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Posts by KAMasud

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Site problems (Message 64600)
Posted 9 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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WU N216 only forty are in contact with the server. N144, only two are in contact with the server. Why cannot it be possible to clear up all these WU's out there in the wide blue yonder during this breakdown or whatever of CPDN? 25000 WU's of Wah2 are silent. So are others.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't attach to project. project is temporarily unavailable But . . (Message 64590)
Posted 5 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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I do not have any Windows WU's but I corrected it this morning due to Collatz. So, we corrected it on our site but some servers? Never mind, not important. As long as they know but Les, is this an addiction?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Site problems (Message 64585)
Posted 4 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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We are stuck until Berkeley wakes up? I do not believe in this statement. How has World Community Grid worked around this problem?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks by application = hoarding (Message 64581)
Posted 3 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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Then I have three being shown as validation pending?

There are a few BOINC options not used by this project; validation pending is one of them.
So what's recorded against this option for each task is whatever was there when the task finished.

So ignore it.

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I know that part, ignoring it. My point is, if I have only around 1/3 of the tasks being shown against my name then 2/3 is erroneous. Now if we apply this against all the tasks out there in the World, where is the truth? Somewhat a Gnostic or Mystic kind of question.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks by application = hoarding (Message 64578)
Posted 3 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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KAMasud -

As pointed out elsewhere, on WCC the Africa Rainfall Project does NOT have GPU tasks. Only the Open Pandemics Project does.

As far as your "ghost" tasks, I am not sure what you mean by your "accounts page".

According to the CPDN server your Computer #1 (the one with the GPU) has 1 task in progress, Computer #2 (I710750H) has 7 in progress, and Computer #3 (I7-8750H) has 6 in progress. All of these tasks were downloaded in the last month or two.

If the Tasks tab in the BOINC Manager on your computer shows more that these, you have "lost" or "ghost" tasks.

To clear this up, when you have NO tasks on your computer according to the CPDN Server, go to the Projects tab and Remove the project. Wait 10 minutes. Add the Project back. This has always worked for me.

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The problem is, I have according to the site data thirteen WU's in progress. Whereas I have five in progress. Eight WU's are missing(Internet black hole grabbed them). I will remove my computers from the project then re-add them, will it solve the problem? i7-8750H has three WU's while i710750 has two WU's. Linux in VB.
Then I have three being shown as validation pending?
Now Africa Rainfall Project, why is my event log saying there are GPU WU's available but they need my Intel GPU and not my regular Nvidia?
Never mind, not a life and death situation.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Site problems (Message 64561)
Posted 2 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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World Community Grid is under new management. No longer IBM, but now Krembil.

Well, they've made an agreement to move, but it's likely to be a slow, extended, transfer. I think that for the moment, the project is still running on IBM hardware.


I have no idea about the hardware, but the appearance of the WCG web site has changed dramatically. I do not like the looks of it, but I will eventually get used to it.

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From a colourful Mardi Gras kind of nightclub to a fully sterile hospital or a laboratory? :) I do not like it either but will have to get on with it.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks by application = hoarding (Message 64559)
Posted 1 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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Well, there is nothing left to hoard. I thought I would never see the day when Linux tasks would be zero. :) Congratulations.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Site problems (Message 64553)
Posted 1 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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09/30/21 23:11:54 | climateprediction.net | Scheduler request failed: Peer certificate cannot be authenticated with given CA certificates
From my event log just now.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Site problems (Message 64552)
Posted 1 Oct 2021 by KAMasud
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There is something wrong system-wide. The following is what I get on my browser when opening up the CPDN website. Collatz has collapsed while World Community Grid seems to be suffering from asthma.
Warning: file_get_contents(): SSL operation failed with code 1. OpenSSL Error messages: error:14090086:SSL routines:ssl3_get_server_certificate:certificate verify failed in /home/boinc/cpdnboinc/html/inc/header.inc on line 9

Warning: file_get_contents(): Failed to enable crypto in /home/boinc/cpdnboinc/html/inc/header.inc on line 9

Warning: file_get_contents(https://www.cpdn.org/menu_boinc.xml): failed to open stream: operation failed in /home/boinc/cpdnboinc/html/inc/header.inc on line 9
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks by application = hoarding (Message 64468)
Posted 16 Sep 2021 by KAMasud
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As for Windows tasks when and if they are available I might shift back from World Community Grid. They have a Climate Africa Model which runs on GPU's.

