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Message 58029 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 4:35:58 UTC
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Some of my slower computers and their GPU's still have GPU work units to process, however my faster computers are all out - CPU work units only.

An 'Update' or 'Do network communication' does not remedy my lack of GPU work units to process. I checked the server status page and everything appears OK. If this is me, I'm not seeing it.

Thanks! :)
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Message 58030 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 4:44:11 UTC

Occasionally a GPU work unit comes in on one of my dual GPU machines, it's crunched, uploaded and then nothing. Again, an 'Update' or 'Do network communication' does not download new GPU work units. Is MilkyWay@Home actually out of GPU work units for participants to process?
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Message 58032 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 7:34:45 UTC

And everything is OK again. Funny.
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Message 58033 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 11:30:51 UTC - in response to Message 58032.  

And everything is OK again. Funny.


All but one of your pc's is running the latest version of Boinc, is the one not updated the one having problems by chance?
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Message 58037 - Posted: 27 Apr 2013, 15:53:43 UTC - in response to Message 58033.  

That computer has been moved to another project and no longer updates to MilkyWay@Home. This morning, all seems well. :)
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Message 58042 - Posted: 28 Apr 2013, 11:30:11 UTC - in response to Message 58037.  

That computer has been moved to another project and no longer updates to MilkyWay@Home. This morning, all seems well. :)


Sounds like by talking about a fix Boinc realized we were serious and got its act together on its own! I LOVE those kinds of 'fixes'!
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Message 58616 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 16:51:37 UTC

How are things looking for June 10/2013? My machines are running out (or are out) of GPU WU's to crush. Any idea when there will be a resolve to this shortage?

Thanks!
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Message 58619 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 18:09:33 UTC - in response to Message 58616.  

Looks like no more work units period. GPU or CPU. What's up guys?
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Message 58620 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 18:15:52 UTC - in response to Message 58619.  

6/10/2013 12:14:12 PM | Milkyway@Home | update requested by user
6/10/2013 12:14:15 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
6/10/2013 12:14:15 PM | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and ATI
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks sent
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for MilkyWay@Home
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for Milkyway@Home Separation
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for the applications you have selected.
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Message 58629 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 20:41:36 UTC - in response to Message 58620.  

6/10/2013 12:14:12 PM | Milkyway@Home | update requested by user
6/10/2013 12:14:15 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
6/10/2013 12:14:15 PM | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and ATI
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks sent
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for MilkyWay@Home
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for Milkyway@Home Separation
6/10/2013 12:14:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for the applications you have selected.


What version BOINC client are you using? What applications do you have selected for the project to send?
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Message 58632 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 20:53:38 UTC

Win7 x64, BOINC 7.0.64, All projects selected
I've since changed my selection back to BPR5 only.

Thanks,
Steve

Startup messages:

6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.64 for windows_x86_64
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Data directory: D:\ProgramData\BOINC
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Running under account xxxxx
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt syscall lm vmx tm2 pbe
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Memory: 5.99 GB physical, 23.96 GB virtual
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Disk: 97.69 GB total, 87.07 GB free
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7870/7950/7970 series (Tahiti) (CAL version 1.4.1741, 3072MB, 3032MB available, 8064 GFLOPS peak)
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | CAL: ATI GPU 1: AMD Radeon HD 7850/7870 series (Pitcairn) (CAL version 1.4.1741, 2048MB, 2008MB available, 4608 GFLOPS peak)
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | CAL: ATI GPU 2: AMD Radeon HD 7700 series (Cape Verde) (CAL version 1.4.1741, 1024MB, 984MB available, 2880 GFLOPS peak)
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7870/7950/7970 series (Tahiti) (driver version 1124.2 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2), 3072MB, 3032MB available, 8064 GFLOPS peak)
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 1: AMD Radeon HD 7850/7870 series (Pitcairn) (driver version 1124.2 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2), 2048MB, 2008MB available, 4608 GFLOPS peak)
6/10/2013 3:22:23 PM | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 2: AMD Radeon HD 7700 series (Cape Verde) (driver version 1124.2 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2), 1024MB, 984MB available, 2880 GFLOPS peak)


and here is where I detached and reattached ...

6/10/2013 4:14:19 PM | Milkyway@Home | Detaching from project
6/10/2013 4:14:30 PM | | Fetching configuration file from http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/get_project_config.php
6/10/2013 4:14:47 PM | Milkyway@Home | Master file download succeeded
6/10/2013 4:14:52 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Project initialization.
6/10/2013 4:14:52 PM | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and ATI
6/10/2013 4:14:54 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
6/10/2013 4:14:54 PM | Milkyway@Home | No tasks sent
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Message 58642 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 21:50:58 UTC - in response to Message 58629.  
Last modified: 10 Jun 2013, 21:51:41 UTC

What version BOINC client are you using? What applications do you have selected for the project to send?


As you can clearly see if you care to click my profile, I'm running 7.0.64. I run everything EXCEPT for N-Body work units as they are ridiculous.

All my computers are sitting idle. If this doesn't get resolved soon, I'm going to find a new project and move to it pronto.

I find this hilarious since no one seems to be doing anything to resolve this. I have many, many, many machines running BOINC projects. The eleven assigned to Milkyway@Home are all idle. My average is going down and I'm not happy. The rest of my machines doing "other" BOINC projects are happy.
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Message 58645 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 21:59:01 UTC - in response to Message 58642.  

I work in IT. I have for over a decade. If a server side issue like this was present with any of my clients, and I didn't resolve it right away, I would be instantly replaced with someone capable of resolving the issue(s).
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Message 58647 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 22:08:22 UTC - in response to Message 58645.  

A few of my machines are starting to download work units -- all good things. Thank you.
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Message 58650 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 22:24:30 UTC - in response to Message 58647.  

Mind you, they are GPU work units for my AMD video cards only. I do not use nVidia cards on Milkyway@Home.

AMD GPU WU - OK
CPU WU - Nothing since 10am my time.

Currently, it's 4:24PM my time.
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Message 58652 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 22:42:07 UTC

Any idea what caused this catastrophic malfunction? What steps are you guys taking to prevent these issues from arising in the future?
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Message 58655 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 22:54:18 UTC - in response to Message 58652.  
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Any idea what caused this catastrophic malfunction? What steps are you guys taking to prevent these issues from arising in the future?


We needed to update the BOINC server code due to a security issue. The version of the BOINC server code we had been using was a few months out of day, so in making the change a bunch of things broke, as the BOINC server code is being constantly updated.

To make matters worse our old version of the BOINC server code had a few hacks in it to get things to work, so we had to port those over, or swap out our hacks for stuff in the main BOINC codebase now.

Was a lot messier than expected, but now that we're back up to date with the server code things should be good for awhile.

You need to recognize that both MilkyWay@Home and extent BOINC are actively developed research projects, and most of the work is done by myself (and I am not even at RPI anymore) and students at RPI. We don't have full time IT people getting paid to support these projects.

I work on milkyway@home mostly in my free time, which is extremely limited now that I'm an assistant professor at university of north dakota and have many other research projects to work on and classes to teach.

I'd like to say things like this won't happen in the future, but I'd be lying. Given the nature of MilkyWay@Home and BOINC, problems are going to happen as we have new students learn things and code gets updated.
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Message 58660 - Posted: 10 Jun 2013, 23:20:31 UTC - in response to Message 58655.  

Copy that. Thank you for the update. I completely understand that working with computers (technology) is extremely frustrating at times. We all appreciate the hard work and time put in by the volunteer admins here at Milkyway@Home. :)
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