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1) Message boards : Number crunching : No New Work (Message 40612)
Posted 23 Jun 2010 by Seejay
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Nope not receiving any work constant getting next communication 23:59:59
When i try update manually same again over and over


Same here!! CPU only....can't report WUs that have already been uploaded...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Don't look fixed to me.... (Message 38591)
Posted 11 Apr 2010 by Seejay
Post:
11/04/2010 16:26:42 Milkyway@home Message from server: Project is temporarily shut down for maintenance
3) Message boards : News : database problem fixed (Message 38590)
Posted 11 Apr 2010 by Seejay
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Hm, but my BOINC manager still thinks the MW server is down and doesn't want to report my WUs from last night...


Same here....and the clock's tickin'....!!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange things happen (credit) (Message 33003)
Posted 3 Nov 2009 by Seejay
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Hello! Sorry for the difficulties! We had a massive Database crash last night, and we are almost done picking up the pieces. The database was only restored this morning at 5am.

It appears as though the database corrupted itself, and then failed in a spectacular fashion. We'll see what we can do about the missing credit.

Cheers,
Matthew Newby



Thank God!! You're all alive and well - we were getting worried here for a minute!!

;^).
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Strange things happen (credit) (Message 32973)
Posted 3 Nov 2009 by Seejay
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Just looked - got a sack of wus, which were validated & credited yesterday, now showing:

156701912 	152986469  	1 Nov 2009 5:07:58 UTC  	1 Nov 2009 8:11:20 UTC  	Completed, marked as invalid 	1,394.95  	6.13  	0.00


These are obvious errors caused by the apparent DB crash ( NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS IF THERE WAS A DB CRASH, OR IF SOMEONE WAS MAYBE PLAYING FOOTBALL WITH THE SERVER, SINCE THERE HAS BEEN NO NEWS FROM THE ADMINISTRATION !! )

Yo, TRAVIS!! You there? Why no communication about these problems from your crowd?

P.S. Most of my WUs for 1/11 are tagged invalid, and ALL my WUs for 2/11 are missing!!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Why No Work? (Message 32956)
Posted 3 Nov 2009 by Seejay
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Some wus just arrived - most failed the download. And now I'm missing 2K+ credits!! Duhh??
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Website slow for anyone else? (Message 32515)
Posted 18 Oct 2009 by Seejay
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And now....the work generator/validator seems to be stuck:

data-driven web pages	milkyway	Running
upload/download server	milkyway	Running
scheduler	milkyway	Running
feeder	milkyway	Running
transitioner	milkyway	Running
milkyway_purge	milkyway	Running
milkyway_av	milkyway	Running
file_deleter	milkyway	Running


BUT:

Results ready to send	0
Results in progress	89,611
Workunits waiting for validation	5,082
Workunits waiting for assimilation	13
Workunits waiting for deletion	0
Results waiting for deletion	0
Transitioner backlog (hours)	0
8) Message boards : Number crunching : It's nearly the weekend, & guess what? (Message 31821)
Posted 1 Oct 2009 by Seejay
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The server's down...is this for programmed maintenance ( no news brief ) or does it need the baseball bat?

Cheers

Chris
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Database Borked Again? (Message 31615)
Posted 27 Sep 2009 by Seejay
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Getting messages here that MW can't open the database and failed attempts. WUs draining on the server and backlog of results waiting to be assemilated.

Welcome to the weekend....



You beat me to it!!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU Projects (Message 31264)
Posted 20 Sep 2009 by Seejay
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Hey, Cappy!

Just to say that you've got good taste in sig. graphics & I still can't get my GXT260 to run with the 190.xx drivers - so nothing apart from GPUGrid for me - PG on CPU while Travis is trying to figure out what's goin' on!!

;^).
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30847)
Posted 14 Sep 2009 by Seejay
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The only thing that gets me a little riled up, is the lack of discussion BEFORE the credit adjustment.

If that is any relief to you, I have discussed with Travis about that reduction. I think it is pure concidence that the reduction is completely compensated by the new ATI version ;)

So what is the result? One can now point every cross project parity fanatic to the credit multiplier matching the equivalent value of SETI by saying MW gets high credits on ATIs just because they are so much faster! Furthermore nothing has changed to the worse here, quite to the contrary. The app is now delivering better results even faster than before.


