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1) Message boards : Proth Prime Search : Computation Errors - XML Error (Message 28741)
Posted 3789 days ago by Thomas F. Bates IV

I was having a similar issue just now - I noticed that all the PrimeGrid tasks had failed with computation errors. I forced an update, got a new batch of work units, and each one failed with a computation error within a few seconds of starting.

I have an nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS and I'm running Windows XP 64-bit on an Intel Core2 Quad Q6700.

I power-cycled the machine and now the newly downloaded work units are processing ok (so far).
2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Multiple "Stuck?" Processes Consuming Resources (Message 22293)
Posted 4034 days ago by Thomas F. Bates IV
Found a stuck process on another machine. What made me check was that the machine was very sluggish. After stopping the errant PrimeGrid process, things returned to normal.

I am therefore stopping all work on PrimeGrid until I hear this has been fixed.
3) Message boards : Problems and Help : Multiple "Stuck?" Processes Consuming Resources (Message 22131)
Posted 4041 days ago by Thomas F. Bates IV
The PrimeGrid processes are not stopping even though all activity is suspended according to BOINCmgr.

According to Task Manager, there are 10 primegrid_sr2si processes running, each using 100MB of RAM and about 9% of the CPU, thereby consuming all available resources. While they are running at low priority, the memory usage is affecting performance.

I'd like to terminate the stuck processes, but I don't want to risk losing the current work unit which is about 90% complete after 143 hours. Any advice?

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