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1) Message boards : News : New runs of MilkyWay Nbody out (Message 68725)
Posted 13 May 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Great news, everyone! The app selection preferences are available again in the Project Preferences! You can now choose to opt out of Nbody or Separation. Thank you all for your help in getting this feature back!
-Eric


Right after you posted that, I opted out of N-Body, updated Boinc/Milkyway but for some reason, I am still receiving N-Bodys ??
2) Message boards : News : New runs of MilkyWay Nbody out (Message 68700)
Posted 6 May 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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I'm browsing through the old code used in the previous server, however, I cannot seem to find the old preference settings there either. Aside from updating the code to a new version of PHP, there aren't any visible differences that I can find between the project preferences between the old and new server code. How long ago were the preferences to opt out of Nbody or Separation last available? I apologize that this is taking much longer than I anticipated.
-Eric

I honestly don't know - I stopped running N-Body when they were MT and taking days for this old machine to run - it was at least a year ago that i opted out.
3) Message boards : News : New runs of MilkyWay Nbody out (Message 68633)
Posted 30 Apr 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Eric,
It was just one of the options offered under the user's project preferences. Perhaps Travis knows?

Do you remember what the option for opting out of N-body units was called? Was it "Run test applications?"? I'm still looking into the website code to resolve this.
-Eric
4) Message boards : News : New runs of MilkyWay Nbody out (Message 68619)
Posted 29 Apr 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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How does a person opt OUT of the N-body work? There used to be a way to do this in Preferences, but I can no longer find that option.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Download Stalled? (Message 68460)
Posted 30 Mar 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Reset...DUH! That did it ... Thanks!

Recently been having trouble getting new tasks, because some N-Body won't download - and I haven't opted for N-Body tasks for a couple of years? Is there a simple fix for this?

3/28/2019 3:03:11 PM | Milkyway@Home | Reporting 4 completed tasks
3/28/2019 3:03:11 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:03:13 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
3/28/2019 3:13:16 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
3/28/2019 3:13:16 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:13:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
3/28/2019 3:23:18 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
3/28/2019 3:23:18 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:23:20 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
3/28/2019 3:33:23 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
3/28/2019 3:33:23 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:33:25 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed


Have you tried resetting the project?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Download Stalled? (Message 68451)
Posted 28 Mar 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Recently been having trouble getting new tasks, because some N-Body won't download - and I haven't opted for N-Body tasks for a couple of years? Is there a simple fix for this?

3/28/2019 3:03:11 PM | Milkyway@Home | Reporting 4 completed tasks
3/28/2019 3:03:11 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:03:13 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
3/28/2019 3:13:16 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
3/28/2019 3:13:16 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:13:17 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
3/28/2019 3:23:18 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
3/28/2019 3:23:18 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:23:20 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
3/28/2019 3:33:23 PM | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
3/28/2019 3:33:23 PM | Milkyway@Home | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
3/28/2019 3:33:25 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed
7) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Issue (Message 68088)
Posted 1 Feb 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 Machine running WIN 7 PRO 64bit
Due to an ever increasing number of Driver crashes, I updated the driver to NVIDIA 417.71 Since that update, every GPU unit has failed in less than 3 seconds. Any thoughts?


Go back to the 3 series of drivers, alot of project don't support the new drivers for older hardware yet.


Thanks for the reply ... the driver that kept crashing was 353.?? I'll see if I can find something between 354 and 399
8) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Issue (Message 68081)
Posted 31 Jan 2019 by ProfileTimeRanger
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 Machine running WIN 7 PRO 64bit
Due to an ever increasing number of Driver crashes, I updated the driver to NVIDIA 417.71 Since that update, every GPU unit has failed in less than 3 seconds. Any thoughts?
9) Message boards : News : Reverting Change to Remove Unreliable Hosts (Message 67216)
Posted 6 Mar 2018 by ProfileTimeRanger
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I was kind of hoping that once those offenders were removed, the number of WUs in our cache could be increased, to carry us through any server down time. I know that my machine isn't anywhere near the fastest, but any outage more than a few hours and I start to run out of work.
10) Message boards : News : Update on This Weeks Errors (Message 66737)
Posted 22 Oct 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Hey TimeRanger,

I just got the validator fixed. I've tested it on a few workunits and I watched it validate them. I'm going to go ahead and try to come up with a query to tell the validator to recheck all validation inconclusive workunits as well as workunits that were errored for running too many runs. You should see a massive validation run here in a few minutes and you should see retroactive credits even on dead workunits.

As a note some units which we cancelled over the last couple days still will not validate as they were cancelled before a consensus could have been reached on the correct answer.

