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lockedThe last set of hardware issues have been resolved
1 SETI News 3381 3646 days ago
lockedWe have brought down the splitters, transitioners, and scheduler until a bug in the splitter can be resolved which was causing a bogus URL to be posted for the work-unit.
1 SETI News 3392 3647 days ago
lockedWe fixed the bogus URL bug and all servers are back up
1 SETI News 3349 3647 days ago
lockedA trio of splitters are now up and producing new work. We plan to release major version 4 of BOINC and SETI@Home tomorrow. A clarification about last week's fallback to an earlier DB state: all work that was uploaded
1 SETI News 3579 3648 days ago
lockedThe validator is up and running and credit is now being calculated for all those backlogged results.
1 SETI News 3279 3650 days ago
lockedWe are currently working on getting the alpha/beta projects working again, as well as getting new workunits generated so that when we restart the public SETI@home project there will be work to send out to the clients. Another n
1 SETI News 4326 3653 days ago
lockedThe database has been restored and is being checked now
1 SETI News 3642 3654 days ago
lockedWe are now recovering the database from a snapshot made a few days ago
1 SETI News 3339 3655 days ago
lockedThe project ended up running all night despite the dropouts, but this afternoon we encountered a sudden raid failure that caused some data corruption
1 SETI News 3335 3656 days ago
lockedToday we are continuing to work with Snap technical support to solve our mounting problems
1 SETI News 3629 3657 days ago
lockedCurrently the project is up, as we were unable to recreate the problems we were seeing on Friday
1 SETI News 3441 3657 days ago
lockedWe encourage everyone to run SETI@home Classic during our server outages. SETI@home Classic makes the same scientific contribution as SETI@home/BOINC.
1 SETI News 3391 3659 days ago
lockedAll the data has been copied to the Snap device
1 SETI News 4029 3660 days ago
lockedThe download directory is fully transferred at this point, but we are still waiting for the upload directory to finish
1 SETI News 3623 3661 days ago
lockedThe DB is now on the Snap Appliance and the web site is back up. The project itself is still down as the transfer of the upload and download directories is still under way.
1 SETI News 3238 3661 days ago
lockedThe project is now down for the move of the DB and the upload directory to the Snap Appliance
1 SETI News 3302 3662 days ago
lockedWe have started the copy of the download directory to the Snap Appliance 18000.
1 SETI News 3425 3663 days ago
lockedThe servers are back up as far as receiving results but not as far as distributing new workunits
1 SETI News 3727 3665 days ago
lockedThe scheduling server is down while we work on a download storage problem
1 SETI News 3688 3666 days ago
lockedWe developed a hierarchical directory structure to get around the big directory problem (see August 4, below)
1 SETI News 4220 3667 days ago
lockedA misconfigured scheduling server ran for about an hour this morning, misinforming users that they had to upgrade to version 4 of the BOINC software
1 SETI News 3480 3668 days ago
lockedWe discovered that the sheer number of files in the upload directory was killing NFS performance for the file_upload_handler
1 SETI News 3958 3669 days ago
lockedWhile the project is up and functioning normally, the database and web servers are overloaded
1 SETI News 3275 3670 days ago
lockedThe project remained down all weekend, but we are back up now. To add insult to injury, the entire lab lost network connectivity to the rest of the world for a few hours this morning. In light of the unexpected length of this las
1 SETI News 3401 3671 days ago
lockedThe project is *still* down
1 SETI News 3534 3674 days ago
lockedThe project is currently down
1 SETI News 3289 3676 days ago
lockedThe project is down while we deal with a backup problem
1 SETI News 3389 3679 days ago
lockedWe have shutdown the schedulers and file upload handlers so the transitioners can play catch up again
1 SETI News 3373 3679 days ago
lockedThe good news is that the scheduler is now running as a fast cgi which means it maintains a persistent connection to the DB
1 SETI News 3672 3681 days ago
lockedWe are now up and running again, during the night we generated 400k results to be sent out
1 SETI News 3323 3681 days ago
lockedWe found and fixed the no results bug
1 SETI News 3422 3682 days ago
lockedYesterday we introduced a bunch of performance enhancements to the system
1 SETI News 3438 3682 days ago
lockedThe log files are currently being compressed, after thats done the project should return to normal.
1 SETI News 3641 3683 days ago
lockedWe have brought up an additional transitioner to try and cut through the backlog we have accrued
1 SETI News 3549 3685 days ago
lockedSometime between 5pm and 12am PDT, the splitters seem to have stopped producing new workunits
1 SETI News 3462 3685 days ago
lockedA server bug was preventing new results from being created in response to failed results. If 2 out of 3 results for a WU succeeded and the 3rd failed, the 2 successful results would not be validated or credited. This is no
1 SETI News 3438 3687 days ago
lockedOur database server hung and had to be forcibly terminated. It took several hours to check all the tables and indices. Then we ran into problems with our Network Attached Storage device, which we rebooted for the first tim
1 SETI News 3761 3691 days ago
lockedIt looks as though the server components (splitter, transitioner, feeder, scheduler) are now keeping up with demand.
1 SETI News 3502 3695 days ago
lockedSince yesterday evening we have distributed over 600,000 results
1 SETI News 3804 3696 days ago
lockedWe have moved the scheduling server to another machine in order to free up CPU and memory for the DB server
1 SETI News 3275 3696 days ago
lockedWe're making some major changes to deal with server performance problems. The project will be shut down for several hours today.
1 SETI News 3609 3697 days ago
lockedWe made some progress and are turning the project on. You may still have problems getting work. If that is the case, you might consider switching back to SETI@home Classic for the next few days.
1 SETI News 3707 3702 days ago
lockedWe've been having problems with server performance. To address these problems we're making some changes to our database. The project will be shut down most of today while this is being done.
1 SETI News 4006 3702 days ago
lockedYesterday morning we shut down the front end of the system to let the transitioners catch up with several days worth of backlogged work, which is why some of you were noticing three results and no credit assignment
1 SETI News 3781 3704 days ago
lockedAn additional transitioner has been brought online. We are turning on the web site and will be monitoring the system. We may have to shut it down again if traffic becomes too bad. We are investigating further performance enhanceme
1 SETI News 3498 3707 days ago
lockedThe web site has been reenabled. We have several upgrades scheduled throughout the week which should help with the performance problems. If the project runs out of work again you are welcome to revert back to the original
1 SETI News 3218 3707 days ago
lockedWe passed the safe threshold again, so the web site has been shut down until Monday, after we have had a chance to relocate some more infrastructure services.
1 SETI News 3440 3707 days ago
lockedWe are going to leave the project down until Monday. We are going to bring back up the scheduler in an hour. The transitioner was moved to its own machine and is processing workunits at a much faster rate.
1 SETI News 3614 3708 days ago
lockedMemory for our web server was defective; we are waiting on replacements before bringing it online.
1 SETI News 3569 3709 days ago
lockedWe added a second splitter and then hit the next bottleneck which was the transitioner.
1 SETI News 3370 3709 days ago

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