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Message 896710 - Posted: 18 May 2009, 23:13:38 UTC

Happy Anniversary! Though we're officially celebrating later this week it was actually ten years ago yesterday that we launched this thing. We didn't know what to expect, and our ftp server was immediately clobbered from thousands of people simultaneously attempting to download the client. I remember a blur of chaos as we procured other ftp servers (and a remote mirror) that day. I still joke that we've been trying to catch up ever since.

The general workunit/result flow was a little weird lately. First, we ran out of data for Astropulse to process. The splitters kinda burned through a lot of these files - I'm wondering if there's something else going on - or maybe just data quality issues. We also updated some web code which broke our (temporary) master/replica code when looking up results via the web, so the database got clobbered again for a while. This morning Dave re-enacted these changes to use the replica and checked the code in. And once again we had a couple weird mounting issues - bruno was hung on bambi, lando was hung on thumper. This sudden rash of mounting problems is getting annoying if not worrisome. We had to reboot both bruno and lando, which I did this morning. I'm also pulling up some data from Arecibo to get Astropulse rolling again at least from time to time.

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Message 896754 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 0:16:51 UTC
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Happy Anniversary Matt!

The very early days must have been a complete panic. It must have been very difficult to handle the initial demand from the public on the servers.

You guys have done very well to keep this thing going for 10 years. Well done! And thank you for your efforts Matt!

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Message 896854 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 4:54:48 UTC



. . . Accolades to You [and to the others @ Berkeley] for a job well done -

Happy Anniversary and Thanks for All that Each of You have done

Thanks for the Post Matt . . .
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Message 896856 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 5:06:45 UTC

Crunching since 19 May 1999 !! :)
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Message 896885 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 7:29:25 UTC

GOOD JOB YOU GUY'S
I was one of the people who clobbered your ftp servers on May 17 1999.

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Message 896906 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 9:48:22 UTC

Congratulations. Can't come to the picnic, but I hopefully can come to the 20 year celebration.

Cheers, Christoph
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Message 896943 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 13:17:57 UTC - in response to Message 896906.  

Congratulations. Can't come to the picnic, but I hopefully can come to the 20 year celebration.

Cheers, Christoph


I'll second that one ;) (congrats & see you in 10 years !I hope ;) )
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Message 896949 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 13:33:51 UTC
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Message 896952 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 13:41:35 UTC - in response to Message 896943.  

Congratulations with the 10th anniversary of SETI@home and it's staff !
Maintaining, modifying, developing science applications, Astro Pulse and the daily sheer endless stream of data, received, filtered, and digitized stored on DISK's or TAPES, send to more then a million hosts all over the world, to be processed, then checked twice and stored again is certainly NO easy task!

Keep Up The Good Work, BEKELEY !


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Message 896957 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 13:51:50 UTC

Yeah, great and whatever. Just give us some data to process! ”Project has no jobs available."

Oh, by the way: thanks for all the data so far!


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Message 896959 - Posted: 19 May 2009, 14:01:36 UTC - in response to Message 896957.  

Don't forget the weekly tuesday outage, for maintenance.

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Message 897273 - Posted: 20 May 2009, 15:59:31 UTC

Congrats! Been there since the beginning...

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Message 897967 - Posted: 22 May 2009, 0:20:35 UTC - in response to Message 896710.  

I still joke that we've been trying to catch up ever since.

I don't believe that you have caught up at any time since.

Happy 10th anniversary.


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Message 898526 - Posted: 23 May 2009, 2:52:40 UTC

I hope that this is the place to get an answer. I have two computers running Seti. On one system I have 108 Wu's to process. On the other one I get a message that states that there is no work. The first system is a quad core system with dual GTX260's that are Cuda capable whereas the second one is a P4. The P4 is running only one Astropulse file.

Anybody have any ideas?
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Message 898538 - Posted: 23 May 2009, 3:27:02 UTC - in response to Message 898526.  

I hope that this is the place to get an answer. I have two computers running Seti. On one system I have 108 Wu's to process. On the other one I get a message that states that there is no work. The first system is a quad core system with dual GTX260's that are Cuda capable whereas the second one is a P4. The P4 is running only one Astropulse file.

Anybody have any ideas?


Questions are best asked in the Q&A forum.

My guess is that the P4 has plenty of work chewing on that AP unit, whereas the quaddy with dual CUDAs is getting a lot of MultiBeam (which are a lot shorter!) and therefore needs to have more of them on hand.
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Message 899661 - Posted: 26 May 2009, 9:22:52 UTC

Happy Anniversary from me too.
Congrats and maybe as another poster put it, I'll be there for the 20th year

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