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Message 4420 - Posted: 19 Apr 2017, 23:04:21 UTC

I have stopped the work generator because IMO it does not make sense to continue the batch that runs with the original ("naval") dictionary set, where upgraded dictionary sets have already failed with similar number of target restarts.

IMO it's better to try with another dictionary set and tweaked app.
Both cases, however, require major upgrades on the server side - for performance reasons, I have removed some of the functionalities it originally had and now I have to add them back. It's going to take 2-4 weeks because my job leaves me very little spare time. I'm also going to clean the database from any leftovers, there are still over 20k workunits in the db, probably most of them are broken WUs that accumulated over time (at some point there was a sudden failure of SSD drive where the database filesystem is located, it was replaced by RAID5 setup with the data restored from backup, but ~4500 workunits/results ended in messed up state). I'll wait a few days and then all the orphaned workunits / results will be removed.

Also, all future (larger) batches will be split into a group of smaller sub-batches. While the batch is running, the server requires access to all the results that were returned and if the database gets to big, performance suffers. It also makes creating 'offline' backups harder due to the amount of data in the db dump.

In a few days I'll post downloadable results from the previous batches in case anyone wants to take a look.

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Message 4421 - Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 0:47:25 UTC

Thanks for the update, TJM!! Good to know everything is still OK, not a malfunction at least.
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Message 4422 - Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 0:51:10 UTC - in response to Message 4421.  

Thanks for the update, TJM!! Good to know everything is still OK, not a malfunction at least.


Yes! Where is the 'like' button here?
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Message 4423 - Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 1:42:42 UTC

Good to hear status.

About mentioned tweaked apps. Does this mean optimized clients will stop working?
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Message 4425 - Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 20:52:59 UTC - in response to Message 4420.  

Thank you very much for the update. Mostly I am just grateful and happy to hear you are well and healthy. :-)

Good luck with the updates!
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Message 4426 - Posted: 20 Apr 2017, 20:54:42 UTC - in response to Message 4422.  



Yes! Where is the 'like' button here?


Right next to the reply button there is an x, a - and a +. Tap that plus. :-)
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Message 4428 - Posted: 21 Apr 2017, 0:11:08 UTC - in response to Message 4422.  
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Thank you for the detailed explanation of why the project is not sending out any workunits TJM.
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Message 4436 - Posted: 22 Apr 2017, 19:33:13 UTC

This would had been nice to had bene informed of 3 weeks ago , some volunteers choose to get paid digital assets for their resources crunching your project , unfortunately due to the lack of work units and non existent communication the Gridcoin community already voted the project out of our Whitelist. Maybe this is something you could re-apply and re-establish with the Gridcoin community after you get things figured out.
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Message 4440 - Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 0:19:04 UTC - in response to Message 4436.  

Agreed.

++ interested in when the WU's will begin flowing again??
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Message 4441 - Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 8:26:22 UTC - in response to Message 4436.  

This would had been nice to had bene informed of 3 weeks ago , some volunteers choose to get paid digital assets for their resources crunching your project , unfortunately due to the lack of work units and non existent communication the Gridcoin community already voted the project out of our Whitelist. Maybe this is something you could re-apply and re-establish with the Gridcoin community after you get things figured out.


Indeed. The website https://signature.statseb.fr/ lists this project as (retired).
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Message 4442 - Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 10:33:36 UTC

Vivement le redémarrage...
Tenez-nous au courant des étapes de retour au "data crunch" !
Bravo à tous les volontaires qui accompagnent ces projets dont celui-ci qui a valeur historique.

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Message 4443 - Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 11:10:12 UTC - in response to Message 4426.  



Yes! Where is the 'like' button here?


Right next to the reply button there is an x, a - and a +. Tap that plus. :-)


Tapped yours too, thanks!
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Message 4444 - Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 11:11:53 UTC - in response to Message 4436.  
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This would had been nice to had bene informed of 3 weeks ago , some volunteers choose to get paid digital assets for their resources crunching your project , unfortunately due to the lack of work units and non existent communication the Gridcoin community already voted the project out of our Whitelist. Maybe this is something you could re-apply and re-establish with the Gridcoin community after you get things figured out.


You can put them Gridcoins in a place where the sun doesn't shine, FWIWTM
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Message 4445 - Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 20:34:16 UTC - in response to Message 4444.  

I will second that Dirk.
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Message 4446 - Posted: 23 Apr 2017, 23:24:55 UTC - in response to Message 4444.  

Yeah, I just want to know what the message is. I don't care about *coin, unless it can pay my power bill for the last 9 and a half years I've been here.

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Message 4447 - Posted: 24 Apr 2017, 0:30:39 UTC - in response to Message 4444.  

You can put them Gridcoins in a place where the sun doesn't shine, FWIWTM



Never have I seen a truer word, however much understated, spoken on these or any other boinc project board within my short existence

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Message 4450 - Posted: 24 Apr 2017, 12:59:16 UTC - in response to Message 4436.  

the Gridcoin community already voted the project out of our Whitelist.


Now that is good news! Maybe the next time a team issues a challenge we won't have to put up with the arrogance of "Compete against GC" as the challenge name.

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on your way out.
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Message 4451 - Posted: 24 Apr 2017, 22:35:21 UTC - in response to Message 4447.  

You can put them Gridcoins in a place where the sun doesn't shine, FWIWTM



Never have I seen a truer word, however much understated, spoken on these or any other boinc project board within my short existence



The best news I heard yet. +1
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Message 4452 - Posted: 25 Apr 2017, 2:32:43 UTC - in response to Message 4451.  

You can put them Gridcoins in a place where the sun doesn't shine, FWIWTM



Never have I seen a truer word, however much understated, spoken on these or any other boinc project board within my short existence



The best news I heard yet. +1


Gridcoin does love it's votes, so we at TSBT had a wee vote to, the result being that we are sick of GC pointless 3 day challenges posted with no regard for other teams and will no longer be taking part. We crunch for projects, not for 'coin'
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Message 4453 - Posted: 25 Apr 2017, 2:41:11 UTC - in response to Message 4436.  

This would had been nice to had bene informed of 3 weeks ago , some volunteers choose to get paid digital assets for their resources crunching your project , unfortunately due to the lack of work units and non existent communication the Gridcoin community already voted the project out of our Whitelist. Maybe this is something you could re-apply and re-establish with the Gridcoin community after you get things figured out.


An alternative version is that the rest of the BOINC community thinks you can go fly a kite. Try not to let the door hit you on the way out and do try and learn how to spell.
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