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Message 642 - Posted: 12 Aug 2014, 20:59:00 UTC

All recent work units in the last few hours have been failing after one or two minutes. While we work out a solution to this problem (hopefully by tomorrow morning European time) we have put the project in maintenance mode so no new work units are dispatched. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Message 645 - Posted: 13 Aug 2014, 8:45:04 UTC - in response to Message 642.

Switching the Project to maintenance-mode seems to have a side effect.

All "good" old WUs, that were still running on my Clients, have now raised their run-time to 15 hours and more, normal is 1 - 3 hours.

I had to abort all those "good" WUs :-(

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Message 649 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 11:40:36 UTC

Some more details: CVMFS servers were upgraded to a version that is incompatible with the CVMFS client version used in the ATLAS@Home virtual image. We are working on creating a new image with updated clients.

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Message 651 - Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 21:25:59 UTC - in response to Message 649.

Any status on when Atlas@home will be back online.

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Message 673 - Posted: 21 Aug 2014, 2:27:37 UTC

Any news on when things will be online and working again? Please advise.
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Message 674 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 4:15:09 UTC

Just added your site to my projects and can't get any work. You folks having problems?

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Message 675 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 8:56:30 UTC

Hello !

It would be nice you update us on what's happening ...

No news since 8 days now.

Thank You

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Message 676 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 13:43:51 UTC

I have two completed tasks with status Computation Error. After attempting to abort, tasks remain in same status. Elapsed times for each are under 10 minutes. They have been in this state for over a week! When can I expect these tasks to be removed and new tasks assigned?
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Message 677 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 18:43:27 UTC

Welcome Cphipps, Spencer, Charlie and George,
The project is indeed having difficulties just now with compatibility issues between a software upgrade on the servers they use and the software within the VM. This could also explain George's computation errors as the VM itself contacts the Cern servers to get work without going through Boinc. From the Status Page, only the Forum servers are currently running so I suspect those errored WUs will not report and clear until the other servers are up and running again.
Sorry, no idea when that might be but I would expect a Boinc Notice when we're good to go.

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Message 678 - Posted: 23 Aug 2014, 7:41:27 UTC

Toujours est-il que ça ne fait pas très sérieux, pour une institution comme le CERN, de ne pas nous tenir informé.

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Message 679 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 5:55:05 UTC

[AF]... I'd say it is serious that an institution like CERN cannot be more responsive.

Hey Admins - wake-up! Your volunteer crunchers are waiting for an update.

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Message 680 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 9:50:00 UTC
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But please check the front page:

THE ATLAS@Home PROJECT IS STILL UNDER DEVELOPMENT, and it cannot be guaranteed that jobs will be free from errors or that there will always be work available

I havent managed to complete any jobs yet, but I see new Wrappers were installed a couple of days ago, so I'm hoping for an announcement soon.

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Message 681 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 9:50:49 UTC
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I have bought a new computer with a 64-bit OS and 64-bit Virtual Box just to use it for those projects that have only 64-bit apps, like ATLAS@home and QMC@home.Now ATLAS is silent and QMC@home has unreliable tasks, that fall back to 1% after reaching 70%. So I started Einstein@home on it and was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the standard app searching for binary radio pulsars makes use of the graphic board I found installed. This is the first time I use Windows and a graphic board in a BOINC project. The CPU is a AMD A10-6700 and the graphic board is an AMD Radeon HD 8670D. The PC is a HP Pavillion 500-152ea. Its only fault: no manuals available even on line. The OS is Windows 8, soon upgraded to 8.1. Now rumors say there will be a Windows 9 soon.
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Message 682 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 14:00:24 UTC
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Tullio, 3 of my 4 machines are 64 bits. They run all projects.
If 9 is as the latest news that were leaked, it still won't be as good as 7.

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Message 683 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 17:51:59 UTC - in response to Message 682.

vLHC@home is 32-bit app but can run on a 64-bit OS if you have the compatibility libraries installed. I cannot give any judgment on Windows as I use mostly Linux. I found Windows 8 on a PC I bought from HP and it was soon updated to 8.1.
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Message 684 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 20:09:26 UTC - in response to Message 677.

Thanks for the update.
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Message 685 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 20:18:15 UTC

Tullio, my xubuntu rig runs all projects. 32 or 64 bits. ia-32 is installed by default and works well.

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Message 686 - Posted: 24 Aug 2014, 23:00:58 UTC - in response to Message 685.

Tullio, my xubuntu rig runs all projects. 32 or 64 bits. ia-32 is installed by default and works well.

Not all Linux distros have compatibility libraries installed. This can cause some problems. I am using SuSE 13.1 32-bit on 2 boxes and Windows 64-bit on my latest PC. It uses a graphic board to run some Einstein@home apps.
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Message 687 - Posted: 25 Aug 2014, 9:59:55 UTC

Decided to check and see if I could get any new tasks here and I just got 4......as usual it takes a few minutes to finish the D/L so I can start running them.
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