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Posts by Helmer Bryd

Posts by Helmer Bryd

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Total Credit (Message 53932)
Posted 7 Apr 2016 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
Some things never change... death, taxes, and CPDN credit problems.

I've been away from the project for over a year and returning I see that there's still endless discussion about CPDN credits. In fact, it still the most active - it's at the top of the non-sticky threads list, where it always has been.

I have participated in many different projects, and this is the only one that I have ever experienced credit issues with.

The other projects' credit systems just work.

For me, personally, I don't care much about whether I get CPDN credits or not.

But it would be nice if this can be fixed, once and for all. There's too much time and energy being wasted in this never-ending squabble.


Fully agree.

Problem is that Oxford still live in the mediaeval ages and look at crunchers as silly servants, they just don't understand how distributed computing works. They could fix it right away if they wanted.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Total Credit (Message 53930)
Posted 7 Apr 2016 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
just got my 10,012,024 back, Woo and Hoo :-)


-snip-

By the way, your credits were apparently heavily weighted in early days of CPDN's boinc era. Hence your huge percentage jump. (You beat my high-jump.)

For what's it's worth, most of the people posting in defense of patience are what we used to call Beta testers -- for which, in recent years, NO CREDIT is awarded. They are dedicated to the advancement of Climate Science -- period. (Please don't think I'm here giving myself a pat on the back -- I'm much too old for such trivialities.)

Hang in there, Helix!

Best regards.



Hey ol' buddy astroWX ;-P

So you noticed Helix since he have bigger points than you in the past?
(pardon my laughter)

That is how stats works and it's important that folks now what folks are doing, right?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Africa v7.22 Errors (Message 51256)
Posted 17 Jan 2015 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
I really wonder if you know what you are talking about Les.

Bye bye, there is a big world outside..
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Africa v7.22 Errors (Message 51250)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Helmer Bryd
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Well, that has nothing to do with _afr_7.22
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Africa v7.22 Errors (Message 51246)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Helmer Bryd
Post:

... looks like the AFR application was also removed to steer Linux users to the current EU model, which is Linux-only and high priority.


That is about the silliest thing I've ever seen here, most of my completed models are reruns from crashed windows models, rescued, recovered or whatever..

Well well there are other things to do like Dnetc or Asteroids and..
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Africa v7.22 Errors (Message 51243)
Posted 16 Jan 2015 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
These latest _afr_7.22 WUs has worked very well on my Linux box.

But now it refuses to download any more even if the server say it has +4,000 available.

16-Jan-2015 12:29:43 [climateprediction.net] Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
16-Jan-2015 12:29:43 [climateprediction.net] Requesting new tasks
16-Jan-2015 12:29:47 [climateprediction.net] Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
16-Jan-2015 12:29:47 [climateprediction.net] Message from server: No work sent
16-Jan-2015 12:29:47 [climateprediction.net] Message from server: UK Met Office HadAM3P-HadRM3P Africa _("is not available for") Linux/x86.
16-Jan-2015 12:29:47 [climateprediction.net] Message from server: No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your project preferences on the web site.


Huh?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit updates? (Message 51214)
Posted 14 Jan 2015 by Helmer Bryd
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Seems like http://www.boincsynergy.com/stats/teams.php?project=cpdn got it running again yesterday :-)
+ http://stats.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=teams&proj=bcpdn
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Name BOINC mis-estimates runtime for hadam3pm2_k00w (Message 51054)
Posted 27 Dec 2014 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
Yeah, progress on these are calculated for a 120 year run.

Have complained about this months ago in beta but nothing have happened, well, well..
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Credits. (Message 50962)
Posted 11 Dec 2014 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
And looks like trickles after the twelfth don't show up on the task page.

Yes, only first year trickles, that is why it only gives 1083,04 points.
This is a glitch in the server parameters for that kind of model and it have happened before since it have variable lengths.
It can easily be fixed to 10 years if a mod mails the staff.

Edit: well I assume you have sent trickles for all 10 years..otherwise the model is crocked
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Name BOINC mis-estimates runtime for hadam3pm2_k00w (Message 50901)
Posted 29 Nov 2014 by Helmer Bryd
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Seems the same as before, can't handle stop-restarts, so I aborted it: http://climateapps2.oerc.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/result.php?resultid=17516381
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit updates? (Message 50726)
Posted 3 Nov 2014 by Helmer Bryd
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Well it is a BOINC project right?

There are many interesting models coming up but with this ignorance from the staff I could just drop the little single core I still run.

My team wants help on other projects.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : ANOTHER UPLOAD PROBLEM (Message 50724)
Posted 3 Nov 2014 by Helmer Bryd
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Not an upload problem but Downloading of the new hadam3prm3pm2t_eu.

Something is funky on the server, boinc client can't find them.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit updates? (Message 50534)
Posted 14 Oct 2014 by Helmer Bryd
Post:


Huh? Problems getting acquaintances to start crunching. Huh?
I just use the facts that climate research is being under-funded for political reasons, there's not much money and it all has to go to the research, not some dippity points thing like frequent flier miles but with zero value.

Huh?

And I've recruited a few over the years.

Oh, I've been running a lot in beta for the last year on my little single linux box without any credit.

Lot's have happened lately with new clients but it would have been much better if people with many Linux boxen haven't been so lazy but chimed in to test ;-)
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit updates? (Message 50481)
Posted 10 Oct 2014 by Helmer Bryd
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Carl would have fixed this at once.

It's rather embarrassing when trying to recruit new users and and having to explain this.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : ANOTHER UPLOAD PROBLEM (Message 50242)
Posted 20 Sep 2014 by Helmer Bryd
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Oh nice:-) I've been running climate models for Kiribati for many years. The islands are endangered by rising sea levels and they have the most beautiful flag :-)
16) Message boards : Number crunching : UK Met Office HadCM3 short 7.24 things (Message 50107)
Posted 10 Sep 2014 by Helmer Bryd
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Got an explanation from Hannah of what hadcms is HadCM3S
17) Message boards : Number crunching : UK Met Office HadCM3 Short (Message 50085)
Posted 9 Sep 2014 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
This kind of wu should not be stopped!
The wu works fine and is going to finish without any interruption.
But if you want to do backups and after that resume, it resolves in wu errors...


Oh, it should be stopped, doesn't work properly.

20000 new ones on the server

yikes!
18) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : New and updated pages on the climateprediction.net website (Message 50084)
Posted 9 Sep 2014 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
Hey Hannah!

Maybe you can answer what these new kind of models called "UK Met Office HadCM3 short" are?

Some part of Geoengineering or what?

New batch of about 20000 workunits was just released!

Cheers
Melvyn
19) Message boards : Number crunching : ANOTHER UPLOAD PROBLEM (Message 50049)
Posted 7 Sep 2014 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
Got one eu 13.zip uploaded some hours ago and task reported :-)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : ANOTHER UPLOAD PROBLEM (Message 49882)
Posted 31 Aug 2014 by Helmer Bryd
Post:
Yes.
Got tired of this and shut it down.

These stiff upperlipped Oxfordians should rethihk if they want any help or not.


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