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lockedWe 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
lockedWe 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. Happy holidays!
1 SETI News 5149 27 Dec 2004
lockedWe 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
lockedThe 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
lockedVersions of BOINC and SETI@home for Solaris/x86 are available, courtesy of Jochen van Waasen.
1 SETI News 5041 21 Nov 2004
lockedWindows application version 4.08 is released
1 SETI News 5449 19 Nov 2004
lockedWe had an unexpected 3 hour outage this morning
1 SETI News 5267 18 Nov 2004
lockedSETI@home application version 4.07 is released. This build should increase speed over the previous version.
1 SETI News 4974 5 Nov 2004
lockedThe disk array has resynced and the scheduler is back on.
1 SETI News 5350 27 Oct 2004
lockedThe disk array holding the upload/download directories crashed last night
1 SETI News 5037 27 Oct 2004
lockedThere was a two hour outage this morning for hardware upgrades. Read more about it in Technical News.
1 SETI News 4832 20 Oct 2004
lockedSETI@home and BOINC are featured on Catalan TV news. See the Movie (RealVideo) or the English transcript.
1 SETI News 5232 19 Oct 2004
lockedEach 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
lockedThe web server was offline for a brief time (around 19:00 PST) when its disk filled up
1 SETI News 5324 17 Oct 2004
lockedFor 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
lockedVersion 4.13 of the core client is now available
1 SETI News 4953 14 Oct 2004
lockedWe added more data and informative text to our Server Status page.
1 SETI News 5507 13 Oct 2004
lockedThis 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
lockedRead more technical details about our project in the new Technical News section.
1 SETI News 5194 12 Oct 2004
lockedWe just had (about 21:00 UTC) an unexpected outage due to a disk crash
1 SETI News 5117 12 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 5237 9 Oct 2004
lockedWe added some new message-board features.
1 SETI News 6189 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 5046 8 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 5324 6 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 5217 6 Oct 2004
lockedUPDATED: We successfully swapped our database hardware, giving the master database access to much faster disks
1 SETI News 5293 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 5500 30 Sep 2004
lockedLearn how to customize SETI@home graphics.
1 SETI News 5358 29 Sep 2004
lockedA software error on our scheduling server made it impossible for any schedulers to start
1 SETI News 4948 28 Sep 2004
lockedThe upload directory move completed this morning and we turned the file deleter and validator back on.
1 SETI News 4848 26 Sep 2004
lockedWe have relocated the upload directory to off load demand from the DB server
1 SETI News 5174 24 Sep 2004
lockedThe scheduler is back on
1 SETI News 4723 23 Sep 2004
lockedBoth the transitioner and the validator have fallen behind
1 SETI News 4889 22 Sep 2004
lockedThe upload of user-profile images has been broken since July 22; it's fixed now.
1 SETI News 5418 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 4990 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 5696 17 Sep 2004
lockedWe have added a web page showing server status. The permanent link is under Participate in SETI@home.
1 SETI News 5113 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 5938 14 Sep 2004
lockedSometime last night the scheduling server (which handles all workunit/result transfers) crashed
1 SETI News 5464 13 Sep 2004
lockedThe validator fix (see September 8, 2004) and an associated transitioner fix have been implemented, tested, and placed online
1 SETI News 5030 10 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 5279 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 5373 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 5527 8 Sep 2004
lockedWe came up this morning and had to tune the data server to keep connection drops from happening
1 SETI News 4977 7 Sep 2004
lockedBecause of the holiday weekend and family commitments we are a bit short handed and short on time
1 SETI News 5581 5 Sep 2004
lockedThe SnapApp folks were here for most of the afternoon
1 SETI News 5206 3 Sep 2004
lockedSome technical folks from Snap Appliance are on their way to SSL to provide on site support
1 SETI News 5143 3 Sep 2004
lockedWe have completed the SnapApp work around
1 SETI News 5398 2 Sep 2004
lockedThe Snap App hung again
1 SETI News 5329 2 Sep 2004
lockedWe 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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