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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Where are the admins? (Message 343)
Posted 2441 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
Hi Jie,

Where are you? Are you still the project administrator? There seems many issues need your attention and answers.

Philip
2) Message boards : Number crunching : exceeded elapsed time limit (Message 335)
Posted 2455 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
The exceeded elapsed time limit error went and came all the times like ghosts. I have stopped downloading WUs to my PC 3767 since November last year for its consistenctly error out with the error. (see my previous message 285)

For this still slower PC 453, I got this error occasionally. If the time required for the completion of WUs do vary, would the administrator consider increase the maximum time allowed so that computer time is not be wasted.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : exceeded elapsed time limit (Message 285)
Posted 2587 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
Give the project another trial these two days but still the same problem -

In a faster machine - Intel Core2 Due T7700 2.40GHz, 2 GB Ram, Win XP SP3
3 WUs (1125854, 1125833, 1125831) today all errored out with "Maximum elapsed time exceeded" at exactly 29 min 11 sec.

However, in a slower machine - Intel P4 CPU 2.40GHz, 512 MB Ram, Win XP SP3
2 WUs (1103590, 1070158) yesterday successfully finished in over 1.6 hours.

Philip
4) Message boards : Number crunching : exceeded elapsed time limit (Message 282)
Posted 2591 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
I do not know. On the same PC, shorter CPU time's WUs did went through. But just a little bit longer run time, "Maximum elapsed time exceeded" error resulted. e.g.

WU: wu_1288933403_97164
2644866
I was not alone here. See also
2644867
But one with longer run time did succeed.
2646176
5) Message boards : Number crunching : exceeded elapsed time limit (Message 277)
Posted 2595 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
Dear Admin

Starting from this morning, the following error has been encountered. Only 29 minutes 11 seconds and it exceeded time limit. Is there another misconfiguration? Please rectify.

10/11/2010 9:49:57 CAS@home Aborting task wu_1288933403_46505_2: exceeded elapsed time limit 1751.168376
10/11/2010 9:50:06 CAS@home Computation for task wu_1288933403_46505_2 finished
10/11/2010 9:50:06 CAS@home Output file wu_1288933403_46505_2_0 for task wu_1288933403_46505_2 absent
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Extreme short deadline (Message 260)
Posted 2602 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
Well done, Jie Wu. For me, I think the administrator has done a good job in responding so promptly. The lost of computer time is a constant way of living for us the crunchers of so many projects in various stages of development. We experienced so many non-responding projects. Credits are by-products and not so important for me though I understand not all of us have the same thinking.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Extreme short deadline (Message 251)
Posted 2603 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
Yes, the deadlines have become reasonable again. The one I just downloaded has deadline of 8 November 2010. But I think we crunchers deserve some explanation from the admin what has happened in the past few days, included the many computation errors we encountered?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Extreme short deadline (Message 241)
Posted 2606 days ago by Profile philip-in-hongkong
Beginning from today, all WUs are carrying a very short deadline. e.g. this work unit 917476 has only one hour to complete:
Sent: 29 Oct 2010 15:40:12 UTC
Deadline: 29 Oct 2010 16:52:12 UTC
which is quite improbable if not impossible.