21) Forums : Technical Support : Comments on Fixed Credit System (Message 705)
Posted 2 Jul 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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My 3800x2 usually runs a work unit for around 25-30 minutes each or (1400-1600 cpu seconds). Although there are some that are less at around 600-700 cpu seconds. Perhaps going to a timestep crediting process would work better ? Something like every X amount of cpu time, The user is credited X amount of credit. I would think this would be fair as far as amount of time a person or cpu runs each work unit ?

G^R
22) Forums : Wish list : Thoughts on longer, check-pointed WUs (Message 689)
Posted 2 Jul 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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I personally would rather see work units that are more uniform with each other, i.e. in or around an hour each as the ceiling for them. This is basically just a personal preference as acme said, I tend to be a micro-manager with BOINC, And so like to actually see something happening with the work units, As opposed to the longer ones that just sit there for hours on end. I think it depends really on the users, As with some you have users that are using Pc's that are maybe checked once a day or similar, Just to make sure there is work on them for the next 24 hours or so. With them the preference would be longer work units. I would say IMO., that for the users main pc at home that they use/crunch on, They would rather smaller ones based on the opposite reason as they check on it often to see its status, And thus probably like seeing quicker turn arounds and or results.

What a really dislike is projects that send out work units that can be 30 minutes to 30 hours without knowing beforehand which one you will get, Those projects I generally stay away from as being in the minority, I do turn my pc off at night occasionally(Thus also love checkpointing), And always feel like I am "stuck" with this long running monster that ties up my one core for alot longer than expected. Especially when you don't know how long it will run at all such as some of those Nano's.

Regardless checkpointing is a useful tool no matter who long the work units are, Especially when you have to factor in the BOINC Client itself will usually switch over after a predetermined amount of time to another projects work unit based on the users own preferences for the amount of time before switching, And also the Resource Share that the user has set up for each project. The default is usually an hour I believe for the client to switch over and so if there is no checkpointing at that point, Then the work unit is lost.

Again this is just my own personal feelings on BOINC and what projects I do tend to crunch on, As of now my Pc farm is only one dual core as my other slower p4 is unavailable as of now, And really of not much help when it is online as it is an ME. :( But as has been said, This is your ballpark to run as you see fit that works best with you/your results. Whether its a 3 inning game, Or a 9 inning one. hehe But for me the 20/30 minute ones a great. :)

Regards
G^R
23) Forums : Technical Support : Server Error encountered (Message 653)
Posted 2 Jul 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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No worries Scott, Happens to all of us one way or another hehe. Keep up the good work !!

Regards
G^R
24) Forums : Technical Support : Server Error encountered (Message 606)
Posted 29 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Getting this error as of now:

6/29/2007 6:28:55 PM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler RPC succeeded
6/29/2007 6:28:55 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: Server can't open log file (../log_cosmos/cgi.log)
6/29/2007 6:28:55 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 1 hr 0 min 0 sec
6/29/2007 6:28:55 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: project is down

G^R
25) Forums : Technical Support : Invalid results (Message 605)
Posted 29 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Nope, Have a good one !

Thanks,
G^R
26) Forums : Technical Support : Invalid results (Message 589)
Posted 29 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Any chance of going to either an average for credits or middle credited wu, Versus the lowest of them as it is now ? It seems the linux version is somewhat faster than the windows, Causing similar results here: 142972, This might had been addressed elsewhere, Sorry if so. :)

G^R
27) Forums : Technical Support : Server Error encountered (Message 548)
Posted 28 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Thanks Scott, All systems go again. :)

G^R
28) Forums : Technical Support : Server Error encountered (Message 517)
Posted 28 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Yep, Add me to the list:

6/28/2007 1:29:36 AM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Started upload of file wu_062707_090612_0_0_1
6/28/2007 1:29:37 AM|Cosmology@Home|[error] Error on file upload: can't open log file
6/28/2007 1:29:37 AM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Temporarily failed upload of wu_062707_090612_0_0_1: transient upload error
6/28/2007 1:34:00 AM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler request failed: HTTP file not found
6/28/2007 1:34:05 AM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: Server can't open log file (../log_cosmos/cgi.log)

G^R
29) Forums : Technical Support : Memory leaks? (Message 340)
Posted 23 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Yea, I also have the same error on many of the latest work units crunched lately. Seems to be an issue that started with application version 1.16, As the ones I had run before that version (1.11) didn't have the memory leak message.