Yeah, OK CP - I get your point. Only thing is: I'm CPU only ATM, and my CUDA card don't like them new Nvidia drivers!! ;^).

Looks like I'm gonna have to stick an ATI card into my old box if I want to benefit from your hard work!!

Cheers,
Chris
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30713)
Posted 13 Sep 2009 by Seejay
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Double post - sorry
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30711)
Posted 13 Sep 2009 by Seejay
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And I repeat - SSDD

Just got to look back at all the 100s (1000s?) of forum posts about credit here @ MW. Trav decides that the project is getting too much flak from DA & the other BOINC projects, so he trims the credits by 1/3.

Old story, same conclusion. At the end of the day, as has already been said here, it's impossible to compare one project's credits to another's. Chalk and cheese!

The only thing that gets me a little riled up, is the lack of discussion BEFORE the credit adjustment. As Ice says, he's got personal goals based on this project, and it's US who actually do the crunching - therefore, why doesn't the admin here give us space to express OUR opinions before making important decisions?

I know this has all been talked about many times. It just seems as though it's fallen on deaf ears...

Just my 2 EuroCents....
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit lowering (Message 30565)
Posted 12 Sep 2009 by Seejay
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SSDD :p
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit sheme (Message 29960)
Posted 30 Aug 2009 by Seejay
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SURE not SHORE:p

Looks likely - they seem to be waiting for all results to be returned before turning the work gen. on again.... OTOH, it might just be broken.....
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Configuring BOINC (Message 25821)
Posted 17 Jun 2009 by Seejay
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If i take control away from BOINC and babysit my PCs very intensely i can do about 180k credit per day. My actual RAC is about 130k, that means BOINC loses 30% and i still have to babysit. If i let BOINC manage things i hardly believe i could keep half of my RAC.
...they know better how BOINC should operate...
Yes, they know it should run half as fast and they do a great job >:D


You all seem to miss the priorities of DA regarding boinc development...

1. eye candy for the message board
2. social networking
3. add more bugs
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.
.
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9997. add more eye candy
9998. fix bugs and make boinc a usable tool.




You got THAT right, Crunch3r. Maybe "Self Glorification" should be up near the top of the list as well! ;^).
17) Message boards : MilkyWay@home Science : MilkyWay@Home Progress Report (Old) (Message 25059)
Posted 11 Jun 2009 by Seejay
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John, I'm sitting here reading your post and I'm seriously impressed.

Very well presented, and especially, very well explained for us non-astrophysicists.

I was going to ask the same question, more or less, as Emanuel. One presumes that "fitness" means how close the results from the project are with respect to what we see in the sky, as you mention? Basically, how close to the expected results do the actual results have to be to produce significant data?

Cheers

Chris
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Compute Errors (Message 24462)
Posted 7 Jun 2009 by Seejay
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Yep I've got a few invalid Wu's too, all are 2_2's.
;-(


Me too - all CPU - all 2_2s.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Availability? (Message 24153)
Posted 4 Jun 2009 by Seejay
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Hey, Travis!!

Did you just do a server Reset? I saw that everything apart for the web site went down for a few minutes. I also see that all the work that's come my way this afternoon was all sgr stuff. I also noticed that after the presumed reset, available WUs took a nose-dive!

Results ready to send 2


Any news?
20) Message boards : Number crunching : new WU-Type "ps_sgr_208_test_...." is joke ?!? (Message 23948)
Posted 2 Jun 2009 by Seejay
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Here's another one:

Summer Student! wrote:

Task ID 71872834
Name ps_sgr_208_1_145929_1243931910_0
Workunit 70903844
Created 2 Jun 2009 8:38:31 UTC
Sent 2 Jun 2009 8:40:50 UTC
Received 2 Jun 2009 10:20:49 UTC
Server state Over
Outcome Success
Client state Done
Exit status 0 (0x0)
Computer ID 22807
Report deadline 5 Jun 2009 8:40:50 UTC
CPU time 487.5811
stderr out

<core_client_version>6.4.7</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<stderr_txt>
Running Milkyway@home version 0.19 by Gipsel
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 cores/threads) 2.39991 GHz (196ms)

WU completed. It took 487.581 seconds CPU time and 491.775 seconds wall clock time @ 2.39995 GHz.

</stderr_txt>
]]>

Validate state Valid
Claimed credit 2.03907685949227
Granted credit 11.50045
application version 0.19


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