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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit inconsistancy. (Message 54999)
Posted 26 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
It is screamingly obvious to me, simply from the results I have quoted here, that the way they are running things is not right. I have been with the project for a long time, but sadly, I have crunched my last cpdn work unit here. They are using a resource, but fail to understand its dynamics. Detatching. I hope they learn something from that.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit inconsistancy. (Message 54996)
Posted 25 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
So what you are saying is the effects are to be expected and correct.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit inconsistancy. (Message 54989)
Posted 24 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
The effect I am seeing is the credit granted to work units of the same application at the same project. GPU work is not a factor here either.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit inconsistancy. (Message 54987)
Posted 24 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
What I mean, simply put, is that cpdn used my machine for periods of time and granted credit, apparently, on other criteria. Frankly, it makes no difference to me what the job was doing, what matters is that it was using my systems, thus preventing other BOINC projects from using them, for periods, usually extended periods, of time.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit inconsistancy. (Message 54973)
Posted 20 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
Whilst we are waiting for the credit adjustment of those results, lets have a look at these...

>>>
19691493 10594489 1392227 4 Jun 2016 4:31:21 UTC 22 Jun 2016 10:14:04 UTC Completed 419,595.89 413,064.60 18,258.20 18,258.20 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
19652717 10564965 1392227 26 May 2016 13:30:53 UTC 28 Jun 2016 10:47:15 UTC Completed 668,194.80 656,637.20 9,898.90 9,898.90 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
19636470 10550587 1392227 4 Jun 2016 8:06:01 UTC 21 Jul 2016 8:00:30 UTC Completed 594,126.85 580,855.90 9,898.90 9,898.90 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
19634177 10548422 1392227 4 Jun 2016 14:08:08 UTC 23 Jul 2016 2:23:52 UTC Completed 573,682.269 562,921.40 9,898.90 9,898.90 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
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6) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit inconsistancy. (Message 54961)
Posted 18 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
Fair enough.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit inconsistancy. (Message 54954)
Posted 18 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
I mentioned in another thread recently a problem with suspending and restarting jobs. I have been waiting for the last of my cpdn work units to finish, which it now has. I looked at my results page to check everything was good with results from the last few days. What I saw distrubed me.

