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Message 1177570 - Posted: 12 Dec 2011, 19:46:58 UTC - in response to Message 1175184.

Since you don't have newer ATI cards, I also recommend you "downgrade" your boinc to version 6.10.60.
It is not possible to achieve anything with 6.12.x on seti due to its ridiculous back-off times.


For which ATI cards do you need 6.12.x? I have an ATI Radeon HD 5750.
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Message 1178466 - Posted: 16 Dec 2011, 12:25:53 UTC

As I mentioned before I posted to the BOINC mailing list regarding the backoff. In the release notes for 7.0.3 (which is an alpha-test version) they have this one liner:

client: tweak parameters of file xfer backoff to reduce backoff intervals somewhat


As to how much it has been reduced by I don't know as I haven't tried hitting Seti for work yet.
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Message 1178473 - Posted: 16 Dec 2011, 13:07:02 UTC - in response to Message 1178466.

I'm still using 6.12.34 ; 2x x86 (WIN XP) & 2x X64(WIN XP & WIN 7), DLoads
are slow and back-off times can get to several hours, but they're all getting work.

About using a proxy, MODEM/ROUTERS appear to have differences, I'm still
able to connect without a proxy.


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Message 1178490 - Posted: 16 Dec 2011, 13:56:31 UTC - in response to Message 1178466.

As I mentioned before I posted to the BOINC mailing list regarding the backoff. In the release notes for 7.0.3 (which is an alpha-test version) they have this one liner:

client: tweak parameters of file xfer backoff to reduce backoff intervals somewhat

As to how much it has been reduced by I don't know as I haven't tried hitting Seti for work yet.

[24775]: individual files will be backed off by between a minimum of two minutes (down from ten), and a maximum of six hours (down from twelve) - no change that I can see to the project backoffs.

Can't comment on the results here either - no transfers pending at the moment on that box.

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