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1) Message boards : Number crunching : too low points, too low CPU time recorded (Message 6706)
Posted 15 days ago by robertmiles
[snip]

I think Asteroids need to update their PPD credit system for GPUs,
Especially when they regularly shut down, and don't accept WUs from people, allowing processed WUs to expire without the user being able to upload them!


MOST of the BOINC projects will, after a shutdown, offer some time to upload any processed tasks, and accept them even if their deadlines have expired, if the quotas for the WUs have not been met yet.

You may need to watch carefully to see how close Asteroids@home is to doing this.
2) Message boards : Problems and bug reports : sever out of disk space (Message 6447)
Posted 16 Feb 2020 by robertmiles
The project is currently sending out more tasks, even when it cannot accept uploads of results of completed tasks. Is this suitable for freeing up disk space on the server, or is it increasing the amount of disk space in use instead?

Should the project stop sending out any more tasks if the amount of free disk space drops below a certain level?
3) Message boards : Problems and bug reports : sever out of disk space (Message 6443)
Posted 15 Feb 2020 by robertmiles
I get the same message, and looking at the Server status page, you can see that the db_purge service is not running, maybe thats is the problem.

I hope he is reading this, and will get it up and running again soon.

How much information do you have on how many workunits have files that are ready to delete and therefore how much space restarting db_purge will save?
4) Message boards : Problems and bug reports : sever out of disk space (Message 6441)
Posted 15 Feb 2020 by robertmiles
2/14/2020 10:50:46 PM | Asteroids@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
2/14/2020 10:50:46 PM | Asteroids@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
2/14/2020 10:50:47 PM | Asteroids@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
5) Message boards : Windows : More Windows GPU workunits? (Message 6338)
Posted 28 Aug 2019 by robertmiles
You may want to create more Windows GPU workunits than usual - GPUGRID has stopped offering any again.
6) Message boards : Problems and bug reports : sever out of disk space (Message 6309)
Posted 12 Jun 2019 by robertmiles
"Unfortunately, running a database isn't as simple as adding more drives for space."

Actually, it is

You add the physical drives to the DB server, then you extend the size of the database

That might work if the DB server still has room for more physical drives. Does it?
7) Message boards : Problems and bug reports : VERY long task (Message 6165)
Posted 6 Feb 2019 by robertmiles
How long is this task supposed to run? It's been running 6 hours on a GTX 1080 already.

ps_190110_input_96321_1_8

The estimated time remaining went to 00:00:00 at least three hours ago.
8) Message boards : Problems and bug reports : sever out of disk space (Message 6021)
Posted 26 Oct 2018 by robertmiles
It looks like the uploads problem is now PARTIALLY fixed, at the cost of a major slowdown in the human-readable part of the project. Most, but not all, of my uploads have finished, and I've downloaded a few new tasks.
9) Message boards : Problems and bug reports : Cannot upload data (Message 5991)
Posted 24 Oct 2018 by robertmiles
Both of my desktops are currently unable to upload the output files from tasks.
10) Message boards : News : BOINC compoments shut down for two days (Message 5917)
Posted 15 Jul 2018 by robertmiles
No space left on server for uploads again. Has the new server arrived and been installed?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload Problems (Message 5883)
Posted 7 Jul 2018 by robertmiles
Hey administration folks, we really should invest in additional disk space!

7/7/18 5:15:17 AM | Asteroids@home | [error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space


This has been ongoing for a few days now. I have several tasks that are continuously uploading but are unable to due to lack of disk space on the project's server.

How many of the users are ready to donate some money to pay for the additional disk space and any other changes needed to make it useful? Does the project offer a way to send such money?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Upload Problems (Message 5881)
Posted 7 Jul 2018 by robertmiles
Looks like time to add another item to the server status - how much free space ts left on the drive that accepts uploads.
13) Message boards : Web site : Server status for host project2 (Message 5373)
Posted 19 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
project2 has only database. If no database is running than the website is down and nothing works. I'll try to do some description there.

"Databases for website" should be a good description. then.
14) Message boards : Web site : Server status for host project2 (Message 5370)
Posted 17 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
When you have time, could you modify the server status web page to show either the programs running on host project2, or a reasonable description of what that host is doing that doesn't require any programs there? Not as urgent as getting uploads working properly again. though.
15) Message boards : News : Project server is temporarily down (Message 5361)
Posted 11 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
I've thought of a way to save a little space on the server. Whenever uploads are blocked, don't send additional tasks for workunits that have hit their deadlines until uploads have been unblocked for the last 24 hours.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : upcoming 3-day-long challenge (April 8-11) -> enough WUs available ? (Message 5353)
Posted 10 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
May be a problem - server currently doesn't have enough free disk space to allow any uploads.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : 8th BOINC Pentathlon (May 5-19) (Message 5352)
Posted 10 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
Unclear - this project currently has enough of a disk space problem to prevent uploads. Watch for signs of how fast this will be fixed.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : upload server down? (Message 5350)
Posted 10 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
Known problem. See this thread for discussions of it:

http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/forum_thread.php?id=588
19) Message boards : News : Application with nvidia 1070/1080 support added (Message 5348)
Posted 9 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
AMD GPUs are not supported because the only GPU app for this project uses legacy CUDA code instead of OpenCL which both Nvidia and AMD GPUs can use.

I've read that there is a program called swan that can convert CUDA to OpenCL. However, this was long enough ago that I doubt if it can convert the newer features of CUDA properly.

https://github.com/Acellera/swan
20) Message boards : News : Project server is temporarily down (Message 5347)
Posted 9 Apr 2017 by robertmiles
Hi. Thanks for your work :)

I've hundreds of results waiting to get back to the server...
Unfortunately, most of them have negative deadlines now :( :( :(

Can you set a new (future) deadline for already sent WUs ?

Thanks.


Same here. Is it possible temporary to correct the deadline?

According to what I've read, it is possible to extend deadlines on the server but not possible to tell your computer(s) that they are extended.

It's also possible to tell the server to accept any results returned before the quorum is met, even if they are returned past the deadline.


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