Posts by m.mitch

1) Message boards : Cafe RALPH : Australian Alliance (Message 4843)
Posted 18 Jun 2009 by Profile m.mitch
Post:
A bit of an update. ::)

I invite all to join a team involved in all BOINC projects, become part of the Australian Alliance and help compete with large teams from other countries.

We have an active web site, forum and great team members. If you're interested please click on the link in my signature.

  • Why start a new team at the bottom of the pack, when we are already within striking distance of the top 30?
  • We are already ranked 33 out of almost 48,000 teams in the world for combined BOINC projects.

We are tenth now, out of 82,533 teams
* We're the number 1 Aussie team, with almost 27 Million credits.

now 732,961,572
* Australian name, for ALL Aussie crunchers.

We glady take and encourage members from anywhere in the world
* Team website and forum, and infrastructure available to grow it.
  • The team is active in all current BOINC projects.
  • We have members all over the country and quite a few expats overseas.
  • Your existing individual credits will not be lost.
  • Future credits from all projects will help build a powerful alliance.

    Together we could not only be the top Australian team, but well up in the world stats.

    Were always open to new suggestions and new members. Come and look us over - You can check out our web site by clicking on the team logo below and also have a look around our forum. You can join by clicking on the "Join.." hyperlink and follow the prompts. You can ask for assistance in the forum too.



  • Our performance has been consistent since that Post on 14 Jun 2006, the teams support for members is still the same, as are many of our team members.

    Drop by and have a look
    2) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Bug reports for 5.96 (Message 4065)
    Posted 26 May 2008 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    The last couple of work units stalled at 21 seconds. BOINC Manger reported them running but there were no changes to completion times or percentage done.

    [urlhttp://ralph.bakerlab.org/workunit.php?wuid=902848]Here\'s a link[/URL].

    The box is running Kubuntu 8.04 on a P4.
    3) Message boards : Cafe RALPH : Team Recruitment Thread (Message 3418)
    Posted 18 Oct 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    By any measure Aussie Assault 9 (AA9) on QMC has been a fantastic success!!

    Even though AA9 is officially over, the team has just passed 10 million credits in QMC, the last 5 million all in the last 18 days. That is an enormous amount of science crunched.

    The team\'s daily output should have started winding down to about double its pre-AA levels, about 50,000 a day, but we are still seeing around 250,000 a day. Not to bad for QMC.

    It should start to drop in the next week or so but the project has caught the interest of many BOINC@AUSTRALIA members. That\'s another great side affect of the AA\'s.

    The next event starts on 1 December 2007.
    4) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Bug reports for rosetta_beta_5.77 and rosetta_5.69 (Message 3337)
    Posted 30 Aug 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    The work unit 550011 is stuck at about 94% complete, with 10 minutes left to run. The BOINC Manager says it\'s running but there is no CPU use.

    It\'s on a Linux box and the work unit was suspended but I didn\'t notice if that was the direct cause also the box was rebooted.

    Should it be aborted?

    NO. Rosetta bases its progress bar and time to completion estimates off of your preferred run time--which, for some of the larger workunits that seem to be very common nowadays, is less (sometimes drastically) than the amount of time actually required to complete one model (the minimum to complete a WU). Thus, if the workunit goes over your preferred runtime, it will stick at about 10 minutes left, and cut down that and up the % done very slowly, because it really has no idea how long the workunit\'s going to take. The % done and time left to completion, at least for Rosetta/RALPH workunits, are just rough estimates, and with the new, bigger workunits, if you have a lower set runtime (which is recommended for RALPH anyway), most of your workunits will probably go over, unless you have a very fast, modern CPU.

    Long story short, this is normal, so don\'t abort the workunit, let it run. Some workunits can take up to 4 hours (a couple close to 5, even) per model on my P4 3.2Ghz HT, so in my case, they\'ll take at the very least that amount of time, no matter what time preferences you have set. Rosetta doesn\'t know ahead of time how much time they\'ll take, so once it goes over your preferred run time, all it can do is make underestimates so people don\'t freak out if it goes over 100%. :-)


    I don\'t think it\'s normal for the BOINC Manager to report the work unit as running but the CPU to be inactive.

    Oh! Sorry. I made a blooper--I didn\'t notice that you said that the CPU was not being active at all. If the CPU was being used, yet the progress and time to completion were as you said, then what I said would be correct, but not in the case that it\'s not using any CPU time at all. In the case of it using no CPU time at all, I would recommend that you abort the WU.

    Sorry! :-(


    No probs Anonymous, I have duelly blown it out of the water. Just as well to, I\'d left it unsuspended and have no idea how much crunching time it wasted.

