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Whitaker Grannis
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Message 5187 - Posted: 8 Jul 2004, 7:38:21 UTC

I'm running Boinc on 3 computers (4 processors) and all have been returning completed units. Yet none of my clients nor the website report any completed units. Any suggestions?

As a suggestion for all who are having a hard time connecting: The new servers seem to be having troubles. It took over a day for my account ID to be emailed to me at first. It also took a while for me to download my first work unit. I would highly suggest everyone set their preferences (on the website) to download between 2-7 days of WUs. As I understand it your computer will still connect after it completes every WU, but anytime you can connect you will download several days worth of units. This way you will maximize processing.

BTW - I really look forward to this new system working. It seems to have many more features enabled, even if its a little sporatic right now.

Thanks for any help/suggestions on the credit.

W

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Message 5205 - Posted: 8 Jul 2004, 8:55:12 UTC
Last modified: 8 Jul 2004, 8:56:34 UTC

"I'm running Boinc on 3 computers (4 processors) and all have been returning completed units. Yet none of my clients nor the website report any completed units. Any suggestions?"
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The validator is struggling to keep up, so things are slow. However, even with the validator operating to spec, credit lags of two weeks or more are not unexpected. Two other hosts must complete and report the WU before any credit can be given. If one of the other two hosts reports an anomolous result, the WU must be sent to a new host.

"I would highly suggest everyone set their preferences (on the website) to download between 2-7 days of WUs. As I understand it your computer will still connect after it completes every WU, but anytime you can connect you will download several days worth of units. This way you will maximize processing."

Not entirely true. BOINC will only request more work if the low watermark is reached. (in your example, less than two days of work) Not every time you connect. And with the server problems currently, stockpiling WUs isn't helping anything.

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Whitaker Grannis
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Message 5466 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 0:12:29 UTC - in response to Message 5205.

I don't know if any of the programers read these forums (I assume Heffed is one) but it would be nice for the graphical interface to list pending credits also.
Thanks



> "I'm running Boinc on 3 computers (4 processors) and all have been
> returning completed units. Yet none of my clients nor the website report any
> completed units. Any suggestions?"

> ______________
>
> The validator is struggling to keep up, so things are slow. However, even with
> the validator operating to spec, credit lags of two weeks or more are not
> unexpected. Two other hosts must complete and report the WU before any credit
> can be given. If one of the other two hosts reports an anomolous result, the
> WU must be sent to a new host.
>
> "I would highly suggest everyone set their preferences (on the website) to
> download between 2-7 days of WUs. As I understand it your computer will still
> connect after it completes every WU, but anytime you can connect you will
> download several days worth of units. This way you will maximize
> processing."

>
> Not entirely true. BOINC will only request more work if the low watermark is
> reached. (in your example, less than two days of work) Not every time you
> connect. And with the server problems currently, stockpiling WUs isn't helping
> anything.
>
> <a>
>

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