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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Result overdue... abort? (Message 39963)
Posted 18 Jun 2010 by old_user85713
Post:
This is what I would call good news :o)

Thanks,
Marcus
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Result overdue... abort? (Message 39958)
Posted 18 Jun 2010 by old_user85713
Post:
Hello,

my BOINC client is saying

[...]
2010-06-18 08:55:38 [climateprediction.net] Task hadcm3ivolc_l4i2_2000_80_26002286_2 is 49.20 days overdue.
2010-06-18 08:55:38 [climateprediction.net] You may not get credit for it. Consider aborting it.
[...]

This is of course because my laptop, once a fast one, is now to be considered very slow as I am running the client several hours a day.

My question is if it is of any *scientific* value for the project to continue (about 70 of 80 model years finished), or if I should abort. I don't give too much attention to the credit points

Regards,
Marcus
3) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : SETI@home 10th year anniversary! (Message 38501)
Posted 10 Dec 2009 by old_user85713
Post:
My very late congratulations :o)
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : Advanced Visualization broken (Message 27899)
Posted 14 Apr 2007 by old_user85713
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On 14-APR-07 can we assume, that advanced visualisation is stone dead and will never come again?

cheers
marcus
5) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Repeated \"Unrecoverable errors\" (Message 22972)
Posted 30 May 2006 by old_user85713
Post:
Hi, Marcus,

Our experience in the Boards suggests many, if not most, graphics-related problems result from out-of-date drivers. (I\'m as guilty as any about not updating drivers in Linux \'cuz it\'s such a bother.) Might be worth the effort, if only to eliminate the possibility.



Hi AstroWX,

I did a complete reinstall of BOINC resently, did not change anything (though, it did upgrade the BOINC manager)

Do You mean components of the X server or the KDE desktop, shared libraies BOINC makes use of? I not very skilled with that drivers concept on linux unfortunately

Cheers
Marcus
6) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : Repeated \"Unrecoverable errors\" (Message 22943)
Posted 27 May 2006 by old_user85713
Post:
Hello,

I have used up several work units the same way, in my case it has something to do with the BOINC \"show graphics\" feature. Somtimes pressing this button leads to a unresolvable computational error, with new BOINC version as well as with the older one.

I then chose to help myself with a simple backup strategy. I usually now start my
laptop X session with a run.sh script located in some backup directory

tar -cjf boinc.tar.bz2 /data/BOINC/
/data/BOINC/run_client > /dev/null &
startx

that will first backup the whole BOINC directory to a bzip2 file
(takes about 5 min) when CPDN is still *not* running, then start boinc
in the background and start the X desktop.

If BOINC chooses to crash unrecoverable because nosy mhofer chose to press
this \"show graphics\" button again AND the machine is luckily offline so it had
no chance to complain at the cliateprediction.net servers (and fetch new work!),
I simply erase the BOINC directory and move the backup over it (expanded with
tar -xvf of course). I start then from the point in time where the backup been
done.

I know this is very cumbersome, but better to lose a work unit due to computation errors that are NOT due to parameter setup of the experiment, but
apparently due to instabilities in the software.

If a model crashes because it is bound to from the experimental setup, the backup would not \"help\" of course. The people responsible for the linux release
whould seriously think about increasing the stability here, and why the graphics
button can lead to an unrecoverable(!) computational error

marcus




7) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : work united in progress reported as \"over\" (Message 19541)
Posted 22 Jan 2006 by old_user85713
Post:
thank You very much Ananas!
8) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : work united in progress reported as \"over\" (Message 19529)
Posted 22 Jan 2006 by old_user85713
Post:
Hello,

My computer (ID 189565) is currently working on unit 1222147 (sulphur_ah68_000488816_0).

Though no difficulties are apparent at this time and 2 trickles received, the server status is reported as \"over\" on the results page.

Is there something to worry about?

cheers
Marcus




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