1) Message boards : Number crunching : User of the day or in the day? (Message 5830)
Posted 12 days ago by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
Post:
not sure what you're trying to prove. the "user of the day" is something pretty common with a lot of BOINC projects. It's probably baked into the default BOINC server/forums code in some way. the user just gets selected at random from the entire list of users

with over 50,000 registered users and less than 5,000 recently active, is it any surprise that 90% of the "user of the day" selections are old profiles?

you'll be selected one day, don't sweat it.

Yet another failing of Boinc.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5810)
Posted 20 days ago by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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It was a power cut over last night in server room.
Everything should be ok now.


Ah. The Hamsters got tired :)
Better upgrade to guinea pigs, they have more stamina, but do make quite a noise.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5794)
Posted 26 Aug 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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This is a server question for a non-U@H project.

I know "several" people here also participate in the Einstein@Home project for their gpus and over here for the CPU tasks.

Is anyone else getting a Proxy 502 from the e@h messages website?

Tom M
Yes. Subscribe to this thread, lots of stuff is posted there when there are problems with any project.

https://boinc.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=10279
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5654)
Posted 31 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Scale back and redeploy to other projects starting with those most contributing to the backlog?
What?!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5640)
Posted 25 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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about time to hire a nanny for this kindergarten!
You missed the capital A. I guess you failed kindergarten. I would have been spanked for writing such poor English.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5638)
Posted 25 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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You're pronunciation
I'll try again. Nice mornin' lovey?

BTW, YOUR spelling. I cannot be pronunciation.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5635)
Posted 24 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Maybe that should happen at yet another forum and not the 1st BOINC forum as I can see it.
Ah it's Mrs Moaning again. What makes you grumble today?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5632)
Posted 24 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Have you ever been to their site, it's fricking huge or was the last time I went there, it's kinda like the site Guru3D.com


That site is one of my goto Websites when I want a robust technical review of a motherboard or CPU or whatever.

Tom M
I just go by specs. Techpowerup is good for that. Although I've been banned from their forum for telling an admin to have intercourse with himself.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5622)
Posted 22 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Be care there are ALOT of very close to personal attacks going on in here.

We can have diverse purposes but still enjoy the crunching and the competition to pass each other

My Team is called The Final Front Ear which is obviously a play on Star Trek but we are NOT trekkies, we are just a bunch of people who enjoy crunching and needed a catchy name for a Team. We have people that have a single laptop to people like me who have a 'computer room' in the garage with it's own mini-split ac system to keep it cool and all kinds of people inbetween, the people are from all over and we are an International Team.


It's a clever name. I definitely thought you guys were Star Trek fans.

Our team consists of a similar demographic of users. All just as important as the next.
Star Trek fans makes sense. People who live in Germany makes sense. People who like a review site (Anandtech) is idiotic.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5606)
Posted 21 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Bummer The wife is going to kill me when I have to add more systems..
Well that's simple.

Just don't tell her. LOL
Honey.... why is the electricity bill double? Why is the house so warm?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5605)
Posted 21 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Howdy Ian&Steve C.

Will ya ever slow down so I can Pass
no such luck ;)
Bummer The wife is going to kill me when I have to add more systems..

Shall I Blame Ian or Steve or Both ;)
One day they'll admit to being a gay couple.

Honey they made me do it...They wouldn't Slow down so I could Pass.. lol
Sounds like you're describing arrogant drivers around here. I like the ones that slow down to annoy me, making the overtake easier. Doh!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5604)
Posted 21 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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The title is called "Team" in BOINC. They have a "country" option already.

You wanna make both the same, knock yourself out.

But saying one has to choose a Country as a team just shows how shallow and childish you really all. Granted the entire BOINC community already knows this about you anyway.
You missed the point. A loyalty to a country is being patriotic. A loyalty to a review site is pathetic.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5594)
Posted 20 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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I assume that's some pathetic dig at the Scot's diet. As an American you should not poke fun, the whole world laughs at your country.


You're welcome for being able to say that in English and not German.
I can say it in German if you like, since I like Germany more than the UK. Just not the EU part of it.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5593)
Posted 20 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Howdy Ian&Steve C.

Will ya ever slow down so I can Pass


no such luck ;)
Not fair, you should split into Ian and Steve, two accounts.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5592)
Posted 20 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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I don't do chat boxes, I'm not 13.


I guess you must be 13, since according to the chat logs you were in that very chat box.

but quickly turned tail when you were ridiculed for your nonsensical NPC behavior. can't take the heat I guess lol.
No, I just couldn't be bothered with the stupid response from someone in a team who doesn't even have a loyalty to a country, but a review site! Who cares about Anandtech?!
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5591)
Posted 20 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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To be (slightly) less childish, what is surprising is that the whole "task blocked issue" has suddenly solved very quickly for most of our crunchers (who reported it) at l'AF.

So a huge saturation of the servers finally vanished in a very short time, for what is seems.

Curious.

(I said slightly less childish ;) )
It's not curious at all. Nobody is trying to get more work for the competitions now, just trying to send stuff back. So it's caught up.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5584)
Posted 20 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Just wanted to thank @Kryzsztof for being a great BOINC project Admin, and dealing with the sometimes chaotic nature of BOINC and BOINC crunchers.

The constant communication with participants is greatly appreciated.
+1

Compared to Rosetta where the last contact was almost 2 years ago!
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5583)
Posted 20 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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With all the global firepower out there I'm shocked there isn't more projects out there to slice the pie further. Either the world has run out scientific endeavors or the importance of what we do is overstated.


There are many "problems" associated with running BOINC projects...

One needs a suitably good "project" for people to support, with clear aims and goals
One needs plenty of actual "real world tasks", in order to satisfy the demand for tasks.
One needs plenty of "bandwidth" to be able to feed that demand for tasks
One needs reliable and capacious hardware platforms on which to run the project
One needs money for admin/support staff to run the server and keep tasks flowing
One needs patience to deal with short term problems (as every project will face at some point)
(I could go on, but you get the point...)

Ticking all of these boxes (and more perhaps) is something that not every project can do...and therein lies the problem - running a BOINC project with limited appeal, off low-end hardware and with little support just doesn't work...and there are a few projects that are like this even now.

regards
Tim
Or to look at the other way, Boinc projects are for the small fry without cash. You just need an admin and a server (on top of your research staff obviously). Those with loads of money use their own hardware. LHC for example only does a small proportion on Boinc, most is done on their own systems.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5582)
Posted 20 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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you'd know if you read the SG Pent chat box yesterday. one of your team mates anonymously leaked it's existence. a program or service called "krunchie" for automated bunkering.
I don't do chat boxes, I'm not 13.

if you don't know about it, then it seems your team doesn't trust you enough yet.
I can bunker all by myself, and have told them so, so I doubt they felt the need to give me the program.

weird flex on Americans though,
Not really, you are the laughing stock of the world. This is an example of what we think of your intelligence:
https://youtu.be/kRh1zXFKC_o

since one of the top contributers to your team
Really? You're digging into my team now? Look, if you want a threesome just ask.

(PecosRiverM) is a red white and blue blooded Texan lol
The biggest is Polish.

And actually, it just goes to show Pecos doesn't like his own country and prefers mine.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Thread (Message 5575)
Posted 19 May 2022 by Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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I doubt many people are stupid enough to leave due to short term problems.
Not everyone who have another opinion than yours is automatically stupid...
To give up on something because it's temporarily down is very stupid.

Your childish remark just shows you up as one of those listed above.


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