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Profile Alien Hunter, USA
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Message 1321936 - Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 3:57:36 UTC

Why am I not getting enough work for 10 days. Im getting a little at a time ?//
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Message 1321984 - Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 7:59:56 UTC - in response to Message 1321936.

From the homepage news archive:

Continued server problems.
We're continuing to have issues due to a database problem early last week and a botched attempt to fix it.

The problem is that the result and host tables in the database have grown large enough, and hosts have gotten fast enough that the lookup of result in process for a host and the enumeration of new results to send don't finish before the web connection times out either on the server or the client side. This resulted in hosts being assigned large number or results to compute without the transaction that tells them about these results being completed. The host. think it received no results would then contact the server for more results, which it would again not receive.

This isn't a hardware problem. The database currently fits in memory and the processors are fast. We've just crossed a threshold where each host computes fast enough that host queues and the result table have become large enough to cause this problem. To solve it, we've put per host limits on results in process back in place. But hosts that are having this problem will probably continue to have it until the average number of results per host has fallen to a workable level. That could take weeks.

For a more permanent fix, we plan do more work in each result by quadrupling the size of the workunits. But that fix will probably take months to implement and test.

19 Nov 2012 | 1:02:54 UTC

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Message 1325254 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 13:28:23 UTC - in response to Message 1321984.

Well that explains why my work load has fallen so dramatically. A shame, I love watching progress on this project. :/

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Message 1342744 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 18:34:40 UTC - in response to Message 1325254.

You change the option of your PC in website of seti@home
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=global
In network setting
Change :

"Maintain enough tasks to keep busy for at least
(max 10 days)"

And the


"... and up to an additional"

Options

You will receive more works !
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Message 1342841 - Posted: 3 Mar 2013, 23:34:29 UTC - in response to Message 1342744.

You change the option of your PC in website of seti@home
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=global
In network setting
Change :

"Maintain enough tasks to keep busy for at least
(max 10 days)"

And the


"... and up to an additional"

Options

You will receive more works !


Not necessarily. The maximum amount that ANY user can receive on a single device is 200 workunits (100 for CPU, 100 for GPU) regardless of how many cores the CPU has, or how many GPU's are installed.
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