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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd SETI Ehhanced Error Message (Message 841462)
Posted 2083 days ago by Profile Warren Rogers
Good morning everyone,

I just finished my last WU that was cued clicked update to get it to report and I got 2 new WUs it looks like what ever the problem was has fixed itself. Yeah!!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Odd SETI Ehhanced Error Message (Message 841082)
Posted 2084 days ago by Profile Warren Rogers
Hello all,

I just received that message too. I have an AMD 2.2 GHtz Quad-Core Phenom Processor with 3G of memory with Windows Vista with SP1. I'm using an ATI 3650HD video card with the most current drivers. I've been crunching this version of SETI since it started and haven't had any problems getting WUs as a matter of fact I have one in my cue and just turn in a completed WU. I hope this information is helpful in finding out what is causing the error.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : No Credit Given (Message 738963)
Posted 2331 days ago by Profile Warren Rogers
Hello Everyone,

Thank you for your help with my question. It was actually the first time I'd not get credit for a completed WU and was more than a little curious as to why. Thank you for your explanations, they helped out a lot.

Warren



I recently completed a WU and was waiting for the third person turned in their WU. The other two people received credit but I didn't. My WU was the second one turned in but was listed as invalid while the one before me and the one after were listed as valid. If someone could explain why the WU after being worked on for 4.5 hours was considered invalid it would be greatly appreciated. The WU in question is 249655496. Thank you in advance.

Warren Rogers

Hi Warren,
Due to the slight differences in different computers, each computer is capable of producing slightly different results. We have a "validation" procedure where these slight variations are considered. There are three levels, "strongly similar", "weakly similar" and "not similar". If two results are "strongly similar" which means the results returned are within one percent or so of the other, they are validated and both are issued credit. Any other situation requires a third result to be issued. If all three results are "weakly similar" then all three are validated and credit is issued. If however the third result is strongly similar to one or the other of the other two results, the two are validated and the third is determined to be "not similar" and is not issued credit. In your case, your result was found to be not similar to the others. In other words, the third result matched the first result within a percent or so. Yours was outside the limits for validation.

This can be caused by several things. Sometimes a work unit just returns varying results, but other times it can be caused by something in your computer. These can be heat buildup due to dust in the heatsinks/fans, a memory stick going bad, too aggressive of an overclock, and several other things. An occasional invalid result is nothing to worry about, but if you have more than one or two, or you notice it happening more often then it might be a good idea to check your system for the above mentioned problems.

4) Message boards : Number crunching : No Credit Given (Message 738927)
Posted 2331 days ago by Profile Warren Rogers
I recently completed a WU and was waiting for the third person turned in their WU. The other two people received credit but I didn't. My WU was the second one turned in but was listed as invalid while the one before me and the one after were listed as valid. If someone could explain why the WU after being worked on for 4.5 hours was considered invalid it would be greatly appreciated. The WU in question is 249655496. Thank you in advance.

Warren Rogers
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Uable to use old account (Message 616903)
Posted 2580 days ago by Profile Warren Rogers
Welcome back.
Have you found this page. sah_email_form.php

Andy



No I hadn't seen that page yet but unfortunatey I don't remember my SETI Classic accounts password. My hard drive that the password was on failed a year ago and I lost the password. I also checked to see if there were any valid accounts with any of the email addresses using the account checker on the page and it did not find one. I did look up my name and found the two different cross project IDs. Is there any way I can use that to merge the new SETI account with my other BOINC accounts using the cross project ID.

Thank you for you help,

Warren
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Uable to use old account (Message 616896)
Posted 2580 days ago by Profile Warren Rogers
I was with SETI@Home before it went to BOINC and then for a little while when BOINC started. I stopped for about 3 years and when I started up again I tried to use my old account. When I entered my email address I received the message, "Not a valid account." So I had to create a new account using a secondary email address. When I tried to change my email address to match all my other BOINC accounts I received the following message, "There is already an account with that email address." Is there any way I can merge my two accounts so that my cross project ID for SETI matches my other accounts.

Thank you in advance,

Warren Rogers


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