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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Previous user completed task after their deadline - should I abort (Message 47793)
Posted 349 days ago by David Ball
I aborted it. Thanks for the response.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Previous user completed task after their deadline - should I abort (Message 47790)
Posted 349 days ago by David Ball
Workunit 8537095

My machine is Computer 1305887

I got a WU after a previous user missed their deadline. A few hours after I received the WU, the previous user finished the task and it is now marked as completed for them. The WU has a validation state of pending. Since this task has max # of success results set to 1, should I abort the task?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Graphics Suggestion (Message 27598)
Posted 2801 days ago by David Ball
Thanks for all the great info everyone!!!

-- David
4) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Graphics Suggestion (Message 27568)
Posted 2802 days ago by David Ball
Good idea not to use the screensaver.

The graphics window already shows the countdown to the next trickle. You may need to type Z then 8 on the keyboard to reveal these details.


Uh, is it maybe something besides 8 ? That gives me the countdown to the next Checkpoint. There is space for another line between the \"progress\" line and the \"Next Checkpoint\" line, but I tried another few keys and none of the ones I tried put anything there.

Right now I go to the CPDN website and look at my account, but that probably places extra load on a busy server. Also, I\'m still on dial-up, because I\'m too far from town, so it means I have to be connected to the internet.

I\'ve just started using a hand calculator to take the current timestep and divide it by 25920 to get the number of trickles and the percentage of the next trickle that has been processed. That gives me some idea when I need to be online for the next trickle up.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Calculation of BS-rac. (Message 27554)
Posted 2802 days ago by David Ball
Willy calculates his own RAC, mainly because some projects don\'t let the RAC decrease the RAC for crunchers that stopped crunching.


Thanks for posting that Saenger. I had been trying to figure out why the points matched but the RAC was different. IIRC, the Rank is different also.

Thanks,

-- David

6) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC Graphics Suggestion (Message 27553)
Posted 2802 days ago by David Ball
I wanted to make the suggestion that some more info be added to the screensaver/Graphics. It would be nice to tell how many trickle messages have been sent and how many timesteps until the next trickle.


Note: I have my display power down so I don\'t use the screensaver part. I just hit the \"Show Graphics\" button in BOINC manager once in a while to see where things stand. I don\'t actually know if the screensaver displays something different.

Thanks,

-- David


7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Who do I tell I lost a workunit? (Message 23079)
Posted 3093 days ago by David Ball
It won\'t get marked on a person\'s account page as \'no longer running\' until the one year deadline. e.g. your model: 818028, which shows as: No reply.

You have to go to the \"Work unit ID\" page to see if it has been re-issued.
And this won\'t happen now with slab and sulphur models, as they are obsolete.



Thank you for clarifying that. I had lightning fry 2 computers (yes, they were on UPSs) and had a disk go bad on a third so it\'s been an interesting time getting all my BOINC projects straightened out.

Thanks,

-- David
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : Who do I tell I lost a workunit? (Message 23076)
Posted 3093 days ago by David Ball
When the server hasn\'t heard from a model for a few weeks, it\'s automatically labeled as lost, and marked for re-issue.



I don\'t think that feature is working for older workunits. I have a work unit whose last trickle (the tenth trickle) was 12 Sep 2005 and it\'s still marked as running. Result # 165616

It would be nice if there was a way for the trickle message to include a list of all CPDN workunits on the machine so some don\'t get lost.

-- David
9) Questions and Answers : Windows : Credit stopped increasing (Message 22624)
Posted 3129 days ago by David Ball
Any update on this? My last trickle shows on the CPDN website as timestep 155,520 (cpu time 684,309) but I\'m at timestep 238,327 (cpu time 1,065,290)and I\'ve seen several trickles sent but nothing shows up since that 27 Apr 2006 trickle.


WorkUnit: hadcm3lbm_08o1_05067372_0
Result ID: 5110568
Host ID: 412113

WinXP Pro - all patches current
BOINC 5.2.13

-- David
10) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : After adding CP to boinc on RHEL, all CP WU fail immediately (Message 7265)
Posted 3606 days ago by David Ball
I have a RHEL / CPanel system that's been running boinc (as a service) with just seti for months now. I've tried to add CP on more than one occasion and it will never run workunits.

I stop the service as root and "su /home/boinc" so that boinc will own all the new files created (just like I did when originally installing it and attaching seti).

