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Message 1010800 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 16:13:02 UTC
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Umm, did someone forget to return Beta to on-line status? Still down as of 09:13 Berkeley time... (I'm in the same time zone...)
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Message 1010954 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 18:57:02 UTC - in response to Message 1010800.
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Umm, did someone forget to return Beta to on-line status? Still down as of 09:13 Berkeley time... (I'm in the same time zone...)

It wouldn't be the first time someone forgot to turn on Beta, but I'm guessing they left it off on purpose until Seti main has stabilized. They do share a lot of the same hardware as well as the bandwidth. It would make sense to keep resource free to handle the crunch. Beta testers are usually a lot more forgiving.
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Message 1010980 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 20:10:19 UTC - in response to Message 1010461.

If everyone is more productive with a few days of downtime, then it's definitely a win. I know all of you are part time with SETI. It's important to get the most accomplished those few hours per week.

I'm very curious what the server stats and cricket network graphs will look like over the weekend, now that the floodgates are open. Hopefully, the status on Tuesday morning will give you some clues about the new nominal performance (with 43% downtime per week). I'm sure someone in the NC forum will analyze this for you by Tuesday. :)

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Message 1011001 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 21:00:44 UTC

No news about new limits????
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Message 1011007 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 21:22:28 UTC - in response to Message 1011001.

Give Matt little bit more infos.. ;-)

NC subforum : 'This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress??'

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Message 1011008 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 21:28:03 UTC - in response to Message 1011007.
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I as well have only two days of work available.


Fri Jul 2 14:23:40 2010 SETI@home Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Fri Jul 2 14:23:40 2010 SETI@home Message from server: No work sent
Fri Jul 2 14:23:40 2010 SETI@home Message from server: This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress


This is the message sent on reboot.

So my question is: If this is going to be the case, that only two days of tasks can be
downloaded, then there will be less work done, as the computer serving SETI will have
days where there is no work available, due to a limit set by the server as copied above.

This especially so, when there are three days or more of SETI server shut down.

I understand the need for more maintenance time (with a later deadline to do the work).

But, if work available limits disables SETI work for three days a week, there will be far less
work done for the project. I do believe the object is not to lessen the work done for SETI,
but rather, to ease the workload deadline for the Berkley staff (Matt, Jeff et al).

So limiting the work available for download to each SETI client detracts from the overall
efficiency for the SETI project, thus negating some of the effect of longer server shutdown
for maintenance.

I do appreciate the work done at Berkley by Matt, Jeff et al.
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Message 1011018 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 21:49:38 UTC - in response to Message 1011008.

Just a guess, but I would say they have limited the the number of jobs sent to each machine to make the startup much smoother. Everyone gets a few workunits and the download server and bandwidth isn't hammered.

Hopefully the limit can be raised later in the day, or tomorrow and let everyone's caches fill up again.

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Message 1011025 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 22:00:51 UTC - in response to Message 1011018.

I hope you are right Ianab, I got twenty tasks and as I finish one it sends me another then starts on the reached task limit message again. I have noticed the pendings are falling fairly quickly, maybe they are just giving the servers a break as they handle the mess we are sending them.
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Message 1011063 - Posted: 2 Jul 2010, 23:57:44 UTC - in response to Message 1011018.

Just a guess, but I would say they have limited the the number of jobs sent to each machine to make the startup much smoother. Everyone gets a few workunits and the download server and bandwidth isn't hammered.

Hopefully the limit can be raised later in the day, or tomorrow and let everyone's caches fill up again.

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Everyone? I doubt that, I uploaded everything I had from the two GTX295 cards and I continue to upload from the cpu, Yet I can not download any work, It seems this Limit says no work for You, Go away. :(
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Message 1011119 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 1:45:45 UTC - in response to Message 1011063.

Limit seems to have been set to 60 now, so caches should be starting to fill up :-)

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Message 1011121 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 1:47:35 UTC - in response to Message 1011063.

Everyone? I doubt that, I uploaded everything I had from the two GTX295 cards and I continue to upload from the cpu, Yet I can not download any work, It seems this Limit says no work for You, Go away. :(


But we refuse to go away, right? :-)


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Message 1011146 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 3:08:23 UTC - in response to Message 1010461.

One possiblity would be to decide each week how long the work *should* take before the servers come back up. Post an estimate on the front page Monday afternoon, and leave it posted during the outage. That way if there is nothing major pending, it can be a short outage, but if there is lots of work stacked up you can take a 2 or 3 days. Just tr to get it back up and running sometime on Friday...
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Message 1011198 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 11:06:22 UTC

Good Morning All

Matt, thanks for the update. I truly appreciate it and all that you and the staff does to keep the project running.

Please, please enjoy your "staycation" (smile) and you and those you love have a wonderful holiday.

Be Blessed and Be A Blessing,


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Message 1011247 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 14:48:42 UTC

Can´t have any new tasks on any of my computers for 5 days now.
If thats intended, it´s not working.
Please let the work flow as before.
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Message 1011303 - Posted: 3 Jul 2010, 17:45:35 UTC - in response to Message 1011247.

Can´t have any new tasks on any of my computers for 5 days now.
If thats intended, it´s not working.
Please let the work flow as before.

Look at
http://fragment1.berkeley.edu/newcricket/mini-graph.cgi?type=png;target=%2Frouter-interfaces%2Finr-250%2Fgigabitethernet2_3;inst=0;dslist=ifInOctets%2CifOutOctets;range=151200;rand=827
You'll see that it's been going up and down last couple of days. I was able to get work last night.
Try closing Boinc and flushing your DNS cache with the command line ipconfig /flushdns
or reboot
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Message 1011454 - Posted: 4 Jul 2010, 1:22:23 UTC - in response to Message 1011121.

Everyone? I doubt that, I uploaded everything I had from the two GTX295 cards and I continue to upload from the cpu, Yet I can not download any work, It seems this Limit says no work for You, Go away. :(


But we refuse to go away, right? :-)


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Message 1011610 - Posted: 4 Jul 2010, 11:22:43 UTC - in response to Message 1011454.
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But we refuse to go away, right? :-)


[Spock]Check.[/Spock]


[McCoy]Spock, you haven't changed a bit. You're just as warm and friendly as ever.[/McCoy] LoL
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Message 1011663 - Posted: 4 Jul 2010, 14:10:47 UTC - in response to Message 1011610.

But we refuse to go away, right? :-)


[Spock]Check.[/Spock]


[McCoy]Spock, you haven't changed a bit. You're just as warm and friendly as ever.[/McCoy] LoL


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Message 1011883 - Posted: 4 Jul 2010, 23:14:39 UTC - in response to Message 1011663.

Hallo everybody

Thank for upgrade soft – I hope that this changes will fit to the bigger requests for WU but...

I have few waiting CPU units (for max 2 days with my processor) and none units for GPU processor and when I trying to download some for my two gpu 285 cards I have message: „This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress”.

Wiktor


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Message 1012247 - Posted: 5 Jul 2010, 17:09:33 UTC - in response to Message 1011883.

Hallo everybody

Thank for upgrade soft – I hope that this changes will fit to the bigger requests for WU but...

I have few waiting CPU units (for max 2 days with my processor) and none units for GPU processor and when I trying to download some for my two gpu 285 cards I have message: „This computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress”.

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There's a thread posted on the front page about the "limit"...
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