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Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:40 am
by bruce
Any information that I have regarding BOINC is from long, long ago but I'm not the least surprised that they have a better server status web page that FAH does. If you count the number of scientists(/researchers/ chemists/ physicists/ mathematicians,etc.) at FAH and at BOINC and divide by the numbers of Programmers(/Software Developers/etc.) I'm sure you'll find that BOINC is better supplied with the latter compared to the former. You may not agree, but I'd rather be spending my money supporting researchers rather than programmers -- although both are essential to the work being done.

Suppose some web-page designer had stolen a template from BOINC and adapted it to display information about FAH's servers, projects, and WUs. You'd have learned more and done it with less effort. How would that have changed what you did --- and how much would it have benefited the COVID research?

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:18 pm
by JimF
bruce wrote:Suppose some web-page designer had stolen a template from BOINC and adapted it to display information about FAH's servers, projects, and WUs. You'd have learned more and done it with less effort. How would that have changed what you did --- and how much would it have benefited the COVID research?

Since I am not doing the CPU work anymore because I don't know whether I will be getting any or not, I suppose that is one change.

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:59 pm
by bruce
Watch the forum announcements. New CPU projects coming to beta suggest that new projects will probablu be released soon thereafter.

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:32 am
by JimF
Thanks. I know the problem will be solved. We are in it for the long term.
Keep up the good work.

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:21 pm
by belloq
My systems are experiencing this issue again now. All the Mac systems (CPU-only) are waiting between one and ... up to 10 hours now on the computer I am on right now. Generally, it seems that my systems are spending 25%-50% of actual time sitting idle recently.
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04:06:44:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:06:45:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:06:45:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:06:45:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:06:45:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
04:06:45:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign3.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:06:45:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign4.foldingathome.org:80
04:06:45:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign4.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:06:45:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Could not get an assignment
04:06:46:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:06:46:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:06:46:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:06:46:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
04:06:46:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: RUNNING cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
04:06:46:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
04:06:47:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
04:07:46:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:07:46:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:07:46:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:07:46:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:07:46:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
04:07:47:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign3.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:07:47:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign4.foldingathome.org:80
04:07:47:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign4.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:07:47:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Could not get an assignment
04:08:55:WU01:FS00:0xa7:Completed 250000 out of 250000 steps (100%)
04:09:03:WU01:FS00:0xa7:Saving result file ../logfile_01.txt
04:09:03:WU01:FS00:0xa7:Saving result file dhdl.xvg
04:09:03:WU01:FS00:0xa7:Saving result file frame415.trr
04:09:03:WU01:FS00:0xa7:Saving result file md.log
04:09:04:WU01:FS00:FahCore returned: FINISHED_UNIT (100 = 0x64)
04:09:04:WU01:FS00:Sending unit results: id:01 state:SEND error:NO_ERROR project:14379 run:548 clone:4 gen:415 core:0xa7 unit:0x000001e1455e42075e93300d35741e8b
04:09:04:WU01:FS00:Uploading 6.49MiB to 69.94.66.7
04:09:04:WU01:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
04:09:10:WU01:FS00:Upload 20.22%
04:09:16:WU01:FS00:Upload 33.69%
04:09:22:WU01:FS00:Upload 52.94%
04:09:23:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:09:23:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:09:23:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:09:23:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:09:23:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
04:09:23:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign3.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:09:23:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign4.foldingathome.org:80
04:09:24:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign4.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:09:24:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Could not get an assignment
04:09:28:WU01:FS00:Upload 77.01%
04:09:34:WU01:FS00:Upload complete
04:09:34:WU01:FS00:Server responded WORK_ACK (400)
04:09:34:WU01:FS00:Final credit estimate, 2925.00 points
04:09:34:WU01:FS00:Cleaning up
04:12:00:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:12:00:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:12:00:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:12:00:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:12:00:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
04:12:01:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign3.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:12:01:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign4.foldingathome.org:80
04:12:01:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
04:12:01:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
04:12:01:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
04:12:02:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
04:16:14:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:16:15:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 178.174.196.138
04:16:15:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 178.174.196.138
04:16:15:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 178.174.196.138:8080
04:17:30:WARNING:WU00:FS00:WorkServer connection failed on port 8080 trying 80
04:17:30:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 178.174.196.138:80
04:17:37:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: 10002: Received short response, expected 512 bytes, got 0
04:23:06:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:23:06:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:23:06:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:23:06:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 129.32.209.203
04:23:06:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 129.32.209.203
04:23:06:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 129.32.209.203:8080
04:23:07:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
04:34:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:34:11:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:34:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:34:12:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
04:34:12:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
04:34:12:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
04:34:12:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
04:52:08:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
04:52:08:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:52:08:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
04:52:08:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
04:52:08:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
04:52:09:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
04:52:09:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
04:52:09:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
04:52:09:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
05:21:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
05:21:11:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
05:21:11:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
05:21:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
05:21:11:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
06:08:09:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
06:08:10:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
06:08:10:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
06:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
06:08:10:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
07:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
07:08:10:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
07:08:10:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
07:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
07:08:11:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
08:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
08:08:10:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
08:08:10:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
08:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
08:08:11:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
******************************* Date: 2020-10-28 *******************************
09:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
09:08:10:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 128.252.203.10
09:08:10:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 128.252.203.10
09:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 128.252.203.10:8080
09:08:10:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
10:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
10:08:10:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
10:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
10:08:10:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
10:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
10:08:11:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
10:08:11:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
10:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
10:08:11:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
11:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
11:08:10:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
11:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
11:08:11:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
11:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
11:08:11:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
11:08:11:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
11:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
11:08:12:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
12:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
12:08:10:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
12:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
12:08:11:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
12:08:11:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
12:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
12:08:12:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit
13:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
13:08:11:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign1.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
13:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign2.foldingathome.org:80
13:08:11:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign2.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
13:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign3.foldingathome.org:80
13:08:11:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign3.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
13:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign4.foldingathome.org:80
13:08:11:WARNING:WU00:FS00:Failed to get assignment from 'assign4.foldingathome.org:80': No WUs available for this configuration
13:08:11:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Could not get an assignment
14:08:10:WU00:FS00:Connecting to assign1.foldingathome.org:80
14:08:11:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 69.94.66.7
14:08:11:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY cpu:8 from 69.94.66.7
14:08:11:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 69.94.66.7:8080
14:08:12:ERROR:WU00:FS00:Exception: Server did not assign work unit

