Posts by Jim Milks

1) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Rosetta's CPU time is off on a G3 iMac (Message 51695)
Posted 27 Feb 2008 by Profile Jim Milks
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More memory would definately be a good thing. It sounds like you are either waiting for memory to get any work done, or that there are other tasks running that need CPU. Rosetta runs at the lowest priority possible to allow other work to proceed as though it isn't there.


I went looking for whatever was taking CPU time via the Activity Monitor utility, as I didn't have any other applications running. Turns out a weather widget had crashed and (for some reason) was taking 45% of the CPU. Once I forced the widget to quit, Rosetta started running much faster.
2) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Rosetta's CPU time is off on a G3 iMac (Message 51693)
Posted 27 Feb 2008 by Profile Jim Milks
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More memory would definately be a good thing. It sounds like you are either waiting for memory to get any work done, or that there are other tasks running that need CPU. Rosetta runs at the lowest priority possible to allow other work to proceed as though it isn't there.


I went looking for whatever was taking CPU time via the Activity Monitor utility, as I didn't have any other applications running. Turns out a weather widget had crashed and (for some reason) was taking 45% of the CPU. Once I forced the widget to quit, Rosetta started running much faster.
3) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Rosetta's CPU time is off on a G3 iMac (Message 51655)
Posted 26 Feb 2008 by Profile Jim Milks
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I've recently set my 400 MHz G3 iMac to back to crunching on Rosetta work units after getting compute errors at Einstein. I've noticed that the CPU time runs very slowly. One second of CPU time takes 8-9 seconds of real world time.

As a result, a work unit that has been crunching since yesterday afternoon is claiming that it's only taken 1:35:19 of CPU time when it's actually been crunching for >13 hours.

Anyone have an idea what's going wrong? If it's just that a G3 iMac is too slow for Rosetta or has too little RAM (it only has 256 MB RAM), anyone know of a more suitable project for an old, slow Mac?

Thanks.
4) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Disappearing Work Unit (Message 34076)
Posted 4 Jan 2007 by Profile Jim Milks
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Look in the messages tab and copy and post all the info given just before to just after the uploading of the tasks



Here's the info. After reading the entire message tab myself, I think I see the problem: I never received the file for that WU to begin with. I have messages about every other WU I crunched yesterday, but s027__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom001__1463_15619_1 never appears in the messages. I wonder why Rosetta lists it under my computer. Oh, well--the server will error it out after I don't report it by the deadline--after all, you can't report what you never received in the first place.

Here's the messages for Rosetta from my machine:

Wed Jan 3 17:06:28 2007|rosetta@home|Resuming task s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom016__1456_11424_2 using rosetta version 543
Wed Jan 3 17:06:28 2007|rosetta@home|Resuming task s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom025__1456_44146_0 using rosetta version 543
Wed Jan 3 17:06:28 2007||Suspending network activity - user request
Wed Jan 3 18:43:17 2007||Rescheduling CPU: application exited
Wed Jan 3 18:43:17 2007|rosetta@home|Computation for task s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom016__1456_11424_2 finished
Wed Jan 3 18:43:17 2007|rosetta@home|Starting task s028__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom001__1461_33927_1 using rosetta version 543
Wed Jan 3 19:15:42 2007||Resuming network activity
Wed Jan 3 19:15:43 2007|rosetta@home|Started upload of file s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom016__1456_11424_2_0
Wed Jan 3 19:18:34 2007|rosetta@home|Finished upload of file s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom016__1456_11424_2_0
Wed Jan 3 19:18:34 2007|rosetta@home|Throughput 291 bytes/sec
Wed Jan 3 19:18:43 2007|rosetta@home|Sending scheduler request to http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta_cgi/cgi
Wed Jan 3 19:18:43 2007|rosetta@home|Reason: Requested by user
Wed Jan 3 19:18:43 2007|rosetta@home|Reporting 1 tasks
Wed Jan 3 19:18:53 2007|rosetta@home|Scheduler request succeeded
Wed Jan 3 19:25:08 2007||Suspending network activity - user request
Wed Jan 3 19:43:59 2007||Rescheduling CPU: application exited
Wed Jan 3 19:43:59 2007|rosetta@home|Computation for task s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom025__1456_44146_0 finished
Wed Jan 3 19:43:59 2007|rosetta@home|Starting task s026__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom011__1462_15856_1 using rosetta version 543
Wed Jan 3 21:51:19 2007||Rescheduling CPU: application exited
Wed Jan 3 21:51:19 2007|rosetta@home|Computation for task s028__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom001__1461_33927_1 finished
Wed Jan 3 22:40:05 2007||Rescheduling CPU: application exited
Wed Jan 3 22:40:05 2007|rosetta@home|Computation for task s026__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom011__1462_15856_1 finished
Wed Jan 3 23:09:33 2007||Resuming network activity
Wed Jan 3 23:09:34 2007|rosetta@home|Started upload of file s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom025__1456_44146_0_0
Wed Jan 3 23:09:34 2007|rosetta@home|Started upload of file s028__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom001__1461_33927_1_0
Wed Jan 3 23:11:39 2007|rosetta@home|Finished upload of file s023__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom025__1456_44146_0_0
Wed Jan 3 23:11:39 2007|rosetta@home|Throughput 315 bytes/sec
Wed Jan 3 23:11:39 2007|rosetta@home|Started upload of file s026__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom011__1462_15856_1_0
Wed Jan 3 23:12:02 2007|rosetta@home|Finished upload of file s028__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom001__1461_33927_1_0
Wed Jan 3 23:12:02 2007|rosetta@home|Throughput 348 bytes/sec
Wed Jan 3 23:12:16 2007|rosetta@home|Finished upload of file s026__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom011__1462_15856_1_0
Wed Jan 3 23:12:16 2007|rosetta@home|Throughput 1812 bytes/sec
Wed Jan 3 23:13:29 2007|rosetta@home|Sending scheduler request to http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta_cgi/cgi
Wed Jan 3 23:13:29 2007|rosetta@home|Reason: Requested by user
Wed Jan 3 23:13:29 2007|rosetta@home|Reporting 3 tasks
Wed Jan 3 23:14:49 2007|rosetta@home|Scheduler request succeeded
Wed Jan 3 23:18:27 2007||Suspending network activity - user request
5) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Disappearing Work Unit (Message 34058)
Posted 4 Jan 2007 by Profile Jim Milks
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I'm running Rosetta 5.43 on a 1.83 GHz Core Duo MacBook. I noticed that one of the WUs I reported five minutes ago is still listed as Server State "In Progress", Client State "New" (no credit, etc.) whereas the other two WUs I reported at the same time are both marked "Over" and "Done", respectively. Did the missing WU get lost on its way to the server? I noticed nothing out of the ordinary on my end--no error messages, upload was normal, etc.--and no longer see that unit listed in Tasks on the computer. Apparently, I did 3 hours of crunching for nothing.

Here's the details on the unit:

s027__BOINC_ABRELAX_NEWRELAXFLAGS_hom001__1463_15619_1
Result ID: 55302312
Work Unit ID: 47709401






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