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Message 325964 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 10:56:07 UTC - in response to Message 325838.  
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No way! Gosh, it's called making a statement to the project. If letting a project know how the most valuable resourse to that project feels is considered "harasssment", I guess the UCB folks souldn't be asking for money!
The admins are not the "scientists". They are minimum wage guys that play in bands on the weekends!
No science, even in the SETI sense, would be impacted.

Whole lot of good that did the Classic folks! They left and we perservered! Now you are leaving, you too will soon be forgotten, or back from your one week hiatus, why not call it a vacation and be done with it? Seti will continue, if there are fewer of us crunching, so be it, we won't run out of work anymore and the forums may actually be a bit better without all this bellyaching!

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Message 325968 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 10:58:18 UTC

Just kidding ? I think this is ridiculous !
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Message 325969 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 10:58:20 UTC - in response to Message 325896.  

I'll have to relay this to the PC Perspective Killer Frogs Seti Team.


It will be good to have the Killer Frogs on strike with us! The more teams participating in this, the stronger the message will be!


I am a member of TFFE, our entire team census for all projects is 170 users. Our little team was 32nd in Seti until fairly recently, but most of our Seti crunchers have moved to other projects, mainly Einstein. There was no movement or discussion on our team board to drop Seti, but our members have been slowly withdrawing until now, we are doing very little Seti work. We're just fading away so there's no need to strike...we're already for the most part gone.

P.S. My own RAC used to be over 10,800.

That means you and the other "Team" members will slowly move down the stats and I will move back up from the number 2 slot to number 1 again then, right?
Happy crunching!

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Message 326126 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 13:35:41 UTC - in response to Message 325947.  

{tone:cheerful}
The purpose behind Seti enhanced is to slow down the amount of work the servers have to do. With all the people stopping work for Seti it looks like it is very successful. And using an optimized app is going in the wrong direction anyway.

Keep up the good work.


Yes, if it's so, why someone changed also the credit rules?

Boys playing with toys?

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Message 326147 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 13:54:03 UTC - in response to Message 325947.  

{tone:cheerful}
The purpose behind Seti enhanced is to slow down the amount of work the servers have to do.....



Really? I thought it was because they were "widening the search". If they wanted to reduce volume there was really no need to go to all the trouble they have in coding a new client. Nor was there need to cause such dissatisfaction and chaos with regular users. I think you are wrong there David Stites.

Psychologically Seti screwed it big time. They should have introduced the better science enhanced app and increased credits by some big number. It really does not matter how big the numbers are as they are truly meaningless and of no value anyhow.

People feel robbed when numbers get smaller. Think of Italians, a cup of coffee, the Lira and the Euro - it says it all.

Anyhow the upshot for me - Having thought about it I now question the value of doing any Seti processing given the very very low chance of any good coming of it. I have stopped Seti processing.

Tony say sorry to Crunch3r and let's have a period of reconciliation.



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Message 326173 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 14:15:02 UTC - in response to Message 326147.  
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{tone:cheerful}
The purpose behind Seti enhanced is to slow down the amount of work the servers have to do.....



There has been an email exchange (can't find it right now) w.r.t the lack of sensitivity a while ago.
It boils down to the fact that signals would be shifting in frequency over time and could be missed by the pulse finding code.
Seti_enhanced is addressing this by doing finer frequency shifts.

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Message 326262 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 15:42:29 UTC

I'm at "no new work" until crunch comes back.


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Message 326269 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 15:58:14 UTC

..also stopped..
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Message 326273 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 16:01:47 UTC

Wow, some commitment: One Week.

Good thing the Free Speech movement in the sixties during the Vietnam War didn’t only last one week, (and then half-heartedly i.e. just disabling network access). Nixon might have marched on China.

Please reconsider your commitment when you declare war on the Seti Project. They might want to invade Iran next.

