What happens if I do not complete a task before the deadline?

Questions and Answers : Getting started : What happens if I do not complete a task before the deadline?
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
User703

Send message
Joined: 11 Jun 16
Posts: 5
Credit: 3,895
RAC: 0
Message 1795594 - Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 12:09:13 UTC

Hello guys, I have another question for you: what happens if I do not complete a task before the deadline?
Then it get sent to another user or something else?
ID: 1795594 · Report as offensive
Profile Bernie VineProject Donor
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 26 May 99
Posts: 9079
Credit: 51,143,434
RAC: 21,189
United Kingdom
Message 1795597 - Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 12:15:34 UTC - in response to Message 1795594.  

Hello guys, I have another question for you: what happens if I do not complete a task before the deadline?
Then it get sent to another user or something else?

Yes any tasks not reported by deadline will be re sent to another user.
"Proud to be born and bred in Croydon"
ID: 1795597 · Report as offensive
User703

Send message
Joined: 11 Jun 16
Posts: 5
Credit: 3,895
RAC: 0
Message 1795601 - Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 12:56:31 UTC - in response to Message 1795597.  

And will something happen to my credits? thanks for the answer :)
ID: 1795601 · Report as offensive
Profile Bernie VineProject Donor
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 26 May 99
Posts: 9079
Credit: 51,143,434
RAC: 21,189
United Kingdom
Message 1795651 - Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 16:15:23 UTC - in response to Message 1795601.  

And will something happen to my credits? thanks for the answer :)

You only get credit for completed work. So no it won't affect you current credit.

Also every task is sent to two computers and the results checked against each other, only then will you get credit.

If you look near the top of this page you will see a black bar and on the right is the word "ACCOUNT" click on this to see your account details.

Under the "Computing and Credit" heading you can click on the "Tasks - View" link to see all you current tasks and also any that have validated and any that are waiting "Validation" this is when you have finished a task but your "wingmate"
(the other person crunching the same task) has not.

There are other headings and descriptions but have a look first and feel free to ask any questions here.
"Proud to be born and bred in Croydon"
ID: 1795651 · Report as offensive
User703

Send message
Joined: 11 Jun 16
Posts: 5
Credit: 3,895
RAC: 0
Message 1795721 - Posted: 12 Jun 2016, 19:04:19 UTC - in response to Message 1795651.  

Thanks a lot for the support :D
ID: 1795721 · Report as offensive

Questions and Answers : Getting started : What happens if I do not complete a task before the deadline?


 
©2017 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.