Jake

Good luck and I hope it's gonna work, fingers crossed for you guys and I hope you have a good sunday regardless!


UPDATE - I now have VALID results and a number of units PENDING. My number of Inconclusive hasn't changed ... most of them were completed within the last 24 hours. THANKS!
11) Message boards : News : Update on This Weeks Errors (Message 66734)
Posted 22 Oct 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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I took a break for a day, then reloaded all new units ... most go to the Inconclusive file .. before going to the Invalid bin. Still nothing since the 16th going Valid or even Pending.
12) Message boards : News : Clearing the Queue (Message 66717)
Posted 20 Oct 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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All the work I did today is in the state of 'invalid'(Completed, can't validate)
or 'Validation inconclusive'(Completed, validation inconclusive)
Not a single wu is validated today!
State: All (2124) · In progress (159) · Validation pending (1) · Validation inconclusive (528) · Valid (393) · Invalid (554) · Error (489)


I stop doin' work for the wastebasket....


Yes, there is something fishy going on:
https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/workunit.php?wuid=1529043651

For example:
2156510831 734325 19 Oct 2017, 6:02:10 UTC 19 Oct 2017, 8:54:50 UTC Completed, validation inconclusive 106.32 29.42 pending MilkyWay@Home v1.46 (opencl_ati_101)
2156604339 745869 19 Oct 2017, 8:55:38 UTC 19 Oct 2017, 10:25:45 UTC Completed, validation inconclusive 228.69 11.73 pending MilkyWay@Home v1.46 (opencl_nvidia_101)
2156652994 616064 19 Oct 2017, 10:27:28 UTC 20 Oct 2017, 10:46:29 UTC Completed, validation inconclusive 6,490.58 5,791.41 pending MilkyWay@Home v1.46
2157355682 569912 20 Oct 2017, 10:47:47 UTC 20 Oct 2017, 11:19:22 UTC Completed, validation inconclusive 120.84 23.95 pending MilkyWay@Home v1.46 (opencl_ati_101)
2157370914 733142 20 Oct 2017, 11:20:21 UTC 1 Nov 2017, 11:20:21 UTC In progress --- --- --- MilkyWay@Home v1.46 (opencl_nvidia_101)

I think in the next step the WU is cancelled, because of too many results... :/

Have also stopped crunching until this is resolved.


I just set No New Tasks also. I haven't received a credit since early AM on the 18th - everything since then - ZILCH.
13) Message boards : News : Clearing the Queue (Message 66700)
Posted 19 Oct 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Same here ... 137 cancelled without running, over 40 completed, Validated, then cancelled ??? Not a single valid unit showing up since the crash - they are all running full length, then getting cancelled.
14) Message boards : News : Clearing the Queue (Message 66697)
Posted 18 Oct 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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I have quite a few that have resulted in ERROR due to being Cancelled By Server, apparently without running.
15) Message boards : News : Bad Runs Over the Weekend (Message 66659)
Posted 21 Sep 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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I aborted all with 18 or 20 in the name, and without a fixed somewhere. All others run fine. Some seem to be resend until 5 are done, but they don't last long.


All of my 18s and 20s are now running fine - both on CPU and GPU
16) Message boards : News : Bad Runs Over the Weekend (Message 66656)
Posted 20 Sep 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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BOINC upgraded to 7.8.2 at about the time this started happening. Coincidence?


Yup, coincidence. - I didn't do the upgrade and still have a ton of them crashing
17) Message boards : News : Bad Runs Over the Weekend (Message 66653)
Posted 19 Sep 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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No worries Jake - these are only running for a second before crashing. Now ... if they were running full-length, then crashing .... it would be a different story! LOL
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Inconclusive? (Message 66515)
Posted 4 Jul 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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UPDATE - Making progress .... the number of Validation Inconclusive is dropping and the number of VALID completions is rising ... FINALLY! Number of UNSENT tasks is down to just 2, from 120+
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Inconclusive? (Message 66513)
Posted 3 Jul 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue? - Since about 20 June, about 60% of my tasks are ending up "Validation Inclusive". Normally this would not be an issue, but I have noticed that the vast majority of them remain UNSENT to other crunchers. TIA


Check out the News section, Jake has explained what they are thinking.


Maybe Im not looking at the right thing - but None of these are the dreaded "PS" or Nbody series.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Inconclusive? (Message 66504)
Posted 2 Jul 2017 by ProfileTimeRanger
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Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue? - Since about 20 June, about 60% of my tasks are ending up "Validation Inclusive". Normally this would not be an issue, but I have noticed that the vast majority of them remain UNSENT to other crunchers. TIA


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