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Message 1182692 - Posted: 4 Jan 2012, 2:24:14 UTC

I've noticed the WUs I get are 2 or more months old. It seems to me with all the computers on the planet that are crunching these WUs, we should be waiting for WUs to be recorded and digitized. Why am I getting WUs recorded 2 or more months ago?

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Message 1182704 - Posted: 4 Jan 2012, 4:17:04 UTC - in response to Message 1182692.

I've noticed the WUs I get are 2 or more months old. It seems to me with all the computers on the planet that are crunching these WUs, we should be waiting for WUs to be recorded and digitized. Why am I getting WUs recorded 2 or more months ago?


After the data is recorded and shipped to Berkeley on hard disks, they are randomly loaded into the splitter in a non-sequential order. We could easily receive workunits from two years ago, but that doesn't mean they've been crunched before.

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Message 1182721 - Posted: 4 Jan 2012, 6:23:07 UTC

I think generally that the SETI@home project, at least at the user end is running quite smoothly. I rarely pay attention to the date that any one batch of data my computer is analyzing was recorded. The only time I get concerned is when it goes more than a few hours idle.
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Message 1183120 - Posted: 6 Jan 2012, 5:42:51 UTC

Hiya all.

I'm sure that when I joined SETI/BOINC years ago, it used to tell me the date the data was collected as well as where from and the direction from whence it came for each task/workunit. (The WUs were much older then, by the way)

Now, all I see is the complicated name that tells nothing useful to the uninitiated.

Is there any way to set BOINC's advanced view up to also tell me the extra info I've mentioned on the Tasks tab without using the screensaver, or a reference source for decoding the task names?

Thanks in advance...

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