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Message 1605524 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 4:53:07 UTC

If you haven't been checking the tech news, here's the current status. We're rebuilding the Astropulse database. The current rate is an anemic 1.5 million rows per hour. There are 220 million rows left to do, which translates to 140 hours. Then I estimate it will take 24 hours to build the one remaining index necessary to create new work. That adds up to a week. I don't really understand why this is so slow. The disk array should easily handle twice that rate.

Sorry the news couldn't be better. There's always the SETI@home fundraiser at bitcoinutopia. Or you could choose a worthy backup project
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Message 1605528 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 5:08:19 UTC
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Dear Byron Leigh Hatch

Thank you for your gift of $600.00 via Visa on 11/25/2014

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Message 1605707 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 13:22:29 UTC - in response to Message 1605524.  

How does one set up a "backup project"?

Searching reveals that early incarnations of Boinc allowed a zero for Resource Share which would only DL projects when the >0 projects are empty. With the Boinc 7's, it is reported that 0 for the resource share won't DL at any time.
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Message 1605708 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 13:29:44 UTC - in response to Message 1605707.  

How does one set up a "backup project"?

Searching reveals that early incarnations of Boinc allowed a zero for Resource Share which would only DL projects when the >0 projects are empty. With the Boinc 7's, it is reported that 0 for the resource share won't DL at any time.

There are reports of that problem with the recently-released v7.4.27, but it isn't generic to the whole v7 range: the older v7.2.42 - which had 'recommended' status for a long time - is fine with zero resource share backup projects.

Note that the backup project server also has to support 0 resource share: most do, but some older ones may still not allow it.
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Message 1605722 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 14:32:03 UTC - in response to Message 1605708.  

How does one set up a "backup project"?

Searching reveals that early incarnations of Boinc allowed a zero for Resource Share which would only DL projects when the >0 projects are empty. With the Boinc 7's, it is reported that 0 for the resource share won't DL at any time.

There are reports of that problem with the recently-released v7.4.27, but it isn't generic to the whole v7 range: the older v7.2.42 - which had 'recommended' status for a long time - is fine with zero resource share backup projects.

Note that the backup project server also has to support 0 resource share: most do, but some older ones may still not allow it.

Well, if zero doesn't work, a small number like 1.0e-10 should.
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Message 1605739 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 15:29:22 UTC - in response to Message 1605528.  

That was very cool, and very generous! Makes me glad I'm part of a teams/projects :)
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Message 1605802 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 19:56:32 UTC

From about two weeks boinc no download seti home to process. I installed the latest versiona of boinc.
rosetta project works perfectly seti home but no one can help me or tell me how can I do? thanks
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Message 1605804 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 20:07:00 UTC

Read the first link in the first post in this thread by Eric Korpela....
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Message 1605850 - Posted: 26 Nov 2014, 21:35:58 UTC - in response to Message 1605524.  

Thank you for the update. I'm running MilkyWay@home and Einstein@home until you return.
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Message 1606202 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 15:57:07 UTC

Men, Thanks for fighting the good fight.
Actually this computer heats the back bedroom. I thought about running Pi. That deemed wasteful, I think I'll wait.
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Message 1606211 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 16:35:02 UTC - in response to Message 1605850.  

Thank you for the update. I'm running MilkyWay@home and Einstein@home until you return.


first off, happy thanksgiving and thanks for the update !

My Einstein RAC has surpassed my ever declining Seti credit so I really hope this will be the last "bugs" that will have to be worked out...
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Message 1606244 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 19:09:20 UTC - in response to Message 1605524.  

Can't use paralellization for database rebuild and reindexing? I'm also curious which database you are using.
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Message 1606251 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 19:33:25 UTC - in response to Message 1605524.  

If you haven't been checking the tech news, here's the current status. We're rebuilding the Astropulse database. The current rate is an anemic 1.5 million rows per hour. There are 220 million rows left to do, which translates to 140 hours. Then I estimate it will take 24 hours to build the one remaining index necessary to create new work. That adds up to a week. I don't really understand why this is so slow. The disk array should easily handle twice that rate.

Sorry the news couldn't be better. There's always the SETI@home fundraiser at bitcoinutopia. Or you could choose a worthy backup project

It's OK Eric. Take all the time you need. No hurry, I'm not going anywhere...
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Message 1606298 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 22:39:10 UTC

As Sten-Arne said: take your time Eric! No worries! You'll make it! You're doing a good job!
I'm waiting as long as it takes!
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Message 1606493 - Posted: 28 Nov 2014, 11:05:23 UTC - in response to Message 1605524.  

Hey, the truth is bad news, but do not worry, we know that everything bad happens soon and end the bad things are solved in the best way. Those who are new to this maybe not master both your knowledge, but we are doing our bit for the project to move forward. Receive unconditional support from Spain and hope that things improve in the best way possible. Take time to stroll around, even though we are few, but our spirit is huge !. A cordialsaludo and good wishes !!
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Message 1606627 - Posted: 28 Nov 2014, 18:30:39 UTC - in response to Message 1605524.  

Thanks a lot for your detailed information. I'm processing Setiathome-BETA in the meanwhile.
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Message 1606907 - Posted: 29 Nov 2014, 14:09:01 UTC

Well, running the Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 meanwhile. Was thinking to see if any "green" projects are available when I'll get a new computer and pick one with a 50/50 share with SETI, but since the new computer thing was delayed for next year that got delayed as well, so this nudged me to at least look for options now :)
Keep up the good work!

Speaking of, assume people here are aware that BOINC 7.4 restores an old pre-v7 bug that made users unable to attach to World Community Grid through the manager, as WCG requires username instead of e-mail and the client (once again) forces e-mail? That should be fixed (again)...
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Message 1606924 - Posted: 29 Nov 2014, 16:28:49 UTC - in response to Message 1606907.  

Well, running the Clean Energy Project - Phase 2 meanwhile. Was thinking to see if any "green" projects are available when I'll get a new computer and pick one with a 50/50 share with SETI, but since the new computer thing was delayed for next year that got delayed as well, so this nudged me to at least look for options now :)
Keep up the good work!

Speaking of, assume people here are aware that BOINC 7.4 restores an old pre-v7 bug that made users unable to attach to World Community Grid through the manager, as WCG requires username instead of e-mail and the client (once again) forces e-mail? That should be fixed (again)...

I was one of the people who complained about the bug as my system should have the most up to date copy of BOINC. The said they would rush a fix but so far I only see 7.4.26/27 that still contains the bug. I am reduced to picking up a stray SETI work unit that's few and far between.
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Message 1606959 - Posted: 29 Nov 2014, 19:09:08 UTC - in response to Message 1606924.  

There is a workaround. Shouldn't be needed, but it's there and it works.
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Message 1606982 - Posted: 29 Nov 2014, 20:12:45 UTC - in response to Message 1606959.  

There is a workaround. Shouldn't be needed, but it's there and it works.

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