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Message 1184329 - Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 13:32:50 UTC

My SET@home screensaver is saying "no active projects" and the BOINC manager shows two projects awaiting download (but not actually downloading). The status says "download pending : project backoff 00:1:40

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Message 1184330 - Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 13:35:55 UTC - in response to Message 1184329.

Actually, it seems to have started again. Not sure what that was about

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Message 1184337 - Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 14:37:51 UTC - in response to Message 1184330.
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And how do you expect that the computations will begin before the task is downloaded?

"download pending : project backoff" happens often when the network line to SETI is overloaded:
http://fragment1.berkeley.edu/newcricket/grapher.cgi?target=%2Frouter-interfaces%2Finr-250%2Fgigabitethernet2_3;view=Octets


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Message 1184395 - Posted: 10 Jan 2012, 22:47:15 UTC - in response to Message 1184337.


And how do you expect that the computations will begin before the task is downloaded?


I wasn't expecting that obviously.

I was just surprised that the computer hadn't already downloaded some more data ready to start processing before it had finished the previous jobs. Usually it does that, ie overlaps them. This morning it left itself with no data to process. I was just surprised, that's all.

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Message 1186268 - Posted: 18 Jan 2012, 20:21:30 UTC - in response to Message 1184395.


And how do you expect that the computations will begin before the task is downloaded?


I wasn't expecting that obviously.

I was just surprised that the computer hadn't already downloaded some more data ready to start processing before it had finished the previous jobs. Usually it does that, ie overlaps them. This morning it left itself with no data to process. I was just surprised, that's all.

Sometimes things go wrong at the server end...
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