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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Aaargh! Servers are out of new work!(2)" (Message 47146)
Posted 7 Apr 2011 by [PST]Howard
An update about Dnetc here:

http://boincstats.com/forum/forum_thread.php?id=6315
2) Message boards : Number crunching : **Blurf away for a few days** (Message 47139)
Posted 7 Apr 2011 by [PST]Howard
Best wishes to you and yours Blurf
3) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : suggestion - "# of cores to use" option, this will speed up Intels Hyperthread cpus.. (Message 40948)
Posted 16 Jul 2010 by [PST]Howard
Copy the following, paste it into notepad, then save as cc_config.xml in your data directory, then restart BOINC:

<cc_config>
<log_flags>
<task>1</task>
<file_xfer>1</file_xfer>
<sched_ops>1</sched_ops>
<cpu_sched>0</cpu_sched>
<cpu_sched_debug>0</cpu_sched_debug>
<rr_simulation>0</rr_simulation>
<debt_debug>0</debt_debug>
<task_debug>0</task_debug>
<work_fetch_debug>0</work_fetch_debug>
<unparsed_xml>0</unparsed_xml>
<state_debug>0</state_debug>
<file_xfer_debug>0</file_xfer_debug>
<sched_op_debug>0</sched_op_debug>
<http_debug>0</http_debug>
<proxy_debug>0</proxy_debug>
<time_debug>0</time_debug>
<http_xfer_debug>0</http_xfer_debug>
<benchmark_debug>0</benchmark_debug>
<poll_debug>0</poll_debug>
<guirpc_debug>0</guirpc_debug>
<scrsave_debug>0</scrsave_debug>
<app_msg_send>0</app_msg_send>
<app_msg_receive>0</app_msg_receive>
<mem_usage_debug>0</mem_usage_debug>
<network_status_debug>0</network_status_debug>
<checkpoint_debug>0</checkpoint_debug>
</log_flags>
<options>
<save_stats_days>7</save_stats_days>
<dont_check_file_sizes>0</dont_check_file_sizes>
<http_1_0>0</http_1_0>
<ncpus>4</ncpus>
<max_file_xfers>8</max_file_xfers>
<max_file_xfers_per_project>4</max_file_xfers_per_project>
<report_results_immediately>1</report_results_immediately>
<suppress_net_info>0</suppress_net_info>
<disallow_attach>0</disallow_attach>
<os_random_only>0</os_random_only>
<zero_debts>1</zero_debts>
</options>
</cc_config>
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Down for maintenance? (Message 37538)
Posted 19 Mar 2010 by [PST]Howard
If its still Spring Break there, nowt may happen till Monday
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Out of Work (Message 34883)
Posted 28 Dec 2009 by [PST]Howard
From the Front Page

Updating Daemons
December 28, 2009
I'm having some problems recompiling a few of the daemons, but I'm hoping to have things back up and running and work being generated tonight. I'll keep everyone posted.
Server Code Updated (Finally)
December 28, 2009
We've finally gotten the server side code updated for the BOINC daemons. So within the next week we're going to make ATI applications available server side. More information to come after I recompile our assimilator/validator with the new code.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : getting no new workunits (Message 33565)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by [PST]Howard
As Travis has already posted elsewhere on Thursday, the Hard Drives have arrived, now he is waiting for the Labstaff to install them, he hoped for Friday, but Friday being "POETS Day" - "Push Off Early Tomorrows Saturday", its more realistic to expect them to do it in the next few days.
7) Message boards : MilkyWay@home Science : Screensaver (Message 33562)
Posted 23 Nov 2009 by [PST]Howard
Shame. Sometimes if you want to get the kids to play you have to offer them some candy.


Running a screensaver is like taking candy from a baby - it uses valuble CPU cycles which reduces the amount of data processed and therefore, means it will take longer for the project to reach its goal.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : New Dr in the House (Message 33382)
Posted 20 Nov 2009 by [PST]Howard
Congrats
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Crash November 10 (Message 33266)
Posted 14 Nov 2009 by [PST]Howard
OK -- server crash on November 10 -- the home page indicates 'hopefully replacement drives in a day or two'. Now I realize that 'a day or two' is what I refer to as 'airport time' -- you encounter a flight with delayed boarding, are told that boarding will happen in 20 minutes, you come back in 20 minutes and are told = 'we told you before, boarding will happen in 20 minutes' -- check back in 20 minutes.


I think you've spent too much time in the Airport, it's time to take a Taxi into BOINC city, go to a Bar and have a cool beer.

How many times have you ordered something and been told it will arrive in 2 days but you end up waiting a week or more.

I would rather Milkyway be down for another 2 weeks, giving time for Travis to get things running properly before we all hammer the server.

Theres plenty of work out there on other projects, that's the beauty of BOINC.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : server crash (July 29) (Message 28536)
Posted 29 Jul 2009 by [PST]Howard
Seem to have got lost credits back - BOINCstats update showed I had 105K credits, down about 44k, now back up to 149K which is about right
11) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Word Link III (Message 21829)
Posted 10 May 2009 by [PST]Howard
Titles
12) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Word Link 2 (Message 21515)
Posted 7 May 2009 by [PST]Howard
Beetle
13) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Word Link 2 (Message 20779)
Posted 29 Apr 2009 by [PST]Howard
hair
14) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Word Link 2 (Message 20745)
Posted 28 Apr 2009 by [PST]Howard
lens
15) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 20429)
Posted 25 Apr 2009 by [PST]Howard
I'm running a Q6600 (95W) overclocked to 3.21ghz with a 9800GT card and 1 SATA2 Drive, using a Corsair 520W PSU and system is stable.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Please post app 1.17/1.18/1.19 memory leaks/errors (Message 1992)
Posted 6 Mar 2008 by [PST]Howard
Completed without errors on both boxes
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Please post app 1.17/1.18/1.19 memory leaks/errors (Message 1991)
Posted 6 Mar 2008 by [PST]Howard
v1.20 wus running on both boxes, will check back when completed.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Please post app 1.17/1.18/1.19 memory leaks/errors (Message 1985)
Posted 6 Mar 2008 by [PST]Howard
Getting Output file absent message on 32bit Linux, all wus errored on 2 boxes

Detach/reattach, didn't work, still getting Output file absent


19) Message boards : Number crunching : what platforms currently are getting errors? (Message 1983)
Posted 6 Mar 2008 by [PST]Howard
Downloaded 20 WUs each on 2 different boxes and they all errored

Linux running on an Intel x86-compatible CPU v1.19

All had output file absent
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems downloading Stars and Volume files (Message 229)
Posted 8 Nov 2007 by [PST]Howard
Thanx Travis


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