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Message 1311768 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 15:02:34 UTC - in response to Message 1311760.

What's a 'wingman'?

Every task your computer is working on is also being done by at least one other. The owner of that computer is your wingman. (Yes, it's a somewhat un-PC term, and some people here say wingperson or just wingy. Wingman just flows off the tongue (and keyboard) better, though. And, while I've never seen a statistical breakdown, I'd bet that the vast majority of users are male, so wingman is accurate more often than not.)

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Message 1311769 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 15:04:41 UTC - in response to Message 1311648.

any news about scheduler?

The fact that you were able to post that question here proves that everything is back up and running. Now it's just a matter of an unusually long recovery period from an unusually long outage.

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Message 1311772 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 15:10:08 UTC - in response to Message 1311641.

Me the same last 4 task are running and what is done
it won't take away, and when I see my account it says
I have 67 task witch isn't true, cause I have 4 task.

By the way Good Morning from a white Netherlands
tomorrow there is more snow expected and freezing cold.

Good morning here, afternoon there, from Chicago. We are expecting our first significant snow of the season this Sunday night into Monday morning, which is rather late for it to occur. We've had some freezing cold too, but not a lot.

Your other 63 tasks will be resolved when you finally make contact with the scheduler. Either they will be re-sent as lost tasks or they will be timed out for you and reassigned to someone else.

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Message 1311773 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 15:14:49 UTC - in response to Message 1311600.

My eight boxes here ran out of work last week much to my surprise.

I read all the messages about the down time and why so I gave them a holiday (powered off for a few days).

So I started this box today (we are EST +12hrs)as the main seti site says it will be back (an I see it is) but the local scheduler is still delaying 3 hours each time and raising but I guess that is because I am here in the middle of Asia AKA 3rd world, and not on any big pipe to get all the complete work into the server so no point in turning the rest on until at least one box get updated.

PS: ET that is the hold message you are hearing on that phone call..

Unless you're trying to save electricity, turn on all of them but set all but one to no new tasks. That way they can at least keep trying to report what they've done. In fact, once they've reported, you can turn them off again if you want. Once the one gets some work, let another ask for some. Repeat until they all get some.

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Message 1311777 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 15:33:30 UTC
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It's not just Seti falling over from time to time.
Just did a search for Theory of Relativity on a site using Google as it's search engine and it fell over with this message:-

Service Unavailable - DNS failure
The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later.

Reference #11.871c20d9.1354807311.11fe4d67


So perhaps the Aliens are all trying to book their flights for 20th December via the internet and are checking Relativity sites to see if they are able to travel faster than light if they reduce their luggage to zero mass, to comply with the Einstein theories in relation to Energy required to move a mass at the speed of light and beyond.

Finally got all my WU reported, but now no more SETI WU to do.
Got Einstein WU running at the moment which coincidentally are running faster than light..
....I threw my Lamp across the room.. to see how fast light was.

Also got Orbit@home project running but it's got no work at all, so wonder if it's a dead project?
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Message 1311800 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 16:55:30 UTC

When my Seti work units run dry, I allow malariacontrol.net to get new tasks, with a 'resource share' of "10" (Seti is set to "1000"). I click "No new tasks" for malariacontrol.net once Seti work units return. I like to think of it my socially conscious alternative, for when I can't up my Seti stats. The one thing I don't like about malariacontrol.net is the short deadlines.

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Message 1311806 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 17:03:35 UTC

Good Luck, ready to go when you are.[/b]

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Message 1311809 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 17:09:16 UTC - in response to Message 1311515.

I now have errors in my results, all of which are down to two periods of server downtime.

Because these appear as errors, I take it that my machine has been plodding away for no good reason.


Well, SETI Bêta is up and running,
. UTC= 17:04

Haven't seen much (no) work in the last week, so no errors ;-)

Well you could make a SETI Bêta account, unless you have one already, Less ??1
They're always 'short on testing', too.



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Message 1311817 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 17:15:04 UTC

Uploads are working again. I'm happy. Thanks for all your hard work! :)

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Message 1311891 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 19:48:28 UTC - in response to Message 1311768.

