Cosmology and LHC Won't Get New Tasks

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 102
30 Nov 2020 09:53 PM

I noticed today that the my aging Xeon D-1540 machine with 1G of memory will no longer get new tasks. Rosetta is still getting tasks.

So I'm guessing the minimal size of available tasks has increased?

Matt ID: 44 Posts: 233
02 Dec 2020 09:28 PM

Workloads for those projects come from the projects, so they do change from time to time.

Having said that, Cosmology has routinely run out of work (a sign they might not need our help as much as others), so we'll shorly be moving hosts attached to there to another public science project.  And I think the replacement needs only 512MB, as it turns out.  Stay tuned...

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 102
27 Dec 2020 06:02 AM

Any progress with the replacement project yet??

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 303
26 Jan 2021 07:54 PM

Graham -- World Community Grid has been added for beta testers, can you confirm whether you see it on your system? 

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 102
26 Jan 2021 09:06 PM

Yes, I can see the project now, but no tasks have been allocated yet. I'll check again later in the day. Thanks!

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 102
27 Jan 2021 08:51 PM

Still no tasks. One thing I've noticed is that in my "Projects" listing there is no account number shown next to "World Community Grid". Can you check please.

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 303
29 Jan 2021 09:49 PM

Thanks for the report. It looks like the underlying bug is fixed now, so your next sync should resolve the issue.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 102
29 Jan 2021 11:16 PM

I've sync'd on each of my three active machines, and there's still no "World Community Grid" account number showing, and no tasks for that project. :(

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 303
29 Jan 2021 11:55 PM

If you sync again, I've turned debugging on for your account, which will let me see more information. I can see that your account does have the right information now, so the question is why it isn't propagating to your machine.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 102
30 Jan 2021 03:31 AM

OK, I sync'd all three of my active machines in the five-minute period beginning Sat 30 Jan 2021 03:22:00 UTC (14:22:00 AEDT). Still no apparent account number and no tasks.

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 303
30 Jan 2021 08:16 AM

That was helpful, thanks! I see that a bit of WCG config is stuck, so on the next sync we'll detect that, disconnect your machine, then automatically reconnect a minute later. Hopefully this time all will be well.

Graham Jenkins ID: 1626 Posts: 102
30 Jan 2021 10:29 AM

Yes, I sync'd again in the 15-minute period beginning Sat 30 Jan 2021 10:05:00  UTC (21:05:00 AEDT) and all three machines grabbed a WCG task. One of them is executing its new task now.

But there's still no Account number shown; will my account be credited for the work done?

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 303
30 Jan 2021 04:28 PM

This won't prevent credit from being awarded, but is still something to look into. Let's track this in the WorldCommunityGrid missing account key thread, since the same question has come up there.