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Message 1250015 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 17:06:59 UTC
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still fairly new here and got my first inconclusive report today so i tried to do some investigating.
i found that the person checking has had some 1500 / 147 invalid / valid calculations
is this really helping and is there anything i can do to prevent them from checking files i've checked?

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Message 1250040 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 17:35:14 UTC - in response to Message 1250015.

Inconclusive results are nothing unusual and also nothing to care much about. Only if you get some errors or invalids, than it's time to see what needs to be fixed.
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Message 1250071 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 18:17:06 UTC

There's an active thread on the recent rash of inconclusives here ...
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=68321

Unless you're the cause of the inconclusive (and it doesn't appear that you are) then, as Link said, there's really nothing you can do. The WU will be sent to another host for validation.

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Message 1250074 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 18:32:07 UTC - in response to Message 1250071.
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There's an active thread on the recent rash of inconclusives here ...
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=68321

Unless you're the cause of the inconclusive (and it doesn't appear that you are) then, as Link said, there's really nothing you can do. The WU will be sent to another host for validation.


Welcome to Number Crunching Forum.....
Yep, I started a thread about hosts, making (too) much inconclusive and
faulty results.
Often anonymous hosts, it'll take quite some time to 'check-out' all your
wingmen ;-)
I don't think it's recent, but don't know if there are more nowadays.
But it's a waste of resources, can overload the servers and bandwidth and
takes an extra host and time.
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Message 1250090 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 19:58:07 UTC - in response to Message 1250015.
Last modified: 22 Jun 2012, 20:01:58 UTC

still fairly new here and got my first inconclusive report today so i tried to do some investigating.
i found that the person checking has had some 1500 / 147 invalid / valid calculations
is this really helping and is there anything i can do to prevent them from checking files i've checked?



This part of your questions jumped out, and needs to be addressed: is there anything i can do to prevent them from checking files i've checked?

Every WU must be checked by initially two computers, one result is not enough to make good science. Both computer must agree on the result, then and only then are the WU validated.

However it's more than common that the inital two computers does not agree on the result, or one computer errors out on the WU, so another computer will be sent the WU, this goes on for a number of times (I have forgotten the exact number of times), until there is an agreement on the result. When there's finally an agreement, the result is validated and credit is awarded.
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Message 1250105 - Posted: 22 Jun 2012, 20:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 1250090.

still fairly new here and got my first inconclusive report today so i tried to do some investigating.
i found that the person checking has had some 1500 / 147 invalid / valid calculations
is this really helping and is there anything i can do to prevent them from checking files i've checked?



This part of your questions jumped out, and needs to be addressed: is there anything i can do to prevent them from checking files i've checked?



i meant this particular user since they seem to have a large imbalance in validated and invalidated data

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Message 1250242 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 3:22:54 UTC - in response to Message 1250105.

Oh yes, Computer 3378825 (In progress (565) | Pending (15370) | Valid (134) | Invalid (1415) | Error (6) ), is 1 of about a half dozen or so of the worst PC's in a list of over 120 (and growing) of bad hosts that I've been teamed up with so far this month and likely most of those pendings it has will turn out to be invalid as well. :(

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Message 1250301 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 6:20:53 UTC - in response to Message 1250105.

still fairly new here and got my first inconclusive report today so i tried to do some investigating.
i found that the person checking has had some 1500 / 147 invalid / valid calculations
is this really helping and is there anything i can do to prevent them from checking files i've checked?


This part of your questions jumped out, and needs to be addressed: is there anything i can do to prevent them from checking files i've checked?


i meant this particular user since they seem to have a large imbalance in validated and invalidated data

No, you have absolutely no control over who gets assigned as your partner/wingman. It is the luck of the draw as to who hits the scheduler with a request at the same time as you do.
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