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Message 63164 - Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 21:29:12 UTC

We're configuring a new upload server that will have more capacity than the current one. (Solid state drives, for example). We're going to test it on beta first, of course, so we'll be down while the transition happens. I expect a day or two.
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Message 63165 - Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 6:27:23 UTC

Wootle tootle!! - We will gladly give that server some thrashing testing when it arrives.
Thanks for the news Eric :-)
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Message 63166 - Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 7:46:24 UTC

Glad to hear it's getting closer to being on main.
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Message 63167 - Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 10:04:35 UTC

Lovely jubbly, just what we need a welcome boost to our RAC. :-)
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Message 63168 - Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 13:33:03 UTC

Wow, you all realize to test it means we will have work!
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Message 63171 - Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 17:28:23 UTC

I will participate in the test, after the WoW event.
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Message 63173 - Posted: 22 Aug 2019, 23:53:55 UTC - in response to Message 63164.  

We're configuring a new upload server that will have more capacity than the current one. (Solid state drives, for example). We're going to test it on beta first, of course, so we'll be down while the transition happens. I expect a day or two.


. . I built a machine especially for Beta (of course it was intended for Parkes data but this is a good excuse too :) )

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Message 63185 - Posted: 27 Aug 2019, 1:32:21 UTC

Its now the 26th. I cannot upload today.

Server Stats show it is up.

What up?
Space, the final frontier.
For us at least. If this thing works, then we might be eaten, or get a chance to roam the universe.
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Message 63189 - Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 2:07:49 UTC - in response to Message 63185.  

Well, they uploaded.
That is a good sign.

And I got work. Better.
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Message 63192 - Posted: 28 Aug 2019, 20:58:31 UTC - in response to Message 63189.  

Well, they uploaded.
That is a good sign.

And I got work. Better.

And now I don't.
Probably because several processes are reported "not running" on the Server status page.
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Message 63193 - Posted: 29 Aug 2019, 0:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 63192.  

Well, they uploaded.
That is a good sign.

And I got work. Better.

And now I don't.
Probably because several processes are reported "not running" on the Server status page.

Oh, I like this error
SETI@home Beta 8/22/2019 5:22:00 PM Server error: recompile needed
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Message 63195 - Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 6:01:47 UTC
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. . Do we have an ETA on when we can begin to hammer this new server? :)

. . Oh and can we run Anonymous platform in Beta ??

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? ?
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Message 63196 - Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 6:41:50 UTC

Since Beta is a platform for testing specific applications (server-side, or client) then it is best NOT to use the optimised platform unless otherwise instructed.
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Message 63198 - Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 7:28:51 UTC - in response to Message 63196.  

to use command-line Options is okay, isn't it?
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Message 63199 - Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 8:23:53 UTC

It all depends on what is being tested - if it is a client side application then it would be a very bad idea as those conducting the test may actually be testing command lines so they can build in a "sensible set" so that "normal" users don't have to worry about them.
Some time ago I was talking to a person running a Beta test - they had to throw out about 50% of the results collected during the test as the users changed parameters away from those being tested so voiding the results. They had to re-run the test, and deliberately not feed data to users that had broken the previous test.
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Message 63204 - Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 15:39:47 UTC - in response to Message 63196.  

Since Beta is a platform for testing specific applications (server-side, or client) then it is best NOT to use the optimised platform unless otherwise instructed.


. . But since this time we are testing the upload server it would seem that high volumes are required to test its limits and that will require high productivity on the hosts being used. Hence Anonymous platform ... of course if that is frowned upon then so be it ...

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Message 63205 - Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 16:37:13 UTC

Without knowing what they are looking for from a particular workunit running anything other than the "official" application may lead to wrong decisions being made - stick with what is sent out UNLESS there is an instruction from the test leader to do otherwise. And remember Beta is most certainly not processing "real" data, but duplicate and even dummy data. So, do EXACTLY as the test leader says, nothing more, and nothing less.
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Message 63206 - Posted: 30 Aug 2019, 23:45:08 UTC - in response to Message 63205.  
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Without knowing what they are looking for from a particular workunit running anything other than the "official" application may lead to wrong decisions being made - stick with what is sent out UNLESS there is an instruction from the test leader to do otherwise. And remember Beta is most certainly not processing "real" data, but duplicate and even dummy data. So, do EXACTLY as the test leader says, nothing more, and nothing less.


. . Exactly why I thought the app might not matter in this case, 'never mind the quality feel the width'. :) Of course, if Parkes data were being tested then absolutely, run it strictly according to Hoyle. But as I said, 'whatever the Doctor orders'.

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Message 63207 - Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 7:58:43 UTC

WRONG - Do Not run anything that the tester does not say you can run.
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Message 63208 - Posted: 31 Aug 2019, 8:36:41 UTC

I think at the moment, the only test which is being run is the hardware test on the upload server - so I might give that a blast sometime.

But once that hardware has passed testing and been deployed at Main, you MUST, MUST, MUST set 'No new tasks', finish and report all downloaded work, and remove any test apps from the client. Don't leave it until a new test is announced - that could happen while you're asleep, on holiday, or just not paying attention. Clean it up immediately.
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