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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 4137 26 Aug 2004
lockedWe fixed the bogus URL bug and all servers are back up
1 SETI News 4074 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 4415 25 Aug 2004
lockedThe validator is up and running and credit is now being calculated for all those backlogged results.
1 SETI News 4010 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 5344 20 Aug 2004
lockedThe database has been restored and is being checked now
1 SETI News 4445 19 Aug 2004
lockedWe are now recovering the database from a snapshot made a few days ago
1 SETI News 4128 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 4105 17 Aug 2004
lockedCurrently the project is up, as we were unable to recreate the problems we were seeing on Friday
1 SETI News 4198 16 Aug 2004
lockedToday we are continuing to work with Snap technical support to solve our mounting problems
1 SETI News 4383 16 Aug 2004
lockedWe encourage everyone to run SETI@home Classic during our server outages. SETI@home Classic makes the same scientific contribution as SETI@home/BOINC.
1 SETI News 4137 14 Aug 2004
lockedAll the data has been copied to the Snap device
1 SETI News 4743 13 Aug 2004
lockedThe DB is now on the Snap Appliance and the web site is back up. The project itself is still down as the transfer of the upload and download directories is still under way.
1 SETI News 3968 12 Aug 2004
lockedThe download directory is fully transferred at this point, but we are still waiting for the upload directory to finish
1 SETI News 4451 12 Aug 2004
lockedThe project is now down for the move of the DB and the upload directory to the Snap Appliance
1 SETI News 4021 11 Aug 2004
lockedWe have started the copy of the download directory to the Snap Appliance 18000.
1 SETI News 4182 10 Aug 2004
lockedThe servers are back up as far as receiving results but not as far as distributing new workunits
1 SETI News 4498 8 Aug 2004
lockedThe scheduling server is down while we work on a download storage problem
1 SETI News 4451 7 Aug 2004
lockedWe developed a hierarchical directory structure to get around the big directory problem (see August 4, below)
1 SETI News 5085 6 Aug 2004
lockedA misconfigured scheduling server ran for about an hour this morning, misinforming users that they had to upgrade to version 4 of the BOINC software
1 SETI News 4318 5 Aug 2004
lockedWe discovered that the sheer number of files in the upload directory was killing NFS performance for the file_upload_handler
1 SETI News 4835 4 Aug 2004
lockedWhile the project is up and functioning normally, the database and web servers are overloaded
1 SETI News 4031 3 Aug 2004
lockedThe project remained down all weekend, but we are back up now. To add insult to injury, the entire lab lost network connectivity to the rest of the world for a few hours this morning. In light of the unexpected length of this las
1 SETI News 4274 2 Aug 2004
lockedThe project is *still* down
1 SETI News 4315 30 Jul 2004
lockedThe project is currently down
1 SETI News 4065 28 Jul 2004
lockedWe have shutdown the schedulers and file upload handlers so the transitioners can play catch up again
1 SETI News 4205 25 Jul 2004
lockedThe project is down while we deal with a backup problem
1 SETI News 4197 25 Jul 2004
lockedThe good news is that the scheduler is now running as a fast cgi which means it maintains a persistent connection to the DB
1 SETI News 4552 23 Jul 2004
lockedWe are now up and running again, during the night we generated 400k results to be sent out
1 SETI News 4243 23 Jul 2004
lockedWe found and fixed the no results bug
1 SETI News 4313 22 Jul 2004
lockedYesterday we introduced a bunch of performance enhancements to the system
1 SETI News 4366 22 Jul 2004
lockedThe log files are currently being compressed, after thats done the project should return to normal.
1 SETI News 4527 21 Jul 2004
lockedSometime between 5pm and 12am PDT, the splitters seem to have stopped producing new workunits
1 SETI News 4399 19 Jul 2004
lockedWe have brought up an additional transitioner to try and cut through the backlog we have accrued
1 SETI News 4494 19 Jul 2004
lockedA server bug was preventing new results from being created in response to failed results. If 2 out of 3 results for a WU succeeded and the 3rd failed, the 2 successful results would not be validated or credited. This is no
1 SETI News 4375 17 Jul 2004
lockedOur database server hung and had to be forcibly terminated. It took several hours to check all the tables and indices. Then we ran into problems with our Network Attached Storage device, which we rebooted for the first tim
1 SETI News 4813 13 Jul 2004
lockedIt looks as though the server components (splitter, transitioner, feeder, scheduler) are now keeping up with demand.
1 SETI News 4441 9 Jul 2004
lockedSince yesterday evening we have distributed over 600,000 results
1 SETI News 4924 8 Jul 2004
lockedWe have moved the scheduling server to another machine in order to free up CPU and memory for the DB server
1 SETI News 4268 8 Jul 2004
lockedWe're making some major changes to deal with server performance problems. The project will be shut down for several hours today.
1 SETI News 4581 7 Jul 2004
lockedWe made some progress and are turning the project on. You may still have problems getting work. If that is the case, you might consider switching back to SETI@home Classic for the next few days.
1 SETI News 4724 2 Jul 2004
lockedWe've been having problems with server performance. To address these problems we're making some changes to our database. The project will be shut down most of today while this is being done.
1 SETI News 5060 2 Jul 2004
lockedYesterday morning we shut down the front end of the system to let the transitioners catch up with several days worth of backlogged work, which is why some of you were noticing three results and no credit assignment
1 SETI News 4833 30 Jun 2004
lockedWe passed the safe threshold again, so the web site has been shut down until Monday, after we have had a chance to relocate some more infrastructure services.
1 SETI News 4413 27 Jun 2004
lockedAn additional transitioner has been brought online. We are turning on the web site and will be monitoring the system. We may have to shut it down again if traffic becomes too bad. We are investigating further performance enhanceme
1 SETI News 4507 27 Jun 2004
lockedThe web site has been reenabled. We have several upgrades scheduled throughout the week which should help with the performance problems. If the project runs out of work again you are welcome to revert back to the original
1 SETI News 4206 27 Jun 2004
lockedWe are going to leave the project down until Monday. We are going to bring back up the scheduler in an hour. The transitioner was moved to its own machine and is processing workunits at a much faster rate.
1 SETI News 4641 26 Jun 2004
lockedThe transitioner is not currently able to keep up with the splitters. We are going to top the project to allow the transitioner a chance to catch up with the rest of the system.
1 SETI News 4615 25 Jun 2004
lockedMemory for our web server was defective; we are waiting on replacements before bringing it online.
1 SETI News 4547 25 Jun 2004
lockedWe added a second splitter and then hit the next bottleneck which was the transitioner.
1 SETI News 4359 25 Jun 2004

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