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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Is everything working now? (Message 14179)
Posted 7 Jul 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
I am dropping BOINC. I have waited almost three weeks now. Just as when I tried CPDN classic last year, I don't have the warm and cozy feeling everything is good enough to risk all those hours. There are more projects such as orbit@home, planetquest, and folding@home which are coming on line and I can try. My one computer probably can't crunch everything I like, so this seems a good time to cut back. I think CPDN is a great project, but again there is just too much to lose and too many things that are not going right after a year of BOINCing.
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2) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : no graphics. (Message 14108)
Posted 5 Jul 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
Now the graphics are down again. The main thing I am worried about, though, is loss of credits after so much computing.
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3) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Graphics Problems with Boinc (Message 14107)
Posted 5 Jul 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
Now the graphics are down again. The main thing I am worried about, though, is loss of credits after so much computing.
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4) Message boards : Number crunching : Is everything working now? (Message 14105)
Posted 4 Jul 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
According to the BOINC Synergy page under world stats, xml stats were updated at 1708 GMT July 4, 2005.
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5) Message boards : Number crunching : Is everything working now? (Message 14082)
Posted 4 Jul 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
xml stats upgraded so you can see your rank. Ulrich, please let me know if you lose credit or science on your phase 3. What worries me most about climate is reports of lost data. Three hours lost computing time is nothing, 13 hours is something, but nine months of computing is too much to risk being lost! If climate really has a problem with this then I need to stick with other projects.
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6) Message boards : Number crunching : Is everything working now? (Message 14078)
Posted 4 Jul 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
I just started in the middle of the troubles. A few days ago I finally got my third trickle and I just received my first credits so they are making progress. For those concerned with rankings, if they have time to upgrade their XML stats today then that should reflect in our score. At least we are going in the right direction. All projects are down from time to time. The beauty of BOINC is that you can crunch something else in the meantime.
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7) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : no graphics. (Message 13976)
Posted 28 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
The graphics problem is apparently fixed now, at least on my computer. I use windows XP in a 1.8 GHz celeron computer with 496 MB RAM. The latest BOINC version appears to be 4.45.
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8) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Graphics Problems with Boinc (Message 13975)
Posted 28 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
The graphics problem is apparently fixed now, at least on my computer. I use windows XP in a 1.8 GHz celeron computer with 496 MB RAM.
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9) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Graphics Problems with Boinc (Message 13882)
Posted 26 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
I don't mind being patient. I know this is science, but you missed the point. If I have to figure out which programs to just open the download and which of three downloaded files to use in which order, let alone installing and using it, it is not worth my time. Showing the status of your computations is a natural thing that people who are donating their computers want. I am disturbed by posts suggesting that the upload may not work automatically and you may have to search through your harddrive to find the missing files. This is absolutely unique to CPDN of all the main BOINC projects. It is especially worrying since I will be risking such a large amount of computing time. Three hours is nothing, 10 hours is significant, but three months of distributed computing is a huge investment. As I said I will give BOINC CPDN at least a full two weeks and keep an open mind during that time.
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10) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : news from orbit@home forum (Message 13873)
Posted 26 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
To be more precise, I would say that you should start to crunch something by late August, with some sporadic test starting in late July.

The first one will probably be x86 Linux, since we develop on that platform, shortly followed by \"32bit Windows\", \"x86_64 Linux\", \"Mac OSX\".
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11) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Graphics Problems with Boinc (Message 13872)
Posted 26 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
It is better, but I want something simple to install. It may be simple for you, it is not for me. A computer is a tool for me rather than a game. So far I am not impressed with CPDN, but I will give it a full two weeks before quitting.
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12) Message boards : climateprediction.net Science : Graphics Problems with Boinc (Message 13853)
Posted 26 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
I do not understand why graphics worked before but not now. I had some problems with pre-boinc CPN and signed off and am giving BOINC CPN another chance. I did finally get trickles, but no indication yet of work in my signature or BOINC. I will give it at least a two week trial. My concern is this is a lot of computer time to be losing if things don't work right.
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13) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : Classic SETI starts to wind down. (Message 13746)
Posted 23 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
I think it is great that classic SETI id no longer accepting new accounts! IMHO there is no reason to join classic SETI at this late date. I am not in a desperate hurry and don\'t mind giving some people more time to rev up their credits, but the sooner SETI can devote all its resources to BOINC the better.
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14) Message boards : Number crunching : problem with boinc 4.45 or climate prediction? (Message 13634)
Posted 21 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
During pre-boinc climate prediction I finally quit after two weeks with no trickle and no answer about what the problem was. (I don\'t mind risking 10 or even 100 hours, but not three months. It also made me nervous the talk of searching for files in the hard drive to manually upload.) I am now giving boinc climate another chance. After a few hours the first boinc climate crashed. I downloaded another boinc climate. BOINC now won\'t download any other projects and I am only running climate. Would it help to go to 4.19? Wait for a new boinc version? Wait for a fix from climate? I do not mind if I am not updated every day with a trickle on this project, but I should have something within a week or so. If I can\'t resolve this within 2 weeks or so I will give up all together on climate. Months of computing time is just too valuable to risk.
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15) Message boards : Cafe CPDN : news at orbit@home (Message 13583)
Posted 19 Jun 2005 by Profile Ed and Harriet Griffith
June 17, 2005
Two days and more than 400 users. Orbit@home is becoming now a real community, with people interested in Distributed Computing, Astronomy and Asterodis. Now that all the server problems seem to be fixed, we will enhance the website in gereral, adding a description of this project and also introducing the users to the Science related to Minor Planets in the Solar System. Everybody is invited to contribute, sending or posting to the forum possible orbit@home logos, graphics, related websites and everything can help building the orbit@home image and identity.

June 16, 2005
After less than one day, more than 100 user accounts created! Also still having problems with slashes in urls, we are working on that. As a reminder, we don\'t have any BOINC application yet, and the scheduler is not running, so the BOINC client will bounce off the orbit@home website without much work to do for now. Update: now the scheduler is running, the BOINC client should be able to connect, ask for work, and then disconnect because there is no work available. The client can also complain for \"platform \'x-y-z\' not found\": this is because there is not an application available yet.

June 15, 2005
orbit@home website (re)-started! After a first test website yesterday, we decided to go directly with the BOINC website. This allows a uniform users management, and makes many other tasks a lot easier. User accounts can be created now, and we will disable it as soon as we will reach a user base of at least one thousand users, sufficient for the alpha testing phase. At this moment, the application is not yet ready for alpha testing. We will announce here the development news and the beginning of the testing phase.
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