@home | Found app_config.xml
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Config: don't use GPUs while lightroom.exe is running
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Config: don't use GPUs while Photoshop.exe is running
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | A new version of BOINC is available. (7.8.3) <a href=https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php>Download</a>
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | pogs | URL http://pogs.theskynet.org/pogs/; Computer ID 819200; resource share 0
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | Rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 3277364; resource share 0
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8334571; resource share 100
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 04-Sep-2017 20:25:27)
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | SETI@home | Computer location: home
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | General prefs: using separate prefs for home
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Reading preferences override file
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | Preferences:
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | max memory usage when active: 16342.64MB
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | max memory usage when idle: 32685.29MB
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | max disk usage: 12.00GB
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 70%
23/02/2018 18:44:02 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
23/02/2018 18:44:03 | | Suspending computation - initial delay
23/02/2018 18:45:04 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
23/02/2018 18:45:04 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
23/02/2018 18:45:06 | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
23/02/2018 18:45:08 | SETI@home | Started download of blc15_2bit_guppi_58137_30589_HIP46580_0023.12052.818.22.45.68.vlar
23/02/2018 18:45:13 | SETI@home | Finished download of blc15_2bit_guppi_58137_30589_HIP46580_0023.12052.818.22.45.68.vlar

Resouce Share for SETI@home is at 100, other projects at zero used to fill cache during SETI@home maintenance breaks.

Unhid my PC.

A little puzzled by my small cache size but a least it is larger today.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : what did I do? (Message 1920468)
Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Profile David@home
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Thanks for the advice, alas changing my Store at least etc has no effect, I still only have one wu in the cache.

I vaguely remember it ran like this just before I stopped running BOINC, I am guessing I changed a setting but I cannot find what could be causing this. It is if my task limit is 1 not a 100.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : what did I do? (Message 1920303)
Posted 21 Feb 2018 by Profile David@home
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Hi

Took a break from Seti@home for a few months. Just started BOINC back up again and I can only get one workunit in the cache. I have increased store at least under computing preferences to the values I used to use for a full cache but I still get just one wu in the cache.

I suspect I changed a config parameter somewhere before I took the break, but now I cannot find anything obvious that I may have changed.

Anybody any suggestions why I just get one, lonely wu in the cache?


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