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Posts by Brummig

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Why no credit in Statistics? (Message 58709)
Posted 6 Sep 2018 by Brummig
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Hooray!

This sound came to mind when I read Les' comment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wO9q4H49cGA
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Lots of pending WUs (Message 58687)
Posted 3 Sep 2018 by Brummig
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If the script is running, why have I received no credit for the trickles my host uploaded on the 15th and 28th August? And if the script always starts from the beginning, why hasn't the credit I lost after the crash been restored? This flat-line is shown both on the CPDN website and on BOINCstats. Are you saying the script is running, but not doing anything useful?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Zero / Negative Credit (Message 58472)
Posted 24 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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Thank you. I had seen that post a while back, but obviously I don't know the details of how CPDN works, what data was lost, temporarily or forever, or why there is no usable backup, and it didn't answer my questions. And there appears to be a strong reluctance to create a single place for people to look to find out what is the current status and if the problem they are experiencing might be known about and being worked on. Hence the explosion of posts asking what happened and reporting problems that may or may not be related to problems raised in other threads. This entire thread itself would not exist if such a status page existed.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Zero / Negative Credit (Message 58470)
Posted 24 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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Yes, I looked there, ordering both newest first and oldest first. Either way, the third post says nothing about what has happened to credit from trickles.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Zero / Negative Credit (Message 58468)
Posted 24 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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OK, so far I've found three News and Announcements threads, none of which tells me in the third post down what happened to credit from trickles, no matter which way I order them.

What would be really helpful is a thread here https://www.cpdn.org/cpdnboinc/forum_forum.php?id=71 keeping people (who are almost certainly unaware of how CPDN works "under the hood") up to date with what appears to be working and what is broken following the outage. It could include links to discussion threads. As it is, anyone finding they have an issue is faced with trawling through an increasing number of different threads on multiple fora trying to find out if they have a new problem, or if they just need to be patient (and preferably for how long). Eg:
    Downloads: Working.
    Trickles: Working.
    Final Upload: Working.
    ...
    Credit reporting on CPDN: Broken, with credit from trickles before the outage temporarily lost. Unlikely to be fixed for at least two weeks. See <url>.
    Credit export: Working, but with bad data (see above).

6) Message boards : Number crunching : Zero / Negative Credit (Message 58466)
Posted 24 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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I've not seen a task complete on zero credit, but I've never had a task complete in under a week. Since completion tended to be a bit of event, I would always look on the website to see what credit I had received (not knowing, until now, that the credit wasn't in fact up-to-date). So what you say would make sense, Les, but only if the credit from all trickles uploaded before the outage was wiped out by whatever was done during outage (the task concerned spanned the outage period).
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Zero / Negative Credit (Message 58461)
Posted 23 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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I did look at that thread before posting, but it appears (to me) to be discussing credit export, which (as it says) was achieved using a script that before the outage ran weekly (because otherwise it couldn't complete in time). However, I'm talking about the individual task credit, as reported on the CPDN website. That in the past wouldn't be at zero upon successful completion.

If I have to wait for a different script to be fixed, or there is some other reason why successfully completed tasks now have zero credit when previously they didn't, then please say so (if you know) rather than criticising on the assumption that I haven't checked other threads first.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Zero / Negative Credit (Message 58458)
Posted 23 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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This task https://www.cpdn.org/cpdnboinc/result.php?resultid=21143964 completed successfully today, but as you can see it received no credit. Worse still, according to the statistics tab on BOINC Manager, my total credit went down by a large amount after the task was completed. This is on top of a huge negative credit I received after the CPDN servers came back online. What on Earth is going on, and how do I get this corrected?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Nearly there (Message 58335)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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I used them (eight in parallel) to store a frame of video data

Make them long enough to store more than one frame and you would have the basis of a digital video player.

I used to know someone who could read Baudot tapes as if it was text on a sheet of paper.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Nearly there (Message 58332)
Posted 4 Jul 2018 by Brummig
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By the way...who remembers toggling in "bootstrap loaders" on DEC PDP equipment...so that the system could read a paper tape to load the operating system??

7756 ... Address Load ... Clear ... Continue (PDP8), and hope it hadn't forgotten the loader or it was frantic switch-toggling time. Forty years on, and I can still remember it. Has that been tried on the CPDN server?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Nearly there (Message 58306)
Posted 29 Jun 2018 by Brummig
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I've just lost 43,376 credits from CPDN, a drop of 15%. That's small beer compared with zaphod80013, but it's significant enough to result in my Boinc world ranking dropping 699 places today, instead of its usual increase. Will credits be restored?

And I still can't report my last WU as complete, even though some people have been, according to Boinc Stats.




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