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Message 4067 - Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 12:23:43 UTC

Recently the work generator has been paused because the server needs extended database maintenance (there is a significant amount of workunits stuck in unknown state, which affect performance).
I'm also running data analysis on all the results returned so far, the process eats a lot of resources so probably the work generator will remain stopped until the data analysis is done.
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Message 4070 - Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 21:24:18 UTC - in response to Message 4067.  
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Thanks for update.
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Message 4071 - Posted: 25 Aug 2016, 14:32:17 UTC - in response to Message 4067.  

Good to see you back on the forum.
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Message 4073 - Posted: 26 Aug 2016, 6:54:26 UTC

Thank you very much. Greetings from Berlin
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Message 4074 - Posted: 26 Aug 2016, 10:58:46 UTC

Thank you.My PC had recived new WU.

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Message 4075 - Posted: 26 Aug 2016, 12:20:38 UTC - in response to Message 4074.  

Most probably it's a 'resend' result, because the work generator is still paused. It's been running only for a couple of minutes during tests.

There is a flaw in workunit distribution which I have to figure out. The workunit queue was modified long time ago so the server could automagically boost priority for any single WU that meets certain criteria (for example, any result returned with high score will be sent again with higher priority); when there are too many high priority WUs the queue slowly gets flooded with them and after a while the server can't pick any more data to send. I've been resetting the priorities every now and then, but recently the problem got worse.
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Message 4077 - Posted: 26 Aug 2016, 16:01:00 UTC

I must have gotten a "resend" too just now, but only got 1.
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Message 4078 - Posted: 26 Aug 2016, 17:09:57 UTC

Newly generated workunit with _0 at the end of the name.
for example: m4-vroln72-1_0_13824450_1573_0

Resend workunit has _1 (first resend), _2 (second resend), rarely seen _3 ...
for example:
m4-vroln72-3_0_13876676_1714_1
m4-vroln72-3_0_13866827_1701_2

Two days ago was very lucky to feed with both resend and new workunit all my computer to almost a day of work.
(I open Server status page and see that about 1000 workunit is ready to send(!), then rapidly press Update button, and remotely on another computer :)
Currently all computer has no work :(

But now we have time for system maintenance: removing dust, changing the operating system or do something else without missing time for work :)

And of course, we really waiting when the workunit distribution problem will be solved.
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Message 4079 - Posted: 26 Aug 2016, 20:50:34 UTC - in response to Message 4067.  

I just installed a fan on my computer, ready to do work and then the work generator is apparently off. Bruh. Hope you fix it! :)
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Message 4080 - Posted: 27 Aug 2016, 21:27:55 UTC - in response to Message 4067.  

It is some years since the last news was posted of (the last??) encioded Enigma messages being broken. Could someone please advise what work the work generator is now generating?? Are there still enigma messages awaiting decpoding? How many. has the distributed computing resource been hijacked to solve some other codes? If so which ones.

It is not easy tpo attract new contributors in the absence of a clear up to date statement of the exaxt purpoose of the work units
cheers

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Message 4081 - Posted: 27 Aug 2016, 23:33:05 UTC
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Thank you for the update. Time to change the OS on my Single Board Computers :)

(BTW I second the last message, an update on the site would be great !)
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Message 4083 - Posted: 28 Aug 2016, 10:06:19 UTC

Thank for this update
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Message 4085 - Posted: 28 Aug 2016, 12:35:35 UTC - in response to Message 4080.  

This is what we're cracking: https://enigma.hoerenberg.com/index.php?cat=Unbroken&page=P1030680
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Message 4086 - Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 20:38:19 UTC - in response to Message 4085.  

Thanks for that advice. Can someone advise how many more unbroken messages there are that Enigmaathome aims to solve? How many in total have been solved? cheers
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Message 4087 - Posted: 29 Aug 2016, 21:58:28 UTC

Thanks for the update! Glad I managed to hit 1M just beforehand... Lets break this one!
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Message 4089 - Posted: 30 Aug 2016, 2:49:57 UTC - in response to Message 4087.  

How long will it take to work there again?
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Message 4090 - Posted: 31 Aug 2016, 21:01:56 UTC

Just got a couple dozen new work units this afternoon
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Message 4091 - Posted: 1 Sep 2016, 3:37:33 UTC

It seems that work generator resumed.
But Notices Tab in BOINC client and Home page still contain record that work generator paused.

Work distribution problem solved or still continue testing?
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Message 4092 - Posted: 1 Sep 2016, 13:05:18 UTC - in response to Message 4091.  

I'm new here so that may have something to do with it, but I am still unable to obtain tasks on either Android or Windows. Each communication attempt results in a 4 minute delay to attempt again.
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Message 4093 - Posted: 1 Sep 2016, 14:41:11 UTC - in response to Message 4092.  

It looks like your Windows host is set to request no new work from the project.

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