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1) Message boards : Number crunching : How badly did I get screwed? (Message 51718)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Conan
I don't have any A10 or similar CPUs but I have the older Phenom II type CPUs and to give you an idea of their run times on a couple of different models here they are (they run at 3.2 GHz standard clock, running Linux Fedora 16 64 bit)

This is quoted RUN Time, CPU Time is often quite a bit less,

MOSES II Landsurface Scheme around 1,008,800 seconds (280 Hours)

MOSES II and TRIFFID Europe around 1,004,000 seconds (279 Hours)

Coupled Model Full Resolution Ocean from 1,230,000 to 1,550,000 seconds (341 to 430 Hours)

I currently have 2 MOSES II and TRIFFID models running and they are

192 Hours at 67% with 92 Hours to go
242 Hours at 83% with 47 Hours to go

This at least will give you an idea as to what to expect, I am hoping that as you have much more recent chips then the times will be a lot lower, I am hoping this as I will have to update soon myself.

2) Questions and Answers : Windows : CPDN gone from Project tab after crash (Message 51646)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Conan
Rather than re-attach to the project, which might cause multiple host instances, just try stopping BOINC, closing it then restarting it. You should not need to reboot but as it may be a driver issue then perhaps a reboot will sort everything out.

3) Message boards : Number crunching : credit anomaly MOSES_eu vs MOSES_global 25% for eu? (Message 51621)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Conan
Does anyone know if this credit error was corrected?

I am not keen to run this WU I have just downloaded for 1,000,000 seconds only to find I am getting a 5th of the credit I should be getting for this WU type.

4) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Multiple CP task management (Message 51410)
Posted 46 days ago by Profile Conan
Are you sure that your preferences are set to use 100% of CPU and to use all 2 cores available?

If it is not on 100% then BOINC sees the 1000 hour work unit as more important and throws most resources at that problem.

5) Questions and Answers : Windows : why does my anti-virus program think "hadam3p_afr_7.22_windows_intelx86.exe" is malware? (Message 51409)
Posted 46 days ago by Profile Conan
I found for TrendMicro, that the web-reputation service is causing the problem.
The web-reputation service doesn't allow a download from the download share you are using for the boinc program files like "hadam3p_afr_7.22_windows_intelx86.exe".
The project program files are created, but only contain the info text from web-reputation service.

Will try to post the web-reputation message from file tonight.

I was having TrendMicro block a number of Climate models. I was able to check under threats what was blocked and then allowed for this to be excluded from now on, also sent of information to TrendMicro that these are false positives.

All now working OK.

6) Message boards : Number crunching : credit anomaly MOSES_eu vs MOSES_global 25% for eu? (Message 51374)
Posted 52 days ago by Profile Conan
I noticed that the credit awarded is exactly the same as the other (non-MOSES) Europe work unit type, so perhaps they have just got it mixed up.

17791628 9545343 17 Jan 2015 5:09:11 UTC 6 Feb 2015 18:15:18 UTC Completed 1,004,026.51 888,650.10 2,389.90 2,389.90 UK Met Office HadAM3P and HadRM3P model with MOSES II and TRIFFID Europe v7.01

17635813 9423239 8 Jan 2015 11:02:12 UTC 14 Jan 2015 4:05:09 UTC Completed 313,293.72 216.84 2,389.90 2,389.90 UK Met Office HadAM3P-HadRM3P Europe v7.23

7) Message boards : Number crunching : credit anomaly MOSES_eu vs MOSES_global 25% for eu? (Message 51371)
Posted 53 days ago by Profile Conan
I have now reported one of these work unit types, and am seeing the same issue.

The MOSES (Global Only) type I reported last year gave 10,064.32 credits, the Europe model gives just 2,191.17 credits for a similar run time.

I wont be doing any more of these as the return is not really worth it (7 cr/hr).

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Is "Invalid Theta Detected" always due to bad work units? (Message 51358)
Posted 55 days ago by Profile Conan
Well they are still happening as I just had about 6 fail over the last day with this error, they run for about 21 minutes then fail.
All are new work units not ones from last October.

This is on a Windows XP 32 Bit machine.

9) Message boards : Number crunching : HadCM3 short errors (Message 51327)
Posted 63 days ago by Profile Conan
Your failures all are for work units that were made back in Sept '14 and a few from Oct '14, no one has been able to run these work units they are faulty. The successful ones you have run come from Jan '15.

We seem to have to wait till they all cycle through the system to get rid of them.

I have been getting similar errors.

10) Message boards : Science : Climate change in the News (Message 51326)
Posted 63 days ago by Profile Conan
Australia temperatures rising faster than rest of the world: official report

Australia faced a rise in temperature of potentially more than 5 degrees celsius (41 degrees fahrenheit) by the end of the century, an increase that would outpace global warming worldwide, the country's national science agency said on Tuesday.

NB: A rise of 5 degrees C is 9 degrees F. It is not an absolute temperature. Some journalist needs to go back to school.

Scary stuff if proven true. Things do seem to be a bit warmer than when I was younger, but then here on the east coast of Australia that is subjective, we had 35 degrees C on Sunday (2 days ago) and yesterday (Monday) we had 19 degrees C. This is in the middle of an Aussie summer, very weird.

The journalist was sort of close, as going from a starting point of Zero degrees C you get 32 degrees F and 9 degrees F plus the 32 gives 41 degrees F. That person has just twisted around how the 9 degrees F was applied, probably to sensationalise the article, truth has never gotten in the way of a good story, it is usually just pushed to the side.


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