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Message 23880 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 13:32:50 UTC

Are there any new tasks in the pipeline? I've not had anything for nearly two months now.
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Message 23881 - Posted: 3 Feb 2012, 21:56:47 UTC - in response to Message 23880.  

I got tasks late last night and just a minute ago I got several more.

So the best thing to do is always check the server and try doing LHC updates every day.


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Message 23890 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 3:02:32 UTC

Odd thing is, that the server status page shows over 1,000 tasks available, but the client is getting no task available errors. I just detached and re-attached on the new URL (or what I think is the new url). It's not giving the update the project url error though anymore, just no tasks available.

I'm guessing there's just none for Windows 7 64-bit? Or maybe it doesn't want to do the update with a LHC 2 task in progress. Not sure, hmm...
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Message 23893 - Posted: 19 Feb 2012, 8:31:41 UTC

It appears that if there is sufficient work on your system then BOINC will not ask for work very often. I also noted that there were n WU shown on the Server Status page but them pumped the Project (Update) and got 10 WU, four of which are not being crunched.
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Message 23895 - Posted: 21 Feb 2012, 0:28:56 UTC - in response to Message 23890.  
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Odd thing is, that the server status page shows over 1,000 tasks available, but the client is getting no task available errors.

It's not odd at all. There are two entries about this on the status page - 'Tasks ready to send' and 'Tasks in progress'. So, when you looked, the status page would have said there were over 1,000 tasks in progress but none ready to send. The 'in progress' figure simply accounts for those tasks which have been sent out to hosts but have not yet been returned.

I just detached and re-attached on the new URL (or what I think is the new url). It's not giving the update the project url error though anymore, just no tasks available.

Which is what you would expect if there are zero tasks 'ready to send'. Detaching and re-attaching, or resetting a project in order to get non-existent tasks is rather a futile exercise.

When there are tasks in progress, but no tasks ready to send, there is always a small chance you may get lucky and be sent a task or two in response to a work request. It won't be a primary task (there are none) but it could be a 'resend' task. If the server has just been notified that 'in progress' task(s) have failed, or have exceeded the deadline, it will create resend tasks to replace them. These don't show up in the 'ready to send' figure. They are just immediately allocated to the first lucky host(s) that happen to come along asking for work. This is why you will see people saying they just got work when others can't get any.

Also, with this particular project, there seem to be random occasions when very small numbers of new tasks are added to the pool. Because the status page is not updated continuously, it's possible that the new tasks could all be issued before the next status page update takes place and so they wouldn't have ever been recorded as 'ready to send' on the status page.

I'm guessing there's just none for Windows 7 64-bit? Or maybe it doesn't want to do the update with a LHC 2 task in progress. Not sure, hmm...

None of these guesses are correct. If your host is eligible for work, BOINC will request it. If there is work available, the server will send it. If you are not sure if your host is eligible for work, issue a manual 'update' and see what happens.
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Message 23899 - Posted: 23 Feb 2012, 18:46:51 UTC

Got 20+ WU this morning (2/23). Most were ~30 min duration.
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