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Posts by Jimbocous

1) Message boards : News : Admin Updates Discussion (Message 76950)
Posted 1 Mar 2024 by Jimbocous
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Thanks for the app_config reminder, guys. Much appreciated:)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Are we at the bottom yet? (Message 76868)
Posted 3 Feb 2024 by Jimbocous
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If I could get any CPU tasks I'd be glad to do them ...
Milkyway@home 02/03/24 12:09:08 AM Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Configured here properly , afaik
3) Message boards : News : Server Trouble (Message 73748)
Posted 29 May 2022 by Jimbocous
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Now that I have blocked "Mr I've been Banned X number of times" the forum is a nicer place.

...

Bill F

+1
Whole different type of server error, that.
Too bad a block doesn't kill the new message alerts.
4) Message boards : News : Server Trouble (Message 73726)
Posted 28 May 2022 by Jimbocous
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10 April 1973
5) Message boards : News : Server Trouble (Message 73277)
Posted 4 May 2022 by Jimbocous
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Milkyway@Home 05/03/22 13:06:55 GMT Server error: feeder not running first occurrence
...
Milkyway@Home 05/04/22 02:45:34 GMT Server error: feeder not running currently still no work
6) Message boards : News : Server Trouble (Message 72962)
Posted 18 Apr 2022 by Jimbocous
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My current app_configs:


    <!-- Z600 milkyway -->
    <app_config>
    <app>
    <name>milkyway</name>
    <gpu_versions>
    <gpu_usage>1.0</gpu_usage>
    <cpu_usage>1.0</cpu_usage>
    </gpu_versions>
    <max_concurrent>11</max_concurrent>
    </app>

    <app_version>
    <app_name>milkyway</app_name>
    </app_version>

    <app_version>
    <app_name>milkyway</app_name>
    <plan_class>opencl_nvidia_101</plan_class>
    </app_version>

    </app_config>

    <!-- Z600B milkyway -->
    <app_config>
    <app>
    <name>milkyway</name>
    <gpu_versions>
    <gpu_usage>1.0</gpu_usage>
    <cpu_usage>0.5</cpu_usage>
    </gpu_versions>
    </app>
    <project_max_concurrent>5</project_max_concurrent>
    </app_config>


7) Message boards : News : Server Trouble (Message 72045)
Posted 18 Mar 2022 by Jimbocous
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Maybe just me, but if I were putting together a server and speed isn't the primary consideration I'd be using HDs rather than SSDs just due to the disparity in expected life span.
8) Message boards : News : Server Trouble (Message 71981)
Posted 17 Mar 2022 by Jimbocous
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3/16/2022 11:37:33 PM | | Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
3/16/2022 11:37:33 PM | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request failed: Couldn't resolve host name
3/16/2022 11:37:34 PM | | BOINC can't access Internet - check network connection or proxy configuration.

I have verified connectivity on my end

Still getting Errors

That does indicate some sort of issue at your end, I'm afraid. If other internet access from that machine seems normal a reboot may be in order. Acts like you have no DNS at the moment.
9) Message boards : News : Server Trouble (Message 71978)
Posted 17 Mar 2022 by Jimbocous
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No problems connecting, however no new work, can't report completed work. Typical transaction:
    HP-Z600

    828 Milkyway@Home 03/16/22 9:26:49 PM Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
    829 Milkyway@Home 03/16/22 9:26:49 PM Reporting 100 completed tasks
    830 Milkyway@Home 03/16/22 9:26:49 PM Requesting new tasks for CPU
    831 Milkyway@Home 03/16/22 9:26:52 PM Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
    832 Milkyway@Home 03/16/22 9:26:52 PM Server error: feeder not running
    833 Milkyway@Home 03/16/22 9:26:52 PM Project requested delay of 400 seconds

10) Message boards : Number crunching : High number of validation inconclusive (pending) (Message 71934)
Posted 12 Mar 2022 by Jimbocous
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I may have said "initial replication=1". I meant to refer to "minimum quorum =1".
All the valid stuff I have has a minimum quorum >1.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : High number of validation inconclusive (pending) (Message 71927)
Posted 11 Mar 2022 by Jimbocous
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They still have to be processed by the Server before any credits get awarded, they don't want any bad actors scamming the system so to be safe they scan them all.

