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Message 1041417 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 2:37:25 UTC

I apologize for the low limits for this run. We really wanted to get through the run without mork locking up. This, plus we did not start coming off the 90Mbps max until today. There was apparently quite a backlog of demand. In addition, we are still tuning the scheduler on bane.

We will get good compression with the boinc DB reorg tomorrow and I plan to bring the project up with the high limits the next run.
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Message 1041424 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 2:51:15 UTC - in response to Message 1041417.

thank you Jeff, for the update

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Message 1041430 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 3:12:17 UTC

Thanks for the info. Will Beta ever be brought back?

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Message 1041432 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 3:23:07 UTC - in response to Message 1041417.
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. . . plus we did not start coming off the 90Mbps max until today. There was apparently quite a backlog of demand. In addition, we are still tuning the scheduler on bane . . .


Well, there certainly was quite a backlog of demand, but I think the Cricket graphs may have been pegged for so long (at least in part) because of an unusually heavy flow of AP results going out. That seems to happen with AP's even when we are caught up. The graph flattened out when they ran out.

Having lots of AP's is a good thing for keeping CPU's busy and I love them, but of course they do little to help NVidia GPU's.

Just a thought . . . even a small increase in limits will help get those hungry GPU's through 3 days plus a catchup . . . just as long as that doesn't overly complicate what you're doing on the back end.

Either way, thanks for the update. Even a short word from you or Matt goes a long way toward easing tensions for Type-A's, like me.

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Message 1041442 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 3:52:33 UTC

Nice.Thanks.

So i get this week the Chance to save some Money, because i have
to shut down every Rig on Thursday 4 PM UTC.

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Message 1041499 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 8:58:51 UTC - in response to Message 1041442.

Thanks for the updates! The lower limits are kind of a blessing in disguise for me at least, as I have some major host overhauling to do this week. Looks like my cache's will run out right about the time my new parts show up, giving me a chance to get it all reworked and ready for a fresh load on Friday.
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Message 1041574 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 17:21:11 UTC

When I looked at the cricket graph this morning, I thought, "oh no, mork is hung again". But nope, not this time. It was the UPS supporting our internal file server - the one with all of our home accounts on it. That UPS is now completely dead. We took it out of the loop and everything came up OK. We'll be starting the outage soon.
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Message 1041579 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 17:27:14 UTC - in response to Message 1041574.
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When I looked at the cricket graph this morning, I thought, "oh no, mork is hung again". But nope, not this time. It was the UPS supporting our internal file server - the one with all of our home accounts on it. That UPS is now completely dead. We took it out of the loop and everything came up OK. We'll be starting the outage soon.


Thanks for the update. But did that internal server failure cause the entire website to fail? Or something else?

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Message 1041585 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 17:37:05 UTC - in response to Message 1041574.

When I looked at the cricket graph this morning, I thought, "oh no, mork is hung again". But nope, not this time. It was the UPS supporting our internal file server - the one with all of our home accounts on it. That UPS is now completely dead. We took it out of the loop and everything came up OK. We'll be starting the outage soon.


Before you start the outage, can you please export the stats so that we can all have a good laugh at what BoincStats says is our "best 5 days".


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Message 1041586 - Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 17:37:23 UTC

Thanx for the update Jeff :)
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Message 1041604 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 4:42:54 UTC

Jeff, thanks for the news!

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Message 1041605 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 4:50:13 UTC - in response to Message 1041604.

Sorry if I wrote in not right thread. What about SETI stats?
http://ru.boincstats.com/stats/user_stats.php?pr=sah&st=0&co=Ukraine#6 - not updated more than 20 days. PLEASEEEEEE help.

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Message 1041608 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 4:56:41 UTC - in response to Message 1041605.

Sorry if I wrote in not right thread. What about SETI stats?
http://ru.boincstats.com/stats/user_stats.php?pr=sah&st=0&co=Ukraine#6 - not updated more than 20 days. PLEASEEEEEE help.


Number crunching : 'World numbers not updating'

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Message 1041623 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 5:32:17 UTC - in response to Message 1041608.

why is everyone obsessed with stats. this project is not about stats or a competition its about looking for a life changing signal
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Message 1041649 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 7:14:06 UTC - in response to Message 1041623.
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why is everyone obsessed with stats. this project is not about stats or a competition its about looking for a life changing signal


Everyone like stats, or not?

Why you have your stats picture in your signature? ;-)
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Message 1041673 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 9:24:04 UTC - in response to Message 1041649.

becuase its there :) Don't care if there offline though as i will keep processing :P
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Message 1041742 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 15:32:25 UTC

Yeah, well, it's disheartening to watch my computer grind away on SETI calculations, and then never be able to upload the results; there are other projects that I could be working on (though none that I'm more interested in seeing succeed). So I've suspended SETI project calculations until the current problems seem resolved. That will help with the backlog when you start accepting uploads, and allow additional useful (as in, I can upload the results) calculations to be done for other projects.

Do you see a fault in this reasoning?
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Message 1041746 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 15:43:37 UTC - in response to Message 1041742.

I mean, look at my stats. It's not like my computer is doing all that much anyway, but, to quote Mr. Scott, "I'm giving her all she's got". I just don't understand why even this minuscule contribution can't get through...
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Message 1041748 - Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 15:44:59 UTC - in response to Message 1041742.
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Yeah, well, it's disheartening to watch my computer grind away on SETI calculations, and then never be able to upload the results; there are other projects that I could be working on (though none that I'm more interested in seeing succeed). So I've suspended SETI project calculations until the current problems seem resolved. That will help with the backlog when you start accepting uploads, and allow additional useful (as in, I can upload the results) calculations to be done for other projects.

Do you see a fault in this reasoning?

Yes I do. We are all in the same boat. Nobody can upload results untill they end the outage. I keep crunching untill I run out of work, which is normaly around Thursday night. When they open the gates everyone tries to uplaod. I just let boinc handle that. However i have found a reebot might help unglog the uploads later in the day. Dont get discouraged, some of the power crunchers really have to sweat it out.

Im taking a guess here but did you serve on the USS Ethan Allen? I have worked with a guy who was on a sub.
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