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Clearing the Queue
Hey All,

We will have to clear the workunit queue for both separation and nbody. This will cause many invalid workunits. We apologize for this, as this is the only way to clear the system for it to return to normal operation.


Thanks for your continued support,
Jake and Sidd
18 Oct 2017, 19:21:21 UTC · Comment


Transitioner Down
Hey Everyone,

Looks like we are having some trouble with the transitioner. I'm working on getting it back up and running.

Jake

[edit]

Everything looks like it's working now. Hopefully this shouldn't be an issue for another 100+ years given the changes I've made. I'll keep an eye on things for the rest of the day.

In other news, I've implemented an email notification system for the server daemons. If they go down in the future, we should know about it faster.

Thanks for sticking with us and sorry for the extended downtime.

Jake
[/edit]
17 Oct 2017, 18:42:56 UTC · Comment


nbody 1.66 release
Hey All,

I just released version 1.66 of Nbody. This version has a newer version of the likelihood comparison algorithm which is used when comparing our test histograms with the client-side simulations. With this update we are hoping to have much better convergence in our parameter searches.

As always, please let us know if there are any issues.
Thanks,
Sidd
2 Oct 2017, 20:17:20 UTC · Comment


Bad Runs Over the Weekend
Hey Everyone,

Sorry about the errors over the weekend. I put up a set of runs that, while tested locally, still seemed to error on the server. The runs are now taken down and should filter out of the queue over the next 24 hours, going to look into it now.

Sorry again,

Jake
18 Sep 2017, 14:07:25 UTC · Comment


Server Maintenance
Hey All,

For some reason I am not getting any return results from the Nbody app. The validator went down over the weekend and caused a huge backlog in the queue. I think this may be the issue as we have had something similar before. I am going to cancel the workunits in the queue and let it refill. If you see anything strange in the next 24 hrs with nbody workunits this is the reason.

Sidd
30 Jun 2017, 16:23:04 UTC · Comment


Bad Runs Put Up Over The Weekend
Hey Everyone,

You can expect to see invalid results and erros from any runs starting with ps_modfit* as they were a bad batch of runs. No more of these runs should be sent out as I have cancelled all workunits associated with these runs. I apologize for not catching this sooner.

Jake
26 Jun 2017, 15:36:04 UTC · Comment


Scheduled Server Maintenance Today
Hey Everyone,

Just doing a quick update to our optimization algorithms on the server. You should notice the site go down for a couple minutes and then come back up. This update is nothing that should effect the way you interact with MilkyWay@home.

Jake
23 May 2017, 21:04:48 UTC · Comment


nbody 1.64 release for Mac
Hey All,

I just released the newest version of nbody, version 1.64, for Mac single and multi-threaded. Please let me know if there are any issues.

PLEASE NOTE: We only have one mac machine for building and testing, meaning I had to test the binaries on the same machine that I built them on. So please let me know if anything strange crashing is seen.

Thank you all for your continued support,
Sidd
11 May 2017, 19:14:08 UTC · Comment


Bad Batch of Runs
Hey Everyone,

Looks like I put up a bad batch of runs yesterday. Sorry about that. I took them down so they should be clearing out of the queue soon.

Expect errors from runs named:
de_modfit_19_3s_146_bundle5_ModfitConstraintsWithDisk_1
de_modfit_19_3s_146_bundle5_ModfitConstraintsWithDisk_2
de_modfit_19_3s_146_bundle5_ModfitConstraintsWithDisk_3
de_modfit_19_3s_146_bundle5_ModfitConstraintsWithDisk_4

Sorry again,

Jake W
9 May 2017, 14:43:09 UTC · Comment


Mac OS X Support For Separation
Hey Everyone,

I just released a Mac OS X version of Separation that should run on CPUs and GPUs (with double precision support). Please let me know if you have any issues with the Mac Separation application here.

Jake W.
8 May 2017, 19:13:38 UTC · Comment


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