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Message 561024 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 9:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 559782.  

A bit offtopic:

Statistcs are down, including:
- xml export not updated
- stats pages here not updated
- SETI@home server status information: most numbers are old

Individual stats via account information are OK.

All was OK few days after Thumper took vacations, so it might be just some
hanging/killed script somewhere?

Good luck with new Sun box!
(Old thumper might be great as disk-less box, if it is not replacement).

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Message 561032 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 9:34:01 UTC

it might make one heck of a cd-booted linux cruncher!

The universe is a pretty big place. It's bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it's just us... seems like an awful waste of space. Right?
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Message 561053 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 10:12:46 UTC

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Good news, good on ya Sun, thank you.

When do you, think all will be up ´n´ running?

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Message 561058 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 10:22:21 UTC

I'm member Serbian nacional tim, and Good going SUN Systems..

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Message 561059 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 10:24:50 UTC

Just got a brainwave
They dont need to bin thumper
It wil make a heck of a spliter
Or anything whitch dont need the sata array !


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Message 561085 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 10:41:55 UTC - in response to Message 560450.  


How do we go about changing the cache size?

... ...

Regards,
Ozz.

Click on "Your Account" at the top of the page, go to "General Preferences" and click "View or Edit". Depending on where you have your computer at, you need to click "Edit" under either "Default", "Home", "Work", or "School", then change the setting listed as "Connect to network about every
(maximum 10 days)", to a value of your choice.

......



I think we should instead look for this setting:
"Cache enough work for an additional ... days"
"(maximum 10 days; requires 5.10+ client)"

See the word "Cache"?


That setting is currently not working since we do not have the 5.10 client yet.
So go with the connect toggle instead.

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Message 561381 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 15:18:27 UTC - in response to Message 559782.  

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).

- Matt


Kudos to you for all of your hard work and dedication during the downtime. Many thanks also to Sun for their donation. About an hour and fifty minutes ago I recieved a new work unit and it is processing.
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Message 561394 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 15:25:20 UTC - in response to Message 560725.  

Hi all

Well, thanks Sun Microsystems !

For the new "reborn" server name, may I suggest "Phoenix" ?


I like the idea of "Phoenix" for several reasons.

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Message 561398 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 15:26:22 UTC

Great news, Thank you Sun Systems, coffee on me!
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Message 561403 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 15:30:25 UTC - in response to Message 560257.  
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Just had a thought. As a way of thanks to Sun Microsystems for their generous donation may I humbly suggest naming the new server Helios.


How about a poll for the name, I could only fit 10 names, sorry for the ones left off.

SETI & BOINC Anyone?

Thanks to Matt for all of the updates.
[color= blue][u]SETI@home classic workunits = 5,906 with CPU time of 60,377 hours[/u][/color]
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Message 561408 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 15:32:42 UTC - in response to Message 561403.  

[quote]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.


How about a poll for the name, I could only fit 10 names, sorry for the ones left off.

SETI & BOINC Anyone?

Thanks to Matt for all of the updates.


Well, I have now officialy voted.
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Message 561570 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 18:05:48 UTC

Still waiting to get a new work unit. The server must have gone down right after I downloaded my last work unit on this computer, so it's been about 4 days now.
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Message 561578 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 18:18:48 UTC - in response to Message 561570.  

Still waiting to get a new work unit. The server must have gone down right after I downloaded my last work unit on this computer, so it's been about 4 days now.



Jens - Not trying to be rude, but have you read any of the posts the past few days about the issue with the database server? IF everything goes right, the tech guys (and gals) will receive the new server sometime Monday according to what was posted before. They will then perform their magic, and at some point work units will start flowing. Sit back, enjoy the weekend
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Message 561599 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 19:09:24 UTC - in response to Message 560904.  

Not bad timimg for me.. I am shutting down the little farm in the garage, I was going to wait till I hit the 1M mark. oh well. :)
Summer heat and all. ;)
The reporting of results has been slow though. Not sure why. Looks like there would be less and less as times goes on.

Regards 2 all.
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-searcher.


Bummer...I was hoping to see you cross the 1 mil mark with me...oh well...as long as you will be back.

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Message 561608 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 19:24:13 UTC - in response to Message 560689.  
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I know you guys currently run on MySQL, but if you ever want to switch it over to Oracle, let me know. I'm a professional DBA with experience on Oracle. Oracle Corp can probably give you a free license since you are "non-profit", and I can help migrate all the data over to it. An Oracle database can provide a much more robust backup and recovery strategy, performance throughput, etc. Just a thought. Just trying to help anyway I can.


Actually, our science database is on Informix. Our friend at Intel has suggested a change to Oracle (because he spends his time designing database solutions). One issue (other than cost, although a free license sounds good) would be porting our science DB code to Oracle (API, Informix specific code, Additional support code) If you know someone who could volunteer to do it, it might help.

The other issue would be getting us up to speed in administering Oracle.


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Message 561629 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 19:52:55 UTC - in response to Message 559957.  

Actually, the point I was making (and it still appears to apply) is that, notwithstanding the position taken regarding the ability to report work is functioning exactly as it always has, that side of the project HAS been problematic at best for this past week -- lots of 'report failed' efforts. SOME (this means NOT ALL) of the work reports get thru SOME (this means NOT ALL) of the time. My suspicion is that as folks are hitting the server for non-existant new work (folks who are aleart to the general problem have configured for no new work), it creates quite a traffic jam at the server (which is also handling the upload reports).

THAT is the query I had -- pushing out deadlines by say 5 days or a week seems a very reasonable approach for those (like me and I am SURE there are others) that ARE encountering failed uploads.

For some reason, this line of reasoning is either being missed or rejected out of hand as not having any validity.


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.


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Message 561667 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 20:49:49 UTC

the voting so far for the new name is 60% for Helios. I like it coz yes it means sun but also it just has that kinda space like feel to it.
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Message 561673 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 21:09:16 UTC - in response to Message 561667.  

the voting so far for the new name is 60% for Helios. I like it coz yes it means sun but also it just has that kinda space like feel to it.



has the name orion been suggested yet?
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Message 561713 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 21:43:57 UTC - in response to Message 561629.  

Actually, the point I was making (and it still appears to apply) is that, notwithstanding the position taken regarding the ability to report work is functioning exactly as it always has, that side of the project HAS been problematic at best for this past week -- lots of 'report failed' efforts. SOME (this means NOT ALL) of the work reports get thru SOME (this means NOT ALL) of the time. My suspicion is that as folks are hitting the server for non-existant new work (folks who are aleart to the general problem have configured for no new work), it creates quite a traffic jam at the server (which is also handling the upload reports).

THAT is the query I had -- pushing out deadlines by say 5 days or a week seems a very reasonable approach for those (like me and I am SURE there are others) that ARE encountering failed uploads.

For some reason, this line of reasoning is either being missed or rejected out of hand as not having any validity.


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.



Hi, BarryAZ. Thanks for your well-reasoned response. I now have to agree with you that a deadline extension may well be warranted, since there is a continuing problem with the reporting. And since the status page seems stuck, no one knows what is really going on.

Now all that has to happen is to get Matt and/or Eric to agree (and actually have time to do it). (Not that *my* opinion counts in the least.)

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Message 561722 - Posted: 6 May 2007, 21:49:03 UTC

this is great news!
as a very non tech person, what else does Sun do..I mean how can we support them, perhaps a link so that we can at least consider them as we contemplate new purchases...is this possible...and well done team...you've only got the whole world waiting, to say nothing of the universe!!

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