Posts by shanen

41) Message boards : Number crunching : No work (Message 88557)
Posted 26 Mar 2018 by Profile shanen
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Looks like they're working on it now. One of my machines got some fresh tasks, but by the time I got to this computer (which was shut down for lack of work), they'd apparently stopped sending tasks. The server status page now shows tasks ready in both places, but this machine can't get any.
42) Message boards : Number crunching : No work (Message 88549)
Posted 26 Mar 2018 by Profile shanen
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It is no mystery. The server status says no "Unsent" jobs.
https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/server_status.php

Maybe they will be at work shortly, West Coast time.


What are you writing about? Every time I've checked, there have been plenty of jobs ready to send. Here's the current value from the same status page you referred to (and which I referred to):

Tasks ready to send 18125

Aha, Now I see you're referring to "Unsent" farther down the server status page, and my new question is "What are the 18,125 tasks that are ready to send?"
43) Message boards : Number crunching : No work (Message 88531)
Posted 26 Mar 2018 by Profile shanen
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Basically another ditto post, though I note in addition that the server status appears nominal. I guess I should also note that I've noticed it on Windows 10 and Linux, but the Mac appeared to be receiving tasks as usual.

At least they seem to have stopped with the 3-day tasks. Also the Message boards seem to be working okay today... Such a fiasco the last time I tried to report a problem.
44) Message boards : Number crunching : Please stop sending tasks with 3-day deadlines (Message 88441)
Posted 7 Mar 2018 by Profile shanen
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Is it safe to use the Message Boards yet? Still remembering last week's fiasco festival and wondering what was wrong with this website... Thank goodness for not caring much, eh?

Anyway, the 3-day-deadline tasks are back to raising their usual havoc. If you REALLY need to send that artificially urgent stuff and given that it's a lot of hassle to abort them, can't you at least get them to checkpoint properly?

Hmm... Actually I could just adopt the defensive tactic of nuking 3-day tasks on sight during the download phase... No major loss on my end that way. Time for an experiment: How many 3-day units do I have to nuke before bakerlab starts sending tasks with normal deadlines?
45) Message boards : Number crunching : More Rosetta@home bugs (Message 88390)
Posted 28 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Hmm... Didn't even see these other stuttered threads. Most of the mess ought to be cleared up, but I can't even see the way to delete this one.

I was going to comment on an apparent problem with the Abinitio tasks, but on second thought it doesn't seem to be worth that much effort.
46) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88380)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Nope, the long report did not make it here. Some kind of illegal characters in that report?

Let me try a minor tweak of the bizarre sort?

Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck
47) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88379)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Nope, the long report did not make it here. Some kind of illegal characters in that report?

Let me try a minor tweak of the bizarre sort?

Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck
48) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88378)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Finally! Success!

Apparently a website bug related to the length of that report of the first two problems. Nearly overwhelmed by the third bug in the website.

Today's grand conclusion is that computers and their bugs are stubborn, but sometimes I'm more stubborn.
49) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88377)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck percentage in the "Progress" column. (Another annoyance is the different ordering of those columns on various machines, and that one is a Linux box with the %
50) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88376)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck percentage in the "Progress" column. (Another annoyance is the different ordering of those columns on various machines, and that one is a Linux box with the %
51) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88375)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck percentage in the "Progress" column. (Another annoyance is the different ordering of those columns on various machines, and that one is a Linux box with the %
52) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88374)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck percentage in the "Progress" column. (Another annoyance is the different ordering of those columns on various machines, and that one is a Linux box with the %
53) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88373)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Okay, the first half made it... Now let's try the second half...

...do anything? I went off muttering to myself.

This morning the stuck task is running as though nothing funny has been going on. The Progress is now over 80% and the Remaining is showing an apparently normal value over 1 hour. Most interestingly, the 28 hours of the Elapsed time has been reset down to some 7 hours, and it is counting up.

Apparently nothing to see there? Just buggy software.

Just checked a Windows 10 box. I wanted to shut it down last night for my wife's convenience this morning, but it had two tasks with over two hours of elapsed time since the last checkpoint... Buggy, buggy software.
54) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88372)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Nope, the long report did not make it here. Some kind of illegal characters in that report?

Let me try a minor tweak of the bizarre sort?

Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck percentage in the "Progress" column. (Another annoyance is the different ordering of those columns on various machines, and that one is a Linux box with the "Remaining" column in an especially less prominent place.)

So I suspended that task and let another one start running. So far, so good, just as expected. Then I resumed the long task, and even though it was getting close to its deadline, nothing happened. Not as expected. The imminent deadline task should restart right away. Apparently the BOINC Manager regarded it as finished after all? But it did not upload or do anything? I went off muttering to myself.
55) Message boards : Number crunching : Please stop sending tasks with 3-day deadlines (Message 88371)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck percentage in the "Progress" column. (Another annoyance is the different ordering of those columns on various machines, and that one is a Linux box with the %
56) Message boards : Number crunching : Please stop sending tasks with 3-day deadlines (Message 88370)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept staring at the increasing time in the "Elapsed" column and the stuck percentage in the "Progress" column. (Another annoyance is the different ordering of those columns on various machines, and that one is a Linux box with the %
57) Message boards : Number crunching : More Rosetta@home bugs (Message 88369)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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If at third try you don't succeed, change your direction and try again. Here's the longer description of the bug I was trying to report in the other thread (when the website bug blocked it). I figured out a third way to recover it:

Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept star
58) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88368)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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Hmm... So now I've been able to post several times as long as I don't include the full report of the original problem. Some computers are like that?

Let me post this reply and then add the long report as a reply to this one?
59) Message boards : Number crunching : More Rosetta@home bugs (Message 88367)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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If at third try you don't succeed, change your direction and try again. Here's the longer description of the bug I was trying to report in the other thread (when the website bug blocked it). I figured out a third way to recover it:

Update on that sick task, though mostly I don't want to spend more time than needed "supporting" any BOINC project with my actual thinking time...

The stuck task accumulated over 28 hours of running time and was obviously making no progress. I should have noticed that the "Remaining" field was blanked as though it had already finished, but I kept star
60) Message boards : Number crunching : Recovered the bug report, but... (Message 88366)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile shanen
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For reasons unknown, the website keeps rejecting the full report. I do have a copy here, but when I try to publish it on the Rosetta website, the connection gets broken for reasons unknown apart from very buggy software.


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