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1) Message boards : News : Nbody 1.68 release (Message 67056)
Posted 10 Feb 2018 by Yavanius
Went searching for an answer to this, but couldn't find an answer:

Why is the N-Body credit such a pittance with double digit credit even when run time is the same as the regular WU?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Long running wu. (Message 67055)
Posted 10 Feb 2018 by Yavanius
I saw this wu...


on my system. Normally, the jobs here run to completion in 5-6 minutes, but this one was 56% complete, not increasing, and had over a day of crunching time logged. I suspended and released it, the percentage done dropped and it started again running to completion quickly.

Seen that a number of times. I think it's an ongoing bug they are battling. If you don't want to babysit, turn N-body off. Pretty annoying to come home and realize your computer been spinning its wheels on a WU since last night...
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Long running wu. (Message 67054)
Posted 10 Feb 2018 by Yavanius
Because the database clears results from the BOINC server after so many days else you'd start to get huge performance degradation.

Typically, the more active a project, the shorter the period. The alternative is investing in really expensive corporate enterprise servers...
4) Message boards : News : Nbody 1.68 release (Message 67050)
Posted 10 Feb 2018 by Yavanius
I keep the intermittent N-body that runs and runs... the last one I aborted at 15 hours...


Sometimes if I restart BOINC, they'll run properly, but I've seen them bite the dust too shortly after too...
5) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway_cgi/cgi (Message 66211)
Posted 21 Feb 2017 by Yavanius
Anybody ever noted to the admins that: http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway_cgi/cgi

shows up up at the top of the home page before the title? Been that way for some time...
6) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance (Message 63796)
Posted 12 Jul 2015 by Yavanius
BOINC transitioning to a Community Based Governance...

David Anderson wrote:

BOINC's funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation has ended, at least for the time being.
This funding supported me, Rom Walton, and Charlie Fenton.
We're now working on other things, although we'll stay involved in BOINC at some level.

The BOINC project will continue, and will be run according to a community-based model rather than centrally.
In essence, the people who contribute to BOINC now make the decisions about it.

This model is summarized here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/ProjectGovernance
and described in detail here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C6pU5RqidYBxk9oyAevm1yH1tn4Hw27oM8YpvsnR-gg

There will probably be little visible change.
The BOINC software will continue to work.
The translation system, Alpha testing project, BOINC web site,message boards, and email lists will continue to operate.
However, any new development and major bug fixes to BOINC will need to be done by volunteer programmers.
I'm confident that the BOINC community will meet the challenge.

I welcome your feedback.
Please post it to boinc_admin@googlegroups.com, a new email list for discussions about the BOINC project as a whole.

-- David

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