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:13 pm
by bruce
FAHCore_a7 is being replaced with FAHCore_a8. Some problems have been detected with FAHCore_a8 on MacOS. Last week they disabled FAHCore_a8 on MacOS and I'm not up-to-date on the progress toward reinstating it. You may just be receiving assignments that run on FAHCore_a7. (Sorry, I've been off-line my information is not current.)

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:17 am
by PantherX
bruce is correct that there was a bug that would occur on macOS older than 10.9 and some server settings were changed to allow that. However, FahCore_a8 version 0.0.9 has resolved that issue and the supported macOS is 10.7 onwards. Once tested and verified, changes will be done on the Servers to allow macOS to fold FahCore_a8 WUs :)

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:48 am
by mgetz
Something seems misconfigured, Server stats is showing ~13K A8 jobs and 379K A7 jobs as of posting... with assign rates of 48/hr and 0/hr respectively. So CPU units are just not being assigned at all.

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:18 am
by Neil-B
Even though the servers may have public wus ready to go those low assignment rates tend to mean the projects are on beta test only (no insider info just past experiential observation) ... I know there are projects coming through beta so hopefully this means they are close to public release.

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:14 am
by PantherX
In addition to what Neil-B posted, the WU available also includes the next gen which will be created once it is returned back to the Server. Thus, it makes it a bit tricky to understand the numbers. A group of CPU Projects were released to Beta few hours ago so once they have been tested, would be released to Full assuming no issues :)

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:18 pm
by mgetz
Neil-B wrote:Even though the servers may have public wus ready to go those low assignment rates tend to mean the projects are on beta test only


Yeah I noticed that by hovering over the WU core type on the individual servers. A good chunk of the WUs were on servers that were assign only. But there were approx 10K public WUs for A7 IIRC on servers that should have been assigning. Unfortunately I didn't capture any of that. However it is possible that they were meant for advanced mode configs or for larger CPUs and thus quad cores like the one I use on my linux box wouldn't have been eligible (my main desktop a 3800X doesn't do CPU units).

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:46 am
by PantherX
mgetz wrote:...However it is possible that they were meant for advanced mode configs or for larger CPUs and thus quad cores like the one I use on my linux box wouldn't have been eligible...

FYI, client-type=advanced is no longer supported. Thus, after Beta, it is Full :)

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:49 pm
by susanreads
I only have a CPU, and I've been noticing this problem for a week or so. It's been taking hours to get a new assignment. In the logs there's a lot of "no WUs available for this configuration" and some "server failed to assign WU". I shut it down last night as it was waiting for an assignment and after starting up this morning, the log said it couldn't find the address for the assignment server; I hope that means something is being rebooted and it will get going again when it tries again this afternoon.

Re: Low on work units?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:41 am
by PantherX
I was able to connect via the browser to all the 4 AS thus, it seems that everything is functional now :) Shortage of CPU WUs is being looked at and more work is in the pipeline!