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Profile David A. Dutton [TopGun]

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Message 61626 - Posted: 1 Dec 2019, 0:47:54 UTC

I can get them fine on other projects, but anytime I try to connect, I get no work from this project. I even told Boinc to get 10 days worth of work, and tried it when I had no other tasks/projects running

this is all the log says:

30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Running under account David
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (driver version 441.41, CUDA version 10.2, compute capability 7.5, 4096MB, 3550MB available, 11151 GFLOPS peak)
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (driver version 441.41, CUDA version 10.2, compute capability 6.1, 4096MB, 3560MB available, 4503 GFLOPS peak)
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (driver version 441.41, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 8192MB, 3550MB available, 11151 GFLOPS peak)
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (driver version 441.41, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 8192MB, 3550MB available, 11151 GFLOPS peak)
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (driver version 441.41, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 6144MB, 3560MB available, 4503 GFLOPS peak)
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (driver version 441.41, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 6144MB, 3560MB available, 4503 GFLOPS peak)
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Host name: Sulaco
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Processor: 16 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 5.20GHz [Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 13]
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx smx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.18363.00)
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Memory: 31.91 GB physical, 36.66 GB virtual
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Disk: 476.31 GB total, 95.73 GB free
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Local time is UTC -5 hours
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] No WSL found.
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] VirtualBox version: 6.0.14
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [---] Config: use all coprocessors
30-Nov-2019 18:32:09 [climateprediction.net] URL https://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1495421; resource share 198

30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [climateprediction.net] General prefs: from climateprediction.net (last modified 28-Nov-2019 03:27:58)
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [climateprediction.net] Computer location: home
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] General prefs: using separate prefs for home
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] Reading preferences override file
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] Preferences:
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] max memory usage when active: 32354.10 MB
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] max memory usage when idle: 32354.10 MB
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] max disk usage: 96.85 GB
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] max CPUs used: 15
30-Nov-2019 19:40:50 [---] (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
30-Nov-2019 19:40:51 [climateprediction.net] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
30-Nov-2019 19:40:51 [climateprediction.net] Requesting new tasks for CPU
30-Nov-2019 19:40:52 [climateprediction.net] update requested by user
30-Nov-2019 19:40:56 [climateprediction.net] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
30-Nov-2019 19:40:56 [climateprediction.net] No tasks sent
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Message 61627 - Posted: 1 Dec 2019, 0:55:11 UTC - in response to Message 61626.  

Oh hmmm.. if I'm reading this right, there's only work for Linux at the moment (kind of silly if you ask me)
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Message 61628 - Posted: 1 Dec 2019, 5:53:56 UTC - in response to Message 61627.  

Work for Windows has been very scarce since last Spring. When Windows WU's are released there are usually only a few thousand and they go fast. Often in a hour or less.
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Message 61629 - Posted: 1 Dec 2019, 7:48:04 UTC - in response to Message 61627.  

Oh hmmm.. if I'm reading this right, there's only work for Linux at the moment (kind of silly if you ask me)


Most of the software has only been developed for single platforms. The different applications are suited to different climate issues the researchers want to look into so it is largely down to what researchers in different universities around the world are working on at any one time which platforms there is work for.

There is work currently in testing which when complete should lead to some more work for the Windows platform. I don't have any time scale for this however.
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Message 61630 - Posted: 1 Dec 2019, 15:54:20 UTC - in response to Message 61629.  

I'm just saying it's too bad that right now it's exclusively Linux because that eliminates a LOT of crunchers. I would think they would have the WUs on both platforms to get as much help for the projects as possible

I supposed I could put Ubuntu on Oracle Virtual box to get WUs, but that's just not as efficient as running them natively in Windows
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Message 61631 - Posted: 1 Dec 2019, 17:03:06 UTC - in response to Message 61630.  

I supposed I could put Ubuntu on Oracle Virtual box to get WUs, but that's just not as efficient as running them natively in Windows


I agree. in contrast, there seems to be virtually no hit when running Windows tasks under WINE on Linux.
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Message 61632 - Posted: 1 Dec 2019, 17:03:17 UTC

There are only 3 or 4 researchers active at the moment, and it only takes about 3,000 models to cover the range of values that are needed for any individual project.

There were several batches of Windows work a few weeks ago. Now the researchers are waiting for the results to slowly return.

The worst are from those people who hoard a large number, and then spend a few months slowly running them.

This is possibly the most over subscribed BOINC project on the planet. Not everyone is going to get work.
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Message 62155 - Posted: 26 Feb 2020, 1:48:49 UTC - in response to Message 61632.  

Hi,

I'm also not getting any work for my Windows machine. However the Project Status page shows 1353 tasks ready to send, all of them for the task "UK Met Office HadAM4 at N216 resolution". Is this one of those Unix/Linux-only Tasks? If not, any idea why I'm not getting anything? My Event Log just says "No tasks sent", with no other reason.

Thanks.

Doug
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Message 62156 - Posted: 26 Feb 2020, 4:17:48 UTC - in response to Message 62155.  

Yes, they're all Linux.
To see what's what, look at the Application name, in this case UK Met Office HadAM4 at N216 resolution, then at the Applications page to find which OS they're for.
Or: remember that Weather At Home 2 (wah2) are the Windows models.

There's no Windows work in sight at the moment.
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