"Project is down" for 19 hours now

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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Good thing it's relatively

Good thing it's relatively warm weather here in Germany at the moment, with some of my PCs running dry I would otherwise have to turn on the heating again :-)

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come to yorkshire up to 16 c

come to yorkshire up to 16 c to day lots of sun

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i hate having an idle cpu.

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i hate having an idle cpu. but i know stuff happens, so i upped my cache from 3 days to 7 :grin:

seeing without seeing is something the blind learn to do, and seeing beyond vision can be a gift.

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RE: RE: I haven't seen

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I haven't seen any description yet of the nature of the additional load that the database is experiencing.

Surely a number of things added together, we didn't spent much time to investigate this, but we surely will.

Under heavy load finally our old DB server crashed and we couldn't bring it back online for more than a last dump (that itself took several hours). So we stuffed together the hardware we could find to a new, larger server (32G RAM) that is running now. While the additional memory surely helped, the performance of this new DB is still poor. We are looking into this and already solved some issues. For now the project has been stopped again to run some offline analysis, indexing and other optimization on the database.

We'll continue to fix the problems that occur, so far we had all kinds of things, ranging from hardware failures to bugs in software not written by us, last one fixed just minutes ago, all in just a few days.

I strongly intend to have the project up and running later today.

BM

“ It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. â€

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RE: It always takes longer

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It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law.


I've just looked that up. What a beauty! Hofstadter is related to Murphy perhaps? .... :-)

Well I've taken the interruption in my stride : defragging a few disks, re-routing the cabling on my small farm ( gotta love those cable ties ), laying baits for the Dust Bunnies ....

.... that sort of thing. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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I've been running a 4 day

I've been running a 4 day cache for several years to ride out outages, but I've just had to activate my backup project on 3 of my 4 computers (my netbook of all things managed to catch the server during a brief period of uptime).

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RE: RE: give the guys

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give the guys some slack thay will sort it
at least it given my c.p.u a rest

I feel restless whenever my CPUs are at rest...

That is the beauty of Boinc, many MANY other projects to chose from when the main one goes down!

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RE: I've been running a 4

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I've been running a 4 day cache for several years to ride out outages, but I've just had to activate my backup project on 3 of my 4 computers (my netbook of all things managed to catch the server during a brief period of uptime).

Your netbook is taking 26 HOURS to finish just one unit, while your wingman is taking about 4!!! Those N270 processors are not very efficient at this kind of stuff are they? I see you are crunching 2 units at once, how is it as a pc? My wife wants one and I am making her use Linux, like on this pc, so we can get more than 1 gig of memory in one. Damn MS limits any XP Home pc to a max of 1 gig of memory when it is sold, before upgrading!!!! Just dumb IMO!

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RE: ...(my netbook of all

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...(my netbook of all things managed to catch the server during a brief period of uptime).


Similarly, my Celeron 400 MMX managed to sneak in a report for an ABP1 job just before deadline:

123590562 51122566 9 Apr 2009 15:49:45 UTC 21 Apr 2009 20:36:42 UTC Over Success Done 314,145.70 171.30 250.00
122673444 50706078 2 Apr 2009 2:34:57 UTC 13 Apr 2009 14:27:04 UTC Over Success Done 384,303.80 48.77 163.38

See how this machine completes ABP1 tasks faster, and for a higher credit score, than S5R5 tasks. Can I have some more, please??!!

I presume that the explanation is that ABP1 doesn't yet have the SSE optimisations that have been incorporated into S5R5. Akosf, where are you? - you're needed again!

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RE: See how this machine

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See how this machine completes ABP1 tasks faster, and for a higher credit score, than S5R5 tasks. Can I have some more, please??!!

I presume that the explanation is that ABP1 doesn't yet have the SSE optimisations that have been incorporated into S5R5.

Yes, exactly. For those running SSE2 and SSE capable CPUs, the S5R5 units will be cruched much faster than the ABP1 units using the optimized versions for SSE and SSE2 that are included in the stock app package.

As for the outage, only 3 of my 7 active PCs managed to get thru to the server last night.

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