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Message 18276 - Posted: 29 Jan 2014, 18:05:39 UTC

If you haven't already done so, go ahead and abort any Collatz work units you have in your cache. Yes, even the ones that are complete. The disk corruption was such that the file system (workunits and result files) did not match the database so I had to cancel all of them so the system can be in sync when it comes back online.

Since the project was already down due to a major disk failure, I have taken the opportunity to make some additional changes to the Collatz infrastructure and software including:

    The network speed has been increased.
    The firewall has been upgraded.
    New application versions will be released.
    The server operating system, database, and BOINC software are all at the latest versions.
    OpenCL CPU applications will be added.

There are still a large number of tasks to be completed before Collatz comes back online. At minimum, it will be another week. Thanks for your patience.

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Message 18277 - Posted: 29 Jan 2014, 21:32:38 UTC

Thank you for the update ! I wish you best luck with the comeback and I hope everything will run soon :)

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Message 18278 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 0:15:43 UTC - in response to Message 18277.
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Thanks for the update. Good luck with the additional tasks to get things fully back online.

I'm glad to see the home page up and running.

By the way, the folks on the Malaria site also had a major crash -- they still have only an emergency home page.
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Message 18279 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 2:30:43 UTC

As far as I know, this is the only projects which supports OSX Intel GPU. I hope it's up soon.

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Message 18280 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 5:09:29 UTC

Nice to see Collatz project is getting back!

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Message 18281 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 8:27:56 UTC - in response to Message 18279.
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As far as I know, this is the only projects which supports OSX Intel GPU.

Not really: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73935
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Message 18283 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 8:45:42 UTC - in response to Message 18276.

Just to let you know - I have 4 completed jobs sitting out there - a couple minutes ago I tried to abort one of them as you requested and the BOINC system wouldn't allow me to change it by aborting it so it and the other 3 jobs are still sitting there waiting...

Sigh...

I look forward to the new improved version of Collatz when you are back up and running!

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Message 18286 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 15:13:06 UTC - in response to Message 18281.

As far as I know, this is the only projects which supports OSX Intel GPU.

Not really: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73935


That is only for Windows currently.
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Message 18287 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 15:41:32 UTC

Stats are now being exported. To make up for the lost WUs, I'll do a series of manual updates. That way, the stats sites won't see a huge jump in a single day.

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Message 18288 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 16:32:03 UTC

You would think a guy could catch a break. The motherboard of the box running team foundation server (a.k.a. the version control software) just bit the dust and the Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L manual doesn't explain what the red and orange "phase leds" on the mobo mean. I tried removing the PCI-E card, drives, and RAM to no avail. The PSU was replaced less than a year ago and is a 650W so I don't think that is the problem either.

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Message 18290 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 17:12:49 UTC - in response to Message 18288.

It maybe a single side of the PSU. Try another because the MOBO uses a narrow voltage on one of the rails if I remember correctly.

Also happy to see your back sort of running.

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Message 18291 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 17:18:11 UTC - in response to Message 18288.

I suppose you could push off a query to Gigabyte tech support and see if they can explain. Perhaps a temp swap out of the power supply just to eliminate it as a source (PSU's, even good one's fail).

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Message 18292 - Posted: 30 Jan 2014, 21:21:26 UTC

I noticed the default badges for what percentile you are in for the project was active. Will the old badges be back or is there still work to be done?
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Message 18294 - Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 2:44:53 UTC - in response to Message 18292.

I noticed the default badges for what percentile you are in for the project was active. Will the old badges be back or is there still work to be done?


Lots of work to be done yet. DA's badge code only gives badges for top X percent in the project. I'll probably leave those since they are already there in the new BOINC server code and merge in the collatz badge code so there will be two kinds of badges.

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Message 18296 - Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 7:53:09 UTC - in response to Message 18288.

the Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L manual doesn't explain what the red and orange "phase leds" on the mobo mean.


page 31: PHASE LED
The number of lighted LEDs indicates the CPU loading. The higher the CPU loading, the more the number of lighted LEDs. To enable the Phase LED display function, please first enable Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced. Refer to Chapter 4, "Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced," for more details.
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Message 18298 - Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 21:04:36 UTC - in response to Message 18296.

the Gigabyte GA-EP43-UD3L manual doesn't explain what the red and orange "phase leds" on the mobo mean.


page 31: PHASE LED
The number of lighted LEDs indicates the CPU loading. The higher the CPU loading, the more the number of lighted LEDs. To enable the Phase LED display function, please first enable Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced. Refer to Chapter 4, "Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced," for more details.


Thank a lot. After I swapped PSUs, the problem still existed but I noticed the CPU fan which normally starts within a second or two of powering on the server was not running. It was trying to start and then nothing. After replacing the CPU cooler and fan, it worked fine. So, at least the source code is all back online.

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Message 18299 - Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 21:26:47 UTC

Build app. Copy app to host. Run app in standalone mode. Check output. Tweak code. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat...

I normally do the testing remotely, if the machine is not turned off. Sometimes though, I have to turn a machine on first. When it crackles loudly as the capacitors explode and shoots sparks out the back followed by a small cloud of magic smoke escaping from whatever components sprung a leak, you know that testing will have to be put on hold until you either replace the PSU. Given that it is a Mac, that will probably mean it will cost a million dollars -- $50 for the PSU and $999,950 beause the Apple Logo is on it. ;-)

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Message 18300 - Posted: 31 Jan 2014, 22:00:00 UTC - in response to Message 18299.
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Ouch ..... not that the following will do any practical good ..... but you have my - genuine - sympathy.

Hang in there :)

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Message 18301 - Posted: 1 Feb 2014, 13:18:32 UTC

Stats are now being exported. To make up for the lost WUs, I'll do a series of manual updates. That way, the stats sites won't see a huge jump in a single day.


You do mean that 72 million credits I lost on the 30th? I was a day away from 2 billion, now I'm five and a half... ;-)


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