Posts by cjsoftuk

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : BOINC Wiki - The unwritten BOINC handbook that may cease to exist (Message 898982)
Posted 24 May 2009 by Profile cjsoftuk
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It's not the .info that does it. We've also got .net and .org that point there as well. .info is 88p per year on my registrar.

I apologise for getting my figures wrong though: It is in fact £52 every 2 years. £10 per .net or .org, plus the £0.88 for the .info, and then they whack on 15% tax.

As it would appear, John is working hard to migrate now. I'm hoping that the migration will be complete in the next week or two, and then I can finally sign off as BOINC Wiki admin. It's been a fun two years, and I'll be sad to go, but I think it probably needs somebody who is more involved with the BOINC community being in charge. I struggle to keep on top of the odd bit of spam at times.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : BOINC Wiki - The unwritten BOINC handbook that may cease to exist (Message 898615)
Posted 23 May 2009 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Johnny - I've sent you more info.

The website may be down/closed to edits for some time during the transfer.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : BOINC Wiki - The unwritten BOINC handbook that may cease to exist (Message 898224)
Posted 22 May 2009 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Thanks for the sticky.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : BOINC Wiki - The unwritten BOINC handbook that may cease to exist (Message 898211)
Posted 22 May 2009 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Many of you may have used the BOINC Wiki at http://www.boinc-wiki.info to solve your problems with BOINC.

Much of the documentation on the site is still relevant to BOINC 6, although some needs reworking to encompass BOINC 6's new interface and other details.

I therefore would like to ask anybody with information about BOINC 6 to spare 5 minutes at some point over the next two weeks to simplify a page, improve a page or create a new page (or if you are feeling helpful, all three).

In addition to this, the domain names expire on June 4th 2009. At this time, the current sponsor dislikes the adverts that were present, and continuing to supporting the domain names is an additional burden on his expenses, and I cannot support them myself. I should point out that Eric Myers has, been incredibly helpful and supportive providing the domains for the past two years, but I feel it is time that I took control of the domains for the site I have worked to keep running.

The total cost of domain names for the BOINC Wiki is about £52 per year, and this year there is an additional £30 overhead this summer to migrate to a different name provider.

All I ask is that anyone who found something useful on the Wiki donate a small amount using Paypal to keeping the site running - a Donate button is provided on every page.

I hope you will respond to this in the way I know the community will.

Many thanks for your support.

-- Chris Malton (BOINC Wiki Administrator)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Unofficial BOINC Wiki closing 2006-03-31 (Message 254694)
Posted 27 Feb 2006 by Profile cjsoftuk
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To all:

THE BOINC WIKI WILL CONTINUE!
BOINC WIKI
With negotiation between Rytis and I underway, we will bring you the BOINC WIKI, as long as we can sustain it.

In Paul's absence, I will endeavour to keep it running to keep the dream of all BONC Documentation together.

To Paul: Such a shame to see you go from this wonderful community, you will be missed.

Chris
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Boinc with No Internet (Message 220554)
Posted 23 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Use the setting to only use network at certain times under Your Account -> General Prefs
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Less work than usually (Message 218749)
Posted 20 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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There have been a few technical problems recently and as a result they cannot send out as many work units as normal. Please bear with the situation until it is resolved.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Why classic SETI@home is closing down and other facts of life. (Message 218748)
Posted 20 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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I wish people would realise that BOINC is BOINC and it's here to stay. It is really easy to set up as long as people can be slightly more inclined to have a bigger download that does much more. I see no reason for the classic people not to be warned, because when I started crunching Classic last year I saw the notice about BOINC and started to investigate and then, in early January i switched after less than 1 month on classic I switched to BOINC and I saw the development work that goes in. I realised how good this could be, if only people could make it so.

Classic people -> Please stop moaning. Moaning ablut credits is wrong because the new system is downright fairer than the old one. How can a WU that took 2 hours to process be the same as 5 minute WU. If anything was actually true, the old system was unfair. The new system works and shows how much work the participant has done in terms of CPU time.

Ingleside -> Well done on keeping this under control.

Everyone -> Just stop fighting one another for one week. It's nearly Xmas so be kind.

Chris

The views above are not shared by all participants and as a result please not attack my comments. They are my feelings and so they represent me alone, not multiple people, nor the BOINC Community. Do not in any way take these as demands as to how people behave or speak.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : When will we run out of WUs? (Message 213032)
Posted 13 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Bring this thread back again!

Time to be running out of WUs!

