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1) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 55534)
Posted 21 Jan 2017 by Profile SolarSurfer
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Really old unfinished tasks are probably of no use now. That part of the research will most likely have finished, perhaps with the help of another small batch to cover the missing data areas.

But if you do detach, you can take the opportunity to also change to the new https address when re-attaching, which is https://www.cpdn.org.
And then spend forever changing all of your bookmarked urls as well. <Sigh> I didn't realise that I had so many.


I just successfully detached and reattached with no new work requested as I'm concentrating on WCG right now. I did both through BAM, since that was how I had set it up originally, but BAM didn't use the new URL when I reattached so I'm not sure if Willy doesn't know about it or if he just didn't set it up properly like what happened with QCN's URL change. Should I make a BAM bug report about it?

I still see the tasks in my In Progress list.

The ghost tasks weren't due until July and August 2017 when I got them. I don't know if that means anything in terms of their shelf life.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 55528)
Posted 20 Jan 2017 by Profile SolarSurfer
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There's over 200,000 tasks out there somewhere, so some people must have stockpiles.



I have 30 in my "stockpile" that are just hanging out in the ether somewhere since they are no longer on the physical machine. Can they be reissued so some other lucky person can crunch them?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Visual Fortran Errors (Message 52009)
Posted 1 Jun 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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I started getting them about a week ago for the first time on my Win7-64 laptop. After a few days running other projects, a new Climate Prediction task loaded and ran and immediately started throwing up the errors. I aborted it and reset the project, but it happened again with the next CP task, upon which I suspended the project to regain the use of the computer. All other projects run quite happily.


I might possibly have a workaround if you're interested. The problem just recurred again but this time, instead of clicking on the OK button in the error message, I suspended computation in the manager and exited BOINC. That closed the error message along with the manager. Then I rebooted, restarted BOINC, and resumed computation. So far no model has crashed and all seem to be running normally. Hopefully they will continue that way. I'll let you know if otherwise.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Visual Fortran Errors (Message 52005)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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If they happen more frequently now, then it may be necessary to work out what changed at the point where these failures suddenly increased. Which may not be easy to do.


If I wasn't so comfortably invested in Firefox's accoutrements I'd try using Chrome for a while to see how that went, but I'm probably too lazy to set it up. The Ubuntu machine hasn't had any of these errors so far.

Prior to 2011 I was running service installs too, but since I've been using GPUs for crunching I had to switch. It's only in the past two or three months that I've been getting these errors. Probably something to do with the unevenness of the MS/Mozilla update process as MS updates often seem detrimental to Firefox stability and/or performance. Think I'll just wait and see if it sorts itself out.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Visual Fortran Errors (Message 52002)
Posted 29 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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The VF errors are caused by the computer doing something that causes the main climate program to fail. It then issues a message of what it was doing at the time. Because this program is written in Visual FORTRAN, the error is labelled as such.



Yes, Les, but are these errors common? I don't remember having had them occur previously on my machines. Certainly not to the extent that they've been happening lately anyway, but maybe old age is catching up on me.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Visual Fortran Errors (Message 52000)
Posted 28 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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Another problem I've been having lately on Windows 7 machines:



I have been using Firefox each time. Once, I had suspended computation while I watched a movie on Netflix. The other times just surfing while the models were running. Twice it has crashed several models and, like today, I've had to resort to backups. A couple of other times I've gotten the messages but the models have seemed unaffected.

Any comments, suggestions?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Coupled model stuck, should I abort? (Message 51993)
Posted 27 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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Tried the long shot, but no luck.

It occurred to me that restarting BOINC may have been responsible for the problem in the first place, as the model had been doing fine up until my last backup and system update.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Coupled model stuck, should I abort? (Message 51986)
Posted 26 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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Task 18358840 has been stuck at 50.533% for four days. is there any way of fixing it, or should I abort?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : HadCM3 short errors (Message 51980)
Posted 23 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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It seems to me that the error rate for short models is significantly greater on my AMD machines than it is on the Intel ones.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Avira crashing my models (Message 51978)
Posted 22 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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11) Message boards : Number crunching : Avira crashing my models (Message 51976)
Posted 21 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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I have now submitted it to them as a false positive. Hopefully, that will solve the problem.

12) Message boards : Number crunching : Avira crashing my models (Message 51968)
Posted 20 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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I hope this is a false positive. Can I set Avira to ignore the file?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit updates? (Message 51941)
Posted 7 May 2015 by Profile SolarSurfer
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14) Message boards : Number crunching : Prevent BOINC requesting GPU work ? (Message 45070)
Posted 12 Oct 2012 by Profile SolarSurfer
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Projects that provide GPU work also provide one or two editable GPU options on the project's preferences page. These are enforceable on BOINC versions subsequent to 6.10. You won't see those options on your climateprediction.net preferences page since CPDN doesn't provide work for GPUs
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Running Climate on Dual boot machine (Message 11110)
Posted 19 Mar 2005 by Profile SolarSurfer
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&gt; I have 3 Prescott machines running, and they get so damn hot. ABIT
&gt; tool reports up to 70 degrees...do you have the same ? Or do you watercool
&gt; your machines ? :-)

Hi Ozric - you might wanna check out <a href="http://www.txeagle.info/cpdn/viewtopic.php?t=46&amp;sid=dce5c83ba76b59547b1a5cdd95ac7557">this thread</a> on cpdnforum regarding Prescott cooling.







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