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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Project not showing in BoincStats (Message 70121)
Posted 5 days ago by paris
You haven't actually lost the credits. They are still available on the individual project accounts. I had something similar happen and, even though it is not a perfect solution, you can transplant your new CPID into your old stats URL's. For example into BOINC stats or BOINC combined or Free-DC. Things will look strange until the scaling is fixed which may take 60 days. Also, don't rush to make changes. Make sure that the new CPID has had a chance to propagate through all of your projects - that may take several days. In addition you may not be able to combine any retired projects with the newer ones, but you can use the old CPID for that. It is not a clean fix but it is much better than nothing.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Resent Invalid and Validate errors de_modfit_85_bundle4_4s_south4s_1_ (Message 68870)
Posted 4 Jul 2019 by paris
Yes, I have. Seems quite similar to the xxx84xxx0 situation not too long ago. I am aborting the relevant tasks again until the problem is solved. I am keeping an eye out for other anomalies.
3) Message boards : News : Leaving MilkyWay@home (Message 68608)
Posted 26 Apr 2019 by paris
You have done an amazing job. Thank you and may the force be with you. :-)
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Invalids Exit status 0 (0x0) after server came back (Message 68237)
Posted 8 Mar 2019 by paris
Same here. I'm running about 12% invalid. Almost never an invalid in the past.

Well, this is interesting: I have an older computer running Darwin 10.8.0 that has NO invalids. The other two running Darwin 11.4.2 and Darwin 15.6.0 are the ones producing the invalids.
5) Message boards : News : Update on This Weeks Errors (Message 66741)
Posted 22 Oct 2017 by paris
Looking good on my end. Thank you for all of your effort, it appears to have paid off.
6) Message boards : News : Clearing the Queue (Message 66725)
Posted 21 Oct 2017 by paris
Well said, Wisesooth and rbrahn. Thumbs up.
7) Message boards : News : New Release 1.64 (Message 66446)
Posted 18 May 2017 by paris
Thanks for all you do for us Mac users and everyone else, too. The MW crew does an amazing job.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Mac GPU apps - any plans? (Message 66191)
Posted 14 Feb 2017 by paris
Still waiting for that miracle. :-)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Mac GPU apps - any plans? (Message 66107)
Posted 13 Jan 2017 by paris
Or Mac CPU apps? Haven't seen any since Nov. 11. :-)
10) Message boards : News : Server Update (Message 65991)
Posted 8 Dec 2016 by paris
Do you expect the Mac compatible version to be ready soon? I have back-up projects keeping my machines busy but I am looking forward to helping with MilkyWay again. Thanks for all your hard work and the helpful replies I have seen in the past. It must take away from time spent on the project. I understand that the OS's that have the greatest returns should get the highest priority but I expect that there are a number of Mac users in the same boat as I am. Keep an keeping on. :-)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Massive server issues and Wu validation delays (Message 65560)
Posted 28 Oct 2016 by paris
Thank you for the amazing job of keeping us informed and also for all of the other work you do. It is much appreciated.
12) Message boards : News : MilkyWay@home Version 1.38 Released (Message 65191)
Posted 20 Sep 2016 by paris
Workunits to my Macs started flowing around 2:00 am or earlier, depending on the machine. Thank you.
13) Message boards : News : MilkyWay@home Version 1.38 Released (Message 65188)
Posted 20 Sep 2016 by paris
I'm not getting any units for Mac. Everything says "Mon Sep 19 ... 2016 | Milkyway@Home | No tasks are available for MilkyWay@Home"
14) Message boards : News : New Version of MW@home for Mac (1.37) (Message 64752)
Posted 24 Jun 2016 by paris
Just got my first 1.37 unit finished. Much, much better. Thank you for your hard work and expertise. I hope you have a good weekend.
15) Message boards : News : Running Modfit on MilkyWay@home (Message 64740)
Posted 23 Jun 2016 by paris
I don't know if it will help track down the problem or not, but I noticed that the last few MW work units (after switching to 1.36 but still not running the ModFit units) took about 50,000 sec as opposed to the usual 6500 sec or so under 1.01. Credit for those was 106.88. Thank you for your efforts.
16) Message boards : News : Running Modfit on MilkyWay@home (Message 64714)
Posted 21 Jun 2016 by paris
I'm running into the same problem as Nigel Garvey - tasks take twice as long and the credit earned is a fourth of what it used to be. I don't know if it is some sort of artifact of running Macs or something else. I have core 2 duos, and i5 computers running OS X from Snow Leopard to El Capitan. I am curious as to what is going on.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Five Day Cycle? (Message 64526)
Posted 2 May 2016 by paris
OK, thanks. I'll have to see what I can determine that way.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Five Day Cycle? (Message 64518)
Posted 30 Apr 2016 by paris
I have noticed that on a pretty consistent cycle of 4/1 that the number of credits that I get fluctuates from roughly 10,000 each day on a four day stretch to about 8500 on the fifth day. I just recently got another computer and the numbers now run from about 16,000 each day for four days and then about 13,000 on the fifth day. This pattern has been going on for at least many months and, I think, several years. It shows up on two different reporting sites.

It is not a problem for me but curiosity has gotten the best of me and I am wondering if this is a common occurrence for others. Sometimes the cycle will run 3/1 but those are infrequent and generally occur only one time before resuming the 4/1 pattern. I believe that I have eliminated computer problems on my end so I am wondering if it has to do with the reporting sites or with the server at MilkyWay. I am running one other project on each of two other computers (along with several dedicated MW runners) but they are low priority and, in any case, do not account for the large change in credit on the "off" days.

Any light that anyone can shed on this would be much appreciated.
19) Message boards : News : Windows Users-please abort Nbody tasks (Message 63620)
Posted 19 May 2015 by paris
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?

Quote from The Sign of Four.
20) Message boards : Cafe MilkyWay : Milestones IV (Message 60452)
Posted 24 Nov 2013 by paris
Well, it is a milestone for me, even though it pales to insignificance when compared to the rest of you. I hit 10,000,000 total BOINC today and am aiming at 5,000,000 MilkyWay shortly.

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