Lesson #1, Never use the word "fixed" (March 17, 2010)


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Message 980224 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 21:25:03 UTC - in response to Message 980219.

Eric,
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Message 980230 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 21:47:46 UTC - in response to Message 980219.
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Thanks for the hard work and the update.

You can use the word fixed for cats and dogs, but never computers. ;)


Didn't IBM use the term "fixed drive" where everyone else used "hard drive".
Sort of antonymic phrases...

Back in the day? No, Not that I ever read and I was all over Byte and Computer Shopper magazines, Among others(Compute).

Oh and before I forget, Thanks Eric for the news. :D
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Message 980247 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 22:06:11 UTC

Thanks for the update. Much appreciated.
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Message 980264 - Posted: 17 Mar 2010, 22:42:41 UTC - in response to Message 980230.

Thanks for the hard work and the update.

You can use the word fixed for cats and dogs, but never computers. ;)


Didn't IBM use the term "fixed drive" where everyone else used "hard drive".
Sort of antonymic phrases...

Back in the day? No, Not that I ever read and I was all over Byte and Computer Shopper magazines, Among others(Compute).


Actually, yes, IBM used the term Fixed Disk or Fixed Drive or even Fixed Disk Drive.

Load a copy of FDISK from PC DOS (IBM's version of DOS) or MS-DOS and it will say at the top: Fixed Disk Utility (which is what the F in FDISK stands for).
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Message 980329 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 1:31:30 UTC
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Validate errors again with 'hostid=5069275' after the weekly server maintenance.

They were ULed during the maintenance and reported after.

The same like for two weeks.

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Message 980349 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 3:26:59 UTC

In one of my previous lives (hw oriented), "fixed disk" was the complement
to "removable disk", as in those drives where a cartridge or disk pack
containing platters was user-loadable into the disk drive. This allowed
such things as one system to support accounting, inventory, etc. applications
just depending on which cartridge was loaded. Some even had a fixed
platter and a removable, so the OS might be on the fixed, and the app
and it's data were on the removable. Of course, you'd have to reboot to
swap removeables out. When Winchesters came along, everything became
"fixed"......


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Message 980378 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 4:36:32 UTC - in response to Message 980349.

Good old fashioned removable disk packs .... ah those were the days ....
http://www.yourdictionary.com/computer/disk-pack
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Message 980466 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 11:51:00 UTC

Try this:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=3034
Ageless wrote:

"Ah, the infamous error 417. This is a HTTP error.
This can possibly be fixed by telling BOINC to use HTTP 1.0 communications only. To do so, make a cc_config.xml file in your BOINC Data directory.
Put these lines into it:
<cc_config>
<options>
<http_1_0>1</http_1_0>
</options>
</cc_config>


Open BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Advanced->Read config file.
Now try to upload/download."

It worked for me, I have just uploaded 2 results.

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Message 980544 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 16:32:03 UTC - in response to Message 980466.

Try this:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=3034
Ageless wrote:

"Ah, the infamous error 417. This is a HTTP error.
This can possibly be fixed by telling BOINC to use HTTP 1.0 communications only. To do so, make a cc_config.xml file in your BOINC Data directory.
Put these lines into it:
<cc_config>
<options>
<http_1_0>1</http_1_0>
</options>
</cc_config>


Open BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Advanced->Read config file.
Now try to upload/download."

It worked for me, I have just uploaded 2 results.


Glad It worked for You, Here I still get no work available(But I'll try It, Can't hurt any to try), Which may be whats in the way for Me to get any new work, So I'll see how It goes with this file.
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Message 980545 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 16:32:24 UTC - in response to Message 980378.

Good old fashioned removable disk packs .... ah those were the days ....
http://www.yourdictionary.com/computer/disk-pack


I once worked at a place that had 8 (numbered 0-7, of course...) disk drives and 4 permanent disk packs, with about 7 temporary packs for various projects - and swappable addresses. I ran one job (I was a system operator - this is back in mainframe times...) where steps 1-7 required one address (say 5) to be a scratch pack, and steps 8-end required address 5 to be the project pack. You'd just pop out the address plug for 5 and put it in the drive (already spinning, of course... these drives took about 1.5 minutes to come up to speed!) that had the project pack.
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Message 980606 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 19:30:11 UTC - in response to Message 980329.
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Validate errors again with 'hostid=5069275' after the weekly server maintenance.

They were ULed during the maintenance and reported after.

The same like for two weeks.

:-(


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I have got three validate errors all 17th March done uploaded either before or after the outage and one both of us have got validate errors. Host ID = 5250323 my new machine this is the fourth validae error from this machine and it is new well bought Jan this year.
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Message 980662 - Posted: 18 Mar 2010, 22:49:23 UTC - in response to Message 980606.

Validate errors again with 'hostid=5069275' after the weekly server maintenance.

They were ULed during the maintenance and reported after.

The same like for two weeks.

:-(

I have got three validate errors all 17th March done uploaded either before or after the outage and one both of us have got validate errors. Host ID = 5250323 my new machine this is the fourth validae error from this machine and it is new well bought Jan this year.


One of my both validate errors got the 3rd wingman, so it'll be 'deleted' soon and won't be fixed.


Your machine [hostid=5250323] with your three validate errors.

This validate errors (yours and mine) are server related.
If your wingman have the same result, for sure - and not because of your machine.
I made a small look at your validate errors and your wingmen have the same results.


One of your three validate errors [wuid=582108644] have a wingman also with validate error.


BTW. I saw you let run only SSE3 opt. app on your Q8300. I would guess this CPU can also SSSE3, or maybe SSE4.1 . And then you would see a little speed up in calculation.


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Message 980723 - Posted: 19 Mar 2010, 1:46:08 UTC

Looks like seti had a dazzling 48 hrs. of uptime before going down again (now approximately 03/19/2010 01:45 UTC)
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Message 980819 - Posted: 19 Mar 2010, 8:44:12 UTC

Just got a load of work at 08:30 GMT friday morning ??
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Message 981816 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 22:42:44 UTC
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No work available for the last 2 days now (neither SETI@home, nor Astropulse)

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Message 981826 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 23:17:39 UTC - in response to Message 981816.

No work available for the last 2 days now (neither SETI@home, nor Astropulse)

Hmm, I got 14:

3/20/2010 4:16:11 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
3/20/2010 4:16:11 PM SETI@home Requesting new tasks
3/20/2010 4:16:16 PM SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 14 new tasks

They are all Enhanced, no Astropulse, but still getting work. :-)

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Message 981832 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 23:26:09 UTC

I got a AP unit on my Quad.
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Message 981836 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 23:34:50 UTC

I've been able to pull a few cuda23 WUs (32 to be exact) in among dozens of "Project has no jobs available" messages. So I think it's just a matter of letting the splitters catch up with demand. I got a couple hundred Seti Beta WUs before that server was taken down. Too bad they're not transferable.
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Message 981954 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 3:11:34 UTC

Good news...I just received a few work units on a couple of machines.
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Message 981956 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 3:21:20 UTC - in response to Message 981836.

I got a couple hundred Seti Beta WUs before that server was taken down. Too bad they're not transferable.


FYI - for anyone reading that may not know the answer to this: the reason why they're not transferable is because you're not actually BETA testing the workunits, but the application and the backend server processes themselves. Most of the BETA workunits are sent out over and over again, so as to provide a repeatable environment for troubleshooting purposes.

It does no good to transfer those workunits to the live project because there's a good chance they've already been crunched scientifically.
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