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Message 63598 - Posted: 15 May 2015, 22:56:45 UTC
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Per Project Scientist Sidd:

It seems that it is only occurring for people with windows. The other platforms seem to be running ok. We had some trouble getting the binaries for windows in order to release, I am thinking something went wrong there, as none of the windows runs are passing. I took down the Windows version for now until I figure it all out.


If you are a Windows user please abort all N-body tasks and go into Preferences and uncheck "MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation" for now.

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Message 63599 - Posted: 15 May 2015, 23:29:09 UTC - in response to Message 63598.

Thanks for the update.
I wondered why after 7hrs (overnight) a task was 100% complete but not being processed.
This was usually tying up 3 of 4 CPU cores :/ so other tasks weren't being started.
I've now aborted the NBody tasks.

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Message 63601 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 0:20:29 UTC
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Can't you abort them server-side, and then also instruct the server software not to resend them to Windows users?
That'd be the best approach, if you're not doing that already.
Edit: I just checked, and it looks like you are still issuing them to Windows users. I hope you can change that.

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Message 63602 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 1:37:57 UTC

If are a Windows user, please go into Preferences and uncheck "MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation" for now.
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Message 63603 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 8:53:33 UTC

A task takes more than 32 hours running. Is normal? Thanks

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Message 63604 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 9:54:52 UTC - in response to Message 63603.

A task takes more than 32 hours running. Is normal? Thanks

If it's a Windows Nbody task, it's broken. But then, it's normally broken.

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Message 63608 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 17:06:31 UTC

Hey All,

I apologize for the silence. I am looking into the problem. We had issues with getting the windows version ready for release, and I believe something went wrong in the process. I ran those binaries on windows and they seemed to have worked properly at the time. However, it seems that no windows runs are working. The other versions of the code are ok so far and I am getting results on my end.

If you have nbody running and stalled abort it for now. I deprecated the windows version of the app but I believe some may still be sent out before it is completely down.

This was an unexpected problem with the binaries as they worked on our end, and I apologize for the issues you are having and the frustration incurred. Please be patient, as we are working on the issues.

Thanks,
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Message 63609 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 20:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 63598.

There is no "MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation" checkbox in Preferences. There isn't even a Preferences. There is a Tools -> Computing Preferences dialog box. Should I be looking elsewhere?

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Message 63610 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 20:55:16 UTC - in response to Message 63609.

There is no "MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation" checkbox in Preferences. There isn't even a Preferences. There is a Tools -> Computing Preferences dialog box. Should I be looking elsewhere?

Yes, you should be looking at your project preferences page on this website. Go there via your account page, or follow this link:

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/prefs.php?subset=project

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Message 63611 - Posted: 16 May 2015, 20:56:41 UTC
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There is no "MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation" checkbox in Preferences. There isn't even a Preferences. There is a Tools -> Computing Preferences dialog box. Should I be looking elsewhere?


Yes. You need to look at the web preferences of a project, in order to enable/disable applications for any/all of your venues (default/home/school/work).

So, for MilkyWay, you'd go to:
http://milkyway.cs