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Mr Hinky Dink
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Message 1013221 - Posted: 7 Jul 2010, 14:47:33 UTC

Hi Everyone,
I'm new to this so I'm a little confused. I joined a few days ago, downloaded a couple of tasks or chunks to analyze, they're completed, but now they won't upload, they just sit there pending and retrying.
Also say someone analyzes a chunk but never uploads the result does that info get lost. I'd hate to be responsible for some important data not getting back to those who need it. I assume the tasks are copies and if aren't signed off with uploaded results the same chunk of data would get sent out to someone else.

Thanks for any tips.

Profile Gundolf Jahn
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Message 1013228 - Posted: 7 Jul 2010, 15:07:04 UTC - in response to Message 1013221.

Hi Everyone,
I'm new to this so I'm a little confused. I joined a few days ago, downloaded a couple of tasks or chunks to analyze, they're completed, but now they won't upload, they just sit there pending and retrying.

And they will continue to do so until Friday morning (Berkeley time). There now is a weekly three-day outage at SETI. See also the front page news and and comments on those.

Also say someone analyzes a chunk but never uploads the result does that info get lost. I'd hate to be responsible for some important data not getting back to those who need it. I assume the tasks are copies and if aren't signed off with uploaded results the same chunk of data would get sent out to someone else.

Quite right! If a task is not uploaded and reported before its deadline, a new copy is sent out to another host. So, nothing is lost, only the wingmates have to wait a bit longer for their credits to be assigned. :-)

Thanks for any tips.

You are welcome. And welcome to SETI@home and the boards.

Gruß,
Gundolf
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