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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 61272)
Posted 18 Oct 2019 by archeye
I have only recently started supporting this project again after a long gap.

I noticed that most of the trickles did upload ok but I had 2 zip files that would not for some reason to do with the project server.

I have now 5 wah2 tasks.

I will let these run but have set the project to "no new work" in boinc manager.

It does not seem worthwhile to run tasks when the upload does not seem to work reliably.

From what I read in other places of the forum the communication (internet) is not so reliable for the project and this is the main reason uploads do not complete.

The boinc community activity for this project in running the tasks should be supported with a reliable means of uploading the results.

Maybe one solution is to set up one or more virtual project servers in a good internet coverage location to manage all the distribution and uploads of tasks.

Then the project team could just communicate with this remote location whenever they needed to update the tasks to be sent out and download the results.

Just trying to propose a possible way forward :)
2) Questions and Answers : Getting started : How are the climate prediction tasks designed to work? (Message 61020)
Posted 26 Sep 2019 by archeye
Thanks a lot for your reply.

For info, these are other messages I see;

and I will keep going with these tasks :)

also, some of the uploads must have worked. I now see some credit on my account.


1617 26/09/2019 16:13:06 [error] Error reported by file upload server: [] locked by file_upload_handler PID=141543


1618 26/09/2019 16:13:06 Temporarily failed upload of transient upload error
3) Questions and Answers : Getting started : How are the climate prediction tasks designed to work? (Message 61001)
Posted 26 Sep 2019 by archeye
I am running my first 2 tasks for this project and just wish to understand better how the project tasks are running on my computer.

It looks like there are regular attempts to upload zip files as each task progresses.

I read in other forums and the word "trickle" is used. Is this what is happening here?

If it is I assume it is to reduce the size of the final completed task upload.

However, when I look at the messages in the Boinc Manager there are many regular repeats of the same thing and they all show "project communication failed".

Is this normal?