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Posts by Irishgeezah

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Validate Error (Message 52643)
Posted 26 Jan 2012 by Irishgeezah
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I've taken one of my machines off M@H altogether due to validation errors, 78,000 seconds cpu time for 0 credit from the results that haven't been purged :(
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit Calculations. (Message 4476)
Posted 25 Jul 2008 by Irishgeezah
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FAO John McLeod VII

The only fair credit system that will work to make all project credits, reward for work & computers equal/fair is 1 CPU Second = 1 Credit (or any fixed credit per CPU Second). This will make all projects and computers equal if that the goal being seeked.


I totally agree with you but do you think the power that be will allow this? The fact that credit police chase the projects awards too much (more than S@H) speaks volumes for their actual interest in the science and does anyone really think that Boinc will give a Pentium 2 the same credits/hour as a Quad-Core (per cpu).

I agree that there should be parity across all projects, that way people will crunch purely for science but the real world is a different place and we all know that cross-project parity is the Utopia of boinc clients

For those interested:
I believe in the science behind the projects i crunch for and while points are important, they weren't the deciding factor on why I began crunching for M@H. If that was the case I'd have stopped crunching for S@H when Boinc became mandatory.
There is no need to to have a "Credit Police", if you're not happy with the credits awarded go somewhere else. Just let this community alone and spend time on one project instead to trying to monitor/compare projects.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Clearing results from database quickly? (Message 4218)
Posted 17 Jul 2008 by Irishgeezah
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I'd like to see the results being available for more than a few minutes too, like many here, i run several projects and not being able to analyse the results to make the best use of my systems by assigning them to more appropriate projects is a bit of a headache at the moment.......no point having machines crunching when they'll return the work after the deadline is up!!
Surely there's a way to archive the results for more than a few minutes.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Ghost in the Machine !!!! (Message 3904)
Posted 21 Jun 2008 by Irishgeezah
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It seems some of my systems have a life of their own, 2 of them managed to replicate themselves in my account. Luckily, I was able to "delete" one of them but the other still lives on. Has anyone else seen this happen and if so, what steps should i take to ensure it doesn't occur again. Thanks in advance for any help/advice
Ghost
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Poll: How much credit do you think is fair? (Message 2743)
Posted 24 Mar 2008 by Irishgeezah
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6) Message boards : Number crunching : More Work !!! Please :) (Message 2227)
Posted 13 Mar 2008 by Irishgeezah
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Same here..........machines looking for work but none to be had.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : More Work !!! Please :) (Message 2203)
Posted 13 Mar 2008 by Irishgeezah
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Hopefully we'll get an update today as to when we'll be getting more work. (One of my machines got some overnight but they were probably returned wu's.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't get work (Message 1597)
Posted 26 Jan 2008 by Irishgeezah
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Dunno if anyone else has seen this problem but sometime during the week my machines stopped pulling 20 wu's and now only get one at a time. I've increased the network usage and the additional work to 10/5 but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Any suggestions?
(I've the same problem with S@H)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : No work from project ... (Message 1563)
Posted 21 Jan 2008 by Irishgeezah
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No work again :(
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Milestones (Message 1529)
Posted 18 Jan 2008 by Irishgeezah
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25,000 :o
11) Message boards : Number crunching : How long does it take for you? (Message 1374)
Posted 6 Jan 2008 by Irishgeezah
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Maybe i got the tortoise then, i have an old P2 448 Mhz. It's crunches long wus at a little over 7900 seconds and the shorter at a speedy 3060 seconds.

Dinosaur
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Hard to get new work ! (Message 1291)
Posted 3 Jan 2008 by Irishgeezah
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I'm using 6.1.0 on some machines, 5.10.30 on others and Boinc will switch to switch to another project when the Milky Way app hangs.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : download failing (Message 1290)
Posted 3 Jan 2008 by Irishgeezah
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Each bad Work Unit will fail 5 times before being purged, hopefully we'll start seeing a drop-off as these numbers are reached.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : download failing (Message 1247)
Posted 2 Jan 2008 by Irishgeezah
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Hi,

Aborting seems like such a failure.
Oh, well.

Keep on tryin',



Unless you abort, your client won't report and no further work will be sent to you.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Hard to get new work ! (Message 1213)
Posted 31 Dec 2007 by Irishgeezah
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As banditwolf said, abort any WU that fail to complete downloading AND abort the transfer. As soon as I did that, I got my full 20 WU.


This may not always work. I have one system that continues to have the this problem after aborting the downloads. I also have one system that may have a full set of 20 of these as it last contacted the server at about the same time that this problem started. I won't have access to that system for a couple of days so I can't comfirm this until then.


I'm in a similar position, i only have access to some of my machines so when i get a failed WU download on a system i don't have daily access, the project suffers as all my machines run other projects so they'll just switch to them until i can abort the transfer. Not an ideal situation.....
16) Message boards : Number crunching : exit code -2147483645 (0x80000003)) (Message 1198)
Posted 30 Dec 2007 by Irishgeezah
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It seems as if we're all seeing a lot of computational errors since the reintroduction of "older" WU's. I've had them across all my machines, some stopping the Boinc client altogether, most just reported back but it means i have to check each machine periodically to ensure they're crunching !!!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : convolution searches (Message 1081)
Posted 15 Dec 2007 by Irishgeezah
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The credit awarded for this workunit seems to be out by a little bit : Result

Probably one of the older ones with errant credit but even awarding 6.xx will still leave it about 25% lower than ps workunits are awarded for the same time crunching.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Started Particle Swarm Searches (Message 1059)
Posted 14 Dec 2007 by Irishgeezah
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Isn't it 20 WU's at a time, instead? I'm under the impression that it's:
{(Unstarted WU's)+(WU You're working on)+(Finished WU not yet reported)=20} at any particular time.

I dont know, because I crunched 20 WUs and I am not getting any other new WUs


They were having problems with power/internet outages last night so it seems like they've had another overnight, won't be any work for a few more hours most likely.
19) Questions and Answers : Windows : Work Units with Computation Error (Message 945)
Posted 6 Dec 2007 by Irishgeezah
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The quick way to stop the annoying pop-ups is to disable error reporting. Instructions
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit Award Error (Message 944)
Posted 6 Dec 2007 by Irishgeezah
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I understand that we're being awarded fixed credit, was only wondering if there were noisy workunits. Like i said, not all my results are like the one i posted and they're aren't restricted to one machine.


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