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Message 923480 - Posted: 3 Aug 2009, 23:19:10 UTC

A relatively spotless weekend (though I did arrive this morning to find 1000 e-mails in my inbox - all warnings about mount issues from a behind-the-scenes compute server). The new replica server "mork" caught up pretty much instantly last week once the whole database was read into memory (about 32GB) and is now actually serving as the main replica for now, if only to stress test it. We still may crack it open and reconfigure it if we find the drive configuration is a bottleneck. In any case, if you're looking at results on this web site, you're pulling them off mork.

We are also getting close to running out of data. Just as we got the data recorder working again they had two weeks without any Alfa observations. We're currently trying to split raw data files that were only partially split for one reason or another, but after that... looks like my software radar blanker project has been bumped up in priority. No need to panic, at any rate - we probably have a couple weeks, I think, and we might get a burst of new data from Arecibo during that time.

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Message 923492 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 0:10:15 UTC - in response to Message 923480.  

good to hear mork is working and snorting the replica...

data, i'll lay off the wu on my gtx 260 as they run through the data in 20 minutes or less.
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Message 923501 - Posted: 4 Aug 2009, 1:04:15 UTC

I understand you've been busy. But do you remember this :P

We plan to get the public NTPCKR candidate lists on line this week, ready or not. Trying to squeeze a couple more features in at the last minute, but I'm sure there will be bugs to work out and more features to add later on.

Maybe running out of data is a good thing for the project, its time to let you guys take a breather and look at some of the results.

It seems like the only reason for seti to exist at the moment is to perpetuate its existence. We crunch to crunch. You keep the servers running to keep the servers running.

Lets look at what we have so far, and let the pieces fall where they may.
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