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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Long 2 are a joke (Message 5179)
Posted 4 May 2019 by Profile JStateson
RUNNING WITH 4 CPUs

had to restart boinc, not just re-read that app file

So if you had got your app_config.xml file right, what you did earlier when you re-started Boinc would have seen everything work as expected ?



I had the right app file, but it was wrong ;<)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Long 2 are a joke (Message 5177)
Posted 4 May 2019 by Profile JStateson
RUNNING WITH 4 CPUs might get a little toastie at 73c

had to restart boinc, not just re-read that app file
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Long 2 are a joke (Message 5174)
Posted 4 May 2019 by Profile JStateson

[I know you linked to one you found but want to see what you actually used.]



the linked one is mine, it should work.
maybe it isn't in the right directory


seeing this in event log - is it a problem?

5/4/2019 6:27:38 AM | SRBase | Found app_config.xml 5/4/2019 6:27:38 AM | SRBase | unexpected text '(for WUprop optional)' in app_config.xml


remove this (for WUprop optional) from config file


Done, but things got worse
5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Found app_config.xml 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase2'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase3'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase4'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase7'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase8'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase10'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase2'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase3'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase4'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase7'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase8'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9' 5/4/2019 6:37:49 AM | SRBase | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'srbase10'. Known applications: 'srbase11', 'srbase12', 'srbase5', 'srbase6', 'srbase9'
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Long 2 are a joke (Message 5172)
Posted 4 May 2019 by Profile JStateson

[I know you linked to one you found but want to see what you actually used.]



the linked one is mine, it should work.
maybe it isn't in the right directory


seeing this in event log - is it a problem?

5/4/2019 6:27:38 AM | SRBase | Found app_config.xml 5/4/2019 6:27:38 AM | SRBase | unexpected text '(for WUprop optional)' in app_config.xml


how can I tell if more than 1 cpu is being used?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Long 2 are a joke (Message 5167)
Posted 3 May 2019 by Profile JStateson
I looked at that data here and you are correct that the checkpointing was working. Be that as it may, I suspect it would have remained around %83 done for the next several days. When I restarted BOINC the estimated hours changed as I indicated. That could be a feature of boinc, not remembering starting over with an estimate.

I did complete several work units so not all was lost.

Maybe you can tell me what went wrong with app_config When I rebooted I did not get any more than 1 CPU on those long2.

This system was processing 3 gpugrid task but all other CPUs (about 18) were available. Only 5 long2 were running. Something missing or left out?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Long 2 are a joke (Message 5165)
Posted 3 May 2019 by Profile JStateson
I had five long2 running for just over 2 days on my i9-7900X with 5 hours remaining. After reading about allowing "mt" I picked up that app_config.xml and put it into my srbase project directory. I then requested a "read" of the xml. OK, it was read but no extra CPUs were assigned. Still using 1 cpu each and I got 20 cpu threads total.

I then surmised that I had to stop and start boinc to make it happen. That did not work either. In fact, it made things MUCH WORSE. It seems there is no checkpointing going on. Those 5 tasks that had run for over 2 days started over at "0". They now show 35 minutes elapsed and 20 hours remaining instead of 2+ days elapsed and 5 hours remaining.

As soon as I post this I will abort them and go back to number fields.




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