Posts by Chris Jenks

1) Message boards : News : Outage notice (Message 99358)
Posted 21 Oct 2020 by Chris Jenks
Looking at the Server Status and it shows 0 for Unsent work units- probably why none of us have received anything new. As to why it's 0....

Have any of you stopped to think that maybe, just maybe, there isn't any work left to do? The scientists are all on the labwork section? We're helping them do science, part of it. It's not the end of the world when work runs out. There are other projects you can do aswell. World Community Grid does similar stuff.

I did think of that. But the server status says,

Tasks ready to send 28139
Tasks in progress 432083

I hope what that means is that our jobs will resume shortly.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems and Technical Issues with Rosetta@home (Message 88911)
Posted 16 May 2018 by Chris Jenks
I have recently started running Rosetta on two cell phones using the Android version of BOINC. I thought things were working well but started noticing an excessive number of newly started tasks and started keeping track. What I am finding is that the "Elapsed time" for the tasks, and the percent complete, randomly decreases for the tasks, causing them to take much longer to finish than I would expect half way through. For example, task ab_12_01__vall_2011_1pgxA_vall_2011_9mers_3mers_535141_18556_0 currently shows elapsed time of 4:25:52 and % complete of 80.8%, but an hour ago this same task was shown with an elapsed time of 4:29 and 80.8% complete - it went backwards despite an hour of work. Is there anything I can do besides finding another project?

Edit: I just noticed in the event log that the computation was suspended due to being on battery. My phone charges using Qi wireless, which causes it to cycle between 100% and 99% annoyingly. The suspension this cycle causes may be causing data loss. I should also mention that I greedily ran all four cores - maybe fewer will fix the errors.

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