1) Forums : General Topics : I REFUSE your gift (Message 8277)
Posted 30 Apr 2009 by caferace
Post:
I received 5.000 credit from the cosmology project, but I haven't crunched this project in the last months.
so I refuse these credit
I don't want to be paid for a work I haven't done

in my opinion, your decision to give 5000 credit to each partecipant, has been NOT fair with other BOINC projects and I think that decisions like this might undermine the reliability of the whole boinc community.

I would be glad to see my credit manually decreased
thank you very much

Ducati 749

But just think, another 500,000 and you could have acquired a Desmosedici! ;)

-jim

2) Forums : General Topics : 6000 new users in 1 day... (Message 8276)
Posted 30 Apr 2009 by caferace
Post:
whoops.wrong thread.
3) Forums : Technical Support : weird validation (Message 3595)
Posted 27 Oct 2007 by caferace
Post:
FWIW, I too have had several "too many success" results. These are pretty strange too, but subtly different:

http://cosmos.astro.uiuc.edu/cosmohome/workunit.php?wuid=564029
http://cosmos.astro.uiuc.edu/cosmohome/workunit.php?wuid=564234

-jim
4) Forums : General Topics : Poll: Do you think you're getting enough credits? (Message 2770)
Posted 17 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
Once the project is more stable (i.e. I don't have to cancel large batches of WUs without granting credit), I will probably lower the granted credit again. This won't happen for a while, though.


Thanks Scott. I think it's probably not at the top of the priority list, especially considering things aren't near to settled yet. I had a 27k+ secs WU on a 3.0 Ghz P4 today, and that's *just how things are* in Alpha mode.

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/result.php?resultid=1035211

-jim


5) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2688)
Posted 13 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
Was allowed to download one unit.

Then committed to other platforms started (3800 plus units according to server status page).

Started ok and seems to be crunching.



Update on mine is the same situation, even on the dual-core boxen.

-jim
6) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2686)
Posted 13 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:

My memory is faulty; I forget that this version of CAMB only has 5 output files, instead of 6 with the new version that I haven\'t released yet. Therefore, the template file is wrong.

Anyway, I corrected it. Let\'s see if this helps out.


OK, Scott. All my existing WU\'s were properly aborted. Now, I\'m getting no work from project messages on all my boxes. Example:

9/12/2007 7:17:48 PM|Cosmology@Home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
9/12/2007 7:17:48 PM|Cosmology@Home|Requesting 297534 seconds of new work
9/12/2007 7:17:53 PM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 601]
9/12/2007 7:17:53 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: No work sent
9/12/2007 7:17:53 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: (there was work but it was committed to other platforms)
9/12/2007 7:17:53 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 7 sec
9/12/2007 7:17:53 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: requested by project
9/12/2007 7:17:53 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 6 min 5 sec
9/12/2007 7:17:53 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: no work from project


cheers,

-jim
7) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2640)
Posted 12 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
OK the new work is there, some 16K plus.

However, I was only able to download one before getting the committed to other platforms message.


Same symptoms here as well. My "general preferences" for BOINC (set here) were to connect every .25 days. Not sure (and I don't think) that's what I normally had set, but it's a global setting that applies to all BOINC projects. I reset it to 1 day, and got pretty close to my usual WU allotment.

Scott might be a little gun-shy with new WU's right now. :)

-jim
8) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2635)
Posted 11 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
I too am getting 'No Work from Project' messages:

9/11/2007 12:17:09 PM|Cosmology@Home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
9/11/2007 12:17:09 PM|Cosmology@Home|Requesting 6208 seconds of new work
9/11/2007 12:17:15 PM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 511]
9/11/2007 12:17:15 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: No work sent


-jim
9) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2616)
Posted 10 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
I'm on it.


Thanks Scott. You must not be a foortball fan. ;)

I just checked my Opteron 175 / Win 32 XP Pro and it isn't getting work:

9/9/2007 5:52:09 PM|Cosmology@Home|Fetching scheduler list
9/9/2007 5:52:14 PM|Cosmology@Home|Master file download succeeded
9/9/2007 5:52:19 PM|Cosmology@Home|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work
9/9/2007 5:52:19 PM|Cosmology@Home|Requesting 173831 seconds of new work
9/9/2007 5:52:24 PM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 601]
9/9/2007 5:52:24 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: No work sent
9/9/2007 5:52:24 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: (there was work but it was committed to other platforms)
9/9/2007 5:52:24 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 7 sec
9/9/2007 5:52:24 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: requested by project
9/9/2007 5:52:24 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
9/9/2007 5:52:24 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: no work from project


cheers,

-jim
10) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2588)
Posted 9 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
Thanks, tutta...

