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Message 2939 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 2:37:13 UTC

I've had 3 PC's starving all day.

In the last hour or so I've picked up at least 4 per machine.

It's a start!! I'm happier now!!

Everyone... Let's stop whining and give them to chance to work out some issues. Try to stay positive!! :)

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Message 2949 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 2:46:10 UTC

They must like you. All my machines are still starving.

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Message 2963 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 3:07:09 UTC
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I also Just now , Down loaded 4 WU.

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Message 2964 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 3:08:28 UTC

You guys are lucky! I still have hungry machines!

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Message 2992 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 4:32:26 UTC
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what is a wu? have not had 1 since i installed it on 23 june
i just got one. it processing seems faster than clasic?

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Message 2996 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 5:05:02 UTC - in response to Message 2939.


> Everyone... Let's stop whining and give them to chance to work out some
> issues. Try to stay positive!! :)
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Hey, I'm positive this is a car-wreck that we all slow down to check out on the freeway!

I'm positive that these were issues in the beta for the last 7 months that weren't fixed!

I'm also positive that this software was nowhere ready for a public launch! (i've been running it since Dec 2003, have you?)

Positive enough for you?

BOINC will be accepting cheerleader applications as soon as they have a stable website and system - I'm positive!)

"BOINC me baby, BOINC me hard, I'm positive that it's a memory card! Go BOINC!" (giggle,giggle)

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Message 3005 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 5:40:18 UTC

my machines are sitting idle
cpu cycles doing nothing.... :(

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Message 3014 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 6:02:49 UTC

Hey how abot we give everyone who is working hard to feed our machines a BIG THANK YOU! For working like tireless dogs, they debug lines of code, drink mass quantities of JOLT cola (had to give a plug). Yes we are all salivating for the moment when we see our machines get their golden data packet and start crunching data! Am I positive??? YES I am, and I AM C A N A D I A N ! ! HAPPY CANADA DAY! EH!

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Message 3020 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 6:21:35 UTC - in response to Message 3014.

> I AM C A N A D I A N ! !

Oh yes! Two of my ten CPUs are working with new WUs!

BTW: I AM G E R M A N ! ! Happy German Day!! :-))))))



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Message 3038 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 7:28:27 UTC

Hi

They will fix it.

be patient.

greetz Mike

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Message 3042 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 7:53:16 UTC - in response to Message 3038.
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> Hi
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> They will fix it.
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> be patient.
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> greetz Mike
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The place to "fix" it is in alpha or beta, not R1.

Release is where you "fix" minor bugs, features, and tweaks.

No WU's for days, is not a minor bug, feature, tweak, IMO.

But, in all fairness, the s/w doesn't seem to be the prob, as much as the infrastructure.

The estimated demand that is occurring was pretty easy to foresee by most anyone. The lack of a proper infrastructure implies either incompetence or arrogant disregard.

I lean towards the latter.

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Message 3047 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 8:06:43 UTC - in response to Message 3042.

> > Hi
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> > They will fix it.
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> > greetz Mike
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Yes, one has to realize the processing monster that Berkeley has created in SETI. The funding for the infrastructure I'm sure has not kept pace with the processing power. So, for now, my cpu's will twiddle there chips.

Cheer to one and all.

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Message 3054 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 8:40:44 UTC - in response to Message 2939.

Lucky you people who got some WUs! My desktop has neen sitting there with no units for almost two days.... i hope I can get a few for at least a day or two. I do about 4-5 units a day...

Greetings from Spain to all ;-)

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Message 3055 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 8:42:01 UTC - in response to Message 2939.

Lucky you people who got some WUs! My desktop has been sitting there with no units for almost two days.... i hope I can get a few soon to resume working for at least a day or two. I do about 4-5 units a day with my desktop and about 2-3 with my laptop...

Greetings from Spain to all ;-)

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Message 3060 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 9:00:30 UTC
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DoublePost!!!! Please SingleKlick the Button "Post reply"!!! ;-))



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Message 3092 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 10:38:14 UTC
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It looks like I got 1 WU overnight, so at least they may be getting closer to getting it working again. Hopefully by the end of today we may be able to get some WU's or we will be dead in the water for the weekend I assume...

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Message 3097 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 10:46:46 UTC - in response to Message 2939.
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> I've had 3 PC's starving all day.
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> In the last hour or so I've picked up at least 4 per machine.
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> It's a start!! I'm happier now!!
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> Everyone... Let's stop whining and give them to chance to work out some
> issues. Try to stay positive!! :)
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you must be lucky
i can't get any wu since 2004/06/29
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Message 3116 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 12:01:27 UTC

For Those who suggest patience, It would be a lot easier to be patient if there was actual honest status posted at some predictable rate. I have little sympathy or patience for a team that posted (on the clasic site) that the service will be down for an hour or two and kep that notice up for more than 24 hours. I have not seen any information about what is happening since yesterday morning when they basicxally said "we are doing more stuff." A simple statmen like, "we are having problems, we will post updated status each day at xx:yy." would make me much more patient(as long as they followed through).

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Message 3174 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 14:38:05 UTC

I understand the frustration and I agree that these issues should have been resolved before it was launched but we just have to live with what we have. Complaining to each other doesn't help and only makes some of us sound like babies. It's a volunteer project and if it bothers anyone so much you don't have to do it. They are only human and mistakes and underestimations happen for them like anyone else. Then add in the computer and network variable (we all know they can surprise the best of us with unexpected failures) and there is the potential for downtime.

Sure... rip on me and say how I wasn't in the beta and don't know anything, true I wasn't. But I recognize wasted complaining like anyone else should. I've been on and off of S@H1 since the beginning and I know that this project is also run by mostly students and on a shoestring budget.

I'm not trying to preach here... sorry if I sounded like it. I'm just saying that some positive reinforcement and appreciation will get us farther then any whining and negative talk.

Maybe if it wasn't such a fire pit around here we might get someone to post more often. I think I'd be reluctant to jump in with info too If I was going to be attacked.

Peace all.... have a beer or two



Back on topic: picked up a few more WU's overnight Not many but all my PC"s are busy for the moment. :)





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Message 3194 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 15:16:15 UTC

Wahoo! Got one WU to crunch on!

Looks like they are getting things rolling again! I'm sure it was a problem with too many systems trying to get WUs all at the same time.

You know what would be cool, which I don't thing they have? (Correct me please if I am wrong) A page that listed the currently available WUs they have available on the server.

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