folding@home couldn't get work

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by michael.lauden, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    #1
    I have been trying to revive my folding, i folded 200 units back in 2009 and now want to fold some more.

    I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.3 with a Mac mini and I haven't been able to get a work packet. I have upgraded my f@h client (sys pref version) and deleted the *user*/library/folding@home data (thought it may have been somehow corrupt)

    i have uninstalled and reinstalled.

    here is the output. i've been trying for a few days, and have hit disable/enable to see if it was just a session thing. my windows computer in the other room has been working fine....
    Code:
    
    --- Opening Log file [April 15 02:55:33 UTC] 
    
    
    # Mac OS X SMP Console Edition ################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
                           Folding@Home Client Version 6.29r3
    
                              http://folding.stanford.edu
    
    ###############################################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
    Launch directory: /Users/Michael/Library/Folding@home
    Executable: /usr/local/fah/fah6
    
    
    [02:55:33] - Ask before connecting: No
    [02:55:33] - User name: michaellaudenmini (Team 170955)
    [02:55:33] - User ID not found locally
    [02:55:33] + Requesting User ID from server
    [02:55:33] - Machine ID: 1
    [02:55:33] 
    [02:55:33] Work directory not found. Creating...
    [02:55:33] Could not open work queue, generating new queue...
    [Ap:55:33] - Preparing to get new work unit...
    [02:55:33] Cleaning up work directory
    [02:55:33] + Attempting to get work packet
    [02:55:33] - Connecting to assignment server
    [02:55:33] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [02:55:33] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [02:55:33] - Attempt #1  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [02:55:38] + Attempting to get work packet
    [02:55:38] - Connecting to assignment server
    [02:55:39] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [02:55:39] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [02:55:39] - Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [02:55:58] + Attempting to get work packet
    [02:55:58] - Connecting to assignment server
    [02:55:58] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [02:55:58] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [02:55:58] - Attempt #3  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [02:56:27] + Attempting to get work packet
    [02:56:27] - Connecting to assignment server
    [02:56:27] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [02:56:27] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [02:56:27] - Attempt #4  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [02:57:08] + Attempting to get work packet
    [02:57:08] - Connecting to assignment server
    [02:57:08] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [02:57:08] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [02:57:08] - Attempt #5  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [02:58:35] + Attempting to get work packet
    [02:58:35] - Connecting to assignment server
    [02:58:36] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [02:58:36] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [02:58:36] - Attempt #6  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [03:01:27] + Attempting to get work packet
    [03:01:27] - Connecting to assignment server
    [03:01:27] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [03:01:27] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [03:01:27] - Attempt #7  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [12:07:07] + Attempting to get work packet
    [12:07:07] - Connecting to assignment server
    [12:07:07] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [12:07:07] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [12:07:07] - Attempt #8  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [12:18:00] + Attempting to get work packet
    [12:18:00] - Connecting to assignment server
    [12:18:00] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [12:18:00] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [12:18:00] - Attempt #9  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [12:39:29] + Attempting to get work packet
    [12:39:29] - Connecting to assignment server
    [12:39:30] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [12:39:30] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [12:39:30] - Attempt #10  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [13:22:12] + Attempting to get work packet
    [13:22:12] - Connecting to assignment server
    [13:22:12] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [13:22:12] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [13:22:12] - Attempt #11  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [14:10:19] + Attempting to get work packet
    [14:10:19] - Connecting to assignment server
    [14:10:20] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [14:10:20] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [14:10:20] - Attempt #12  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [14:58:25] + Attempting to get work packet
    [14:58:25] - Connecting to assignment server
    [14:58:26] - Successful: assigned to (171.64.65.56).
    [14:58:26] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
    [14:58:26] Loaded queue successfully.
    [14:58:26] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
    [14:58:26] + Could not connect to Work Server
    [14:58:26] - Attempt #13  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [15:46:34] + Attempting to get work packet
    [15:46:34] - Connecting to assignment server
    [15:46:35] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [15:46:35] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [15:46:35] - Attempt #14  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    
    Folding@Home Client Shutdown.
    
