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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Gpu credits? (Message 29140)
Posted 4214 days ago by Virtual Boss*
My CPU wu gives same credit

206882519 145212574 7 Dec 2010 2:42:01 UTC 9 Dec 2010 2:44:59 UTC Completed and validated 36,263.91 36,263.91 2,314.00 Proth Prime Search (Sieve) v1.36

You might be comparing CPU tasks from a diffent sub-project (not PPS-Seive)
2) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid's Birthday/Summer Solstice Challenge (Message 24424)
Posted 4388 days ago by Virtual Boss*
If you can, you might consider adding another HD.


Umm .... Its a VMWare virtual disk, I could expand it if necessary.

A lot of my crunchers are VMs, just an OS and Boinc, they usually dont need much disk space. :)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid's Birthday/Summer Solstice Challenge (Message 24415)
Posted 4389 days ago by Virtual Boss*
This might be the reason.


Yes. If you take into consideration that a copy of the sieve input file is created in every slot directory you quickly end up with a few hundred MB of hard drive space occupied like in this case (BOINC decided to put a set of WUs on hold and started a new one):

user@host:~/BOINC$ du -h slots/ | tail -n 1
280M slots/

Now imagine BOINC in panic mode on a i980X crunching PPS sieve tasks with their 233M sieve files...


Thank You. That does make sense.
But obviously it is a 'blanket' requirement is applied equally to all requests for work from all hosts big or small, and cannot determine if it is not really needed (as in my situation - only 2 cores, both of which were already crunching the only 2 WUs I had at the time)

Also interesting was that when I freed space so I had only a few MB more than the requirement, I was able to DL 6 WUs one at a time to fill my cache.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid's Birthday/Summer Solstice Challenge (Message 24409)
Posted 4389 days ago by Virtual Boss*
Hmmm .... getting the following:

19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: No work sent
19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: The Riesel Problem (Sieve) needs 14.86MB more disk space. You currently have 461.98 MB available and it needs 476.84 MB.
19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your preferences on the web site.

PG is already using 120MB, isn't an extra 476.84MB a bit excessive, just to get another WU?


You only need 14.86MB more disk space.


I know I only need another 14.86MB, but I already have 461.98MB of free disk space and thats a lot more than whats actually needed to run a WU. :)

Your BOINC preferences are probably configured to limit your disk usage. Look at you Preference settings related to disk and memory usage. Both on the project (Under Your account, "When and how BOINC uses your computer") as well as locally. (Locally it's under Advanced->Preferences->disk and memory usage.) It's either the "Leave at least x Gig free" or "Use at most x% of total disk space."


Nope - Small drive (2GB) - that all thats left. :(

EDIT: I am not needing advice, just wondering why so much free space is required by PG? (Seti, Enigma, MW, Simap and Rosetta also run on the same cruncher at times, and they dont ask for more space).
5) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid's Birthday/Summer Solstice Challenge (Message 24405)
Posted 4389 days ago by Virtual Boss*
Hmmm .... getting the following:

19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: No work sent
19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: The Riesel Problem (Sieve) needs 14.86MB more disk space. You currently have 461.98 MB available and it needs 476.84 MB.
19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your preferences on the web site.

PG is already using 120MB, isn't an extra 476.84MB a bit excessive, just to get another WU?


You only need 14.86MB more disk space.


I know I only need another 14.86MB, but I already have 461.98MB of free disk space and thats a lot more than whats actually needed to run a WU. :)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : PrimeGrid's Birthday/Summer Solstice Challenge (Message 24401)
Posted 4390 days ago by Virtual Boss*
Hmmm .... getting the following:

19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: No work sent
19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: The Riesel Problem (Sieve) needs 14.86MB more disk space. You currently have 461.98 MB available and it needs 476.84 MB.
19/06/2010 1:46:16 PM|PrimeGrid|Message from server: No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your preferences on the web site.

PG is already using 120MB, isn't an extra 476.84MB a bit excessive, just to get another WU?
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