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Message 1052095 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 23:10:57 UTC

As planned, we are now recreating the master science database on oscar using the cleaned-up backup dump from thumper. This should take about a day. We were worried about the slow disk i/o when we started this process - isn't this new machine supposed to be faster? Well, I dug into the RAID config on oscar a bit and tweaked a few parameters which quickly sped up the disk i/o to roughly 900% better than this morning.

While this is going on Jeff and I tackled the closet some more - today's job was more power cable organization but mostly worked on rewiring all the ethernet cables so they were more orderly. Perhaps you noticed various servers going down at random as we unplugged/replugged systems one by one. Here's where we're at now:



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Message 1052096 - Posted: 30 Nov 2010, 23:16:26 UTC - in response to Message 1052095.
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Thanks for the update Matt,

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Message 1052100 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 0:23:18 UTC

Looking good. When will we start getting WU's to process?


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Message 1052103 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 0:39:09 UTC

Thank you for the update.

Keep up the great work!!


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Message 1052104 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 0:42:41 UTC - in response to Message 1052100.

Looking good. When will we start getting WU's to process?


In yesterday's post, Matt said "early next week".

Continue to have patience.

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Message 1052118 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 2:06:56 UTC - in response to Message 1052095.

Excellent, it's beginning to look squared away.

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Message 1052127 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 2:56:02 UTC

900%! That's quite an improvement.

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Message 1052153 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 5:12:17 UTC - in response to Message 1052095.
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You guys are doing a great job with new servers. I agree 900% is a huge speed increase.

I have a question regarding the picture below.



Is above image on monitor the rate that the recreating the master science database on oscar using the cleaned-up backup dump from thumper?

keep up the great work.


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Message 1052154 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 5:25:06 UTC

Sounds like things are starting to hum along quite happily in the closet.

If your going to do some NTPCking to see how nicely Oscar co-operates over the next couple of days, how about an update to the SETI@Home Data Distribution History Table as well (Please).

It's been over two years so far.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/data_density.html

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Message 1052162 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 6:23:53 UTC

..... and since we are begging, will you be able to unlock the tasks list even before and until WUs are unleashed, please?

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Message 1052177 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 8:09:38 UTC

Take as long as you need to. You're doing a great job. I keep getting more CUDAs to work on, so even if you can't get it done before the new year, I've got WUs to keep me busy.

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Message 1052184 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 10:30:48 UTC - in response to Message 1052177.

I have CPU WU. Ja-ja-ja :)

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Message 1052187 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 10:49:46 UTC

Thanks for all your hard work and attention to detail.

Your doing a great job!

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Message 1052188 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 11:04:10 UTC - in response to Message 1052184.

I'm sure, everyone is waiting for new work, including me, but
they need the time to do it right!
And some things can't be hurried, if you want to do it right and safe :)
Keep up the good work, Jeff, Matt and Eric, in no particular order!



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Message 1052218 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 14:11:26 UTC

Keep up the good work guys!

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Message 1052229 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 15:26:33 UTC - in response to Message 1052095.

Matt, thanks for the news!


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Message 1052271 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 18:29:13 UTC - in response to Message 1052162.

..... and since we are begging, will you be able to unlock the tasks list even before and until WUs are unleashed, please?


Oh yeah that. Sorry about the delay there - I just turned them on again.

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Message 1052308 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 20:56:08 UTC - in response to Message 1052271.

..... and since we are begging, will you be able to unlock the tasks list even before and until WUs are unleashed, please?

Oh yeah that. Sorry about the delay there - I just turned them on again.

- Matt

Now we can see the tasks supposedly "in progress" (and given that I don't have any actually to run), the remaining ghosts seem to fall into three batches:

1) Issued 4/5 November, due 20-23 December
2) Issued 22-23 October, due 7-11 December
3) Issued 16 October, due 1-3 December

Batch (3) have been working themselves out today, and should all be gone by Friday.

So, would it be possible to risk a burst of full-on "resend lost results" over the weekend, to clear out the remaining two batches of ghosts before starting the splitters as planned next week?

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Message 1052313 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 21:06:10 UTC - in response to Message 1052308.

I got one on 23 Nov 2010 11:58:19 UTC due 31 Dec 2010 2:11:41 UTC.

Gruß,
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Message 1052328 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 21:45:35 UTC - in response to Message 1052313.

I've got 31 ghosts all from 23Nov. and timing out between the 7th and the 18th of this month. Should I do a detach/attach to clear them now or just wait them out?




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