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herbutterbuns
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Message 4737 - Posted: 6 Jul 2004, 3:13:56 UTC

I was wondering if anyone could help me understand why I'm getting no credit? I have been with the new setiboinc since it went public, and have done 20+ work units, yet have gotten no credit for them at all. I at first thought I would just wait it out a while, but still after weeks haven't gotten credit for anything I've done. Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you.

Heffed
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Message 4767 - Posted: 6 Jul 2004, 5:44:32 UTC

Your results need to be verified by two other hosts.

This can take several weeks. The speed is dependant on several variables.

1- How quick are the other hosts the WU has been sent to?

2- How quick these other hosts will report the results. Will they do it manually, or let the scheduler pick them up automatically? If they go the automatic route, this can be accomplished two ways. It will either grab them the next time the host asks for more work, or around 24hours before the WUs deadline. If the host has a large cache, it could be a week or two before it asks for more work. If BOINC comes up against the deadline, this can also be two weeks away.

3- Has any host given the WU reset or detached, thus "flushing" the WU? If a WU has been "thrown out", the scheduler will wait until the deadline expires before adding it to the "pool" of WUs to be sent out again. This could take two weeks for the deadline, then more time depending on how many WUs are in the pool. Then we are back to numbers 1 and 2.

And finally,
4- How quick the validator processes the WU. Currently, there is a serious backlog the validator is chewing through.

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