1) Message boards : Number crunching : Long WU's (Message 24561)
Posted 11 Aug 2012 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Just picked up one of the "long tasks", so I look for about an 80 hr run ... we shall see
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Failed Data Unit Downloads (Message 24229)
Posted 10 Jul 2012 by Profile Ocean Archer
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I'm getting the same problem (apparently):

7/10/2012 12:40:14 PM | LHC@home 1.0 | Started download of sixtrack_windows_gen
7/10/2012 12:40:14 PM | LHC@home 1.0 | Started download of w1jul_niebb0d__25__s__64.28_59.31__9.4_9.6__6__85_1_sixvf_boinc43428.zip
7/10/2012 12:40:15 PM | LHC@home 1.0 | Giving up on download of sixtrack_windows_gen: permanent HTTP error
7/10/2012 12:40:15 PM | LHC@home 1.0 | Giving up on download of w1jul_niebb0d__25__s__64.28_59.31__9.4_9.6__6__85_1_sixvf_boinc43428.zip: permanent HTTP error
3) Message boards : Number crunching : upload problem (Message 24004)
Posted 27 Jun 2012 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Seems to be working properly here too ... but I have run into issues before where a specific project just doesn't seem to "play properly" with certain other projects. Suprisingly, it's SETI that gives me the most problems in that area (completed work not uploading)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Extra credits again... (Message 23996)
Posted 25 Jun 2012 by Profile Ocean Archer
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I guess I'm not a "credit junkie" -- I'm just glad to see I got work to do
5) Message boards : Number crunching : no more work? (Message 23788)
Posted 23 Dec 2011 by Profile Ocean Archer
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I did find this note posted on the Test4Theory main page:



"News

CERN end of year shutdown
Starting tomorrow, December 22nd, CERN closes for the holiday period and reopens on January 5th, 2012. During this time, our project will operate on a "best-effort" basis. No special action is needed by volunteers but the flow of jobs may be interrupted and the T4T web site itself may not respond in the case of power cuts.

We send our holiday and New Year greetings to all our volunteers and thank everyone who contributed to T4T's very successful first year of growth and development. We have a New Year present ready to announce when we come back: a major T4T revision including much more detailed information for volunteers on the CERN jobs they are running.

See you next year,

The team!"


Since I don't have any of the virtual Machine software loaded on my machine, I won't be joining Test4Theory.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : no more work? (Message 23781)
Posted 19 Dec 2011 by Profile Ocean Archer
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This is where BOINC manager comes in handy -- it picked up packets to work even though I was sound asleep .... yea! Work coming in .........
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Wow, it is quiet! (Message 21434)
Posted 21 Jul 2009 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Yes, it is quiet, but we are still on the sidelines, waiting .......
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Thank you for the work (Message 21169)
Posted 4 Feb 2009 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Yep - Noderaser has the right idea. All of my machines have several projects in rotation, and poll LHC as they get to it in turn.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Thank you for the work (Message 21159)
Posted 3 Feb 2009 by Profile Ocean Archer
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They are like \\\'surprise packages\\\' from your significant other - you never know when they will show up ...
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Why are you picking UOTD that have no credit ??? (Message 20991)
Posted 17 Jan 2009 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Neither right or wrong, just different programming
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Why are you picking UOTD that have no credit ??? (Message 20954)
Posted 11 Jan 2009 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Works fine with Firefox ...
12) Message boards : Number crunching : New Work Available Jan 2009 (Message 20910)
Posted 8 Jan 2009 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Ooooohh ...

Lots of new work becoming available. Thank you so much
13) Message boards : Number crunching : WLCG Worldwide LHC Computing Grid gets flipped on (Message 20637)
Posted 8 Oct 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Yeah, you are right -- too bad BOINC doesn\'t have the PR budget to blow its horn like that ...
14) Message boards : Number crunching : No Credit for WU (Message 20408)
Posted 17 Sep 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Dagorath had the right assumption. No credit given to anyone for the subject WorkUnit.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Actual LHC data to crunch? (Message 20380)
Posted 15 Sep 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Dagorath --

Is it possible that the fourth and fifth crunchers are not continuously attached to the Internet? Perhaps they connect only once a day, or maybe even once every other day, because they utilize a dial-up connection.

I grant you, that the method being used may not be the most efficient, but it does work (most of the time).

Like you, I do not get all the WUs that I can handle, but I do get some, and remember, I FREELY DONATE MY TIME TO THIS PROJECT (among others). Last time I looked, there is nobody holding a revolver to my head, and forcing me to make time available on my machines. I am here BY MY OWN CHOICE. If I feel at any time, that my services are being mis-used, there\'s a button on the PROJECTS page of BOINC called DETACH ... I understand it works very well

16) Message boards : Number crunching : Very short Intel computation vs. normal AMD (Message 20346)
Posted 14 Sep 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Gee -- 20,000 times? (Makes note to self--> buy Q6600 immediately)
17) Message boards : Number crunching : The project giveth then taketh away (Message 19912)
Posted 12 Aug 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Dagorath --

I can only comment on the ones I received, and they were a mixture of packets running SixTrack 4.67

I say "mixture", because the WUs took anywhere from a short time of less than 3 seconds, to a time of over two hours, depending on machine and content. All in all, I received 12 packets on 10.8.08, 18 packets on 11.8.08, and so far, 5 packets today (spread across my six machines --> about 2 or 3 per machine per day)

18) Message boards : Number crunching : The project giveth then taketh away (Message 19906)
Posted 12 Aug 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Kibble, Dagorath, et.al. --

I too would be upset by finding the WUs my machines worked on had been designated "redundant", but looking back over several months, I don't find that to be the case. Of course, most of my machines are of the older P III (coppermine) type processors, running about 950mhz speed, so I keep my queues to a minimum. This enables me to return the work in a timely manner. I suspect that those who run queues that are several days in size run a greater risk of having their packets cancelled due to others completing them and returning them sooner.

Like you both mention - the discussion of initial replication is one for another thread, but for a 'junior cruncher' like myself, it works ...
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Download problems? (Message 19853)
Posted 30 Jul 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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Looks like the product Scarecrow applied worked ... thanks Scarecrow

Now, if we could just get the webpages to work properly with IE ...
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Please note: this project rarely has work (Message 19845)
Posted 29 Jul 2008 by Profile Ocean Archer
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APoch--

Be very, very glad you didn't get any of the nearly 1500 Work Units from the other day -- it appears that every one of them got hung up in the transmission stage, and are now taking up space on hundreds of machines ... unable to be processed. I don't know how long it will be before the error is fixed, but I have found out one thing here on LHC@home ... patience is a virtue


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