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(Being as the UCB was the focal point of the "Free Speech" Movement back in the '60's, I trust that they will understand this, and NOT CENSOR or delete this post, but rather make it a "Sticky)



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Message 326278 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 16:09:44 UTC

Just set "Resource Share @1%" for Seti@Home, and im prepared to not come back til this is resolved. If this project ignores me, fine. I wont look back. Its sad that this project is getting greedy with the credits and shiting on the people that have been the backbone since creation. I have promoted this project to a lot of people in the past and have defended it with pride. So i ask Seti@home to please meet everyone in the middle on this or prepare to lose a lot Seti@home users in southeastern part of Michigan "Local Detroit area". I will continue to come back on this forum and check the status of it, but i will just stop coming after awhile. so BEWARE. I just might leave the whole boinc it self, cause nothing else really interest me as SETI.
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Message 326286 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 16:26:49 UTC - in response to Message 325947.  

{tone:cheerful}
The purpose behind Seti enhanced is to slow down the amount of work the servers have to do. With all the people stopping work for Seti it looks like it is very successful. And using an optimized app is going in the wrong direction anyway.

Keep up the good work.

David, the irony in your post is recognized, however to not further perpetuate a myth, the "purpose" behind the enhanced application was and still is to do a more detailed search of the data for any signals. This was the purpose from the beginning. The recent problems with the servers prompted a "joke" in the beta forum that since these work units were taking so long to complete, it would reduce the workload on the servers, which admittedly is true. However this has not been nor has ever been (afaik) any part of the "real" reasons for enhanced. If this were the case, the dev's would have left the crunch times at what they were originally (in my case 160+ hrs) instead of optimizing the main application to achieve shorter crunch times (again in my own case, ~20 to 40 hrs.).

While I am not stopping my crunching, I do sympathize with you who are. I may not agree with your methods of protest, however I do agree with your right to protest in any way you see fit. I agree that this whole affair could have been handled without any of the fuss we are seeing if all parties involved would have used a little more common sense in their dealings with each other. I sincerely hope he can work things out with Berkeley and others and come back to helping here. His apps are greatly appreciated and sorely missed and his wisdom on these forums is also greatly missed!
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Message 326288 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 16:30:28 UTC

I'm protesting the "strike" (haha, disabling network access) by putting all my resources back on Seti only.

What a disgrace, using what happened to Crunch3r as an excuse when what they're really upset about is the credit system.
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Message 326297 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 16:50:31 UTC - in response to Message 326286.  


David, the irony in your post is recognized, however to not further perpetuate a myth, the "purpose" behind the enhanced application was and still is to do a more detailed search of the data for any signals. This was the purpose from the beginning.


Sorry, you are not telling all.
It's true what you say about more detailed science ... but, BUT.... why someone changed the result computation algorithm?
Previous wasn't fine?
And why three versions in ONE months?

In this moment I have some host running 24*7 with crunch3r optimized apps.
I show you 3 of them:
AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2200+ (1 CPU) ...............187 RAC
GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz (1 CPU) .....277 RAC
GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs) ....198 RAC

As you can see older are equal or faster than new host. Foolish.
Wit the previous algorithm the scale from old to new hosts was real, now sometimes is upside down. IT's a "casino".

Bye,
Francesco



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Message 326301 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 16:56:18 UTC - in response to Message 325815.  

I'll have to relay this to the PC Perspective Killer Frogs Seti Team.


It will be good to have the Killer Frogs on strike with us! The more teams participating in this, the stronger the message will be!


Well You have one right now! No matter what.


Note: I do not speak for the Team(Just Myself), As some may not want to do this and some will.
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Message 326308 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 17:03:17 UTC - in response to Message 326288.  


What a disgrace, using what happened to Crunch3r as an excuse when what they're really upset about is the credit system.

BAM!


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Message 326315 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 17:20:10 UTC - in response to Message 326308.  


What a disgrace, using what happened to Crunch3r as an excuse when what they're really upset about is the credit system.

