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Posts by crashtech

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Scheduler request too recent (Message 61866)
Posted 31 Dec 2019 by crashtech
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So, I'm getting this 3600+ second wait even though NO work has been sent to the client. I'm wondering how many hours it will sit idling, waiting for work that may never come?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Free-DC reports negative credits today for CPDN (Message 60630)
Posted 10 Jul 2019 by crashtech
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https://www.climateprediction.net/stats/tables.xml doesn't work for me either at this time.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60520)
Posted 1 Jul 2019 by crashtech
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To be honest I don't have any issue with the outage, but it's slightly annoying to have to search the user forum to see if uploads can be enabled again. A push notification through BOINC once things are made right would be welcome.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/Notifications
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60469)
Posted 27 Jun 2019 by crashtech
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Wow, I picked a bad time to return to CPDN. My upload queues are choked with work that can't go anywhere. Hopefully suspending the project will help retain completed work on local machines. There are disk space warnings that make me think some work may end up being lost for good.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Free-DC reports negative credits today for CPDN (Message 60452)
Posted 26 Jun 2019 by crashtech
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A year should be OK.

I suspect this is just the problem with the credit not showing due to things currently running on the backup server. There are a few of the more obscure pages not being accessible at the moment as well. (Ones used just by project staff and moderators.)

Edit: Have you checked your credit under your user account here?

I hadn't until you asked. Credit here seems to be okay, although there is nothing showing (yet) for any recent work. If I take the recent negative updated credit amount shown on Free-DC, reverse the sign and add it to my total credit shown on Free-DC, the number matches almost exactly with my total credit shown here. That would suggest that a very old version of the stats was uploaded, though how that could happen I would have no clue.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Free-DC reports negative credits today for CPDN (Message 60444)
Posted 25 Jun 2019 by crashtech
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I just returned to CPDN ater a long break, there were problems with credit reporting then, and from the looks of it, they've only gotten worse. My reward for returning? Negative 4.2 million!


How long a break? I could imagine issues if before the last big multi-week crash but would hesitate to give this to Andy till checking whether things return to normal after next weekend's credit run.


I'm honestly not sure. It may have been close to a year? Here's a link to the relevant Free-DC page for my team:

https://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=team&proj=bcpdn&team=4

I'm still crunching on some CPDN work in hopes that the credits will get straightened out.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Free-DC reports negative credits today for CPDN (Message 60425)
Posted 24 Jun 2019 by crashtech
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I just returned to CPDN ater a long break, there were problems with credit reporting then, and from the looks of it, they've only gotten worse. My reward for returning? Negative 4.2 million!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : What Happened ??? (Message 58186)
Posted 12 May 2018 by crashtech
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I have hundreds of tasks in various stage of completion which were suspended while the project got its act back together.

But it's clear that is not going to happen. Now that the latest "fix" has caused CPDN to vanish from the 2018 Formula BOINC Marathon, showing negative 4 billion points for the year, I am, with a mix of regret and disaffection, going to abort many hundreds of hours of ongoing CPU work done for this project.

I'm sure some will find my attitude appalling; it's fine if you want to judge my commitment to climate science and find it lacking. But do consider that there was an implicit agreement when CPDN set up a points system for those who like to play that way, and it's not me that broke that agreement.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit Status (Message 57412)
Posted 28 Nov 2017 by crashtech
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Credits still seem broken. There's an additional reason why credits are important to me, and that's because I'm on a team. Therefore there is a sense of duty to my teammates to do my best in the various projects in which we participate, of which Climate Prediction is one. A very worthy one, I might add, so it's with great ambivalence that I have had to cut down greatly on the amount of work I'm doing for the project, yet not cutting it off completely. I do hope this problem eventually gets addressed, it's my wish to divert more resources to this project on a permanent basis.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit Status (Message 57267)
Posted 30 Oct 2017 by crashtech
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Just wanted to post a "thank you," as it seems that the stats are getting closer to being fixed.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit Status (Message 56974)
Posted 26 Sep 2017 by crashtech
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The credit system can be valuable when fine-tuning resource allocation. Since I'm juggling 26 different BOINC projects on 11 different machines, the stats generated by the points system are a valuable tool. I'm going to be ramping down my contribution to Climate Prediction for a while, until this issue is resolved.




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