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Message 21750 - Posted: 25 Jun 2018, 15:53:24 UTC

Hi everyone, there's something wrong with the camb_legacy tasks, possibly related to a recent upgrade. I've temporarily disabled them (no validation, no new workunits created) until I can figure out the problem. The camb_boinc2docker application is still working normally.
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Message 21764 - Posted: 7 Jul 2018, 10:08:44 UTC - in response to Message 21750.  

Hello,
strange, yesterday i got two legacy WU.
One already crunched, returned and validated !!!
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=55728409
But still 129 WU awaiting validation since 22th june !
Why ?
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Message 21767 - Posted: 7 Jul 2018, 20:21:27 UTC - in response to Message 21764.  

Taking a guess, testing the fix with a small set of work units
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Message 21768 - Posted: 7 Jul 2018, 20:21:28 UTC - in response to Message 21764.  

Taking a guess, testing the fix with a small set of work units
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Message 21775 - Posted: 13 Jul 2018, 15:26:07 UTC

Greetings. Since the camb_legacy tasks were "tweaked", my cosmology@home workload has been heavy and all jobs appear to complete successfully. However, I'm receiving very little credit for the work done. Where I once was receiving between 5,000-6,900 credits daily, I now receive only a few hundred credits per day, if any at all, even though I continue to process as many jobs as before. I suspect there might be something wrong with the accreditation process. Can you please address this issue? Thanks. - Gene Weber
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Message 21776 - Posted: 13 Jul 2018, 17:01:51 UTC - in response to Message 21775.  

You have a lot of jobs waiting for validation and I think that 'issue' is still being worked on as 'script_validator (camb)' is still showing as not running on the Server Status page
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Message 21777 - Posted: 13 Jul 2018, 18:48:00 UTC - in response to Message 21750.  

Hello,
We are a litle less than 3 weeks without any news. from admin.
And no any news or information from team..
Conclusion, I suspend all work of this project and also advise my team to do the same till problem is solved.
Sorry.
Credits here are ridiculous to compare with other project.
I compare bteween project , based on the same host.(355352)
And on all my four host, everywhere the same : this project give the lowest credit/WU.
So why to crunch for a project unable to solve problems ?

The worst is that there are no any news from admin, developer , scientist !!!

Best regards from the first belgian team admin
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Message 21778 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 11:40:15 UTC - in response to Message 21775.  

Greetings. Since the camb_legacy tasks were "tweaked", my cosmology@home workload has been heavy and all jobs appear to complete successfully. However, I'm receiving very little credit for the work done. Where I once was receiving between 5,000-6,900 credits daily, I now receive only a few hundred credits per day, if any at all, even though I continue to process as many jobs as before. I suspect there might be something wrong with the accreditation process. Can you please address this issue? Thanks. - Gene Weber

Hi Gene, looking at your hosts, the credits/job seems normal to me, the problem is simply that we don't have many camb_legacy jobs being sent out since I haven't been able to fix the problem. Are you sure the issue isn't simply that you are crunching fewer jobs and so not receiving as much credit? You could also look into setting up your computers to run camb_boinc2docker jobs, which are running fine at the moment.
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Message 21779 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 11:50:15 UTC - in response to Message 21777.  

Hello,
Credits here are ridiculous to compare with other project.
I compare bteween project , based on the same host.(355352)
And on all my four host, everywhere the same : this project give the lowest credit/WU.

Credit/WU isn't a good metric since WU across different projects can be different lengths (our WU are quite short for example, hence credit/WU is fairly small). In any case, since every project is free to award credits as they please, you should not put too much stock in cross-project comparison of credits. In case you weren't familiar with it, Cosmology@Home uses the BOINC Credit New system; I don't think its perfect but its the best I would say we have. Discussion about that is probably best for the BOINC message boards / email lists.

Also, apologies I've not solved the camb_legacy issues yet, its proving somewhat difficult. I will get it sorted it out but in the meantime I encourage everyone to take a look at running camb_boinc2docker jobs which are of more use to us scientifically anyway.
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Message 21782 - Posted: 16 Jul 2018, 17:08:16 UTC - in response to Message 21779.  

Hello,
Credits here are ridiculous to compare with other project.
I compare bteween project , based on the same host.(355352)
And on all my four host, everywhere the same : this project give the lowest credit/WU.

Credit/WU isn't a good metric since WU across different projects can be different lengths (our WU are quite short for example, hence credit/WU is fairly small). In any case, since every project is free to award credits as they please, you should not put too much stock in cross-project comparison of credits. In case you weren't familiar with it, Cosmology@Home uses the BOINC Credit New system; I don't think its perfect but its the best I would say we have. Discussion about that is probably best for the BOINC message boards / email lists.

Also, apologies I've not solved the camb_legacy issues yet, its proving somewhat difficult. I will get it sorted it out but in the meantime I encourage everyone to take a look at running camb_boinc2docker jobs which are of more use to us scientifically anyway.





Hello Marius,
Thanks for answer, reaction.
A lot of people are not able to install VB (or for some reason not want it, just like me).
So I suspend all WU. Some WU are validated (after the problem) the most not.
Why there are validated and other not. All my host are open. Look freely.
Best regards from the first Belgian's team admin
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