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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Project auto-update (Message 52116)
Posted 29 Dec 2011 by Rechenkuenstler
To get new task, I always have to click on the update button. It never gets new tasks on it's own.

Is there a way to fix that?

When you almost run out of tasks Boinc should get new tasks at that point to fill your cache. Boinc does not get one to replace the one you just finished as that is inefficient time usage of the limited number of Server connections. There are a ton of us all trying to connect so making those connections as efficient as possible is key. Boinc also will not auto return your completed units until either you need new work or the deadlines are approx 24 hours away, again to increase Server productivity time.

If you are using app_info.xml file, it might occur, that you are running out of work. I had the same problem. Solution: Create a scheduled task, which runs a cmd file e.g every 6 hours. The command file should contain the following command line:

C:\Program Files\Boinc\boinccmd.exe --project milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway update

The scheduled task then updates milkyway every six hours.
2) Message boards : News : started a ps nbody search (Message 49791)
Posted 1 Jul 2011 by Rechenkuenstler
Got two more error tasks on two machines

This is the outputfile. Its the same output at every error task.

Unzul´┐Żssige Funktion. (0x1) - exit code 1 (0x1)
Error evaluating script: [string "..."]:33: bad argument #1 to 'plummerTimestepIntegral' (Invalid small radius)
Error loading Lua script 'nbody_parameters.lua': [string "..."]:33: bad argument #1 to 'plummerTimestepIntegral' (Invalid small radius)
Failed to read input parameters file
Failed to setup run
<search_application>milkywayathome nbody 0.62 Windows x86_64 double OpenMP Crlibm</search_application>
12:37:08 (9548): called boinc_finish

3) Message boards : News : started a ps nbody search (Message 49779)
Posted 30 Jun 2011 by Rechenkuenstler
Got one of the ps_nbody_test3.... tasks

Got an computation error after one second.

It's an I7 with 64bit Win 7 Ultimate. GTX460, Boinc 6.12.26

Status of the task is running, despite it quit.
Task 42269779

Just another edit:

Got a second one on another machine. It was successful. Runtime 9:06 on 5 CPU's
Also I7 with 64bit Win7 Ultimate. GTS240 Boinc 6.12.26
Task 42051075
4) Message boards : News : testing a new search 'ps_test_1' (Message 49199)
Posted 11 Jun 2011 by Rechenkuenstler
I#ve got a number of this ps_test_4... tasks. They all work fine and produce results.

I7-Processor with Win7 X64
Boinc 6.10.58 (x64) and since yesterday 6.12.26 (X64)

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