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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Some PCs Trickling, Some Not (Message 41405)
Posted 31 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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The home page is indeed up (there was a faulty network switch, which I've replaced), although the phpBB board has developed some sort of bizarre fault and is still down. Other servers are full but I am emptying them as fast as I can. My rough calculations were that they would last until next year but they have filled up more rapidly than planned.
22) Questions and Answers : Windows : cpdn website (Message 41395)
Posted 30 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Various servers have failed over the holiday period - please refer to the news thread in "Number Crunching":

http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_thread.php?id=5447
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't upload for 12 days (Message 41392)
Posted 30 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Any updates on this issue from the project staff?


Not from project staff, but I have updated the news thread as mentioned in the post above.
I might be able to get in to Oxford tomorrow, and if the problem is something that does not require spare parts or infrastructure changes then some machines should subsequently start running again.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Uploads Fail (Message 41380)
Posted 29 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Thank you, gentlemen.

By the way, I just had an idea for something that might bring climateapps1 back on line, although if it works it might not be successful for 24 hours or so.
25) Message boards : Number crunching : Uploads Fail (Message 41378)
Posted 29 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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You should be OK for uploads from the 25th; if the problem with kraken is just a power failure then it will be up within a few days and climateapps1 shouldn't be much longer.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Uploads Fail (Message 41375)
Posted 29 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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If the project is left without any maintenance for such long period, then we got from the staff the worst Christmas gift - true bouquet of permanent and growing problems.


These problems are hardly permanent. However, they need staff to fix them, and CPDN currently has no computing staff whatsoever. I don't work for CPDN any more and have not done so since 1/12/10, although I will do what I can whilst we wait for the new recruits to be appointed. Hopefully this will be within one month as both posts have been filled.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't upload for 12 days (Message 41358)
Posted 25 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Very good tip, but kraken does not respond , because (IMO) he has crashed again.


It certainly looks like that, as I can't get in to that machine, although it was up yesterday. I note that two other machines in the same rack are also down, which suggests that there may be a more widespread problem than just one machine crashing - perhaps a loss of power to that particular rack.
If I get chance to go in during the holidays I will do so, although I'm not in Oxford at the moment and can't do so immediately.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't upload for 12 days (Message 41355)
Posted 24 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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If you put this URL into your browser:

http://kraken.oerc.ox.ac.uk/cpdn_cgi/file_upload_handler


...and you then see this:

<data_server_reply>
    <status>1</status>
    <message>no command</message>
</data_server_reply>


Then all is working as it should.
That machine is definitely accepting uploads - huge quantities of data are coming in. By the time my successor finally arrives they'll have a lot of data to shift.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Project file upload handler is missing (Message 41316)
Posted 18 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Found this thread on the issue:
http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/forum_thread.php?id=7051

Replaced the handlr with handler
Replaced the handlrr with handler
...for all zip files in client_state.xml.

Uploads are going finally.


Thanks - apologies for not getting back to you faster.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : Project file upload handler is missing (Message 41312)
Posted 17 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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It means that the URL in your client_state.xml file is wrong, probably because the mystery mis-spelling bug has struck, or that one of the file_upload_handler aliases has not been defined in httpd.conf for this server.

It's very annoying that BOINC client says that the file_upload_handler is missing, which is not the case here.
31) Message boards : Number crunching : No credits in last 3 days??? (Message 41274)
Posted 13 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Credits are again failing, no doubt to attend to more important matters as before.


The script is in fact running at the moment.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : No credits in last 3 days??? (Message 41264)
Posted 12 Dec 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Thanks for your assistance, Mo.
The problem at the moment is there is a lot of demand on the database for connections. We have only one database and so when it reaches the maximum number any other script is refused. Unfortunately, that has often been the credit script recently, which means that I have to try running it manually.
New staff have been interviewed so we hope to get some people in soon who might be able to deal with this.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Mac OSX Intel running HADAM3P Eu ??? (Message 41149)
Posted 23 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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I've not got any orders to do more HadCM3L at the moment, although there are plenty of FAMOUS models left for now.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Regional Test WU's still valid? (Message 41103)
Posted 19 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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They are still useful, so please do continue to run them.
35) Message boards : Number crunching : [topic]HadCM3L (Message 41097)
Posted 19 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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I didn't rebuild the application before generating the most recent workunits, as it's for the same sort of experiment that was previously done with that model and we're a bit short-staffed at the moment.
36) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Misconfiguration e-mail (Message 41093)
Posted 19 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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Briefly I just wanted to know if it is worth my transferring my home PC to your new regional experiment instead of the CP.net I've had running for a long time now.


Please keep running what you're currently running - it's all useful!
37) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Want to run Weatherathome but already have an account (Message 41081)
Posted 18 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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I've added a note to the registration page which hopefully makes this clearer.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Initial replication: 1 (Message 41060)
Posted 17 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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It is intentional; my instructions were to set it as such. As for why, that would indeed be a matter for the physicists to answer.
39) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Misconfiguration e-mail (Message 41055)
Posted 16 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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I'm trying to use vista parental controls. When it has notified me I'm blocking the climate modules I've added exceptions. So far I've added:
famous_6.11
hadam3p_eu_6.05
hadam3p_saf_6.05
hadcm3trans_6.04
hadsm3_6.07


I've re-enabled your system, so we can see if that works.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer wasting multiple models (Message 41019)
Posted 11 Nov 2010 by Profile Milo Thurston
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All done - hopefully for good this time.


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