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1) Message boards : News : server outage / db crash again - 2nd (Message 7062)
Posted 29 Nov 2020 by Hal Bregg
I have 59 WUs in progress (Riesel Base - short). They were all finished and uploaded before db crash. Host id 200830.


done, added 239cr to total + subproject



Thanks. Good luck with contingency backup.
2) Message boards : News : server outage / db crash again - 2nd (Message 7057)
Posted 29 Nov 2020 by Hal Bregg
I have 59 WUs in progress (Riesel Base - short). They were all finished and uploaded before db crash. Host id 200830.
3) Message boards : News : server outage / db crash again - 2nd (Message 7047)
Posted 29 Nov 2020 by Hal Bregg
Please, fix the credit.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 6521)
Posted 30 May 2020 by Hal Bregg
Short WUs.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Sudden credit loss (Message 6444)
Posted 20 May 2020 by Hal Bregg
Do we have to post to get back lost credit?

If so, I think mine was somewhere over 875,000.


Yes. Just be patient. Rebirther said he will sort out missing credit some time this week.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Sudden credit loss (Message 6439)
Posted 19 May 2020 by Hal Bregg
I crunched only TF recently and credit for this subproject was lost. Total credit before crash was around 1,950,000. I can't be more specific. Sorry. And thanks in advance.



Your TF loss was -213,500


:-D :-D :-D

I never paid too much attention to DC Stats, to be honest. Good to know where to go when credit goes down.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Sudden credit loss (Message 6429)
Posted 18 May 2020 by Hal Bregg
I crunched only TF recently and credit for this subproject was lost. Total credit before crash was around 1,950,000. I can't be more specific. Sorry. And thanks in advance.
8) Message boards : News : server outage / db crash again (Message 6424)
Posted 17 May 2020 by Hal Bregg
The windows update has automatically restarted the PC in the night (was disabled), the database crashed. My 2 big backups of the VM are also corrupt including the last backups of the database. Unfortunately mysqdumper cannot import the correct numbers of tables so I used phpmyadmin with success, the last backup was from 13th so we have lost 4 days (not the reported work). I had no hope to reactivate the project but I did.

Pls stop all your old WUs. I will give credit for all the lost work. If you have registered in the last 4 days and your account is not recognized pls reregister.

I must remove all the current work and recheck all bases which results are missing. Also the TF work need to be resetup (not all I think).

Hard times, shit happens especially Windows10


Just to clarify. Do we have to remind you about lost credits in another topic or are you going to add them regardless users reported it or not?

Good luck with finding solution to avoid any further crashes.


yes, post it in the other thread, I will check both threads later next week, 1/2 of the checks are done and Iam tired, worked since 8am to fix things.


No problem. Take your time.
9) Message boards : News : server outage / db crash again (Message 6421)
Posted 17 May 2020 by Hal Bregg
The windows update has automatically restarted the PC in the night (was disabled), the database crashed. My 2 big backups of the VM are also corrupt including the last backups of the database. Unfortunately mysqdumper cannot import the correct numbers of tables so I used phpmyadmin with success, the last backup was from 13th so we have lost 4 days (not the reported work). I had no hope to reactivate the project but I did.

Pls stop all your old WUs. I will give credit for all the lost work. If you have registered in the last 4 days and your account is not recognized pls reregister.

I must remove all the current work and recheck all bases which results are missing. Also the TF work need to be resetup (not all I think).

Hard times, shit happens especially Windows10


Just to clarify. Do we have to remind you about lost credits in another topic or are you going to add them regardless users reported it or not?

Good luck with finding solution to avoid any further crashes.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 6016)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by Hal Bregg
There will be a new batch 77-78bit needed by GIMPs:
- runtime 16,5h (@RX5500 XT)
- 49500 credits
- deadline 8d (+1d grace_period)
- 10k WUs


16+ hours per WU? If that is correct, you're going to have to give more than 49,500 points per WU. Not worth running it at those rates, unless someone just loves this project.


The nvidia 2070 do this in 3,5h


Split the tasks for longer and shorter ones. And put in FAQ 'top rage card required for long tasks' or something like that. It will make clear who should try to crunch the project.


Sorry, this is not planned, the next batch is smaller and you can use the checkpoints, the deadline is high enough.


No worries, reb. I thought it would help to stop unnecessarily whining about credits and running times.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 6013)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by Hal Bregg
There will be a new batch 77-78bit needed by GIMPs:
- runtime 16,5h (@RX5500 XT)
- 49500 credits
- deadline 8d (+1d grace_period)
- 10k WUs


16+ hours per WU? If that is correct, you're going to have to give more than 49,500 points per WU. Not worth running it at those rates, unless someone just loves this project.


