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Tasks complete successfully within 10 seconds, marked invalid. Help

Tasks complete successfully within 10 seconds, marked invalid. Help

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Jacob Klein
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Message 48967 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 16:17:30 UTC
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I've noticed that SETI tasks (SETI@home v7 v7.00), both Beta and non-Beta, from January 23rd and later... are routinely being completed within 10 seconds on my NVIDIA GTS 240. Then the result gets marked Invalid.
This is abnormal behavior -- the tasks normally take around 2,600 seconds and get validated correctly.
Are the tasks somehow broken? Is anyone else seeing this behavior? Can anyone recommend a fix?

My Beta tasks:
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/results.php?hostid=64154
My non-Beta tasks:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=6992436
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Message 48968 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 16:25:35 UTC - in response to Message 48967.  
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I've noticed that SETI Beta tasks (SETI@home v7 v7.00 (cuda42)) from January 23rd and later... are routinely being completed within 10 seconds on my NVIDIA GTS 240. Then the result gets marked Invalid.
This is abnormal behavior -- the tasks normally take around 2,600 seconds and get validated correctly.
Are the tasks somehow broken? Is anyone else seeing this behavior? Can anyone recommend a fix?

My tasks:
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/results.php?hostid=64154

More likely the GTS240 is some what broken, try a reboot, if that does not cure it take the card out and clean the dust bunnies out, the refit, and try again, there are thousands of GPUs like this on the Main project,
it is the bane about our lives that no-one at berkeley cares about penalising hosts that constantly produce invalid tasks, so it carries on.

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Message 48969 - Posted: 25 Jan 2014, 16:38:16 UTC - in response to Message 48968.  

Thanks. A restart appears to have cured it. Must have been something goofy in the driver's state that made it exit the tasks early. Good thing the validator does its job.
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