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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to view task (Message 44328)
Posted 8 Jun 2012 by Starfire
Post:
Well, it has been a while ;)

Any news on this that I missed?

While not essential, it was nice to see the graphical results of the model.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload Failure (Message 44327)
Posted 8 Jun 2012 by Starfire
Post:
It seems to come and go ;)

When it's "gone" I get "connect() failed" as the error. At least I have some of these in the logs too. Normally I ignore these because usually it just means the server isn't up ;)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload Failure (Message 44325)
Posted 8 Jun 2012 by Starfire
Post:
I'm currently unable to upload ZIP 12 from a HADAM3P EU task. The upload goes to 100% and then errors out:

08.06.2012 10:00:41 | climateprediction.net | [error] Error reported by file upload server: can't open file /storage/incoming/uploader/hadam3p_eu_d7tn_2008_1_007976349_2_12.zip: Permission denied
08.06.2012 10:00:41 | climateprediction.net | Temporarily failed upload of hadam3p_eu_d7tn_2008_1_007976349_2_12.zip: transient upload error


The final ZIP 13 uploaded without any problems.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : had3pam_eu models not uploading (Message 43886)
Posted 28 Feb 2012 by Starfire
Post:
Well, uploads are failing again :(
But this time the reason seems to be clear ;)

28.02.2012 12:11:07 | climateprediction.net | Started upload of hadam3p_eu_apqs_1987_1_007816633_0_1.zip
28.02.2012 12:11:08 | climateprediction.net | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
28.02.2012 12:11:08 | climateprediction.net | Temporarily failed upload of hadam3p_eu_apqs_1987_1_007816633_0_1.zip: transient upload error
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer wasting multiple models (Message 40506)
Posted 1 Sep 2010 by Starfire
Post:
I had some time so I took another look at some of WUs.

All of these computers have no successfully completed tasks listed:
975228
1063016
1080305

Last successfully completed a task on 13 Jan 2010:
644869

The last one I'm not so sure about:
1056295
This computer was only created in February and hasn't had a successfully completed task yet - these I've looked into failed with exit status -2 (Could not launch model process. Last Error=193).
However it belongs to a member who has more than 20 active computers and a high RAC. His other computers appear to be running smoothly. Maybe a simple info message about that particular computer would be enough in this case.

Starfire
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit anomalies (Message 40498)
Posted 1 Sep 2010 by Starfire
Post:
Hi,

in my case it is:

BOINC client shows (not yet updated): 434,117.44 (BOINCstats shows the same for Aug 30th)
Website shows: 353,259
Diff: -80858.44

Without the news post I wouldn't have noticed ;)
I display only the RAC in the stats of the BOINC client.

Starfire
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Return of the AM3Ps (Message 39215)
Posted 11 Mar 2010 by Starfire
Post:
One of my computers (963105) received 2 HADAM3P on Tuesday.

WU 6417919 failed with download error:
09-Mar-2010 23:21:25 [climateprediction.net] [file_xfer] Started download of file hadam3p_n2lo_1989_2_006151862.zip
09-Mar-2010 23:21:25 [climateprediction.net] [file_xfer] Started download of file HadISST_SI_N96_1989_12_1992_01f.gz
09-Mar-2010 23:21:29 [climateprediction.net] [file_xfer] Giving up on download of hadam3p_n2lo_1989_2_006151862.zip: file not found
09-Mar-2010 23:21:29 [climateprediction.net] [file_xfer] Started download of file HadISST_SST_N96_1989_12_1992_01f.gz
09-Mar-2010 23:21:30 [climateprediction.net] Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
09-Mar-2010 23:21:30 [climateprediction.net] Reason: Unrecoverable error for result hadam3p_n2lo_1989_2_006151862_4 (WU download error: couldn\'t get input files:
<file_xfer_error>
  <file_name>hadam3p_n2lo_1989_2_006151862.zip</file_name>
  <error_code>-224</error_code>
  <error_message>file not found</error_message>
</file_xfer_error>
)
09-Mar-2010 23:22:12 [climateprediction.net] [file_xfer] Finished download of file HadISST_SI_N96_1989_12_1992_01f.gz
09-Mar-2010 23:22:12 [climateprediction.net] [file_xfer] Throughput 36435 bytes/sec


This WU was also handed out to two more computers on March 9th - they also failed with download error on the same file 10 minutes later.

WU 6773615 downloaded successfully about one minute later.
8) Questions and Answers : Windows : BOINC v6.10.36: Won\'t finish benchmark... (Message 39198)
Posted 8 Mar 2010 by Starfire
Post:
08-Mar-2010 21:00:18 [---] Suspending computation - CPU usage is too high


There is a new preference to control this behavior. It tells BOINC to stop computing when a certain threshold of CPU usage is consumed by other applications than BOINC. The default value is 25% I think. You can find this setting under Extras->Preferences: \"While processor usage is less than ... \". To achieve old behavior set it to 0 (no limit).

