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Message 3215 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 16:12:00 UTC

please, dont use "update" function! Let BOINC decide when try to update and connect to the server. Last night i got 1 WU and that's all. I think too many users are so hungry for workunits, that they are updating too offen, by what they are overloading the system... stop it, let it cool down and slowly everybody will get WU to crunch :)

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Message 3224 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 16:25:05 UTC

I too have not been able to download anything for a couple of days (at least some uploads worked). In the meantime, I have just been running my old version of SETI to keep my CPU cranking. When I get some more work through BOINC, I'll shut the old version down again.

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Message 3226 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 16:27:37 UTC - in response to Message 3174.
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> 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.

I'm not gonna rip on you. But I think one of the biggest beefs that I've been reading is that they are not keeping us informed at all. A little more communication would go a long way towards preventing the peasants from revolting. With a lack of communication from the top, people are pretty much forced to discuss it amongst themselves. It's not nice to hear all the whining, but besides people getting it off their chest it is a good way for those in charge of the project to be able to judge what is going on. If everyone just sits back and says nothing then how do they know what we really want and how they should prioritize their tasks?

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


I'll trade you a beer for a WU. 8)


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Message 3232 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 16:38:52 UTC - in response to Message 3226.
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> I'm not gonna rip on you. But I think one of the biggest beefs that I've been
> reading is that they are not keeping us informed at all. A little more
> communication would go a long way towards preventing the peasants from
> revolting. With a lack of communication from the top, people are pretty much
> forced to discuss it amongst themselves. It's not nice to hear all the
> whining, but besides peole getting it off their chest it is a good way for
> those in charge of the project to be able to judge hat is going on. If
> everyone just sits back and says nothing then how do they know what we really
> want and how they should prioritize their tasks?
>
> > 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. :)
>
> > I'll trade you a beer for a WU. 8)
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> I'll take the beer.
Still chilling on "Classic"!!

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Message 3268 - Posted: 1 Jul 2004, 22:38:19 UTC

It will take some time to work out all the "strangle" points. They weren't ready for all of the eager crunchers out there. If there are some of you out there starving for work, there are alternatives. Boinc - Beta, Predictor, Folding at home. Just keep the preferences set to the seti2 project higher.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!!! :) (Now, to put out these forest fires)

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Message 3390 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 7:05:21 UTC - in response to Message 3014.

> ... drink mass quantities of JOLT cola (had to give a plug). ...
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Thats about all we can do - our 30+ machines are all idle - we've only had about 10 WU's in the last day. We regularly did > 400/day on SETIclassic

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Message 3412 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 10:11:37 UTC

Apart from the startup issues there is allways the following to consider:
from: "setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php"
Finite work supply

Each work unit is now processed a limited number of times (typically three). When we have no work for your computer, you'll get a 'no work available' message. We encourage you to participate in other BOINC-based projects; then, when SETI@home has no work, your computer can stay busy doing other scientific research
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As you may know S@H classic has much more processing power then needed. So a lot of wu's where send out 10 times or more to keep us all busy. In Boinc a wu is processed not more then needed to get 3 results. Ater that it's gone. So when there are 100.000 wu's and 100.000 processors then everyone is finished after just 3 wu's. I think i might take a look at some other project as well.

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Message 3418 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 10:52:10 UTC - in response to Message 2939.

I m wondering when the frontpage will have an updated status...;)

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Message 3425 - Posted: 2 Jul 2004, 11:49:40 UTC

I think a regularly updated "update" would keep a lot of us happy.
Now we are gettin the updates after everything has already happened and basically they are of little use.

Update before, not after something is about to happen.

A comparrison: "i dont tell my girlfriend we are going on holiday after we have already been there".

Its not a good comparrison, and i know for example server outtages can occur suddenly, but i think you all know what im tryin to say.

Alex

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