324K left as of 5:15 ish today

We probably will run out by the end of the week. (Incl. Sat + Sun)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Why classic SETI@home is closing down and other facts of life. (Message 212593)
Posted 13 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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In fact, I think they're dropping connections right now...
- Matt


Just to reassure you that I never saw S@H Classic down! I think that downtime is all part of the global IT conundrum. Live with it! There's not much else you can do!
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Can't find good ans. 4 LOSS of WUs..? (Message 210196)
Posted 11 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Question 1: Why haven't I got credit?
Answer: The Validators are off at the moment. No credits are being produced.

Question 2: Is there a chance that a failed u/l removes itself?
Answer: NO. BOINC will never destroy work that is completed.

Question 3: If you click suspend on an U/ling WU, what happens?
Answer: As far as I know, nothing should happen. However, it seems that those who are a little inquisitive have found a new bug. Well done on finding this bug. Reporting to BOINC Bug Database.

Question 4: Can BOINC possibly have lost track of WUs?
Answer: It is possible that if BOINC was killed by Windows while it was writing the Client_State.xml file, then yes, it is possible it would lose work. Not without very careful editing of client_state.xml would you be able to recover them.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Return value 106, can't upload, no screensaver either (Message 210164)
Posted 11 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Sometimes, I begin to wonder if ANYONE reads the threads already existing in these forums!

Please see 90% of the threads on the Number Crunching board - Page 1. These will answer your query.

{edit: sp}
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Ping Celtic Wolf and the other networking Gurus (Message 208961)
Posted 10 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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I think I'd agree now. If I check http://boincprojectstatus.ath.cx/SS_SETI@Home.html, I see that Scheduler is down, Downloads are all green and Uploads are not perfect but changing slowly.

The graphs are slightly more revealing.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Ping Celtic Wolf and the other networking Gurus (Message 208951)
Posted 10 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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From the front page:


December 9, 2005
We have turned off work distribution for a bit to allow result uploads to catch up. We will be extending the deadline for returning results so that the troubles with the result upload handler will not result in lost credit.


Way to go :o)

Now all we have to do is twiddle our thumbs and wait for things to pick up speed again.


Regards Hans




That's what we'd think and what they'd like to think. However I am not convinced yet, I will only be convinced if they turned of the Scheduler full stop (or everything picks itself up quite quickly).
15) Message boards : Number crunching : So umm How are we fixing this problem? (Message 208395)
Posted 9 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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The problem, in my opinion, is that too many people think that BOINC = SETI. BOINC is not equal to SETI. BOINC is a framework for many projects to work on. SETI is an actual project for BOINC.

The problems with classic were MUCH more than just a forced switch to SETI BOINC, which is not technically true anyway. The largest problem was that people were crunching units time and time again, whereas with BOINC every unit is crunched for a quorum of 3 and then that's one WU done, and more WUs fill the pipe. The biggest problems faced at the moment may not even be the fault of those at Berkeley. It may be that Cogent communication PLC are responsible. I mean, it wouldn't be the first time.

Please note that the above views are the views of myself and therefore I see no reason for anyone to attack these views.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : When will we run out of WUs? (Message 208375)
Posted 9 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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Thanks MikeSW17,

My estimate: before 12:00 UTC Sat 10 Dec
17) Message boards : Number crunching : When will we run out of WUs? (Message 205880)
Posted 7 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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I think we will run out of WUs soon. My estimate is at about 6AM 08/12/2005.

Anyone else feel like guessing?
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Post BOINC client on CNET Downloads (Message 204729)
Posted 6 Dec 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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I have enough bandwidth (sort of) to mirror the download, but it would be @ 32Kb/s download speed as that is as fast as I can upload to the web. Like the idea?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Another fantastic job by Harold Naparst! (Message 197857)
Posted 28 Nov 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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I can't say how much I should thank all the other optimisers for the SETI Application, but my particular thanks to Harold Haparst for do such a fab job on it to reduce my processing time on an x86 P3 from 24 hrs for 1 WU to just 4 1/2 hrs. That's over a 5 times speed increase! Admittedly it runs Linux, so it's fast anyway, but still, THANK YOU!
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Well Done Tony and ALL the helpers! (Message 197021)
Posted 27 Nov 2005 by Profile cjsoftuk
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My only contributions are never found on this site, much of my work goes into the BOINC WIKI, and in P.D.B's absence we've got to keep on top of the versions. So I have assigned myself a job as mananging the new features and updating the WIKI to the latest versions so that Classic users are not confused.


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