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Message 1663242 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 21:51:20 UTC
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Due to recent problems we are doing a deep cleaning of one of our larger databases. Update: though we are still working on the database, we were able to start workunit generation again over the weekend.
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Message 1663251 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 22:08:09 UTC - in response to Message 1663242.  

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Message 1663255 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 22:13:00 UTC - in response to Message 1663242.  

Thanks for the update, Good Luck too.

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Message 1663266 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 22:43:22 UTC

Seti@home isn't dead, merely resting between acts, long live S@H ;-)

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Message 1663288 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 23:43:02 UTC

Take your time. Get it right.
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Message 1663290 - Posted: 9 Apr 2015, 23:52:18 UTC

Thank you for the update! We know the project will be back up and running as soon as you guys are done with the fixings! :)
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Message 1663322 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 1:09:14 UTC

Thanks for the heads up.
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Message 1663335 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 1:35:48 UTC - in response to Message 1663242.  
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Due to recent problems we are doing a deep cleaning of one of our larger databases. This is unfortunately progressing slower than expected, and keeping us from generating new work. We might be in this state until next week.

Would it make sense to schedule a periodic "deep cleaning" on a planned interval? Perhaps once every 3 or 6 months? To keep the dbs less grumpy until a better solution can be determined.
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Message 1663337 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 1:38:32 UTC - in response to Message 1663242.  

Well that answers my question,I had no running tasks,when sometimes I would have 2.Does anyone know how much data is left to process?Im sure its some unearthly amount.
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Message 1663346 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 2:02:53 UTC
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Thanks for the Info excited to run work on my New workhorse of a comp!! I just hit 1 Million credits earned!!
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Message 1663382 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 3:40:51 UTC

My heating unit, I mean computer, is getting cold without units to run. :-) Thanks for the update.
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Message 1663387 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 3:45:26 UTC

Thanks for the update. Was wondering why I was not getting work.
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Message 1663397 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 4:02:06 UTC - in response to Message 1663242.  
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The visual Data Activity screen shows WU going out at 29/sec. I'm confused.

I'm not getting any units. Cricket shows low data rates.
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Message 1663410 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 4:24:36 UTC - in response to Message 1663397.  
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The visual Data Activity screen shows WU going out at 29/sec. I'm confused.

I'm not getting any units. Cricket shows low data rates.

I just looked, and the rates were 9.2/sec. But the caption says this is a visualization of 5 minutes of data transfer captured sometime in the past 24 hours. It ain't real-time info, just a pretty picture.
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Message 1663430 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 5:09:08 UTC - in response to Message 1663266.  

Seti@home isn't dead, merely resting between acts, long live S@H ;-)

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Message 1663441 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 6:06:34 UTC - in response to Message 1663430.  

Seti@home isn't dead, merely resting between acts, long live S@H ;-)

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or waiting for the cart

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"Dead" Man: I feel happy. I feel happy.

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Large Man: Ah, thank you very much.

Dead Collector: Not at all. See you on Thursday.

Large Man: Right.


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Message 1663444 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 6:12:20 UTC - in response to Message 1663337.  

Well that answers my question,I had no running tasks,when sometimes I would have 2.Does anyone know how much data is left to process?Im sure its some unearthly amount.


Actually, it's a near-infinite amount, limited only by the time that Aracibo turns on one specific receiver (which Seti piggy-backs on) and how many "Tapes" (used to be, now disk drives...) are available at Aracibo... In the process of debugging are processes for "tapes" from Greenbank and (further away from production...) from the LOFAR array
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Message 1663445 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 6:17:01 UTC
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RE the new visualization: (and not meaning to hijack the thread...)

Couldn't the time spent programming this have been better spent on other problems currently infesting both Seti and Beta? (like parts of the website that don't work: the "Science Status" page, for exmple...)


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Message 1663464 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 7:19:25 UTC - in response to Message 1663445.  

I believe the science status page was disabled because of the database workload it causes.

The date of the last update still shows the exact time of a major database crash, so they are probably being cautious about it.
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Message 1663510 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015, 8:38:14 UTC - in response to Message 1663242.  

Thanks for the update Matt. We all look forward to getting new work
Units once the cleaning is finished. :)

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