Posts by dduggan47

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta Just swamp my computer (Message 98952)
Posted 11 Sep 2020 by dduggan47
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I can't cope with the memory problem either. Before I was sure what the culprit was my machine twice totally locked up for several minutes and I had to cold boot. I'll check back at some point but NNT for now. Sigh.
2) Message boards : News : Outage notice (Message 97390)
Posted 14 Jun 2020 by dduggan47
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Look at Sid Celery's post just a few posts ago.


Thank you.
3) Message boards : News : Outage notice (Message 97382)
Posted 14 Jun 2020 by dduggan47
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I'm seeing exactly the same thing. The last contacted listed for my Android device (3824869) was 5/31/20. It's been trying to upload results since then to no avail.

The device (a phone) has internet connectivity with all other sites I've tried and my two Windows machines, using the wi-fi, are having no issue.
4) Message boards : Cafe Rosetta : Project communication failed (Message 96949)
Posted 31 May 2020 by dduggan47
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I think some humor may have been overlooked there....


I'm guessing you're in my advanced age group. I got your ancient joke. It's been decades since I heard it. :-)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta 4.1+ and 4.2+ (Message 96289)
Posted 9 May 2020 by dduggan47
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Thanks for your help, Raistmer.


Am I right in assuming that BOINC will eventually figure this out? In the meantime, what's my best move? Abort all that won't make it? Abort only the unstarted? Let them all go until BOINC figures it out?

Thanks.


This project (instead of SETI you familiar with) allows to reduce lenght of already received tasks.
Best option for your host is to set them to minimal possible length anfd then gradually increase as long as you don't miss deadline.

This can be done in project options here:


https://clip2net.com/s/47qBO85

As you could see I have 2 different sets of options - for powerful hosts (big task length) and for netbooks/smartphones (short length, 4 hours per task currently)


This seems counterintuitive. Wouldn't I be better off to increase the expected length and then (I hope) run them in less time than to decrease the time and risk not making the deadlines?

P.S. You need to update project settings (update project from BOINC) and then restart BOINC client itself to update already downloaded tasks length. Newly downloaded will be of new length already.




I changed the expected times before reading your note but did it the opposite way as I described above. I can redo that if you advise that it would work better, even though I can't say I understand why. I also aborted anything that didn't look like it was going to make the deadline.

After seeing your post I stopped and restarted the BOINC client. This seemed to increase the expected times by a lot more than my change on some (but not all) running tasks but had little or no effect on unstarted tasks.

In my decades of running BOINC on around 40 different projects I've never run into this problem before. I'm finding it quite confusing. OTOH I was decades younger then too. Age tends not to reduce confusion! :-)

Thanks again.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Rosetta 4.1+ and 4.2+ (Message 96271)
Posted 8 May 2020 by dduggan47
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I apologize for asking a question that's probably already been asked and answered but, despite having been running BOINC since the early days (and SETI before BOINC existed), I'm not always sufficiently technical to follow all the details discussed here.

My problem is that I'm getting many tasks which get "timed out - no response". For a while I was trying to look ahead and abort a lot of tasks, started and unstarted, which weren't going to finish by the deadline. I gather though that that might not be my best strategy for resolving this.

On one machine a couple of days ago I changed the "store at least" and "... additional" to 1 day and 0.25 days respectively, but on the other box I forgot and didn't make that change until today. At the moment I have 3 running tasks on the 1st machine that will not make it. On the other machine it's 12 running and about that many more which haven't started yet but won't make the deadline.

Am I right in assuming that BOINC will eventually figure this out? In the meantime, what's my best move? Abort all that won't make it? Abort only the unstarted? Let them all go until BOINC figures it out?

Thanks.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 93417)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by dduggan47
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A bank I have an account with though suggested a a day and a half ago that I download a security app
Yeah, that'll do it too. Some AV programmes also have a nasty habit of deleting BOINC Tasks as they download because they don't like the look of them, or think the programme's behaviour is supicious.
Glad you got it sorted.


If you're ever in my neighborhood (MA, USA), PM me and I owe you a beer!
I'm one of those very rare Aussies that don't drink. But a Coke (original i think they are over your way) would hit the spot.
:-)

Although it's going to be quite a while before international travel is on the cards for the average person again.


You got a deal. My email is my username on gmail. :-)

- Dick
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 93415)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by dduggan47
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A bank I have an account with though suggested a a day and a half ago that I download a security app
Yeah, that'll do it too. Some AV programmes also have a nasty habit of deleting BOINC Tasks as they download because they don't like the look of them, or think the programme's behaviour is supicious.

I use the Windows Defender AV program, available free from Microsoft if you have a sufficiently recent version of Windows.

It does not have that nasty habit.

However, a Google search for where to download it gave only three sites, none of which will currently respond.


Thanks. I already have McAfee as part of Verizon's security package which has other pieces. The thing the bank wanted me to install (and which I foolishly did instal) was Easy Solutions. That should have been a clue. NOTHING is EVER easy!

- Dick
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 93338)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by dduggan47
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With your computers hidden it's pretty much impossible to offer any useful advice.
A quick Google comes up with that in the past that error has been associated with older BOINC Manager versions & invalid Certificates, in those cases upgrading to a more recent BOINC version sorted it out. In others it has been due to an incorrectly set clock (wrong year), or the proxy they are using causing issues, but whether or not any of that applies to you, i've not got the slightest idea.


Thank you, Grant.

The BOINC version is the latest and greatest and my clock is fine. I don't use a proxy ... or didn't think I did. A bank I have an account with though suggested a a day and a half ago that I download a security app so, foolishly, I did. I uninstalled it and all seems to be fine.

If you're ever in my neighborhood (MA, USA), PM me and I owe you a beer!

- Dick
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 93334)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by dduggan47
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I'm replying to myself because, while there seem to be a lot of people having trouble getting work, nobody else seems to be getting the 400 error. This is happening on only one of the two machines I have and that machine is having no trouble with the other projects I've tested. (I'm running Rosetta exclusively now except for those tests.) This problem started suddenly yesterday or possibly the day before. It had been working fine.

I've rebooted to no avail. The only other thing I can think of to try is to reset the project. I'm reluctant to do that for fear of losing the 41 (at this point) tasks listed as "Ready to Report".

If anybody has any advice I'd appreciate it. If not, tomorrow morning (it's late where I am now) I'll go for the nuclear option and reset.

Thanks.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 93254)
Posted 3 Apr 2020 by dduggan47
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When I update Rosetta I get the following in the log:

4/3/2020 1:48:45 PM | Rosetta@home | Reporting 28 completed tasks
4/3/2020 1:48:45 PM | Rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
4/3/2020 1:48:47 PM | Rosetta@home | Scheduler request failed: Error 400

The 28 reported tasks remain in my queue as "Ready to Report".

I'm not having this problem on other projects. Is it me or Rosetta?

Edit / PS: Thanks to the moderator who moved this to the proper forum.






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