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Message 241 - Posted: 29 Oct 2010, 15:45:47 UTC

Beginning from today, all WUs are carrying a very short deadline. e.g. this work unit 917476 has only one hour to complete:
Sent: 29 Oct 2010 15:40:12 UTC
Deadline: 29 Oct 2010 16:52:12 UTC
which is quite improbable if not impossible.

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Message 242 - Posted: 30 Oct 2010, 3:35:29 UTC
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Ni Hao
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yes, I also this notice this - very short deadline
thank you in advance
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Message 247 - Posted: 31 Oct 2010, 15:01:45 UTC

I too am getting WUs with less than 2 hour deadlines. This forces BOINC to set them up as Running at High Priority which essentially stops all other projects I run.

Please fix this right away CAS admins! I won't do work with such impossible deadlines.

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Message 249 - Posted: 1 Nov 2010, 5:44:28 UTC



I am now crunching a CAS@home Work unit with a report dead line of 12 Nov 2010

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Message 251 - Posted: 1 Nov 2010, 14:34:40 UTC - in response to Message 249.

Yes, the deadlines have become reasonable again. The one I just downloaded has deadline of 8 November 2010. But I think we crunchers deserve some explanation from the admin what has happened in the past few days, included the many computation errors we encountered?

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Message 253 - Posted: 1 Nov 2010, 15:20:20 UTC - in response to Message 251.

Yes, the deadlines have become reasonable again. The one I just downloaded has deadline of 8 November 2010. But I think we crunchers deserve some explanation from the admin what has happened in the past few days, included the many computation errors we encountered?


I agree!! And grant credits for the work completed on the earlier 'failed' WUs. The task view says 'errors while computing' yet when I up loaded the WUs they said 'Ready to report' not 'computation error'. The computation error was on the server end, not my computer.

Any more problems with bad WUs and I will drop this project. I have spent enough time on corrupt WUs and the failure of Admin to adress our problems is disrespectful of our time and resources.

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Message 254 - Posted: 1 Nov 2010, 18:17:34 UTC
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So sorry about this, it is a fault of admin! Because of miss a zero at the end of the deadline in configuration file. I have asked someone to correct it! And sorry that it is so late to relpy everone, becasue I was involved to a conference, I didn't look at the forum the other day. Sorry again!

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Message 256 - Posted: 1 Nov 2010, 22:24:58 UTC - in response to Message 254.



Hello Jie Wu,

thank you for replying to our posts.
I wish you success with this project, CAS@home.

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Byron
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So sorry about this, it is a fault of admin! Because of miss a zero at the end of the deadline in configuration file. I have asked someone to correct it! And sorry that it is so late to relpy everone, becasue I was involved to a conference, I didn't look at the forum the other day. Sorry again!

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Message 257 - Posted: 2 Nov 2010, 3:57:32 UTC - in response to Message 254.

So sorry about this, it is a fault of admin! Because of miss a zero at the end of the deadline in configuration file. I have asked someone to correct it! And sorry that it is so late to relpy everone, becasue I was involved to a conference, I didn't look at the forum the other day. Sorry again!


Thanks for replying Jie Wu. The big question now is what will be done with the WUs that have been completed but no credit has been granted. I have over 40 WUs that had been completed without pay. Since the problem was on your end, we should have credits issued for the work that has been completed. Your attention to these matters would be appreciated.

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Message 260 - Posted: 2 Nov 2010, 16:34:52 UTC - in response to Message 257.

Well done, Jie Wu. For me, I think the administrator has done a good job in responding so promptly. The lost of computer time is a constant way of living for us the crunchers of so many projects in various stages of development. We experienced so many non-responding projects. Credits are by-products and not so important for me though I understand not all of us have the same thinking.


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