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Message 41664 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 15:29:55 UTC
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I can see 1254 tasks available for Theory in the server status, although unusually Atlas has run out.

But my computer is requesting tasks and not getting those Theory ones.

Is something up?

Note: my computer is currently processing 10 CMS tasks which are erroring due to the server problems. Is that causing me to get limited in downloading more tasks?
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Message 41666 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 15:39:00 UTC

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Message 41667 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 15:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 41664.  

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Message 41669 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 15:52:22 UTC

Thanks, my computer will come back whenever they're ready. It can busy itself on other projects just now.
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Message 41672 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 19:07:57 UTC - in response to Message 41669.  

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Message 41673 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 19:14:12 UTC - in response to Message 41672.  

I just downloaded a native ATLAS.
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/workunit.php?wuid=133600650


Yip, server status now shows a small number of everything available except Sixtrack (which is unfortunate as all but one of machines can only run that, they can't do virtualbox as they're not powerful enough.

I've got 4 CMS tasks that have run for quite some time without failing, so I think they might have fixed everything :-)
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Message 41674 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 19:24:29 UTC - in response to Message 41673.  

I've got 4 CMS tasks that have run for quite some time without failing, so I think they might have fixed everything :-)

That would be useful, if they ever get it really fixed. You never know.
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Message 41675 - Posted: 20 Feb 2020, 19:34:02 UTC - in response to Message 41674.  

I've got 4 CMS tasks that have run for quite some time without failing, so I think they might have fixed everything :-)

That would be useful, if they ever get it really fixed. You never know.


Well the others were failing in between 10 and 40 minutes. These 4 have now been running for over an hour.
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Message 41680 - Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 9:02:00 UTC - in response to Message 41664.  

We had an outage of some IT services at CERN yesterday, so task submission for some applications stopped for a while. Back to normal today. Hopefully SixTrack users will submit a new batch soon too.

Thanks for your contributions and happy crunching!
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Message 41681 - Posted: 21 Feb 2020, 21:52:07 UTC - in response to Message 41680.  

We had an outage of some IT services at CERN yesterday, so task submission for some applications stopped for a while. Back to normal today. Hopefully SixTrack users will submit a new batch soon too.

Thanks for your contributions and happy crunching!


I have three older computers and two phones that can only manage sixtrack, I hope they come back soon, I only get the odd one (perhaps an aborted task recycled?)

My decent computer is set to take any task, but it's only being given CMS, despite there being more of Atlas and Theory shown on your server status. Am I getting only CMS because a lot of others still have CMS switched off?
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Message 41684 - Posted: 22 Feb 2020, 15:59:03 UTC

Most of my CMS are causing errors again. I'm assuming this is a CERN fault and not my doing. Please let me know if I can adjust anything at this end. Running latest Boinc and Virtualbox.
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