Posts by Conan

1) Message boards : News : New Task Series for iThena OONI Probe - New Settings (Message 1323)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Conan
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All work units give 2 credits, both 0D and 1D.

8 credits is not much of an improvement over 2 for 6 hours of work.

Windows PERF WUs take 3 minutes or less so at 2 credit each gives about 40 credits an hour

Linux PERF WUs take at least 4 minutes and at 2 credit each gives about 30 credits an hour

Linux CNODE take 30 minutes for 2 credits so give 4 credits an hour

OOMI Probe take around 6 odd hours for 2 credits so give 0.33 credits an hour.

To bring CNODE and OONI Probe up to 30 credits an hour to match Linux PERF

:- will require CNODE to get 15-16 credits per WU

and OONI Probe needs 180 credits per WU.

We are a long way off that at 2 credits per WU.

Conan
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to get work for the OONI Probe (Message 1310)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Conan
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That memory requirement was supposed to have been changed to 256MB as stated by Rysiu on the 30/9/2021
See This post

Perhaps all older work units with the larger memory requirements are still being flushed through the system.
My Linux host only uses 680K when running, no idea how much is needed to start the application though.

Conan
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to get work for the OONI Probe (Message 1308)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Conan
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Ordinarily I would say no, you don't have to anything to get the work units.

My computer started to download them as soon as they became available without me changing any settings.

I don't know if it makes any difference but I have "Run Test Applications" set in my preferences, as well as "accept work from other applications if no work available", might help.

The other thing to try is to hit "Update" on your boinc manager even with CNODE and PERF running to see if it will then download OONI Probe.

Conan
4) Message boards : News : Application: iThena OONI Probe (Message 1269)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Conan
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On my Linux host I get the following (as do most others)


In 4 minutes I get 2 points for a PERF work unit

In 30 minutes I get 2 points for a CNODE work unit

In 71 hours 23 minutes I got 2 points for a OONI v1.02 work unit

In 6 hours 19 minutes I got 2 points for a OONI v1.05 work unit


If the scaling was the same then I should get


In 4 minutes 2 points for PERF work unit

In 30 minutes 15 points for a CNODE work unit

In 6 hours 19 minutes (6.33 approx) 189.90 (190.0) points for a OONI v1.05 work unit


The times are for my computer and will vary for others.
If the scaling was in effect then I would of gotten 2,145 points for the 71 hour work unit I returned.

Probably can't be done but if it can that would be great (we all know the discrepancy that Linux users have compared to Windows users concerning credit for same PERF work units but longer Linux run times) (my point of view, I admit).

Anyway a good thing that has come about with the new OONI Probe work units is that I don't have to keep hitting "update" all the time try and get a PERF work unit (if any are available) to download to my Linux machine.

More often than not all 3 types (PERF, CNODE, OONI Probe) will download together most of the time, just have to hit the update button every now and then as PERF has long breaks before downloading.

So well done and thank you for that.

Conan
5) Message boards : News : Application: iThena OONI Probe (Message 1264)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile Conan
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My OONI Probe WU was at about 89% after 12 or so hours with 1 1/2 hours to go.
When I later checked it was now at 14+hours, 14% and 101 hours to go.
How does it work?

The OONI Probe work unit down loaded automatically to run next to my CNODE work unit, which is great as I don't have to hit update all the time to get it.
Why does PERF not work this way and download and run next to my CNODE work unit without me constantly hitting "Update" to try and get a PERF work unit?

Thanks
Conan


This work unit (version 1.02), reached 24 hours with 37 minutes to go and I think 80 or 90%.
When I checked later it had gotten to 34 hours with 10 hours to go and 76% done.
Now it is at 37 hours with 694 hours to go and just 5% done.

Certainly is jumping around a lot.

Conan


Completed successfully in 71 hours 23 minutes, this is for a version 1.02. however the 2 credits I received for it is really not what I expected for the effort involved.

Conan
6) Message boards : News : Application: iThena OONI Probe (Message 1252)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Conan
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My OONI Probe WU was at about 89% after 12 or so hours with 1 1/2 hours to go.
When I later checked it was now at 14+hours, 14% and 101 hours to go.
How does it work?

The OONI Probe work unit down loaded automatically to run next to my CNODE work unit, which is great as I don't have to hit update all the time to get it.
Why does PERF not work this way and download and run next to my CNODE work unit without me constantly hitting "Update" to try and get a PERF work unit?

