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Message 10071 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 12:36:06 UTC - in response to Message 10068.  
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Well...

If all around here is like in SETI (credits, outages, etc...), I come back to SETI. Why I must been here if the thing is the same as in a 'real project'?

Depends if listening out for aliens is your thing, or if you get frozen out of SETI ;) The last part of which I've never tried to hide or deny, or give another toss about... , just in case anyone was wondering...

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Message 10072 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 12:44:54 UTC - in response to Message 10071.  
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Well...

If all around here is like in SETI (credits, outages, etc...), I come back to SETI. Why I must been here if the thing is the same as in a 'real project'?

Depends if listening out for aliens is your thing, or if you get frozen out of SETI ;) The last part of which I've never tried to hide or deny, or give another toss about... , just in case anyone was wondering...


I like more to listennig the aliens...;)

Do you know what your work is doing here...?
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Message 10076 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 13:18:50 UTC - in response to Message 10072.  
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Well...

If all around here is like in SETI (credits, outages, etc...), I come back to SETI. Why I must been here if the thing is the same as in a 'real project'?

Depends if listening out for aliens is your thing, or if you get frozen out of SETI ;) The last part of which I've never tried to hide or deny, or give another toss about... , just in case anyone was wondering...


I like more to listennig the aliens...;)

Do you know what your work is doing here...?

Sure. It's all on the MW home page ;)

About MilkyWay@home

The goal of Milkyway@Home is to use the BOINC platform to harness volunteered computing resources in creating a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This project enables research in both astroinformatics and computer science.

In computer science, the project is investigating different optimization methods which are resilient to the fault-prone, heterogeneous and asynchronous nature of Internet computing; such as evolutionary and genetic algorithms, as well as asynchronous newton methods. While in astroinformatics, Milkyway@Home is generating highly accurate three dimensional models of the Sagittarius stream, which provides knowledge about how the Milky Way galaxy was formed and how tidal tails are created when galaxies merge.

MilkyWay@Home is a joint effort between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's departments of Computer Science and Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy. Feel free to contact us via our forums, or email astro [at] cs [dot] rpi [dot] edu.

... and more... ;)

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Message 10077 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 13:21:08 UTC - in response to Message 10076.  

Well...

If all around here is like in SETI (credits, outages, etc...), I come back to SETI. Why I must been here if the thing is the same as in a 'real project'?

Depends if listening out for aliens is your thing, or if you get frozen out of SETI ;) The last part of which I've never tried to hide or deny, or give another toss about... , just in case anyone was wondering...


I like more to listennig the aliens...;)

Do you know what your work is doing here...?

Sure. It's all on the MW home page ;)

About MilkyWay@home

The goal of Milkyway@Home is to use the BOINC platform to harness volunteered computing resources in creating a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This project enables research in both astroinformatics and computer science.

In computer science, the project is investigating different optimization methods which are resilient to the fault-prone, heterogeneous and asynchronous nature of Internet computing; such as evolutionary and genetic algorithms, as well as asynchronous newton methods. While in astroinformatics, Milkyway@Home is generating highly accurate three dimensional models of the Sagittarius stream, which provides knowledge about how the Milky Way galaxy was formed and how tidal tails are created when galaxies merge.

MilkyWay@Home is a joint effort between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's departments of Computer Science and Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy. Feel free to contact us via our forums, or email astro [at] cs [dot] rpi [dot] edu.

... and more... ;)


:)

I think you don't knows....

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Message 10079 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 13:30:34 UTC - in response to Message 10077.  

Well...

If all around here is like in SETI (credits, outages, etc...), I come back to SETI. Why I must been here if the thing is the same as in a 'real project'?

Depends if listening out for aliens is your thing, or if you get frozen out of SETI ;) The last part of which I've never tried to hide or deny, or give another toss about... , just in case anyone was wondering...


I like more to listennig the aliens...;)

Do you know what your work is doing here...?

Sure. It's all on the MW home page ;)

About MilkyWay@home

The goal of Milkyway@Home is to use the BOINC platform to harness volunteered computing resources in creating a highly accurate three dimensional model of the Milky Way galaxy using data gathered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. This project enables research in both astroinformatics and computer science.

In computer science, the project is investigating different optimization methods which are resilient to the fault-prone, heterogeneous and asynchronous nature of Internet computing; such as evolutionary and genetic algorithms, as well as asynchronous newton methods. While in astroinformatics, Milkyway@Home is generating highly accurate three dimensional models of the Sagittarius stream, which provides knowledge about how the Milky Way galaxy was formed and how tidal tails are created when galaxies merge.

MilkyWay@Home is a joint effort between Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's departments of Computer Science and Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy. Feel free to contact us via our forums, or email astro [at] cs [dot] rpi [dot] edu.

... and more... ;)


:)

I think you don't knows....

