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Posts by William Timbrook

Posts by William Timbrook

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Lots of pending WUs (Message 58683)
Posted 2 Sep 2018 by William Timbrook
Post:
From what I'm seeing, CPDN is not waiting for the same result from multiple machines to compare the results before issuing the boinc credit.

I have 3 jobs that are listed as successfully completed on Apr 22, 2018 and another 16 jobs that have successfully completed since Jul 20, 2018 that are still showing 0 credit.

I did see a reference before on the message boards that someone at cpdn runs a script that calculates the credit - I don't know what the process is.

Given the current state of the CPDN credit issuing, I lowered my boinc project priority setting. I hope that CPDN does NOT go the way of QMC or some of the other projects that went extinct.

William
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit posting question (Message 49076)
Posted 10 May 2014 by William Timbrook
Post:
Just curious how often the CPDN stats get updated?

I'm seeing about 100k more in my total credits section that hasn't been rolled into the "Projects in which you are participating" section.


Thanks,
William
3) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : trickle up error temporarily terminates all projects\' work units (Message 20940)
Posted 1 Mar 2006 by William Timbrook
Post:
Once I got to work and resumed it, it was able to trickle up. When it happens again, I\'ll post to this message.



Thanks,
William
4) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : trickle up error temporarily terminates all projects\' work units (Message 20910)
Posted 1 Mar 2006 by William Timbrook
Post:
That\'s correct. I\'ve seen some messages in the past where it couldn\'t trickle up and it kept processing.

After I see the message, I check out task manager and I see \"System Idle Process\" at 99%.

I have 3 other projects running on that machine - P4 w HT so disabling or throttle the communications isn\'t an option.

Since I lost about 60 true hours, I went and suspended the 2 cpdn work units.

I\'ll restart it when I get to work and if it happens, I\'ll get the exact text of the error message.



Thanks,
William
5) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : trickle up error temporarily terminates all projects\' work units (Message 20909)
Posted 1 Mar 2006 by William Timbrook
Post:
I\'m sorry but I am a little confused by what you mean by \"boinc drops all of the various project workunits\"

What should happen is the connection fails so the trickle is stored until the nect successful communication. During this period crunching should continue as normal.

You seem to be saying your computer sits idle. This shouldn\'t happen. Can you explain a little more about what makes you think the system is idle?

There may be solutions such as setting network activity disabled and just allowing communication every so often. However, I want to ensure I understand the problem before recommending anything like that.

6) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : trickle up error temporarily terminates all projects\' work units (Message 20898)
Posted 1 Mar 2006 by William Timbrook
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Every once in a while when it\'s time for my boinc cpdn work unit to trickle up a result, I get a connection refused, try again type of message above my system tray (XP Pro).

I don\'t have a problem with cpdn not being reachable, but I do find it irrating that boinc drops all of the various project workunits. After I restart the boinc manager, the workunits are processed as they should be. After a little bit - less than 15 minutes, boinc is trying to trickle up again and gives me the same kind of networking error and temporarily loses all project work units until I restart the boinc manager.

My question is, is there a setting somewhere that I can set that states \"networking issue..., ignore the current project and process a different work unit\" instead of just dropping the workunits and seating idle?

The 2 sulpher units I have successfully trickled up 88 and 25 times.



TIA,
William[/quote]
7) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : trickle up error temporarily terminates all projects\' work units (Message 20897)
Posted 1 Mar 2006 by William Timbrook
Post:
Every once in a while when it\'s time for my boinc cpdn work unit to trickle up a result, I get a connection refused, try again type of message above my system tray (XP Pro).

I don\'t have a problem with cpdn not being reachable, but I do find it irrating that boinc drops all of the various project workunits. After I restart the boinc manager, the workunits are processed as they should be. After a little bit (< 15 minutes), boinc is trying to trickle up again and gives me the same kind of networking error and temporarily loses all project work units until I restart the boinc manager.

My question is, is there a setting somewhere that I can set that states \"networking issue..., ignore the current project and process a different work unit\" instead of just dropping the workunits and seating idle?

The 2 sulpher units I have successfully trickled up 88 and 25 times.



TIA,
William
8) Message boards : Number crunching : bizarre work unit behavior question (Message 20645)
Posted 23 Feb 2006 by William Timbrook
Post:
Thanks for the answer. I guess that makes sense. It also took awhile for the progress % to come back



William
9) Message boards : Number crunching : bizarre work unit behavior question (Message 20640)
Posted 22 Feb 2006 by William Timbrook
Post:
I\'m running Windows XP with an Intel HT (hyperthread) chip and have 2 sulpher workunits going. The one unit has sent up 83 trickles and is doing fine.

My question/concern is that my second work unit is now showing some bizarre behavior after successfully sending up 23 trickles.

What is unit is doing (I suspended all of the other work) to my cursor is flashing it between the ready and busy pointers. Looking at the taskmanager, the second unit is only consuming between 2 and 8 percent of the CPU (instead of the 48 to 50%) and showing the rest of the CPU as System Idle.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to kick this work unit into gear? I\'ve got 340 hours into it and would hate to just orphan it.



TIA,
William




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