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Message 1040082 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 3:40:12 UTC - in response to Message 1039768.

Oscar is on it's way but now another server is giving them fits. They were trying to contact some server manufacturers to see if they could talk them into a deep enough discount to use some of the money they got for Oscar to buy a second new server. This new fund drive is to make sure they can get what they need instead of just something to make do.


Actually according to MSattler it may not be:

They may have to scrap the plans for Oscar as previously spec'd in order to purchase TWO new servers.

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Message 1040087 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 3:56:35 UTC - in response to Message 1040082.

Oscar is on it's way but now another server is giving them fits. They were trying to contact some server manufacturers to see if they could talk them into a deep enough discount to use some of the money they got for Oscar to buy a second new server. This new fund drive is to make sure they can get what they need instead of just something to make do.


Actually according to MSattler it may not be:

They may have to scrap the plans for Oscar as previously spec'd in order to purchase TWO new servers.


Though the $5000+ we have raised should help on that front.
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Message 1040096 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 4:19:38 UTC - in response to Message 1040087.

I have my BOINC working on MilkyWay@home and the Rosetta Stone project. I think it might help yall if I stay on other projects until Oscar isn't such a grouch. Waddya think?
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Message 1040099 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 4:26:47 UTC - in response to Message 1040082.

What facts are there to back that up?

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Message 1040101 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 4:36:05 UTC - in response to Message 1040099.

What facts are there to back that up?

This message could be a good place to start. Or this one.

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Message 1040121 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 5:55:04 UTC - in response to Message 1040101.

What facts are there to back that up?

This message could be a good place to start. Or this one.


Sorry, but I see nothing there that says Oscar is not going to be ordered.
Just that they are looking into replacing Mork with the left over Oscar funds.

After today I would think there will be sufficient funds for the Mork server replacement, or at least repair.

Do you happen to know what the hardware specs are for Mork? Or any of the servers for that matter?

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Message 1040130 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 7:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 1040121.

What facts are there to back that up?

This message could be a good place to start. Or this one.


Sorry, but I see nothing there that says Oscar is not going to be ordered.
Just that they are looking into replacing Mork with the left over Oscar funds.

After today I would think there will be sufficient funds for the Mork server replacement, or at least repair.

Do you happen to know what the hardware specs are for Mork? Or any of the servers for that matter?


From the server status page:

Hosts

•anakin: Intel Server (2 x 2.8GHz Xeon, 4 GB RAM)
•bambi: Intel Server (2 x 2.8GHz Xeon, 12 GB RAM)
•bane: Intel Server (2 x quad-core 2.66GHz Xeon, 4 GB RAM)
•bruno: Intel Server (2 x 2.66GHz Xeon, 8 GB RAM)
•jocelyn: Sun V40z (4 x 2.2GHz Opteron, 28 GB RAM)
•lando: Intel Server (4 x 3.20GHz Xeon, 4 GB RAM)
•marvin: Intel Server (2 x 2.66GHz Xeon, 16 GB RAM)
•mork: Intel Server (4 x six-core 2.13GHz Xeon, 64 GB RAM)
•thinman: AMD Server (2 x 2.4GHz Opteron, 16 GB RAM)
•thumper: Sun Fire X4500 (2 x dual-core 2.6GHz Opteron, 16 GB RAM)
•vader: Intel Server (4 x dual-core 3GHz Xeon, 16 GB RAM)

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Message 1040189 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 13:26:54 UTC - in response to Message 1040176.

"Oscar will be what Oscar will be"

I like it. Short, sweet, to the point.


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Message 1040193 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 13:36:35 UTC - in response to Message 1040176.

At the rate the new donation thread is going we may see a twin for Oscar. Last I saw we were well over $6000. With what was left over from the first drives we might get enough.
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Message 1040252 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 15:47:54 UTC

best thing i can recommend to help seti recover is this.

Everyone that runs more then just seti...
1) Disable seti for a week and run on another project full time.
2) once seti is back up to full you can disable your other projects and tun setup full time to even out your numbers.

This this help the server load while still maintaining the same project radio.

If 50% of users are running more then just seti this would help the seti project recover. But all remember to come back

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Message 1040276 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 16:31:59 UTC - in response to Message 1040252.

best thing i can recommend to help seti recover is this.

Everyone that runs more then just seti...
1) Disable seti for a week and run on another project full time.
2) once seti is back up to full you can disable your other projects and tun setup full time to even out your numbers.

This this help the server load while still maintaining the same project radio.

If 50% of users are running more then just seti this would help the seti project recover. But all remember to come back


But since 99 % of SETI users never read the forums, they will never get that idea. Most SETI computers are of the "set and forget" type I believe.
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Message 1040288 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 16:52:29 UTC

> best thing i can recommend to help seti recover is this.

Thanks for the suggestion on reducing server load.
I run just 1 project, Seti, but I have a backlog ready to run.
So I've turned off Boinc network activity on my system and will not restore
it for a few days. Will watch the forums in the mean time.
Not quite what you suggested, but perhaps it will help.
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Message 1040293 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 17:04:25 UTC - in response to Message 1040288.

what i did notice is the project requests work units and fails after 2-3kb downloaded and waits. each of them requests has a extra bit of traffic. so to get a work unit its about 100 requests not one.

Does anyone at seti know what the limiting factor is is it the Bandwidth. CPU, ram or hdd space?

might be able to offer afew ideas if I knew that :)

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Message 1040308 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 18:24:16 UTC - in response to Message 1040293.

what i did notice is the project requests work units and fails after 2-3kb downloaded and waits. each of them requests has a extra bit of traffic. so to get a work unit its about 100 requests not one.

Does anyone at seti know what the limiting factor is is it the Bandwidth. CPU, ram or hdd space?

might be able to offer afew ideas if I knew that :)

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Looking at the Cricket graphs I suspect bandwidth. If you have a gigabyte connection you can donate (and install), I'm sure they would take it.
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Message 1040320 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 19:09:24 UTC - in response to Message 1040130.

Thankyou. For some reason I've never scrolled down farther than where the Glossary starts on that page. :{

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Message 1040325 - Posted: 9 Oct 2010, 19:17:39 UTC - in response to Message 1040176.

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Sorry, but I see nothing there that says Oscar is not going to be ordered.
Just that they are looking into replacing Mork with the left over Oscar funds.

After today I would think there will be sufficient funds for the Mork server replacement, or at least repair.

Do you happen to know what the hardware specs are for Mork? Or any of the servers for that matter?

I have had conversations with Eric that suggest that Oscar is ordered, but the purchase order could be rescinded it they come to an agreement with another vendor who might offer to supply TWO new servers for the price of one.

I don't always have insider info........

This was just relayed to me by Eric.

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That was my understanding of the present situation.

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Message 1040507 - Posted: 10 Oct 2010, 9:50:01 UTC

There hasn't been a statistics export since the 24th, could it be possible to give the export routine a go?
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