1) Forums : Technical Support : No work for platform (Message 6241)
Posted 30 May 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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After project had been working extremely well for about a week now, I am having difficulty getting consistent work now.


Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 10:57:48 AM 5501 Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 179644 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 10:57:58 AM 5502 Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 10:57:58 AM 5503 Message from server: No work sent
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 10:58:58 AM 5504 Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 194400 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 10:59:18 AM 5505 Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 10:59:18 AM 5506 Message from server: No work sent
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 11:00:18 AM 5507 Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 194400 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 11:00:53 AM 5508 Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
Cosmology@Home 5/30/2008 11:00:53 AM 5509 Message from server: No work sent
2) Forums : Technical Support : No work for platform (Message 6196)
Posted 15 May 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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My observations over the last 24+ hours is that the project is working perfectly. My hosts are uploading and downloading work exactly as the client is asking. Results are being validated. Stats are exporting. Web page loading is fast. Life is grand! Good work Scott. Maybe a little \"news\" post as to what you did to fix all these issues would be a good read for us techies.
3) Forums : Technical Support : No stats update ? (Message 6161)
Posted 13 May 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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I wonder which scenario causes more angst with the Cosmo crunching community:

1) Not getting any work to crunch from the project. Or,

2) Getting work, have your CPU spend time crunching, reporting but getting no stats exporting so that your RAC drops...

For me, its #1 since in time the stats will flow and I will get a big bump....

4) Forums : Technical Support : No work for platform (Message 6140)
Posted 12 May 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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The server status page tells all....there is no work to send as the work generator is not creating any.



Sorry to disagree, Jeff, but the server status page is showing green lights for all components of the project and 200+ wu\'s ready to be sent. Now, there may really be an issue with the work generator but it sure as heck isn\'t telling us that on the server status page. Do you have access to a \"non-public\" status page that has differing info?
5) Forums : Technical Support : No work for platform (Message 6134)
Posted 12 May 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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David,
what happened to my computer was very similar (it was also just attached to C@H); perhaps is a matter of waiting a few hours?



My 6 hosts have been members here at C@H for over 7 months now and I am getting the same message as your machines. Worked flowed pretty well 2 days ago, I received more work than I had in the prior 7 days. Now I am getting the \"no work sent\" message. At least that\'s a different message than the more annoying \"there is work but not for your platform\" message.

This project has had serious stability issues for about a month now and is slowly coming back to life. If you are new to this project, you will definitely want to be connected to other projects as well so that your cpu stays warm... best wishes...
6) Forums : Technical Support : No work for platform (Message 5987)
Posted 21 Apr 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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Cosmology still has no file \"robots.txt\" in the root, that puts additional load on the database. A recommended sample is in the BOINC SVN checkout under html/user/sample_robots.txt



p.s.: Cosmology does have a \"sample_robots.txt\" in the root - but that doesn\'t help so much, better rename it to \"robots.txt\" :-)

p.p.s.: Another possible point of trouble would be the server time, it seems to be late by 1 hour.


Two nice suggestions that should be relatively easy to implement if only the admin would still be posting that they are reading these forums. In particular, the search engines scouring the site could be putting enormous load on the server which could lead to the performance issues. I wonder if they even know that the \"sample_robots.txt\" file isn\'t doing it\'s intended job???
7) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 5789)
Posted 5 Apr 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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Are you kidding?

If you haven\'t noticed, this project way over grants credit. Personally I don\'t care if they do or don\'t, but all the \"credit whores\" flock to projects like this one and don\'t care so much about the problems as long as they eventually get their over-inflated credits.

I\'m no fan of trying to create a false parity between projects, but if this project granted in the same range as most of the other projects, they might have 3 or 4 computers crunching for them.

This project is proof positive that the staff can suck, but as long as they overgrant credits, they\'ll get the resources they need and can treat the \"donors\" any way they want.


@Xaak: sad but true, this project is as popular as it is solely because of the high credits granted (when working!) IMHO. The science may sound good in theory but obviously the dev\'s aren\'t interested in keeping their project running in a consistent manner.
8) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 5651)
Posted 1 Apr 2008 by Brian D from Georgia
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This is a good sign! The WU\'s in the validator queue are finally starting to drain. As of this posting, the number was 43,882. That number had been steadily increasing the last 3 days but crested a couple hours ago and is now receding.