    Cheers
    5) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Bug reports for rosetta_beta_5.77 and rosetta_5.69 (Message 3334)
    Posted 30 Aug 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    The work unit 550011 is stuck at about 94% complete, with 10 minutes left to run. The BOINC Manager says it\'s running but there is no CPU use.

    It\'s on a Linux box and the work unit was suspended but I didn\'t notice if that was the direct cause also the box was rebooted.

    Should it be aborted?

    NO. Rosetta bases its progress bar and time to completion estimates off of your preferred run time--which, for some of the larger workunits that seem to be very common nowadays, is less (sometimes drastically) than the amount of time actually required to complete one model (the minimum to complete a WU). Thus, if the workunit goes over your preferred runtime, it will stick at about 10 minutes left, and cut down that and up the % done very slowly, because it really has no idea how long the workunit\'s going to take. The % done and time left to completion, at least for Rosetta/RALPH workunits, are just rough estimates, and with the new, bigger workunits, if you have a lower set runtime (which is recommended for RALPH anyway), most of your workunits will probably go over, unless you have a very fast, modern CPU.

    Long story short, this is normal, so don\'t abort the workunit, let it run. Some workunits can take up to 4 hours (a couple close to 5, even) per model on my P4 3.2Ghz HT, so in my case, they\'ll take at the very least that amount of time, no matter what time preferences you have set. Rosetta doesn\'t know ahead of time how much time they\'ll take, so once it goes over your preferred run time, all it can do is make underestimates so people don\'t freak out if it goes over 100%. :-)


    I don\'t think it\'s normal for the BOINC Manager to report the work unit as running but the CPU to be inactive.
    6) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Bug reports for rosetta_beta_5.77 and rosetta_5.69 (Message 3332)
    Posted 29 Aug 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    The work unit 550011 is stuck at about 94% complete, with 10 minutes left to run. The BOINC Manager says it\'s running but there is no CPU use.

    It\'s on a Linux box and the work unit was suspended but I didn\'t notice if that was the direct cause also the box was rebooted.

    Should it be aborted?
    7) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Ralph (& Rosetta) bring down BOINC Client (Message 3298)
    Posted 3 Aug 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    Thanks Conan,
    Think I\'ll just run RALPH & Rosetta on the Linux box from now on and save myself the headache.

    8) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Ralph (& Rosetta) bring down BOINC Client (Message 3296)
    Posted 1 Aug 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    I wonder if it could be memory related ? I believe that more than 512 MB would probably be a good thing.
    I Doubt it could be graphic card related as you are not using them.
    Are you using the latest or near latest Boinc client versions?
    Switching between tasks does not seem to be a problem with my machines at all Windows or Linux. I am using 5.8.15 Windows and 5.8.16 Linux (I think, but definitely the most recent prior to 5.10.x).


    I have 1GB on most machines and one with 2GB so there should be enough memory. There shouldn\'t be any faulty sticks, they\'ve been running just fine for a while now and not causing any problems with other projects or programs.

    I\'ve tried the latest 5.8.x release and the two latest 5.10.x releases without success. The second last 5.8.x release, seemed okay but it wasn\'t loaded up like the current ones are. I\'m running about 20 projects but one of the computers has always been running all the projects I\'m attached too. It has me stumped.

    May have to change them all over to Kubuntu, it\'s more stable anyway.
    9) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Ralph (& Rosetta) bring down BOINC Client (Message 3294)
    Posted 31 Jul 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    G\'day Conan,
    Unfortunately I don\'t use the graphics either. So I\'m still at a loss to work out what the problem is. It\'s difficult to trigger a fault, so I can\'t reproduce it at will and have no idea what the proximate cause is. Unlike Chess, it hates switching from one work unit to the next if it needs extra work. Then it does the same thing. Loses the BOINC Client.

    That\'s VTU, RALPH, Chess (sometimes) and Rosetta that I can remember at the moment.
    10) Message boards : RALPH@home bug list : Ralph (& Rosetta) bring down BOINC Client (Message 3291)
    Posted 24 Jul 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    Both the RALPH and Rosetta projects are locking up the BOINC Clients and therefore all BOINC projects on my Win XP SP2 Home boxes. The BOINC Manger affected are 5.8.16, 5.10.7 and 5.10.13 on P4 3.2GHz Prescott, P4 540 3.2GHz, P4 2.6GHz Northwood (XP SP2 Pro), P3 1.2 GHz Tualatin but not that I\'ve seen on a Ubuntu Linux P3 1.2 GHz Tualatin Server.

    Unsuspending the current RALPH work unit causes the box to lock up for a moment, all the content in the BOINC Manger disappears and a fault report is sent to Microsoft. This is one of the problem RALPH work units: here

    Although I don\'t know if the problem is caused by a conflict between projects, this is the other work unit that the same machine is working on here.

