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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Michael H.W. Weber » 13.01.2019 11:10

It timed out on December 15th, should not have remained on that machine (could you please confirm this?) unless Internet access is completely inactivated and in that case should not be retrievable.

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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Jacob Klein » 13.01.2019 11:19

Server says that the machines last contact date was after the timeout, so I would be surprised if the task is still on the machine.
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Felix Kaeufer » 13.01.2019 11:25

The task is still running.
Internet is a big issue in my new apartment. T. is too busy to connect the brand new building to the Internet.
But from time to time WiFi from neighbours is good enough to use it.
Edit: Should I kill the task?
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Jacob Klein » 13.01.2019 11:41

You should close BOINC, then save off a copy of the entire BOINC Data Folder, which could possibly be used to resume the task outside of BOINC. Then it is up to the admins whether the BOINC server can undo the timeout, or if you should attempt to complete outside of BOINC (which I could help with).
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Felix Kaeufer » 13.01.2019 11:46

Would it be possible to move this task to another computer if it is possible to run it outside of BOINC?
I've got a much faster computer running right beside the old laptop.
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Jacob Klein » 13.01.2019 12:00

Yes, using bits from that BOINC Data Folder copy, and I could help, via phone/Skype call. It would of course still be up to the amount whether they would accept it.

Send me a PM with Skype or US phone, and maybe we can do a call shortly if interested.
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby gemini8 » 13.01.2019 14:34

I think it might be considered unfair towards the user recently working on it to have it finished by someone else, but if it should fail again a properly recovered work-unit might come in quite handy.
I personally feel that it would be a proper solution not to let go of eight months of computation time.

Btw: On PrimeGrid some work-units seem to have been done manually to speed-up the clean-up after some race.
Maybe sending out the remaining tasks to multiple people or have them completed outside of Boinc might be a good idea, as the results would be available sooner and, less people will be frustrated due to lost work.
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Felix Kaeufer » 13.01.2019 21:23

Obviously as a back-up for the computer which took the resend I decided to relocate the files to my faster computer.
I've duplicated the files in case anything goes wrong and loaded the vbox-file to the VirtualBox Manager.
Do I need to manually load the latest snapshot or is it safe to hit the start button?
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby Jacob Klein » 14.01.2019 01:36

You'll need to edit the vbox file for 2 snapshot folder references, to point to a different new folder on the PC, then restore snapshot, then run it, and see if progress.txt gets updated regularly.
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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby sirzooro » 21.01.2019 11:59

I have finally completed my 1st task here! It took "only" 446 CPU days to complete it.
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Re: Long running work unit

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Re: Long running work unit

Unread postby gemini8 » 21.01.2019 12:29

Congrats!
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