Losing WU due to Power Failure

clifford_cooleyclifford_cooley Arkansas, USA Member
edited April 2010 in Folding@Home
Is it common to lose WU's when the power goes out. I figured the WU would recover from the last check point.
[05:46:39] Entering M.D.
[05:46:45] Using Gromacs checkpoints
[05:46:46] Caught exception!
[05:46:46] mdrun returned 255
[05:46:46] Going to send back what have done -- stepsTotalG=0
[05:46:46] Work fraction=0.0000 steps=0.
[05:46:49] logfile size=30450 infoLength=30450 edr=0 trr=25
[05:46:49] logfile size: 30450 info=30450 bed=0 hdr=25
[05:46:50] - Writing 30988 bytes of core data to disk...
[05:46:50] ... Done.
[05:46:51] Folding@home Core Shutdown: UNSTABLE_MACHINE
[05:46:55] CoreStatus = 7A (122)
[05:46:55] Sending work to server
[05:46:55] Project: 6013 (Run 0, Clone 25, Gen 141)

[05:46:55] + Attempting to send results [April 3 05:46:55 UTC]
[05:46:57] + Results successfully sent
[05:46:57] Thank you for your contribution to Folding@Home.
[05:47:01] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[05:47:01] Cleaning up work directory
[05:47:01] + Attempting to get work packet
[05:47:01] Passkey found
[05:47:01] - Connecting to assignment server
[05:47:01] - Successful: assigned to (
[05:47:01] + News From Folding@Home: Welcome to Folding@Home
[05:47:01] Loaded queue successfully.
[05:47:13] + Closed connections


  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska Icrontian
    edited April 2010
    So, this log represents the activity when restarting your Folding client after a power failure? Did your computer shut down? And is this the point after you restarted the computer that you started Folding again?
  • clifford_cooleyclifford_cooley Arkansas, USA Member
    edited April 2010
    That would be correct.

    Thats after the power lose when I started folding again.

    From there the new A3 WU started.
  • clifford_cooleyclifford_cooley Arkansas, USA Member
    edited April 2010
    I noticed later I recieved credit for the WU but lost the points. :(
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    edited April 2010
    It'll try to pick up after a shutdown, but if it's in the middle of something and the power gets cut, it's a crapshoot as to whether the checkpoint will be valid and uncorrupted.

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