BAM!





ummm yeah.... i will admidt, im mad about the credit system. I dont think any of us are denying that... Crunch3r is just another part of it, all he did and to see Seti@home take a dump on him. Thats what this is about. I mean, the whole root of the problem with Crunch3r stems from the credit system anyways.
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Message 326316 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 17:20:15 UTC - in response to Message 326288.  
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I'm protesting the "strike" (haha, disabling network access) by putting all my resources back on Seti only.

What a disgrace, using what happened to Crunch3r as an excuse when what they're really upset about is the credit system.


m00kie - we are actually frustrated about many things - Crunch3r and the credit system being 2 primaries. There were plenty of unresolved issues prior to the thing between Tony and Crunch3r - that just happened to be the final kicker for us, especially after not being dealt with by the admins the day after.

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Message 326317 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 17:20:41 UTC - in response to Message 326308.  


What a disgrace, using what happened to Crunch3r as an excuse when what they're really upset about is the credit system.

BAM!



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Message 326319 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 17:29:49 UTC - in response to Message 326297.  


David, the irony in your post is recognized, however to not further perpetuate a myth, the "purpose" behind the enhanced application was and still is to do a more detailed search of the data for any signals. This was the purpose from the beginning.


Sorry, you are not telling all.
It's true what you say about more detailed science ... but, BUT.... why someone changed the result computation algorithm?
Previous wasn't fine?

No it wasn't. There was wide variations in the credits calculated for various computers crunching the exact same work unit. The new fpops system is an attempt to correct that. Now no matter what cpu or operating system you run or what speed it is you will get almost exactly the same credits per work unit that all users crunching that same work unit gets. I'm not going to go into details here about this, just browse back through a few pages of posts, or read the Enhanced Faq for explanations of the fpops system and why it was adopted.

And why three versions in ONE months?

While the apps were in beta testing we had a fairly good variety of computers testing the various versions and tracking down problems. However we had a limited number of total computers with only a few configurations and a limited amount of programs installed and running on them. Until the applications were released into the mainstream here, there was just not enough computers running the application to find and fix all of it's problems. So we started off with ver. 5.12. When it was found to have problems with Windows computers, a new version 5.13 was released with a fix for the windows computers. Now as I understand it, some operating systems are running ver. 5.15. (I run Linux and my current app version is still 5.12) As I recall, there was a post somewhere that mentioned the changes made in the 5.15 app, but I don't have it handy. So the different versions are simply that the developers have gotten more information on the workings of the applications than they could obtain using the limited number and types of computers available in beta.

In this moment I have some host running 24*7 with crunch3r optimized apps.
I show you 3 of them:
AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2200+ (1 CPU) ...............187 RAC
GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz (1 CPU) .....277 RAC
GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs) ....198 RAC

As you can see older are equal or faster than new host. Foolish.
Wit the previous algorithm the scale from old to new hosts was real, now sometimes is upside down. IT's a "casino".

Bye,
Francesco



Sorry, but you did not provide enough information to form an opinion as to why your rac is different from what you expect. You must consider the operating system you are running, the memory available, the amount of l1 cache you have on your computer, the angle range of the work units you have processed lately, etc. All these are variables that will influence your credits and rac.
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Message 326325 - Posted: 4 Jun 2006, 17:49:33 UTC - in response to Message 326319.  
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No it wasn't. There was wide variations in the credits calculated for various computers crunching the exact same work unit.


Of course, 'cause the CPU time was part of the formula.

By the way, I have seen 5.19 too!


Sorry, but you did not provide enough information to form an opinion as to why your rac is different from what you expect. You must consider the operating system you are running, the memory available, the amount of l1 cache you have on your computer, the angle range of the work units you have processed lately, etc. All these are variables that will influence your credits and rac.


RAC is an average and if 3 hosts are running 27*7*20 cruncing hundres of WUs there are non problems about some AR. Statistically, it's not important.
Previuosly (two month ago) the RAC of theese HOST was a perfect function of their power, so same cache, memory, OS...... are not important.
Maybe now the new application uses badly che cache but OS, memory and so on is the same during time.
Iesterday I have reverted to original app on the "slow" 3.0 GHz and I will see.

Bye,
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