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Message 1903656 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 21:41:36 UTC

At first I thought the restart on Tuesday had solved our database problems. I guess I was wrong. It only fixed some of them.

We've hit yet another hidden limit in our Informix science database. The good news is that we know how to fix this one. The bad news is it will take a little while.

We don't have to wait for the full fix before starting to split again, but the point at which we can split will probably be sometime tomorrow. Until then, we only have a few re-dos and a little bit of astropulse to do.
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Message 1903663 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 21:45:47 UTC

Thank you Eric for the info.
It's not the end of the world. Let it take the time it need.
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Message 1903667 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 21:50:35 UTC

Thanks for the update.
Why is it that software never warns when a limit is being reached? Just after the fact! LOL
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Message 1903669 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 21:51:48 UTC - in response to Message 1903656.  
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I'm sure these things are sent to try us all, at least you and your team is trying to iron out the issues...
Will there be another down time before next tuesday?

Keep up the great work

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Message 1903670 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 21:52:10 UTC

Thanks for the news =)
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Message 1903674 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 22:01:10 UTC
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Thanks for the heads-up, Eric.

And for the Servers and software: gack! (which is AI for shame!)
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Message 1903686 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 23:09:47 UTC - in response to Message 1903656.  

Thanks for the heads up on what the problem is.

Good luck on fixing it and I hope you are not up all night doing so.

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Message 1903690 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 23:21:39 UTC

Thanks for the information, Some of my machines had gone idle and I could not get them to load new jobs and I had been thinking that the problem might be on my end. Appreciate the work you guys are putting in to keep the servers functioning. Rich
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Message 1903725 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 1:15:57 UTC

Thanks for the heads up
Keep up the great work
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Message 1903728 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 1:23:16 UTC

Thanks for the update :)
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Message 1903750 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 3:06:07 UTC - in response to Message 1903656.  

Thank you for the update ;-)
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Message 1903755 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 3:41:19 UTC

I don't mind doing Astropulse V7 units...just one question...why is only 1 pc getting work units? My mac has a unit to crunch, nothing for my win10 laptop...
Thanks for the updates...strangeness...maybe my adding a win10 to the mix broke seti...I never liked win10 anyway...
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Message 1903757 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 3:47:13 UTC - in response to Message 1903755.  

The only work being done is what was already sent before the recent trouble....
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Message 1903763 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 5:15:13 UTC - in response to Message 1903755.  

[quote
.I never liked win10 anyway...
Justine[/quote]

Does anybody else wish that Micro$oft had never gone in the Win 10 direction? Win 7 was the best version of Windows I've seen, as far as I can tell Win10 is a downgrade!
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Message 1903766 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 5:22:36 UTC - in response to Message 1903656.  

Thanks for the update!
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Message 1903769 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 5:51:06 UTC - in response to Message 1903656.  

Thank you for information, Eric
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Message 1903775 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 6:14:25 UTC

Ha - thought my computer was being REALLY quiet when I walked in the computer room tonight. No wonder -- the video card is at idle using only about 5% its normal power. And the GPU fan is at zero RPM. Don't see that too often. Not that the Nvidia 1060 generally makes a lot of noise, but what little it does sure sounds different than "nothing". Maybe I'll have to use that gaming card for... gaming tonight?

Best of luck with the DB issues. I'm sure it will all be sorted out soon enough.

Thanks for all your hard work Eric
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Message 1903780 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 6:28:21 UTC - in response to Message 1903656.  

We've hit yet another hidden limit in our Informix science database. The good news is that we know how to fix this one. The bad news is it will take a little while.

We don't have to wait for the full fix before starting to split again, but the point at which we can split will probably be sometime tomorrow. Until then, we only have a few re-dos and a little bit of astropulse to do.

Will this also take care of the growing AP Awaiting validation/assimilation backlog?
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Message 1903781 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 6:28:43 UTC

It' annoying yes but it isn't the end of the world. There are other worthwhile Boinc projects that could be temporarily supported. It's interesting that Eric says "another hidden limit" on the Informix database. I remember talking to Matt about this abut 3 years ago or thereabouts. He said he just couldn't foresee any limit s at all in the future with Informix. I said surely you can't keep adding data for another 20 years and expect it to cope? He said yes it could. But I'm no database expert but if Informix is starting to creak there ain't much else industrial strength stuff out there.

Unless we archive stuff from 15 years ago and store it elsewhere?
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Message 1903793 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 7:38:52 UTC - in response to Message 1903763.  

Ah I'm not the only one who noticed some snag hit the server :) It would be nice if the clients can stash more blocks in their queue for snaggy days like this.

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Does anybody else wish that Micro$oft had never gone in the Win 10 direction? Win 7 was the best version of Windows I've seen, as far as I can tell Win10 is a downgrade![/quote]

I used to care when windows was "invading" my dos shell. These days I don't really care anymore as long as it runs my software.
For important server stuff shere are proper alternatives.
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