Thanks
Conan


This work unit (version 1.02), reached 24 hours with 37 minutes to go and I think 80 or 90%.
When I checked later it had gotten to 34 hours with 10 hours to go and 76% done.
Now it is at 37 hours with 694 hours to go and just 5% done.

Certainly is jumping around a lot.

Conan
7) Message boards : News : Application: iThena OONI Probe (Message 1236)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile Conan
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My OONI Probe WU was at about 89% after 12 or so hours with 1 1/2 hours to go.
When I later checked it was now at 14+hours, 14% and 101 hours to go.
How does it work?

The OONI Probe work unit down loaded automatically to run next to my CNODE work unit, which is great as I don't have to hit update all the time to get it.
Why does PERF not work this way and download and run next to my CNODE work unit without me constantly hitting "Update" to try and get a PERF work unit?

Thanks
Conan
8) Message boards : Number crunching : CNODE Runtime (Message 1172)
Posted 8 Jun 2021 by Profile Conan
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Since the downtime the new work units are doing what they were doing back in March.
They are running for hours. I have a CNODE that is at 22% after 55 minutes.
Also Windows PERF is running for 30 minutes or more, I have one at 99.996% after 27 minutes.
I managed to get a rare PERF for Linux to download and it is also running as long as the Windows PERF work units do.

You said you would think about doing a credit bonus to the users that had work units running for many hours back in March.
That did not happen, so can we get a double bonus this time?

Conan
9) Message boards : Number crunching : CNode (Message 1154)
Posted 9 May 2021 by Profile Conan
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The problems should soon disappear completely.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to think about some credit compensation....


G'Day Rysiu
Just wondering if this is still on the 'to-do' list?

As stated by you on the 17/3/21 in this thread.

Conan
10) Message boards : Number crunching : CNode (Message 1095)
Posted 21 Mar 2021 by Profile Conan
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All CNODE work units are now generating an error code 255 and then failing. They fail after 1,500 seconds every time.

This only started today I think. At least they are not running for ever but they no longer work at all.

Thanks
Conan
11) Message boards : Number crunching : CNode (Message 1093)
Posted 19 Mar 2021 by Profile Conan
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The problems should soon disappear completely.
Perhaps it would be a good idea to think about some credit compensation....


That would be very nice of you, thank you for considering it.

A lot of hours have gone into no a lot really, even by leaving them run to over 100 hours they just self abort and you get nothing for it.

Conan
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Much longer Runtime?! (Message 1082)
Posted 11 Mar 2021 by Profile Conan
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Yes.
After analysis, we found that the SBG incident also negatively impacted the iThena PERF app.

The issues in iThena CNODE are also there but they are not necessarily very visible to the user.


Well they are visible to this user, I aborted a previous CNODE work unit as stated below after 10 1/2 hours, the replacement work unit is currently running over 9 hours and is at 100% but still running with no end in sight.

The PERF work units now take over 1 hour to run, on Windows or Linux.

I have not returned any valid CNODE work for a day now.

Conan


My CNODE work unit has now passed 12 hours run time and my PERF work unit on the same Linux machine has passed 3 hours. Both are at 100% and have been for quite a while now.
I have my doubts about them finishing.

The Windows PERF work units do finish with much shorter run times than Linux.

Should I abort these work units?

Conan


The PERF finished about 3 hours 15 minutes and then downloaded another one (all wu's that I have had since all run over 3 hours but do finish), this is on Linux.

The CNODE is not going to finish and I am aborting this one as well after nearly 16 1/2 hours run time.

I will see what the next does.

Conan


After more than 18 hours I will also abort another CNODE, have not returned a valid one in 2 days now.
The PERFS are still taking 3 hours but finish and get validated for just 2 credits.

Again I will see how the next one runs.

Conan
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Much longer Runtime?! (Message 1080)
Posted 11 Mar 2021 by Profile Conan
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Yes.
After analysis, we found that the SBG incident also negatively impacted the iThena PERF app.

The issues in iThena CNODE are also there but they are not necessarily very visible to the user.


Well they are visible to this user, I aborted a previous CNODE work unit as stated below after 10 1/2 hours, the replacement work unit is currently running over 9 hours and is at 100% but still running with no end in sight.

The PERF work units now take over 1 hour to run, on Windows or Linux.

