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Message 982220 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 18:46:51 UTC - in response to Message 981956.

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Message 982262 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 19:59:44 UTC

Well... it looks like the splitters are down again... Results Ready To Send.... have dropped to single digit numbers.
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Message 982379 - Posted: 22 Mar 2010, 18:05:04 UTC

Finally managed to upload the finished tasks just now and I even got 2 new ones that are running now. I have a question though. I'm running on 2 systems, one windows7, one Mac OSX. The windows7 seems to have less problems connecting than the mac does. I am planning to upgrade to snow leopard this week but there doesn't seem to be a 64bits BOINC manager for osx. I suppose I could just run the 32bits again but it seems a bit of a waste. Anybody know more about this and why the mac is doing worse connecting to the server and getting new tasks?

The only other difference I can think of, besides the os and the windows7 being 64bits is that the windows machine is on 24/7, the mac only during the day.

Good luck to the seti team fixing whatever is going on the last couple of weeks! We'll just keep trying though I'm not manually updating the project anymore, figuring if everyone does that whenever they get something up and running they will be overwhelmed immediately

thx.

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Message 982382 - Posted: 22 Mar 2010, 18:08:39 UTC
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Welcome back Seti, what ever you did it worked!
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Message 982586 - Posted: 22 Mar 2010, 23:41:13 UTC - in response to Message 982379.

Finally managed to upload the finished tasks just now and I even got 2 new ones that are running now. I have a question though. I'm running on 2 systems, one windows7, one Mac OSX. The windows7 seems to have less problems connecting than the mac does. I am planning to upgrade to snow leopard this week but there doesn't seem to be a 64bits BOINC manager for osx. I suppose I could just run the 32bits again but it seems a bit of a waste. Anybody know more about this and why the mac is doing worse connecting to the server and getting new tasks?

The only other difference I can think of, besides the os and the windows7 being 64bits is that the windows machine is on 24/7, the mac only during the day.

Good luck to the seti team fixing whatever is going on the last couple of weeks! We'll just keep trying though I'm not manually updating the project anymore, figuring if everyone does that whenever they get something up and running they will be overwhelmed immediately

thx.


On my iMac, the manager is running as 32 but boinc itself is a 64-bit app. This is with 6.10.25.
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Message 982588 - Posted: 22 Mar 2010, 23:54:24 UTC - in response to Message 981956.

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.


Hmm.. I asked for a few months at the SETI@home BETA forum about BETA WUs and it look like they are real WUs like at SETI@home MAIN.

'SETI@home Beta Test, apps and WUs'


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Message 982591 - Posted: 23 Mar 2010, 0:00:36 UTC - in response to Message 982379.

Finally managed to upload the finished tasks just now and I even got 2 new ones that are running now. I have a question though. I'm running on 2 systems, one windows7, one Mac OSX. The windows7 seems to have less problems connecting than the mac does. I am planning to upgrade to snow leopard this week but there doesn't seem to be a 64bits BOINC manager for osx. I suppose I could just run the 32bits again but it seems a bit of a waste. Anybody know more about this and why the mac is doing worse connecting to the server and getting new tasks?

The only other difference I can think of, besides the os and the windows7 being 64bits is that the windows machine is on 24/7, the mac only during the day.

Good luck to the seti team fixing whatever is going on the last couple of weeks! We'll just keep trying though I'm not manually updating the project anymore, figuring if everyone does that whenever they get something up and running they will be overwhelmed immediately

thx.


If this or that OS have more problems to connect, this question would be well for the 'NC subforum'..


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Message 982676 - Posted: 23 Mar 2010, 5:04:27 UTC

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You've probably forgotten about this since its been over a year but you were going to do some sort of official announcement about the Good Search account you set up. Do you think you could get around to it sometime?
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Message 982977 - Posted: 24 Mar 2010, 5:07:52 UTC

My comp has hungered for new work since friday.

24-03-2010 05:06:12 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
24-03-2010 05:06:12 SETI@home Message from server: No work available for the applications you have selected. Please check your settings on the web site
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Message 983479 - Posted: 25 Mar 2010, 11:26:34 UTC - in response to Message 982977.

Don't be discouraged: my single computer has downloaded about 12 tasks, just after 3 messages saying that seti@home has no more work available. I'm not using the word "fixed", but I am saying "thanks" to those who are keeping things working.

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Message 983551 - Posted: 25 Mar 2010, 16:37:51 UTC

Thanx Seti. Everything seems to be 'fixed';-) here in Belgium. Keep up the good work:)
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Message 984106 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 21:45:04 UTC

Well, I wouldn't go that far...

There is still a serious throughput problem with getting static content from wherever it is they are storing it.

This effectively renders most of the interactive areas of the websites useless for the most part.

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Message 984153 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 23:42:34 UTC - in response to Message 984106.

I don't see this, Al. OK, once in a blue moon the CSS on the main page is a little late in loading, but other than that everything here loads quickly.
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Message 984199 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 1:25:45 UTC

Hmmm...

Interesting. I came back to check for any new posts and now the site performance is pretty good again.

Don't know what the story was, but I had tested with different hosts, browsers, and at several different locations over the last couple of weeks.

Guess the team either got it fixed, or you just have to mention a problem in the forum for it to go away finally! ;-)

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Message 984230 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 2:29:09 UTC - in response to Message 984199.

... or you just have to mention a problem in the forum for it to go away finally! ;-)

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If it was that easy, SETI and BOINC would be working WAY better by now.
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Message 984645 - Posted: 28 Mar 2010, 1:33:24 UTC - in response to Message 984230.

LOL...

True, but all I know for sure was the slow loading and other problems had been making the site and project in general an agony to use lately up until last night when I posted, and now responsiveness is still good.

So I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth, and take what I can get! ;-)

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Message 985203 - Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 1:46:21 UTC - in response to Message 984645.

haha yeah. had a video card die on me. so i got out the back up card. after sending in the mail the first card(rma) well come to find out the back failed after i installed it and boot pc up. had to wait 2 weeks for a new card to come in. this freaken week!
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Message 985439 - Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 22:48:39 UTC

since there has been a lack of news, I thought I would copy some here:

WEEKLY MEETING UPDATES 3/8/10
Mon, 03/29/2010 - 14:09 — travisk

Jeff is “pushing ahead” in joining the new high-speed internet connection from the Space Sciences Lab down to the UC Berkeley campus.
Matt has been seeing success injecting synthetic signals into our raw data for the purpose of testing our search algorithms.
Eric says the radiofrequency interference (RFI) rejection for Optical SETI’s Pulse search has reached 95%, and he is working to increase that number.
Ali is busy installing the new Informix-run database.
Andrew is looking into archiving our old data, as it will be invaluable in the future to have access to data in a non-degrading form.

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Message 985510 - Posted: 31 Mar 2010, 7:43:28 UTC - in response to Message 985439.

Those entries are available in original form there --> http://seti.berkeley.edu/blog

Alas, the old scientific axiom of 'publish or perish' seems to no longer apply to the glass walls of this project ;-)

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Message 985518 - Posted: 31 Mar 2010, 10:42:51 UTC
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The replica DB is still offline since the server maintenance.

Maybe someone forgot to switch on again?

'http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html'


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