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Posts by astroWX

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 60688)
Posted 21 Jul 2019 by Profile astroWX
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My SAM50 tasks from two batches also built-up a sizeable backlog. They are in process of uploading now. Hope yours are, too.
2) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : BOINC CONFERENCE (Message 60624)
Posted 9 Jul 2019 by Profile astroWX
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Chicago isn't the windiest in the US. (Based on OLD data.) It is said to be based on politician's blather.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 60406)
Posted 22 Jun 2019 by Profile astroWX
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To add to Dave's response, PNW tasks go to Oregon State University, here in the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

Currently, in addition to the earlier-referenced SAM#822, my machines also have SAFR50 Batch#817 tasks hung.

Other tasks are now suspended except the single PNW task (its uploads succeed).
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Error 22 on machine that successfully ran same WU type in April. (Message 60223)
Posted 27 May 2019 by Profile astroWX
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Credits are awarded each time data is received from a task (unlike other projects, which require completed tasks). Your task apparently failed to report the first reporting point. Sorry about that - we all lose some minutes of processing that way...
5) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : Hey any from indonesia (Message 60184)
Posted 21 May 2019 by Profile astroWX
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None I can recall. Have you checked for Indonesian teams?
6) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Climate change in the News (Message 60134)
Posted 10 May 2019 by Profile astroWX
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The article received useful commentary on today's BBC World Service News Hour.

Thanks for your post, Jim1348 (from another Jim). Appreciated.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Project Losing it's Way? (Message 60022)
Posted 26 Apr 2019 by Profile astroWX
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WCG have an option the users can select whereby they agree to accept beta testing versions of applications (or, more likely, potential applications). I see no reason why CPDN could not do the same.


WCG sends an occasional Beta task to my boxes. The WCG Beta demands tend to be significantly lesser than CPDN's tests.

There was a time the CPDN test site was opened to all. Too many 'set and forget' users joined, diminishing the effectiveness of the tests.

A separate CPDN test site was established. Somehow the URL leaked and spread. Not good. That site was closed and another established, with membership by invitation only. Regrets if that seems arrogant or elitist; it isn't meant to. It it intended to maintain the effectiveness of the development process.

I was part of the test environment for years. I refused the latest invitation, not because experience is lacking but because age made me less capable than in years gone by. Why? Because I believe in the mission's quality.

Thanks for your suggestion, Jean-David.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 59976)
Posted 15 Apr 2019 by Profile astroWX
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Four of my boxes are upchucking on downloads of SAM50 tasks of different flavors.

One wonders when those 'scientists' will get their act together ...
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload failures (Message 59957)
Posted 10 Apr 2019 by Profile astroWX
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Mine, too.
10) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Wish: Someone would add space to the servers so our work could get uploaded (Message 59946)
Posted 9 Apr 2019 by Profile astroWX
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The message was passed to Staff at Oxford hours ago and documented here on these boards. Staff will communicate with the responsible folks in the Southern Hemisphere as soon as they can. ('Tis a bit of built-in time delay in that process...)

This, too, will pass. Please hang-in with us. (I also have ANZ work waiting to upload.)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 59848)
Posted 20 Mar 2019 by Profile astroWX
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I'm still waiting to see how grotesque the upload files are before all downloaded tasks are allowed to start ...
12) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 59807)
Posted 13 Mar 2019 by Profile astroWX
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Frustrating day. Ten SAM25 tasks were downloaded across four Intel boxes in Windoze 10. Tasks were approximately equal in distribution across the boxes and across SAM25 797/798/799. (One or two tasks at a time were downloaded on each box.) ALL TEN DIED AFTER ~3 SECONDS ON i5/i7 desktops. (Adding to the fun, this was M$ bug-fix day - and, as a self-defense measure, I micro-manage Windoze 'updates'.)

Perhaps that SAMxx scientist needs a bit of retraining in configuring input file structure -- and/or more attention to detail, eh?

Too common in SAMxx tasks...
13) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 59773)
Posted 10 Mar 2019 by Profile astroWX
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Another Signal 11 fish floats belly-up:

wah2_sam25_a0bi_201412_24_797_011771638_0

This one died on my oldest I5 Desktop box (I5-3550) in Win10 after 2m50s CPU time and 3m14s wall time.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Second project added when climateprediction.net added to BOINC (Message 59518)
Posted 27 Jan 2019 by Profile astroWX
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Apologies for oversized font.

Configuring a new laptop today, the offered URL was selected. It was, unfortunately in small typeset and I failed to notice. Hence, CPDN was installed as ' http '. When no contact could be made, I finally noticed and the derelict was removed. (Quick and easy: highlight CPDN's project name in boinc manager's 'Projects' and click 'Remove' in the 'Commands' list in the left column.)

Then, to install CPDN from boinc's long Projects list, an 's' was edited-in before clicking 'install'.

By the way, CPDN isn't 'The Lone Ranger' with this problem. It was necessary to run through the drill for Einstein, too.
15) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : Happy holiday season! (Message 59233)
Posted 24 Dec 2018 by Profile astroWX
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Whether you celebrate any holiday during this time of calendar changeover or not, please accept my wishes for peace, contentment, auccess -- for you, your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, everyone.

Jim
16) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : Children, you can track Santa around the globe (Message 59220)
Posted 22 Dec 2018 by Profile astroWX
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NORAD (North American Air Defense Command (Canadian and U.S. Air Forces) track Santa's progress around the globe. Enjoy!

https://www.noradsanta.org/

Merry Christmas!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : TIME FOR BACKUPS AGAIN? (Message 59140)
Posted 7 Dec 2018 by Profile astroWX
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In days of yore, we ran Coupled Models of the same kind on boxes with, typically, two cores. Model types could be managed, some allowed, others not allowed. We do not have the capability to micro-manage among the several types and lengths of most work offered -- except setting 'No New Tasks' after one is caught. That is a severe limitation on machines with 4+ cores.

I'm open to correction if I've overlooked the obvious.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 58946)
Posted 3 Nov 2018 by Profile astroWX
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Joyful news! Nothing new in SAM25 land!

Had three contaminate my i7, one each from batches 763/4/5 (initial estimate in late 40s of days! [Haven't seen anything like that in a long time.]).

They died the premature death of their earlier peers: two in 3m 21s, one in 3m 20s.

{Edited for typo.)
19) Message boards : Number crunching : New work Discussion (Message 58936)
Posted 31 Oct 2018 by Profile astroWX
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Not me. But it might be next academic term (Quarter or Semester) before another deluge of batches is dropped into the queue -- as we experienced after Summer break. (That is conjecture, admittedly of limited value.)
20) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : The Blob (Message 58881)
Posted 20 Oct 2018 by Profile astroWX
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This link goes to a blog operated by Cliff Mass, a Prof. of Meteorology at U.Washington/Seattle. He often addresses El Nino, La Nina, & 'La Nada' and their association with 'The Blob':
https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2018/10/the-son-of-blob-is-back.html (archived but no internal search engine).

If you spend much time in his blog, be prepared for careless spelling, etc., I suspect he doesn't tolerate from his students.


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