I have not returned any valid CNODE work for a day now.

Conan


My CNODE work unit has now passed 12 hours run time and my PERF work unit on the same Linux machine has passed 3 hours. Both are at 100% and have been for quite a while now.
I have my doubts about them finishing.

The Windows PERF work units do finish with much shorter run times than Linux.

Should I abort these work units?

Conan


The PERF finished about 3 hours 15 minutes and then downloaded another one (all wu's that I have had since all run over 3 hours but do finish), this is on Linux.

The CNODE is not going to finish and I am aborting this one as well after nearly 16 1/2 hours run time.

I will see what the next does.

Conan
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Much longer Runtime?! (Message 1079)
Posted 11 Mar 2021 by Profile Conan
Post:
Yes.
After analysis, we found that the SBG incident also negatively impacted the iThena PERF app.

The issues in iThena CNODE are also there but they are not necessarily very visible to the user.


Well they are visible to this user, I aborted a previous CNODE work unit as stated below after 10 1/2 hours, the replacement work unit is currently running over 9 hours and is at 100% but still running with no end in sight.

The PERF work units now take over 1 hour to run, on Windows or Linux.

I have not returned any valid CNODE work for a day now.

Conan


My CNODE work unit has now passed 12 hours run time and my PERF work unit on the same Linux machine has passed 3 hours. Both are at 100% and have been for quite a while now.
I have my doubts about them finishing.

The Windows PERF work units do finish with much shorter run times than Linux.

Should I abort these work units?

Conan
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Much longer Runtime?! (Message 1077)
Posted 10 Mar 2021 by Profile Conan
Post:
Yes.
After analysis, we found that the SBG incident also negatively impacted the iThena PERF app.

The issues in iThena CNODE are also there but they are not necessarily very visible to the user.


Well they are visible to this user, I aborted a previous CNODE work unit as stated below after 10 1/2 hours, the replacement work unit is currently running over 9 hours and is at 100% but still running with no end in sight.

The PERF work units now take over 1 hour to run, on Windows or Linux.

I have not returned any valid CNODE work for a day now.

Conan
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Much longer Runtime?! (Message 1070)
Posted 10 Mar 2021 by Profile Conan
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I have a CNODE linux work unit that has been running for over 10 1/2 hours, it is at 22.5% and still has over 36 hours to go.
If it ends I hope to get a lot more than 2 credits for it. A few hundred would be more what it is worth.

My PERF work units have gone from 136 seconds to 2,400 seconds for the same 2.0 credits. That needs to change.

I decided to abort the work unit and hope the next one works better.

Conan
17) Message boards : Number crunching : No work available for PERF tasks (Message 1029)
Posted 5 Feb 2021 by Profile Conan
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The well has run dry again.

Conan
18) Message boards : Number crunching : CNode (Message 1028)
Posted 5 Feb 2021 by Profile Conan
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Is there a way to get the PERF tasks to download to Linux without having to hit "Update" every time I sit at the computer?
CNODE downloads automatically but PERF tasks don't download at all unless I hit "Update". Then they run until the CNODE finishes but wont download any more (at least they used to now it seems just the 1 PERF downloads finishes and no more download), that is of course if the any PERF work units download in the first place which, even if you wait more than 5 minutes before you try.
And yes the credit for a work unit taking 15 times longer (CNODE verses PERF) is on the weak side.

Thanks
Conan
19) Message boards : Number crunching : CNode (Message 864)
Posted 9 Oct 2020 by Profile Conan
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Still getting this error message on all work units

<core_client_version>7.4.25</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
process exited with code 255 (0xff, -1)
</message>
<stderr_txt>
--- Fri Oct 9 14:08:19 2020 --- COMPUTING START

</stderr_txt>

Work units running for up to an hour then failing.

Conan
20) Message boards : News : New Badges: iThena CNode and iThena PERF - credits points requirements (Message 862)
Posted 8 Oct 2020 by Profile Conan
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@Conan: Are you planning to completely stop supporting the project? I think I will probably reduce the requirements for badges... :) These are only proposals :)


Rysiu, You don't have to worry I will continue to support the project.
I was only pointing out what I thought was an anomaly, which it seems is not out of place.
Your levels are probably fine and most people will be able to get them, it will just take me a little while, however is that not what getting a badge is all about, it is about earning the badge so that is what I must do, earn it.

Have a good day
The fun continues

Conan


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