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Message 2223 - Posted: 26 Jun 2004, 2:21:50 UTC

--- - 2004-06-25 22:08:30 - Starting BOINC client version 3.19 for windows_intelx86
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 22:08:30 - Project prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
--- - 2004-06-25 22:08:30 - General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 2004-06-23 19:30:42)
--- - 2004-06-25 22:08:30 - General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
SETI@home - 2004-06-25 22:08:31 - Deferring communication with project for 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 51 seconds


I have two machines and they both are doing this? It is annoying. Quite frankly, so far, I don't like BOINC - I have absolutely NO control over what happens.

I can't even tell it to run always - for some reason it always seems to default back to run based on preferences and I can't see anywhere to put "Run always".

Also, why is there no search capability on the BOINC web pages - I really don't care what everyone else is doing, just myself and right now I have to click on "Next 20" all the time - what a waste.

Annoyed that BOINC won't let my machines do any work.
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Message 2238 - Posted: 26 Jun 2004, 2:57:01 UTC

They are overwhelmed at this time so they are short of WUs, so be patience, I have 2 puters, 1 is working the other is on hold.

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Message 2257 - Posted: 26 Jun 2004, 4:46:12 UTC

I have 9 computers crunching on BOINC projects. All of them are crunching for one project or another. Try Predictor at http://predictor.scripps.edu/ or the Beta test at http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/ (temporarily down). BOINC will automatically switch between the projects based on the average resources requested and the work available.

I am crunching for S@H, Beta Test, Alpha Test (invitation only), and Predictor. My machines have not run dry yet, but they have gotten very little S@H WU. Only one computer is currently crunching S@H.

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Message 2261 - Posted: 26 Jun 2004, 4:53:09 UTC

"I have two machines and they both are doing this? It is annoying. Quite frankly, so far, I don't like BOINC - I have absolutely NO control over what happens."
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So you had control of S@H classic if the servers were down?
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"I can't even tell it to run always - for some reason it always seems to default back to run based on preferences and I can't see anywhere to put "Run always"."
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Go to your account page and set your default preference to do work while user is active. (Even if it is already set to this, save the changes anyway) Then update your project. (Right click on the project name under the "projects" tab, and select "update")
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"Also, why is there no search capability on the BOINC web pages - I really don't care what everyone else is doing, just myself and right now I have to click on "Next 20" all the time - what a waste."
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The web site is still a work in progress. (As is BOINC)
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"Annoyed that BOINC won't let my machines do any work."
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Not as annoyed I'm sure, as they are not to be able to give you work.

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Message 2395 - Posted: 26 Jun 2004, 16:29:10 UTC

thanks for the responses:

Heffed, I've done all that and it still doesn't do any good.

John McLeod VII - thanks but I only want to crunch stuff for SETI.
but how'd you get the nice sig - is there a template somewhere?

Thanks guys.

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Message 2465 - Posted: 29 Jun 2004, 2:39:44 UTC - in response to Message 2395.

> Heffed, I've done all that and it still doesn't do any good.

Sorry, works fine for me. :(

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Message 2475 - Posted: 29 Jun 2004, 3:04:07 UTC - in response to Message 2395.

> thanks for the responses:
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> Heffed, I've done all that and it still doesn't do any good.
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> John McLeod VII - thanks but I only want to crunch stuff for SETI.
> but how'd you get the nice sig - is there a template somewhere?
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> Thanks guys.
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> Kevin
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There are a few templates at http://www.boinc.dk/. You will have to replace the boinc alpha or boinc beta string with sah. Make certain that you have the ID from the bottom of your page.

If you want to download something else to run only when S@H is out of work, you can set the resource shares to S@H 100000, and the other project to .000001. Afterh the initial queue full of the other project, you will run a very occasional queue of WUs from the other project but you will be doing something instead of idling. S@H1 is handing out the same WU a dozen or two times to keep the crunchers happy. SETI BOINC will not do that. If the tapes have been run dry, there will be no work from S@H for a while. This makes it a good idea to have a backup project. Unfortunately, the only ones available now are Predictor (in alpha test), BOINC Beta test (shut down until testing is needed), BOINC Alpha test (by invitation only, and can have the same fate as Beta test), S@H. Astro Pulse, CPDN, Folding@home and others are merely rumors that may eventually come to pass, some are going to come much sooner than others. Of course, the choice of which projects to join is always up to you. You can sign up for one, and just lump the occasional outage, or you can join several and never have a chance at the top of any leader board.

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Message 3293 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 23:45:49 UTC

Out of wus again
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Now some they do and some they don't
And some you just can't tell
And some they will and some they won't
With some it's just as well

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