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Posts by Paratima

1) Message boards : Number crunching : server problems (Message 3368)
Posted 25 Apr 2008 by Paratima
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How come the assimilator (whatever that is) is clogged up? Isn't that condition steering us toward another outage?

I was about to start transferring some machines back to this project. Think I'll wait until y'all get things working smoothly.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : server problems (Message 3331)
Posted 24 Apr 2008 by Paratima
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"Everything is working"? Better look again before breaking out the bubbly.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : new work (4/02) (Message 2988)
Posted 3 Apr 2008 by Paratima
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WU's on my main crunchers are running exactly the same as before, 5:07, on a 3GHz AMD, according to the BoincView monitor. I'd say your PC needs a vacation.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased WU Credit (Message 2886)
Posted 28 Mar 2008 by Paratima
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In my opinion, 4.02 credits is probably just a wee bit higher than it needs to be.

That, and increased client/server stability are why I came back. Don't change a thing! :o)

P.S. I would not have come back JUST for the points. Stability is the main thing.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : WU shortage (Message 2838)
Posted 25 Mar 2008 by Paratima
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Why are there 0 WU's ready to go?
6) Questions and Answers : Web site : Errors viewing team stats (Message 1670)
Posted 8 Feb 2008 by Paratima
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Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /export/share0/www/boinc/milkyway/html/inc/team.inc on line 59

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /export/share0/www/boinc/milkyway/html/inc/team.inc on line 62
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Bad WU's (Message 1649)
Posted 6 Feb 2008 by Paratima
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The following WU's have been cancelled by me and several other crunchers, after failing to complete successfully. They should be hunted down and destroyed before they waste other people's computer time. As it is, they are returned marked as "No Reply" and just get sent out again.

1545279
1545327
1545236
1545326
1545209
1545231
1545191
1545183
8) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Stats update frequency (Message 1615)
Posted 28 Jan 2008 by Paratima
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Ping
9) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Stats update frequency (Message 1600)
Posted 26 Jan 2008 by Paratima
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I'd like to re-address this issue. It seems to have fallen off the to-do list.

There are many of us who "tune" our DC farms with the information provided by 3rd-party stats. Most of those stats engines check for updated XML files more or less hourly. As far as I can tell, Milkyway XML's are being updated maybe twice a day. This is not enough to be really helpful.

Could we shoot for every four hours? That would be six updates a day and would greatly improve our efforts. It's a fairly simple change to the cron jobs and no one has to do anything further to oversee it.

Thanks.
10) Questions and Answers : Web site : Website problem? (Message 874)
Posted 2 Dec 2007 by Paratima
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This error:
Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /export/share0/www/boinc/milkyway/html/inc/forum_mysql_dbh.inc on line 172

appears once per thread on the Message Board pages, at the top of the page. It happens under Firefox, but not Internet Explorer.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Error on "View User Profile" (Message 820)
Posted 30 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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Fatal error: Call to undefined method: stdClass->imagesaslinks() in /export/share0/www/boinc/milkyway/html/inc/text_transform.inc on line 108

Just in case you don't have anything else to do, Travis. Oh yeah, it was trying to view your profile.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Updated Erroneous Credit (Message 799)
Posted 29 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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Fozzie has been crunching with us for years and has never been associated with any sort of foul play. Before the blowup, he was easily in 2nd place. Those dual Xeons are monsters!

I urge you as strongly as possible to look at restoring all his points.

Maybe leave your xeon crunching for a day so i can see what kind of credit it's getting?


How can we set this up?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : "Top Participants" Error (Message 798)
Posted 29 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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On that page, I get

Notice: Undefined variable: cacheddata in /export/share0/www/boinc/milkyway/html/user/top_users.php on line 45

Something to look at when you get a chance.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Keeping Us Up To Date (Message 746)
Posted 28 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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so if you're thinking 'travis couldn't possibly be sleeping right now' there's a good chance you're wrong, even if it's 5pm EST :P

ROFL Too cool, Travis. Keep up the good work, no matter what time of day it happens. We'll try to keep the flames under control. ;o)
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Keeping Us Up To Date (Message 717)
Posted 28 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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What a dull world it would be, if we all thought the same way.

We are here, closely watching a new project to catch any glitches that happen so that we may report them and thereby make the world a better place. This is totally unlike an established project with a long, predictable record. We do NOT know what to expect here, except that stuff will happen.

So stuff goes wrong. We report it. We wait. And we wait. And we get nervous, thinking that maybe nobody on the other end is listening.

Now, if Travis is the only person working on this project and he can only pay attention to it every other day, between midnight and two, then he should say so. Properly adjust people's expectations and you avoid misunderstandings. So far, on this project, we have little to go on. It crashed last week (don't ask me to remember times and dates, it crashed) and we heard nothing until Monday. Then we didn't get notified; stuff just started working. Then it went down again. And again, no notices until I started this thread.

I don't feel that I have insulted anyone. If I did, I apologize, but someone may need to grow some thicker skin. Admining a project like this is no place for weak sisters. Travis has done a fair job, but could do better, in my humble opinion. I have been on his side of the fence and I know how a very little effort to keep people up to speed goes a really long way!

Looking on the main board right now, I see 5 (five) messages, all dated the same day --- Great job!!!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Keeping Us Up To Date (Message 715)
Posted 28 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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It's time to appologize ...

Accepted.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : updating binaries (Message 678)
Posted 27 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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Thanks! :D
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18) Message boards : Number crunching : Keeping Us Up To Date (Message 668)
Posted 27 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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Dear Admins and Moderators:

It takes so little time to dash off a message...

We care about your project enough to invest our time and our computers' time in it. We want a say in what happens and will cheerfully debate the tiniest matter to death and sometimes, well beyond. However, in the end, most of us will accede to whatever you determine is best for the project, as long as it's basically fair. A few will leave, but that's life.

A major part of your end of the bargain is to keep us informed! We don't have much sympathy for the people in charge leaving us in the dark. It causes volunteers to vote with their feet. The more you communicate, the more trust and cooperation you'll get from us. Simple as that.

You have a place for News on the front page. You could make a sticky thread in this forum that only you can write to, called Status. All manner of communications are open to you. Pick one and use it on a regular basis and we'll be much happier contributing the horsepower. A great place to start would be "What's happening right now?"
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Per Host Limit (Message 664)
Posted 27 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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Me likes twenty, too! (22?) :o)

Perhaps should have said twenty, also.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : resetting credit (Message 654)
Posted 27 Nov 2007 by Paratima
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zombie,

I suggested to screen the results of the Top-20 and then reset the cheated results to 1 credit each! As outlined in my other posting (Cheaters???) there are quite a few results from Top-20 Users that received huge amounts of credit (e.g. 787,537 credits for just 1 work unit of 272 seconds). My suggestion would reset this one work unit to 1 and leave the rest as it is. If you did not cheat/manipulate in such an extreme fashion then your credits remain untouched.


Since the filedeleter did NOT get stopped, whether the results can even be screened is now in question. I suspect that the answer is that they cannot. If that is the case, we are left with 3 people/2 teams way out in front where they should not be.


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