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Message 32363 - Posted: 9 Sep 2017, 6:46:58 UTC
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Last night and this morning my ATLAS VMs downloaded lots of data from the spare server ccfrontier.in2p3.fr.
This usually points out a problem with the main servers or the CERN network and may be checked.

<edit>Or a problem with lcgft-atlas.gridpp.rl.ac.uk</edit>

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Message 32377 - Posted: 10 Sep 2017, 7:42:07 UTC

It still looks like lcgft-atlas.gridpp.rl.ac.uk can't deliver reasonable input for the WUs.
In addition the spare servers like ccfrontier.in2p3.fr and atlasfrontier-ai.cern.ch are very slow.
As a result the VMs need 25 minutes instead of the normal 5 minutes to finish the initial downloads.

@ David
Are you aware of that?

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Message 32384 - Posted: 11 Sep 2017, 9:52:44 UTC

There were some problems with the server at lcgft-atlas.gridpp.rl.ac.uk over the weekend, caused by overload from other non-ATLAS@Home tasks. I'm surprised that the failover servers are slow since they should basically be the same, but perhaps they were also overloaded due to the failing server.

Note this server is in the UK (and the ccfrontier.in2p3.fr server is in Lyon, France) so the problems are not related to CERN network or servers this time.

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Message 32421 - Posted: 14 Sep 2017, 16:08:17 UTC

@ David Cameron

Just to make you aware.
According to DNS and my local squid log ATLAS normally uses 5 servers behind lcgft-atlas.gridpp.rl.ac.uk.
2 of them (lcgvo-frontier04.gridpp.rl.ac.uk and vm6.nubes.stfc.ac.uk) are currently down or again overloaded.

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