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Message 676662 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 16:34:56 UTC

Firstly Hi All, I am a reborn SETI@HOME user now using Boinc,
OK here is my question, last weekish, I looked and had 65 tasks completed when I checked again I had only 37 can anyone tell me why pls. Its not that I am a megalomaniac or anything like that..
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Message 676668 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 16:39:45 UTC - in response to Message 676662.

Firstly Hi All, I am a reborn SETI@HOME user now using Boinc,
OK here is my question, last weekish, I looked and had 65 tasks completed when I checked again I had only 37 can anyone tell me why pls. Its not that I am a megalomaniac or anything like that..
Thank you

The work units and tasks are removed from the database shortly after they are completed, verified, and everyone has either timed out or reported. This prevents the DB of work in progress from growing too large and bringing the whole setup down just from the sheer size of that DB. One of the results is transferred to the master science DB where there is an association kept with all of those that helped crunch the data.

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Message 676671 - Posted: 12 Nov 2007, 16:45:35 UTC - in response to Message 676668.

Firstly Hi All, I am a reborn SETI@HOME user now using Boinc,
OK here is my question, last weekish, I looked and had 65 tasks completed when I checked again I had only 37 can anyone tell me why pls. Its not that I am a megalomaniac or anything like that..
Thank you

The work units and tasks are removed from the database shortly after they are completed, verified, and everyone has either timed out or reported. This prevents the DB of work in progress from growing too large and bringing the whole setup down just from the sheer size of that DB. One of the results is transferred to the master science DB where there is an association kept with all of those that helped crunch the data.

Your credit remains with you.


Thank you for explaining this! and such quick service..

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