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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (72) Server problems? (Message 1211564)
Posted 29 Mar 2012 by Profile Brother Frank
I've been seeing this too along with many long backoff's on my two best crunchers. Then I retry for both downloads and uploads and it will all get through. I thought things were returning to near normal on Tuesday evening but then it go much worse again on Wednesday. This maintenance period has been a nightmare for my uploads. Even with my slowest machine I have had to manually update and retry a great deal. I joined just a few months ago, but this has not happened before for me except for that really bad period around the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weeks in Feb.

Brother Frank
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (70) Server problems? (Message 1202877)
Posted 6 Mar 2012 by Profile Brother Frank
I've got the same problems as you are reporting on my fastest machine. The one right next to it, a desktop core duo is having no problem at all uploading completed jobs. Everything was going so well until sometime this afternoon and now I get the error you are reporting to: with 166 completed jobs that can't be sent in. I hope SETI staff are aware of this. You aren't alone I'm sure in having this issue.

Brother Frank

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23) Message boards : Number crunching : I have not been able to d/l new work since early this morning (Message 1197501)
Posted 19 Feb 2012 by Profile Brother Frank
I've been getting some work too. It started for me just a few minutes ago for my two most powerful machines. Even got some work units that will take close to 5 hours. No work yet for my 3 Nvidia graphics cards. Those may have to stay with GPUGRID for a while. I am gonna make my first $50 donation to the graphics users group now. I really believe in these distributed computing projects. Just last Friday a medical assistant seemed very interested in them and knew some about SETI from watching Nova. I gave her the projects list, the links to BOINC and Seti at home and said to send me an e-mail if she needs any help in setting it up on her PC.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : I have not been able to d/l new work since early this morning (Message 1197400)
Posted 19 Feb 2012 by Profile Brother Frank
No work for any of my machines either except for one slower one which has enough for five days or so. My most powerful ones have made dozens of requests for more work without getting any work units back. I saw a problem beginning to develop on the 17th with many long back offs. One was 11 hours and 32 mins. There was one spurt of availability for new jobs. Seems like it was a couple of days ago, but nothing new since then. My RAC has declined rapidly for SETI from the mid twenty k's range to the high teens. Have substituted work from GPU GRID (lots of Nvidia work available) and World Community Grid as well as some from Milkyway@Home I'm just trying to contribute in the best way possible and have been able to keep my two most powerful machines active. It has been a scramble. I see some posts from participants about the difficulty in getting new work, but very little from SETI about the lack of work units issue. I believe that many of us would be willing to make donations for new equipment. I've noticed that the graphics processors users group has made very substantial equipment donations recently of new servers for SETI. I am going to join their efforts and support their campaigns. It seems like a wonderful way to cut through red tape.

They have also (as of 11/18/2011) sent in their papers to become registered charitable org through the IRS. "As of 11/18/2011, the GPU Users Group Inc has filed for Tax Exempt Status 501(c)(3) with the IRS. Our application is currently pending."
25) Questions and Answers : Windows : not getting data (Message 1195121)
Posted 14 Feb 2012 by Profile Brother Frank
I've not been getting any new work units for SETI either since before 6 p.m. Central Time USA on Sunday. The system has been taking my finished jobs. My windows machines had all been working fine and I have no difficulties in using the internet or uploading or downloading otherwise. The machines keep requesting work units every several minutes. The response is always to send zero units back and say there is no work available. I've never had the pipeline go dry like this for more than 30 hours plus.

Does anyone know what has happened? All my rigs are about to run out of work. Thanks in advance for any light or help you can shed on this. I've noticed some reports about this starting to pop up on the web, but no official response.

Brother Frank

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