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Problem writing CMS job results; please avoid CMS tasks until we find the reason
Since some time last night CMS jobs appear to have problems writing results to CERN storage (DataBridge). It's not affecting BOINC tasks as far as I can see, they keep running and credit is given. However, Dashboard does see the jobs as failing, hence the large red areas on the job plots.
Until we find out where the problem lies, it's best to set No New Tasks or otherwise avoid CMS jobs. I'll let you know when things are back to normal again.
18 Apr 2019, 15:44:45 UTC · Discuss


CMS jobs
The batch I submitted last night is now showing on the monitor, so you can resume tasks at will.
23 Mar 2019, 17:56:25 UTC · Discuss


Warning: possible shortage of CMS jobs - set No New Tasks as a precaution
There was an intervention (i.e. upgrade) yesterday afternoon[1] on the cmsweb-testbed system we use to submit CMS workflows that left things a bit confused. One problem was fixed, and the monitor shows all good. However, we are running out of CMS jobs -- maybe 10 hours left -- but the new batch I submitted yesterday isn't showing up on the testbed monitor. I submitted another last night but still neither are being shown this morning, so I submitted yet another batch.
At the moment I don't know whether the submission has failed or whether the monitor hasn't picked up the new batches. As a precaution, set No New Tasks on your CMS project(s) to avoid tasks crashing due to lack of jobs. I'll let you know as soon as I'm sure jobs are available again.

[1] How many times do I have to tell people not to touch critical systems on a Friday -- especially Friday afternoon!?
23 Mar 2019, 11:31:44 UTC · Discuss


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20 Feb 2019, 13:48:39 UTC · Discuss


BOINC Open Source Project Looking for Experienced Macintosh Developers
The Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) system is the software infrastructure used by LHC@home and many other volunteer distributed computing projects. The BOINC Open Source Project is looking for volunteers to develop and maintain the BOINC client on Macintosh. The BOINC Client and Manager are C++ cross-platform code supporting MS Windows, Mac, Linux, and several other operating systems. We currently have a number of volunteer developers supporting Windows and Linux, but our main Mac developer is winding down his involvement after many years. He is prepared to help a few new Mac developers get up to speed.

If you have Mac development experience and are interested in volunteering time to help support and maintain the BOINC Mac client please have a look at the more detailed description here: ‚Äčhttps://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/MacDeveloper

If you are not a Mac developer, but have other skills and are interested in contributing to BOINC, the link above also has more general information.
14 Feb 2019, 7:54:10 UTC · Discuss


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