Here's the output from an entire session where I tried to attach CP. ~ = /home/boinc

----- pasted text -----
boinc@n1 [~]# ./boinc_4.13_i686-pc-linux-gnu -attach_project
Enter the URL of the project: http://climateprediction.net
You should have already registered with the project
and received an account key by email.
Paste the account key here: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxkey
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [---] Starting BOINC client version 4.13 for i686-pc-linux-gnu
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [SETI@home] Project prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [http://climateprediction.net/] Project prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [SETI@home] Host ID is 203233
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [http://climateprediction.net/] Host ID not assigned yet
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [---] General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2005-01-11 05:18:00)
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [---] General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [SETI@home] Resuming computation for result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.118_0 using setiathome version 4.02
2005-01-12 03:51:54 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more
2005-01-12 03:52:03 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more
2005-01-12 03:52:03 [http://climateprediction.net/] Requesting 197055 seconds of work
2005-01-12 03:52:03 [http://climateprediction.net/] Sending request to scheduler: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi
2005-01-12 03:52:05 [http://climateprediction.net/] Scheduler RPC to http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi succeeded
2005-01-12 03:52:05 [climateprediction.net] Project prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
2005-01-12 03:52:09 [climateprediction.net] Started download of hadsm3_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu
2005-01-12 03:52:09 [climateprediction.net] Started download of hadsm3se_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
2005-01-12 04:24:17 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of hadsm3se_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
2005-01-12 04:24:17 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 1973 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 04:24:17 [climateprediction.net] Started download of hadsm3um_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
2005-01-12 04:28:34 [SETI@home] Computation for result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.118 finished
2005-01-12 04:28:34 [SETI@home] Starting result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 using setiathome version 4.02
2005-01-12 04:28:34 [SETI@home] Started upload of 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.118_0_0
2005-01-12 04:28:45 [SETI@home] Finished upload of 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.118_0_0
2005-01-12 04:28:45 [SETI@home] Throughput 182694 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 04:32:50 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of hadsm3_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu
2005-01-12 04:32:50 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 1987 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 04:32:50 [climateprediction.net] Started download of hadsm3data_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
2005-01-12 04:57:59 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of hadsm3um_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
2005-01-12 04:57:59 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 1987 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 04:57:59 [climateprediction.net] Started download of 2xpw_000158394.zip
2005-01-12 04:58:14 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of 2xpw_000158394.zip
2005-01-12 04:58:14 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 678 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of hadsm3data_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 2374 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [SETI@home] Pausing result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 (left in memory)
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] execv(../../projects/climateprediction.net/hadsm3_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu) failed: -1
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Starting result 2xpw_000158394_4 using hadsm3 version 4.04
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 2xpw_000158394_4 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 2xpw_000158394_4 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [climateprediction.net] Computation for result 2xpw_000158394 finished
2005-01-12 05:04:27 [SETI@home] Resuming result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 using setiathome version 4.02
2005-01-12 05:05:28 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more
2005-01-12 05:05:28 [climateprediction.net] Requesting 57475 seconds of work
2005-01-12 05:05:28 [climateprediction.net] Sending request to scheduler: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi
2005-01-12 05:05:31 [climateprediction.net] Scheduler RPC to http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi succeeded
2005-01-12 05:05:31 [climateprediction.net] Started download of 1xz2_100111610.zip
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of 1xz2_100111610.zip
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 4436 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [SETI@home] Pausing result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 (left in memory)
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] execv(../../projects/climateprediction.net/hadsm3_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu) failed: -1
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Starting result 1xz2_100111610_2 using hadsm3 version 4.04
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 1xz2_100111610_2 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 1xz2_100111610_2 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [climateprediction.net] Computation for result 1xz2_100111610 finished
2005-01-12 05:05:34 [SETI@home] Resuming result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 using setiathome version 4.02
2005-01-12 05:06:35 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more
2005-01-12 05:06:35 [climateprediction.net] Requesting 57475 seconds of work
2005-01-12 05:06:35 [climateprediction.net] Sending request to scheduler: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi
2005-01-12 05:06:36 [climateprediction.net] Scheduler RPC to http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi succeeded
2005-01-12 05:06:36 [climateprediction.net] Started download of 2x4y_000157633.zip
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of 2x4y_000157633.zip
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 3235 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [SETI@home] Pausing result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 (left in memory)
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] execv(../../projects/climateprediction.net/hadsm3_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu) failed: -1
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Starting result 2x4y_000157633_2 using hadsm3 version 4.04
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 2x4y_000157633_2 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 2x4y_000157633_2 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [climateprediction.net] Computation for result 2x4y_000157633 finished
2005-01-12 05:06:39 [SETI@home] Resuming result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 using setiathome version 4.02
2005-01-12 05:07:40 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more
2005-01-12 05:07:40 [climateprediction.net] Requesting 57475 seconds of work
2005-01-12 05:07:40 [climateprediction.net] Sending request to scheduler: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi
2005-01-12 05:07:41 [climateprediction.net] Scheduler RPC to http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi succeeded
2005-01-12 05:07:42 [climateprediction.net] Started download of 25vn_100121957.zip
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Finished download of 25vn_100121957.zip
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Throughput 4123 bytes/sec
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [SETI@home] Pausing result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 (left in memory)
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] execv(../../projects/climateprediction.net/hadsm3_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu) failed: -1
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Starting result 25vn_100121957_4 using hadsm3 version 4.04
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 25vn_100121957_4 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Unrecoverable error for result 25vn_100121957_4 (process exited with code 26 (0x1a))
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 minutes and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [climateprediction.net] Computation for result 25vn_100121957 finished
2005-01-12 05:07:44 [SETI@home] Resuming result 26mr04aa.577.2769.965922.122_0 using setiathome version 4.02
2005-01-12 05:08:45 [---] Insufficient work; requesting more
2005-01-12 05:08:45 [climateprediction.net] Requesting 57475 seconds of work
2005-01-12 05:08:45 [climateprediction.net] Sending request to scheduler: http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi
2005-01-12 05:08:46 [climateprediction.net] Scheduler RPC to http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc_cgi/cgi succeeded
2005-01-12 05:08:46 [climateprediction.net] Message from server: No work available (daily quota exceeded)
2005-01-12 05:08:46 [climateprediction.net] Message from server: No work available (daily quota exceeded)
2005-01-12 05:08:46 [climateprediction.net] No work from project
2005-01-12 05:08:46 [climateprediction.net] No work from project
2005-01-12 05:08:46 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 05:08:46 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication with project for 1 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds
2005-01-12 06:03:18 [---] Received signal 2
2005-01-12 06:03:19 [---] Exit requested by user


