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Message 559782 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 1:05:59 UTC

If you haven't read the front page news, Sun is coming through with a replacement science database server (yay!) which will be arriving Monday afternoon.

More on this later (or read previous threads to find out more information about the outage).

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Message 559824 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:03:53 UTC

Matt,

This is good news.

BarryAZ asked a question about deadline extensions. Could you address this in this thread?

Thanks...

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Message 559860 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:25:33 UTC
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Thank you Sun, and thank you, Matt, for keeping us current!
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Message 559864 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:26:44 UTC

Can we say, "The Sun also Rises"? :)

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Message 559872 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:31:39 UTC

Yes this is a good thing.....


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Message 559874 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:32:29 UTC - in response to Message 559782.  

Great news..

Good going SUN Systems..

SETI's many thanks the few that really contribute Hardware..

Never engage stupid people at their level, they then have the home court advantage.....
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Message 559887 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:37:12 UTC

Excellent news. Thanks Sun Systems!
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Message 559900 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:42:36 UTC - in response to Message 559864.  
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Can we say, "The Sun also Rises"? :)


I think we can. :-D


Thank you


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Message 559909 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:47:04 UTC

Great news, Thank you Sun Systems.
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Message 559920 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 2:55:50 UTC

The big question is what kind of specs that this new Big Boy that Sun is whipping up for S@H.
All of your WU's are belong to me now!
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Message 559932 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 3:05:21 UTC

I just downloaded and installed the Boinc software, but I assume that with the server situation nothing will happen until next week, correct? Sorry if this is the wrong thread, SETI@HOME newby.
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Message 559945 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 3:12:02 UTC - in response to Message 559932.  

I just downloaded and installed the Boinc software, but I assume that with the server situation nothing will happen until next week, correct? Sorry if this is the wrong thread, SETI@HOME newby.


You are partially correct. There is nothing that will be happening with SETI; however, there are other projects to which you could attach until SETI comes back online or in addition to SETI.
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Message 559957 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 3:37:46 UTC - in response to Message 559824.  

BarryAZ asked a question about deadline extensions.


Matt previously addressed this issue. He said that no extensions are expected to be made because there is no reason not to upload and report your completed results now. That part of SETI and BOINC is still and has been working. The only outage is the ability to download new work units, although the reporting part can at times be difficult and may require multiple retries. You are urged to upload and report all your completed work units now.

When all SETI systems are restored, obviously there will be a gigantic crush to grab new work units. Some people will be greedy and try to download a week's worth of work right away, but I would urge everyone to reset your cache size to half a day, or no more that one day, to try to spread the few available work units around equitably. When the work units available to download reaches around 100,000, then boost your requested cache size to normal. I myself only carry a 2-day cache normally, anyway.

Thanks to SUN for their help, and thanks to all of the Berkeley people, and especially to Matt for keeping us informed with his well-written and sometimes humourous commentary. It is appreciated.
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Message 559960 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 3:42:02 UTC - in response to Message 559920.  

The big question is what kind of specs that this new Big Boy that Sun is whipping up for S@H.


As a hardware geek, I'm very curious too. This is great news that Sun is coming through with another donation. Whenever you have time to get around to it Matt, I'd be interested to know what's under the hood. 8-)
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Message 560033 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 7:24:17 UTC

Yeah! Really very good news!
Let's rebuild Thumper again! ;)

Thx to Sun & Matt for all the explications made those days (& the server)!
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Message 560034 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 7:24:33 UTC

I can't report for about 2 days.


05/05/2007 04:19:13|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request to http://setiboinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah_cgi/cgi
05/05/2007 04:19:13|SETI@home|Reason: Requested by user
05/05/2007 04:19:13|SETI@home|Reporting 12 tasks
05/05/2007 04:19:19||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
05/05/2007 04:19:21||Access to reference site succeeded - project servers may be temporarily down.
05/05/2007 04:19:23|SETI@home|Scheduler request failed: server returned nothing (no headers, no data)
05/05/2007 04:19:23|SETI@home|Deferring scheduler requests for 2 minutes and 2 seconds


Matt previously addressed this issue. He said that no extensions are expected to be made because there is no reason not to upload and report your completed results now. That part of SETI and BOINC is still and has been working. The only outage is the ability to download new work units, although the reporting part can at times be difficult and may require multiple retries. You are urged to upload and report all your completed work units now.

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Message 560081 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 10:10:43 UTC

YaY :)
"By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible". Hebrews 11.3

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Message 560086 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 10:21:36 UTC

Saw the original announcement.

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excellent news ... YES?
It's good to be back amongst friends and colleagues



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Message 560087 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 10:21:54 UTC - in response to Message 559960.  


As a hardware geek, I'm very curious too. This is great news that Sun is coming through with another donation. Whenever you have time to get around to it Matt, I'd be interested to know what's under the hood. 8-)

Agreed! We want specs!!!!!

And a huge thumbs up to Sun for coming to the party with a nice shiny server for this project. Way to go guys!
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Message 560089 - Posted: 5 May 2007, 10:28:59 UTC

Just had a thought. As a way of thanks to Sun Microsystems for their genorous donation may I humbly suggest naming the new server Helios.

In case you don't know (as unlikely as that seems) Helios is the Greek sun deity.
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