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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Faster application (links inside) (Message 5863)
Posted 3 Nov 2008 by Pepo
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I wonder what proportion of the crunching community is actually currently using the fast client?

The 6 web pages, referenced on this thread, count less than 1000 downloads.

Peter
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Faster application (links inside) (Message 5843)
Posted 3 Nov 2008 by Pepo
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Each project can choose to either make the stats files available or not. It is their choice. As soon as they choose to, then they should have to play by the same RULES* (or close enough). If not then it would be like each state in the US having a different currency where 1 Texan dollar may not be worth the same as 1 Georgia dollar etc.

(*my capitals and bold)

Where are these 'Rules', may I ask? Could you please supply a link to these 'Rules'? Because I don't remember any tick box concerning 'Credit Rules' when I signed up to BOINC 9yrs ago!

These rules are nowhere written in the stone. They evolved as an (often unliked and criticized, but understood as necessary) consensus, mostly through conversations over boinc_projects and boinc_dev emailing lists (feel free to join and help make them better). And yes, it is indeed hard to try to keep (not obey) them... (Especially with free source codes and a space for algorithm optimizations.)

BTW, I did not see any BOINC around when I've ticked the 'Credit Rules principles understood' checkbox 9 years ago ;-)

As already said, if the credits would explode, all statistics sites could pack and close they business. And they are mostly for those, who like to compare credits.

Peter

Just to add, the ultimate (unreachable?) goal is not to keep 1:1 parity with SETI, but approximately across projects.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Problems downloading Stars and Volume files (Message 257)
Posted 9 Nov 2007 by Pepo
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It's interesting how the files get stuck in the same position on the progress meter in the transfers tab:

Parameters file is always at 32.36%
Stars file is at 0.00%
Volume file is at 100.00%

Even though the volume.txt file is at 100% it is still in the transfer tab.

From my experiences with failing transmissions behind NTLM proxy server - Boinc receives some data packet sized around 300 kB, which tells (in HTML language, suitable for browsers), that e.g. the authentication was wrong or omitted or something else went wonky. Boinc just counts these bytes in into the amount to be transmitted - thus it was already enough for volume.txt, or already the first third of parameters_... or still less than 0.01% of stars.txt to be displayed. After the amount of bytes transferred is over (volume.txt) or the connection is cleanly closed (stars.txt, parameters_...), some higher code instance notices, that the checksum does not match at all and the false contents is thrown away. In the case of the large files, they are possibly tried to download the full amount...

In this case it can be different, but maybe there is something common in the scenario?

Peter
4) Message boards : Number crunching : New version (Message 211)
Posted 8 Nov 2007 by Pepo
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I see we lost the avatars.

It's probably hurting again - I can not define mine.

It seems like when uploaded using the edit_forum_preferences_form.php page, the image is not converted and/or stored into http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/user_profile/images/nnn_avatar.jpg.
Later just an empty rectangle can be seen instead of

Peter
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Any news on work units? (Message 210)
Posted 8 Nov 2007 by Pepo
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Started a new thread for correct title.

-> Problems downloading Stars and Volume files

Peter
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New version (Message 201)
Posted 8 Nov 2007 by Pepo
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I see we lost the avatars.


Yes I know... I'm not sure what's up with that, I've been trying to fix this, but for some reason the server isn't recognizing my changes to the php files


It's probably hurting again - I can not define mine.

Peter
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Any news on work units? (Message 200)
Posted 8 Nov 2007 by Pepo
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Got a bunch of work too. The first task failed - again the wellknown stars.txt - failed with error_code -224, file stars.txt not found. On next attempt one minute later the download succeeded.

Peter




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