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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Mac NBody (4CPU) tasks hanging at 100% for hours until I suspend or abort (Message 63961)
Posted 1 Oct 2015 by Bill Michael
I've set the prefs to not give me any more N-body tasks, and given the lack of response from administrators, I'm going to go ahead and abort the two that have been hanging around. Maybe the project will give me some more of the ones that DO work, or maybe not. We'll see if it's worthwhile continuing this project or not. If their software is too buggy to produce decent results, there are too many other projects out there that do work and are doing useful science.

N-body hanging apparently was a problem back in June that was supposedly fixed - nothing from staff since then.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Mac NBody (4CPU) tasks hanging at 100% for hours until I suspend or abort (Message 63955)
Posted 28 Sep 2015 by Bill Michael
I gave each of mine another couple of hours of CPU, still hanging at 100% and never finishing. Hate to abort them, but while suspended, won't get any more Milkyway work! Any suggestions welcome…
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Mac NBody (4CPU) tasks hanging at 100% for hours until I suspend or abort (Message 63950)
Posted 24 Sep 2015 by Bill Michael
de_nbody_9_09_15_orphan_sim_0_1437561602_1028371_1 aborted by user

This one hadn't started. Have two that ran for 4 and 5 hours respectively, sitting at 99-100% for last couple of hours at least before I suspended them.

Don't mind getting "bad" tasks, that's the nature of BOINC, but when they take over my whole machine and prevent it from doing anything else…

Host is a MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz core i5 OSX 10.8.5 latest BOINC (this week). Other projects and other MilkyWay tasks completing fine.




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