1) Message boards : Number crunching : Long WU's (Message 24487)
Posted 4 Aug 2012 by [PST]Howard
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Would this not have been what the old Aplha project was for ?
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Clean up DB please -- old Pending WUs (Message 22819)
Posted 22 Jun 2011 by [PST]Howard
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My Pending goes back to 31Jul2005, it\'ll be drawing it\'s pension soon lol
3) Message boards : Number crunching : pending credit (Message 22566)
Posted 5 Oct 2010 by [PST]Howard
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guys

It has no sense whatsoever to post all your pending results. It is a known issue, that has a verrry low priority for ages now.


Been low priority since July 2005!
4) Message boards : LHC@home Science : LHC finds \"interesting effects\" (Message 22558)
Posted 23 Sep 2010 by [PST]Howard
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11391434
5) Message boards : Number crunching : pending credit (Message 22484)
Posted 17 Aug 2010 by [PST]Howard
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Hi I have two completed wu\\\'s from feb and am still awaiting credit.

Here is one of them \\\'18254440\\\', any ideas anyone?


I have alot from Jul 2006 waiting.
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : got 0 new tasks! Please Help! (Message 22259)
Posted 22 Apr 2010 by [PST]Howard
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There are a number of projects that don\'t have regular work.

Its a good idea to check through the message boards. there is a post here:

http://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=2261

which explains the lack of work @LHC
7) Message boards : LHC@home Science : LHC@Home Alpha Test (Message 19300)
Posted 25 Mar 2008 by [PST]Howard
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Any plans to reopen LHCalpha
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Stil a pending credit (Message 17080)
Posted 22 Jun 2007 by [PST]Howard
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Still, now would be a good time to clean up the database and sort out the pending credit and wus waiting for deletion.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Could I ask for an update on the frontpage? (Message 16183)
Posted 24 Jan 2007 by [PST]Howard
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We need to give LHC time to finish the transfer to Queens, set everything up and clear the DB of Pending Credit (which is an ever present query) etc, so they can start afresh. The stats export will come later.

Better to wait and have everything running correctly, than rush in and have problems for months to come.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending Credit (Message 15457)
Posted 14 Nov 2006 by [PST]Howard
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Still have Pending Credit going back to July 2005 as have many other crunchers.

Hopefully when Qeen Mary University take over, they will sort this out.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending credit not being validated! (Message 14609)
Posted 29 Aug 2006 by [PST]Howard
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While the project isn't sending out any work, isn't it a good time to grant credits on all the pending wu's outstanding, some for more than a year, thereby clearing the database etc of all outstanding results and freeing up disk space, on Alpha aswell.

Would also be a good idea to sort out the sending out of work units so that the quorum isn't exceeded before the dealine date the initial wu's are sent out so that the pending credit problem doesn't happen again. Other projects don't have this problem, so maybe someone@LHC should talk to them.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending credit not being validated! (Message 14188)
Posted 26 Jun 2006 by [PST]Howard
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For me, the quorum problem where the 4th or 5th result isn't granted credit has been going on since last July, as I've said before, there are probably hundreds, maybe thousands of results pending, taking up drive space.

Might be a good idea to sort these probs out before introducing another application to the project.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : I think we should restrict work units (Message 14060)
Posted 19 Jun 2006 by [PST]Howard
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These type of threads are very sad and unproductive.

If there are 11,000 active users, thats less than 6 workunits per user outstanding. Most run more than one project so they will take longer to return.

THE ADMINS SET THE DAILY QUOTAS AND DEADLINES, IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM, THEY WOULD CHANGE THEM.

END OF THREAD - I hope
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Whats wrong with pending credit? (Message 12756)
Posted 16 Feb 2006 by [PST]Howard
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Hey Ho

It is so sad taht we are having this conversation, yet again.

I have brought this up several times, yet I still have pending credit going back to Jul 2005.

The project is out of work, so why can't admins sort this out while things are a bit quieter, there must be a shed load of pending credits waiting to be sorted, oh and that means they are taking up space on a server somewhere, maybe even slowing it down, Hmm.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending credit never approved (Message 11893)
Posted 12 Jan 2006 by [PST]Howard
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I have 31 results pending going back to July. It would be good if admin would look into this and grant credit.

3 or 4 other results for the same workunit have been granted credit, mine are still pending. I am sure there are other crunchers still in this situation.

Whilst the science is more important than the credit we receive, it is our payback for the time and money we invest crunching for the projects we work on, plus all these pendinfg results will be taking up space and time on the servers.

So, come on admin, theres been no work for weeks, grant us the credit we are owed and clear some space on the servers, before any new work becomes available.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending Credit (Message 10360)
Posted 21 Sep 2005 by [PST]Howard
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In that case whats the point of the report deadline, especially if your'e on Dialup and can't stay connected all the time.

Yes the credits have no monetary value, but they were introduced as a fairer system than counting work units because of the variation in computer setups in use.

For many people, credits give a sense of belonging, encourage them to continue, join other projects and join teams, fostering a sense of community.

And yes I know LHC's resources are stretched, but didn't SETI go on and on without fixing problems and ended being down longer than if they had sorted out their problems in the first place. And now Predictor is having a problem with zero credit myself included.

Looking through the boards many crunchers see credits as a reward and an aknowledgement of the work they have done and say they will leave the project in question if the errors continue and worse still, they could leave BOINC altogether.

If I were to check back my results, for ungranted credit on valid results,on all the projects I have completed work for, your 0.02051% will grow.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending Credit (Message 10353)
Posted 21 Sep 2005 by [PST]Howard
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Would be nice if the Admins would look into this and grant us the credit.

Whilst the credits aren't important compared to the science, they are our payback for the time and money that WE spend supporting the various BOINC projects.

I'm sure Markku and co wouldn't go into a shop, pay at the till and leave with nothing. So it should be for us.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending Credit (Message 9659)
Posted 25 Aug 2005 by [PST]Howard
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>>The bug in the file_deleter was sometimes deleting files once a quorum had been reached

So why has the bug not been removed when there was no work. Seems this is a long standing problem.

http://lhcathome.cern.ch/forum_thread.php?id=1360

>>All BOINC projects use the quorum method. You will always be subject to this 'may or may not contribute' question

Haven't come across this anywhere else

>>If you want to be sure of 'contributing' then cut your cache to 0.1 day and return every unit within hours of receiving it.

So whats the point of BOINC manager, maybe its become too "complex". Why not just download 1 wu from each project in turn instead of setting it to 0.1 days and running the risk of having boxes sitting there doing nothing, especially if you're on dialup not always on internet
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending Credit (Message 9657)
Posted 25 Aug 2005 by [PST]Howard
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Thanx Mike

How can the file deleter be over eager, whats the report deadline for then.

If thats the case it's unacceptable. I'm not going to use up CPU time in the hope the work units that I run, may or may not contribute to the project.

And before you say it's only beta, they should have got everything running properly before opening up to 4k+ new crunchers.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Pending Credit (Message 9654)
Posted 25 Aug 2005 by [PST]Howard
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Thanx Tony

But these were returned within 2-3 days of downloading and well inside the report deadline. I keep my cache at around 3-4 days.


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