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librarian43215

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Message 106880 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 1:43:26 UTC

BOINC version 7.16.19
macOS Monterey version 12.1
Project involved is World Community Grid Mapping Cancer Markers 7.61

I have only 1 project loaded on this particular computer running boinc. I noticed the other day that the tasks were not really running, but there are no errors. When I open the boinc manager I see 4 tasks and they start running, but if I move to another window and then go back I see that the elapsed time for work on the tasks has gone backwards......so I let it run for 40 seconds or so, then go to another window, and when I return it it's back to 25 seconds or so, elapsed for the same task. The tasks are not completing and they are being aborted because they are past the deadline. I have the computing preferences set to match a windows () implementation that works without any issues for the same project and application. I've not really tried much to remedy the situation because I have no idea what the problem is.

Here is the log:
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.16.19 for x86_64-apple-darwin
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.73.0 OpenSSL/1.1.0l zlib/1.2.11 c-ares/1.13.0
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Data directory: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) Iris(TM) Plus Graphics (driver version 1.2(Nov 30 2021 21:37:29), device version OpenCL 1.2, 1536MB, 1536MB available, 563 GFLOPS peak)
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1060NG7 CPU @ 1.20GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Apple, driver version 1.1, device version OpenCL 1.2)
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Host name: Ryans-Air.cscc.edu
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1060NG7 CPU @ 1.20GHz [x86 Family 6 Model 126 Stepping 5]
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clfsh ds acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pbe pni pclmulqdq dtes64 mon dscpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 fma cx16 tpr pdcm sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt aes pcid xsave osxsave seglim64 tsctmr avx rdrand f16c
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | OS: Mac OS X 12.1 (Darwin 21.2.0)
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Memory: 8.00 GB physical, 128.01 GB virtual
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Disk: 233.47 GB total, 128.01 GB free
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 22-Aug-2017 18:28:13)
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Host location: none
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | General prefs: using your defaults
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Reading preferences override file
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Preferences:
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | max memory usage when active: 4096.00 MB
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | max memory usage when idle: 6144.00 MB
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | max disk usage: 10.00 GB
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | max CPUs used: 2
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | don't use GPU while active
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Setting up project and slot directories
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Checking active tasks
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Task MCM1_0187919_6857_0 is 10.57 days overdue; you may not get credit for it. Consider aborting it.
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Task MCM1_0188519_5332_0 is 1.42 days overdue; you may not get credit for it. Consider aborting it.
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 8460272; resource share 100
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Not using Intel GPU: project preferences
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Checking presence of 74 project files
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Aborting task MCM1_0188514_7635_0; not started and deadline has passed
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Aborting task MCM1_0188527_6967_1; not started and deadline has passed
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Sending scheduler request: Requested by project.
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Reporting 2 completed tasks
Tue Jan 25 19:14:58 2022 | World Community Grid | Requesting new tasks for CPU
Tue Jan 25 19:14:59 2022 | World Community Grid | Scheduler request completed: got 3 new tasks
Tue Jan 25 19:14:59 2022 | World Community Grid | Result MCM1_0187919_6857_0 is no longer usable

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Message 106881 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 6:30:10 UTC

What else do you have running on your computer. Changing the setting for the amount of work your computer can have other tasks doing before it suspends BOINC work may help. I suggest unticking the suspend when non-boinc cpu usage is above n%. You can always go back and try it with a higher figure than 25% if your computer takes too big a hit for whatever else you are running.
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Message 106882 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 15:13:56 UTC - in response to Message 106881.  

Thanks for the recommendations. I get the same result with all my other programs closed and the cpu at 5-10% usage according to the activity monitor. I've also tried adjusting the computing preferences to allow 75% usage and there is no change in the behavior. The tasks run for less than 1 minute before they just stop, reset to zero and begin again.
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Message 106883 - Posted: 26 Jan 2022, 15:44:59 UTC - in response to Message 106882.  

I now sit back and wait for a real expert - I have never used a Mac and haven't used Windows on my own machine for over 20 years. I wonder if it is something specific to MacOS?
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Message 106916 - Posted: 29 Jan 2022, 14:39:34 UTC

Hello everyone.
I have the same problem as librarian43215 described. Less than month ago I migrated from Win machine to a brand new Mac Book Air 13" (M1, 8GB, Monterey 12.0.1).
The problem happens only for Mapping Cancer Markers subproject. In my case tasks are restarted after about 1 min. and 40 sec. (I intentionally set 12.5% of processors and max. 50% load of them). Other projects like Africa Rainfall, Milkyway @ Home or Einstein @ Home works without any problems.
I never had such situations in Windows (I started contribution on 2009). I'm faced this just after running BOINC on Mac. I had proper newest and stable client (7.16.19 for M1 processors). Currently I stopped getting tasks for Mapping Cancer Markers because it has no longer sense till the problem will be solved.
Any suggestions will be helpful.
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Message 106918 - Posted: 29 Jan 2022, 15:13:01 UTC

The general for the situation when an application (task) is only running part way through then failing or timing out is to look a the project's forum. Most of these events are actually down to either an issue with the data being processed or the application running, both of which are distributed by the project and are outside the control of BOINC (the project)
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Message 106920 - Posted: 29 Jan 2022, 19:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 106918.  
Last modified: 29 Jan 2022, 19:51:49 UTC

Thank you very much for hint. I checked and found this https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,43842 thread. It seems that I have to wait with this subproject till it will be fixed. It may be strongly linked with the specific OS version but the person noticed that similar behavior was firstly observerd for MCM on Windows.
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