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Message 28473 - Posted: 20 Sep 2004, 21:42:49 UTC

hi there i have got a pc running a athlon 64 bit 2800+ processor with 512mb ram, im getting two work units that download is there any way to get more wu's so if the server does go down or i cant connect to the internet for any reason, boinc can still process the units that it still got in storage.

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Message 28476 - Posted: 20 Sep 2004, 22:01:58 UTC
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Hey, what you have to do is go into your account and go into the "general" area.

There is a line that says "connect to the internet approximately every X days". You want to increase that number. Your comp will d/l enough to fill about twice that many days at first, and then will connect every X days.

The max you can (reasonably) set it to is 7 days, because most units are set to expire in 14 days. I have mine set to 1 day, because I also have Climate predictor (http://climateprediction.net/) so even if I run out of SETI units, I'm still crunching something.

Hope that helps =-)


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Message 28478 - Posted: 20 Sep 2004, 22:02:44 UTC - in response to Message 28473.

> hi there i have got a pc running a athlon 64 bit 2800+ processor with 512mb
> ram, im getting two work units that download is there any way to get more wu's
> so if the server does go down or i cant connect to the internet for any
> reason, boinc can still process the units that it still got in storage.
>
> thanks people
>
> from weasel
>
Whats your preferences to contact the server set at?
try changing it to contact the server about every 3 or 4 days and you should get enough wu's to last that long.

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Message 28479 - Posted: 20 Sep 2004, 22:05:13 UTC

Yes there is, if you log into you seti@home account

(1) Under Preferances General

(2) change the Connect to network about every 0.1 days

(3) change this to like 7 Days

Hope this helps

Happy Crunching


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Message 28498 - Posted: 20 Sep 2004, 23:30:24 UTC

thanks everyone i have just increased it to 2.5 days and it said it will download more the next time my pc communicates to the server, so i done an update and and it tried but server wont let me dont it straight away because ( last RPC too recent 3sec deffering for 10 mins ) so i try tomorrow but it should be fine.


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Message 28515 - Posted: 21 Sep 2004, 1:10:31 UTC - in response to Message 28473.
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To add to original question...
I hooked up with Seti, LHC, and Climateprediction, all through Boinc, and all of them have different setting options for Boinc.
1) What gives? I thought there was only one Boinc.
2) It's starting to look like Boinc is more than it appears to be. So it should be backwards compatibile, or easily made so, for different projects, yes?

Let me expand on this:
Seti has option to switch between projects every 60 minutes.(recommended)
Climate prediction has option to keep enough work for X to Y days
LHC has neither.

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Message 28556 - Posted: 21 Sep 2004, 6:20:58 UTC - in response to Message 28515.

> To add to original question...
> I hooked up with Seti, LHC, and Climateprediction, all through Boinc, and all
> of them have different setting options for Boinc.
> 1) What gives? I thought there was only one Boinc.
> 2) It's starting to look like Boinc is more than it appears to be. So it
> should be backwards compatibile, or easily made so, for different projects,
> yes?
>
> Let me expand on this:
> Seti has option to switch between projects every 60 minutes.(recommended)
> Climate prediction has option to keep enough work for X to Y days
> LHC has neither.
>
>
It is backwards compatible since all 3 projects will work even though 2 of them have outdated web site code. Seti is most up to date, the others will catch up eventually.

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Message 28619 - Posted: 21 Sep 2004, 12:09:05 UTC - in response to Message 28515.

> To add to original question...
> I hooked up with Seti, LHC, and Climateprediction, all through Boinc, and all
> of them have different setting options for Boinc.
> 1) What gives? I thought there was only one Boinc.
> 2) It's starting to look like Boinc is more than it appears to be. So it
> should be backwards compatibile, or easily made so, for different projects,
> yes?
>
> Let me expand on this:
> Seti has option to switch between projects every 60 minutes.(recommended)
> Climate prediction has option to keep enough work for X to Y days
> LHC has neither.

Part of what you see is the consequence of having projects with multiple versions of the site code. This is chaning as the other projects update their sites with the latest features.

The preferences are synchronized over time through the cross-project ID system. It may take several back-and-forth operations between your computer(s) and the various projects. But usually within a couple days, sooner if you do force updates the other projects should get the settings from the last project that you changed your settings with.
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