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1) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI is back in business (Message 1120130)
Posted 1135 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
After finishing reading some forum entries at LHC@home, I checked on my stuck result uploads at 1856 UTC. Got a brief look at'em for all of maybe 3 seconds and they disappeared. The completed WU's reported then also. Just no credit yet. The geeks at Berkeley are on the ball! Science marches on! 8-D
2) Message boards : Technical News : Monolith (Jun 14 2011) (Message 1120082)
Posted 1135 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
AND PLEASE STOP POSTING ON A MONTH-OLD NEWS THREAD!!

Sorry for shouting, but it starts getting really annoying that the posts have nothing to do with the topic of the thread.


Well, Gundolf, it looks like the posters simply check for the latest time noted for a comment on a likely thread. Ahh..., as I do. However, I tend to restrain myself from commenting and just read about the problems others are having. (And usually only when I am suffering problems on my end.) This lets me know that SETI has had some glitches and I'm not alone with being unable to upload, D/L, and so forth. Misery does love company, after all. LOL! I do agree with you that it's better to choose the appropriate board for the subject if one wishes to actually make a comment.

However, if SETI has a long enough downtime, I hope the crunchers will contribute to the other, worthwhile, distributed computing projects like Einstein, Climate, or whatever science project piques their interest.

It's my personal feeling that if more cycles were spread out with other projects, SETI wouldn't be as overloaded. And if one only desires to participate in a single project I recommend not with LHC. ;-P
3) Message boards : Technical News : Gravity (Jun 09 2011) (Message 1115385)
Posted 1147 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Thank you for the info, Matt. However one issue here is that the newest BOINC version has a prominent place for notices which apparently mirrors the home page. It may have been better to post your news there as the last notice was dated May 28th and doesn't cover this sequence of events. Without current notices on the home page the BOINC development just becomes redundant and a mockery. Users still have to access the boards for any info on which they find concerns. Perhaps a brief comment on the current problem with a link to the appropriate board would work.
4) Message boards : Technical News : School (Feb 22 2011) (Message 1082412)
Posted 1249 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
The procedure to increase the delay was kind of successful in that it decreased the entropy on the machinery as well as allowed for bandwidth to be opened up. Newer machines have been added to the mix in the lab, but the bandwidth is, if I'm not mistaken, the same. The planned three day outages may be a thing of the past, but occasional outages will still occur for various reasons. Don't forget that not all the servers were changed out, and plenty of stuff is happening in the background. It's not a good idea to fix something that isn't broken anyway. I consider the delay a real non-issue. If you really want to connect sooner you can always force the issue manually with the update button.
5) Message boards : Technical News : School (Feb 22 2011) (Message 1081980)
Posted 1250 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Umm, isn't it time to consider cutting down the mandatory wait time after a scheduler update? (to something less than 5 minutes...)


I'm not sure, but I suspect the mandatory wait time is there for limiting bandwidth issues. Regardless, it's something I can live with. (Don't want to hammer the servers too much while things are running as smoothly as they are now, after all.)
6) Message boards : Technical News : Hills and Valleys (Feb 10 2011) (Message 1076144)
Posted 1266 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Echoing KWSN Ekky above, it's just down to the cuda units being chewed up from SETI, one-by-one now. Figured it was time to start punishing the EINSTEIN@home servers and down loaded a bunch of their work units. (One project or another will have available work.) Take your time and get the job done right. Can't wait to start building up the Pending list again. :-)

And thank you for both the info and the never-ending efforts of the whole SETI crew. You are the original True Believers.
7) Message boards : Technical News : Carolyn = Master (Nov 23 2010) (Message 1051474)
Posted 1343 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Let me add my thanks for your news posts, Matt. And, as has been said previously, we will be here waiting. Don't start the project up until you're satisfied that everything will run smoothly. Give Carolyn and Jocelyn our best! :-)
8) Message boards : Technical News : Stormy (Nov 22 2010) (Message 1050394)
Posted 1347 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
I agree that you guys are doing a superb job, Matt. Having fun with the new toys. :-) And thank you for the update. We are all patiently waiting for for the new systems to go live. I'll just continue chewing on Einstein and LHC w/u's here until then.

It might be a good idea to acquire some backup power units rather than simple surge protectors. Modern ones will allow the the servers to gracefully shut down from battery power when the mains go out, and let the batteries take the hits from surges.

Regardless, hope your feasting with friends and family goes well.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Emergency fund drive for the project............. (Message 1047092)
Posted 1361 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Yes, my kitties checked under their dishes too, Mark. Just sorry it's late in arriving, but I'm sure the project won't mind having it. :-P I don't check the boards very often is all.