    In the meantime, it isn\'t practical to run RALPH or Rosetta on unattended machines.
    11) Message boards : Cafe RALPH : Team Recruitment Thread (Message 2856)
    Posted 10 Mar 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    G\'day crunchers everywhere!

    We are now starting Aussie Assault 6 (AA6). After being runner up in the last few polls for the AA, Einstein has been chosen to be the project which will receive our concentrated attention for the next few weeks.

    Bruce Allen who is the Forum moderator, Project administrator, Project developer and Project scientist for Einstein has agreed, after much persuasion from members of the Team, and instigated by Mike Mitchell, to crunch Einstein for our Team. He has started this already and his numbers are very impressive.

    The Aussie Assaults are a regular team-building exercise we run here at BOINC@AUSTRALIA - the results are always impressive and we have great fun at the same time. In the last Assault (on ABC@Home) another team - l\'Alliance Francophone - learnt how much fun these assaults can be and helped both BOINC@AUSTRALIA and the project itself achieve spectacular results.
    (overview of that assault here.)

    So - Gentlemen - START YOUR ENGINES !!!


    12) Message boards : Cafe RALPH : Team Recruitment Thread (Message 2701)
    Posted 23 Jan 2007 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    All Australians and anyone who is interested, is invited to join a team involved in all BOINC projects, become part of the Aussie Alliance and compete with the largest national teams.

    BOINC@AUSTRALIA has a great member retention and participation rate, better than most other teams. Please pop in and find out why

    We\'re here for the science but enjoy the fun. We have a team web site, active forum, team camaraderie and best of all great team members. If you\'re interested please click on the link in my signature.

    • BOINC@AUSTRALIA is in striking distance of the top 25?
    • We\'re ranked 27th out of 57,000 world teams for combined BOINC projects.
    • We\'re the #1 Aussie team, with more than 62 Million credits - That\'s a lot of science!
    • The team is active in all current BOINC projects.
    • We\'re still growing and looking for more members in any BOINC project.
    • Your existing BBC Climate credits come with you.
    • Future credits from all projects will help build a powerful Aussie Alliance.
    • BOINC@AUSTRALIA has over 1,000 members.

    Together, we\'ll not only be the top Australian team, but in the top 20 of the world.

    We are open to new suggestions, new members and new science. Come and look us over - You can check out our web site by clicking on the team logo below and also have a look around our forum. You can join by clicking on the \"Join..\" hyperlink and follow the prompts. You can ask for assistance in the forum too.

    Join us on our next \"Aussie Assault\". You really wont believe how much fun they are, and how addictive, until you been through the crunching frenzy.

    On 1 February 2007, we will \"Assault\" our next project and crunch as much science as possible in a fortnight. Then we return you to normal programming. Until the next \"Aussie Assault\". :-)


    13) Message boards : Number crunching : unable to upload (Message 2181)
    Posted 19 Aug 2006 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:

    I had the same problem with one of my XP boxes. I don\'t know if this cured the problem but it\'s what I did anyway. I shutdown BOINC and rebooted the box. The waiting results were uploaded during the start-up.

    It may work but I don\'t have a way to retest it.

    14) Message boards : Current tests : New crediting system (Message 2113)
    Posted 16 Aug 2006 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:

    I think we should make the changes to the credit system and back date them if that is acceptable to all the other BOINC projects.

    edit: I deleted my original post because it was in response to someone who doesn\'t want to get it and I needed to fill the space.

    How is this change going to be reconciled with all the other projects? I thought Berkeley were working on that.

    15) Message boards : Cafe RALPH : Australian Alliance (Message 1827)
    Posted 14 Jun 2006 by Profile m.mitch
    Post:
    I invite all Australians to join a team involved in all BOINC projects, become part of the Australian Alliance and help compete with large teams from other countries.

    We have an active web site, forum and great team members. If you\'re interested please click on the link in my signature.

    • Why start a new team at the bottom of the pack, when we are already within striking distance of the top 30?
    • We are already ranked 33 out of almost 48,000 teams in the world for combined BOINC projects.
    • We\'re the number 1 Aussie team, with almost 27 Million credits.
    • Australian name, for ALL Aussie crunchers.
    • Team website and forum, and infrastructure available to grow it.
    • The team is active in all current BOINC projects.
    • We have members all over the country and quite a few expats overseas.
    • Your existing individual credits will not be lost.
    • Future credits from all projects will help build a powerful alliance.

    Together we could not only be the top Australian team, but well up in the world stats.

    Were always open to new suggestions and new members. Come and look us over - You can check out our web site by clicking on the team logo below and also have a look around our forum. You can join by clicking on the \"Join..\" hyperlink and follow the prompts. You can ask for assistance in the forum too.







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