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Message 1858547 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:19:21 UTC - in response to Message 1858530.  

Many thanks to Eric for keeping us informed of what the problems are. When it's things like this that they cannot control, we understand, and they have all our best wishes to solve it quickly.

After 16 years I'm staying around for the long haul, those that are not happy with the project can of course move on to other Boinc projects if they wish. Having said that if I run out of work I'll go crunch Einstein for a bit, but I'll be back.

Lets try to keep positive guys.

[tongue in cheek]Here I am thinking that we really discovered ET and now they are doing just enough to keep us from discovering that we found them[/tongue firmly in cheek}
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Message 1858548 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:21:24 UTC - in response to Message 1858515.  

Any possibility that you might have a good backup of that part of the data?

Gary methinks at worst they have the source data and can have it rerun.

I was thinking of a backup of the informix DB, so that the damaged data would not have to be rerun. Hopefully they have been able to store all the raw data, but that is a huge store and also subject to corruption / bit rot.


. . I don't know that they have copies of the split data but I think they have the original tapes/data and can resplit it and send it back to the field :) More stuff to crunch !!!

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Message 1858549 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:21:50 UTC - in response to Message 1858508.  

Thank God we're not on the Nina, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria. We sail the Universe from the comfort of our easy chairs. I can't complain about a glitch here or there. Keep up the great work, Team!
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Message 1858550 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:21:55 UTC - in response to Message 1858467.  

Could there be a sabotage of hackers?
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Message 1858553 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:33:20 UTC - in response to Message 1858530.  

Many thanks to Eric for keeping us informed of what the problems are. When it's things like this that they cannot control, we understand, and they have all our best wishes to solve it quickly.

After 16 years I'm staying around for the long haul, those that are not happy with the project can of course move on to other Boinc projects if they wish. Having said that if I run out of work I'll go crunch Einstein for a bit, but I'll be back.

Lets try to keep positive guys.


. . Two of my rigs have been without SETI tasks for most of today , but they have E@H as backup and have been RACking up some nice numbers there. The third rig has not been set up to do E@H as until now it has not run out of work. But as of an hour ago it has been idle and I am about to create a third host profile to keep it busy too. The E@H brownie points are growing rapidly LOL

Stephen

P.S. I hope the database damage is not very extensive and only very few records are lost, but I have three rigs ready to crunch when there are more WUs to chew on.

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Message 1858554 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:34:38 UTC - in response to Message 1858535.  

Hah, and I just started processing work units again.

Good luck guys!


. . So it's your fault then? LOL

. . Jestin'

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Message 1858557 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:37:47 UTC - in response to Message 1858547.  

Many thanks to Eric for keeping us informed of what the problems are. When it's things like this that they cannot control, we understand, and they have all our best wishes to solve it quickly.

After 16 years I'm staying around for the long haul, those that are not happy with the project can of course move on to other Boinc projects if they wish. Having said that if I run out of work I'll go crunch Einstein for a bit, but I'll be back.

Lets try to keep positive guys.

[tongue in cheek]Here I am thinking that we really discovered ET and now they are doing just enough to keep us from discovering that we found them[/tongue firmly in cheek}


. . Paranoia must be contagious, I was wondering that same thing. Just keep the project ticking over to cover up that fact that E.T. has phoned home? LOL

. . Idle imaginations can be dangerous :)

Stephen

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Message 1858560 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:44:09 UTC

Oh my, you bunch are some erroneous terrestrials. :D
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Message 1858561 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 10:44:17 UTC - in response to Message 1858557.  

[tongue in cheek]Here I am thinking that we really discovered ET and now they are doing just enough to keep us from discovering that we found them[/tongue firmly in cheek}



. . Paranoia must be contagious, I was wondering that same thing. Just keep the project ticking over to cover up that fact that E.T. has phoned home? LOL

. . Idle imaginations can be dangerous :)

Stephen


If that had happend the C.I.A & N.S.A would have been " knockin the doors down " to prevent release ( coz the public CAN'T know and the US government ALWAYS knows best R.O.F.P.M.S.L ) and certain people would probably be " guests " of the US government ;-) .

