Posts by Steve Hawker*


1) Message boards : Number crunching : Project Status Update Needed (Message 52106)
Posted 562 days ago by Profile Steve Hawker*
Now that's what I call a response!! THANK YOU.

It's good to know that production units are on the way.

I missed out on the gapdrica units so I'm hoping you'll be running a much bigger set next time.

Good luck!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Project Status Update Needed (Message 52094)
Posted 563 days ago by Profile Steve Hawker*
We've seen three beta apps appear recently and improvements made.

Now we see another app again with a limited run.

Can the admins please tell us what the plans are? Will there eventually be WUs available all the time for all four apps? Or now we seem to have a working version of the beta apps, does that mean they are finished?

A couple of minutes telling us the status of these apps would be very much appreciated.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational error (Message 52070)
Posted 575 days ago by Profile Steve Hawker*
Is there any chance of increasing the number of errors? fully 25% of my tasks are invalid due to 2 errors on other computers. I'm being penalized because other computers can't crunch these tasks (probably because they are Win machines)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational error (Message 52054)
Posted 581 days ago by Profile Steve Hawker*
Yes, there is an error with the genwrapper http://genwrapper.sourceforge.net/ and gzip in windows.

Still working on JustFoldIt....thanks for your feedback.


My Linux machine runs JustFoldIt for 3 hours, all end up as computational errors.

My slower windows laptop gets about 50% valid. Valid tasks take 10-20 minutes. Failures take five or seven hours.

Hope this helps.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Still alive? (Message 51978)
Posted 592 days ago by Profile Steve Hawker*
Little batch of mcgi and a new application, JustFoldit.
1000 wus in queue, but i cannot download it despite i check the app in my user profile.


I see this A LOT. Some projects only update server status once an hour which is ample time for a server farm to swoop in and eat the whole lot.

In this case my 4-core machine got 209 tasks. I'm gonna be hard pushed to complete 60 by the deadline and given all 18 completed tasks are waiting for a wingman to complete, I suspect there will be a lot of resends on this batch.

So be patient, and on Tuesday around 14:00-15:00 UTC be ready to grab some tasks, assuming this project works like most other BOINC projects and generates resends for tasks "not started by deadline"
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New app (Message 51902)
Posted 681 days ago by Profile Steve Hawker*
Does this mean we will see plenty of new work?