I think you are very right Logan. I am not a scientist and I don't have a scientific background or capability. But it strikes me that via BOINC is a way I can do somthing for science which makes use of my interest in computers, instead of me taking up all my time playing computer games and compiling on-line photo sites ;)


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Message 10081 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 13:35:15 UTC - in response to Message 10072.  

Well...

If all around here is like in SETI (credits, outages, etc...), I come back to SETI. Why I must been here if the thing is the same as in a 'real project'?

Depends if listening out for aliens is your thing, or if you get frozen out of SETI ;) The last part of which I've never tried to hide or deny, or give another toss about... , just in case anyone was wondering...


I like more to listennig the aliens...;)

Do you know what your work is doing here...?


Listening for crashes.
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Message 10094 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 15:50:45 UTC

OK -- this is getting rather tedious. I think I will for now approach the problem from the client side by suspending Milkyway processing, and setting it up for 'no new work'.

Assuming we don't encounter a third run of completed workunit kill off, I'll then 'unsuspend' the project to let existing work process and clean the queues.

Then, after a couple of days of normal operations, I'll let new work flow into the workstations for processing.

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Message 10098 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 16:18:56 UTC - in response to Message 10094.  

OK -- this is getting rather tedious. I think I will for now approach the problem from the client side by suspending Milkyway processing, and setting it up for 'no new work'.

Assuming we don't encounter a third run of completed workunit kill off, I'll then 'unsuspend' the project to let existing work process and clean the queues.

Then, after a couple of days of normal operations, I'll let new work flow into the workstations for processing.


Gets a bit tedious seeing the exact same post in multiple threads as well. A lot of us are frustrated, but I bet Travis, Dave and the team are more frustrated than us. After all, they ahve more than a few credits at stake!
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Message 10110 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 17:01:35 UTC

Work, lots and lots of work, now available, downloaded and results being returned, validated and credited
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Message 10154 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 20:07:53 UTC - in response to Message 10098.  

OK -- this is getting rather tedious. I think I will for now approach the problem from the client side by suspending Milkyway processing, and setting it up for 'no new work'.

Assuming we don't encounter a third run of completed workunit kill off, I'll then 'unsuspend' the project to let existing work process and clean the queues.

Then, after a couple of days of normal operations, I'll let new work flow into the workstations for processing.


Gets a bit tedious seeing the exact same post in multiple threads as well. A lot of us are frustrated, but I bet Travis, Dave and the team are more frustrated than us. After all, they ahve more than a few credits at stake!



Well said Debs!
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Message 10182 - Posted: 8 Feb 2009, 21:48:15 UTC

Still, color me happy. I don't like the problems any more than anyone else, I don't like the loss of earnings, or the loss of science ...

BUT, we have been kept in the loop as far as the staff can keep us informed.

And THAT is what *I* like ... all projects have problems, some worse than others, some more often than others, but, how many projects keep us as informed as to what they see, what they are trying, and so on ...

color me happy ...

And to Travis and all on the project ... thank you ... Bravo Zulu ...
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Message 10202 - Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 3:17:41 UTC - in response to Message 10182.  

Well said, Paul!
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Message 10210 - Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 10:37:08 UTC



Very happy cat smile... and lots of thanks to Dave and Travis!
Lovely greetings, Cori
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Message 10211 - Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 11:30:38 UTC

All going swimmingly here! Work, work and more work!
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Message 10246 - Posted: 9 Feb 2009, 23:57:00 UTC

Ditto for moi!
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Message 10248 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 0:07:34 UTC

Well... working for now atleast...(waiting)...
Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected the expected?
If it makes sense, DON'T do it.
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Message 10249 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 0:12:07 UTC - in response to Message 10248.  

Well... working for now atleast...(waiting)...


Yeah, waiting here too. Don't want to send out those abacuses if we don't have to :)
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Message 10250 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 0:16:39 UTC - in response to Message 10249.  

Well... working for now atleast...(waiting)...


Yeah, waiting here too. Don't want to send out those abacuses if we don't have to :)


Couldn't we get extra credit for using them in addition? pllllllleeeaaaaaaaasssseeeeeee :P
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Message 10253 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 2:30:01 UTC - in response to Message 10249.  

Yeah, waiting here too. Don't want to send out those abacuses if we don't have to :)


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Message 10258 - Posted: 10 Feb 2009, 4:18:15 UTC

Don't complain very often about much. You can color me happy with the project here as well. Couple of minor disagreements on credits, but that's small in comparison to the troubles Dave and Travis have been haivng lately.


*Travis and Dave* Thanks for the lines of communication when its possible letting us know what is happening and what you are trying to do to resolve it. Appreciate all your hard work and hope it gets trouble free again soon so you both get some well deserved rest. (maybe even a bit of snow boarding too)



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