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Message 1223656 - Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 19:09:47 UTC

I sent in a completed task on april 16 and it still has not been validated (along with others since). does that mean that the returned data is very important or does it mean the data is in error? Other datum has been sent and validated within 24 hours. Is there a problem?
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Message 1223658 - Posted: 26 Apr 2012, 19:27:14 UTC - in response to Message 1223656.

Each workunit is sent out to at least two computers and the results are compared for similarity before they are validated and credit is granted.

Has the other computer turned in their copy of the task yet? If not, you'll have to wait until they do. If they have and you still haven't validated, then we may have a validator bug.

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Message 1226420 - Posted: 2 May 2012, 22:54:03 UTC

I think I have worse one. I sent in an Astro 5.01 back on Feb 3 with a due date of Feb 14th. And it still hasnt been validated. Thats over 75 days. That seems an even longer time issue then the other person who mentioned his by an order of magnitude. I also find that any Astro 6.01's are taking around 1 month each also.


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Message 1226454 - Posted: 3 May 2012, 0:11:05 UTC - in response to Message 1226420.

I think I have worse one. I sent in an Astro 5.01 back on Feb 3 with a due date of Feb 14th. And it still hasnt been validated. Thats over 75 days. That seems an even longer time issue then the other person who mentioned his by an order of magnitude. I also find that any Astro 6.01's are taking around 1 month each also.


My longest validation time was about 12 months. However, that is a bit unusual.
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Message 1226850 - Posted: 3 May 2012, 21:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 1226454.

Wow......... 12 months? Ok. Then I guess 2 1/2 months isn't so bad.



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Message 1228927 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 0:29:11 UTC

I have a followup to my original post about about a work unit that was unvalidatd for 2 1/2 months.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=2302170780

It finally validated and I received credit but the system said that it was reported too late. Is that a bug in the system? Because it was created and sent on Feb 6 and I returned on the 14th. With the due date March 2nd. So how can it be "Task was reported too late to validate"?

That doesn't seem to make sense.

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Message 1228958 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 1:26:48 UTC - in response to Message 1228927.
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Not your fault.

Look here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html

Results returned and awaiting validation 3,358,055 2

Yesterday the "2" was ~12000 (meaning - more than 12000 Astropulse Results were in stuck state)
Looks like they at last (after many months with this "stuck" problem)
run some fixing script to give credit and remove the stuck Astropulse Results.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=67920&nowrap=true#1228764

You already posted here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=67980


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Message 1229188 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 20:19:21 UTC - in response to Message 1228958.

I actually posted elsewhere as the input seemed valid to that thread. I didn't think it was my fault I was looking for clarification.

I like the info about my IP you posted as that is IP and my ISP since I am my own ISP grin it says Peter Life LLP because that was the necessity of getting an ARIN permanent block of /20 addresses since 2004.

I have posted I think more than 10 posts in 11 years as I mostly have just let SETI run on as many machines as I can. Unfortunately over the years I've downsized the staff so what used to be about 5 machines running as turned into my heavy duty design station running it 24x7x365 on 6 of 8 CPUs.

Since you seem well informed is there anyway to take an "ap_19dc11ae_B2_P0_00009_20120408_17962.wu_1" and the associated entries in the local machine based job log and find out what the original resultid is?

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Message 1229387 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 3:55:08 UTC - in response to Message 1229188.

I actually posted elsewhere as the input seemed valid to that thread. I didn't think it was my fault I was looking for clarification.

I like the info about my IP you posted as that is IP and my ISP since I am my own ISP grin it says Peter Life LLP because that was the necessity of getting an ARIN permanent block of /20 addresses since 2004.

I have posted I think more than 10 posts in 11 years as I mostly have just let SETI run on as many machines as I can. Unfortunately over the years I've downsized the staff so what used to be about 5 machines running as turned into my heavy duty design station running it 24x7x365 on 6 of 8 CPUs.

Since you seem well informed is there anyway to take an "ap_19dc11ae_B2_P0_00009_20120408_17962.wu_1" and the associated entries in the local machine based job log and find out what the original resultid is?

James


Short answer, yes.

However, they disappear from both the client and the server fairly quickly. The client does not keep any information about the task after report, and the server does not keep any information about the result after validation (NOTE: one of the results from a WU is sent to the master science database).

BOINC Tasks will log the results for you if you wish, but it is not a standard part of the BOINC install on any client.
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Message 1229460 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 8:13:26 UTC - in response to Message 1229188.
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I like the info about my IP you posted ...

Only you see your IP on this picture, everyone sees his own IP.

The picture is dynamic and generated (by danasoft.com) at the moment your browser want to get it.
Since any site that send anything (e.g. picture) to you knows the delivery address (your IP, the Proxy IP) the picture is generated to show your info.
http://www.danasoft.com/
http://www.danasoft.com/aboutdanasoft.php


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Message 1229924 - Posted: 10 May 2012, 6:04:40 UTC

Thanks for both the replies. One has indicated its not worth the effort and the other added a useful tool to my toolbox.

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