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Message boards : General discussion : Working on GFN, but the overview says I am working on seven different ones.

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Profile AOEynesProject donor
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Credit: 24,179,012
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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (334,435)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (19,043)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,400)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (10,646)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (147,134)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (179,735)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (222,772)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (24,015)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,615)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (17,489)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (41,758)321 Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (34,763)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (173,671)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,586,127)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,300,279)WW Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (204,000)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,860,128)
Message 150555 - Posted: 3 Jun 2021 | 9:07:17 UTC

I am working on GFN16, I was planning to switch today after having completed 10000 without any finds or checks. Now I see that the hammers symbol, the one that indicates that there are beeing work done shows up on seven different projects.

Is this due to the generalized nature of GFN, or what is the reason?

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Discovered 8 mega primesFound 5 primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 mega primes in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 4 primes in the 2021 Tour de PrimesFound 2 mega primes in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,020,701)Cullen LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,174,451)ESP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (23,496,803)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,197,125)PPS LLR Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (61,146,489)PSP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,678,721)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,978,901)SR5 LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,183,763)SGS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,482,069)TRP LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,307,419)Woodall LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,371,625)321 Sieve (suspended) Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,380,527)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (744,531)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,007,004)PPS Sieve Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (570,848,729)TRP Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (21,181)AP 26/27 Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,845,708)WW Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (857,952,000)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (479,187,571)
Message 150556 - Posted: 3 Jun 2021 | 11:49:18 UTC - in response to Message 150555.

On one of your computers it says you are running - or at least haven't yet returned a result - 1 x 321, 1 x CUL, 1 x ESP, 1 x SR5, 2 x TRP, 1 x WOO and many GFN16.
If your computer hasn't yet returned a result for these tasks and you do not have these tasks - they are tasks that the server thinks you have and when they time out, the tasks will be sent to other computers (including yours which is very unlikely but I think possible for LLR2).
It happens occasionally.

I don't know if we have a name for these tasks - phantom tasks?

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321 LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (575,511)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 (2,964,329)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 (381,725)
Message 150560 - Posted: 3 Jun 2021 | 17:27:27 UTC - in response to Message 150556.

If your computer hasn't yet returned a result for these tasks and you do not have these tasks - they are tasks that the server thinks you have and when they time out, the tasks will be sent to other computers

This can certainly happen, but doesn't seem to be the issue here, as the tasks in question were downloaded today (all at once, about 43 minutes before this thread was started). I'm not sure what exactly happened here; one possibility is that you unchecked GFN16 in your subproject preferences but the "Send work from any subproject if selected projects have no work" box at the very bottom was checked.

If you have physical access to this computer and don't want to wait for these tasks to finish (which may take several days depending on how fast your computer is), you can abort them in BOINCManager. (Select the task and then click Task Commands -> Abort.)

Finally, let me again recommend reducing your cache in computing preferences (ideally to 0, assuming your computer has reasonably steady internet access). In addition to helping you be a discoverer rather than a double-checker, this should also limit the number of tasks downloaded accidentally in case this happens again.

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (334,435)Cullen LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (19,043)ESP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,400)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (10,646)PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (147,134)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (179,735)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (222,772)SR5 LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (24,015)SGS LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (11,615)TRP LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (17,489)Woodall LLR Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (41,758)321 Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (34,763)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (173,671)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (11,586,127)AP 26/27 Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (8,300,279)WW Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (204,000)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,860,128)
Message 150561 - Posted: 3 Jun 2021 | 23:37:53 UTC

Ok, thank you both very much for your thourogh inputs and advice.

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