1) Message boards : News : Pchd Chriss Belczyński passed away... (Message 6364)
Posted 17 Jan 2024 by Profile Conan
Very sad to hear, another "good one" gone too soon. He did not seem to be that old either.
He will be missed and we hope his work can continue.

2) Message boards : Number crunching : Longer tasks? (Message 5919)
Posted 25 Oct 2022 by Profile Conan
I have noticed that since the power problems over the last few days, and work running again, my task run times have gone from 30 to 40 minutes up to 1 to 1.5 hours. Same credits, work unit names and version.

So has the type of work changed or is this just now the normal run times to expect?

3) Message boards : Number crunching : Block ip for bunkering? (Message 4228)
Posted 8 May 2020 by Profile Conan
Yes but that does it for all projects and i have numberfields to drop tonight.

Not if you go into projects and suspend it from there. Does not affect other projects then. You can suspend on a per project basis.

4) Message boards : Number crunching : ULX and BHSpin on Linux needs libmvec.so.1... (Message 4180)
Posted 3 May 2020 by Profile Conan
I know this is an old thread (many months) but I have been away from the project and came back to have all my BHspin2 work units fail. ULX worked fine.

Found out I am missing this same file.

After trying to download the specific file (libmvec.so.1) I gave up and bit the bullet by upgrading my Fedora 21 system to Fedora 23 (I know still 9 versions behind current, but I am getting there bit by bit).

This solved the issue as the Glib library in Fedora 23 has libmvec.so.1 as part of it.

All working again, it took 4 hours of downtime to do the back up and upgrade, so upgrading further will be a while yet.

5) Message boards : News : BHDB application (Message 2724)
Posted 16 Mar 2018 by Profile Conan
@ Chris,
You could try to stop BOINC and then re-start it. I have had this work for me on a number of occassions but it is only a suggestion.
I have had no work for awhile and just got some today, but have had no upload or download issues recently.

Your last contact was on the 13th of March, hitting update should contact the server, if you have been doing this then there is an issue at your end as it now has been 3 days since your last contact.

Is your anti-virus being picky and blocking you?

6) Message boards : Number crunching : extreme long wu's (Message 2339)
Posted 25 Aug 2017 by Profile Conan
I have just noticed that the percentage done has not move for many, many hours so I am aborting this WU. Time to complete has reached 80 days, percentage 2.029% after 1 day 16 hours.

7) Message boards : Number crunching : extreme long wu's (Message 2338)
Posted 24 Aug 2017 by Profile Conan
I have a BH Spin WU that has already been running for 1 and 1/2 days at 2 % with over 74 Days still to go and counting.

I suspect this is a faulty WU and will never finish plus will go over deadline anyway.

I will probably abort it this afternoon.

8) Message boards : Number crunching : Those ever-restarting UV-reionization tasks... (Message 2321)
Posted 10 Aug 2017 by Profile Conan
Have just aborted 3 ultaviolet work units, the system aborted 3 before that. They just keep restarting. They are short runners of less that 2 minutes.
I can see from the failed work units that everyone is having the same problem and they have been aborted or failed multiple times.

9) Message boards : Number crunching : Universe Ultraviolet reionization (Message 2238)
Posted 16 May 2017 by Profile Conan
Yes, "Disk usage limit exceeded".

Also I noticed that the Work Unit name is "niverse" instead of "universe".

10) Message boards : Number crunching : No work units? (Message 2142)
Posted 18 Apr 2017 by Profile Conan
It is just my theory, but I think work is being run down as they work out how to make the current projects into sub-projects under the one banner, it will include Goofyxgrid and I think one other project as well, with possibly more to come.
A bit like what Community Science Grid did.

But I have heard nothing about this on this web-site only on the Goofyxgrid site, which also has cleaned out work units to make the change.

11) Message boards : Number crunching : Endless loop on Quarkstars v0.03 (Message 2138)
Posted 16 Apr 2017 by Profile Conan
Also seems to be endless looping on the Ultraviolet Re-ionization work units as well.
Mine are getting to 100% then restarting all within 3 minutes.

Still aborting all Quarkstars for the same problem.

12) Message boards : Number crunching : Endless loop on Quarkstars v0.03 (Message 2134)
Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Profile Conan
There are now more 0.03 Universe QuarkStars, but they still loop endlessly.