The nvidia 2070 do this in 3,5h


Split the tasks for longer and shorter ones. And put in FAQ 'top rage card required for long tasks' or something like that. It will make clear who should try to crunch the project.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 5834)
Posted 22 Mar 2020 by Hal Bregg
Am I late for a party to test GPU on Linux?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 5819)
Posted 22 Mar 2020 by Hal Bregg
All my WU's finishes (validated) in ~ 6sec on 1660Ti and all have:
no factor for M3310968337 from 2^68 to 2^69 [mfaktc 0.21 barrett76_mul32_gs]
tf(): total time spent: 1.748s

ERROR: get_next_assignment(): no valid assignment found in "worktodo.txt"
09:38:29 (8096): mfaktc-win-64.exe exited; CPU time 0.015625
09:38:29 (8096): called boinc_finish(0)


The current test looks good so far, this error at the end is only looking for more work and I cant get rid of this, the CUDA apps are much faster than AMD opencl.

Update:
The linux cuda app cant find the app itself, need more investigations.


What if you loaded worktodo.txt file with more than one entry? They are very short at the moment.


At the moment yes, later we are on a higher bit level, these are only for tests.


Understood.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 5816)
Posted 22 Mar 2020 by Hal Bregg
All my WU's finishes (validated) in ~ 6sec on 1660Ti and all have:
no factor for M3310968337 from 2^68 to 2^69 [mfaktc 0.21 barrett76_mul32_gs]
tf(): total time spent: 1.748s

ERROR: get_next_assignment(): no valid assignment found in "worktodo.txt"
09:38:29 (8096): mfaktc-win-64.exe exited; CPU time 0.015625
09:38:29 (8096): called boinc_finish(0)


The current test looks good so far, this error at the end is only looking for more work and I cant get rid of this, the CUDA apps are much faster than AMD opencl.

Update:
The linux cuda app cant find the app itself, need more investigations.


What if you loaded worktodo.txt file with more than one entry? They are very short at the moment.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 5808)
Posted 21 Mar 2020 by Hal Bregg
I already have Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable installed. (both x86 and x64)
I also have these other versions installed -> 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2017


We could test this standalone.
download http://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/download/mfakto-win-v1.zip, copy this
Factor=3310968337,68,69
into the worktodo file and start the exe file.
At the moment I have less nvidia tester and it looks like only this version has only invalid results.


I am happy to help if GTX950 is sufficient.


More tests will be follow later today with the missing apps too.


Thanks for the quick reply.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Trial Factoring (Message 5806)
Posted 21 Mar 2020 by Hal Bregg
I already have Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable installed. (both x86 and x64)
I also have these other versions installed -> 2005, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2017


We could test this standalone.
download http://srbase.my-firewall.org/sr5/download/mfakto-win-v1.zip, copy this
Factor=3310968337,68,69
into the worktodo file and start the exe file.
At the moment I have less nvidia tester and it looks like only this version has only invalid results.


I am happy to help if GTX950 is sufficient.
17) Message boards : News : server and db crash (Message 5782)
Posted 21 Mar 2020 by Hal Bregg
Everything on the server status page shows Ubuntu as the OS, why is there a Windows point of failure at all? Windows 10, is it a LTS build? I don't like running Win10 on my desktop, but I also play games that will not run on Linux.

How much work was lost? What was the cost of trusting MS?
Giving the hardware a pass may be wrong, but I'm assuming we're running on enterprise gear, that may be a false assumption on my part.


Ubuntu is the Guest (running in VMware under windows10) I need both systems. A VM can be moved to another place too.


Could you do it the other way around, make Windows the guest of the Ubuntu system?


Or run VMware ESXi as bare metal hypervisor with the Ubuntu VM and then Windows also in a VM?


nope. I only need to fix this bluescreen issue and everything is fine.


Glad to see you didn't get into useless war about Linux vs Windows.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Sudden credit loss (Message 5684)
Posted 23 Feb 2020 by Hal Bregg
I lost about half of the points from 520k including badges from what I remember.
Seeing other users asking for manual update I will do the same. Please, can you restore my credit and badges.

Thanks in advance.


And another one - lost 313,270 according to https://www.boincstats.com/stats/157/user/detail/1602/lastDays - and my 20M badge ;-)

Bad luck on having so many problems, and thanks for not only fixing it up, but also for taking the time to tell us what is happening


done, thx for patience and good words, Iam still fixing after 15h


Many thanks for sorting credits out.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Sudden credit loss (Message 5677)
Posted 22 Feb 2020 by Hal Bregg
I lost about half of the points from 520k including badges from what I remember.
Seeing other users asking for manual update I will do the same. Please, can you restore my credit and badges.

Thanks in advance.
20) Message boards : News : server and db crash (Message 5669)
Posted 22 Feb 2020 by Hal Bregg
Looking at the server status page I can see there are only long WUs available. Is it safe to crunch or should we wait for everything to go back to normal?


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