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Message 113838 - Posted: 28 Mar 2024, 19:49:20 UTC

Hello
I have the World Community Grid project in my BOINC Manager
Normally it shows lots of tasks processing and transfers and stats high
For teh past couple of weeks the Tasks tab is empty completely and all the statisitics graphs have gone down to zero
How do I fix this please and get my computer running tasks again
Its not my computing preferences as theya re set to Always, its just there is nothing in Task queue
Thank you very much for yoru help
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Message 113840 - Posted: 28 Mar 2024, 20:39:44 UTC - in response to Message 113838.  

Have you checked the event log. From the menu Tools>event log?

Right now if I update WCG I get the following message in the event log

Thu 28 Mar 2024 20:34:11 GMT | World Community Grid | No tasks are available for Mapping Cancer Markers
With similar messages for the other task typed I have allowed on their website.

You can always try some other projects to confirm it is WCG and not your setup. (Not Climateprediction.net as they currently have no work available though that might change later this week.)

You don't say anything about what platform you are using as with a few projects that can affect work availability.
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Message 113841 - Posted: 28 Mar 2024, 21:35:07 UTC

WCG task availably is a hit or miss it seems right now.

Yesterday and Tuesday they were having server issues causing problems creating new work along with the startup of a big contest called "The Computation Moonshot" described here: http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/about_us/article.s?articleId=810.

Check your preference to make sure that you have selected more than one sub project & CPU/GPU might help.

* Last few days I only received CPU work for Mapping Cancer Markers (MCM)... I don't know about GPU work as I don't have a GPU. *

It's always best to check the specific project forums (when available) first before posting here to see what others are saying. Could save you time going back and forth between multiple places to get an answer.
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Message 113842 - Posted: 28 Mar 2024, 21:44:44 UTC

And I now have WCG work again. (MCM)
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Message 113845 - Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 8:28:19 UTC - in response to Message 113840.  
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Thank you so much this is what event log says
29/03/2024 01:08:50 | World Community Grid | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | No tasks sent
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | No tasks are available for OpenPandemics - COVID 19
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | No tasks are available for OpenPandemics - COVID-19 - GPU
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | No tasks are available for Africa Rainfall Project
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | No tasks are available for Help Stop TB
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | No tasks are available for Mapping Cancer Markers
29/03/2024 01:08:52 | World Community Grid | No tasks are available for Smash Childhood Cancer

I am using Windows 10 desktop PC fully updated
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Message 113846 - Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 8:32:55 UTC - in response to Message 113841.  

Thank you for your help I appreciate it
I have reset all BOINC prferences to default but still no tasks

I am thinking uninstall BOINC and start again?
Would that be a good idea?

It has been installed on my Windows 10 PC for well over 4 years
I do keep it updated

Thank you for your help
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Message 113847 - Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 10:08:38 UTC - in response to Message 113846.  
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Did you read what you posted from the log? The sub-projects at WCG have no work available, whether they're really out of work, or because of other problems. So choose another of their sub-projects, or ask at their forums https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/forums/wcg/index, why all these sub-projects are out of work.

Uninstalling BOINC and reinstalling it won't do anything to fix this. It's the project not sending you work.
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Message 113848 - Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 11:27:50 UTC

Thank you everyone for your help
Issue RESOLVED
I deleted World Community Grid from BOINC and then rebooted PC and re-added WCG to BOINC
It is now downloading and processing tasks
I hope this resolution will help others in future
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Message 113849 - Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 11:28:40 UTC - in response to Message 113847.  

Thank you very helpful
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Message 113850 - Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 11:53:32 UTC - in response to Message 113848.  

Keep an eye on those new tasks - make sure they complete with a "successful" outcome, and within the time limit.

BOINC servers will normally only refuse to send new tasks to a computer which is returning work late or with errors.
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Message 113851 - Posted: 29 Mar 2024, 14:45:48 UTC - in response to Message 113850.  

BOINC servers will normally only refuse to send new tasks to a computer which is returning work late or with errors.
My impression is that the code to stop or slow down work to problem machines is only implemented by some projects. I don't suppose there is a list detailing which do and which don't anywhere?
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