But then there's lways a " maybe " in't there , not like the Uni has had " dealings " with certain agency's in the past have they ;-)
Life is what you make of it :-)

When i'm good i'm very good , but when i'm bad i'm shi#eloads better ;-) In't I " buttercups " p.m.s.l at authoritie !!;-)
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Message 1858572 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 12:15:30 UTC

Leaving aside conspiracy theories, in this nonpolitical News Thread.

Take as long as is necessary to fix the problem. Most of us understand, and will be patient.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
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Message 1858573 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 12:17:21 UTC - in response to Message 1858530.  

Many thanks to Eric for keeping us informed of what the problems are. When it's things like this that they cannot control, we understand, and they have all our best wishes to solve it quickly.

After 16 years I'm staying around for the long haul, those that are not happy with the project can of course move on to other Boinc projects if they wish. Having said that if I run out of work I'll go crunch Einstein for a bit, but I'll be back.

Lets try to keep positive guys.


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Message 1858583 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 13:03:33 UTC - in response to Message 1858573.  

Many thanks to Eric for keeping us informed of what the problems are. When it's things like this that they cannot control, we understand, and they have all our best wishes to solve it quickly.

After 16 years I'm staying around for the long haul, those that are not happy with the project can of course move on to other Boinc projects if they wish. Having said that if I run out of work I'll go crunch Einstein for a bit, but I'll be back.

Lets try to keep positive guys.


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Message 1858588 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 13:24:24 UTC
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No need to put the "science" part of SETI back online, as far as I'm concerned.
ET will not be found with this method anyhow, so just let it die....
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Message 1858589 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 13:27:09 UTC - in response to Message 1858467.  

That's life, I thought it was me
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Message 1858598 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 14:20:44 UTC - in response to Message 1858588.  

No need to put the "science" part of SETI back online, as far as I'm concerned.
ET will not be found with this method anyhow, so just let it die....

OK Fidel... Sorry to see you leave this Attempt and leaving the Message Boards.

You will be missed.
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Message 1858599 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 14:21:07 UTC
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The ONLY frustrating part for me is seeing all you newbies, within the last 5 - 10 years, that have 3, 4, 5 TIMES as many work units done than I do :-(
My PC is on 24/7, unless it freezes or crashes during the night, and I have an 8 core AMD, 6 cores are dedicated to SETI, and I run Nvidia CUDDA. Just installed SETI on my 2 PC's at work too :-D

I work in Data Storage, keep trying to get my company to donate one of our smaller systems, but at 1.2 million each, they are a bit leery. I'll keep working on it, maybe one of these days.
I reject your reality and substitute my own

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Message 1858600 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 14:27:20 UTC - in response to Message 1858525.  
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"In my case I currently have two computers on 24/7. One is my desktop which has a 4 core / 4 thread i5-4590, 3.3 GHz, and an Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB. So far I get the most credit per day by having the 1060 crunch 4 work units at a time and dedicate 0.25 CPU core to each task. This leaves 3 cores free to clobber non-GPU tasks. So I'm usually crunching 7 tasks at a time. This leaves my GPU 98-100% busy all the time it has taks, and the CPU around 95-98% busy. That small amount of "free" time keeps the system from bogging down while I'm doing other light stuff like web browsing. It also allows the CPU to stay in "turbo" mode at 3.5 GHz nearly all the time."


Hi I have basically the same computing hardware. Can you share your BOINC config?
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Message 1858631 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 17:17:54 UTC - in response to Message 1858600.  
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Sure:
My file app_config.xml looks like this...

<app_config>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v8</name>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>.25</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>.25</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v7</name>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>1</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>1</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
</app_config>

The AstroPulse units tend to pull more CPU as they run, so I only process one at a time on the GPU. Still experimenting with those, but they're pretty rare (a few per month at most), so pretty much just guessing what's "best" there.
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Message 1858633 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 17:19:30 UTC

Status update:

The checks are still running but should be finished within a few more hours.

The worst case scenario is probably restoring from a backup either one or two weeks old, so we lose two weeks of processing. I'm still hopeful that we can avoid that. Best case scenario is that we can snip out the problem areas and only lose a few pulses.
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Message 1858635 - Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 17:31:34 UTC - in response to Message 1858633.  
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Which just leaves the issue of how did the corruption occur. Hardware of software ? And the biliion dollar question will it happen again ?
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