Posts by Hal Bregg

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Faulty WUs (Message 265)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Hal Bregg
Post:
Greetings,

Just wanted to send in an update on the issue that you reported. The input files had an issue due to which the application could not progress to completion and ended with an error. We are now looking at some options to abort the jobs if they continue to be stuck without producing the desired output for more than X number of minutes.

Thanks again,
The BOINC@TACC Team

Greetings,

Thanks for letting us know! We will investigate the error, and are guessing that it is related to some missing input file that the application may be needing for processing the job.

Best Regards,
The BOINC@TACC Team

I noticed that some of the task keep running for over an hour and end up with error

197 (0x000000C5) EXIT_TIME_LIMIT_EXCEEDED


below full stderr.txt

<core_client_version>7.14.2</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
exceeded elapsed time limit 4216.74 (86400.00G/20.49G)</message>
<stderr_txt>
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): vboxwrapper (7.9.26200): starting
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): Feature: Checkpoint interval offset (177 seconds)
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): Detected: VirtualBox COM Interface (Version: 5.2.8)
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): Detected: Minimum checkpoint interval (600.000000 seconds)

</stderr_txt>
]]>


Thanks for looking into it. I managed to get over 200 WUs only the very few first failed. The rest of the them are running just fine.
2) Message boards : News : Supporting SARS-COV2 related research (Message 264)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Hal Bregg
Post:
Thanks to all the volunteers who have helped over the last one week! The researchers using BOINC@TACC have already completed scoring several thousand combinations of receptors and ligands. There are millions of such comparisons that still need to be done. Therefore, wanted to post a quick note to request for your continued support. Additionally, also wanted to mention that some of the initially submitted jobs ended in errors due to input file corruption. We apologize if those erroneous jobs ended on your computers!

Best Regards,
The BOINC@TACC Team


Fantastic news. It would be great if statistics export was enabled. I am sure more users would be willing to contribute then.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Faulty WUs (Message 258)
Posted 6 Apr 2020 by Hal Bregg
Post:
I noticed that some of the task keep running for over an hour and end up with error

197 (0x000000C5) EXIT_TIME_LIMIT_EXCEEDED


below full stderr.txt

<core_client_version>7.14.2</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
exceeded elapsed time limit 4216.74 (86400.00G/20.49G)</message>
<stderr_txt>
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): vboxwrapper (7.9.26200): starting
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): Feature: Checkpoint interval offset (177 seconds)
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): Detected: VirtualBox COM Interface (Version: 5.2.8)
2020-04-06 12:50:10 (12988): Detected: Minimum checkpoint interval (600.000000 seconds)

</stderr_txt>
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