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Message 998100 - Posted: 22 May 2010, 23:56:20 UTC - in response to Message 998091.

It would still be very nice if someone would keep us informed on what is going on and why.
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Message 998107 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 0:15:02 UTC - in response to Message 998091.

I'm painting the devil to the wall. (german phrase, maybe not well translated)

In Germany is a long weekend, we celebrate "Pfingsten". Also Monday free.

So I guess in the US Monday is also free.

So maybe earliest Tuesday someone could come in the lab and switch on again the UL server. If it's not possible to make a switch on over remote from at home.


No, this Monday (5/24) is a normal workday in the US.

Next Monday (5/31) is a Holiday, Memorial Day.

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Message 998110 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 0:25:43 UTC - in response to Message 998100.
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It would still be very nice if someone would keep us informed on what is going on and why.


Yes, it would be nice. It would also be nice if they did not have to work with second-hand and/or donated equipment, and could afford full-time 24/7 IT support. But that is not the case.

It may be that Matt, Eric, et. al. don't know any more than we do - that the server went down, and won't come back up. It could be that a management decision was taken, that since everything else seemed to be working all right, it was not worth paying the overtime for weekend work, so it will wait until Monday.

For the vast majority of us, crunching continues apace. We just won't see our results uploaded or get our credits until Monday or Tuesday. Or Wednesday, or......

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Message 998206 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 12:58:14 UTC - in response to Message 997986.
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Isn't there one too often lately? :)
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Message 998222 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 14:59:18 UTC - in response to Message 998110.
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For the vast majority of us, crunching continues apace. We just won't see our results uploaded or get our credits until Monday or Tuesday. Or Wednesday, or......


GPU & CPU crunchers typically run out of work units quickly. I have only run out of work on one out of eight systems so far, I noticed this outage quickly used reschedule to transfer as my work over to the gpu as possible leaving the VLAR's for the cpu. Problem it that the person writing the code don't believe it is broken.
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Message 998232 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 15:52:28 UTC
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Folks.
Number 1: For the umpteenth This is NOT the forumn to report to report issues!
Number 2: Riding on a thread where news was posted two moths ago with issues other than what was posted is even more counter productive.

Same people, same posts, same reults. If you folks would stop jumping on these threads, maybe we would get more news.
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Message 998259 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 17:32:47 UTC

It could be that a management decision was taken, that since everything else seemed to be working all right, it was not worth paying the overtime for weekend work, so it will wait until Monday.


I don't think that any staff get paid any extra for going in at weekends. Also some of them live over an hours drive from the lab. I do know for sure that some have gone in on a saturday when the whole show was down, to avoid a 48 hour outage.


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Message 998321 - Posted: 23 May 2010, 22:34:43 UTC
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Can you imagine that some folk that really bust their butts to keep stuff running most of their time also have a LIFE at a weekend that enables them to wind down and put up with the other stuff which happens when they are not there?
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Message 998409 - Posted: 24 May 2010, 6:39:02 UTC - in response to Message 998321.

Can you imagine that some folk that really bust their butts to keep stuff running most of their time also have a LIFE at a weekend that enables them to wind down and put up with the other stuff which happens when they are not there?



That's just crazy talk. Heh.

I'm not unbiased, but I give the staff kudos for what they've done and assign only the slightest of blame when things go wrong. Sure, if they stayed there 24/7, things might work smoother, until they snapped and killed everyone for wasting their lives away working for peanuts.

A long time ago, I set my cache abnormally high, like eight days or something. I don't even remember why. I always planned on changing it, but at times like these, I'm happy I didn't. Anyway, I'm still crunching, so I'm good.

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Message 999146 - Posted: 27 May 2010, 16:19:32 UTC - in response to Message 996145.

Yes the uploads have been screwed for nearly 12hrs now but that file 18dc09aa also really needs to be turfed out as I'm sure that I'm not the only 1 getting sick of looking at it.


18dc09aa is still there. Still stuck, never getting beyond 12. It's been sitting in the splitters for months now, never getting anywhere.

Perhaps SETI staff likes it as a mascot....


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Message 999384 - Posted: 29 May 2010, 0:56:36 UTC
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The seti servers and Matt's stories remind me of my first attempt at putting version 1.0 of XP on an old system that had a raid HD controller.
'if you have a driver for whatever, insert in now'
hummmm... like 40 times I inserted that 3-1/2 disk.
24 hours later... I lost it...
I pressed the CD eject button and reliefed myself thru the door openning.
Take that you little piece of &%#@!!
In to the dumpster it went, leaking fluid the whole way.
Moral of the story.. every man has his limit.
Its mystifying YOU have not reached yours Matt.
Maybe this is the cause of 'posting restraint' we all are seeing?
Hey! When you guys retire that old server, maybe you can be as creative as I was? :)

May the Computer Gods be watching over you today and forever!
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Message 999734 - Posted: 31 May 2010, 17:12:49 UTC

I just want to thank Dan, David A, Matt, Eric for their hard work. things will get fixed in time.
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Message 999771 - Posted: 31 May 2010, 23:59:25 UTC

SETI@home crew, just a note..

The forum is slowly.

The DL server http://208.68.240.18 is not available.

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Message 999777 - Posted: 1 Jun 2010, 2:05:46 UTC

A big thank you to Eric for giving up some of his holiday and going in to the office to fix things!

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Message 999810 - Posted: 1 Jun 2010, 23:28:21 UTC - in response to Message 999771.

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The DL server http://208.68.240.18 is not available.


The .18 DL server is still not available.

I need to do the hosts trick for DL.

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Message 999830 - Posted: 2 Jun 2010, 1:54:49 UTC - in response to Message 999810.

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The DL server http://208.68.240.18 is not available.


The .18 DL server is still not available.

I need to do the hosts trick for DL.


For the umpteenth time this is NOT the forum to report issue. It is for the SETI folks to report news. This constant whining is why they stop reporting....[/b][/quote]
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Message 999846 - Posted: 2 Jun 2010, 3:30:38 UTC - in response to Message 999830.

For the umpteenth time this is NOT the forum to report issue. It is for the SETI folks to report news. This constant whining is why they stop reporting....

You're an unofficially Forum Mod?

Where we should info the SETI@home crew that there or here is a prob?
If you would read the threads, you would know that the Admins got interesting infos from the members.

If it's not allowed to post here probs, then an officially person (Admin) should say this. You don't think?

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Message 999847 - Posted: 2 Jun 2010, 3:36:54 UTC - in response to Message 999846.

If it's not allowed to post here probs, then an officially person (Admin) should say this. You don't think?

It shouldn't be necessary, it's just common sense.

This forum is for techincal news posts, and discussion about those posts.
Anything else should be posted in the appropriate forum.

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Message 999851 - Posted: 2 Jun 2010, 3:55:51 UTC - in response to Message 999847.

If you had read this thread from the beginning you had seen this message 992795.
I guess if Matt wouldn't had found this interesting, he hadn't fixed the 2nd DL server.

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Message 1000642 - Posted: 4 Jun 2010, 15:13:53 UTC

I think.. these posts are 'off topic'.
Where do I report this?

Seriously...
I have the upmost respect for the guys that run SETI@Home.
I can hardly deal with the few systems I have running and the headaches they bring on.
Bickering here over whats right to post is... NOT RIGHT and Beyond off topic.. and shows no respect to each other OR the SETI Team.
This IS the technical news thread.. If Matt or Eric posts that server XYZ is running and the users are seeing that server XYZ is actually NOT running, It seems that this IS the best place to respond and let them know something has gone haywire.

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