Not to my knowledge unless it started today. And I didn't get notified of a new beta. Their OPNG COVID tasks run on GPUs, but that's it I believe. Their climate model tasks run on linux/windows/mac in 32 bit and 64 bit.

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Most of my COVID run on ARM architecture which has no GPU. As to the laptops, I have allowed all types to run. They come, they go. Maybe I might catch which WU is making use of my GPU. Anyway, hoarding is a zero-sum game. I can get hold of a lot of Windows tasks in cache mode. My settings are such. 24 threads, ten plus ten days but I myself mark no further WU's after 36 WU's. It is useless, selfish to grab further WU's.
As to Linux tasks, it is useless to hoard those also.
However, I have a lot of ghost WU's on my account, of which I have no knowledge or the server has no knowledge. Maybe, lost in transmission. Which reminds me of a secret internet Black Hole. WU's enter it and then vanish. I wish someone would clean up our accounts pages. My account page shows I have twenty in progress but the fact is, I only have eight WU's. The rest, I have no idea except for the Black Hole theory.
P.S. I checked, COVID 19 is quietly using my GPU on the laptops.
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not running tasks on one desktop but runs on others (Message 64466)
Posted 15 Sep 2021 by KAMasud
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World Community Grid is running Africa Rainfall Model. Those are GPU tasks. Interesting as to how they are running them on GPU? Collaboration between CPDN and WCG sounds fascinating. They sent two WU to me but I do not know when and how. Sneaky lot.
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not running tasks on one desktop but runs on others (Message 64461)
Posted 14 Sep 2021 by KAMasud
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Hi
OK Just seems funny tasks are running for the climateprediction module on other pc's I have but I guess it selects the computers that best suit.
Thanks for getting back to me

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Cross talk or whatever. Penbrice, others are telling you that there are NO Windows tasks available, period. Some of your computers might cache some tasks which they are running.
https://www.cpdn.org/server_status.php
Go, check the Server Status. No Windows task available. Linux tasks are available and if you are so keen on running tasks. Download Virtual Box from Oracle and run the Linux tasks. For some kind of instructions go to the Linux section of the Message boards.
Please don't sound so pathetic or we all might end up crying.
13) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : World’s biggest plant to capture CO2 from the air just opened in Iceland (Message 64460)
Posted 14 Sep 2021 by KAMasud
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Research conducted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) points to livestock as the culprit for producing the most methane (CH4) per day, thereby increasing the threat of Global Warming. (Read: Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States)

This finding is supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stating that livestock is the “largest source of methane from human-related activities.”

Methane is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, and flammable natural gas on Earth used for fuel and has been claimed by experts to contribute to the Global Warming phenomenon due to methane’s more effective heat-trapping capability in the Earth’s atmosphere than Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

Livestock, particularly cows, emit methane gas through their fart. PNAS research claims cows’ noxious flatulence are producing twice as much methane gas as previously believed by scientists. A single cow can produce between 250 litres and 500 litres (about 66 gallons to 132 gallons) of methane a day.
https://www.quora.com/What-animal-produces-the-most-methane-in-a-day?share=1
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https://www.ibtimes.com/cow-farts-have-larger-greenhouse-gas-impact-previously-thought-methane-pushes-climate-1487502

