Posts by Stargazer257

1) Message boards : Current tests : Switching between projects with applications removed from memory (Message 892)
Posted 17 Mar 2006 by Stargazer257
So far, so good. Have run about 10 WUs on five different hosts (all WinXP SP2). No problems while changing settings to not stay resident in memory, and none so far with applications switching in and out. Knock on wood....
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Nothing happening (Message 837)
Posted 8 Mar 2006 by Stargazer257
Sometimes the work is just being distributed to a specific platform, i.e., Linux. Early on I found my self in a similar situation, others were getting work but I wasn't and I was dropping down in the stats. Further investigation showed that Linux clients were getting WUs to work on a bug or whatever that affected just them. The Windoze work started back up later and I was again crunching Ralph. The work will come again, probably when you're not looking...
3) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Discussion of the \"1% Hang\" issue (Message 771)
Posted 1 Mar 2006 by Stargazer257

BTW, both WU's listed two posts ago have since completed, one in about 6 hours, the other at least 3 times that.
4) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Report \"stuck at 1%\" bugs here (Message 762)
Posted 1 Mar 2006 by Stargazer257
Have a 4.90 unit on another PC that was struck at 1%. It was on model 1 at step 34401. It had been running for 4 hours.

I stopped and restarted Boinc. When the WU restarted, it started at 0. It has been iniatizing now for 30+ minutes. Will let it run.

WU ID: 11340
Results ID: 12974
Result Name: HOMSdc_homDB025_1dcj__229_6_0
Computer ID: 100
CPU: Pentium M 1.73GHz

That's what mine did too (reset to 0:00 upon restart). The reason it did this is because the work hadn't reached a "checkpoint" as it were. Upon reboot, it didn't have a place to start and had to begin anew. You will have to let it run longer (of the two WU's I had like that, one ran ~6 hrs, and the other is still running at 9+ hrs). Look at the screensaver/graphic and see if the steps increment (it may seem like it is stopped, but check the step, then check back later to see if it has changed). My WU's raced up to Step 34,000 then seemed to stop. It actually has done 5-600 additional steps over the last 9 hours.

Good luck
5) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Report \"stuck at 1%\" bugs here (Message 755)
Posted 28 Feb 2006 by Stargazer257
I have a WU 4.90 stuck at 1% for 1h05'. The graphics are more or less freezed. THe protein shape moves a little bit every +/- 20 seconds. What do I do with this WU?
I have suspended it until I know what to do.

WU number : HOMSb7_homDB005_1b72_226_2
CPU : P4 3.0Ghz HT

Continue to run it. I had two that were like that (got to step ~34,000 real quick and then appeared to stop). One of them has since completed at ~5 hrs, the other is still going at 6+ hrs. Check the graphics/screensaver and see if the steps slowly increment. The one I have that is still running has only done ~500 steps since it appeared to slow down/stop. As long as the steps continue to increment (albiet, slowly), it is still running.

And BTW, the progress only showed 1% done until it finished. Then it went to 100%. Hope yours are like that.
6) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Discussion of the \"1% Hang\" issue (Message 746)
Posted 28 Feb 2006 by Stargazer257
I have two ver 4.90 wu's that "appear" to hang @ 1%, but they have actually just appear to have slowed down to a crawl. Both of them are acting similar in that they race up to Step 34,000 (Model 1) in about 30 minutes and then sloooowly creep forward acomplishing only 50-100 additional steps in 30 additional minutes of processing time.

I had rebooted both hosts when they "appeared" to be stuck (@ 4+ hours of processing time), and they both reset to 0:00 (since they must not have "checkpointed"). I will keep them running as long as they progress forward, and will report my results irregardless.

They are still in Model 1 at this time.



BTW, is there a fixed number of steps in Model 1, i.e., a goal if you will, to know how close a WU is to completing Model 1 and checkpointing?

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