New Separation Modfit Version 1.36
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Profile Jake Weiss
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Message 62499 - Posted: 6 Oct 2014, 20:22:15 UTC
Last modified: 8 Oct 2014, 14:02:47 UTC

Hey Everyone,

I released a new version of Separation Modfit today (v1.36). If you have any issues with it please post them here.

Thank you for your continued support,

Jake W.

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Message 62500 - Posted: 7 Oct 2014, 0:02:30 UTC

Sorry Jake.

I am getting exactly the same result as with V1.34. Immediate (0.00 sec CPU time) fail as a computational error, reporting:

(unknown error) - exit code -1073741515

My computer is a Dell XP machine with a 2-core Intel CPU, and no GPU. So far, no ModFit task under 1.34 or 1.36 has even looked as though it might run.

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Message 62505 - Posted: 7 Oct 2014, 18:09:08 UTC


I have been running (modified-fit) off and on for the past 30 days or so stopping because of high error rates, and restarting each time new versions appeared. Unfortunately, v1.36 doesn't seem any better than the previous versions (v1.32 & v1.34). Currently I'm running ~6% VALIDATE ERROR rate over the past 20 hours. I checked the top 100 Hosts to see if anyone else was having a problem. Most of the top 100 hosts use the HD 7970 card with the driver identified by BOINC as 1.4.1848 as do I. I found that the only ones that were not realizing a significant VALIDATE ERROR % rate were those not running MOD-FIT. Without exception it seems that everyone is having a problem with VALIDATE ERRORs. I also made another observation that may or may not be related to another recently identified problem. The top Hosts running MOD-FIT also have a large number of COMPLETED, CAN'T VALIDATE tasks. A lot of these will ultimately validate, but some of these probably won't. Here we find that a number of these tasks have been downloaded to other Hosts only to be ABORTED BY USER. Further research of these hosts shows that in some cases, literally thousands of tasks have been manually aborted by the user. And its not just one or two Hosts that show such behavior - with very little effort I've identified at least a dozen. Since I can't for the life of me posit a sane motive for such behavior, I'm guessing it may be frustration over the errors volunteers are currently experiencing. (O.K., maybe not.) At any rate, could you please fix this. Last month at this time I had an RAC rating of ~325000. Now its barely 200,000 and falling. At 325000 I felt I was contributing to the effort. Now I'm starting to feel like an outsider.

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