The EPA has also recognized the contribution cow farts are making to Earth’s greenhouse gases, stating earlier that globally, livestock is the “largest source of methane from human-related activities,” and are the third-largest source of methane in the U.S. A 1995 study of methane emissions from cattle found that cows typically lose about 6 per cent of their ingested energy as methane, partly a result of their slow digestive process. A single cow can produce between 250 and 500 litres, or about 66 to 132 gallons, of methane a day (the average U.S. vehicle gas tank can hold about 16 gallons of gas).
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We will have to fit a mini plant at the backside of every herbivore, which includes us also.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks by application = hoarding (Message 64450)
Posted 11 Sep 2021 by KAMasud
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I was also thinking over the matter. I am running Linux tasks, so what is the argument about, Windows Tasks? With the amount of memory these Linux tasks use, a person not in his right mind may quite possibly be hoarding a few but that is about it.
As for Windows tasks when and if they are available I might shift back from World Community Grid. They have a Climate Africa Model which runs on GPU's.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks by application = hoarding (Message 64447)
Posted 10 Sep 2021 by KAMasud
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I live in arid, hot South Asia. At night when I switch on my Air conditioning(to sleep), all my threads are running. In the morning I switch off the air conditioning and as the day heats up and my machines start heating up, I start suspending tasks. Clock speed increases.
If that is hoarding, then so be it.
Anyway, the project seems to be undergoing maintenance frequently and spends most of its time in dry-dock. Hoarding is a good idea. Now, any good ideas as to how to hoard WU's?


While it is possible to hoard tasks by say temporarily setting your number of cores available to far above what you use in practice, - counting virtual ones I have 16 cores but much of the time depending on task type run only 5, hoarding can increase the time taken for work units to be returned to the project which really doesn't help the science. However having enough work in the buffer to last ten or even twenty days at the rate you get through the tasks, isn't what I count as hoarding.

Also the major problem with this is computers that are either switched off or doing other work to the extent that tasks take six months or more which often renders the results useless for those doing PhD research.

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I was feeling a bit feline. Anyway, without hoarding I can download and keep at least forty-eight tasks minimum but as I said, the ambient temperature forces me to decide how many tasks to run at any given time. So, hoarding is not possible or feasible for me.
I know people hoard and it is irritating to the extreme but human nature and it has been going on ever since this project started up. That is why I keep bringing up these year-long completion dates. They should be slashed to four months but that is a different story and except for banging your head against a granite wall, useless to even mention. Ask Les, he is the resident expert.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks by application = hoarding (Message 64436)
Posted 9 Sep 2021 by KAMasud
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I live in arid, hot South Asia. At night when I switch on my Air conditioning(to sleep), all my threads are running. In the morning I switch off the air conditioning and as the day heats up and my machines start heating up, I start suspending tasks. Clock speed increases.
If that is hoarding, then so be it.
Anyway, the project seems to be undergoing maintenance frequently and spends most of its time in dry-dock. Hoarding is a good idea. Now, any good ideas as to how to hoard WU's?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : WU Marked As Abandoned, Still Running On Computer (Message 64397)
Posted 24 Aug 2021 by KAMasud
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Best guess: It's not really doing anything useful, so get rid of it.

Climate models were never intended for VMs and the like, and any results produced may not be what would be produced from the same starting data set, as just running it on a plain computer.

And I'll bet THAT starts lots of arguments.

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No arguments from my side but I have been reading that statement for quite a few days.
Les, have you observed something? Let us know, please.
Which might start an argument. No guarantees.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation Errors (Message 64381)
Posted 18 Aug 2021 by KAMasud
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Les, I am not meddling with anything. Now I have WU's ready to report with nothing in the transfers folder. I was just wondering if the server tells the WU to generate trickles or whatever.
When you go to the Server Status page everything is dead. Then I check with my Boinc and WU's are ready to report? So, that Internet Black Hole Theory comes to mind. Stacie at Collatz Conjecture has made up a pretty realistic looking Theory about Black Holes. Never mind.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation Errors (Message 64371)
Posted 17 Aug 2021 by KAMasud
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What is the function of trickles, this handshake that goes on between server and client? I am not seeing any zip files in the uploads section. A bit peculiar. Eight WU's running normally generates a zip file or two per day. I can see the message of trickles being stuck.
20) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Climate change in the News (Message 64370)
Posted 17 Aug 2021 by KAMasud
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Suddenly, the mountain ranges and highlands have started to look good.


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