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1) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Delete old computers from account data (Message 60896)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile geophi
Edit...never mind.
2) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Terms used for CPU/Processor/Core/Thread or the likes ... (usage limits in preferences)in (Message 60876)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile geophi
Choosing 50% for the "use at most xxx % of the CPUs" will allow just 2 tasks being run at a time on that i3.
Didn't work for me, as have 100% on 4/8 Cores/Threads and took only one.

What WAS working is set the
* Your account,
* cpdnboinc preferences
and here
* Resource share from 100 to another number,
for Example I used 400 and then I got 4 CPUs loaded of 8, so far I can tell that after just 3 Tasks successful, 2 failed - mean had 4 on 8 Threads running.

so at the 8 Thread I use 400 to use 50% of all,
and at the 4 Thread CPUs I use 200 now and will see if also 50% of is bussy next time.

I'm not sure that things are as you infer. There has only been a couple new batches released since June 23rd, and those batches were misconfigured and failed on all PCs. So any tasks that your PC has picked up since the beginning of July have been tasks that failed, or timed out, on other PCs. These are few and far between and determined by the luck of the draw as to when your boinc requests vs. the infrequent availability of those previously failed tasks.

If you have boinc configured to use 50% of your available CPUs, and you have a core i7 with hyperthreading on (4 cores/8 threads), you will get 4 tasks when there are lots of tasks available.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : User Forum - missing options. (Message 60854)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile geophi
When I look at a thread or post, it goes red.

I'm not seeing that. Also, like if I went to a list of tasks for a computer and had looked at a task through a link, that used to turn red. Now I don't see that either.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Preferences - project options missing (Message 60849)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile geophi
I think Jim means that you can't choose the model type on that page like you used to. The dev site didn't have those options but I thought that was by design. I hope that those options come back on the main site as some people are going to want to exclude some of the memory heavy apps supposedly coming here. I'll bring it up via e-mail to Andy.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Credits (Message 60833)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile geophi
[Any news as to when we might see the backlog cleared. I have WU 1136956,Task 2173587 finished at the end of July but still stuck]

I don't know what to tell you. The server for the CAM25 models is often unreliable and one to a few of the uploads from a single model might get stuck with a partial upload status. There are some pertinent messages related to CAM25 uploads in the last 50 or so posts in this thread

What would I do? Probably abort the task or abort the upload transfers. Far from an ideal situation.
6) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : *** Running 32bit CPDN from 64bit Linux - IMPORTANT *** (Message 60806)
Posted 7 Aug 2019 by Profile geophi
Jim 1348. I think you're replying to my post from early June. The small amount was 10 in one batch. The large amount was 550.

Some changes are being tested on the dev site for this application. Not sure when main site batches will be released, and how big they will be.
7) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : *** Running 32bit CPDN from 64bit Linux - IMPORTANT *** (Message 60805)
Posted 7 Aug 2019 by Profile geophi
Not sure what 32bit libraries Ubuntu will continue to maintain, but this statement seems to indicate some support in 19.10 and 20.04.

A new type of linux app/model called openifs has been compiled and tested as a 64 bit application on the development site. Not sure where it is at in the process of getting ready to deploy to the main site. It needs to be 64bit because it has very large memory requirements relative to other released cpdn models.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Credits (Message 60759)
Posted 31 Jul 2019 by Profile geophi
Local credits and the external credits are two totally different matters.
What you're talking about is local credit.

And why your completed model got less credit than a failed model is something else for discussion.
Especially as it seems that none of the other person's zips got returned, only the trickles.

