Can I force BOINC to report results?

Message boards : Number crunching : Can I force BOINC to report results?

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
Profile hedera
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 06
Posts: 73
Credit: 4,925,460
RAC: 334
Message 20259 - Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 19:23:10 UTC

I just joined rosetta@home, and everything seems to be working; the site can see my computer. I've actually finished the first two WUs, and they're sitting there marked "Ready to report", but the Report Deadline isn't until 7/21 at 10:54 PM. How do I force BOINC to report ahead of deadline? I'd think this would be a good thing.

-- hedera
--hedera

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

ID: 20259 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Jose

Send message
Joined: 28 Mar 06
Posts: 820
Credit: 48,297
RAC: 0
Message 20260 - Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 19:26:04 UTC - in response to Message 20259.  

I just joined rosetta@home, and everything seems to be working; the site can see my computer. I've actually finished the first two WUs, and they're sitting there marked "Ready to report", but the Report Deadline isn't until 7/21 at 10:54 PM. How do I force BOINC to report ahead of deadline? I'd think this would be a good thing.

-- hedera



Click the UPDATE button
ID: 20260 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Profile Dimitris Hatzopoulos

Send message
Joined: 5 Jan 06
Posts: 336
Credit: 80,939
RAC: 0
Message 20261 - Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 19:33:13 UTC

As Jose wrote, click "update".

Anyway, BOINC doesn't wait 2 weeks until WU deadline to report completed WUs, but it limits frequency of connections to the BOINC server(s) to the interval you define (in your user profile).

If you set it to e.g. 0.1days, then your BOINC client will connect to Rosetta@home's BOINC server every ~2hr to upload done WUs and download new WUs.

But you can force a connection anytime, hitting "update".
Best UFO Resources
Wikipedia R@h
How-To: Join Distributed Computing projects that benefit humanity
ID: 20261 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Profile Feet1st
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 30 Dec 05
Posts: 1755
Credit: 4,690,520
RAC: 4
Message 20265 - Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 20:55:34 UTC

Hedera, welcome to Rosetta! In general, it is best not to try and "force" BOINC to do things. It will take care of itself is almost every case. And so when first using it, let it do it's thing, and observe and learn why it does so.
Add this signature to your EMail:
Running Microsoft's "System Idle Process" will never help cure cancer, AIDS nor Alzheimer's. But running Rosetta@home just might!
https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/
ID: 20265 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote
Profile hedera
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 15 Jul 06
Posts: 73
Credit: 4,925,460
RAC: 334
Message 20273 - Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 22:26:30 UTC

Thanks, everyone, for your responses. As Feet1st suggested, I'm just not patient enough. I went away and did some laundry and got a haircut, and when i came back it had uploaded results. In fact, it seems to have uploaded more results than I remember having (?!), since there were two WUs in "Ready to Report" status when I left, and my results now show three in "Done" status. I've even found the Update button Jose mentioned, and learned still more about the BOINC client. You learn something every day...
--hedera

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

ID: 20273 · Rating: 0 · rate: Rate + / Rate - Report as offensive    Reply Quote

Message boards : Number crunching : Can I force BOINC to report results?



©2022 University of Washington
https://www.bakerlab.org