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Message 1666794 - Posted: 18 Apr 2015, 13:04:51 UTC

Well that last fix did not last long!
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Message 1666821 - Posted: 18 Apr 2015, 15:06:56 UTC

It's Pluto getting back at us because of the demotion.
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Message 1666950 - Posted: 18 Apr 2015, 19:40:13 UTC

Is it the Hardware making Trouble?

I gotta HP DL580 G7 with 4 Xeon 7560 an 64 GB RAM to offer, for 2000,00 €.

Would that help?
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Message 1666956 - Posted: 18 Apr 2015, 19:58:24 UTC - in response to Message 1666950.  

Matt Lebofsky's technical news item Progress Report (Mar 25 2015) indicates more servers won't really help:

"Matt Lebofsky" wrote:
So! How could we improve things?

1. More servers. Seems like an obvious solution, but there is some resistance to just throwing money and CPUs at the project. For starters, we are actually out of IP addresses to use at the colo (we were given a /27 subnet) and it's a big bureaucratic project to get more addresses. So we can't just throw a system in the rack at this point. There are workarounds in the meantime, however. Also, more servers equals more management. And we've been bitten by "solutions" in the past to improve uptime and redundancy that actually ended up reducing both. In short we need a clear plan before just getting any older servers, and an update to our server "wish list" is admittedly way overdue.
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Message 1667171 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 10:42:19 UTC - in response to Message 1666956.  

I seems to have problems receiving new work units of seti@home.
The message 'communication postponed' appears at the right of the work information.

Is there a problem?
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Message 1667185 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 12:25:02 UTC - in response to Message 1663242.  

My ID 533912, name Gust Mariens(Belgium)

Is there still any problem to obtain new work units?
My computer got today the message "Communication postponed"

My PC works under Windows 8.1

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Message 1667187 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 12:43:05 UTC - in response to Message 1667185.  

Hi Gust

It's not you,
there is still a work unit shortage by the looks of it,
as i have 3 m/c out of workunits.

I've not had any GPU work units for well over a week.
If at first you don't succeed,
Then skydiving is not for you.
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Message 1667208 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 14:39:21 UTC - in response to Message 1666956.  

Matt Lebofsky's technical news item Progress Report (Mar 25 2015) indicates more servers won't really help:

"Matt Lebofsky" wrote:
So! How could we improve things?

1. More servers. Seems like an obvious solution, but there is some resistance to just throwing money and CPUs at the project. For starters, we are actually out of IP addresses to use at the colo (we were given a /27 subnet) and it's a big bureaucratic project to get more addresses. So we can't just throw a system in the rack at this point. There are workarounds in the meantime, however. Also, more servers equals more management. And we've been bitten by "solutions" in the past to improve uptime and redundancy that actually ended up reducing both. In short we need a clear plan before just getting any older servers, and an update to our server "wish list" is admittedly way overdue.


It's not to use MORE than to user MORE POWERFULL Server.
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Message 1667322 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 20:22:58 UTC - in response to Message 1667208.  

Sure you could throw a bigger computer in, but will that bigger computer hammer the Db so hard that it will cause even more problems? Db load has seemed to be one of the major issues at hand.

They have Muarae, and I'm sure it is doing way more than just web pages, maybe doing science with it? IDK but I'm sure it is doing something that is not listed. Maybe it's the database rebuilder, but who knows?
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Message 1667347 - Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 21:05:54 UTC - in response to Message 1667208.  

Matt Lebofsky's technical news item Progress Report (Mar 25 2015) indicates more servers won't really help:

"Matt Lebofsky" wrote:
So! How could we improve things?

1. More servers. Seems like an obvious solution, but there is some resistance to just throwing money and CPUs at the project. For starters, we are actually out of IP addresses to use at the colo (we were given a /27 subnet) and it's a big bureaucratic project to get more addresses. So we can't just throw a system in the rack at this point. There are workarounds in the meantime, however. Also, more servers equals more management. And we've been bitten by "solutions" in the past to improve uptime and redundancy that actually ended up reducing both. In short we need a clear plan before just getting any older servers, and an update to our server "wish list" is admittedly way overdue.


It's not to use MORE than to user MORE POWERFULL Server.


From what I understand, they don't have a computational problem that requires more MIPS thrown at it. They need to work through their database problems, which simply requires time and patience. Faster storage seems to be their primary request at the moment.

I can't speak for the project, so I'll leave it to them to decide if they want to take you up on your offer. Since the project relies on donations from individuals, government grants, and corporations, I can't imagine they have the money or the means to buy a server off you though.
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Message 1669482 - Posted: 24 Apr 2015, 19:33:00 UTC

thaks!!!!!
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Message 1671075 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 8:46:35 UTC

Still no news on the AP Database?
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Message 1671077 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 8:55:34 UTC

I've given up on AP totally. Stopped thinking about it.
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Message 1671107 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 10:34:44 UTC - in response to Message 1671077.  

I think the AP database is working just fine, it's just whatever they split gets gobbled up so fast, then they have to wait for people to process the MB tasks before they load new files.
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Message 1673971 - Posted: 4 May 2015, 22:19:17 UTC

Hi,

My BOINC/SetiAtHome has stopped since last work in your server. was uninstall and reinstall it, but doesn´t work anymore. The BOINC connect succesfully, and i can install and reinstall SetiAtHome. But, when i tried to upload and the boinc start Schedule request, the system try to download and stop, without transfer nothing and the information about "work done" is 00. I´ve the others computers running the same, and works fine. Can you help me?

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Message 1673998 - Posted: 5 May 2015, 1:01:49 UTC - in response to Message 1673971.  

Make sure you haven't suspended network activity.

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Message 1674001 - Posted: 5 May 2015, 1:27:10 UTC - in response to Message 1673971.  

There is an entire Quesitons and Answers section for those seeking help. You should post there. Number Crunching is also a good place to seek help.
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Message 1674530 - Posted: 7 May 2015, 0:02:47 UTC

I am having problem with work units starting and then after days it is still at the same time and percentage done. When I look at the graphics it shows choosing optimal functions. This has been going on about a month now. Some work and some do not past a certain point. After about a week of this going on I normally just abort it and get new work units. I would rather have a fix than abort the work units.
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Message 1674551 - Posted: 7 May 2015, 2:51:12 UTC

I, too, am having problems with having to abort WUs. I look in at my computers running Seti@home and if the elapsed time is more than 3 or 4 times the estimated time for completion, I'll abort it. It didn't used to happen much but it's becoming more common now. The computer in question is a Windows 7, fully updated and I'm running BOINC 7.4.36 with Seti 7 7.00 processing the WUs.

The WUs I have generally have estimates of 1:46:26 or 4:54:50. But after 18 hours I think I might as well give up.

Would this post be more appropriate in Number Crunching?

Thank you.
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Message 1674559 - Posted: 7 May 2015, 3:41:10 UTC - in response to Message 1674551.  

Would this post be more appropriate in Number Crunching?

Thank you.

Yes, it would. more people who can help you will see it there.
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