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Message 1846878 - Posted: 5 Feb 2017, 20:47:45 UTC

Somebody on the staff has activated three additional splitters to help us blast through the remaining work as quickly as possible.
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Message 1846882 - Posted: 5 Feb 2017, 21:08:46 UTC - in response to Message 1846878.  

Somebody on the staff has activated three additional splitters to help us blast through the remaining work as quickly as possible.

That would be Eric, bless his heart, on Superbowl Sunday.
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Message 1847074 - Posted: 6 Feb 2017, 18:20:12 UTC

I havn't gotten any WUs for 2 Days now - is the server still down, or do I have a local problem?

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Mo 06 Feb 2017 06:17:18 CET | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
Mo 06 Feb 2017 06:17:20 CET | SETI@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Mo 06 Feb 2017 06:17:20 CET | SETI@home | Project has no tasks available
Mo 06 Feb 2017 17:38:22 CET | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Mo 06 Feb 2017 17:38:22 CET | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for CPU and NVIDIA GPU
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Message 1847081 - Posted: 6 Feb 2017, 18:34:13 UTC - in response to Message 1847074.  

Looks like the server is still down. 2 of my faster PCs have been idle now for 2 days as well.
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Message 1847128 - Posted: 6 Feb 2017, 22:36:02 UTC

When in doubt, refer to the Server Status Page (SSP). It takes a bit of experience to decipher, but ask in Number Crunching if you need a helping hand.

Work is in short supply, but it does exist, and the servers are still dishing it out - not on every request, though.
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Message 1847238 - Posted: 7 Feb 2017, 15:59:27 UTC

You have to insist a little, I was getting no units and after my last attemp I got 19 for my i5 :)
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Message 1847249 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 3:16:14 UTC - in response to Message 1847238.  

Do you think they're still having problems with it? I still don't have WU's :(
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Message 1847261 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 4:16:03 UTC - in response to Message 1847249.  
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Do you think they're still having problems with it? I still don't have WU's :(


Centurion is still not working- https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_server_status.php
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Message 1847309 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 10:53:43 UTC - in response to Message 1847261.  

Actually, I don't think it's Centurion's hardware at fault this time - it was handling the MESSIER tapes just fine last week, until they ran out.

Although both SETI@Home and - especially - Breakthrough Listen have been singularly uncommunicative of late, there is evidence behind the scenes that the staff are working on an incompatibility between the way BL are recording data, and the way that SETI is set up to handle the recordings.

Yesterday, Jeff Cobb wrote:
This code results in the correct frequency for BL guppi
data with descending frequency channel ordering and
the OBSBW and CHAN_BW header items appearing as
negative numbers.

This was tested with a known birdie.
So, I'm assuming that after a bit more testing, they're almost ready to restart the BL 'HIP' pipeline. Until then, we're running on the fumes of the Arecibo tapes from 2008.
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Message 1847328 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 14:58:36 UTC

Until then, we're running on the fumes of the Arecibo tapes from 2008.

Thankfully they haven't reached bottom of that box yet.

(Are there any more boxes lying around yet to be emptied?)
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Message 1847331 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 15:10:36 UTC - in response to Message 1847328.  

(Are there any more boxes lying around yet to be emptied?)
Checked my database, and the answer is - 42. (Yes, really - tapes, that is, not boxes)

But we've barely touched 2007 yet...
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Message 1847332 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 15:12:05 UTC

So we can say there a few left in the current box and (at least) one more box to go :-)
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Message 1847366 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 18:46:17 UTC - in response to Message 1847249.  

I rebooted one of my PCs that had no tasks, afterwords it was able to download a lot
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Message 1847377 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 20:00:31 UTC

no work for the last 4 days.. withdrawal pains are real
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Message 1847437 - Posted: 9 Feb 2017, 1:12:56 UTC

and...... I have work.

thanks!
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Message 1847495 - Posted: 9 Feb 2017, 11:34:59 UTC

And that seems to be about that. Our staff fixed the Breakthrough Listen splitters, and we've run through all the available data. But the Arecibo splitters got broken in the process.

The search for ET will resume when Breakthrough Listen fund enough staff to keep every link in their processing chain functional at the same time.

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Message 1847683 - Posted: 10 Feb 2017, 3:41:05 UTC

No work for several days... my OCD is going into overdrive!
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Message 1847768 - Posted: 10 Feb 2017, 10:51:08 UTC - in response to Message 1847683.  

If you really had CDO you would have put the letters in their correct order. ;-)
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Message 1847770 - Posted: 10 Feb 2017, 11:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 1847768.  

If you really had CDO you would have put the letters in their correct order. ;-)


They are already... they are sorted by roundness in descending order! :^)

And to anyone not getting work for days try restarting the BOINC client, check over your preferences, maybe even reboot. There's no way it should have been this long for anyone, at most a few hours on all of my machines (and this is without "micromanaging" their requesting.) The client will sometimes just get stuck where it is not requesting work every five minutes if it doesn't have enough on either platform.
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Message 1847771 - Posted: 10 Feb 2017, 11:10:32 UTC

Centurion lives and breathes and is back in the fray. Just a minor blip in the cosmos of things :-)
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