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Message 385 - Posted: 1 Jan 2011, 14:04:27 UTC

Hi all,
Newbie to the project/list whatever. I am currently crunching a WU sent by wuprof as well as WCG whose member I'm .

This is from the frontpage :-

WUProp@home is a non-intensive project that uses Internet-connected computers to collect workunits properties of BOINC projects such as computation time, memory requirements, checkpointing interval or report limit.


Now does this mean, I am crunching/computing other people's WU to get my own stats or am I crunching my own ?

This is me http://wuprop.boinc-af.org/show_user.php?userid=3219 but I am not able to see my stats.

I wish there was a bit more clarity on the same on the homepage as I don't/didn't get it.

I also saw some of the queries on the message boards but they also seem to side-step the question.

Looking forward to knowing more.

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Message 391 - Posted: 2 Jan 2011, 9:40:17 UTC - in response to Message 385.

The WUProp application collects the properties of workunits which are crunching on your computer.
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Message 392 - Posted: 2 Jan 2011, 11:34:18 UTC - in response to Message 391.

The WUProp application collects the properties of workunits which are crunching on your computer.


So what does each new workunit do? I am trying to understand as this is new to me.

Am I processing/crunching just the properties of just my own workunits or perhaps other people's workunits as well ?

Not that I mind but its good to know what's actually happening.

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Message 394 - Posted: 2 Jan 2011, 16:57:23 UTC - in response to Message 392.

The WUProp application collects the properties of workunits which are crunching on your computer.


So what does each new workunit do? I am trying to understand as this is new to me.

Am I processing/crunching just the properties of just my own workunits or perhaps other people's workunits as well ?

Not that I mind but its good to know what's actually happening.

There is no real technical need for a new WU every 12 h, but it's probably the best setup to get the data back soon enough to have a quite recent data base.

Every WU is doing exactly the same things in general: looks, how BOINC and it's projects are using your computer resources and writes it in a data file.
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Message 527 - Posted: 2 Apr 2011, 15:17:07 UTC - in response to Message 391.

The WUProp application collects the properties of workunits which are crunching on your computer.

Is this just Running tasks, or does it include Ready to Start, Ready to Report, Waiting, Uploading, Downloading, and other states also?

The reason I ask is that WUProp tasks started causing errors after my Ready to Start queue exceeded approximately 850 tasks. Here are the messages from boinc when WuProp tried to save a checkpoint:


WUProp@Home 4-2-2011 10:09:30 AM Task wu_1300123412_161409_0 exited with zero status but no 'finished' file
WUProp@Home 4-2-2011 10:09:30 AM If this happens repeatedly you may need to reset the project.
WUProp@Home 4-2-2011 10:09:30 AM Restarting task wu_1300123412_161409_0 using data_collect version 242

If any other tasks tried to save a checkpoint during the time that WUProp was not responding, the other task would error with a signal 11 (Linux x64).

I set WUProp to no new tasks, aborted the running task and haven't had any more problems with that machine. Once I run the queue down to under 600 tasks, I will grab another WUProp task and see how things go.


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