1) Message boards : Technical Support : Feedback on Cosmology Re-Start (Message 7430)
Posted 11 Oct 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
Being loyal to the project I managed to get a few wu’s.
I crunched 2 successfully and were rewarded a disappointing 120cr as promised.
4h30m / wu / core on an over clocked (2.5) E2200.
This is worse than an old 1.6 Celeron on SETI!

If one look at the all recent events:
a) Risk of losing cr ( Over didn’t need)
b) Very low rewards
c) No feedback from admin
d) Bad management of the project - etc.
Then it is not worth the energy and effort to crunch here anymore.
So I will do the same as the other 95% - move to greener pastures.
Maybe I’ll be back if admin get their act (hopefully) together
2) Message boards : Technical Support : All Pending - \"Over Didn\'t need\" (Message 7355)
Posted 4 Oct 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
I had 46 pending units - some dated back to July
All gone with remark \"Over Didn\'t need Done\"
???
3) Message boards : General Topics : Welcome Anshul Kanakia (Message 7346)
Posted 2 Oct 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*


Good luck and don\'t hesitate to post anytime you have information to share or need specific help in testing or working on problems.


I agree- without feedback we feel like deserted children!
There are only a few survivors left but we’re all behind you.
“MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU” to bring this project back on its rails.

4) Message boards : Technical Support : 1 in 5 has no wingman assigned! (Message 7316)
Posted 25 Sep 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
I\'ve got 12 or 13 WUs that have not been sent to any wingman yet. I have about 16 pending WUs, so you can see what my ratio is.


Same here. \"Pending\" = 31 and \"unsent\" = 20
2 W/U (4921345 & 4923697) were completed in July!
5) Message boards : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 7244)
Posted 11 Sep 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*

MW is far off the average, they give ridiculous amounts of credit for their WUs.
This project has adjusted the credits towards the general average of BOINC, that\'s what I consider fair and fine.

If you don\'t care whether your credits represent what you crunched, and don\'t care aboit the science, go to those projects that grant as much as they can regardless of the crunchers efforts. If you like a fair competition and/or the science here Cosmo is just the right thing for you.


Then why are you hiding your credits at PS3GRID?
Don’t they “give ridiculous amounts of credit for their WUs”
With all due respect you sound like a spoiled brat.
Please say something constructive … or keep silent

6) Message boards : Technical Support : Test work? (Message 7198)
Posted 6 Sep 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
....... Just completed my first WU - granted 70 Credits.



Same here wu 4938695 granted 70 credit under 2.15
7) Message boards : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 6782)
Posted 27 Jul 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
Let’s face the facts:

Motor vehicles run on fuel.
Computers run on electrical power.
Human beings run on food.
Crunchers run on credits.

I agree 100% with Slicker’s post in “Why do you participate in Cosmology”

“I participate to further human knowledge of the universe. NOT!!! I crunch strictly for the credit.
Credit is all I get for the hundreds of dollars a year spent on electricity to power (and cool) my machines. So, when Cosmo drops from the top 3 BOINC projects for awarding credit, you will likely see me leave unless someone volunteers to subsidize my electric bills.”

Thanks for your honesty!

Next- Q
Why the big fluctuation in time for a w/u?

Wu_ ID 4912708 = 17059 secs. to complete
Wu_ ID 4916025 = 5851 secs. to complete
Both granted 70 credits on the same host
8) Message boards : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Thread (Message 6480)
Posted 11 Jul 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
Server Status @ 11 Jul 2008 16:31:12 UTC = 118378 Workunits waiting for validation

Server Status @ 11 Jul 2008 20:57:18 UTC = 114267 Workunits waiting for validation

Going down @ +- 1k / hour
114k remain = 114 hours = 4 days +

???
9) Message boards : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 6174)
Posted 13 May 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
Getting massage:

2008/05/13 09:41:26 PM|Cosmology@Home|Restarting task wu_051208_203621_8_3 using camb version 212
2008/05/13 09:41:26 PM|Cosmology@Home|Restarting task wu_051208_203449_34_3 using camb version 212
2008/05/13 09:41:27 PM|Cosmology@Home|Task wu_051208_203621_8_3 exited with zero status but no \'finished\' file
2008/05/13 09:41:27 PM|Cosmology@Home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
2008/05/13 09:41:27 PM|Cosmology@Home|Task wu_051208_203449_34_3 exited with zero status but no \'finished\' file
2008/05/13 09:41:27 PM|Cosmology@Home|If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.

