Posts by Tackleway

1) Message boards : Number crunching : No more tasks ! (Message 2384)
Posted 8 Mar 2020 by Tackleway
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Argh! Just dumped another 20+ empty files that are being recycled by the system.
Think I'll set no new tasks for a while. Pity, have to crunch else where later today :-(
2) Message boards : Number crunching : No more tasks ! (Message 2380)
Posted 8 Mar 2020 by Tackleway
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Some (20+) tasks came through today with no content, (as occurred in the January problem)
which I've aborted so 7 more iterations of these are lurking in the system!!!!
3) Questions and Answers : Web site : New Year, no credit? (Message 2249)
Posted 1 Jan 2020 by Tackleway
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Look again now. Just seen 4,682,742.87 of mine reported.
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4) Message boards : Number crunching : Compute errors (Message 2049)
Posted 17 Nov 2019 by Tackleway
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See Website topic 'Collatz - something wrong today (2019-11-16)'
5) Questions and Answers : Web site : Collatz - something wrong today (2019-11-16) (Message 2042)
Posted 17 Nov 2019 by Tackleway
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Yes, all new tasks error out in seconds! Needs sorting.
6) Questions and Answers : Web site : Collatz - something wrong today (2019-11-16) (Message 2039)
Posted 16 Nov 2019 by Tackleway
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Server status says "collatz_sieve_work_generator" is Not running, which explains that there are zero tasks ready to send.


I've had no new tasks since 08:39 UTC today. Definitely a problem with work generator!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Uh oh (Message 1875)
Posted 29 Jun 2019 by Tackleway
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My results were sent to 'BOINCstats' this morning at 11:05 UTC Saturday and another batch has been sent about 19:15 UTC
so it looks like all is well here.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Uh oh (Message 1872)
Posted 29 Jun 2019 by Tackleway
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The invalids which I had were all tasks that were actually running when they were suddenly cancelled by the server.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors (Message 1863)
Posted 26 Jun 2019 by Tackleway
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One of the other factors with computation error work units is that as all the error work units are sent back, it appears they are dumped right into the the workstation queue to be downloaded. So comp error work units are getting recycled.


You're quite correct I've looked back at some of my 600 aborted units and they're being recycled over and over to other users!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors (Message 1850)
Posted 24 Jun 2019 by Tackleway
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I've had a couple of 0's turn up since my last but this seems like the way to go for now :)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Computation errors (Message 1843)
Posted 24 Jun 2019 by Tackleway
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I've noticed that if each work unit is received singly (not as a batch), they are okay,
but when a block of units arrive they are mostly failures. Check out...
C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\boinc.thesonntags.com_collatz and look for Size 0 KB
These will fail (I abort these in my BOINC manager) but all 1 KB size are fine.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : No Tasks?! (Message 1823)
Posted 23 Jun 2019 by Tackleway
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Same here, 70 ran for 2 secs then died.
Also noticed stats being reported to BOINC stats or Free-DC .
13) Message boards : Number crunching : No Tasks?! (Message 1812)
Posted 22 Jun 2019 by Tackleway
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Don't look like he's home!!!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Error/Not Running (Message 1712)
Posted 30 Apr 2019 by Tackleway
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Hope Jon will give it a kick soon to restart it...
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Error/Not Running (Message 1707)
Posted 30 Apr 2019 by Tackleway
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Not able to report finished work or get new work here!
Any one else found this?
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Does the CPU WUs have chekpoints? (Message 917)
Posted 15 Aug 2018 by Tackleway
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Try, 'Snooze' Boinc before shut-down. It works for me.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Credit calculation (Message 892)
Posted 8 Aug 2018 by Tackleway
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You could try Amicable Numbers if credit is what you're after
18) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 791)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Tackleway
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I've noticed that also. My 89 Invalids have dropped to 59 but where has the credit of 30 x 36,666 avg per unit gone??
Not to me obviously. :-(
19) Message boards : News : Use at your own risk (Message 617)
Posted 5 Jul 2018 by Tackleway
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Indeed -- including new workunits -- An hour ago I did a test reset and then turned Collatz back on.

The workunit completed was treated as invalid.

So I am reverting to suspending Collatz for now pending updates to the process.

I have only lost about 15 million credits since I suspended yesterday and shifted to GPUGrid, Milkyway and Moo as my backups.


Me too, a day & half of work marked as invalid!! I'm suspending and going to play in some other yard too.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation Pending? (Message 578)
Posted 3 Jul 2018 by Tackleway
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Cheers, Just noticed that, also 'Awaiting Validation' has gone up by some 3000 plus,
So as you said, awaiting Jon to restart or kick the validator.


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