G^R
30) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 290)
Posted 20 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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All have been validated now, Thanks Scott !

G^R
31) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 284)
Posted 20 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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I am sure you are aware of this as the camb validator is not running, But I myself have 19 wu ready to be validated as well as the others do too I'm sure. Sorry for stating the obvious LoL ... But ya never know.
32) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 272)
Posted 19 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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I do believe that some of those zero credited work units for me, Might be due to the lack of checkpointing itself. As if I dont leave cosmo as the only project running, And or download some work from another project and those start running and suspend the cosmo's, I imagine that might be the cause of a few of the zero's, But thats just a guess. :)

G^R
33) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 269)
Posted 19 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Well, At least I have been getting some work units, Even if they are zero credits hehe. ALthough not sure why that is as its been like that since I started here. Weird

G^R
34) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 253)
Posted 18 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Thanks Scott, Downloads working fine now. :)

G^R
35) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 246)
Posted 18 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Im not able to get any work at all due to the following errors, Although it shows that the server is up and operating normally with 406 wu to send out ?

6/18/2007 1:19:45 PM|Cosmology@Home|Requesting 17280 seconds of new work
6/18/2007 1:19:50 PM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler RPC succeeded
6/18/2007 1:19:50 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: Project encountered internal error: shared memory
6/18/2007 1:19:50 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 1 hr 0 min 0 sec
6/18/2007 1:19:50 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: project is down
6/18/2007 1:21:15 PM|Cosmology@Home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
6/18/2007 1:21:15 PM|Cosmology@Home|Requesting 17280 seconds of new work
6/18/2007 1:21:20 PM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler RPC succeeded
6/18/2007 1:21:20 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: Project encountered internal error: shared memory
6/18/2007 1:21:20 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 1 hr 0 min 0 sec
6/18/2007 1:21:20 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: project is down


G^R
36) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 229)
Posted 15 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Yes, I will grant some credit for those WUs that were incorrectly invalidated. It will have to wait until next week, though.


No problems, Not worried about the credits just wanted to let you know about the errors. :)

Cheers
G^R
37) Forums : Technical Support : Errors (Message 226)
Posted 15 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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I also have around 21 wu's listed as pending, With Zero showing in the pending credit screen. And have around 11 wu's with a 0.00 credit given, Although they all were marked as successful.

G^R
38) Forums : Technical Support : New Work Units (Message 191)
Posted 13 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Latest batch I ran worked fine, Out of wu's right now to test. :(
39) Forums : Technical Support : New Work Units (Message 177)
Posted 13 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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Hmm, Not sure. The server shows no work units available to send, So maybe its one of those times where my client tried to get more work, Just as it ran out and so then gives that error ? Just a guess. ;)

G^R
40) Forums : Technical Support : New Work Units (Message 172)
Posted 13 Jun 2007 by Profile [B^S] Gamma^Ray
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I did just run into this error when trying to download new work :

wu = 75361

6/13/2007 7:27:42 AM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Started download of file params_061207_175007_0.ini
6/13/2007 7:27:43 AM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Finished download of file params_061207_175007_0.ini
6/13/2007 7:27:43 AM|Cosmology@Home|[file_xfer] Throughput 30210 bytes/sec
6/13/2007 7:27:43 AM|Cosmology@Home|[error] MD5 check failed for params_061207_175007_0.ini
6/13/2007 7:27:43 AM|Cosmology@Home|[error] expected 8b28fa2230f3685e9847190a9b5fdd2d, got 6fc73e7843a90d0eb3af46d55c6ba7a4
6/13/2007 7:27:43 AM|Cosmology@Home|[error] Checksum or signature error for params_061207_175007_0.ini
6/13/2007 7:27:44 AM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
6/13/2007 7:27:44 AM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: Unrecoverable error for result wu_061207_175007_0_7 (WU download error: couldn't get input files:<file_xfer_error> <file_name>params_061207_175007_0.ini</file_name> <error_code>-119</error_code> <error_message>MD5 check failed</error_message></file_xfer_error>)


As of now just getting no work from project.

G^R


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