1) Message boards : Number crunching : work units?? (Message 18665)
Posted 4 Dec 2007 by Profile WimTea
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interesting, I've been checking this thread every once in a while and thought the same :)

btw - got 6 wu's yesterday/today - YAHOOOOOOO!!!


[smile]Does anyone still use that searchengine?[/smile]
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Maximum daily WU quota per CPU? (Message 17636)
Posted 30 Jul 2007 by Profile WimTea
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I run a lappy too, works OK but for when it is docked and it is fairly warm inside (above 25C). It then heats up to sometimes above 65C, so I then throttle it down to 80% or 85%. BOINC throttling is not perfect, but working well enough for me.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : The new look bugs (Message 17212)
Posted 3 Jul 2007 by Profile WimTea
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A note on the cosmetics of the 'my results' page. Each row is spread out over four lines with quite some linespacing in it. For 20 results that means 2 full pagescrolls (XP SP2, IE6, little make-up) needed to show them all. Let alone if one day LHC were to decide to show 50 results at once, something I personally prefer above just 20.
Some minor flaws (empty lines) in the header too.

[edit] My computers is even worse with 4 - 5 hosts per page (screen). The Your Account page could also use a make-over as can the homepage. And I can only imagine what the pending credits page will look like...
In general the linespacing could be quite a bit less in my opinion.
My browser is set to a normal character size @ 1280x1024.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : The new look bugs (Message 17211)
Posted 3 Jul 2007 by Profile WimTea
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Got one here, trying to create a profile with a pic (Win XP Home SP2):

Fatal error: Call to undefined function imageCreateFromJPEG() in /srv/httpd/lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/html/inc/profile.inc on line 322

edit: tried to update my profile and add a pic, same result.
Also escape characters were added before the single quotes in my profile, each edit I have to remove them. Not really an error (I'm old enough to understand the need for escape chars) but something to be aware of.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : XML Stats Export (Message 17119)
Posted 26 Jun 2007 by Profile WimTea
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'larry1186' sounds to me as if you're a common centipede aka Lithobius Forficatus. Which only has up to 15 pair of feet...

In which case, there are more projects than you have feet.

Which is my case exactly...
6) Message boards : Number crunching : XML Stats Export (Message 17085)
Posted 22 Jun 2007 by Profile WimTea
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'larry1186' sounds to me as if you're a common centipede aka Lithobius Forficatus. Which only has up to 15 pair of feet...
7) Message boards : Number crunching : XML Stats Export (Message 17074)
Posted 21 Jun 2007 by Profile WimTea
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There's definitely progress being made, all my hosts with 0 (zero) credits are gone now. Last time I checked was a week ago when cleaning up a load of duplicates. Could have skipped that as they would have been removed too... Oh, well, better this progress than none at all!
It gives me the confidence that soon everything will be in order. Including stats. And if soon means another month it won't bother me, there's more BOINC projects out there than one can count with both fingers AND toes !
[edited typo]
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Merge?? (Message 17036)
Posted 15 Jun 2007 by Profile WimTea
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Thanks Jim, but I pretty much stay on top up of keeping my managers updated. That particular box hasen't even done a wu yet and it's listed.....I think, if I remember right, 187 times! Would it work if I detached that box and tryed to reattach it? And do you know if I could take care of this through bam or is bam the problem?
OK, the only way I can do it is to detatch that box 187 times! I'll just wait for someone to fix the problem!



You may be a victim of the ghost host problem. I know it has been discussed in other threads. I'm not familiar with the problem other than to know that it exists. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Jim

The solution is to merge all of the hosts on the web site. Once you have one copy of it left you need to edit the client_state.xml file on that host and change the hostID to match the one remaining on the web. There are more detailed instructions here somewhere.

The problem is that they don't STAY fixed. If anything causes the host id to split again, it goes off into never never land again.

