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Ben Adar
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Message 1076 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 10:00:48 UTC

Does anyone of you know when credit for processed Workunits will be added to stats page.
My PC processed several workunits and the credits are still pending.
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Message 1108 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 12:12:51 UTC

It takes 3 computers to crunch one workunit and send the results back plus have the RPC scheduler authenticate the units.

There are still a couple of bugs in the database, but if your units are the ones in the list, you should wait for another 2 computers to crunch this unit and send the results back.

The middle amount of the 3 claimed credits will be granted to all 3 computers.

I just went quickly through your list of returned work units. If you look at this unit for instance, you see that one other computer has returned it yet. Both of you have to wait for a 3rd computer to send the data back.

Hope this helps.

Take a look at the Unofficial FAQ for more info.
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Message 1159 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 13:34:32 UTC

Yes, it helped thanks.

But i must say, i don't like the middle amount thing.
If i look at this particular workunit, the other computer seems to be a little cluster or something like that.
It only needed 2% of the time my PC needed to crunch this WU and therefore it only claims a very little credit.
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Message 1165 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 13:57:01 UTC
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The unit in question that I used as an example was giving out an error on the other machine:

SETI@Home Informational message -9 result_overflow
NOTE: The number of results detected exceeds the storage space allocated.

This is BOINC saying that this computer thought it was a noisy unit. The amount of spikes, pulses and gaussians encountered in the first minute was too much for this machine to handle, so it sent the unit back to Seti@Home.

If you want, you can use this unit as an example instead. ;)


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Message 1223 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 15:47:29 UTC

Ok, that's better ;) .
I was a little confused cause the workunitpage quoted "outcome: success".

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Message 1300 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 19:09:47 UTC - in response to Message 1223.

> Ok, that's better ;) .
> I was a little confused cause the workunitpage quoted "outcome: success".

No, you will see "outcome: success" with a -9 overflow, as it is not an error. It simply means that in order to process all the data in the WU, the resulting output file would be too large.

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