>>>
20027986 10726123 1411044 13 Oct 2016 16:39:03 UTC 18 Oct 2016 13:03:57 UTC Completed 247,734.29 244,198.20 779.66 779.66 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
20027182 10751049 1411044 13 Oct 2016 6:48:05 UTC 17 Oct 2016 6:04:18 UTC Completed 211,985.74 208,492.50 3,059.47 3,059.47 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
20024387 10756708 1411044 12 Oct 2016 19:05:39 UTC 16 Oct 2016 21:36:27 UTC Completed 231,223.01 226,950.60 5,339.28 5,339.28 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
20022060 10754457 1411044 12 Oct 2016 18:01:21 UTC 16 Oct 2016 18:08:22 UTC Completed 233,385.97 229,230.70 5,339.28 5,339.28 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
20021964 10754361 1411044 12 Oct 2016 18:01:21 UTC 16 Oct 2016 7:30:22 UTC Error while computing 215,353.16 211,354.10 5,339.28 5,339.28 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
20019882 10752351 1411044 12 Oct 2016 21:05:17 UTC 17 Oct 2016 0:23:39 UTC Completed 227,234.29 223,338.40 4,579.34 4,579.34 Weather At Home 2 (wah2) v8.12
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So, jobs that run for days sometimes get thousands of credits, whilst here, the longest running of those gets 779.66. Even the job that crashed when I restarted them got 5,339.28.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors. (Message 54939)
Posted 16 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
I suspend each task, I didn't know you could do the other, useful to know. If you are seeing the problem as well it does tend to infer a weakness somewhere in the app.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors. (Message 54937)
Posted 16 Oct 2016 by Profile adrianxw
I needed to run a job on my machine, and needed to suspend all BOINC jobs. No problem really, easy enough to do. Today, the job was finished so I released all the suspended jobs. Upon doing so, one of the cpdn jobs errored out. I looked here to see what was wrong with it and found that I had a number of earlier wu's also in the error state, some quickly, others after quite a long time. Is there something a bit flaky with the app?
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Disk space. (Message 53150)
Posted 19 Dec 2015 by Profile adrianxw
Yes, it certainly does. I spent a while deleting old stuff, application versions etc. which has released some space. Now CAS@Home is also looking like a clean up is needed.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Disk space. (Message 53148)
Posted 19 Dec 2015 by Profile adrianxw
Job is still running but has dropped to 2.50GB now. I'll keep an eye on it. I don't recall having a CPDN wu crash actually.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Disk space. (Message 53146)
Posted 19 Dec 2015 by Profile adrianxw
I am currently crunching wah2_eu25_j6hd_199612_12_010209245_0, I have set it's quota up to try and get it finished quickly, but it's disk usage is huge, over 18GB at the moment, I have less than 5GB left free on the disk, and other projects, (Cosmology and POEM at the moment), are giving messages saying they cannot download work for lack of space. I have, obviously, set no new tasks.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Weather@Home. (Message 48230)
Posted 25 Feb 2014 by Profile adrianxw
Understood, I'll ignore it then.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Weather@Home. (Message 48211)
Posted 21 Feb 2014 by Profile adrianxw
I received an invite to join Weather@Home but cannot find it on the BOINC Manager add project list, nor a URL for it here. For now at least, I'm happy to do it, but can't.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Error after completion. (Message 46765)
Posted 14 Aug 2013 by Profile adrianxw
My last CPDN job, "finished" completely, ie. it reported 100%, but still showed as running in BOINC manager. I left it like that in case it was organising it's result files or similar, but it was still like that the following day. It was not using any CPU time according to the task manager, so I stopped the process and BOINC Manager immediately flagged it as a computation error. It still had a trickle up pending, which has since gone. I don't know if my action in response to its inaction has lost anything however, sorry if it has, but I don't believe it should have put me in that position in the first place.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error. (Message 46216)
Posted 14 May 2013 by Profile adrianxw
No hardware issues, no overclocking, no changes for over a year. It has failed on all machines that have tried it.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library error. (Message 46189)
Posted 11 May 2013 by Profile adrianxw
This wu arrived overnight sometime. It has run 16:14:29 at the moment and is still running. I found a run time error report this evening. I tried to cut and paste but it won't let me, so I'll type it, format will be a little different.

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

(X) Runtime Error!

Program: ...\climateprediction.net\hadcm3n_6.07_windows_intelx86.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

[OK]

As said, the job appears to be proceeding. It is currently showing 2.874% done, 16:23:31 elapsed and 551:58:18 remaining. However, when I pressed the OK button, it bombed out. I can see that nobody has got through it yet.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Complete, but still running. (Message 46050)
Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Profile adrianxw
Yes, that is the one. It is still running now.

<edit>
Something else I just noticed, it was sending trickles up regularly, but they seemed to stop a few days ago.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Complete, but still running. (Message 46047)
Posted 25 Apr 2013 by Profile adrianxw
My current model completed this morning some time, when I looked at about 08:00 it was 100%, remaining ---, but was still running. I've seen similar before as finished jobs write and compress their result files etc. but it is still running now some 10 hours later.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : WU crashed, am investigating. (Message 44402)
Posted 14 Jun 2012 by Profile adrianxw
I have Avast AV software on here, and my wifes machine. It has been so for a long time, (years), and I've not seen these problems before. I can see that today is not the first CPDN wu that I've lost, just not noticed it before, there was another earlier this year, ie after the IP switch, none showing from before. It has been running CPDN since 2004.

The machines normally run 24/7 crunching BOINC, they don't shut down/hibernate. I have an Apache webserver on this machine, which also has been problematic since January.

I can't see how the IP switch could be causing the problem(s) I am seeing either, but the timing of all this is hard to ignore.


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