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Message 28729 - Posted: 21 Sep 2004, 20:00:41 UTC

> September 10, 2004
> The validator fix (see September 8, 2004) and an
> associated transitioner fix have been implemented,
> tested, and placed online. Credits are flowing.

Added a new BOINC system to my account on September 15. Since then it's downloaded, processed, and uploaded many work units and results, but the credits for that system are still at 0.

I have one other system crunching but because of its spotty network access I'm not sure if its credits have changed.

System crunching non-stop for almost a week now with no credits!

Anybody else seeing this?

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Message 28732 - Posted: 21 Sep 2004, 20:14:20 UTC - in response to Message 28729.

Things seems to be running fine, I receieved about 150 credits in the last 24 hours. Your credit will show up, it just might take a while.


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Message 28741 - Posted: 21 Sep 2004, 20:54:39 UTC - in response to Message 28732.

I didn't receive any credits for several days now, though reported five or six units. Status page says validator is running, so maybe we just have to wait for another host to complete 'our' units.
I miss 'pending credit' and 'results' pages. They work at CPDN and LHC and are really useful.

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Message 28820 - Posted: 22 Sep 2004, 1:41:11 UTC - in response to Message 28741.

> I didn't receive any credits for several days now, though reported five or six
> units. Status page says validator is running, so maybe we just have to wait
> for another host to complete 'our' units.
> I miss 'pending credit' and 'results' pages. They work at CPDN and LHC and are
> really useful.
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There are a couple of things. One is that you may have to wait for 2 others to complete. The other is that you may have to wait for the validator to play catch up. Since it was down for almost a month while WUs were being returned, and it can only do about double the rate that WUs are being returned...

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Message 29287 - Posted: 23 Sep 2004, 8:00:33 UTC - in response to Message 28820.
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There may be something more to it, than just validator problems. My 'Message board posts' figure is not updating as well. Does it count only 'Questions and Answers' posts, or takes 'Message Boards' into account as well? For me it looks like if it was the first option.

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News from the team:
Both the transitioner and the validator have fallen behind. We are determining whether this situation is because of a software or hardware bottleneck. In the meantime we need to allow these programs to catch up so the scheduler is off over night. We are in the process of obtaining faster hardware for DB server.

Can anybody tell me what's transitioner's role?
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Message 29320 - Posted: 23 Sep 2004, 11:19:46 UTC - in response to Message 29287.

The transitioner "transitions states" of workunits/results, so this is where it will get notification your result is finished, can grant "claimed_credit" etc. The "validator" obviously will cross-check the result with other results for this workunit to grant final credit etc (this is for SETI, CPDN is a little different as we use our "trickles" to grant incremental credit, otherwise it would take months to get credit for a run!)

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Message 29426 - Posted: 23 Sep 2004, 17:28:21 UTC

I just started Boinc recently. One of the systems I added on 9/10/04 has processed WU's and the stat page says it has connected many times. It dose not have any credit thou. I reinstalled Boinc on it a few day ago, got a new computer ID and it still has no credit. All my other systems have credit, hopefully it’s just the validator.

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