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Message 1112550 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 2:54:27 UTC

From Travis:

RPI is having some cooling problems with the machine room that milkyway is in. Hopefully it'll be back up soon.


Mods-please leave this up and I'll red-x it when it comes back up.
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Message 1112611 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 10:37:02 UTC

Thanks Blurf, been trawling the web trying to find out what is going on! Doesn't sound too serious.

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Message 1112616 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 10:58:04 UTC - in response to Message 1112611.

I gues not, it has ben down for only 3 days now ;)
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Message 1112621 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 11:21:58 UTC

Cheers Blurf!

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Message 1112635 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 12:43:52 UTC - in response to Message 1112621.

I used to get some Milkyway work, mostly 1 at a time, when crunched and reported
a new WU is send.
But haven't had any work from MW, for a few days now.

Hope they can solve the problems, whithin reasonable time?


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Message 1112659 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 13:45:48 UTC

Thanks.... was wondering. Now we know

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Message 1112668 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 14:06:38 UTC

Thanks Blurf. I appreciate the info.
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Message 1112717 - Posted: 3 Jun 2011, 16:26:26 UTC

thanks Blurf...

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Message 1113097 - Posted: 4 Jun 2011, 16:58:09 UTC - in response to Message 1112550.

Thank you. Now I can go to bed without fearing
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But...ohh, the withdrawal symptoms!

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Message 1113466 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 13:59:09 UTC

Thanks Blurf (and Travis).

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Message 1113480 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 14:47:28 UTC

Milkyway has been offline for 4 days now, and counting. This time it isn't their fault, it's down to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to sort their computer room cooling problems out.

Allowing for the fact that we have just had a weekend get in the way, I would hope to see the situation resolved within the next couple of working days. One would have thought RPI had enough clout to have had this sorted by now.

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Message 1113493 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 15:14:58 UTC - in response to Message 1113480.

Milkyway has been offline for 4 days now, and counting. This time it isn't their fault, it's down to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to sort their computer room cooling problems out.

Allowing for the fact that we have just had a weekend get in the way, I would hope to see the situation resolved within the next couple of working days. One would have thought RPI had enough clout to have had this sorted by now.

Depending on what the problem(s) actually was, it may have been one of the following:
(1) Waiting for parts to arrive
(2) RPI not authorizing overtime work on weekend, due to
a) Low budget
b) Low priority - only a science computer center, no lives threatened.

They'll get it fixed and back online in due course.
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Message 1113496 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 15:31:03 UTC - in response to Message 1113480.

Milkyway has been offline for 4 days now, and counting. This time it isn't their fault, it's down to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to sort their computer room cooling problems out.

Allowing for the fact that we have just had a weekend get in the way, I would hope to see the situation resolved within the next couple of working days. One would have thought RPI had enough clout to have had this sorted by now.

Classes out for summer break, building not needed, no need for cooling ...

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Message 1113549 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 17:58:33 UTC

Of course MW will be back as soon as it can, and I'm happy to wait for that. But the point I was trying to make, and probably not very well, was that I could understand a cash strapped Boinc project going down, but surprised at a renowned Technical Institute having these ongoing problems.

However Gary and Donald both make valid points, so we will see what we see :-)
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Message 1113556 - Posted: 5 Jun 2011, 18:16:32 UTC
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Based on the milkyway history 'milkyway' & 'soon' should never be used in the same sentence ;)
Too bad that it is the only science project in BOINC that can use AMD GPU by default.

Luckily Folding@home works just fine.
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Message 1113940 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 16:09:28 UTC - in response to Message 1113480.

MW's board is back up.
No new work yet.

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Message 1113959 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 16:56:26 UTC

check MW@H again - the "tasks ready to send" just jumped from ~5,000 to ~30,000, so you may be able to get new work now. i can't verify this b/c MW@H is currently suspended on my host, and i won't be able to resume the project until after work - about 5 hours from now...
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Message 1113962 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 16:59:18 UTC - in response to Message 1113959.

They are good to go. I have uploaded, downloaded and reported work.
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Message 1113969 - Posted: 6 Jun 2011, 17:05:24 UTC

excellent news...thanks for verifying that for us.
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