    
    --- Opening Log file [April 15 15:59:29 UTC] 
    
    
    # Mac OS X SMP Console Edition ################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
                           Folding@Home Client Version 6.29r3
    
                              http://folding.stanford.edu
    
    ###############################################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
    Launch directory: /Users/Michael/Library/Folding@home
    Executable: /usr/local/fah/fah6
    
    
    [15:59:29] - Ask before connecting: No
    [15:59:29] - User name: michaellaudenmini (Team 170955)
    [15:59:29] - User ID: 1DCB32AE1417BE4F
    [15:59:29] - Machine ID: 1
    [15:59:29] 
    [15:59:30] Loaded queue successfully.
    [15:59:30] - Preparing to get new work unit...
    [15:59:30] Cleaning up work directory
    [15:59:30] + Attempting to get work packet
    [15:59:30] - Connecting to assignment server
    [15:59:30] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [15:59:30] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [15:59:30] - Attempt #1  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [15:59:39] + Attempting to get work packet
    [15:59:39] - Connecting to assignment server
    [15:59:40] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [15:59:40] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [15:59:40] - Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:00:00] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:00:00] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:00:01] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:00:01] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:00:01] - Attempt #3  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:00:30] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:00:30] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:00:31] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:00:31] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:00:31] - Attempt #4  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:01:15] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:01:15] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:01:16] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:01:16] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:01:16] - Attempt #5  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:02:41] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:02:41] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:02:41] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:02:41] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:02:41] - Attempt #6  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:05:31] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:05:31] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:05:31] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:05:31] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:05:31] - Attempt #7  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:11:01] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:11:01] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:11:02] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:11:02] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:11:02] - Attempt #8  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:21:43] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:21:43] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:21:44] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:21:44] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:21:44] - Attempt #9  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [16:43:17] + Attempting to get work packet
    [16:43:17] - Connecting to assignment server
    [16:43:17] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [16:43:17] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [16:43:17] - Attempt #10  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:27:37] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:27:37] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:27:37] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:27:37] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:27:37] - Attempt #11  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:15:39] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:15:39] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:15:40] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:15:40] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:15:40] - Attempt #12  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [19:03:48] + Attempting to get work packet
    [19:03:48] - Connecting to assignment server
    [19:03:49] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [19:03:49] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [19:03:49] - Attempt #13  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [19:51:58] + Attempting to get work packet
    [19:51:58] - Connecting to assignment server
    [19:51:58] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [19:51:58] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [19:51:58] - Attempt #14  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [20:40:06] + Attempting to get work packet
    [20:40:06] - Connecting to assignment server
    [20:40:06] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [20:40:06] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [20:40:06] - Attempt #15  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [21:28:09] + Attempting to get work packet
    [21:28:09] - Connecting to assignment server
    [21:28:09] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [21:28:09] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [21:28:09] - Attempt #16  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [22:16:20] + Attempting to get work packet
    [22:16:20] - Connecting to assignment server
    [22:16:21] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [22:16:21] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [22:16:21] - Attempt #17  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    
    Folding@Home Client Shutdown.
    
    
    --- Opening Log file [April 15 22:32:50 UTC] 
    
    
    # Mac OS X SMP Console Edition ################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
     
    
    
    --- Opening Log file [April 16 01:18:40 UTC] 
    
    
    # Mac OS X SMP Console Edition ################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
    
    
                           Folding@Home Client Version 6.29r3
    
                              http://folding.stanford.edu
    
    ###############################################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
    Launch directory: /Users/Michael/Library/Folding@home
    Executable: /usr/local/fah/fah6
    
    
    [17:41:41] - Ask before connecting: No
    [17:41:41] - User name: michaellaudenmini (Team 170955)
    [17:41:41] - User ID: 1DCB32AE1417BE4F
    [17:41:41] - Machine ID: 1
    [17:41:41] 
    [17:41:41] Loaded queue successfully.
    [17:41:41] - Preparing to get new work unit...
    [17:41:41] Cleaning up work directory
    [17:41:41] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:41:41] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:41:42] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:41:42] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:41:42] - Attempt #1  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:41:51] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:41:51] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:41:52] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:41:52] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:41:52] - Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:42:09] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:42:09] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:42:10] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:42:10] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:42:10] - Attempt #3  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:42:33] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:42:33] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:42:34] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:42:34] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:42:34] - Attempt #4  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:43:28] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:43:28] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:43:28] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:43:28] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:43:28] - Attempt #5  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:44:53] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:44:53] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:44:53] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:44:54] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:44:54] - Attempt #6  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:47:43] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:47:43] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:47:43] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:47:43] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:47:43] - Attempt #7  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:53:14] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:53:14] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:53:14] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:53:14] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:53:14] - Attempt #8  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:04:03] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:04:03] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:04:03] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:04:03] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:04:03] - Attempt #9  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:25:31] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:25:31] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:25:31] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:25:31] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:25:31] - Attempt #10  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [19:08:14] + Attempting to get work packet
    [19:08:14] - Connecting to assignment server
    [19:08:14] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [19:08:14] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [19:08:14] - Attempt #11  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [19:56:15] + Attempting to get work packet
    [19:56:15] - Connecting to assignment server
    [19:56:15] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [19:56:15] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [19:56:15] - Attempt #12  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [20:44:23] + Attempting to get work packet
    [20:44:23] - Connecting to assignment server
    [20:44:23] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [20:44:23] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [20:44:23] - Attempt #13  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [21:32:36] + Attempting to get work packet
    [21:32:36] - Connecting to assignment server
    [21:32:36] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [21:32:36] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [21:32:36] - Attempt #14  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    
    (if the code section looks weird, i had to snip it, hit the character limit)

    any ideas?
     
