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Profile Pete B
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Message 55436 - Posted: 6 Jan 2017, 15:58:19 UTC

Hi, I've recently returned to the project, initially on an old Win 7 machine but now upgraded to a new Win 10 (1607) Intel I7 6700 machine with BOINC 7.6.33. I soon completed the WU's that were originally downloaded on the old PC on the new PC but now seem to be unable to download the latest WAH2 WU even though over 1000 are shown on the server.

I've checked all the project settings in my account, made sure all model types are ticked and reset the project in BOINC but still no downloads.

I've looked through the message pages but nothing to indicate that Windows 10 is a problem downloading work other than the old Windows 10 thread in this section.

Are some model types not compatible with Windows 10 or is there something I've missed? The PC did actually download one workunit on 24 Dec but nothing since but I thought nothing of it as the server showed no work available until now.

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Message 55437 - Posted: 6 Jan 2017, 16:16:50 UTC

Update:

OK, it looks like all WU's had actually gone at the point I tried at about 15:30 even though some were shown on the then latest server update. The latest server update for 16:10 shows it's now empty.
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Message 55438 - Posted: 6 Jan 2017, 17:53:52 UTC - in response to Message 55437.

OK, it looks like all WU's had actually gone at the point I tried at about 15:30 even though some were shown on the then latest server update. The latest server update for 16:10 shows it's now empty.


From my observations, the server status page only seems to update about every 4 hours. I haven't worked out yet whether it is regular or based on some sudo-random number generator.

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Message 55443 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 11:58:00 UTC - in response to Message 55438.

From my observations, the server status page only seems to update about every 4 hours. I haven't worked out yet whether it is regular or based on some sudo-random number generator.


The other thing I note now is that if you run an update/reset request to the project from the BOINC Manager, it will auto repeat the request every hour or so for limited time then stop if nothing is downloaded.

IIRC, older versions of BOINC Manager appeared to auto repeat every hour or so until they downloaded some WU's. The CPDN Project is very quiet at present compared to previous times I've participated and there virtually always seemed to be WU's on at least one of the many experiments so maybe that's the reason why it always seemed to soon download something in the past.

I can't see any setting in the Manager to continue hourly checks until something is downloaded so I'll just have to issue a manual update occasionally as well. If I'd done that yesterday morning, I may have caught something before the server was empty yesterday afternoon.

So, I'm now running WU's from one of my backup projects for the time being until a new set of WU's appears on CPDN.
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Message 55447 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 19:54:16 UTC

And perhaps since you were here last, there's a 1 hour, (and a few seconds), back off between being able to get work.
On contacting the servers, a timer starts, and until it reaches zero you can't ask for more work.

So if you click the Update button every (e.g.) half an hour, you'll never get any work.

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