1) (Message 2523)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.075001

Are these relatively new findings have any impact on the ULX models we have computed?
2) (Message 2060)
Posted 23 Mar 2017 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
From beginning of march i have computed over 19k of task and only less than 3% have this issue. So for me it is not a big problem. Of course it will be good to have this fixed, but I remember times where projects that are bigger, with better financing and having opinion that they are stable have a lot bigger fail ratio.
3) (Message 2013)
Posted 15 Mar 2017 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Quick ugly script to abort task with enormous run time:

#!/bin/sh

MAX_TIME="20240"

##########

RM="/bin/rm"
GREP="/bin/grep"
AWK="/usr/bin/awk"
TAIL="/usr/bin/tail"
DATE="/bin/date"
TMP="/tmp/task.tmp"
BCMD="/usr/bin/boinccmd $@"

if [ ! -r ${TMP} ];then
${BCMD} --get_tasks > ${TMP}
fi

for TASK in `${GREP} "^ name: " ${TMP}|${AWK} -F ": " '{print $2}'`;do
URL=`${GREP} -A2 ${TASK} ${TMP}|${TAIL} -n1|${AWK} -F ": " '{print $2}'`
if [ ${URL} == "http://universeathome.pl/universe/" ];then
TIME=`${GREP} -A15 ${TASK} ${TMP}|${TAIL} -n1|${AWK} -F ": " '{print $2}'|${AWK} -F "." '{print $1}'`
if [ ${TIME} -ge ${MAX_TIME} ];then
echo -e "`${DATE} "+%Y.%m.%d %H:%M:%S"`\tName:\t${TASK}\tTime:\t${TIME}"
${BCMD} --task ${URL} ${TASK} abort
fi
fi
done

if [ -r ${TMP} ];then
${RM} -f ${TMP}
fi

exit 0

It works on Linux but is using remote rpc so it can connect to any client with rpc enabled via network:

./script.sh --host 192.168.x.y --paswd password

MAX_TIME is in seconds and should be tuned to match host speed. Run it from cron for example every 5 minutes and voila.
4) (Message 1290)
Posted 3 Aug 2016 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Thanks for info Grzegorz. That sounds very interesting.
5) (Message 1288)
Posted 2 Aug 2016 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Will there be another tasks for this application? Or maybe it was just a single shot?
6) (Message 1211)
Posted 11 Jun 2016 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Original post by Eric J. Korpela on SETI beta forum: https://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2314
7) (Message 1187)
Posted 20 May 2016 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Gratulacje.
8) (Message 540)
Posted 15 Sep 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
What's new/different with v3 application? Some tasks have name like "universe_xray_3_Paulina_...". Are they something special?
9) (Message 429)
Posted 20 Jul 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Thank you for your explanation Grzegorz. If I understood it well, models shows that, IMBHs are not needed to create so bright sources. It also seems that in case of NS brightness can be even higher, but they will last a very short time (on a cosmic scale), which may hinder observation of such objects. I also have question, what exactly are the times in the charts 3 and 4? Is this the age of the galaxy model, the age of the system, or the time since ZAMS?

P.S. Is it possible that predicted difference, about factor of 10 (NS: ~10^44 vs. BH: ~10^43), in maximum luminosity between systems with NS in relation to systems with BH, is a consequence of that most of the energy is absorbed by the BH?
10) (Message 227)
Posted 31 Mar 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
All of them are not working properly?
I checked on three hosts, and all of them shows the same behavior.
11) (Message 225)
Posted 31 Mar 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
I have some task form 10 series, and it looks the same. 0% progress after ~40 minutes.
12) (Message 188)
Posted 20 Mar 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
For me, nothing has changed:
...
pią, 20 mar 2015, 15:01:09 | Universe@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
pią, 20 mar 2015, 15:01:09 | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
pią, 20 mar 2015, 15:01:12 | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
pią, 20 mar 2015, 15:01:12 | Universe@Home | No tasks sent

Only about 20% of my CPUs threads and only sometimes has something to do :(
13) (Message 182)
Posted 19 Mar 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Just let me know if is any better, please...
Unfortunately, no.
14) (Message 169)
Posted 16 Mar 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Same here:
...
pon, 16 mar 2015, 12:34:54 | Universe@Home | Requesting new tasks for CPU
pon, 16 mar 2015, 12:34:55 | Universe@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
...
15) (Message 160)
Posted 13 Mar 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
Thanks for the information Grzegorz.
16) (Message 156)
Posted 12 Mar 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
What is difference between the old and new (v2) version of application? In addition to the obvious fact that the result files are smaller? Are we computing something different with it? Or maybe, it is just rejecting/losing/filtering some results?
17) (Message 78)
Posted 24 Feb 2015 by Profile Sebastian M. Bobrecki
There's always that someone has to start, so... what exactly "Universe X-ray sources" application is doing?