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lockedRead more technical details about our project in the new Technical News section.
1 SETI News 4908 12 Oct 2004
lockedWe just had (about 21:00 UTC) an unexpected outage due to a disk crash
1 SETI News 4812 12 Oct 2004
lockedWe added some new message-board features.
1 SETI News 5888 9 Oct 2004
lockedA 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. Please
1 SETI News 4905 9 Oct 2004
lockedThis morning a hardware failure caused one of our storage arrays to require resetting. Downloads will be temporarily halted until the drives have completed re-synchronizing. This should be complete in the early evening hou
1 SETI News 4723 8 Oct 2004
lockedThe 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
lockedThere'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
lockedUPDATED: We successfully swapped our database hardware, giving the master database access to much faster disks
1 SETI News 4951 5 Oct 2004
lockedUPDATED: 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
lockedLearn how to customize SETI@home graphics.
1 SETI News 5057 29 Sep 2004
lockedA software error on our scheduling server made it impossible for any schedulers to start
1 SETI News 4612 28 Sep 2004
lockedThe upload directory move completed this morning and we turned the file deleter and validator back on.
1 SETI News 4559 26 Sep 2004
lockedWe have relocated the upload directory to off load demand from the DB server
1 SETI News 4859 24 Sep 2004
lockedThe scheduler is back on
1 SETI News 4442 23 Sep 2004
lockedBoth the transitioner and the validator have fallen behind
1 SETI News 4593 22 Sep 2004
lockedThe upload of user-profile images has been broken since July 22; it's fixed now.
1 SETI News 5111 21 Sep 2004
lockedEarly 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
lockedWe have released a new version of the core client for all platforms, this should fix the various issues with the Win9x platform. NOTE: If you are using a Win9x machine, please upgrade to this release as soon as pos
1 SETI News 5367 17 Sep 2004
lockedWe have added a web page showing server status. The permanent link is under Participate in SETI@home.
1 SETI News 4809 14 Sep 2004
lockedSETI@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, boinc_opt@ssl.berkeley.edu, for people interested in this. Details are
1 SETI News 5587 14 Sep 2004
lockedSometime last night the scheduling server (which handles all workunit/result transfers) crashed
1 SETI News 5192 13 Sep 2004
lockedWe 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
lockedThe validator fix (see September 8, 2004) and an associated transitioner fix have been implemented, tested, and placed online
1 SETI News 4728 10 Sep 2004
lockedStats 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
lockedYesterday 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
lockedWe came up this morning and had to tune the data server to keep connection drops from happening
1 SETI News 4701 7 Sep 2004
lockedBecause of the holiday weekend and family commitments we are a bit short handed and short on time
1 SETI News 5202 5 Sep 2004
lockedThe SnapApp folks were here for most of the afternoon
1 SETI News 4901 3 Sep 2004
lockedSome technical folks from Snap Appliance are on their way to SSL to provide on site support
1 SETI News 4894 3 Sep 2004
lockedThe Snap App hung again
1 SETI News 4973 2 Sep 2004
lockedWe have completed the SnapApp work around
1 SETI News 5119 2 Sep 2004
lockedWe will be having a short (less than 1 hour) data server outage tomorrow at 16:30 UTC
1 SETI News 4415 1 Sep 2004
lockedOur storage array hung again (the SnapApp work around is not yet implemented)
1 SETI News 4878 30 Aug 2004
lockedWe are investigating the Win98 hang/crashing issues in this Thread Please check it out for any updates. NOTE: This bug puts your machine in a state that
1 SETI News 5541 30 Aug 2004
lockedClimateprediction.net, another BOINC-based project, is now open. We urge all SETI@home to consider participating in Climateprediction.net. This will keep your computer busy (and earn
1 SETI News 5230 30 Aug 2004
lockedStarting with version 4, BOINC does 'time-slicing' to divide CPU time between projects. Learn more here.
1 SETI News 5301 30 Aug 2004
lockedWe are back up after restarting the Snap Appliance and making sure everything is OK
1 SETI News 5003 30 Aug 2004
lockedAfter 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
lockedA 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
lockedThe migration plan has been rescheduled for tomorrow the 29th at 10am PDT
1 SETI News 6671 28 Aug 2004
lockedThe last set of hardware issues have been resolved
1 SETI News 4673 27 Aug 2004
lockedWe 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
lockedWe 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
lockedWe fixed the bogus URL bug and all servers are back up
1 SETI News 4643 26 Aug 2004
lockedA trio of splitters are now up and producing new work. We plan to release major version 4 of BOINC and SETI@Home tomorrow. A clarification about last week's fallback to an earlier DB state: all work that was uploaded
1 SETI News 5082 25 Aug 2004
lockedThe validator is up and running and credit is now being calculated for all those backlogged results.
1 SETI News 4696 23 Aug 2004
lockedWe 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. Another n
1 SETI News 6110 20 Aug 2004
lockedThe database has been restored and is being checked now
1 SETI News 5175 19 Aug 2004
lockedWe are now recovering the database from a snapshot made a few days ago
1 SETI News 4819 18 Aug 2004
lockedThe project ended up running all night despite the dropouts, but this afternoon we encountered a sudden raid failure that caused some data corruption
1 SETI News 4794 17 Aug 2004

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