Posts by UBT - Timbo

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Project is out of work (Message 1393)
Posted 17 days ago by UBT - Timbo
Post:


A quick check on these found that everyone of these 15 ALL have the same wIngman !!.

A further check found that this host downloaded 375 tasks soon after the project was announced...

That same host still has 374 tasks "In Progress" and only 1 was uploaded at 27 Aug 2020, 22:18:56 UTC - that one task is "Pending" and all other tasks are still to be uploaded.

Unfortunately, the Owner is "Anonymous" (no doubt due to GDPR regs) so it could be anyone on any team...



It seems that the host who specifically downloaded 375 RakeSearch tasks just after this Sprint started (starting at 26 Aug 2020, 22:08:35 UTC), only completed ONE task (which was uploaded 10 minutes after the first task downloaded) but every one of the remaining 374 tasks were NEVER completed and EVERY ONE timed out on 2nd Sept 2020

The offending host is this one:

https://rake.boincfast.ru/rakesearch/results.php?hostid=13345

It makes my blood BOIL that a fellow Sprint member has perhaps on purpose prevented 374 wingman tasks from being credited DURING the Sprint (though the tasks have been sent out again and my 15 pendings have all now be en credited - but mine and others credits were not counted during the Sprint, so our respective teams lost out).

If anyone can do some digging and find out who they are, I'd appreciate it....

stay safe
Tim
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Project is out of work (Message 1391)
Posted 21 days ago by UBT - Timbo
Post:
For the record, there is a substantial amount of work still in progress holding up other people's already completed work. This seems to be being held by some high core-count machines that only recently registered. It's become known that Team Anand Tech uses a tactic of collecting as much work as possible at the beginning of a sprint with no intention of completing it but rather just denying other teams the opportunity of earning the credit, and then simply aborting it after the sprint is over. For regular volunteers of this project this is probably more of a minor inconvenience since you'll get your work units back for re-issue. It is however dirty play and disrespectful of both the project and the intent of the Formula Boinc competition.


Hi

Whilst I'm not 100% in agreement with some of Dark Angels accusations I will offer this:

As soon as the Sprint project was announced, I allowed 2 of my hosts to accept new tasks from Rakesearch and over the weekend, the limited number of tasks I got (288 to be precise) have all been uploaded EXCEPT for 15 which are currently "Pending".

A quick check on these found that everyone of these 15 ALL have the same wIngman !!.

A further check found that this host downloaded 375 tasks soon after the project was announced...

That same host still has 374 tasks "In Progress" and only 1 was uploaded at 27 Aug 2020, 22:18:56 UTC - that one task is "Pending" and all other tasks are still to be uploaded.

Unfortunately, the Owner is "Anonymous" (no doubt due to GDPR regs) so it could be anyone on any team...

I would conclude that this host is controlled by someone on a Sprint team and that for some reason, possibly a completely innocent reason, all but one task are sitting in a buffer, waiting.

Why this should be, I cannot know...but it does seem strange as those 375 tasks are probably worth about 18,000 credits - enough to have changed some team positions on the final league tables..

Perhaps other members who have an interest, might want to check their "Pending" tasks list and see if they too are waiting for ONE host to validate most/all of their pending tasks.

regards and stay safe
Tim
3) Message boards : Number crunching : upload problem (Message 874)
Posted 12 Apr 2019 by UBT - Timbo
Post:
Yes, during heavy operations like data archiving we see a similar problem from time to time.


Hi

Maybe you should consider doing what SETI@home does and switch their website and upload/download servers OFF on the same day/time each week (Tuesday in SETI's case) and then any back-office data archiving can be done at minimal disruption to users.

I'm not a fan of this option, but it would maybe mean that 160-164 of 168 hours per week, the project is 100% functional and for 4-8 hours it is offline. Simple compromise but it might help and saves people complaining all the time about inaccessible server.

regards
Tim
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Download stalled ?? (Message 847)
Posted 10 Apr 2019 by UBT - Timbo
Post:
Hi

Thanks for your further reply.

I have 2 Windows 7 PCs and one is working fine and the other has this problem.

However, the problem PC *is* returning results:

https://rake.boincfast.ru/rakesearch/results.php?hostid=3570

So, I have now done a Project Reset (as it is likely to be a local issue, if my other PC is OK) and I have now received new tasks. I doubt it was a "permissions" issue.

Somehow, something wasn't quite right...but I was using the optimised client, so maybe the issue relates to that ?

regards
Tim
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Download stalled ?? (Message 845)
Posted 9 Apr 2019 by UBT - Timbo
Post:
Hi

Thanks for your reply.

I get the following *errors* in the Error Logs when I try "Retry now" on the Transfers tab:

09/04/2019 19:14:58 | | [error] Can't create HTTP response output file projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/wu_017404725.txt
09/04/2019 19:14:58 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Backing off 05:40:27 on download of wu_017404725.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:03 | | [error] Can't create HTTP response output file projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/wu_017404715.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:03 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Backing off 00:52:12 on download of wu_017404715.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:08 | | [error] Can't create HTTP response output file projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/wu_017404733.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:08 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Backing off 00:11:14 on download of wu_017404733.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:15 | | [error] Can't create HTTP response output file projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/wu_017404725.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:15 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Backing off 05:54:14 on download of wu_017404725.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:21 | | [error] Can't create HTTP response output file projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/wu_017404702.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:21 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Backing off 00:04:57 on download of wu_017404702.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:26 | | [error] Can't create HTTP response output file projects/rake.boincfast.ru_rakesearch/wu_017404736.txt
09/04/2019 19:15:26 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Backing off 00:04:12 on download of wu_017404736.txt


regards
Tim
[/quote]
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Download stalled ?? (Message 841)
Posted 8 Apr 2019 by UBT - Timbo
Post:
Are there any current server or bandwidth issues with this project?

As I've got the following messages in the error log:

08/04/2019 15:13:45 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | update requested by user
08/04/2019 15:13:48 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
08/04/2019 15:13:48 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Not requesting tasks: some download is stalled
08/04/2019 15:13:49 | Rake search of diagonal Latin squares | Scheduler request completed


And I have a lot of new tasks, at the "Downloading" stage...and seem to be stuck :-(

I don't have any issues with any other project and no tasks are suspended - the hard drive has plenty of space too !!

regards
Tim



©2020 The searchers team, Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences