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Kevin Pearson
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Message 25267 - Posted: 11 Sep 2004, 20:49:59 UTC

I must have uploaded about a dozen seti WU now but I still only have a single WU recorded on my account page. When I try looking at the units pending it says the feature has been disabled. How can I get credit?

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Message 25325 - Posted: 12 Sep 2004, 0:23:30 UTC

Wouldn't you know! As soon as I submit the question 37 credits arrive at once!

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Message 25898 - Posted: 13 Sep 2004, 13:56:50 UTC - in response to Message 25325.

:lol:

well at least you now know your getting credit.

I think seti is just slow with the credits.

Glad it worked out
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Message 26184 - Posted: 14 Sep 2004, 1:58:37 UTC

Each result must be validated against 2 other results before any credit is given. The contents of the result is what is validatedk, not the credit request. The median of the 3 credit requests is then granted to all 3 of the hosts. If a result is not returned by the deadline or a result is invalid (doesn't match the other two), then the WU is sent to another host, and credit must wait for that host to returrn a valid result. In theory, it is possible for a result to go several months before it is validated. In practice, it is only a few days on average between the crdit request and the credit granted.

Of course, this depends upon several servers being up and running. The data server must be up to receive the result, and for the data to be read for the verification. The scheduler must be up to get your credit request. The transitioner must be up in order to start the verifier working. The verifier must be running to do the actual comparrison. The database server must be up to change to status of the result, and store the credit for it. If any of the servers are down, credit will be delayed until they come back up.

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