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Message 52386 - Posted: 6 Aug 2015, 10:29:17 UTC

Just joining up again after a 3 year break but there does not seem to be any work units. I see there is some available for Linux, but none for windows.
Is the project over??
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Message 52387 - Posted: 6 Aug 2015, 10:38:34 UTC

Is the project over??


Far from it. There are tasks that will at some point make it over to here from the beta site from the various Weather At Home applications but I don't know how close they are to being ready for here. Inevitably if they are put on for general crunching before being tested properly and there are lots of failures that gets complaints. Fortunately being just a cruncher on both sites I don't have to make the decisions about when something is ready!

Sporadically there are tasks appearing which have failed on someone else's computer. Probably the short tasks are most likely to come up as many of those sent to Linux boxes will fail due to missing 32bit libraries. If your computer is on all the time there is a good chance of picking up one or two of these eventually.
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Message 52388 - Posted: 6 Aug 2015, 10:44:33 UTC - in response to Message 52386.  

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Message 52391 - Posted: 7 Aug 2015, 4:45:56 UTC - in response to Message 52386.  
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You just missed a batch of Pacific Northwest tasks and some short runs.
I took a break for a bit too and had to wait a couple weeks before they released more batches. I'm sure it won't be too long before they put out some more.
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Message 52508 - Posted: 7 Sep 2015, 18:02:04 UTC

I was running an ANZ task on my Windows 8.1 PC, then it was updated to Windows 10 and before I could stop it on the Advanced Option button it was rebooted by an automatic update and the task went awry. It is still seen as running, but it does not. Now I have started a hadam3p _eu_ task on my Linux box when I can control the updates more easily on SuSE Linux 13.1.
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Message 52511 - Posted: 9 Sep 2015, 19:08:57 UTC

Just picked up a HADCM3 Short so it's trickling out slowly.
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Message 52513 - Posted: 9 Sep 2015, 23:46:56 UTC - in response to Message 52511.  

The task you received was a failure from another participant, so no new work yet.
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Message 52514 - Posted: 10 Sep 2015, 9:35:42 UTC - in response to Message 52513.  

But this morning new tasks appeared, including the new WAH2 tasks.
I had to update my preferences to include them.
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Message 52515 - Posted: 10 Sep 2015, 14:30:24 UTC - in response to Message 52514.  

ed2353 wrote:
But this morning new tasks appeared, including the new WAH2 tasks...

Thanks for the heads up. Picking up a few of these now.
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Message 52768 - Posted: 30 Oct 2015, 12:02:29 UTC

And now we are running out of work.
When is the next batch of work awailble?
Thanks, because i am crunching other things than CPDN
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Message 52769 - Posted: 30 Oct 2015, 13:01:10 UTC - in response to Message 52768.  

All you can do is look out for announcements or the work appearing. I am lucky there are still a few thousand tasks in the queue for linux machines.
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Message 52770 - Posted: 30 Oct 2015, 16:37:13 UTC

Vox clamantis in deserto. Use Virtual Box, it is free.
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Message 52771 - Posted: 30 Oct 2015, 20:47:11 UTC

Sorry,
if the Climate Problem is THAT important, why are the no new jobs to crunch. Is this a serious job or just a playground for .... ??
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Message 52772 - Posted: 30 Oct 2015, 21:25:42 UTC - in response to Message 52771.  

ALL tasks come from researchers in various climate centres around the world.

It's entirely up to them when they decide that they need massive amounts of data for something that they're researching. And then they spend a lot of time working out the results of the data. In the case of attribution studies, this can be a very small difference between 2 sets of data.

None of this is new information.

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Message 52775 - Posted: 31 Oct 2015, 7:23:20 UTC - in response to Message 52772.  

ALL tasks come from researchers in various climate centres around the world.


So you're saying that the lack of tasks for Windows has nothing to do with the recent problems?
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Message 52776 - Posted: 31 Oct 2015, 7:35:29 UTC - in response to Message 52775.  

Correct.
You can see what's available any time you want to, by looking at the Server Status page in the blue menu to the left, 5 from the bottom.

And there hasn't been any Windows or Mac tasks for several weeks now.

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Message 52780 - Posted: 31 Oct 2015, 8:34:41 UTC - in response to Message 52776.  

And there hasn't been any Windows or Mac tasks for several weeks now.


Thanks.

But if that's the case, why is this project so aggressive about sending the following message?

31/10/2015 18:16:59 | climateprediction.net | Message from server: No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your project preferences on the web site.


If you're going to send that message every couple of days when I'm not able to get a CPDN task, shouldn't there be some work available?
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Message 52781 - Posted: 31 Oct 2015, 8:49:08 UTC - in response to Message 52780.  

But if that's the case, why is this project so aggressive about sending the following message?

31/10/2015 18:16:59 | climateprediction.net | Message from server: No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your project preferences on the web site.



Because, especially with a number of new mdel types having been introduced recently a lot of people have their settings such that only specific model types are allowed. I know I and many others have things et up so as to allow other types of model if our preferred ones are not available in which case the message will say that no others are available either. I don't know if there is an easy way of making the message clearer so it conveys the exact situation to everyone no matter what there settings are. #abovemypaygrade as just a fellow cruncher.
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Message 52790 - Posted: 1 Nov 2015, 1:50:36 UTC - in response to Message 52780.  

Paul

But if that's the case, why is this project so aggressive about sending the following message?

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If you're going to send that message every couple of days when I'm not able to get a CPDN task, shouldn't there be some work available?


You're confusing two things:

1) What BOINC, both at the client end, and at the project server end, is designed to do

2) What tasks get provide to the server work queues

It's BOINC that keeps sending the messages that you mention. How else is your computer going to know when something is available? And what?

It's the server queues that get filled with tasks WHEN AND IF they become available. And tasks are sent directly to the work queues from which ever research centre somewhere around the planet decides it needs more data.
And the result data is sent back to which ever data centre is being used by that research centre.
e.g. The result data from the ANZ models is sent to a data centre in Hobart, the capital of Australia's most southern state.


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Message 52805 - Posted: 7 Nov 2015, 17:58:46 UTC

Been waiting for weeks for a windows version for processing - still nothing. By the look of the server status page there are plenty going for Linux etc. why do I bother?
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