climateprediction.net home page
Increased Choise
Increased Choise
log in

Advanced search

Questions and Answers : Wish list : Increased Choise

Author Message
Profile JIM
Send message
Joined: 31 Dec 07
Posts: 982
Credit: 14,189,103
RAC: 18,950
Message 54742 - Posted: 3 Sep 2016, 4:56:34 UTC

What I would like to see is a finer control over the Wah2 works units. At present, our only options are “allow new work" or “no new work”. There is no way to control which project(s) they come from. The reason I want this is that I have had nothing but trouble with the new mex WU’s. Both of the ones that I have run have left zip files stuck in the transfer tab that would not upload. I ended up aborting those stuck transfer and the time I spent (about 16 days! On each task) was wasted.
At present my only option is to watch what downloads and abort mex tasks as they come in. I have aborted about 10 of them in the last several days This wastes both tasks and bandwidth. Being able to designate which regional tasks we wish to run and which we wish to decline, like we used to have, would be very nice.

____________

Les Bayliss
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 5 Sep 04
Posts: 6408
Credit: 16,737,553
RAC: 27,166
Message 54744 - Posted: 3 Sep 2016, 6:58:35 UTC - in response to Message 54742.

Sorry Jim, but I doubt that this will happen.
I asked a similar question a year or so back, and the answer then was no.
I suspect that this is to prevent people picking and choosing, causing some areas to not get run.

Also, I've run about a dozen of the new Mexico models, on three computers, and there's been no upload problems.

Profile geophi
Volunteer moderator
Send message
Joined: 7 Aug 04
Posts: 1670
Credit: 31,911,282
RAC: 35,706
Message 54746 - Posted: 3 Sep 2016, 16:11:44 UTC
Last modified: 3 Sep 2016, 16:12:16 UTC

Yeah, I'd also like that finer control. During the winter, I don't really care what I run as the PCs that are crunching are usually doing so 24x7 for weeks on end. During the warmer season, I run fewer (usually 1 PC) but can run more if a relatively cool stretch of weather comes in. If a model takes 3 days, I'd grab those as opposed to those that would take 10-15 days.

Questions and Answers : Wish list : Increased Choise


Main page · Your account · Message boards


Copyright © 2017 climateprediction.net