Thank you for your gift of $100.00 via Visa on 11/08/2010.
Your gift was assigned to the following areas:

SETI@home - $100.00

Your confirmation number is:
64073
10) Message boards : Technical News : Perfect Storm, Inc. (Jun 16 2010) (Message 1007682)
Posted 1499 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Yes, Blurf. However checking the results awaiting validation from the server status page indicates that the process is going very slowly. My take is that the results from all our chewing won't be uploaded for several days. Fortunately I have enuff work units in my cache to keep me going with S@H as well as a few from Einstein, and believe it or not, LHC!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC needs a overhaul (Message 975677)
Posted 1610 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
@ WinterKnight:


There is a case for users to participate in more than one project, but it can never be forced and if a user wants to do only one project then as I see it this rule makes BOINC broken. Find a different solution that doesn't affect projects that don't need it.


Please try this point out at the LHC@home fora. LOL!

Regards
12) Message boards : Technical News : The more things change, the more they stay the same. (Message 973680)
Posted 1618 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
I am getting a strange message
2/24/2010 9:16:14 PM SETI@home Restarting task 11ja07ac.12429.22976.8.10.232_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603

I am not sure why this task is restarting, but it seems to occure every two hours.

any thoughts?



Seems to me that the fix may have been a temporary thing. After rebooting my lappie due to a couple of updates I tried to upload a few shorties that had finished and got the following messages which seem to be reminescent of previous messages:

2/24/2010 10:59:35 PM SETI@home Restarting task 08ja07ac.8837.6616.11.10.254_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
2/24/2010 10:59:35 PM SETI@home Restarting task 04ja07ac.7248.12752.4.10.146_2 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
2/24/2010 11:45:58 PM SETI@home update requested by user
2/24/2010 11:46:01 PM SETI@home Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
2/24/2010 11:46:01 PM SETI@home Reporting 9 completed tasks, not requesting new tasks
2/24/2010 11:46:02 PM Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
2/24/2010 11:46:03 PM Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
2/24/2010 11:46:06 PM SETI@home Scheduler request failed: Server returned nothing (no headers, no data)

Granted the server seems to be getting a lot of hits, but the question is why the server isn't able to reply to queries.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation inconclusive? (Message 927888)
Posted 1805 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Thank you all; I understand the problem now. I was only surprised since this was the first time I've ever seen that particular result. Hopefully the next result will clear quickly for SETI@home's sake.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Validation inconclusive? (Message 927737)
Posted 1805 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
I'm not sure what the result of a pending WU means when two results are returned, from separate sources, of course. Does this mean, perhaps, that there is something wrong with the validation process. This is the first time I've ever seen this notation. http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=492785162

15) Message boards : Technical News : Retreat! (Jun 24 2009) (Message 911375)
Posted 1862 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
"Of course, we've been offline for 24 hours, so there's gonna be lots of traffic for a while making it hard to upload/download anything."

All right! For those of us who ran out of work and/or turned off our computers but are now getting work units downloaded. I noticed that a fair amount of the incoming wu's were going to be due on July 1st. Will there be an extension of time for those?

Great work on bringing the system to heel, Matt. Hopefully there won't be any outage over the long July 4th holiday.

Kibble
16) Message boards : Number crunching : BOS goes SecondLife (Message 708059)
Posted 2369 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
Just finished: BOS (BOINC Online Schedulers) SL Edition :)

Placed right outside my mall, BOS SL will give you the opportunity to see the online status of the BOINC projects when you are online in SL.

It updates every 30 minutes (smaller intervals would be unsuitable in there).


If I understand you correctly, BOS updates somewhat like the SETI@work site, by querying the SETI@home data base? If so, a longer period for updating might be a good idea. Creating stress on the servers can be lessened, thereby. (The SETI@work site updates at 3 hour intervals when the data base is available.)

Please don't think that I am against the idea of BOS. Indeed, I think it's a wunnerful idea. Thank you for creating it.

Ray
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Corrupt task? (Message 702457)
Posted 2383 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
This has been seen before when a batch of work units had malformed headers, I believe. Apparently the splitters messed up. I've got a few like that currently. The plan here is to dump my cache and start over with a new slate. Certainly not good etiquette, but there isn't really a good solution offered by the SETI team. I'm reasonably sure it isn't BOINC or my computer since EINSTEIN is working well.

Kibble
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Using Bonic with Vista (Message 691813)
Posted 2420 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
And I love XP but they are gonna go to no support in 2009 so I had no choice. I didn't want it. I need a third choice that is compatible with all my programs.


That's not exactly true. MS's support for XP will officially continue until around 2014, but the sale of the OS is gonna stop around June 2008. I believe that individual users and especially the corporations have spoken decisively here. And if my limited experience with Vista is any indication, XP, a mature system, will go further into the future.

My 2 cents!

Kibble
19) Message boards : Number crunching : boinc wont connect (Message 668384)
Posted 2468 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
when i open boinc it says cant connect to boinc client or something like that. cant figure it out.

os 64bit ubuntu

boinc 5.4.11




shane

uplaods only will not d/l


The download process is slow and intermittent. Hopefully everyone hass some wu's left in their cache so it isn't a problem at this time.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : A simple poll......... (Message 631755)
Posted 2525 days ago by Profile Kibble (KB7TIB)
yay


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