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Message 3773 - Posted: 21 Apr 2010, 0:14:05 UTC

You may notice some workunits that have potentially hundreds or thousands of results associated with them; these are benchmarks intended to be run once by each host, so please don't be alarmed.

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Message 3776 - Posted: 2 May 2010, 16:07:20 UTC - in response to Message 3773.

Any surprises with the benchmarks, and how the results will be used. Will it affect the way credit is given or will it be used to tweak the application. Just curious without any work I have more time to read the news and message boards and come up with more questions.
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Message 3777 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 13:27:38 UTC - in response to Message 3776.

The benchmarks are being used to determine how long it takes clients to complete the workunit. The data will be used to come up with more accurate runtime estimates for GARLI workunits.

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Message 3778 - Posted: 8 May 2010, 17:17:56 UTC

I have 3 x Garli 5.13's tasked.

1x 1028 hours and 2 at 999 hours to complete, all due in on 19th May .

I hope this completion time will be become more accurate as it goes along, and the WU's won't actually require 41 days .. 2 that are running are at 1% in 50 minutes. Something doesn't add up :) 83 hours to complete by my math, although the 999 hours is counting up !!

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Message 3779 - Posted: 8 May 2010, 19:43:37 UTC - in response to Message 3778.

My guess is this is still part of the benchmarking.
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Message 3780 - Posted: 8 May 2010, 21:18:13 UTC

Almost 5 hours, and still only 1% completed, now stating 1028 hours to complete.

I shall let it run overnight !

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Message 3781 - Posted: 8 May 2010, 22:44:33 UTC - in response to Message 3780.

Almost 5 hours, and still only 1% completed, now stating 1028 hours to complete.

I shall let it run overnight !



Yeah, I noticed that too this morning.... I've got a task that downloaded @ 12:10am this morning... It's run for almost 7 hours and the "to complete" time is 85 hours and rising and it's only 1% complete ??? I'll let it run for the rest of the day, but, if it's still at 1% complete tomorrow morning I'll probably kill it......

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Message 3782 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 0:19:22 UTC

The current jobs are quite long... they might take 5 days to complete. Don't worry about the deadline, as usual... another one will spawn after 11 days, but if you're already crunching, you'll likely return the job before the person that picks up the new one, and you'll get credit.

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Message 3786 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 5:59:31 UTC

In another thread, someone said that the current GARLI 5.13 workunits are likely to continue showing 1% progress for about 20 hours, then finally show increasing progress.

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Message 3787 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 7:45:39 UTC

Time to complete is 1028 hours and climbing after 15 hours now, hopefully as you say Robertmiles, it will sort itself at 20 hours !!

I am worried about the deadline Adam, there's no point crunching the wu if my pc cannot return it completed before the report deadline. I guess some other users will just abort these due to the completion date stating a lot longer than the report deadline.

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Message 3789 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 17:18:17 UTC

I picked up three WU early this morning that seem to have started at an estimated 1400+ hours required with a deadline of May 20th. Thats 10 days to complete work that is estimated to take 60 days to actually be completed.

If WU's that require that much work(as a starting estimate) are going to be submitted the deadlines should be extended accordingly. I know it was mentioned that if I submit my results before whomever takes a second shot at this WU can complete theirs, I will get credit. But I'm not sure if I am willing to stop ALL other projects running on my system for the next 2 months just to be first. Plus I hate to see the work of either of us getting dropped because of unnecessary duplication.

Since I have three WU's and only two cores to run them on, I will probably just cancel the third WU since there is no way I can meet that deadline(10 days, for 60 days of work) if these estimates are anywhere near accurate.

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Message 3790 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 17:31:56 UTC - in response to Message 3789.

The estimates are not accurate... these WUs should take 5-6 days (maybe). Have to look into why the estimates are so high...

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Message 3792 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 18:13:34 UTC

Ty Adam.. still 1% at 25 hours, and now 1048 to complete :S

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Message 3793 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 20:28:01 UTC
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Thanks for the update Adam. 5-6 days is much more deal-able, although it still might cause my MilkyWay and some Einstein WU's to not complete on time, since Lattice is Running at High-Priority

So far they are up to 11.5+ processing hours completed (Running at High-Priority) on each WU and still at 1% and 1428+ estimated

Even at 5-6 days actual, a longer deliverable date would have less impact on other WU's and allow better shared usage.

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Message 3794 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 21:07:54 UTC
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Just had to reboot my pc due to an update. ..

Both Lattice wu's had got to 27 + hours and still 1%, boinc now shows both have reset !!

54 hours down the drain, I'm cancelling them both now, waste of time sorry Adam.

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Message 3795 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 21:13:16 UTC - in response to Message 3794.

I'm not sure what's going on... these workunits - like all GARLI WUs - should be checkpointing. You shouldn't lose lots of work due to a reboot. Apparently the progress bar for this batch isn't functioning well, but I'd be even more surprised if the app wasn't checkpointing.

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Message 3796 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 21:17:21 UTC - in response to Message 3795.

I'm not sure what's going on... these workunits - like all GARLI WUs - should be checkpointing. You shouldn't lose lots of work due to a reboot. Apparently the progress bar for this batch isn't functioning well, but I'd be even more surprised if the app wasn't checkpointing.

I have the checkpoint-flag set and can assure you that it is not checkpointing.
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Message 3797 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 21:19:36 UTC - in response to Message 3796.

Is the app checkpointing for anyone else?

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Message 3798 - Posted: 9 May 2010, 21:25:05 UTC - in response to Message 3797.
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Is the app checkpointing for anyone else?

In case you don't know how to look for that:
You have to set up a file cc_config.xml in the BOINC folder with the <checkpoint_debug> flag set to 1.
Then you have to go to the "Extras" menue and click on "Read configuration file" (or whatever it is in English, "Konfigurationsdatei lesen" in German).
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Message 3801 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 1:04:19 UTC - in response to Message 3797.

Is the app checkpointing for anyone else?

Hate to say it about 16h in and no checkpoint yet. I going to let it run and see.

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