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Message 62655 - Posted: 4 Nov 2014, 11:59:51 UTC
Last modified: 4 Nov 2014, 12:58:04 UTC

Hello,

right now I have 4 work units in my Boincmanager. 3 for my CPU (Xeon E3-1230 V2) and one for my GPU (AMD 7950). The settings in my manager says that he should gather work for at least 5 days.

It's ok for the CPU WUs since they take a while to complete, but my GPU runs dry in under a minute and then takes seconds up to several minutes to get the next WU. Boinc is allowed to use 10 GB on my disk and uses ~3GB.

Is there a way to get more WUs ?

Greetings deKay

04.11.2014 13:11:27 | Milkyway@Home | Computation for task de_83_DR8_rev_8_4_00002_1413455402_7462776_0 finished
04.11.2014 13:11:48 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
04.11.2014 13:11:48 | Milkyway@Home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
04.11.2014 13:11:48 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
04.11.2014 13:11:49 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
04.11.2014 13:11:51 | Milkyway@Home | Starting task de_modfit_20_3s_136_wrap_const_4_1413455402_3387800_2
04.11.2014 13:13:15 | Milkyway@Home | Computation for task de_modfit_20_3s_136_wrap_const_4_1413455402_3387800_2 finished
04.11.2014 13:13:19 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
04.11.2014 13:13:19 | Milkyway@Home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
04.11.2014 13:13:19 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
04.11.2014 13:13:21 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
04.11.2014 13:13:23 | Milkyway@Home | Starting task ps_83_DR8_rev_8_4_00002_1413455402_7448228_1
04.11.2014 13:13:55 | Milkyway@Home | update requested by user
04.11.2014 13:13:56 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
04.11.2014 13:13:56 | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: don't need
04.11.2014 13:13:57 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
04.11.2014 13:14:06 | Milkyway@Home | Computation for task ps_83_DR8_rev_8_4_00002_1413455402_7448228_1 finished
04.11.2014 13:15:03 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
04.11.2014 13:15:03 | Milkyway@Home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
04.11.2014 13:15:03 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
04.11.2014 13:15:05 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
04.11.2014 13:15:07 | Milkyway@Home | Starting task de_83_DR8_rev_8_4_00001_1413455402_7464099_0


04.11.2014 13:51:23 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
04.11.2014 13:51:26 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
04.11.2014 13:51:28 | Milkyway@Home | Starting task de_modfit_20_3s_136_wrap_1_1413455402_3397943_0
04.11.2014 13:52:53 | Milkyway@Home | Computation for task de_modfit_20_3s_136_wrap_1_1413455402_3397943_0 finished
04.11.2014 13:52:56 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
04.11.2014 13:52:56 | Milkyway@Home | Reporting 1 completed tasks
04.11.2014 13:52:56 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
04.11.2014 13:52:59 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
04.11.2014 13:56:57 | Milkyway@Home | update requested by user
04.11.2014 13:56:59 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
04.11.2014 13:56:59 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
04.11.2014 13:57:00 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
04.11.2014 13:57:02 | Milkyway@Home | Starting task de_83_DR8_rev_8_4_00001_1413455402_7476597_0

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Message 62656 - Posted: 4 Nov 2014, 16:05:40 UTC - in response to Message 62655.  

What is your "Resource share" under "MilkyWay@Home preferences"?

It feels like that you have zero (marked by ---) Resource share.
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Message 62657 - Posted: 4 Nov 2014, 17:08:57 UTC - in response to Message 62656.  

Interesting, this seems to be the first project I encounter, that actually uses/respects the "resource share" option. Thanks, now I get more work units.
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Message 62659 - Posted: 6 Nov 2014, 13:02:58 UTC

Are there any other possibilities? I have 8 machines right now, some are pulling just enough WUs to skate by, others aren't pulling WUs at all. My resource share is set at 250, and I have BOINC configured to grab 2 days worth of WUs. I'm at a loss at the moment.....
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Message 62665 - Posted: 6 Nov 2014, 20:24:40 UTC

1. Unhide your computers.
2. What are your other resource shares set to?
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Message 62666 - Posted: 7 Nov 2014, 2:08:51 UTC - in response to Message 62665.  
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other Resource shares set at 100 (on most of the machines, MilkyWay is the only project running)

After a bit of fighting, all of the machines have WUs, but I'm still baffled as to why it's so hard to get them to come down. Computers 584093, 594634, 594866, 592580 all have issues pulling down WUs. Once they complete the ones they have, they'll just show "Ready to Report" until I force an update several times while standing on one leg, wearing a tin foil hat. That, and I'm confused as to why, on the 8-core machines, they only pull down 24 WUs, and my log says they have hit their max. Regardless of what I set the max work buffer, they only get 24.
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Message 62667 - Posted: 7 Nov 2014, 3:58:42 UTC

I know it's probably not the solution you're looking for, but it's always a good idea to have a couple backup projects to get you through the times when tasks are scarce, whether that's due to high traffic, server problems, etc...
Click here to see My Detailed BOINC Stats
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Message 62668 - Posted: 7 Nov 2014, 10:18:26 UTC

Let the Bitcoin Utopis run run down with out getting any new WUs from it. The MW units should increase then to a maximum of 40.
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Message 62671 - Posted: 7 Nov 2014, 21:21:44 UTC - in response to Message 62668.  

The Bitcoin Utopia WUs aren't utilizing CPU or GPU. They're using miners attached to the computers. I don't see how they would affect anything. Also, the primary machines I'm concerned about are the servers. They aren't running any other project right now. They still won't pull down more than 24 WUs, and that usually involves some fighting.
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Message 62672 - Posted: 7 Nov 2014, 21:32:45 UTC

The project has a very low maximum for CPU's of just 3 units.

So if your server has 8 CPU's 24 units is the max limit.
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Message 62673 - Posted: 8 Nov 2014, 1:03:59 UTC - in response to Message 62672.  

The project has a very low maximum for CPU's of just 3 units.

So if your server has 8 CPU's 24 units is the max limit.

I had to double-check all the machines to confirm, but the evidence definitely supports this. I can have dozens of WUs for a single GPU, but only 3 per CPU. That is a bit frustrating. Well, I thank you for at least shining some light on the issue at hand, but it is apparently an issue at a much higher level than I can fix.
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