Not Getting WU's For Ages Now

ex_brit
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Posting in getting started but I really started ages ago. I haven't received any work from Einstein in absolutely ages and am wondering why.

Is it because my settings changed to NOT use the GPU?

I stopped that and restricted CPU use too because it was running too hot some of the time and slowing my other work down, despite having a lot of resources on this machine.

Peter
Toronto, Canada

Richard Haselgrove
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Not Getting WU's For Ages Now

Your computer contacted the Einstein server about half an hour ago, but didn't request any work.

2011-02-03 14:03:02.0640 [PID=27959]   Request: [USER#xxxxx] [HOST#2027512] [IP xxx.xxx.xxx.16] client 6.10.58
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0721 [PID=27959]    [send] effective_ncpus 8 max_jobs_on_host_cpu 999999 max_jobs_on_host 999999
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] effective_ngpus 2 max_jobs_on_host_gpu 999999
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] Not using matchmaker scheduling; Not using EDF sim
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] CPU: req 0.00 sec, 0.00 instances; est delay 0.00
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] CUDA: req 0.00 sec, 0.00 instances; est delay 0.00
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] work_req_seconds: 0.00 secs
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] available disk 5.84 GB, work_buf_min 0
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] active_frac 0.907559 on_frac 0.594209 DCF 1.349665
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0742 [PID=27959]    Sending reply to [HOST#2027512]: 0 results, delay req 60.00
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0744 [PID=27959]    Scheduler ran 0.017 seconds


Check that your preferences allow the use of at least one of [CPU::GPU] on this project, and - simple mistake, but worth checking - that you have not got the project set to 'No New Tasks'.

Michael Karlinsky
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What is your resource share

What is your resource share for E@H?

ex_brit
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100 - perhaps make it 200?

100 - perhaps make it 200? I'll try that.

Peter
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RE: Your computer contacted

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Your computer contacted the Einstein server about half an hour ago, but didn't request any work.

2011-02-03 14:03:02.0640 [PID=27959]   Request: [USER#xxxxx] [HOST#2027512] [IP xxx.xxx.xxx.16] client 6.10.58
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0721 [PID=27959]    [send] effective_ncpus 8 max_jobs_on_host_cpu 999999 max_jobs_on_host 999999
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] effective_ngpus 2 max_jobs_on_host_gpu 999999
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] Not using matchmaker scheduling; Not using EDF sim
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] CPU: req 0.00 sec, 0.00 instances; est delay 0.00
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] CUDA: req 0.00 sec, 0.00 instances; est delay 0.00
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] work_req_seconds: 0.00 secs
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] available disk 5.84 GB, work_buf_min 0
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0722 [PID=27959]    [send] active_frac 0.907559 on_frac 0.594209 DCF 1.349665
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0742 [PID=27959]    Sending reply to [HOST#2027512]: 0 results, delay req 60.00
2011-02-03 14:03:02.0744 [PID=27959]    Scheduler ran 0.017 seconds

Check that your preferences allow the use of at least one of [CPU::GPU] on this project, and - simple mistake, but worth checking - that you have not got the project set to 'No New Tasks'.


My preferences allow use of 8 CPU's (4 using HT = 8) and I have it set up to fetch new tasks.

Peter
Toronto, Canada

Gundolf Jahn
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RE: 100% 100% of what?

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100%


100% of what? The resource share numbers in your Einstein@Home preferences are not percentages!

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I edited the post to 100 and

I edited the post to 100 and then altered it to 200.

All my other projects fetch normally, except perhaps LHC which rarely has work anyway.

Peter
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Gundolf Jahn
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RE: Is it because my

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Is it because my settings changed to NOT use the GPU?


Do you have set

Use CPU   no 
Enforced by version 6.10+
Use NVIDIA GPU   no
Enforced by version 6.10+

? Perhaps you should post the first 20 to 30 lines of your Messages tab after a restart of BOINC (reboot).

Is there a global_prefs_override.xml file in your BOINC data directory?

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OK, after having set it to

OK, after having set it to resource share 200 AND telling it use the GPU it is now in the process of downloading a huge stack of WU's. Not sure if one or the other were the factor, or both of course. So Einstein, all is forgiven.

