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Message 813245 - Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 22:17:27 UTC

Quick news for the beginning of the week. We chugged along nicely all weekend, though for server load reasons we were running less Astropulse splitters (and thus creating less Astropulse workunits) and so they've been "falling behind" SETI@home in the competition for processing power. I changed that this morning. Also we're going to attempt the bruno upgrade again tomorrow. We realized last week we'll need a lot of time to do everything we'd like, so the regular outage will start a bit early and possibly end later.

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Message 813250 - Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 22:38:28 UTC - in response to Message 813245.

Ah -- like about an hour ago or so? No uploads/downloads at the moment.

9/29/2008 3:19:37 PM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
9/29/2008 3:19:38 PM||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
9/29/2008 3:19:40 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)

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Message 813256 - Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 23:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 813245.

Hey Matt

All is fine thanks for the info and yea no units going out and no completed units being credited ---- I know the seti team is on it as usual.

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Message 813258 - Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 23:04:10 UTC - in response to Message 813256.

All is fine thanks for the info and yea no units going out and no completed units being credited...


Oh yeah, that.. Seems like a query that should run on the replica (but isn't because the replica is undergoing maintenance) started running on the master and is clogging the works. I'll kill it and that should break the dam.

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Message 813269 - Posted: 29 Sep 2008, 23:26:51 UTC

Nice Matt, Still can't get through, I stopped and then restarted Boinc and only once did anything upload or report on My 4 PCs, 24 bytes a second is pretty slow.
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Message 813431 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 10:28:20 UTC - in response to Message 813428.

I am receiving MB units but no Astropulse units so I don't know if 4.36 is better than 4.35 on my Linux box. AK_V8_SS3 is good.
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Message 813464 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 14:06:01 UTC

Matt,

Thanks for finally fixing the "overflow rate" on the science page... (or, at least, this is the first I've noticed that it moved off 5%, where it had been for a week or more...)
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Message 813468 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 14:21:26 UTC - in response to Message 813245.

Quick news for the beginning of the week. We chugged along nicely all weekend, though for server load reasons we were running less Astropulse splitters (and thus creating less Astropulse workunits) and so they've been "falling behind" SETI@home in the competition for processing power. I changed that this morning. Also we're going to attempt the bruno upgrade again tomorrow. We realized last week we'll need a lot of time to do everything we'd like, so the regular outage will start a bit early and possibly end later.

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What are your targets for MB/Astropulse processing power, which justify your statement that AP is 'falling behind'?

And is there a day targeted for turning off the MB wu generation, which I am assuming is in the back of your mind?

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Message 813484 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 15:10:25 UTC


. . . nice work Berkeley - Thanks to Matt for the Postin' - see You all after the 'outrage' ;))


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Message 813489 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 15:35:57 UTC - in response to Message 813431.

I am receiving MB units but no Astropulse units so I don't know if 4.36 is better than 4.35 on my Linux box. AK_V8_SS3 is good.
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If you're running AV_V8, that means you have an app_info.xml file on your system. If Astropulse is not defined within that file, then you will never get any Astropulse WUs, only MB.

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Message 813506 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 22:54:06 UTC - in response to Message 813468.
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Quick news for the beginning of the week. We chugged along nicely all weekend, though for server load reasons we were running less Astropulse splitters (and thus creating less Astropulse workunits) and so they've been "falling behind" SETI@home in the competition for processing power. I changed that this morning. Also we're going to attempt the bruno upgrade again tomorrow. We realized last week we'll need a lot of time to do everything we'd like, so the regular outage will start a bit early and possibly end later.

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What are your targets for MB/Astropulse processing power, which justify your statement that AP is 'falling behind'?

And is there a day targeted for turning off the MB wu generation, which I am assuming is in the back of your mind?


I'm assuming here, but I think Matt meant that more AP splitters would be permitted to run, not that any MB splitters would be turned off...
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Message 813553 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 1:36:43 UTC - in response to Message 813489.

I have Astropulse defined in app_info.xml and have crunched two WUs in about 115 h with app 4.35. Since downloading 4.36 and modifying the file I have not received any Astropulse WU.
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Message 813602 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 7:28:14 UTC - in response to Message 813553.

is any syntax for app_info.xml (example) to receive astropulse WUs? I have using AK_v8 and get "Unrecognized XML in parse_init_data_file: computation_deadline" message in stderr.txt file.
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Message 813639 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 11:44:47 UTC - in response to Message 813602.

is any syntax for app_info.xml (example) to receive astropulse WUs? I have using AK_v8 and get "Unrecognized XML in parse_init_data_file: computation_deadline" message in stderr.txt file.


Here's an example of an app info file for SSE3. I'm guessing that's the one you're wanting. It's pretty early in the morning here so you might want to double check it since I just put it together and I don't want to be the reason for more errors, but I'm pretty sure it's correct.
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Message 813655 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 13:07:24 UTC - in response to Message 813639.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ap_advanced.php
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Message 813656 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 13:19:09 UTC - in response to Message 813655.
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i have found something in init_data.xml file.
<project_dir>C:\BOINC\Application Data/projects/setiathome.berkeley.edu</project_dir>

in one phrase is used "/" and "\" !?!??!!???

this problems occours after i have installed new 6.2.19 boinc :-E
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