The bench mark failure happens for me occasionally too. Normally It runs fine if I start it again manually.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer wasting multiple models (Message 39185)
Posted 8 Mar 2010 by Starfire
Post:
The task list is ordered by task id but that doesn\'t reflect the order tasks are sent out


Sorry, I completely forgot about that :( I\'ll check the time frame more closely in the future.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer wasting multiple models (Message 39183)
Posted 8 Mar 2010 by Starfire
Post:
I found a few too (all with me on WU 6668123)

These two seem to have all errors (zero CPU time, Average turnaround time 0 days, Avg. credit 0.00):

host 1048960: 43 tasks
host 922470: 850 tasks

These two produce lots of errors (with zero CPU time), but once in a while they report a task successfully:
host 991013: 867 tasks
host 1042139: 75 tasks
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Return of the AM3Ps (Message 39074)
Posted 28 Feb 2010 by Starfire
Post:
For what it\'s worth, my friend records the \'% completed,\' from the boinc Manager, daily, in a spiral notebook. That makes a blue world easy to spot. If you can see the Manager, it might work for you. (She doesn\'t spend much time with it -- and she runs two Quads exclusively for CPDN.)


Good idea, thanks. Maybe I\'ll write a small app that does that for me, so that I can just have a look at the daily records from time to time.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Return of the AM3Ps (Message 39053)
Posted 27 Feb 2010 by Starfire
Post:
I\'ve already been following the beta forums for a few months. I hope they\'ll be able to track the remaining errors down. Variable model length isn\'t really an issue for me but it will probably make a lot of people happy ;)
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Return of the AM3Ps (Message 39050)
Posted 27 Feb 2010 by Starfire
Post:
I hope the Slab Models won\'t be the only available type for long.
One of my computers isn\'t able to display the graphics (lacks OpenGL support). Which means for SM tasks I have to repeatedly check the last trickles to detect if it\'s a possible \"iceworld\" (unfortunately I haven\'t found a better solution yet). With the HADAM3P this was not necessary :)
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : Transferring or backup CPDN current project? (Message 38937)
Posted 19 Feb 2010 by Starfire
Post:
Just remember if it is a more recent version of Boinc that the BOINC folder does not contain any data only the Boinc programme files.
You also need to copy the APPLICATION DATA Folder as well.

This you need to copy the complete BOINC installation of the BOINC folder AND the Application Folder (which contains your project data files).

Older versions did not have this problem as only had the BOINC folder with everything in it.


JIM has already taken that into account in his guide. In Windows 7 (and Vista) the \"Application Data\"-Folder is now the ProgramData-Folder (usually C:\\ProgramData) which is not the same as \"C:\\Program Files\". It\'s a lot easier to find than its old 2000/XP-location :)
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : HadAM3P download problem (Message 38849)
Posted 3 Feb 2010 by Starfire
Post:
It\'s definitively more than one mirror affected. The following aren\'t working either:

http://climateapps3.atm.ox.ac.uk/cpdn_mirror//hadam3p_6.14_windows_intelx86.exe
http://climateapps1.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdn_mirror//hadam3p_6.14_windows_intelx86.exe


16) Questions and Answers : Windows : HadAM3P download problem (Message 38847)
Posted 3 Feb 2010 by Starfire
Post:
I am having this problem on one of my machines too -> Link to machine

stderrout is:

<core_client_version>6.1.0</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
app_version download error: couldn\'t get input files:
<file_xfer_error>
  <file_name>hadam3p_6.14_windows_intelx86.exe</file_name>
  <error_code>-224</error_code>
  <error_message>file not found</error_message>
</file_xfer_error>

</message>
]]>


The download URL in client_state.xml is:
http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/download/mirror.php?file=/hadam3p_6.14_windows_intelx86.exe


Trying manually in the browser results in a 404 error for:
http://climateprediction.net/cpdn_mirror//hadam3p_6.14_windows_intelx86.exe


The same occurs for the other source files:
http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/download/mirror.php?file=/hadam3p_um_6.14_windows_intelx86.zip
http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/download/mirror.php?file=/hadam3p_se_6.14_windows_intelx86.zip
http://climateapps2.oucs.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/download/mirror.php?file=/hadam3p_graphics_6.14_windows_intelx86.exe


I\'m not able to retry because the host is now limited with 1 WU/day :(
17) Message boards : Number crunching : HadSM3 Slab Model and Credits missing !!??!! (Message 38786)
Posted 28 Jan 2010 by Starfire
Post:
Hi,

your tasks are not sorted in the chronological order you received them. They\'re sorted by workunit ID (which probably is being assigned when the WU is initially created).

I see currently 8 active WUs assigned to your host. Unfortunately they\'re not listed on page 1: Link

Newer versions of the BOINC web interface provide a function to filter your tasks (Show: All | In progress | Pending | Valid | Invalid | Error). Hopefully CPDN will update to the newer version at some point.




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