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|We have decided to send out 4 copies of each workunit
and use a quorum size of 3 for validation.
Validation should be quick because a single result in error
will not delay reaching a quorum.
||1||SETI News||5494||28 Dec 2004|
|We have started removing database records for results
that were completed more than 7 days ago.
This will limit the size of the workunit and result tables
in our database.
||1||SETI News||5149||27 Dec 2004|
|We are experimenting with redundancy parameters.
We will continue to send 3 copies of each workunit,
but will validate results and grant credit
when 2 (rather than 3) of them are returned.
This should result in faster vali
||1||SETI News||5336||27 Dec 2004|
|The project will be down for roughly the next 24 hours
while make some changes to the database structure.
[ Good news - changes are all done, and it only took 2 hours ].
||1||SETI News||5476||6 Dec 2004|
|Versions of BOINC and SETI@home for Solaris/x86
courtesy of Jochen van Waasen.
||1||SETI News||5041||21 Nov 2004|
|Windows application version 4.08 is released
||1||SETI News||5449||19 Nov 2004|
|We had an unexpected 3 hour outage this morning
||1||SETI News||5267||18 Nov 2004|
|SETI@home application version 4.07 is released.
This build should increase speed over the previous version.
||1||SETI News||4974||5 Nov 2004|
|The disk array has resynced and the scheduler is back on.
||1||SETI News||5350||27 Oct 2004|
|The disk array holding the upload/download directories crashed
||1||SETI News||5037||27 Oct 2004|
|There was a two hour outage this morning for hardware upgrades.
Read more about it in Technical News.
||1||SETI News||4832||20 Oct 2004|
|SETI@home and BOINC are featured on Catalan TV news.
(RealVideo) or the English transcript.
||1||SETI News||5232||19 Oct 2004|
|Each team now has a Create team account URL.
Accounts created through this URL will belong to the team,
and will have the project preferences of its founder.
Team founders: put this URL on your team's web page
||1||SETI News||5521||18 Oct 2004|
|The web server was offline for a brief time (around 19:00 PST)
when its disk filled up
||1||SETI News||5324||17 Oct 2004|
|For the first time in a very long time the validator has caught up
on the large backlog of results waiting for credit
||1||SETI News||5323||16 Oct 2004|
|Version 4.13 of the core client is now available
||1||SETI News||4953||14 Oct 2004|
|We added more data and informative text to our
Server Status page.
||1||SETI News||5507||13 Oct 2004|
|This morning's outage lasted a bit longer than expected, but we are
now back up and running again
||1||SETI News||4901||12 Oct 2004|
|Read more technical details about our project in the new
Technical News section.
||1||SETI News||5194||12 Oct 2004|
|We just had (about 21:00 UTC) an unexpected outage due to a disk
||1||SETI News||5117||12 Oct 2004|
|A problem with file uploads has existed for the last few days.
This problem causes file uploads to fail.
We now understand the problem and are working on a fix -
it will probably require upgrading your BOINC client.
||1||SETI News||5237||9 Oct 2004|
|We added some new message-board features.
||1||SETI News||6189||9 Oct 2004|
|This morning a hardware failure caused one of our storage arrays
to require resetting.
Downloads will be temporarily halted until the drives have
This should be complete in the early evening hou
||1||SETI News||5046||8 Oct 2004|
|There's been a problem with file uploading
for the last few days.
We think it is fixed now.
Our apologies if you lost work because of this.
||1||SETI News||5324||6 Oct 2004|
|The disk array holding the upload and download directories
failed yesterday and needed to be rebooted and resync'ed.
The project has been mostly down since last night, but as of
now it is back up and running.
||1||SETI News||5217||6 Oct 2004|
|UPDATED: We successfully swapped our database hardware, giving the
master database access to much faster disks
||1||SETI News||5293||5 Oct 2004|
|UPDATED: A new version (4.05) of the windows SETI@home client is available
(and will be automatically picked up by your core clients next time you
contact our servers)
||1||SETI News||5500||30 Sep 2004|
|Learn how to customize SETI@home graphics.
||1||SETI News||5358||29 Sep 2004|
|A software error on our scheduling server made it impossible for any
schedulers to start
||1||SETI News||4948||28 Sep 2004|
|The upload directory move completed this morning and we turned the
file deleter and validator back on.
||1||SETI News||4848||26 Sep 2004|
|We have relocated the upload directory to off load demand from the DB
||1||SETI News||5174||24 Sep 2004|
|The scheduler is back on
||1||SETI News||4723||23 Sep 2004|
|Both the transitioner and the validator have fallen behind
||1||SETI News||4889||22 Sep 2004|
|The upload of user-profile images
has been broken since July 22; it's fixed now.
||1||SETI News||5418||21 Sep 2004|
|Early this morning campus got a call from SANS that the seti@home classic web site
appeared to be hijacked
||1||SETI News||4990||19 Sep 2004|
|We have released a new version of the core client for all
platforms, this should fix the various issues with the
NOTE: If you are using a Win9x machine, please upgrade
to this release as soon as pos
||1||SETI News||5696||17 Sep 2004|
|We have added
a web page showing server status.
The permanent link is under
Participate in SETI@home.
||1||SETI News||5113||14 Sep 2004|
|SETI@home is open source,
so you can port it to new platforms
or optimize it for specific architectures.
We have set up an mailing list,
email@example.com, for people interested in this.
||1||SETI News||5938||14 Sep 2004|
|Sometime last night the scheduling server (which handles all workunit/result
||1||SETI News||5464||13 Sep 2004|
|The validator fix (see September 8, 2004) and an associated
transitioner fix have been implemented, tested, and placed
||1||SETI News||5030||10 Sep 2004|
|We have added a number of new features to the message boards.
Details are here.
Thanks to Janus Kristensen for contributing this.
||1||SETI News||5279||10 Sep 2004|
|Stats are now available on your cell phone.
See 'Your Account' for the URL.
This feature was developed by Carl Christensen of CPDN.
||1||SETI News||5373||9 Sep 2004|
|Yesterday we discovered that when result files are lost, say due
to a restore from a backup (restores involve both the DB and the ULDL
directories) the validator ends up in a endless loop
||1||SETI News||5527||8 Sep 2004|
|We came up this morning and had to tune the data server to
keep connection drops from happening
||1||SETI News||4977||7 Sep 2004|
|Because of the holiday weekend and family commitments we are
a bit short handed and short on time
||1||SETI News||5581||5 Sep 2004|
|The SnapApp folks were here for most of the afternoon
||1||SETI News||5206||3 Sep 2004|
|Some technical folks from Snap Appliance are on their way
to SSL to provide on site support
||1||SETI News||5143||3 Sep 2004|
|We have completed the SnapApp work around
||1||SETI News||5398||2 Sep 2004|
|The Snap App hung again
||1||SETI News||5329||2 Sep 2004|
|We will be having a short (less than 1 hour) data server
outage tomorrow at 16:30 UTC
||1||SETI News||4687||1 Sep 2004|
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