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1) Message boards : Number crunching : There is new work!!! (Message 4210)
Posted 27 Nov 2018 by mikey
2) Message boards : News : Power Outage Saturday October 7th (Message 4200)
Posted 2 Nov 2018 by mikey
And there are tasks available again!!!

And now there aren't anymore again!!
3) Message boards : News : Power Outage Saturday October 7th (Message 4187)
Posted 17 Oct 2018 by mikey
And there are tasks available again!!!
4) Message boards : News : Power Outage Saturday October 7th (Message 4183)
Posted 17 Oct 2018 by mikey
To some, points are more important than the results from the project.

They need more computers then!! Th problem is the people worried about stats aren't worried that the project, for the 2nd time in a week, has zero tasks to send out! I guess they only care about their past stats and not their future ones because as of right now there are NO future ones!! I would love to bring more pc's over here but with the project not having enough work I would always be running my backup projects, as would everyone else.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Any Badges on the way? (Message 4172)
Posted 12 Oct 2018 by mikey
OK four years since Badges were first talked about so I guess the Project has decided that there will be no Badges ???

It is a shame as it is another way to get people interested in the science you are doing as it adds another competitive measure.

Hope you re consider soon.

I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of badges here too!!
6) Message boards : Cafe : Is my computer worth the project? (Message 3903)
Posted 10 Sep 2016 by mikey
If I just have an at home small gaming computer, should i even bother? I know that every little bit counts, but when I start hearing people talk about running double cpu setups it kind of makes me think I brought a trowel to a construction site littered with excavators. Also is there any fruit of labor like thing going on here? Because I'm happy to donate my computer if I'm not using it, but it'd be nice to at least know what I'm supposedly helping create.

Think of it this way...the people with 64 or more core cpu's get random units just like you do, it may take searching thru 10,000 units to find the 1 unit that has the answer to the question in it, who gets that 1 unit is purely the luck of the draw. The person with 64 cpu cores runs thru 64 workunits at once, while you run thru 1 workunit at a time, but if YOUR pc is the one pc to come up with the key to the problem, those 64 cores weren't wasted, someone had to run thru them anyway just to be sure your pc's answer WAS right!!

Oh and as far as the credits earned by those 64 or more cpu core pc's, ALL those credits and 10 dollars can get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks, BUT without the 10 dollars you are NOT getting any coffee!!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : no work (Message 3896)
Posted 1 Sep 2016 by mikey
There is no new work again!!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : The Deadline is too short !!! (Message 3891)
Posted 28 Aug 2016 by mikey
That is the point.

The 5 hour deadline time causes the BOINC scheduler to preempt ALL the other tasks from other projects, and fills up all the allocated CPUs with the MM workunits. It is not that the units take all that long to process (usually no more than 15 minutes each here) but that they deliberately hog all the CPU slots and delay other project's WUs that may be due just a little after the MM stuff hits.

Also, if you watch the "remaining time" on MM WUs, they often dynamically increase their remaining time by minutes at a time during the run of a phase.
The memory footprint of the MM WUs are also quite large on the currently active method -- the "R" statistics package is not small and likes to have lots of memory.

To make the point again: MindModelling does not "play nice" with other projects; just like a schoolyard bully.

That's MUCH better than the message I got this morning say that it WON'T work on my 64 bit Ubuntu Linux pc, this DESPITE the fact that these are my stats for that pc:

State: All (55) · In progress (0) · Validation pending (0) · Validation inconclusive (0) · Valid (55) · Invalid (0) · Error (0)

I have suspended all further MM work on that pc and MM is back to being a project with a zero resource share on all my Windows pc's!!
9) Message boards : Number crunching : no work (Message 3882)
Posted 26 Aug 2016 by mikey
And boom there simply are not more tasks to be had right now!!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : no work (Message 3877)
Posted 24 Aug 2016 by mikey
Now it says there are almost 1000 tasks but when I try to get some Boinc says:
'Scheduler request failed: HTTP internal server error'

But my other Boinc projects are working just fine!!

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