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Message 1271634 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 20:18:22 UTC

We're slowly recovering from the power outage. The main BOINC database was performing poorly at first for an unknown reason. We'll be monitoring it as the recovery continues.
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Message 1271640 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 20:30:30 UTC
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It would be good if there was a placeholder page (outside the affected SSL network) up at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu during these outages.

The last one in May was three or four days long. There was no notice that I can remember...

Though my modest boxes are nothing special, given the time, effort and money I've put into them (due to my rather poor luck) I like keeping them all occupied. :^)

Glad to see the project back online.
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Message 1271642 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 20:31:17 UTC - in response to Message 1271634.

Eric, thanks for the news!

I hope (/wish you) all server/services start smoothly and work again well soon.


* Best regards! :-) * Sutaru Tsureku, team seti.international founder. * Optimize your PC for higher RAC. * SETI@home needs your help. *
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Message 1271647 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 20:39:53 UTC

Thanks for the news,
I also perform poorly first thing in the `morning` :¬)

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Message 1271655 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 20:49:30 UTC - in response to Message 1271640.

It would be good if there was a placeholder page (outside the affected SSL network) up at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu during these outages.

Glad to see the project back online.

You can follow planned & unplanned outages at IST Service Status
Wishing crew & servers a smooth recovery
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Message 1271664 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 20:55:16 UTC

Is this why I got a whole slew of 8/26-8/28 expiration date jobs?
Incidentally, running multiple GPU jobs at once doesn't work all that well on my machine. I've found 3 work okay, 7+ and one or more of them, (usually all of them,) return a calculation error. I'm manually throttling the jobs to keep them from running more than 3 at a time until the rush jobs are all done and I can get back to processing one 6.10 at a time alongside the 6.03s.

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Message 1271695 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 21:12:38 UTC

Thanks for the heads up Eric.

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Message 1271697 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 21:14:06 UTC

I hope all of the data will be recovered- I had three computers with no more tasks because they were all ready to transmit.

Anyone know if this was just an annoying delay (I had 6 Astro's and they take 30+hours each), or did we lose credits?

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Message 1271701 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 21:18:17 UTC - in response to Message 1271697.

care about credits, back online! Lets go find some alien civilization!

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Message 1271705 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 21:20:26 UTC

Thanks to all those hard working people behind the scenes, maintaining the Seti@home network, for us, the crunchers, so we can continue our efforts to process the W.U's. Your efforts are greatly appreciated by many.

And thanks goes out to Speedy, for the info on where to find the directory listing the downed servers at Berkeley. This is usefull info to have during these trying times.

Once again, thanks for the efforts ev1 is giving, it is appreciated.

Cheers!
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Message 1271708 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 21:26:58 UTC

Oh, that's the reason for all the tasks in my manager.
Hoping for soon restart of the uploads and good state of the servers.
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Message 1271723 - Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 22:08:14 UTC - in response to Message 1271705.

Thanks goes out to Speedy, for the info on where to find the directory listing the downed servers at Berkeley. This is usefull info to have during these trying times.

Once again, thanks for the efforts ev1 is giving, it is appreciated.

Cheers!

Your welcome. I was made aware of IST Service Status by Richard Haselgrove. Thanks also to Richard
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Message 1272105 - Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 15:40:22 UTC - in response to Message 1271634.

I was wondering what was up well here's to a speedy recovery guys and see you back when you get back. I also notice something about a Nivida gpu problem I am running a gtx520 they were saying it was the older nivida gpus however what is the definition of an OLD nivida gpu??
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Message 1272116 - Posted: 17 Aug 2012, 15:56:13 UTC - in response to Message 1272105.

I was wondering what was up well here's to a speedy recovery guys and see you back when you get back. I also notice something about a Nivida gpu problem I am running a gtx520 they were saying it was the older nivida gpus however what is the definition of an OLD nivida gpu??

I think you mis-read: it was a problem with the older BOINC clients - v6.10.xx, v6.12.xx

Don't bother to upgrade to BOINC v7 just for this - they should be able to apply the fix quickly.

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Message 1276824 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 0:00:30 UTC - in response to Message 1271634.

Have you tried using SpinRite on the drives of the server? That ought to fix any performance issues resulting from drive damage.

http://www.spinrite.com

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Message 1277122 - Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 15:48:57 UTC - in response to Message 1276824.


"The drives of the server" are fairly new (months) and run in RAID
If one fails they replace it with new empty drive which is automatically resynced (filled with the same 'old' data that was on the broken HDD)

(and 'spinrite' can in fact induce final death to an old aging HDD if you have one)


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Message 1277680 - Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 17:55:18 UTC - in response to Message 1277122.

Well even new drives can get damaged during a power outage. Say one drive is damaged. Seek errors begin to occur that creates a performance hit while the drive tries to retrieve the data.

Even in RAID a 100% healthy drive is better than a slightly damaged one. If the drive is totally dead, they'll replace it of course. However, if it keeps working they may not investigate further.

The original post was about performance issues after a power outage. Damaged components, hard drives in particular, might be the cause.

And if your drive is in such bad shape it might die from Spinrite, then you should back it up. Spinrite even warns you about that if SMART-data is available.

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Message 1292442 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:02:30 UTC

Hi, I was wondering why doesn't SETI send out certificates like Einstein does? After a lot of years I've finally reached the million mark, though I've downloaded the certificate thing that is offered. How about sprucing the certificates appearance up at least?

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Message 1292450 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:15:15 UTC - in response to Message 1292442.
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Hi, I was wondering why doesn't SETI send out certificates like Einstein does? After a lot of years I've finally reached the million mark, though I've downloaded the certificate thing that is offered. How about sprucing the certificates appearance up at least?

Sincerely,
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It would also be nice if the Participants are able to put their real names - or whatever name they wish - on the certificate.

PS - This is probably the wrong Message Board.
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Message 1292466 - Posted: 7 Oct 2012, 17:30:55 UTC

Go to your Account Page. There is a place where you can generate your own certificate.

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