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Message 48296 - Posted: 5 Mar 2014, 20:39:54 UTC

I am running Boinc 7.2.39 on OSX 10.6.8, and having problems with the progress of the tasks.

If I look at the climateprediction.net tasks on Boinc, they all seem to be making progress: status reads "running" and both elapsed and remaining time are ticking away. The problem is that when I check the elapsed time the next day, it hasn't made any progress. It might have gathered half an hour of elapsed time during a 24h period. So clearly that's not good.

I set up Boinc preferences to run all the time, so Boinc should be running 24/7. Once I actually happened to notice how the elapsed time jumped backwards. I suppose this is what is happening every now and then, which keeps the elapsed time from accumulating.

I am not currently running any other projects, so I can't say whether this is limited to climateprediction.net or not.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Juuso

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Message 48297 - Posted: 5 Mar 2014, 21:20:24 UTC - in response to Message 48296.

1) There has been a bad bug reported for 7.2.39, apparently fixed in 7.2.42

2) I can't see any Mac computer on your account that has a model downloaded.

So, wild guess: the model, whatever type it is, has become stuck in a loop, and should be Aborted.

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Message 48300 - Posted: 5 Mar 2014, 22:21:28 UTC

It looks like you have more than one account. Is it this task: http://climateapps2.oerc.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/result.php?resultid=16294806 ?
If there's no progress then it's in a loop. If upgrading Boinc doesn't help, aborting it is the only solution.

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Message 48314 - Posted: 6 Mar 2014, 21:19:59 UTC - in response to Message 48300.

Yes, that's one of them. My computer is doing four CPN tasks at the same time, and they all seem to be doing the same thing.

Thanks for the info. I'll try updating the software and if it doesn't help, I will abort the tasks.

By the way, CPN is using over 25 GB of disk space. Is that normal? Seems like a lot to me, but if there are four tasks running, maybe it's supposed to use that much.

And one more thing... I tried running some World Community Grid projects, and they seem to be working properly.

Thanks again for the help!

Juuso

P.S. I've been doing Boinc for ages, and for some reason had to start another account at some point. Can't remember why, but as long as my current account works, I am happy with it.

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Message 48315 - Posted: 6 Mar 2014, 21:30:52 UTC - in response to Message 48314.

25GB is far too much for four tasks. If you look in your projects folder and then go into the CPDN folder you will find folders for tasks that have failed. These can be identified by the fact that the numbers do not relate to any task you have running/waiting to run. They can be safely deleted, I have never run boinc on a Mac so don't know where to find said folder.

Yes, that's one of them. My computer is doing four CPN tasks at the same time, and they all seem to be doing the same thing.


That does seem strange to have four tasks at once stuck in a loop. Certainly worth updating and also looking at the graphics for the models can confirm the loop by the fact that the timestep number goes back and repeats.

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Message 48320 - Posted: 7 Mar 2014, 6:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 48315.

Ok. Thanks a lot.

Certainly worth updating and also looking at the graphics for the models can confirm the loop by the fact that the timestep number goes back and repeats.


Could you elaborate on this a bit. I know how to update the software, but haven't really got a clue as to what you are referring to with the "graphics for the models".

Juuso

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Message 48322 - Posted: 7 Mar 2014, 7:16:11 UTC

Highlight the task in question, then click on,"Show Graphics" which on my box is the second item down on the command menu on the left.

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Message 48327 - Posted: 7 Mar 2014, 18:41:10 UTC - in response to Message 48322.

Ok. Got it. Cheers!

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