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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Long running wu. (Message 67029)
Posted 2 Feb 2018 by Profile adrianxw
>>> First, the link posted does not seem to work?

It does not work anymore, it did when I posted it.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Long running wu. (Message 66947)
Posted 10 Jan 2018 by Profile adrianxw
I saw this wu...

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/workunit.php?wuid=1559573628

on my system. Normally, the jobs here run to completion in 5-6 minutes, but this one was 56% complete, not increasing, and had over a day of crunching time logged. I suspended and released it, the percentage done dropped and it started again running to completion quickly. You can see by the sent/returned dates that something weird happened. I've not noticed this before here, but it has certainly worried me, as I have the project on here, a system I do not look at much, it is simply a number cruncher.
3) Message boards : News : Server Update (Message 66826)
Posted 1 Dec 2017 by Profile adrianxw
This morning, I had several complete jobs waiting, so I did a "Report", an hour later, they were still there so I did a "Report" again. After five-six tries over an hour, they did "Report" and cleared.

Something completely trivial and almost certainly unrelated, but you did ask.

I've also had a couple of unable to validates recently, a new aspect.
4) Message boards : News : Bad Runs Over the Weekend (Message 66657)
Posted 20 Sep 2017 by Profile adrianxw
I am still receiving dodgy work units, this one...

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/result.php?resultid=2132050089

... arrived this morning, and did the 2 second fail effort.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Errors (Message 66621)
Posted 16 Sep 2017 by Profile adrianxw
Looks like another bad batch of work units. All that have arrived today have quickly failed. No new tasks set for now.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Percentage complete. (Message 66074)
Posted 3 Jan 2017 by Profile adrianxw
The current program SEEMS to be running okay, but I can see the percentage complete jumping up and down all over the place. Runs up to 20% drops to 5%, up to perhaps 35%, down again, sometimes many repetitions.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Aborted by user. (Message 65105)
Posted 5 Sep 2016 by Profile adrianxw
I looked at my results page and was suprised to find over 700 work units flagged as "Aborted by user". As far as I know, I have not aborted any, let alone 700+.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Fix For Truncated stderr.txt Files BOINC 7.6.6 (Message 63884)
Posted 18 Aug 2015 by Profile adrianxw
I have tried to download the newer BOINC version 3 times, each time, it failed with a generic failure message. I guess it will sort itself out after a while, I had not seen the problem anyway, so not a critical issue.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd errors. (Message 63455)
Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Profile adrianxw
Three more errors today, (in the last 12 hours), no new tasks set. I think the failures are happening when the system is restarted, an inconvenient, but necessary action for me right now.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd errors. (Message 63452)
Posted 23 Apr 2015 by Profile adrianxw
14 errors now. Some quick, others after considerable run time. Have not set no new tasks but will if this continues.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd errors. (Message 63443)
Posted 22 Apr 2015 by Profile adrianxw
Yes, I know, I hadn't thought it had been that long.

Error count up to 12 now.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd errors. (Message 63440)
Posted 22 Apr 2015 by Profile adrianxw
Won't let me edit.

I said seven, total has increased to nine now.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd errors. (Message 63439)
Posted 22 Apr 2015 by Profile adrianxw
In the past few days, I've had seven wu's error out. Oddly, four of them with exactly the same run time.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Multithreaded opt out. (Message 63136)
Posted 12 Feb 2015 by Profile adrianxw
>>> It doesn't really 'waste' them

When I see the Windows idle process running, there is computing power available that is not being used. Yes, it IS wasting them.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Multithreaded opt out. (Message 62130)
Posted 7 Aug 2014 by Profile adrianxw
Okay, done. I had assumed that multithreading would be a project wide setting, and hence, was looking in the wrong place.

For the curious, I wanted to get out of mt because it waste significant resources - I hate to see the Windows Idle Process "running" when I have loads of work for other projects waiting on the same machine. I dumped LHC's T4T project for the same reason.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Multithreaded opt out. (Message 62122)
Posted 6 Aug 2014 by Profile adrianxw
Just looked at my settings trying to find an opt out for the multithreaded wu's. couldn't find it. Where is it?




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