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Message 2771 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 2:40:00 UTC

I noticed one of my machines had no work and the server status shows Zero work to send. Can we have more work please.

This project is a challenge on BOINCStats at the moment.
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Message 2773 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 8:09:13 UTC - in response to Message 2771.

I noticed one of my machines had no work and the server status shows Zero work to send. Can we have more work please.

This project is a challenge on BOINCStats at the moment.


As far as I know the number of task that can be generated on a day is limited. So I think the project is running at the maximum speed.

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Message 2793 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 3:28:13 UTC

The reason for no work currently been sent is because gene_work_generator isn't running. Reason could be to allow "work units waiting for validation" to drop to 0. It currently has 0 waiting. I cannot be 100% sure but I think the reason for "no work" is related related to the thread titled "Storage Problem" located in the news thread

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Message 2794 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 4:51:08 UTC - in response to Message 2793.

they did mention many years ago they only make 62080 units a day. I don't know if that still applies. hopefully the hungry get units to crunch soon :)

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Message 2795 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 13:07:31 UTC - in response to Message 2773.
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I noticed one of my machines had no work and the server status shows Zero work to send. Can we have more work please.

This project is a challenge on BOINCStats at the moment.


As far as I know the number of task that can be generated on a day is limited. So I think the project is running at the maximum speed.


Even when work unit generation is reduced there's usually enough to handle the demand. It now appears the work unit generation has temporarily stopped.

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Message 2796 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 15:01:39 UTC

I run it along with SiDock. Ljubljana is 265 km due east of Trento.
It makes for a geographically-balanced machine.

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Message 2797 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 17:32:50 UTC - in response to Message 2796.

The work generatort died (for yet unknown reasons) during the weekend, I just started it again.

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Message 2798 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 17:35:44 UTC - in response to Message 2796.
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I run it along with SiDock. Ljubljana is 265 km due east of Trento.
It makes for a geographically-balanced machine.

Well, by driving it is more than 440Km (fastest route, around 4 hours)

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Message 2799 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 17:54:27 UTC - in response to Message 2797.

Look forward to more tasks once the generator catches up. :)

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Message 2800 - Posted: 31 Jul 2022, 19:21:40 UTC - in response to Message 2798.

Well, by driving it is more than 440Km (fastest route, around 4 hours)

I have other criteria. I was at Aviano Air Base for two years, which is approximately half-way between them. It is geographically balanced for me.

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Message 2803 - Posted: 2 Aug 2022, 12:14:41 UTC
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Does the Work Generator need a little adjustment? I've been getting a lot of Server Aborts. It appears that shortly before the Deadline another pair of WUs is sent out to new computers then when the WUs actually get submitted before the Deadline the duplicates get Server Aborted. E.g.,
http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/workunit.php?wuid=36782082
http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/workunit.php?wuid=36765727
http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/workunit.php?wuid=36669384
Waiting until after the actual Deadline to send out replacements might be more efficient.

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Message 2804 - Posted: 3 Aug 2022, 17:17:03 UTC - in response to Message 2803.

I suppose it can be a pain in the butt and not ideal since you'd expect the full 5 days to complete and report the work unit.

I personally only set 4 days of work for my boinc clients on this project. I rarely get a cancelled unit and If I do its one I haven't started yet.

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Message 2805 - Posted: 3 Aug 2022, 21:32:26 UTC - in response to Message 2803.

Does the Work Generator need a little adjustment? I've been getting a lot of Server Aborts. It appears that shortly before the Deadline another pair of WUs is sent out to new computers then when the WUs actually get submitted before the Deadline the duplicates get Server Aborted. E.g.,
http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/workunit.php?wuid=36782082
http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/workunit.php?wuid=36765727
http://gene.disi.unitn.it/test/workunit.php?wuid=36669384
Waiting until after the actual Deadline to send out replacements might be more efficient.


Reduce your cache so that you don’t have tasks waiting until near to the deadline.

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Message 2812 - Posted: 6 Aug 2022, 15:01:04 UTC - in response to Message 2804.

I suppose it can be a pain in the butt and not ideal since you'd expect the full 5 days to complete and report the work unit.

I personally only set 4 days of work for my boinc clients on this project. I rarely get a cancelled unit and If I do its one I haven't started yet.


I never set a 5 day cache. Where'd you get that idea?
I always use either 0.5/0.01 days or 1.0/0.01 days. I prefer RZM but lately there's been so much demand for WUs that lets me dry out. Maybe the races are over and I should go back to RZM.
I'm not the one that waited until near the deadline. I'm one of the ones that got the replacement WUs. Then within a couple of hours of the deadline for the original WUs they submit them at the last minute and the replacement WUs get Server Aborted. If the replacement WUs were not sent out until after the deadline then this should never happen.

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Message 2839 - Posted: 26 Aug 2022, 12:32:25 UTC

Tasks ready to send 0

I will be out of work in four hours.

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Message 2840 - Posted: 26 Aug 2022, 14:50:19 UTC - in response to Message 2839.

Tasks ready to send 0

I will be out of work in four hours.

There's a Formula BOINC challenge going on (three days) ...

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Message 2842 - Posted: 26 Aug 2022, 23:43:40 UTC

We're out of work again.

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Message 2843 - Posted: 27 Aug 2022, 9:04:16 UTC - in response to Message 2840.

Tasks ready to send 0

I will be out of work in four hours.

There's a Formula BOINC challenge going on (three days) ...


Why would anyone set up a challenge involving a project that is known to be borderline supplying WUs on a day to day basis?

Not only does it make the challenge a lottery, it also messes up the long term volunteers.

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Message 2844 - Posted: 27 Aug 2022, 14:55:33 UTC - in response to Message 2843.

Why would anyone set up a challenge involving a project that is known to be borderline supplying WUs on a day to day basis?

Not only does it make the challenge a lottery, it also messes up the long term volunteers.


With respect, the Project Admin was asked, IN ADVANCE, as to whether such a Challenge could be handled by the project.

However, the admin said that the project only issues about 600 tasks every 14 minutes...

Even so, this Challenge only lasts for 3 days (until Sunday at 9pm UTC) so it is hardly a long term inconvenience AND any members doing this Challenge are supporting a "smaller" project that can do with some short term help?

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Message 2846 - Posted: 27 Aug 2022, 17:33:19 UTC - in response to Message 2844.

Even though it looks bad, I am still getting work.
If it helps the project, that is OK, but I would not want a long dry spell either.

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