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Message 1143846 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 15:26:31 UTC

At this moment I am running out of work fast...

When can we expect new work units? If it will take some time I will use the moment to give the cruncher some cleaning ;-)

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Message 1143848 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 15:35:09 UTC

The Raid that controls the raw data is down. I have no idea how long that will take to fix. But, you can never go wrong by blowing the dust bunnies out.
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Message 1143850 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 15:43:58 UTC
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Based on the post "work generation temporarily halted" by Jeff I guess the answer is until the RAID array is back up and running.

No details on what he meant by "down". It could have just hiccuped & decided it needed to do a rebuild which can at times make an array unusable until it is finished. With the great size of that array it could take quite some time. It could be several more days or a week+.
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Message 1143852 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 15:45:12 UTC - in response to Message 1143848.

But, you can never go wrong by blowing the dust bunnies out.

Provided that you don't blow so hard that you blow something else into or out of the places it shouldn't or should be :-)

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Message 1143855 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 15:47:52 UTC - in response to Message 1143852.

But, you can never go wrong by blowing the dust bunnies out.

Provided that you don't blow so hard that you blow something else into or out of the places it shouldn't or should be :-)


LOL. Now Richard are you casting aspersions that Im a blowhard:)
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Message 1143863 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 15:56:06 UTC

This conversation reminds me - I've got to do a dusty bunny chase soon.
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Message 1143866 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 15:58:08 UTC - in response to Message 1143863.

This conversation reminds me - I've got to do a dusty bunny chase soon.

me too, as soon as Einstein is done.
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Message 1143909 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 16:56:36 UTC

Because they actually posted about this outage in the news section, I think this is going to be a loong one. :-/ hope I'm wrong
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Message 1144097 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 23:06:04 UTC - in response to Message 1143909.

for the newer folks to BOINC and seti@home, The admins have made a point to tell people that there will be times where seti@home has no work. They have always said to have a backup project or 2 to fall back on when work is scarce.
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Message 1144201 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 4:42:28 UTC

I think my client may have downloaded enough to supply everyone in the world for a week...good lord this thing has no regard for limits at all.
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Message 1144243 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 9:25:27 UTC - in response to Message 1144097.
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for the newer folks to BOINC and seti@home, The admins have made a point to tell people that there will be times where seti@home has no work. They have always said to have a backup project or 2 to fall back on when work is scarce.


It seems like we get to switch projects once or twice a year when Seti gets slow for some reason or other...
You get to do lots of volunteer work for different people...


I gotta install a new mobo on one of my machines pretty soon and I like to break it in with a couple of weeks of crunching if I can . . . unless it's winter, then it's crunching until it get warm again, (outdoors).

I think it was one or two winters ago almost every other project I tried was having problems... when Seti was down for some reason...

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Message 1144560 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 14:11:09 UTC

aaah well, last machine will run out by the weekend... so then I'll give 'em some rest at night. Treat them like I treat myself to a good nights sleep and see when the project is up and running again.

To all the Seti crew : You're doing a hell of a job (and have been for years now), but maybe a little more info about how long this mega-outage is gonna last ???

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Message 1144567 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 14:36:13 UTC

One of my crunchers is doing a good job at snagging the odd "reject". Every few hours it manages to get a _3 or _4 WU, about half and half VLAR, so presumably those that have been rejected by the fussy among us...
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Message 1144599 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 16:03:25 UTC - in response to Message 1144567.

One of my crunchers is doing a good job at snagging the odd "reject". Every few hours it manages to get a _3 or _4 WU, about half and half VLAR, so presumably those that have been rejected by the fussy among us...



Could also be time outs, invalids, inconclusives, Or the assorted reasons why one gets resends.
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Message 1144780 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 1:49:47 UTC

Both of my machines are out of SETI work, they are doing Einstein on the CPU's and Collatz on the 460 and Milkyway on the 560.
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Message 1144858 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 5:48:07 UTC

If I read Matt's post in tech news we can expect new WU's sometime today, so for now : stop worrying...
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