It's because they still haven't run the credit script since Jean-David's last trickle. Andy did a manual run that finished before that last trickle a week ago and the credit script hasn't been run since.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit scoring question. (Message 60720)
Posted 25 Jul 2019 by Profile geophi
More than likely the credit script ran before your last trickle came into the database. So, on the next credit run, I would think you'll end up with the same credits as your wing-man.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc config question (Message 60698)
Posted 22 Jul 2019 by Profile geophi
I admit to ignorance when it comes to how this sharing actually works. I think one of the problems is that cpdn tasks have incredibly long deadlines (most 11+ months) compared to other projects.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60613)
Posted 6 Jul 2019 by Profile geophi
Thanks for the history on the cam25's. I found the one in question, and it has returned 18 zips.

However, the ones that are stuck are #12 and #13. So it looks like they got lost in the shuffle.
If they have not uploaded by the time my other work has finished tomorrow, I will just can them
(as in trash can; I just realized that may not be clear to non-native English speakers).

What I've done with previous CAM25s that have persistently stuck uploads is just abort the transfers that are obviously stuck. After aborting the transfers, it will report the task, possibly as a success, and the scientists can determine whether the output is useful without the missing zips. I've only done this with the CAM25 tasks however since those are the ones that seem to occasionally have the rogue stuck uploads.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60518)
Posted 1 Jul 2019 by Profile geophi
I've got version 7.14.2, surely that's newer then version 6.12.xx mentioned above, so doesn't sound like that particular problem. This has been going on for days now...

My reply that mentioned the boinc version was in reponse to Chris L's and Dave's wondering about whether there is still a 14 day limit on upload tries before the task aborts...and whether cpdn now requires newer versions of boinc that may not have such limits.

The client version has nothing to do with a full disk on a project server.

13) Message boards : Number crunching : Long runs and low credits (Message 60508)
Posted 30 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
The PNW ones have gotten inflated credits relative to the other models types for a long time (when looking at credit for time crunched) so they are not the ones to compare other models to. The HADAM4 are in line with the other models such as SAM50, SAFR, SAS, ANZ and GLOBAL.

It's the SAM25, CAM25 and EU25 that are getting too low credits relative to the other models and those are being looked at for possible retroactive adjustment upward.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60483)
Posted 27 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
2. I think that this may only apply to VERY old versions of BOINC.

Not entirely sure if the current models will run on versions of BOINC that old though I can't remember what minimum version we need here is now?

The version of SSL/TLS that cpdn servers use (since https) requires the client to also have upgraded capabilities in that area. As I remember from when WCG upgraded, the minimum version of boinc that should work with the newer SSL/TLS is 6.12.xx. I remember because on some Linux PCs I was running 6.10.58 before the WCG changeover and I had to change.
15) Questions and Answers : Getting started : "Communications deferred" ... continuously (Message 60460)
Posted 26 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
Yes. It looks like you are having the same problem the one that mmonnin linked to. I was wondering if it was the https problem, but it's just the one associated with the server being full for that type of model. I hope they free up some space soon.
16) Questions and Answers : Getting started : "Communications deferred" ... continuously (Message 60450)
Posted 25 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
For the last couple of weeks, CPDN has stopped accepting my uploads. It keeps sending me new work units, but with all the uploads waiting, I am running out of disk space. What is happening?

Can you copy and paste the messages in the message log when the file uploads fail into a post here?

In boinc manager, in the Projects tab, click on and click on the Properties button the the left. Does the first line have https or http in it?
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : Tasks abandoned after computer crash (Message 60441)
Posted 25 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
There is no way for you to receive those tasks again. The tasks in those work units will be reissued to other computers.

It's frustrating to be sure, but it's happened to all of us at one time or another.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Free-DC reports negative credits today for CPDN (Message 60428)
Posted 24 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
Looking at boincstats, everything looks reasonable, but perhaps the stats were only good through yesterday and didn't take into account any oddities due to the server failover?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60414)
Posted 23 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
SAM and SAFR go to Jasmin. Full again.

The project IT people were notified of the SAM/SAFR problems early Saturday morning. Haven't heard anything back yet.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60408)
Posted 22 Jun 2019 by Profile geophi
upload3 for the hadam4 uploads is remote to oxford (at RAL?) so Sarah is trying to contact them.

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