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Technical News section.
||1||SETI News||4908||12 Oct 2004|
|We just had (about 21:00 UTC) an unexpected outage due to a disk
||1||SETI News||4812||12 Oct 2004|
|We added some new message-board features.
||1||SETI News||5888||9 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||4905||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||4723||8 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||4863||6 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||4955||6 Oct 2004|
|UPDATED: We successfully swapped our database hardware, giving the
master database access to much faster disks
||1||SETI News||4951||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||5203||30 Sep 2004|
|Learn how to customize SETI@home graphics.
||1||SETI News||5057||29 Sep 2004|
|A software error on our scheduling server made it impossible for any
schedulers to start
||1||SETI News||4612||28 Sep 2004|
|The upload directory move completed this morning and we turned the
file deleter and validator back on.
||1||SETI News||4559||26 Sep 2004|
|We have relocated the upload directory to off load demand from the DB
||1||SETI News||4859||24 Sep 2004|
|The scheduler is back on
||1||SETI News||4442||23 Sep 2004|
|Both the transitioner and the validator have fallen behind
||1||SETI News||4593||22 Sep 2004|
|The upload of user-profile images
has been broken since July 22; it's fixed now.
||1||SETI News||5111||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||4653||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||5367||17 Sep 2004|
|We have added
a web page showing server status.
The permanent link is under
Participate in SETI@home.
||1||SETI News||4809||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||5587||14 Sep 2004|
|Sometime last night the scheduling server (which handles all workunit/result
||1||SETI News||5192||13 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||4899||10 Sep 2004|
|The validator fix (see September 8, 2004) and an associated
transitioner fix have been implemented, tested, and placed
||1||SETI News||4728||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||5053||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||5200||8 Sep 2004|
|We came up this morning and had to tune the data server to
keep connection drops from happening
||1||SETI News||4701||7 Sep 2004|
|Because of the holiday weekend and family commitments we are
a bit short handed and short on time
||1||SETI News||5202||5 Sep 2004|
|The SnapApp folks were here for most of the afternoon
||1||SETI News||4901||3 Sep 2004|
|Some technical folks from Snap Appliance are on their way
to SSL to provide on site support
||1||SETI News||4894||3 Sep 2004|
|The Snap App hung again
||1||SETI News||4973||2 Sep 2004|
|We have completed the SnapApp work around
||1||SETI News||5119||2 Sep 2004|
|We will be having a short (less than 1 hour) data server
outage tomorrow at 16:30 UTC
||1||SETI News||4415||1 Sep 2004|
|Our storage array hung again (the SnapApp work around is not
||1||SETI News||4878||30 Aug 2004|
|We are investigating the Win98 hang/crashing issues in this
Please check it out for any updates.
NOTE: This bug puts your machine in a state that
||1||SETI News||5541||30 Aug 2004|
another BOINC-based project, is now open.
We urge all SETI@home to consider participating in
This will keep your computer busy (and earn
||1||SETI News||5230||30 Aug 2004|
|Starting with version 4, BOINC does 'time-slicing'
to divide CPU time between projects.
||1||SETI News||5301||30 Aug 2004|
|We are back up after restarting the Snap Appliance and making sure
everything is OK
||1||SETI News||5003||30 Aug 2004|
|After fixing a few inevitable gotchas,
we are back up with the major version upgrade to 4.x.
The servers may be slow in responding as all clients will be
getting a new supply of work.
Everyone will need to download a new c
||1||SETI News||5076||29 Aug 2004|
|A fix to scheduler code to get around a possible memory leak
was causing it to bomb after a number of connections.
We have backed out this change for
now and the scheduler seems to be working OK at this point.
||1||SETI News||5207||29 Aug 2004|
|The migration plan has been rescheduled for tomorrow the 29th at 10am PDT
||1||SETI News||6671||28 Aug 2004|
|The last set of hardware issues have been resolved
||1||SETI News||4673||27 Aug 2004|
|We are currently experiencing a hardware issue with our scheduling server,
we expect this issue to be resolved within the hour
||1||SETI News||5559||27 Aug 2004|
|We have brought down the splitters, transitioners, and scheduler until a
bug in the splitter can be resolved which was causing a bogus URL to be
posted for the work-unit.
||1||SETI News||4788||26 Aug 2004|
|We fixed the bogus URL bug and all servers are back up
||1||SETI News||4643||26 Aug 2004|
|A trio of splitters are now up and producing new work.
We plan to release major version 4 of BOINC and SETI@Home
A clarification about last week's fallback to an earlier
DB state: all work that was uploaded
||1||SETI News||5082||25 Aug 2004|
|The validator is up and running and credit is now being calculated
for all those backlogged results.
||1||SETI News||4696||23 Aug 2004|
|We are currently working on getting the alpha/beta projects working again, as well
as getting new workunits generated so that when we restart the public SETI@home project
there will be work to send out to the clients.
||1||SETI News||6110||20 Aug 2004|
|The database has been restored and is being checked now
||1||SETI News||5175||19 Aug 2004|
|We are now recovering the database from a snapshot made
a few days ago
||1||SETI News||4819||18 Aug 2004|
|The project ended up running all night despite the dropouts, but this
afternoon we encountered a sudden raid failure that caused some data
||1||SETI News||4794||17 Aug 2004|
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