This one, for example, on an Ubuntu machine (i7-4770):

I think that they are resends from others who have had failed work units.
Still 2,800+ Quarkstars work units in progress.

I have had a few BHSpin work units and they have run successfully.

13) Message boards : Number crunching : Endless loop on Quarkstars v0.03 (Message 2123)
Posted 5 Apr 2017 by Profile Conan
This has been posted on before.

This was for work units that completed but did not finish.

My problem was that they never got past 2 minutes 50 seconds and about 22% before restarting from scratch.
So I posted in a new post to show the different behaviour of the work units.

14) Message boards : Number crunching : Endless loop on Quarkstars v0.03 (Message 2120)
Posted 5 Apr 2017 by Profile Conan
They have been doing this all day, I have come home after many hours away only to find not a single work unit has completed on any computer.
Looping over and over, a total waste of power and time.
I shall abort all current work units.

15) Message boards : Number crunching : Endless loop on Quarkstars v0.03 (Message 2117)
Posted 4 Apr 2017 by Profile Conan
I have noticed that the new work units that I downloaded say they will run for 10 minutes 34 seconds.
This is much quicker than they used to run (over an hour).

However they are not running for 10 minutes 34 seconds but 2 minutes 50 seconds then restarting.
I have watched 2 work units do this multiple times (probably over 10 times now as I write this).

It would appear that they will never end unless they are packaged with multiple work packets in the one work unit?
I will leave them run as I have to go out and wont be back for many hours.

16) Message boards : Number crunching : Not Suspending Properly (Universe BHspin v2) (Message 2107)
Posted 2 Apr 2017 by Profile Conan
I have a few WUs do this as well, even downloading after the project was suspended, then taking forever to run.
Had to abort them more than once before they stopped downloading.
Happened on both Windows and Linux

17) Message boards : Number crunching : UV reionization tasks FAILNG (Message 1529)
Posted 6 Sep 2016 by Profile Conan
The code (0xc000001d) as in (unknown error)- exit code - 1073741795 - (0xc000001d)
indicates an illegal instruction has been attempted (as per information from the internet).

So it needs to be found what instruction the work unit is trying to do that is failing, as BHSpin v2 work units run fine on this same computer.

18) Message boards : Number crunching : UV reionization tasks FAILNG (Message 1517)
Posted 4 Sep 2016 by Profile Conan
While I can't see the problems that Dr Who Fan is seeing (and I am using Linux at the moment as my Windows machine is doing other stuff), I do have one task that is invalid that all others have also failed on WU 6749023 for some reason it can't be validated.

No problems with other tasks except for the 'error' counter which are not errors but server cancellations and nothing to do with me.
State: All (466) · In progress (10) · Validation pending (13) · Validation inconclusive (0) · Valid (405) · Invalid (1) · Error (37)

Sorry Dr Who Fan but I have no access to the link you provided to see if it is the same problem that my Invalid work unit has suffered.

19) Message boards : Number crunching : UV reionization tasks wont finish (Message 1511)
Posted 4 Sep 2016 by Profile Conan
... why does the server distribute the same/identical WU to different users in the first place ... ?
Or am I missing out on something?

I've been getting (since yesterday) "computation errors" and "aborts" and "cancellations" for the ultraviolet reionization WU en masse (means: many)!

Something is going wrong on this project ??

I think it has something to do with Krzyszp doing some manual intervention to get work flow going at a higher rate due to lots of complaints about not being able to get work.

A lot of work that had been sent out and returned was found to have not had a second work unit sent out a number of days later so validation was not getting done.

In the case of all the server cancellations (I also have had at least 22 today), it is due to 2 work units being sent out to get the original work unit to validate.
As only a quorum of 2 is needed to validate a work unit the first back gets credit and the second work unit is then cancelled as not needed.

It is unfortunate that BOINC calls these cancelled work units "errors" when they are not in fact errors at all.

That is my take on it anyway.

20) Message boards : Number crunching : Computer not receiving Work units (Message 1510)
Posted 4 Sep 2016 by Profile Conan
Thanks Krzyszp, also received quite a bit of work for the UV application.

Thank you


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