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Message 1025546 - Posted: 16 Aug 2010, 11:39:37 UTC - in response to Message 1025328.  

Pappa-this question was raised before and I don't remember seeing an answer (my bad if I missed it)...think it's a good one.

Any specific reason the staff can't turn on the servers before they leave on Thursday night?

So they can get some sleep Thursday night?


TGG-you missed the point...I said before they leave


In the past, many of the Berkely gang have come in after hours, or at least spent time on line after hours, when server problems arise. I suspect that part of the new 3 day outrage is giving them some predictable time off.

Yup. Server get's turned on befoe they leave...server goes kaput 2hrs later...evening check in means work to be done.

Server gets turned on Friday morning when they get in (hopefully a little earlier than usual), server goes kaput 2hrs later, already there to fix it - just another day in paradise.

ps. No need to make things bold - I got you the first time.

That is rediculous, If they turned them on Thursday and they went down it would be no different than if they didn't switch them on. They have gone many times with the servers down and no one racing in to fix them.

Fair call on that...
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Message 1026827 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 21:26:50 UTC

Many thanks to all for the hard work of maintaining the SETI systems.
Please advise on what the outage schedule will be in the near future.
I run SETI exclusively 24/7 so if it's down I may as well shut down my computer.
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Message 1026837 - Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 21:43:04 UTC - in response to Message 1026827.  

Many thanks to all for the hard work of maintaining the SETI systems.
Please advise on what the outage schedule will be in the near future.
I run SETI exclusively 24/7 so if it's down I may as well shut down my computer.

No need shutting your computer down, just have a task cache of 4 or so days, that way your PC still works while there's an outage.
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Message 1027005 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 4:02:49 UTC - in response to Message 1026837.  

I'm running SETI@home Enhanced v6.03 due to a rather limited hardware/system configuration. There does not seem to be a way to accomplish cache loading as you suggest.
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Message 1027010 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 4:14:20 UTC - in response to Message 1027005.  

There does not seem to be a way to accomplish cache loading as you suggest.

Click on the orange(ish) Account link at the top & bottom right of this page, click on Computing Preferences, click on Edit Preferences, set "Maintain enough work for an additional" to 4 days.
Save changes. The next time the client contatcs the Scheduler it'll get the new preferences.
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Message 1027070 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 13:59:55 UTC - in response to Message 1027010.  
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Thanks for the brief refresher class on how to do the obvious.
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Message 1027180 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 21:40:44 UTC - in response to Message 1027070.  

Thanks for the brief refresher class on how to do the obvious.

I gather the obvious didn't work. The non-obvious is the BOINC core client local preferences, which override those web settings. Many people have looked at those preferences from the Advanced menu, clicked OK without changing any settings, and thereby locked in what was set on the 3 tabs of that dialog. Double check and either use the Clear button to exit (if you want to use web settings), or set them as you want and use OK to exit.

I've been using those local settings since they take effect immediately rather than being delayed until after the next request to the Scheduler. Specifically, when I want to load up for the outage I set the "Connect about every" value to 3+ days (enough to last 'til Friday). The "Additional work buffer" is set to 0.375 which is compensation for inaccuracy of DCF and the possibility of tasks which exit early with result_overflow.
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Message 1027201 - Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 22:44:53 UTC - in response to Message 1027070.  

Thanks for the brief refresher class on how to do the obvious.

If it is so obvious, then why state it's not possible?
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