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Message 47270 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 20:07:17 UTC

Since we had to wipe the database clean to get the server up and running, I know a lot of you lost a lot of credit on work you had done while the server has been down. So just as a thank you for everyone sticking with us while we've been dealing with these problems, and as a little payback for all the work lost; once we get the server up and running smoothly again we're going to have a temporary period of double credit (I'm thinking a day or two). Hopefully it will make up for a bit of the work that was lost.
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Message 47271 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 20:18:25 UTC

Thank you for the thank you and also for all the work you guys have put in recently.
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Message 47272 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 20:49:37 UTC - in response to Message 47270.

Great idea and thanks for all the hard work.


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Message 47284 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 21:12:39 UTC

Great idea.

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Message 47290 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 21:29:49 UTC

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Message 47326 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 23:10:24 UTC - in response to Message 47270.

Thanks, but a thought though -- have it be two days from the point at which things are restored and running (relatively) smoothly. I suspect that the 'clock start' point for 2 days might be sometime on Monday...


Since we had to wipe the database clean to get the server up and running, I know a lot of you lost a lot of credit on work you had done while the server has been down. So just as a thank you for everyone sticking with us while we've been dealing with these problems, and as a little payback for all the work lost; once we get the server up and running smoothly again we're going to have a temporary period of double credit (I'm thinking a day or two). Hopefully it will make up for a bit of the work that was lost.


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Message 47327 - Posted: 9 Apr 2011, 23:17:39 UTC - in response to Message 47326.

Thanks, but a thought though -- have it be two days from the point at which things are restored and running (relatively) smoothly. I suspect that the 'clock start' point for 2 days might be sometime on Monday...


Since we had to wipe the database clean to get the server up and running, I know a lot of you lost a lot of credit on work you had done while the server has been down. So just as a thank you for everyone sticking with us while we've been dealing with these problems, and as a little payback for all the work lost; once we get the server up and running smoothly again we're going to have a temporary period of double credit (I'm thinking a day or two). Hopefully it will make up for a bit of the work that was lost.



I'll have an announcement for what days its going to be. I want to make sure things are running smoothly before we do it.
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Message 47405 - Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 5:31:36 UTC - in response to Message 47327.

OK - that works, sort of a reward for paying attention <smile>.


I'll have an announcement for what days its going to be. I want to make sure things are running smoothly before we do it.


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Message 47622 - Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 18:44:08 UTC - in response to Message 47327.

Thanks, but a thought though -- have it be two days from the point at which things are restored and running (relatively) smoothly. I suspect that the 'clock start' point for 2 days might be sometime on Monday...


Since we had to wipe the database clean to get the server up and running, I know a lot of you lost a lot of credit on work you had done while the server has been down. So just as a thank you for everyone sticking with us while we've been dealing with these problems, and as a little payback for all the work lost; once we get the server up and running smoothly again we're going to have a temporary period of double credit (I'm thinking a day or two). Hopefully it will make up for a bit of the work that was lost.



I'll have an announcement for what days its going to be. I want to make sure things are running smoothly before we do it.


Hmmm, that may be a good test if the server holds up ... and to motivate people to come back.
Thanks for the thought, it counts for something, but - at least for me - it is not necessary.

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Message 47625 - Posted: 11 Apr 2011, 18:58:55 UTC

Well, I will look forward to the extra credits, and will be very happy to say thank you. I think it's a decent gesture that will be well appreciated.

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Message 47936 - Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 22:09:20 UTC

It is running smoothly I think doc Travis.
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Message 48065 - Posted: 20 Apr 2011, 12:59:25 UTC - in response to Message 47936.
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It is running smoothly I think doc Travis.

let's wait for some other fixes.
For example, I hope that they soon implement on the server side a message to hosts with too older drivers, that are trashing every workunit they receive, and to hosts with an incompatible (old) app (if not implemented yet). Then, let's wait for the final computation ported to gpu app, so that wu will be few seconds faster.
Then I think it will be time to talk about double credits... At that time, project will be back to its original status!

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Message 48067 - Posted: 20 Apr 2011, 14:15:09 UTC - in response to Message 48065.

I hope that they soon implement on the server side a message to hosts with too older drivers, that are trashing every workunit they receive, and to hosts with an incompatible (old) app (if not implemented yet).

These should be blocked and erroring clients set to receive no work. The bad clients are causing problems, although not so obvious since WUs are cleared almost immediately after being discarded. I think it's the reason we're all seeing lower credits and is undoubtedly a major factor in keeping the database much larger than it should otherwise be.

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Message 48068 - Posted: 20 Apr 2011, 14:30:37 UTC

How about a faster cpu app first too.
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Message 48069 - Posted: 20 Apr 2011, 14:35:37 UTC - in response to Message 48068.

I agree, with the old 0.21SSE3 optimized app it took about 3 hours per unit, now with the default 0.50SSE2 it takes up to 12 hours... credits/day got cut by 75% too :)

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Message 48073 - Posted: 20 Apr 2011, 16:39:11 UTC - in response to Message 48068.

How about a faster cpu app first too.


I agree. This looks like the death knell for the cpu. The daily credits
for cpu-tasks are really inadequate and barely worth the effort.

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Message 48703 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 13:27:39 UTC

Are double credit days?

I earn more than usually in the Boinc-Stats, and more as I watch in the increase of my machines in the project

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Message 48705 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 14:13:28 UTC - in response to Message 48703.

Are double credit days?
I earn more than usually in the Boinc-Stats, and more as I watch in the increase of my machines in the project

BOINCstats is having server problems. The credit seems about the same as usual. You may notice it being a bit higher due to fewer validation errors.

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Message 48708 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 15:29:20 UTC
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BOINCstats is confusing me...ignore this post.

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Message 48711 - Posted: 11 May 2011, 16:54:13 UTC

hello,

the double credit idea is ok and welcome but wouldnt you be better not announcing when it takes place

1. this will lead people who very rarely if ever crunch for the project suddenly turning up then vanishing after the double credit period is over

2. connected to 1 really is the massive load on the server of streams of crunchers from all over trying to download and upload WU if the server has any weakness at all this extra load will crash the server for the rest of us

believe me ordinary crunchers that work here and deserve the credits will notice within minutes there getting extra credit

just my two pence worth
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