1) Forums : General Topics : I REFUSE your gift (Message 8314)
Posted 3 May 2009 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Post:
I'm not trying to dictate anything, it's not my intention to "stink" (I know it was applied to somebody else), it was "imo/imho/it's my opinion"

Why do you take offense? No need to!

As you said yourself: "It's not worth getting all upset about." Agreed!

When I used to crunch here, there werent any serious problems I encountered. Yes, there is something wrong here NOW. But as I said I encounter (more) serious problems at other projects too...

We both agree that there shouldnt have been a gift whatsoever...

I also agree that the credits shouldnt be manipulated again... I agree that it'd be an additional mistake...

I dont agree with the slight accusation of not knowing whats going on here: I might havent encountered problems here for quite some time, but having encountered many other problems (some of them even VERY SIMILAR :!:) at many other projects, i feel to have the right to express my opinion saying that this "gift" was a "mistake" or at least unnecessary.

Cheers!

PS: To project admins: http://lists.ssl.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/boinc_projects ;) Helps a lot!

It is possible to limit tasks depending on available RAM and CPU cores... With my settings, I shouldnt get more than 2 WUs at the same time. It is possible to set this up! Might be some work, but better than spending time by granting extra credits! Cheers!
2) Forums : General Topics : I REFUSE your gift (Message 8313)
Posted 3 May 2009 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Post:
I'm not trying to dictate anything, it's not my intention to "stink" (I know it was applied to somebody else), it was "imo/imho/it's my opinion"

Why do you take offense? No need to!

As you said yourself: "It's not worth getting all upset about." Agreed!

When I used to crunch here, there werent any serious problems I encountered. Yes, there is something wrong here NOW. But as I said I encounter (more) serious problems at other projects too...

We both agree that there shouldnt have been a gift whatsoever...

I also agree that the credits shouldnt be manipulated again... I agree that it'd be an additional mistake...

I dont agree with the slight accusation of not knowing whats going on here: I might havent encountered problems here for quite some time, but having encountered many other problems (some of them even VERY SIMILAR :!:) at many other projects, i feel to have the right to express my opinion saying that this "gift" was a "mistake" or at least unnecessary.

Cheers!

PS: To project admins: http://lists.ssl.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/boinc_projects ;) Helps a lot!

It is possible to limit tasks depending on available RAM and CPU cores... With my settings, I shouldnt get more than 2 WUs at the same time. It is possible to set this up! Might be some work, but better than spending time by granting extra credits! Cheers!
3) Forums : General Topics : I REFUSE your gift (Message 8309)
Posted 3 May 2009 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
Post:

From what I see at the stat sites, you haven't been involved here in about 11 months. This means you're hardly in any position to state that there are or are not issues here.

The server had recently crashed due to a power outage. After that, the project admins had to go through several weeks of steps to get the project up and partially running. After that the tasks were either failing on download or the science application that the project provided ended up trashing the tasks. After that, the project requested that anyone still having a working copy of the science application from before the server crash send the application to them. After that, mysteriously the project released a new science application and tasks that took 2-3 times as long as before the crash, yet retained the same credit for them. Not only that, but the tasks are 2-3 times more resource intensive.

Go ahead and download some tasks and run them, and you'll see the high memory consumption and long runtime. You'll also see that the 50 credits per task of a year ago doesn't even come close to what the claimed credit is based on the outdated benchmark request methodology.



Okay, downloaded 4 wus and running them together atm... one uses 400MB RAM, the other 3 100MB... No problems so far...

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Yes, I havent crunched Cosmo for 11months. From what I see from this site (http://www.cosmologyathome.org/show_user.php?userid=4503), you're attached to 5 projects... Maybe thats why you think that the problems here are exceptional or really bad compared to other projects... (if I understood you correctly, english isnt my native language)

Well, not worse than the problems at many of the 50+ projects I attached to... Especially when projects appear, I attach & test & post at the boards to help fixing the problems - doing this, I'm one of many (ATAs ;) )...

Noone there asks for a compensation, the only thing we ask in return is to feel that the admins are doing something about it, taking us crunchers serious...

As I said: It might have really been meant as a gift, but its unnecessary, imho... Fixing the problems as fast as possible is the best gift to me as a volunteer cruncher...

Cheers!

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O-kay, 4 Cosmos at the same time arent working with other projects in memory and other windows apps running... RAM is all used up, so I better run them one after we other... Small ressource share might help, or a 64bit OS with 8GB of RAM... :D
4) Forums : General Topics : I REFUSE your gift (Message 8296)
Posted 2 May 2009 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
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Isnt this project still Beta?

Every serious BOINCer knows what that means: There can be issues/problems! And sometimes - oO - there are!

*rolleyes*

I refuse the "gift" also - to me its not a gift. Its more like a "slap in the face" of those people that alpha-test and beta-test at other projects because they are serious about it. Furthermore, its my opinion that the credit level was still very high here anyway. Wasnt it 50 credits per wu? (havent crunched for quite some time) And I cant remember any serious problems here.

I mean its normal BOINC-behaviour: Depending on project, your machine does well or not... Nobody expects extra credits just because something might gone wrong...

Well, serious crunchers dont expect extra credits...

Just my 2cents...

PS: The 5k credits really might have been meant as a gift, and I dont want to sound too harsh, but its my opinion as a serious cruncher...
5) Forums : Wish list : Thoughts on longer, check-pointed WUs (Message 1971)
Posted 12 Aug 2007 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
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Yes, this is a worrying thought. Right now, C@H runs on a single (albeit powerful) server, which also runs our group website. I've noticed that some projects have several servers to handle project tasks, which leads me to believe that we may be under-equipped.

We'll just have to play it by ear, I suppose.


APS had a KABOOM-Test to test the Server/Hardware... See here!
6) Forums : Technical Support : Pending Because Work Unit Remains "Unsent" (Message 1659)
Posted 30 Jul 2007 by Profile [B^S] BOINC-SG
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May I try to answer? Cosmology doesnt have that many users - 393 atm, many of them havent downloaded any of the available results/wu's...

So the answer might be simple: Because of low demand, the second result hasnt been sent yet.

Okay, its just a guess, but I'm sure a project official will answer if I'm wrong here!

Best regards, Steffen (aka Shai) :)