Posts by adrianxw

21) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta 4.0+ (Message 94361)
Posted 13 Apr 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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The post a couple back about memory, I fully concur. When I build a system, I always try to have at least 2GB per thread.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors (Message 93173)
Posted 3 Apr 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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>>> (the current recommended version is 7.4.22)

7.14.2.
23) Message boards : Number crunching : 0 new tasks, Rosetta? (Message 93094)
Posted 2 Apr 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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>>> sign up for WCG

I, and several others, left wcg about a year ago because of a series of incidents in their forums, it is absent from my machines now. I figured, however, I should crunch them again, at least while the current situation exists. So I tried... I cannot go in. I wanted to ask about this on the forum, it tells me I need to be logged in to post messages, at the top of the same screen is the "log out" poke point, I AM logged in, AND, I'm not!!!
24) Message boards : Number crunching : 0 new tasks, Rosetta? (Message 92934)
Posted 1 Apr 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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I also have no Rosettas on my machines. A couple of us, ("us" being BOINCers), have been trying to get articles in the current affairs programs on national television. Aim: to get BOINC more generally known. I have found that people are ignorant of its existance, and keen to join when they have found it. Perhaps some have been more sucessful than me, our principle stations have not even acknowledged receipt of my mails. They are, of course, short handed at the moment.

I would ALWAYS advise crunchers to have several projects connected to their machines, so they are not idle when an "emergency hump" occurs.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors (Message 92725)
Posted 31 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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I've had 5 crashes in the last couple of days, a 1 hour, a 2 hour, a 3 hour, a 6 hour and a 12 hour. All zero credit, so from another thread, I assume this means none of them actually did anything at all. All Rosetta's, not mini's.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92562)
Posted 29 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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Zip the required files for the job, and other files that may be useful for future jobs. Cruncher end task unzips and does whatis needed with the contents. A simple "what to do" text file would probably suffice.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92485)
Posted 28 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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What I guess it should do, is work unit zyyxzyzx has a download issue, okay, leave that one pending and start zyyxzyzx+1. It goes through, fine, issue with the old one, cancel it. If it sticks on the same file, flag that to the staff, and stop sending jobs with that file. It should be robust enough to see and act on enventualities such as this.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92479)
Posted 28 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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>>> f it can't download something, it should try something else, not just sit there.

+1
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92410)
Posted 27 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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Okay, good - I've not had that stall for a while, but it is alwas good to know that an actual fault was found.

Peter: closing word before you get the feeling that all is perfect here... we live about 2km from the town centre, and cycle to/from. On a bike, you are going slow enough to vere around potholes, but slow enough also that you notice how many there are. Last summer, all the equipment arrived and we thought "at last". Next day the equipment was gone, the potholes were still there, but the pavements were bright shiny and new!!!
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92401)
Posted 27 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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Following your mail, viz, roadworks, there are two kinds of roadworks. Example: number 16 needs a new gas pipe layed, the gas company almost certainly outsources the job to a contractor, who digs up the road, connects the pipes, fills the hole and maybe fixes the surface, it is quite possible they outsource the reparations to a sub sub contractor. My experience here is that it tends to work pretty well, the job is done quickly, the surface is repaired quickly. The other type of roadworks , as far as I can see, is when a road, in general, needs to be resurfaced. Again, outsourced to a contractor. This can be very disruptive on busy roads, but they seem to manage okay. There is a road along the East side of our estate which seemed to get resurfaced overnight. No real complaints actually - it works well.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92387)
Posted 27 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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>>> In Scotland, we have a phrase "jobs for the boys".

In Denmark, the vast majority of "jobs for the boys" type occupations are not operated by the councils now. They are contracted out to companies that bid for the work, the companies want the work, they want to be cheaper than the other companies to win, their employees have to work hard for low pay.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta 4.0+ (Message 92377)
Posted 27 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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Just an observation. I was getting the download problem almost daily on my machines, but have not had one for 5 days now.

What I can see in my task list, is a failure with insufficient memory, both machines, 4 core 8 thread, have 16GB with 90% use figures.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta 4.0+ (Message 92339)
Posted 26 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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I have had 4 wu's fail recently, 3 after about 40 minutes, the other about 3 hours. I have had more trouble with Rosetta this year than since the project started. I don't know if they have rushed new stuff through for the Corona virus, they might have done so.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92318)
Posted 26 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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I've no idea what a typical council employee does, my experience with them is waiting for things that were promised but which never materialize. When I left my last job, in 2008, I took BOINC off my desk computer, I expect a lot of software professionals that are aware of BOINC have it running on their development centre machines. Better than the "comic" screen savers that were popular at the time.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92255)
Posted 25 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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About a year ago, I tried to get DR, (Danmarks Radio - somewhat equivalent to the BBC in England), to put a spot in the after dinner current affairs program to tell people about BOINC. I am absolutely certain people would run it IF THEY KNEW ABOUT IT, which, sadly, is not the case. They did not reply, perhaps as a more "current newsworthy issue" is on the agenda, they might be more inclined to at least think about it.

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Just sent them a new mail, well, filled in the form on their website at least. It would be good if people in other countries did the same.
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36) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92168)
Posted 23 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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My concern is that I have the project in the portfolio of some machines that I look after at other sites that I don't see daily, one that I only see a few times a year. It is not the only project at these sites, so the risk of running empty is most unlikely. I tried to get the councils permission to put BOINC up on the general use computers in the local library but they refused because the guy in charge did not like the wording of the licence.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92160)
Posted 23 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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>>> increased my cache

That is a good idea, I might do the same, slightly, at least. I have quite a long run time set for work units, so a job tends to be around for a while.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92151)
Posted 23 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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>>> If I kill the stuck FILE the task never gets removed from task list on PC.

I have been aborting the transfer, thats all. The tasks list then shows the job that the file was associated with "download error". Interesting that you are seeing a difference there. I am running Windows 8.1 x64 with BOINC 7.14.2 (x64) - you?
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Stalled downloads (Message 92134)
Posted 22 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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I'm fairly sure I saw a "new server version" message a short while ago - might be significant if multiple projects are showing this symptom.

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Just seen another stuck download. Oddly, the files that I see "stuck" always seem to be really small... makes me wonder if some buffer is not being filled and an end point is either missing or not seen. Anyone seeing BIG files stuck?
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40) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors: rb_02_25_16883_16706_ab_t000__robetta_cstwt_5.0_xxxx (Message 92055)
Posted 18 Mar 2020 by Profile adrianxw
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9v1nm_gb_c3143_9mer_gb_001352_SAVE_ALL_OUT_892356_222_0

Similar to the last one I mentioned.


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