Communication deferred

Message boards : Number crunching : Communication deferred
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
HoleNote

Send message
Joined: 3 Oct 00
Posts: 2
Credit: 3,084,707
RAC: 0
United States
Message 2023682 - Posted: 19 Dec 2019, 7:35:51 UTC

I'm trying to get new work to download and only get "communication deferred" over and over, yet my uploads go through just fine. Very frustrating and I'm about ready to call it quits and uninstall.
ID: 2023682 · Report as offensive
wujj123456

Send message
Joined: 5 Sep 04
Posts: 40
Credit: 20,877,975
RAC: 219
China
Message 2023685 - Posted: 19 Dec 2019, 7:50:39 UTC - in response to Message 2023682.  
Last modified: 19 Dec 2019, 7:51:04 UTC

I'm trying to get new work to download and only get "communication deferred" over and over, yet my uploads go through just fine. Very frustrating and I'm about ready to call it quits and uninstall.

Chill mate. This is midnight at west coast in US, and people can fix this are probably at sleep. I am sure it will get resolved tomorrow. Just find a backup project in case you want to keep your rig contributing all the time.
ID: 2023685 · Report as offensive
HoleNote

Send message
Joined: 3 Oct 00
Posts: 2
Credit: 3,084,707
RAC: 0
United States
Message 2023687 - Posted: 19 Dec 2019, 8:26:01 UTC - in response to Message 2023685.  

I hope that's not the case. With hundreds of thousands of people donating their electricity and computers to analyze this data, surely there is one person responsible for restoring the system as soon as it goes down, even if it means getting their butt out of bed.
ID: 2023687 · Report as offensive
Grant (SSSF)
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 13690
Credit: 208,696,464
RAC: 304
Australia
Message 2023688 - Posted: 19 Dec 2019, 8:50:37 UTC - in response to Message 2023687.  

I hope that's not the case. With hundreds of thousands of people donating their electricity and computers to analyze this data, surely there is one person responsible for restoring the system as soon as it goes down, even if it means getting their butt out of bed.
Why?
This isn't a mega corporation with 10s of millions of dollars in funding just for the IT department alone. The project is pretty much a couple of people, responsible for the servers, application development, getting grants, doing the science, working on new hardware & software for other data sources, etc, and running on dated, donated hardware.
There is no guarantee of work, hence the option to join up to other projects to keep your system busy during those times things break here. Or you can use it as an opportunity to give your system(s) a rest.

It's frustrating when there are problems, but it's not the end of the world. No one is going to die or be seriously injured just because Seti is having issues, so it's not worth getting all worked up about it.
Grant
Darwin NT
ID: 2023688 · Report as offensive
Profile ML1
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 19991
Credit: 7,508,002
RAC: 20
United Kingdom
Message 2023729 - Posted: 19 Dec 2019, 17:41:57 UTC

See the "Panic Mode On (117) Server Problems?" for all you might want to know about the s@h server status and other happenings... ;-)

Also note that the whole design idea behind Boinc is that Boinc is distributed and is resilient to outages at any one project so that you can continue to usefully help other projects whilst any one project might be temporarily offline or otherwise out of work. All very good for a varied mix of Science and fun! :-)


Happy cool crunchin',
Martin
See new freedom: Mageia Linux
Take a look for yourself: Linux Format
The Future is what We all make IT (GPLv3)
ID: 2023729 · Report as offensive
Boiler Paul

Send message
Joined: 4 May 00
Posts: 232
Credit: 4,965,771
RAC: 64
United States
Message 2023772 - Posted: 19 Dec 2019, 21:36:11 UTC - in response to Message 2023688.  

[quote]. No one is going to die or be seriously injured just because Seti is having issues, so it's not worth getting all worked up about it.



Are you sure? With the hair burning and howling at the moon, some may be seriously injured...lol
ID: 2023772 · Report as offensive

Message boards : Number crunching : Communication deferred


 
©2024 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.