Posts by fractal

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Minirosetta 3.73-3.78 (Message 79578)
Posted 21 Feb 2016 by fractal
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2/20/2016 2:07:57 AM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini needs 57220.46 MB RAM but only 6842.83 MB is available for use.


Maybe it's time to remove "mini" from the app name... ;-)

On the serious side, considering that most PCs are still sold with 8GB or less, maybe creating another app name for this type of work would indeed be a good idea, so that only people who have much RAM can activate it in their profile while others won't be stopped from getting work (if that can't be solved in another way).


I decided to buy another of my favorite brand of computers yesterday. They didn't offer any with more than 32 GB that fit my other requirements.

You generally need server class hardware to get more than 32 GiB of memory. <begin wry humor>And, since the project shuts you down if you fail for ANY work unit, you need 60 GiB of RAM per core. That's 240 GiB for a quad core. You can get that with AMD Opterons or Intel Xeons using registered ECC RDIM's. This is not a viable approach for most volunteers.<end wry humor>

That aside, I had to manually update 8 stuck machines yesterday. I was about to say that I didn't have to restart any today but just found one on a 20 hour backoff. Fortunately I increased my buffer from a half a day to a full day to give me time to find them before they run dry.

Oh, and why is it called "mini rosetta?" See https://www.rosettacommons.org/content/what-minirosetta
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Minirosetta 3.73-3.78 (Message 79570)
Posted 20 Feb 2016 by fractal
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Two of my systems have started intermittently falling into 'project backoff' for 10-40 hour periods after getting this message in the logs (If I go and do a manual 'request new tasks' they successfully get more tasks but I noticed because their work queues dry out:


2/20/2016 2:07:54 AM | rosetta@home | Reporting 5 completed tasks
2/20/2016 2:07:54 AM | rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
2/20/2016 2:07:57 AM | rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/20/2016 2:07:57 AM | rosetta@home | No work sent
2/20/2016 2:07:57 AM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini for Android is not available for your type of computer.
2/20/2016 2:07:57 AM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini needs 57220.46 MB RAM but only 6842.83 MB is available for use.


Is this perhaps a result of higher 'memory requirements' attached to some of those jobs? If so, no worries, I'll just keep an eye on it until that batch finishes :)


I found two of my machines in that state this morning and several yesterday.

2/19/2016 5:54:25 PM | rosetta@home | Computation for task rb_11_07_60457_104894__t000__0_C1_beta_nov15_cart_fa_wt_0.40_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_327108_852_1 finished
2/19/2016 5:54:25 PM | rosetta@home | Starting task rb_02_18_60756_107222_ab_stage0_t000___robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_10_15_329934_9_0
2/19/2016 5:54:28 PM | rosetta@home | Started upload of rb_11_07_60457_104894__t000__0_C1_beta_nov15_cart_fa_wt_0.40_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_327108_852_1_0
2/19/2016 5:54:33 PM | rosetta@home | Finished upload of rb_11_07_60457_104894__t000__0_C1_beta_nov15_cart_fa_wt_0.40_SAVE_ALL_OUT_IGNORE_THE_REST_327108_852_1_0
2/19/2016 5:56:48 PM | rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
2/19/2016 5:56:48 PM | rosetta@home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
2/19/2016 5:56:48 PM | rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
2/19/2016 5:56:50 PM | rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/19/2016 5:56:50 PM | rosetta@home | No work sent
2/19/2016 5:56:50 PM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini needs 57220.46 MB RAM but only 6922.61 MB is available for use.
2/19/2016 5:56:50 PM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini for Android is not available for your type of computer.
2/19/2016 5:56:50 PM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini needs 9536.74 MB RAM but only 6922.61 MB is available for use.

That machine had 18 hours of backoff when I found it this morning. it still had one work unit running out of four cores.
2/20/2016 3:04:19 AM | rosetta@home | Computation for task foldit_2001101_s003_fold_and_dock_SAVE_ALL_OUT_328024_8728_0 finished
2/20/2016 3:04:19 AM | rosetta@home | Starting task TL_QTS_S_nuc_elbow_0072_0328_0047_0006_0487_0021_0997_0006_1669_0001_1503_0001_fold_SAVE_ALL_OUT_326891_2874_0
2/20/2016 3:04:21 AM | rosetta@home | Started upload of foldit_2001101_s003_fold_and_dock_SAVE_ALL_OUT_328024_8728_0_0
2/20/2016 3:04:26 AM | rosetta@home | Finished upload of foldit_2001101_s003_fold_and_dock_SAVE_ALL_OUT_328024_8728_0_0
2/20/2016 3:24:47 AM | rosetta@home | Computation for task rb_02_17_62203_107217_ab_stage0_t000___robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_03_09_329939_184_0 finished
2/20/2016 3:24:47 AM | rosetta@home | Starting task FFD__adba9af95181d2f6c2e74c99f922bf95_abinitioDocking_16_02_12_21_37_globalDocking_7_SAVE_ALL_OUT_330008_6_0
2/20/2016 3:24:50 AM | rosetta@home | Started upload of rb_02_17_62203_107217_ab_stage0_t000___robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_03_09_329939_184_0_0
2/20/2016 3:24:57 AM | rosetta@home | Finished upload of rb_02_17_62203_107217_ab_stage0_t000___robetta_IGNORE_THE_REST_03_09_329939_184_0_0
2/20/2016 4:05:08 AM | rosetta@home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
2/20/2016 4:05:08 AM | rosetta@home | Reporting 2 completed tasks
2/20/2016 4:05:08 AM | rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
2/20/2016 4:05:11 AM | rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
2/20/2016 4:05:11 AM | rosetta@home | No work sent
2/20/2016 4:05:11 AM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini for Android is not available for your type of computer.
2/20/2016 4:05:11 AM | rosetta@home | Rosetta Mini needs 57220.46 MB RAM but only 5670.64 MB is available for use.

This machine was completely out of work when I found it at the same time with over 24 hours of backoff. It got work as soon as I manually refreshed the project. My priority 0 backup project was not getting work either, but that never seems to work..
2/20/2016 7:10:56 AM | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
2/20/2016 7:10:56 AM | Universe@Home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
2/20/2016 7:10:56 AM | Universe@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (job cache full)
2/20/2016 7:10:59 AM | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed


I don't mind not getting a work unit that needs 60 GiB of RAM but please don't refuse to give my meager machine more bite sized work just because of that.






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