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Message 2015393 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 7:49:21 UTC - in response to Message 2015345.  
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Anybody else seeing a lot of pendings validate in the last 24 hours?

My pendings have barely changed, but I have had a huge spike in RAC today.
Edit- and yesterday too.

Interestingly, the Haveland Graphs are showing a steady (apart from the now regular Sunday outage) & significant increase in the number of results awaiting validation.
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Message 2015410 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 12:11:05 UTC - in response to Message 2015346.  



That seems to be an error on FreeDC. It doesn’t line up with points earned and BOINC Stats does not show the same spike.
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Message 2015417 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 14:30:27 UTC
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BoincStats is showing a huge minus 754K task report for me today. Somebody glitched somewhere.
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Message 2015420 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 14:51:14 UTC - in response to Message 2015417.  

BoincStats is showing a huge minus 754K task report for me today. Somebody glitched somewhere.


where do you see that? I looked at your BoincStats data and it looks pretty normal to me. I don't see any negative values.


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Message 2015422 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 14:57:40 UTC

It was on the projects list page for Setiathome project. Isn't there now.
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Message 2015426 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 15:29:06 UTC - in response to Message 2015422.  

Gentlemen... I have been watching with an eagerness to see what each of you have for pending tasks and I do have yet another dumb question. I understand that the "wingman" is sent our tasks to verify them, but I don't know how to find out who, or what number of wingmen my tasks are being sent to.

How do I find out, or where is my wingman?
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Message 2015427 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 15:33:03 UTC - in response to Message 2015426.  

Gentlemen... I have been watching with an eagerness to see what each of you have for pending tasks and I do have yet another dumb question. I understand that the "wingman" is sent our tasks to verify them, but I don't know how to find out who, or what number of wingmen my tasks are being sent to.

How do I find out, or where is my wingman?


when viewing any category of tasks from your Task List (Valid, Pending, Inconclusive, etc) you will see a column labelled "Workunit", click that and it will show you all hosts that have been sent that WU and their dispositions.
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Message 2015432 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 16:06:25 UTC - in response to Message 2015427.  

Thank you Ian&Steve C.

For clarification, when I do what you indicated and then click on "computer" I will see that individual's computer and what they're working with.

Thanks again.
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Message 2015437 - Posted: 14 Oct 2019, 17:33:43 UTC

Using my account as an example - here's a link to the tasks list:
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?userid=226846

So, if I click on the current task at the top of the list I go to:
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=8134237354
Which are the details for that task

But if I click on the work unit:
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=3693472950
you see the computers this work unit (number 3693472950) has been sent to. This work unit has only been sent to two people, being a "nice fresh" one.


You can do much the same for each of "pending", "valid", "inconclusive" or "error" sub-sets of tasks.
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Message 2015760 - Posted: 17 Oct 2019, 18:01:10 UTC

I have 2 units both from July 13 , It looks like both units were sent send twice to people who signed up but never did a single work unit.

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Message 2015764 - Posted: 17 Oct 2019, 18:41:43 UTC

My 4th wingman finally polished off my very late May 6 hanger on task. Now the latest is 30 June.
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Message 2015772 - Posted: 17 Oct 2019, 20:17:35 UTC

Eric is the 4th wingman for my 5th of July job and then the 17th of July will be my oldest.

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Message 2015774 - Posted: 17 Oct 2019, 20:23:15 UTC

You'd best behave yourself then ;-)
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Message 2015827 - Posted: 18 Oct 2019, 8:21:41 UTC - in response to Message 2015760.  

I have 2 units both from July 13 , It looks like both units were sent send twice to people who signed up but never did a single work unit.

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Can happen. I might sign a rebuilt PC into Seti to do a "burn in" test. Let it run 100% over the weekend. If it handles that, I'll say it's all fixed. Come Sunday night I set no new tasks, detach in the morning and it's done ~100 work units. I could run some pointless stress test / benchmark, but Seti is "real world" and useful work. Now if it turns out the hard disk is actually flaky and it crashed at 11 pm pm on Friday, then sorry the WU's are lost, have to time out, and get resent. And that PC needs more work.
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Message 2017489 - Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 18:21:21 UTC

Well, i'll most certainly loose the "oldest pending" contest since I've only recently returned, but my number of pendings just keeps climbing and climbing. Anyway, thanks all for the information as I'm still trying to figure all this out as I go and you folks are sure making it easy =)
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Message 2017491 - Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 19:21:41 UTC - in response to Message 2017489.  
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Well, i'll most certainly loose the "oldest pending" contest since I've only recently returned, but my number of pendings just keeps climbing and climbing.
The longer it takes you to return work, the lower your Pendings will be as (usually) your wingman will have already returned their result & so the WU will (usually) Validate almost straight away. The faster you return work, the higher your Pendings will be as you'll be waiting on your slower wingman to return their work.
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Message 2017492 - Posted: 1 Nov 2019, 19:43:43 UTC - in response to Message 2017491.  

Well, i'll most certainly loose the "oldest pending" contest since I've only recently returned, but my number of pendings just keeps climbing and climbing.
The longer it takes you to return work, the lower your Pendings will be as (usually) your wingman will have already returned their result & so the WU will (usually) Validate almost straight away. The faster you return work, the higher your Pendings will be as you'll be waiting on your slower wingman to return their work.

Thanks for the explanation. It's just something I been watching and seemed to fit in this thread. I'm doing what I can to help and that's what matters to me. It's nice to be able to help.
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