So that takes care of my 'wingman' --- I have 4 computers running SETI and of the 4 three have new work. The fourth has had 100 work units to report and for whatever reason it seems like I done been forgotten about. I'm patiently waiting, but curious why only one of the four is being ignored?

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Message 1311894 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 20:05:06 UTC

My Seti has just got one more downloaded WU and has started running it, plus it was in middle of downloading a second WU which it was 46% through when it stopped. I've just manually restarted that one downloading again and it's finally finished ready to start. Both were GPU work units.

Thanks Mr A.L.Ien for what we receive.

I got Einstein@home working the CPU and when the Boinc screensaver comes on it's interesting the graphical representation of the sky (starfield)it shows has a dish aerial floating about in the sky. Wonder if that's Mr A.L.Ien going home.
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Message 1311897 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 20:06:45 UTC - in response to Message 1311475.

Thankfully this now seems to have cleared :-)


Cheers for now,
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Message 1311960 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 22:32:54 UTC - in response to Message 1310217.

donald
thanks for standing up for those of us with old cruddy outdated equipment. we love SETI and are happy that our meager contributions are appreciated!

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Message 1311977 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 23:12:35 UTC

All the work units I had were due next year anyway :D
Keep up the good work guys! <3

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Message 1311987 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 0:13:30 UTC - in response to Message 1311584.

I know you're having issues, but what will happen to my work that has been processed and is sitting on my three computers waiting to sent to SETI? I'm new here so be kind. Thank you ...


Typical answer for the various BOINC projects I participate in: If you can report it before any replacements for those workunits get reported, you still get credit. So, keep trying.

However, I suspect that I've seen BOINC discard workunits if they stay on the computer for a full month after they finish, so don't be surprised if this happens.

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Message 1311991 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 0:23:22 UTC - in response to Message 1311657.

I've been crunching since 2000 and lately have noticed that the servers keeps going down more frequently. Instead of leaving the seti project, I've joined another boinc project so my computers doesn't crunch "idle time".
When the seti servers seem to be back online, i usually set my other boinc projects not to recieve any more work.

Good luck with fixing your servers as we all will be waiting patiently. :-)


If you'd prefer to do this more automatically, just set the resource share of those other projects to zero. The, BOINC will request workunits from them only when it is unable to get any from a project with a non-zero resource share.

I'm not sure just what BOINC does if more than one project has a resource share of zero; if you see any resulting problems, you may prefer to set them to very low values, but not zero.

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Message 1311992 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 0:27:20 UTC - in response to Message 1311769.

any news about scheduler?

The fact that you were able to post that question here proves that everything is back up and running. Now it's just a matter of an unusually long recovery period from an unusually long outage.


Everything? It looks to me more like part of the server system is working, but another part still has problems.

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Message 1311999 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 0:34:50 UTC - in response to Message 1311809.

I now have errors in my results, all of which are down to two periods of server downtime.

Because these appear as errors, I take it that my machine has been plodding away for no good reason.


Well, SETI Bêta is up and running,
. UTC= 17:04

Haven't seen much (no) work in the last week, so no errors ;-)

Well you could make a SETI Bêta account, unless you have one already, Less ??1
They're always 'short on testing', too.




I connected to SETI Beta and got an error message about a missing security certificate for them. Could this be fixed before I connect there again?

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Message 1312025 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 3:22:17 UTC - in response to Message 1311999.

I now have errors in my results, all of which are down to two periods of server downtime.

Because these appear as errors, I take it that my machine has been plodding away for no good reason.


Well, SETI Bêta is up and running,
. UTC= 17:04

Haven't seen much (no) work in the last week, so no errors ;-)

Well you could make a SETI Bêta account, unless you have one already, Less ??1
They're always 'short on testing', too.




I connected to SETI Beta and got an error message about a missing security certificate for them. Could this be fixed before I connect there again?

Doubt it, it hasn't been fixed in the last couple years. Suggest you use the Seti Beta forums for a better response.

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Message 1312494 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 11:02:31 UTC - in response to Message 1309393.

grazie 1000

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