I also had a host with no credits yet and 200+ ghost-hosts. Merging them took some trouble, 'select all' didn't work but selecting say 30 at a time and then merging them went OK. And do remember to merge the old ones with the latest one, not the other way around (I found out the hard way)...
The host is now happily in the DB all by itself, just checked and still the ghost-hosts are gone. The host was effectively retired by the way (hostname changed after owner had W*dows reinstalled), I'm gonna delete it soon.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : The suspense is killing me! (Message 17035)
Posted 15 Jun 2007 by Profile WimTea
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If it's suspense you want, well, you've had plenty already and are probably getting lots more in the future...
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Please note: this project rarely has work (Message 16619)
Posted 25 Mar 2007 by Profile WimTea
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An update can be found here.
With thanks to Neasan for the update, and sorry to hear it is progressing bit more slowly than he would have liked (too).
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Because you asked.... (Message 16573)
Posted 17 Mar 2007 by Profile WimTea
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This discussion on purging hosts from the database is valuable but a bit premature as long as there is still the old software at work...

Time for an update from the proj admins then? It's been another 2 weeks ...
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Extremely short WUs (Message 16486)
Posted 8 Mar 2007 by Profile WimTea
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Guess a lot of variation means a LOT of variation then.
LOL
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Extremely short WUs (Message 16475)
Posted 7 Mar 2007 by Profile WimTea
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Now I know WU lengths at LHC can vary a lot. But one of my comps got 7 and they all took a few seconds, eg. http://lhcathome.cern.ch/workunit.php?wuid=1652001. Is that normal?
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Fairer distribuiton of work(Flame Fest 2007) (Message 16286)
Posted 10 Feb 2007 by Profile WimTea
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The easiest fix i could think of here is something RCN was doing for a while when they couldnt generate Wu's as fast as we could crunch them. There was a limit on the number of WU's a computer could have at any time. Once you returned one you could have another. Seems a fair method to me as faster crunchers get more work and the work is returned quicker this way.


A similar sugggestion was already discussed in this same thread at http://lhcathome.cern.ch/forum_thread.php?id=2286&nowrap=true#15243. Anyway, it's nice to see other people coming up with the same general idea.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Could I ask for an update on the frontpage? (Message 16201)
Posted 27 Jan 2007 by Profile WimTea
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OK Neasan --

Curiousity forces me to ask: with milk or lemon? Any sugar ???


Lemon? Jaysus no. Milk and two sugars(I'm slowly rotting my teeth)


Milk cancels out sugar. The former is good for your teeth, the latter rots it.

At any rate, the update is appreciated, Neasan.


Yup, it's all I wanted with my original question, a short update every one or two weeks.

And I prefer Earl Grey with one small sugarlump, please...
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Could I ask for an update on the frontpage? (Message 16180)
Posted 23 Jan 2007 by Profile WimTea
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Title says it all.
I know the new admins are busy, but it's almost two weeks without an update... And I can't wait for the changes and.... WU's!!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : I found an Anomaly (Message 15961)
Posted 2 Jan 2007 by Profile WimTea
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What's worrying is that all the recent results of that comp were deemed invalid by the validator. And got about 50% credits granted anyway. Maybe CC 5.8.0 has something to do with this?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : A Miracle! (Message 15947)
Posted 31 Dec 2006 by Profile WimTea
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Still over 20k work units!
So it looks indeed like everyone is celebrating New Year early and stuffed their comps with other work beforehand. Or gave them a well-earned rest at the end of the year. :-)
Happy New Year everybody!
19) Message boards : Number crunching : A Miracle! (Message 15931)
Posted 29 Dec 2006 by Profile WimTea
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Got a day's worth on each of 2 boxes. That's enough for me, there's more to BOINC than just LHC ;-). Front page says there are still over 40k more WUs to send.
(some sarcasm sneaks in) What's wrong with that?
- Are all those huge caches full?
- Is it still a secret LHC has work again?
- Is everybody behaving nicely and just taking (or: getting?) a decent amount?
- Aren't there that many LHC crunchers (anymore)?
- Is there simply more than enough work (1 WU = 5 results, right?) to last at least this long?
- Are a lot of comps still on the dreaded 1 week timeout?
- Some (all?) of the above?
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Please make me the Founder (Message 15715)
Posted 28 Nov 2006 by Profile WimTea
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It certainly is one of the nicer typos I came along in my BOINC years so far. Was worth a good laugh (no offence to Conan)...


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