I think you missed the point here. Unless I misunderstand, in addition to the basics of checking the completed workunit for proper formation and content, validation is the process of comparing the results of computation of an identical result from different computers. The presumption is that different machines with different hardware providing a comparable output is an indicator of a valid task. With only one computer doing the work, validation per that definition is not possible. With only 1 returned result, that result can never validate. If that's not how the software is currently operating, we're not doing science here.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : High number of validation inconclusive (pending) (Message 71923)
Posted 11 Mar 2022 by Jimbocous
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Bit of strangeness on these, however.
Here's a sample WU:
https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/workunit.php?wuid=386958166
Pending validation, but since initial replication is 1, there's no other work in progress to be completed to validate against, at least for now.
Am I missing something here?
I have over 900 of these pending at this point. Was wondering why my RAC landed in the dumps.
13) Message boards : News : New Separation Runs 6/9/2021 (Message 71050)
Posted 3 Aug 2021 by Jimbocous
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Thanks Jim and Al. That seems to make sense.

Upgrading may be an issue as I have the last version output by BOINC themselves.


I use an all-in-one BOINC version that just extracts to a directory. It was widely distributed at SETI. I can fix you up with a copy if you'd like ...
Alternately, if you want to try a PPA I can provide a link there as well.
14) Message boards : News : New Separation Runs 6/9/2021 (Message 71048)
Posted 3 Aug 2021 by Jimbocous
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FWIW, both my Win10 and Ubuntu boxes mentioned above are running 7.16.x BOINC client.
15) Message boards : News : New Separation Runs 6/9/2021 (Message 71046)
Posted 3 Aug 2021 by Jimbocous
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Just FYI.
Running same WUs here (CPU only) on 2 machines, 1 Win10 the other Ubuntu 18.0.4.
Not seeing any recent failures or errors on either.
My machines should be viewable if you want to compare.
Regards, Jim ...
16) Message boards : News : Separation Validator Updates/Brief Server Outage(s) (Message 70977)
Posted 18 Jul 2021 by Jimbocous
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Much better here as well. Thanks for the fix!
17) Message boards : News : New Separation Runs 6/9/2021 (Message 70957)
Posted 11 Jul 2021 by Jimbocous
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Seeing about a 20% invalid rate on my running hosts as well
(1 linux, 1 win10, both running CPU tasks only).
Good to see in the forum here the issue's being worked.
I'll take another look when I hear the change hits production.
Thanks!
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting some apps to GPU and some to CPU (Message 69676)
Posted 9 Apr 2020 by Jimbocous
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In short THEY don't see a problem so there's no reason to fix anything, I'm not complaining just stating what I see.
Yeah, I looked at the list of apps (Thanks for that, Mikey) and Good Grief, the version and names and numbers are all the same regardless of platform or what ever.
To the degree that projects compete for the resources of volunteers it's right that one can easily move on to another, but that badly misses the point.
Whatever ...
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting some apps to GPU and some to CPU (Message 69652)
Posted 5 Apr 2020 by Jimbocous
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You've got two different pc's just put them in different venues and on one run cpu wu's and on the other one run gpu wu's. Gpu and cpu wu's take vastly different times to run and your cache will never be right especially with the 10 minute timeout to get gpu wu's here at MilkyWay. Unfortunately MilkyWay is pretty happy with the way they do things so any changes, ie names of the apps or Server side timeout settings, aren't going to happen anytime soon.
Might want to rethink your suggestion there. As stated, I'm not sure what that would accomplish, except to leave CPUs idle on one machine and GPUs idle on the other.
As you noted, nothing new about the unwillingness in academia to see and adjust to reality. Don't get me started.:)
Some of this is really a BOINC issue, as well. It may have taken a PhD to write BOINC, but shouldn't require one to operate it.
I was hoping that somewhere on this site there was a listing of apps with app names and the like that I could use as a reference.
Bottom line: Giving two different apps the same name is just plain silly, even if they are manipulating the same data task.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting some apps to GPU and some to CPU (Message 69648)
Posted 5 Apr 2020 by Jimbocous
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Yeah, the above pretty much isn't going to happen, at least this way. While max_concurrent works within <app></app>, apparently if you try to nest it deeper, it's just ignored.
Now, if the GPU and CPU versions of "milkyway" had different app names, as I've seen at other projects, this is a piece of cake.
Seems like using the same app name for two different versions of an app is a pretty bad idea.


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