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Message 111353 - Posted: 20 Mar 2023, 14:43:11 UTC

Let's keep ALL POSTS RELATED TO WCG HERE so ss not to clog the "News on Project Outages" forum from being swamped....
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Message 111355 - Posted: 20 Mar 2023, 14:48:03 UTC - in response to Message 111353.  
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Let's keep ALL POSTS RELATED TO WCG HERE so ss not to clog the "News on Project Outages" forum from being swamped....
Good idea. There's so much crap going on with WCG, so it really needs its own thread.
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Message 111357 - Posted: 20 Mar 2023, 16:35:31 UTC

Don't count on much needed information coming out of WCG/Krembil any time soon:
This was posted by "Cyclops" a short while ago...
Hi shauge, we are working on the issue and will provide another update when we have substantial news to share. Thanks for your patience.


What a crappy way to bite the hand that feeds you ... They treat the people who provides them with the refined data to perform their scientific data analysis like we don't matter to them! NO SHAME!
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Message 111358 - Posted: 20 Mar 2023, 16:53:01 UTC
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Yeah, Cyclops, the communications intern, who started his/her "job", on Jun 13, 2022 certainly haven't improved on his/her communication skills.
He/she need to ask the tech people on a daily basis, for more data about the problems they are facing, and regularly inform us volunteers. The way
they treat people now, is simply not acceptable, and will only lead to people leaving the project. I'm stubborn though, and i will stay, until I die, or the
WCG project dies.
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Message 111362 - Posted: 20 Mar 2023, 23:10:25 UTC

A further update from Cyclops :-)

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewthread_thread,45101
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Message 111366 - Posted: 22 Mar 2023, 0:02:28 UTC
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Nothing from Krembil about WCG status update today. I'll guess that the recovery process is still ongoing.
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Message 111369 - Posted: 22 Mar 2023, 2:00:33 UTC

Crickets, crickets......

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Message 111370 - Posted: 22 Mar 2023, 4:22:19 UTC

I thought about a fun game: every day we're down, I lower WCG's priority by 1%. I will do likewise with the other projects I contribute to.

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!
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Message 111374 - Posted: 22 Mar 2023, 11:37:25 UTC

Down, down, down.

Last update host XML 2023-02-28 13:11:22 UTC (21 days 21:23:56 old)
Last update user XML 2023-03-01 01:21:01 UTC (21 days 09:14:17 old)
Last update team XML 2023-03-01 01:21:01 UTC (21 days 09:14:17 old)
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Message 111376 - Posted: 22 Mar 2023, 14:47:15 UTC
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I get it now. They ordered new hardware, and it's being delivered from China, on a rowboat.
Of course, that's the only explanation for 3-weeks of BOINC downtime.

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Message 111378 - Posted: 22 Mar 2023, 16:05:54 UTC - in response to Message 111376.  

I get it now. They ordered new hardware, and it's being delivered from China, on a rowboat.
Of course, that's the only explanation for 3-weeks of BOINC downtime.

I like it! Of course the problem with the picture is that it actually shows two functioning oars. I suspect they have less than two.
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Message 111383 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 0:48:06 UTC

Not a word from the project team, for more than 2 days now.
No further comments needed.
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Message 111384 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 0:50:31 UTC - in response to Message 111383.  

Website and forums are up and running. Just no work.


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Message 111386 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 1:24:14 UTC - in response to Message 111384.  
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Website and forums are up and running. Just no work.

Last update host XML 2023-02-28 13:11:22 UTC (22 days 11:49:02 old)
Last update user XML 2023-03-01 01:21:01 UTC (21 days 23:39:23 old)
Last update team XML 2023-03-01 01:21:01 UTC (21 days 23:39:23 old)

BOINC server is not fully running, and has not been running for 3-weeks. Which has been stated many times on the WCG forum.
Last time in this post by Cyclops: https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/viewpostinthread?post=683202

Experpt:

BOINC database is UP
The BOINC database is now up and running, joining the website/forums database which has been up since last week.
However, upload/download of workunits is paused until we restore the parallel filesystem that supports the workunit
management stack, to the state it was in at the time of the hardware failure.
Deadlines have been extended and valid
results computed during this pause will be credited when we resume.

So, of course there is no work. There has not been any work at all since the big hardware failure on March 1 (2).
The whole shebang, including the website and forum was down for 13 (14) days. The website and forum came
back on March 13, with frequent crashes, but BOINC has not been seen alive for 3+ weeks.

Boinc Log:

Requesting new tasks for CPU
Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Server error: feeder not running

And uploading finished work:

Started upload of MCM1_0197203_6770_1_r1875697491_0
[error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
[error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
Temporarily failed upload of MCM1_0197203_6770_1_r1875697491_0: transient upload error
Backing off 05:13:28 on upload of MCM1_0197203_6770_1_r1875697491_0
Started upload of OPN1_0128927_01333_0_r499777292_0
Temporarily failed upload of MCM1_0197201_1736_0_r1521433164_0: transient upload error
Backing off 03:53:11 on upload of MCM1_0197201_1736_0_r1521433164_0
[error] Error reported by file upload server: Server is out of disk space
Temporarily failed upload of OPN1_0128927_01333_0_r499777292_0: transient upload error
Backing off 05:54:54 on upload of OPN1_0128927_01333_0_r499777292_0
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Message 111388 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 2:50:16 UTC - in response to Message 111378.  
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I get it now. They ordered new hardware, and it's being delivered from China, on a rowboat.
Of course, that's the only explanation for 3-weeks of BOINC downtime.

I like it! Of course the problem with the picture is that it actually shows two functioning oars. I suspect they have less than two.

Hmm, another possible explanation for why it takes 3+ (and counting) weeks to fix this hardware problem, is that the backups are stored on
6 million, 5 1/4 Inch floppy disks. If that's the case, I fear that BOINC on WCG will not restart before the year 2030.

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Message 111389 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 7:20:46 UTC - in response to Message 111388.  

Oh gOD, will you write here every day, that WCG STILL doesn't work?
Maybe it's already worth stopping blazing about that, wait until it works and then write about it here?
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Message 111390 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 8:36:08 UTC - in response to Message 111389.  

Oh gOD, will you write here every day, that WCG STILL doesn't work?
Maybe it's already worth stopping blazing about that, wait until it works and then write about it here?

If there had been more / better communication from the WCG project team during this extended failure (and previous ones) volunteers would be more relaxed. As it is, the black humour of the photos above brighten my wait for something approaching normal service to be resumed. (But then I am a Brit living in EUrope and bleak humour is all I have to sustain me!)
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Message 111391 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 8:57:01 UTC - in response to Message 111390.  

As it is, the black humour

Now it looks more like a nonsense flood. In my opinion.
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Message 111392 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 14:46:36 UTC - in response to Message 111389.  
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Oh gOD, will you write here every day, that WCG STILL doesn't work?
Maybe it's already worth stopping blazing about that, wait until it works and then write about it here?
Yes, I probably will continue with the black humour, from time to time. What do you plan to do about that? Threaten me with nukes?
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Message 111393 - Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 18:22:01 UTC

Smashing Childhood Cancer has WUs teed up, waiting on the restart.
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/article.s?articleId=783
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