I didn't really want to use the GPU but one can't always have things the way one wants I suppose.

03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Starting BOINC client version 6.10.58 for windows_x86_64
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Running under account Peter
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 975 @ 3.33GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Processor: 256.00 KB cache
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt pbe
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM OS: Microsoft Windows Vista: Ultimate x64 Edition, Service Pack 2, (06.00.6002.00)
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Memory: 11.99 GB physical, 23.91 GB virtual
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Disk: 232.87 GB total, 142.64 GB free
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Local time is UTC -5 hours
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 295 (driver version 26099, CUDA version 3020, compute capability 1.3, 869MB, 596 GFLOPS peak)
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 295 (driver version 26099, CUDA version 3020, compute capability 1.3, 869MB, 596 GFLOPS peak)
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM rosetta@home URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 1260848; resource share 100
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM climateprediction.net URL http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 994781; resource share 200
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Einstein@Home URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 2027512; resource share 200
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM lhcathome URL http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID 9808580; resource share 200
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Milkyway@home URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 196263; resource share 100
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM SETI@home URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5053442; resource share 100
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Spinhenge@home URL http://spin.fh-bielefeld.de/; Computer ID 189194; resource share 100
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Cosmology@Home URL http://www.cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID 74604; resource share 200
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM malariacontrol.net URL http://www.malariacontrol.net/; Computer ID 147074; resource share 100
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM World Community Grid URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 1007555; resource share 200
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Einstein@Home General prefs: from Einstein@Home (last modified 03-Feb-2011 10:41:03)
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Einstein@Home Computer location: home
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Einstein@Home General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Preferences:
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM max memory usage when active: 6139.09MB
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM max memory usage when idle: 8594.72MB
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM max disk usage: 10.00GB
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM don't use GPU while active
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 30 %
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM max download rate: 1500000 bytes/sec
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM max upload rate: 5000000 bytes/sec
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Not using a proxy
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Suspending computation - user request
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Einstein@Home Started download of PM0028_00851_436.binary
03/02/2011 10:55:41 AM Einstein@Home Started download of PM0028_00851_437.binary
03/02/2011 10:55:45 AM Einstein@Home Finished download of PM0028_00851_436.binary
03/02/2011 10:55:45 AM Einstein@Home Started download of PM0028_00851_438.binary
03/02/2011 10:55:50 AM Einstein@Home Finished download of PM0028_00851_437.binary
03/02/2011 10:55:50 AM Einstein@Home Started download of PM0028_00851_439.binary

Yes I have a global preferences XML but it isn't in use at the moment and I will probably be changing it anyway.

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Peter
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Gundolf Jahn
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RE: Yes I have a global

Quote:
Yes I have a global preferences XML


I was asking for global_prefs_override.xml ;-) but since your problem seems to be solved, there's no need to post it.

Quote:
I didn't really want to use the GPU but one can't always have things the way one wants I suppose.


You already have set your preferences to not use the GPU when the user is active; that should help against slowing down your other work. You could also restrict BOINC to use not all of your GPUs (for all projects) by setting up a cc_config.xml file with one or more N lines in the section.

Gruß,
Gundolf

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ex_brit
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RE: RE: Yes I have a

Quote:
Quote:
Yes I have a global preferences XML

I was asking for global_prefs_override.xml ;-) but since your problem seems to be solved, there's no need to post it.

Quote:
I didn't really want to use the GPU but one can't always have things the way one wants I suppose.

You already have set your preferences to not use the GPU when the user is active; that should help against slowing down your other work. You could also restrict BOINC to use not all of your GPUs (for all projects) by setting up a cc_config.xml file with one or more N lines in the section.

Gruß,
Gundolf

Ah, sorry, I don't have that XML file.

Thanks for the tip and advice on GPU.

Here's what BOINC messages posted after I updated having altered my various project settings.

03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM Einstein@Home General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM Preferences:
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM max memory usage when active: 6139.09MB
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM max memory usage when idle: 8594.72MB
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM max disk usage: 10.00GB
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM don't use GPU while active
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50 %
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM max download rate: 1500000 bytes/sec
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM max upload rate: 5000000 bytes/sec
03/02/2011 11:21:44 AM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)

Peter
Toronto, Canada

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