On a side note, even though I am turning in lots of results per hour it appears that around the same time the 'no work' message started, results weren't being compared for completeness. My pending is rising rapidly, and a quick check through them confirms that results with two participants having completed them are not being validated. I did notice that the scheduler version number (I think?) seems to have incremented.

Something is broken. :)

-jim
11) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Discussion Thread (Message 2583)
Posted 8 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
** ALERT **

All my machines are currently getting no work from project messages.

-jim


NOTE: It doesn't appear to be CPU/OS specific, and the server status page says there are WU's available...

9/8/2007 3:43:58 PM|Cosmology@Home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user
9/8/2007 3:43:58 PM|Cosmology@Home|Requesting 41203 seconds of new work, and reporting 1 completed tasks
9/8/2007 3:44:03 PM|Cosmology@Home|Scheduler RPC succeeded [server version 601]
9/8/2007 3:44:03 PM|Cosmology@Home|Message from server: No work sent
9/8/2007 3:44:03 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 7 sec
9/8/2007 3:44:03 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: requested by project
9/8/2007 3:44:03 PM|Cosmology@Home|Deferring communication for 4 min 19 sec
9/8/2007 3:44:03 PM|Cosmology@Home|Reason: no work from project

^^ from AMD Opteron 175 w/ 32bit XP Pro

-jim
12) Forums : Technical Support : URGENT Problems Thread (Message 2582)
Posted 8 Sep 2007 by caferace
Post:
** ALERT **

All my machines are currently getting no work from project messages.

-jim
13) Forums : General Topics : CPU and O/S list as of 18 Aug, 2007 (Message 2470)
Posted 31 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
I was curious with the questions surrounding HR and so forth, just how many of what type of CPUs are out there.
The list from Boinc Stats (cleaned up and categorized):

AMD Processors Running Cosmology@Home
Intel Processors Running Cosmology@Home

O/S's Running Cosmo

Enjoy (or not).
PS- Don't shoot my if I grouped things wrong. For instance "I think" that Core 2 Duo's are mobile CPU, but that might not be the case- sorry.
PPS- I wish I could have done a list sorted by CPU + O/S, but I couldn't get my hands on that data.



Just out of curiousity, are you counting each core as a processor? The reason I ask, is because on your AMD page, you show 2 Dual CoreAMD Opteron(tm) Processor 175's, but I'm pretty sure that all those points were (are) mine.

http://cosmos.astro.uiuc.edu/cosmohome/show_host_detail.php?hostid=1464

-jim
14) Forums : Technical Support : No Work From Project- All Platforms (Message 2345)
Posted 26 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
Your Pentium D/Windows is dry? I still have two WUs run by one of my Pentium D/Windows boxes, that are *still* waiting for the wing man to be sent out:

http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=355786
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/workunit.php?wuid=355787


I just tried for work from my Pentium 805D box that has time handy. No work. Sorry, I tried.

jim
15) Forums : Technical Support : WU Resend/Pending Question (Message 2093)
Posted 18 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
* Beta testing comes after alpha testing. Versions of the software, known as beta versions, are released to a limited audience outside of the company. The software is released to groups of people so that further testing can ensure the product has few faults or bugs. Sometimes, beta versions are made available to the open public to increase the feedback field to a maximal number of future users.


Tell that to Google. :D

-jim
16) Forums : Technical Support : pending credits (Message 2053)
Posted 17 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
I forgot...

Has this project allowed multiple results from the same WU to go to the same user? I am not talking about to the same machine, which would open the door to cheating. But it would be a shame if waiting results are stagnant because willing machine are not allowed to receive them, due to the default server setting.


I believe a read something on the boards here about a user having that happen. So I think the answer is 'yes" Same user, diff machine is OK.

-jim
17) Forums : Technical Support : pending credits (Message 2051)
Posted 17 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
I haven't heard anything to the contrary. But what I'm talking about is some real public recruiting.


I think Scott wants to get the Progress % working first, then he's going to go Public, at least that's my take on it from a few Posts he's made ...


Poorboy, if you'd just double your crunching, we could get rid of al these pesky pending creds. C'mon. ;)

-jim
18) Forums : General Topics : Deja Vu all over again. (Message 1955)
Posted 11 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
"What happens in ATA, stays in ATA."

-jim
19) Forums : General Topics : Poll:How Many of You Own a Telescope? (Message 1945)
Posted 11 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
I need to move somewhere where light pollution isn't so bad. Granted, I could probably drive 30 miles to someplace "clean", but I'd much rather build a rooftop cupola to sneak into, beer in hand to play with the Perseids.

-jim
20) Forums : General Topics : Deja Vu all over again. (Message 1759)
Posted 5 Aug 2007 by caferace
Post:
double-post, dangit.

-jim


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