Posts by UBT - Timbo

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Проект TBEG недоступен (Message 5320)
Posted 26 Feb 2020 by Profile UBT - Timbo
Post:
Hi Tomas

Many thanks for the swift reply.

I will pass on the info to our Team so that the current members involved with your project (just 4 including myself) are aware of the situation.

I can't do anything to help inform the other 333 active members who have joined the project though :-(

re: Server "fix".
Good luck getting the server fixed. If it is local to you, then it could be very simple to get working again, if it just needs a new HDD...as I am sure that not only do you have DB backups but also OS backups as well (which will allow the original project messageboard, teams and members databases to be restored to a new HDD).

If it were me, my plan, would be to test the server itself is OK, by running some basic tests from a USB memory stick or from a simple Linux installer from a CDROM/DVDROM (but removing the original HDD first !!).

Once I knew the server was OK, then install a new HDD and restore the OS backup. If I ever suspect a HDD problem, it is cheaper in the long run to just get a new (and probably larger) HDD...trying to save a few dollars on the old HD doesn't make sense if it fails again later on.

Just my 2c !!

regards
Tim
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Проект TBEG недоступен (Message 5318)
Posted 26 Feb 2020 by Profile UBT - Timbo
Post:
Hi Tomas

So, the backup is ok but the server is broken?

Now the tricky question: When do you think the project will be online again?

I am sure that many (including me) have completed tasks that are now just sitting on their computers waiting to be uploaded...maybe you can make a new (temporary) server available and just allow everyone to upload their tasks ? (But not to download new tasks).

And perhaps, you can send out a message via BOINC Manager to let people know what is going on?

regards
Tim
3) Message boards : Number crunching : ODLK has been chosen for FB Sprint Event (Message 4422)
Posted 30 Aug 2019 by Profile UBT - Timbo
Post:
Hi

Maybe without an "official" Sprint, some crunchers are guessing at which project might be chosen and switching over to anyone of a number of projects that haven't been chosen so far this year.

So this list includes:

Acoustics@home
Asteroids@home
BURP
Citizen Science Grid
Climate Prediction
Collatz Conjecture
Cosmology@home
DENIS@Home
DHEP
Enigma@home
LHC@home 1.0
ODLK
ODLK1 (aka latinsquares)
Rosetta@home
TN-Grid
Universe@Home
VGTU@home
Wanless Mersenne +2
Yafu
Yoyo@home

(And some of these projects do not have any work or have closed...so that leaves fewer active projects to select from).

So, maybe this is the reason for the increase?

regards
Tim
Founder, UK BOINC Team




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