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Message 797328 - Posted: 13 Aug 2008, 17:51:27 UTC

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Guys, would be nice to have a button that would release jobs back to the server, should the server run out of jobs again. This should be a no brainer and a lot of unused computer time would not be lost again.

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Message 797334 - Posted: 13 Aug 2008, 18:05:47 UTC

Not sure I understand what you mean. You want to give work you have in queue back to the server to be released to others? If so, you can do that. BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Tasks tab, select those tasks you don't want to do, click Abort, Confirm your choice per task. When done, go to the Projects tab, select Seti@Home, click Update.

This will abort the tasks you don't want to do and report them to the server, it will then re-release them.

If this is not what you meant, please clarify.
(Of course, everyone setting a 10 days cache is also overkill on the server)
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Message 797387 - Posted: 13 Aug 2008, 20:06:36 UTC - in response to Message 797328.

I wish...

Guys, would be nice to have a button that would release jobs back to the server, should the server run out of jobs again. This should be a no brainer and a lot of unused computer time would not be lost again.

Later
Johan


If Jord is right about your wish, I don't think too many people would actually use the button. It seems that when server problems happen, most people bulk up their WU cache to the max so they can ride through the outage. If they released WUs back to the server, that would leave nothing for them to crunch and would thus move the problem around instead of actually alleviating it.

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