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Posts by UBT - JohnR

1) Message boards : News : maximum time limit elapsed bug (Message 50115)
Posted 16 Jul 2011 by UBT - JohnR
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I have the problem with all my computers - running Win7 64
error at about 55% progress with both 4850's and 5850's
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Host with WAY too many tasks. (Message 45645)
Posted 20 Jan 2011 by UBT - JohnR
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I would like a computer like this one
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_host_detail.php?hostid=243441

10000 cpu's that would be nice to help me fill my cache.

Are computers like that expensive?

one of my wu's is pending "Completed, validation inconclusive", and I'm waiting on this computer, that is how I found it.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Marked as Invalid? (Part 2) (Message 38047)
Posted 5 Apr 2010 by UBT - JohnR
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All my GPU's are getting some "Completed, can't validate" and "Completed, marked as invalid". non of them are overclocked.
I'm not too bothered by all the Pendings as those should be OK in time but when wu's have 5 or 6 results all marked as invalid then I would hope that when the work on the validator is finished that it will check these results again.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Down for maintenance? (Message 37206)
Posted 11 Mar 2010 by UBT - JohnR
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I noticed that all the work was short WU's, and that put a load on the server that would have been like a denial of service attack.

If we were allowed to download more work, say 24 WU's per core and then denied any more work for the next 5 minutes instead of 1 minute, the servers would be spared all the fast machines asking for work every minute. I would guess that the servers can give out 5 WU's per request almost as easily as 1.

That should take a great load off the servers. I have my cache set to 0.02 days so I don't ask for work when there is no completed work.

The trouble then is that the CPU's can be run out of work on other projects.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : getting no new workunits (Message 33564)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by UBT - JohnR
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6) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 20242)
Posted 23 Apr 2009 by UBT - JohnR
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My computers don't need a power supply at the moment.
They are all switched off as there is no work to keep the ATI GPU's busy.
Saving electricity is good.
The CPU in the computer posting this message runs other projects as well as MW. MW resource share set at 1 and it still waits for work.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : 20 workunit limit (Message 2332)
Posted 17 Mar 2008 by UBT - JohnR
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Why not change from 20 WU's per host to 5 or 10 WU's per core. Also if a WU is not returned in time then reduce the next batch by the number not returned or completed without errors. CPDN has this and many computers are reduced to only getting 1 WU each day (or at a time).
The duffers would then be restricted to only 1 WU on hold at any time after a couple of days.




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