1) Message boards : Number crunching : Universe@Home Computing Credits Not Updating (Message 6429)
Posted 3 days ago by Grant (SSSF)
Post:
I notice that U@H tasks completed/in progress and credits for finished tasks haven't been updating at all since some time in January.
Near the end of January Universe stopped producing new work.

Around the 27th the last Taks were sent out & there was no new work available at all from that time on.
Since then, i've received some resent Tasks, and i got credit for those completed Tasks.

If you're doing work, you'll get Credit for it. But as there is next to no work available, then you won't get any more Credit until more work is released (or you get really lucky and manage to pick up a couple of resends till all the work has been returned- which is 420 Tasks at the moment).
2) Message boards : Number crunching : ARM cpu crunching (Message 6418)
Posted 20 days ago by Grant (SSSF)
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BTW: I received Universe WUs for the 4GB model over the last three days (1, 2 and 3 February 2024). Not many but it might be a sign that the 'dry spell' will not last forever.
In the news they announced no new work for 2-3 months. The only work coming out now are resends- it will take about 1.5-2 months for all existing work to finally be completed.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks not uploading? (Message 6414)
Posted 21 days ago by Grant (SSSF)
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When I see tasks sitting with "Ready to report" status, I go to the Projects tab, click on that project, and then click on the "Update" button; that always seems to upload them right away, as they no longer show in the Tasks list after that.
Uploading & reporting Tasks are 2 different things.
Uploading is returning the result to the project.
Reporting is then letting the project know you have returned those results.
4) Message boards : News : Universe@Home future (Message 6397)
Posted 28 days ago by Grant (SSSF)
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Thanks for the update, and please keep us updated as work on the new application & new Tasks progress towards finally being released.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : ARM cpu crunching (Message 6388)
Posted 24 Jan 2024 by Grant (SSSF)
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I'd suggest you check the messages in the Event Log to see what responses it's getting when contacting the Scheduler.
6) Message boards : News : Pchd Chriss Belczyński passed away... (Message 6368)
Posted 17 Jan 2024 by Grant (SSSF)
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Sorry to hear this sad news.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6343)
Posted 13 Jan 2024 by Grant (SSSF)
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Validators and Assimilators are still offline.
Nope, they show as running.
script_validator_new (BHspin2)   debian1  Running
script_validator_new2 (BHspin2)  debian1  Running
assimilator-BH2-r (BHspin2)      debian1  Running
assimilator-BH2-r2 (BHspin2)     debian1  Running
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6340)
Posted 12 Jan 2024 by Grant (SSSF)
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And i notice that the details for the message board topics aren't being updated- ie Last post for Number Crunching is showing as 6 days ago, this thread 24 days ago.

Still can't contact the Scheduler or upload work. And the web site & forums are still mind boggling sluggish.



Edit- uploads & Scheduler contact have just been restored.
Edit- and now the message board details are updating as well, and the sluggishness seems to have cleared up as well.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6335)
Posted 12 Jan 2024 by Grant (SSSF)
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Houston; we have a problem.
Uploads not going through, Scheduler requests Timing out. Something's broken again.


Edit- Oh, and the website & forums are extremely sluggish.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to add project (Message 6330)
Posted 5 Jan 2024 by Grant (SSSF)
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No Boinc update
What does that mean???
BOINC doesn't update automatically, you need to download the latest version & install it over the currently installed version.

In the BOINC Manager click on Help, "Check for new BOINC version", and it will give you the web address.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to add project (Message 6326)
Posted 5 Jan 2024 by Grant (SSSF)
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After weeks of being unable to upload completed tasks, I removed this project. Now I cannot re add it either. Something is seriously wrong.
On your Core i9?
It's got an old version of BOINC on it (which can cause issues when trying to add Rosetta), upgrade it to the current version, then try your luck.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6317)
Posted 19 Dec 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
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And the servers live again.
Able to report work, & getting new work.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Tasks not uploading? (Message 6314)
Posted 19 Dec 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
Post:
Hi
I have a lot of tasks that don't want to upload.
They're just sitting there as "Ready fo report"
If they are "Ready to report" then they have already been uploaded.
Yes, there are presently problems with the project- checkout the Server Thread.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6312)
Posted 19 Dec 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
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None of the back-end processes are running like the work generators or validators.
Yep.
I was able to get some tasks when i got up this morning before going in to work, but most of the system functions are down again, so reporting isn't possible again.

feeder                          debian1  Not Running
transitioner                    debian1  Not Running
script_validator_new (BHspin2)  debian1  Not Running
script_validator_new2 (BHspin2) debian1  Not Running
file_deleter                    debian1  Not Running
file_deleter2                   debian1  Not Running
assimilator-BH2-r (BHspin2)     debian1  Not Running
assimilator-BH2-r2 (BHspin2)    debian1  Not Running
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6304)
Posted 18 Dec 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
Post:
We're back!

So, what happened???


As expected, uploads are taking a lot of retries to go through. Scheduler requests are mostly timing out, but when they don't it's coming back with
18/12/2023 20:36:48 | Universe@Home | Server error: feeder not running
and the completed Tasks aren't being reported.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6294)
Posted 2 Dec 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
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Well, whatever was going on seems to have cleared up now.
No problems with uploads or Scheduler requests.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6293)
Posted 2 Dec 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
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There appears to be an issue with the upload server.

It's taking a few attempts to get uploads to go through, at few Bytes per second when they finally manage to get there.

Edit- And the Scheduler as well- keeps timing out.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Project Troubles (Message 6276)
Posted 1 Nov 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
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Make sure you've got the current version installed- the problem you are describing is exactly what was occurring with the older versions (i think it was 7.16 and earlier).
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 6264)
Posted 6 Sep 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
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Well, i don't know where it went, but at least Universe is back again. From around 22:07 to 01:16 UTC everything was MIA.

Taking quite a few re-tries, but uploads & downloads are eventually going through. And Scheduler responses are very hit and miss at present.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : 9 hours run time? (Message 6250)
Posted 22 Jul 2023 by Grant (SSSF)
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With your computer hidden it makes it hard to guess.
I've yet to have a Task at Universe hang, but that doesn't mean it can't happen.

Under WIndows, the Task runtimes on my i7 8700k's vary from under 2 hours to over 6. Generaly they're between 2-5 hours.


I'd suggest exiting BOINC, give it 10-20 seconds & then restart. See if the Task continues to process, and the Estimated completion time starts to decrease. If so, leave it for a while & see it if ends up completing, if not then i'd abort it.


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