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Message 135081 - Posted: 23 Nov 2019 | 6:50:07 UTC

Hi, I just downloaded a few tasks(2) and checked my "tasks" in "your account". I found that there were four tasks instead of two. Where are the other two tasks? They never appeared in the BOINC manager.

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Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 1 mega prime in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (503,464)Cullen LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (500,149)ESP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (515,497)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (527,019)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (24,326,305)PSP LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,006,254)SoB LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (538,748)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,387,020)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,006,208)TRP LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,533)Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (536,003)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,011,269)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (52,021,564)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,134,887)PPS Sieve Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (100,260,654)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,761,921)TRP Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,020,224)AP 26/27 Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (101,421,992)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,248,050)
Message 135082 - Posted: 23 Nov 2019 | 7:37:30 UTC - in response to Message 135081.

I believe there is an option in Boinc manager to only show active tasks. You can toggle between all tasks and active ones.

Perhaps it is just that only 2 of the 4 are in progress and the other 2 are hidden in the current view?
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321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (512,746)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (82,217)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (16,570)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (12,551)PPS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,638,672)PSP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (26,371)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (258,849)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (59,499)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (148,878)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (195,905)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (40,424)321 Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,001,667)AP 26/27 Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (72,774)WW Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (12,000)GFN Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (248,769)
Message 135083 - Posted: 23 Nov 2019 | 7:53:14 UTC

Welcome! I agree with Darryl--your computer probably downloaded more tasks than it immediately needed. It should start the other tasks when it finishes the current ones. If you want, you can tell it not to do this by going to your computing preferences and setting "Maintain enough work for an additional [] days" to 0.

Incidentally, this setting will also give you a better chance to be the discoverer, rather than the double-checker, of a new prime. The only reason I know of to not set it to 0 is if you want to keep some extra work around for times when you don't have internet.

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Message 135084 - Posted: 23 Nov 2019 | 9:11:51 UTC

Thank you, Darryl and Ravi, but this doesn't seem to be the case. Incidentally, I do have bad internet, so I think it might be that the tasks didn't reach the computer?

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Discovered 1 mega prime321 LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,726,625)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,031,868)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,064,082)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,750)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,000,461)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,674,374)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (42,604,648)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,829,173)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,413,082)TRP LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,291,092)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,046,412)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,057,614)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,002,919)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,005,451)PPS Sieve Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (52,042,965)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,341,676)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,070,804)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,742,251)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (50,000,251)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (728,547,693)
Message 135085 - Posted: 23 Nov 2019 | 10:20:30 UTC

Just ignore them, they'll eventually expire and be sent to someone else. Typically we see this with hosts that have somewhat flaky internet connections, so that agrees with what you said. BOINC does have a mechanism for resending such "lost" tasks, but it was making things worse, so we turned it off. BOINC would resend the task, changing the sent date and expiration. The tasks wouldn't get through and would be sent again and again, never being able to expire because the sent time kept moving into the future.

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