BRP & FGRP download problems

Bernd Machenschalk
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The server at AEI Hannover that serves both the BRP4 and FGRP1 data files has been kind of overloaded since we began to deliver CPU tasks for BRP4.

It turned out that some configuration optimizations got lost during the power outage. We re-established them, now, I hope that things will be back to normal in a few hours.

Please don't hesitate to post here if not.

BM

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BRP & FGRP download problems

The download rate has been back to normal as of 8-hours ago. Thanks.

Errol Genet
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Bernd Pardon me if this is

Bernd

Pardon me if this is the wrong venue for this post. Since about Oct 10, I have noticed a dramatic decrease in work units from E@H. In the messages from the project I got a link to http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu//host_sched_logs/1818/1818091. I'm unable to interpret the post at that link. Is there a problem on my end or at E@H?

Errol

Gary Roberts
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RE: Bernd Pardon me if

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Bernd

Pardon me if this is the wrong venue for this post. Since about Oct 10, I have noticed a dramatic decrease in work units from E@H. In the messages from the project I got a link to http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu//host_sched_logs/1818/1818091. I'm unable to interpret the post at that link. Is there a problem on my end or at E@H?

Errol


I've made your link clickable for ease of inspection. This is an entry in the scheduler log that allows you to understand why the scheduler took certain actions in dealing with a request from your host. The entry shows that your host has 4 CPUs and 1 ATI GPU. It was asking for 0.00 secs of CPU work and 345600.00 secs of GPU work. E@H doesn't have an ATI app so you will not get any GPU work. So the real issue is to ask yourself why your host isn't asking for any CPU work (0.00 secs).

Two immediate reasons spring to mind. Perhaps you have unintentionally set NNT (no new tasks) for E@H or perhaps a debt is owed to a different project and BOINC is allowing that project to use all the resources until the debt is paid back. You are supporting both Seti and E@H. If Seti is your main project and if it has been out of work for a period, it wouldn't be surprising if you get lots of Seti tasks until the debt is repaid, particularly if you have assigned a much higher resource share to Seti. All of this is just speculation until you give us more information. In any case, there is no indication of any problem at the project end.

Cheers,
Gary.

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RE: I've made your link

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I've made your link clickable for ease of inspection. This is an entry in the scheduler log that allows you to understand why the scheduler took certain actions in dealing with a request from your host.


Off-topic: this link is nicely informative to me. It appears that one can substitute an Einstein host ID after the last slash, and transcribe the first four digits of that ID into the next region left, and learn about the most recent work request on an arbitrary host. I've just been bringing up a new i5-2500K + GTX 460 host, and would have liked to be able to see this sort of detail while I was sorting out some work request matters that puzzled me.

Thanks.

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Bernd For some reason, in

Bernd

For some reason, in the past, I changes prefs to use graphics processor even though I knew I had an ATI graphics card and knew E@H only supported nvidia. I suppose it was in hopes that ATI support was in the works. Since the rest of my prefs were basically the defaults, I suppose that caused Boinc to assume zero CPU requests. I changed that setting, reset the project and am now back in business.

I hope that has permanently solved to problem. If not "I'll be back".

Errol

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