  2. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    #2
    hmm. i wonder if stanford's servers are down for those work units. i assume that your internet connection is working?
     
  3. michael.lauden thread starter macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    #3
    sure do. which is how i'm posting on MR!
     
  4. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

    DeSnousa

    Joined:
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    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    #4
    Try Increase, I use this on my Mac. Follow the intruction to get it started, need to install fah6 then create a group :)

    Just make sure to enter 3446 as team number or I think it folds for Team Mac OSX ;)

    Welcome back also!
     
  5. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    #5
    gotcha. my advise is to uninstall everything. i believe there's an uninstall script in the install download. that way you uninstall it correctly. then try it again tomorrow - reinstall and make sure you follow the directions

    let us know what you do
     
  6. michael.lauden thread starter macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    #6
    no thanks on Team Mac OS X, i have tried InCrease on this machine too. didn't work. I never liked InCrease as i have only one client running (on my relatively low powered machines) and there isn't much i can't keep track of. i used to use a F@H widget that would just give me some stats about the WU and other things... but it just pulls straight from the FAHlog


    and here is todays, i created a passkey, as some on the F@H boards have said to do.. but to no avail..:

    Code:
                           Folding@Home Client Version 6.29r3
    
                              http://folding.stanford.edu
    
    ###############################################################################
    ###############################################################################
    
    Launch directory: /Users/Michael/Library/Folding@home
    Executable: /usr/local/fah/fah6
    
    
    [17:59:50] - Ask before connecting: No
    [17:59:50] - User name: michaellaudenmini (Team 170955)
    [17:59:50] - User ID: 1DCB32AE1417BE4F
    [17:59:50] - Machine ID: 1
    [17:59:50] 
    [17:59:50] Loaded queue successfully.
    [17:59:50] - Preparing to get new work unit...
    [17:59:50] Cleaning up work directory
    [17:59:50] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:59:50] Passkey found
    [17:59:50] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:59:50] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:59:50] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:59:50] - Attempt #1  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [17:59:59] + Attempting to get work packet
    [17:59:59] Passkey found
    [17:59:59] - Connecting to assignment server
    [17:59:59] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [17:59:59] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [17:59:59] - Attempt #2  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:00:12] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:00:12] Passkey found
    [18:00:12] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:00:12] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:00:12] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:00:12] - Attempt #3  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:00:33] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:00:33] Passkey found
    [18:00:33] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:00:33] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:00:33] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:00:33] - Attempt #4  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:01:19] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:01:19] Passkey found
    [18:01:19] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:01:19] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:01:19] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:01:19] - Attempt #5  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:02:45] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:02:45] Passkey found
    [18:02:45] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:02:45] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:02:45] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:02:45] - Attempt #6  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
    [18:05:29] + Attempting to get work packet
    [18:05:29] Passkey found
    [18:05:29] - Connecting to assignment server
    [18:05:29] + No appropriate work server was available; will try again in a bit.
    [18:05:29] + Couldn't get work instructions.
    [18:05:29] - Attempt #7  to get work failed, and no other work to do.
    Waiting before retry.
     
  7. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    Location:
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    #7
    I've read elsewhere that Stanford is having a shortage in a3 units. So just keep trying and you should get a unit. They are said to be working on the issue. Some people didn't get a unit for 6 straight days
     
  8. lordonuthin macrumors 6502

    lordonuthin

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    Iowa
    #8
    I have some clients that aren't getting any wu's either, at least my gpu's and Mac pro are going ok. I would say to give it a rest for a few days until they get things ironed out at Stanford or just let it keep trying...
     
  9. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    Location:
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    #9
    yeah. one of my i7's didn't get a bigadv unit today! i hope they aren't out of bigadv units now!
     
  10. michael.lauden thread starter macrumors 68020

    michael.lauden

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    #10
    the problem fixed itself. thanks for all the help. on @foldingathome they were doing a lot of maintenance/fooling around.

    got it taken care of at the folding@home forums

    thanks guys!
     
  11. lordonuthin macrumors 6502

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    #11
    I guess with all of our powerful machines they are having trouble keeping up with us :p
     
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