Rebooted - detatched twice> same error message
This is on a AMD 4200+ box With WinXP
All workunits issued 051208 do this
Aborted all wu before the 13 th
Workunits issued on 051308 seems to run OK
Intelbox (e2200) runs OK but all workunits downloaded is 051308

Same on Intel box
10) Message boards : Technical Support : No stats update ? (Message 6143)
Posted 12 May 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
\"I talked to the trees, but they won’t listen to me\"
Please feed your children!
An army can\'t fight on an empty stomach
Wandering of to greener pastures
Detaching
Bye for now!
11) Message boards : Technical Support : Longer WU ? (Message 6009)
Posted 26 Apr 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
I noticed my \"Ave. work done\" is dropping - some WU now taking twice as long to run
12) Message boards : Technical Support : Status update re: Validator? (Message 5744)
Posted 4 Apr 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*

I am not sure what you want,


I was engaging in the sing-along that was proposed...

Guess they\'ll do something eventually...

Didn’t you read the the headlines
” Aliens abduct scientists “
… I wonder who it could be?
13) Message boards : Technical Support : Upload/Download Server Problems (Message 4749)
Posted 25 Jan 2008 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
I just detached and re-attached wih BAM but still get errors:

2008/01/25 08:06:04 AM||Contacting account manager at http://bam.boincstats.com/
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Account manager: BAM Host-ID: 32025
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Account manager contact succeeded
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Attaching to http://www.cosmologyathome.org/
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||General prefs: from http://bam.boincstats.com/ (last modified 25-Jan-2008 08:04:32)
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Host location: home
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Reading preferences override file
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when active to 930.40MB
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Preferences limit memory usage when idle to 1022.42MB
2008/01/25 08:06:05 AM||Preferences limit disk usage to 4.66GB
2008/01/25 08:06:13 AM|http://www.cosmologyathome.org/|Master file download succeeded
2008/01/25 08:06:18 AM|http://www.cosmologyathome.org/|Sending scheduler request: Project initialization. Requesting 1 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
2008/01/25 08:06:23 AM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 1 new tasks
2008/01/25 08:06:23 AM|Cosmology@Home|You used the wrong URL for this project
2008/01/25 08:06:23 AM|Cosmology@Home|The correct URL is http://cosmologyathome.org/
2008/01/25 08:06:23 AM|Cosmology@Home|Using the wrong URL can cause problems in some cases.
2008/01/25 08:06:23 AM|Cosmology@Home|When convenient, detach this project, then reattach to http://cosmologyathome.org/

Time displayed is GMT +2
Is the url fixed in BAM?
14) Message boards : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Thread (Message 3972)
Posted 19 Nov 2007 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*

Just tried to upload - still same fault:

2007/11/19 10:32:03 AM|Cosmology@Home|[error] Error on file upload: Server is out of disk space
2007/11/19 10:32:03 AM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed upload of wu_110807_170022_0_0_5: transient upload error
15) Message boards : Technical Support : xml stats not updating ? (Message 3913)
Posted 17 Nov 2007 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
Stats now updated
Thanks
16) Message boards : Technical Support : xml stats not updating ? (Message 3911)
Posted 17 Nov 2007 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
I think I\'ve got it working. Running it as a task via the config.xml file never seems to work for me, but running it as a cron job seems to work just fine.[/quote]
BAM stats for Cosmo still the same as before the crash. BAM\'s Last incremental update:
2007-11-17 06:24:31 GMT show no changes in stats
17) Message boards : General Topics : Cosmology@Home credit discussion (Message 3277)
Posted 16 Oct 2007 by Profile Copycat-Digital for WCG*
I agree 100% with Conan
Now do this. It will make your eyes roll!
Open BOINC manager and look at a cached “ready to start” wu at the bottom and note the “To completion” time.
Come back in a few hours and look at the “To completion” time again for the same wu. ???
On my old PC (2.8 Celeron) this time increased from 03:28 to 06:42 in one day and the average time to complete a wu from 3hours to 6 – 9 hours. (A Pentuim II can produce more than 50 points in 9 hours crunching any other project)

I’m enabeling “No new tasks”, wait for cache to run dry, revert back to my old project and “Roll my eyes”.
Maybe Scott can give the real explaination for this. I understand this is an Alpha project but JRenkar rolling his eyes won’t solve this bug
P.S. I also reboot about once a week at most.