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Sam
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Message 1125452 - Posted: 7 Jul 2011, 9:24:28 UTC

Hey guys I'm new here and excited to start this with everyone. I just have a question, I downloaded everything and it all seems to be working fine and I have a project going with 2% completed. Now my question is do I get credits after each job is done (when it reaches 100%) or am I supposed to be getting credits as the project progresses because currently I have 0 and my pending credits is also 0.

Thanks in advance for helping a noob out.

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Message 1125454 - Posted: 7 Jul 2011, 9:36:22 UTC - in response to Message 1125452.

Welcome at SETIhome and the forum!

Just about terminology: you (or your computer:-) are processing a "task" or a "work unit"; the project is SETI@home itself. ;-)

You'll get credit for a completed task after it has been uploaded and reported and your "wingman" (the person who got a copy of the same task) has reported as well. And, of course, the validate processes on the SETI@home servers have to be running too.

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Message 1125502 - Posted: 7 Jul 2011, 14:08:28 UTC - in response to Message 1125454.

don't worry about how long it takes. You appear to have gotten an astropulse WU which will take a day or 2 to complete.
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Message 1126063 - Posted: 8 Jul 2011, 21:14:51 UTC

Thanks for your help guys. This is extremely interesting and I'm glad I started this.

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Message 1126953 - Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 7:10:33 UTC - in response to Message 1126063.

Kind of related to this same question, Reporting. Is this something that happens automatically or something I have to do manually? Just got started a couple days ago and have one sitting in my queue reading Ready to Report with another due finished in a few hours.

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Message 1126966 - Posted: 12 Jul 2011, 8:46:41 UTC - in response to Message 1126953.

It happens automatically at the next contact of your BOINC client to the SETI@home server (scheduler). If your second task is uploaded until then, they'll be both reported at the same time, which is the reason for this feature, as it's less strain on the database when several tasks are reported simultaneously.

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Message 1127335 - Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 20:44:08 UTC - in response to Message 1126966.

Ok, so once the database comes back online after the maintenance then, I'm guessing would be when things'll upload? Thanks!

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Message 1127340 - Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 21:05:40 UTC - in response to Message 1127335.

The database is online, I just checked:

13/07/2011 22:59:50|SETI@home|[sched_op_debug] Starting scheduler request
13/07/2011 22:59:50|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
13/07/2011 22:59:55|SETI@home|Scheduler request succeeded: got 0 new tasks
13/07/2011 22:59:55|SETI@home|[sched_ops_debug] Server version 613
13/07/2011 22:59:55|SETI@home|Project requested delay of 303.000000 seconds
13/07/2011 22:59:55|SETI@home|[sched_op_debug] Deferring communication for 5 min 3 sec
13/07/2011 22:59:55|SETI@home|[sched_op_debug] Reason: requested by project

And if your tasks are "Ready to report" they are already uploaded. ;-)

Uploading and reporting are two distinct processes, but only the latter needs database access.

Are you having connection problems?

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Message 1127622 - Posted: 14 Jul 2011, 18:12:07 UTC - in response to Message 1127340.

lol No, it seems to be reporting just fine now. I'm just still figuring out the whole process. At least I'm assuming it's doing what it's supposed to being the "Ready to Report" tasks keep disappearing and new ones queuing up. Thanks folks!

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