Task Validation Status

Gordon Uchenick
Gordon Uchenick
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Topic 225703

Hi All,

If a task is In Progress, is there a way to tell if it is the first time that task is being run or if it is a run to validate the results from some other computer?

If a task is Pending, is there a way to tell if/when the validation run was sent to the other computer? 

I couldn't find answers to these questions in the help pages. If I missed it, please let me now where I should have looked!

TIA,

Gordon

Keith Myers
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Open up your Tasks list and

Open up your Tasks list and click on any WorkUnitID task in your In Progress list.

The initial release of a task is numbered _0 and _1 for the two initial replication copies of the task that must be validated by you and your wingman.

Any subsequent release of the task that is sent out to a wingman will be numbered _2 through _19 until the task is retired from too many errors.

The Pending column shows the Sent time for each replication copy sent to subsequent hosts in the attempt to get two validated results.

 

Gordon Uchenick
Gordon Uchenick
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Thanks.The behavior for

Thanks.

The behavior for Einstein@home is different from my other project. In Einstein, when I click on a WORKUNIT ID the list of tasks and their status is displayed only if the status is Completed and Validated. In all other cases, the only information displayed after the header is "Tasks are pending for this workunit." When I click on a WORKUNIT ID in my other project,  MilkyWay@home, the breakout of tasks in the WORKUNIT is always displayed regardless of status. 

Is something wrong?

TIA

Gordon

Ian&Steve C.
Ian&Steve C.
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I see what you mean. I'm not

I see what you mean. I'm not sure what the reason for that is, but you're right that usually if a task is in progress, it will show the hosts where it resides and who currently has it.

 

Looking at some of your tasks, I can see that if I click any of your in progress or pending tasks, I get the same "Tasks are pending for this workunit" message. I do not get this message with my Gamma Ray GPU tasks, and inspecting others with newer O3AS GW GPU tasks, I also do not see this behavior. 

my best guess is that they have the OMD1 database setup differently that it's not writing WU entries until they are validated.

 

As Keith said, and to answer your original question, you can easily see if a WU you are crunching has been sent to anyone before. if it ends in _0 or _1, it is the first round and has only been sent to you and a wingman host. you have two such WUs on your host right now that are _2, this means that one of the original hosts had a problem with it and it was sent back out to you. you just wont be able to see what happened to the original host I guess until it has validated.

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