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Message 2575 - Posted: 27 Jan 2018, 0:23:38 UTC

As you know, security issues arrive to computers world (Meltdown and Spectre)...
Yes, we work on it, but the problem is that is still no patch for this bugs, so we decide to slow down until "big boys" find solution...
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Message 2576 - Posted: 27 Jan 2018, 0:26:26 UTC

So do you mean that you will not be sending out work units?

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Message 2578 - Posted: 28 Jan 2018, 2:16:00 UTC

Guess so, no more work.

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Message 2582 - Posted: 28 Jan 2018, 19:37:49 UTC - in response to Message 2575.

[...] so we decide to slow down until "big boys" find solution...


This is very enigmatic. Some details and a notice sent via BOINC Manager would be appreciated.

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Message 2583 - Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 15:38:17 UTC

....does that mean, if the "Big Boys" (whoever they are) don´t find an acceptable solution within the next year, Universe@home will be ?"slow down"? for the next year?

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Message 2584 - Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 16:02:46 UTC

At the moment I'm still waiting for patches to the operating system...

Unfortunately on last weeks I'm under process of relocating to new home, so have very limited time to work with project (I hope to finish this week).

Also, I got new version of application source code as result of recent tasks, and also I need to get some new information about new privacy legislations witch will be implemented in UE soon.

So, temporary I have stopped new tasks generation for few weeks until the problems will be solved.
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Message 2585 - Posted: 29 Jan 2018, 18:21:49 UTC

THX!

That sounds clearer. I was afraid the project might be down for months.

Good luck in your new home!

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Message 2593 - Posted: 5 Feb 2018, 6:29:47 UTC

I wish you to solve all your problems soon enough.

good luck

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Message 2601 - Posted: 7 Feb 2018, 23:05:55 UTC

Glad to see you're taking this seriously and keep your systems in a state you're comfortable with. I've moved my resources to other astronomy and physics projects while you get everything back on track. Good luck!

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Message 2609 - Posted: 16 Feb 2018, 3:18:00 UTC - in response to Message 2606.

spam ? and it's Gibberish, even after translation.

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Message 2612 - Posted: 19 Feb 2018, 4:12:39 UTC

Spam from a new user who has not completed a WU

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Message 2613 - Posted: 19 Feb 2018, 16:22:25 UTC

This man has probably lost his way ...
But I wanted to ask a question to the admin of Universe @ home: How far is the repair of the project page? Will it continue soon? It would be great !

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Message 2614 - Posted: 20 Feb 2018, 5:07:12 UTC

For our Project Admin,,,,

It has been six weeks since WU generation stopped. You had four action items to resolve when you paused the project,

Can you give us a status update on the 4 items in message 2584 ?

Thank you
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Message 2618 - Posted: 28 Feb 2018, 7:44:19 UTC

There are some patch available for "production", maybe your system is in there :
Intel Guidance

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Message 2619 - Posted: 1 Mar 2018, 0:41:11 UTC

Dell has started to release new updated BIOS downloads for systems using Intel chips. Subject to what you are running it appears that Intel has started to provide manufactures with mitigation assistance.

Here is a generic news article posted on Dell's site.

http://www.dell.com/support/contents/us/en/04/article/product-support/self-support-knowledgebase/software-and-downloads/support-for-meltdown-and-spectre
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Message 2620 - Posted: 2 Mar 2018, 3:35:38 UTC

Indeed I'm looking forward to an update and reignition of the project

Thx
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Message 2621 - Posted: 4 Mar 2018, 0:56:16 UTC

Interesting article regarding Intel chips and Microsoft and Windows update - from 2 days ago

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/03/microsoft-will-soon-start-shipping-the-intel-spectre-microcode-fixes/

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Message 2622 - Posted: 4 Mar 2018, 11:00:27 UTC

Good news for the project and for administrators that needs to patch :)

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Message 2623 - Posted: 8 Mar 2018, 3:26:09 UTC

Message for Krzysztof Piszczek,

What is your system structure ? AMD or IBM based and what OS manufacturer ? Lots of OS patches being released and if you are using a brand name system such as HP, Dell, IBM a fair number of manufacturers are posting updates.

If you share some basic information perhaps the community can assist in finding your update paths.

Bill F
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Message 2625 - Posted: 9 Mar 2018, 14:38:55 UTC

We made decision to continue independent to OS patches.
So, new tasks with new app just launched now :)
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