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Any suggestions as to what the problem is ? It's been several weeks since the last time I tried and I think there were different versions of the software then so it's not version specific.


I'm running the latest RHEL and CPanel. It's a server located at a datacentre in Texas on a 100Mbit vlan connection to the internet. The reason the downloads/uploads were so slow was that my default profile limits them because two of my other computers are on dialup. I've since increased the download limit in my default profile. BTW, isn't 26 (0x1a) the EOF character in ascii?

here's the current contents of the project directory

--- pasted text ---
root@n1 [/home/boinc/projects/climateprediction.net]# ls -l
total 16808
drwxr-xr-x 2 boinc boinc 4096 Jan 12 05:08 ./
drwxr-xr-x 4 boinc boinc 4096 Jan 12 03:51 ../
-rwx------ 1 boinc boinc 4850007 Jan 12 04:32 hadsm3_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu*
-rw------- 1 boinc boinc 4493630 Jan 12 05:04 hadsm3data_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
-rw------- 1 boinc boinc 3803380 Jan 12 04:24 hadsm3se_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip
-rw------- 1 boinc boinc 4010230 Jan 12 04:57 hadsm3um_4.04_i686-pc-linux-gnu.zip

--- end pasted text ---

Here's the contents of sched_request_climateprediction.net.xml

--- pasted text ---
root@n1 [/home/boinc]# cat sched_request_climateprediction.net.xml

[***hidden***]
85725
4
i686-pc-linux-gnu
4
13
68968.712258
0.200000
0.000000
home

[***hidden code key***]
.


http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/
http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
1105530154

3

60
2.0
2
60
5
35
1.0
65
100000
2000

[***hidden***]
[***hidden***]

0.997811
0.997811
0.997811


16132.698206
134398.815824


-21600
n1.[***hidden***]
[***hidden***]
<p>1</p>
<p>GenuineIntel</p>
<p>Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz</p>
<p>661577608.142494</p>
<p>1821286283.437677</p>
<p>1000000000.000000</p>
<p>0</p>
<p>0</p>
<p>0</p>
<p>1105246264.010157</p>
Linux
2.4.21-27.0.1.EL
1035595776.000000
131072.000000
2089177088.000000
17196134400.000000
11592237056.000000




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-- David Ball


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