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Message 2035214 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:08:16 UTC

Is that true, SETI is done crunching. Too bad almost no warning. Could not even return last tasks done.
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Message 2035216 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:12:28 UTC - in response to Message 2035214.  

Is that true, SETI is done crunching. Too bad almost no warning. Could not even return last tasks done.


The announcement is here

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=85267

And you still have at least 4 weeks to return work, possibly longer.
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Message 2035217 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:13:19 UTC - in response to Message 2035214.  

Is that true, SETI is done crunching. Too bad almost no warning. Could not even return last tasks done.

Tasks are still being accepted.
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Message 2035219 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:14:04 UTC - in response to Message 2035214.  
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seti@home is not 'going away'...

As posted in the News, this is a pause so that the s@h scientists can work through the results amassed thus far.

Who knows what they will find?!

And what they may progress to next with s@h?

Stay tuned!


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Message 2035248 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:39:13 UTC

From 2016, Status and plans.

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Message 2035265 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:55:08 UTC

Are they going to put a 31 March deadline on all tasks?
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Message 2035268 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:57:39 UTC - in response to Message 2035265.  
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Are they going to put a 31 March deadline on all tasks?

Most likely not. That date is for when s@h stop sending out new WUs.

More of a question is for how long you will have for returning the WUs that you have downloaded.


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Message 2035269 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 22:57:52 UTC - in response to Message 2035265.  

Are they going to put a 31 March deadline on all tasks?


I behieve there is still some discussions as to exactly how tasks will be handled.

I would watch out in the news for more details
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Message 2035287 - Posted: 2 Mar 2020, 23:20:31 UTC
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I have a feeling they need to put on some sort of strict deadlines, if they want a neat ending, on or else there could be a bunch of tasks that never get finished.
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Message 2035401 - Posted: 3 Mar 2020, 4:05:27 UTC

But why March? I was hoping to make it to 21.
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Message 2035412 - Posted: 3 Mar 2020, 5:08:35 UTC - in response to Message 2035401.  

But why March? I was hoping to make it to 21.

With resends of resends it could stretch out for a while and then some.
I'd expect once 99% of the load goes away that the server won't need any attention so they can let results trickle in for some time.
Also they need to write and debug the back end. So they won't need to close and bar the door for a while.

Now the only question is once everyone's RAC drops below 0.5, will we be able to post?
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Message 2035429 - Posted: 3 Mar 2020, 6:39:44 UTC - in response to Message 2035412.  



Now the only question is once everyone's RAC drops below 0.5, will we be able to post?


This is an important issue!!! If not, where is everyone going?? I kinda like hanging out with this crowd and I'll miss reading posts.
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Message 2035432 - Posted: 3 Mar 2020, 6:58:15 UTC - in response to Message 2035429.  

Now the only question is once everyone's RAC drops below 0.5, will we be able to post?

This is an important issue!!! If not, where is everyone going?? I kinda like hanging out with this crowd and I'll miss reading posts.

I'm sure we'll be keeping the forums running! :-)

Is this where we get to see our RAC forever frozen upon a moment?... ;-)


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Message 2035514 - Posted: 3 Mar 2020, 13:28:54 UTC

No News Tasks, but still have Resent Tasks because of bad hosts or Overflow tasks ...

and then .... nothingness ... till the end of the pause ... perhaps ...
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Message 2035882 - Posted: 5 Mar 2020, 1:10:40 UTC

Time to say goodbye!
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Message 2036052 - Posted: 5 Mar 2020, 16:14:57 UTC

Remember Seti V7 ?
Most of us were here when Seti V7 was phased out in the transition to V8. It was a lengthy process. The "end" of V7 was initiated on January 5 (more or less...), 2016 and after 3 months there were still 700 work units awaiting validation. The last one finally validated on August 8, 2016. EIGHT MONTHS! Historians may retrieve the thread:
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79164&postid=1767534
and follow the "exciting" countdown toward the last validation. (With many references to "watching paint dry", etc.)
I see no reason to expect anything different following the March 31 distribution cutoff - unless the project admins adjust the deadlines, or send multiple replicas of timed-out work units (and let there be a race to see which host will return the result first!), or change some other setting to prod the return rate.
I'm confident I'll reach my 21-year mark before the validation/assimilation process winds down - and others striving for their own personal milestones may take hope. It's more uncertain whether I'll reach the 50M credits, but those are just numbers anyway.
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Message 2036056 - Posted: 5 Mar 2020, 16:42:21 UTC

Like everyone, I am disappointed, sad.
Member from the first hours, when often problems occured, I stayed.
"Searching" a second WOW signal.
Be assured also the scientist team is sad. Look the very quiet post from Eric who very few posts.
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=85275&postid=2035328#2035328
But so is it.
All of us wanted to help SETI. I am sure they knowns it.
So why not to send post to suport Eric, Dan, Jeff, Matt and David (the founder of BOINC who is used by everyone on Earth) )

Best sad regards to everyone
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Message 2036095 - Posted: 5 Mar 2020, 19:38:39 UTC

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Message 2036823 - Posted: 8 Mar 2020, 21:53:57 UTC - in response to Message 2036056.  


https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=85275&postid=2035328#2035328


Thank you for the link!!!

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Message 2036824 - Posted: 8 Mar 2020, 21:59:06 UTC - in response to Message 2036095.  
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Made the LA news (cnn wire)
Hmmm.

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Edit: CNN to the rescue: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/05/us/seti-home-hibernation-alien-trnd-scn/index.html
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