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Message 2053065 - Posted: 2 Jul 2020, 20:58:39 UTC

The SETI Server Status page has not updated in two weeks.. Intentional or not ?

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Message 2053066 - Posted: 2 Jul 2020, 22:00:31 UTC

Since there have been several "maintenance" outages in that time it is fairly safe to assume it is a deliberate act.
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Message 2053164 - Posted: 4 Jul 2020, 17:18:57 UTC

I'm wondering if the project staff have shut down many of the server boxes in order to save Data Center costs.

I think that I read somewhere that they pay according to how many drives are running.

Does that make any sense ?
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Message 2053167 - Posted: 4 Jul 2020, 21:12:58 UTC - in response to Message 2053164.  

No.

Before the change, we asked every 24 hours, and got nothing.

Afterwards, with the 'shut for maintenance' message, we ask every hour, and still get nothing.

There has to be a web server; there has to be a database (to store these messages); there has to be a scheduler (to say we're down for maintenance).

And more bandwidth is used. So, no - it doesn't make sense.
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Message 2053196 - Posted: 5 Jul 2020, 11:13:25 UTC - in response to Message 2053167.  

I'm assuming that the cost of running all the servers in the Data Center may be significantly higher than the bandwidth costs of the extra requests .

I thought that Matt or Jeff or Eric had posted previously about the cost of each running drive.
That's what I am guessing may be the reason for the shutdown of some of the servers.

Has SETI@home run out of funds at the moment when NASA has started funding other SETI projects on the east coast ?
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Message 2053205 - Posted: 5 Jul 2020, 16:26:19 UTC - in response to Message 2053196.  

I'm assuming that the cost of running all the servers in the Data Center may be significantly higher than the bandwidth costs of the extra requests .

I thought that Matt or Jeff or Eric had posted previously about the cost of each running drive.
That's what I am guessing may be the reason for the shutdown of some of the servers.

Has SETI@home run out of funds at the moment when NASA has started funding other SETI projects on the east coast ?

Seti@home never had funds except in the Classic days.
Cost of the data center is https://technology.berkeley.edu/services/systems-and-data-infrastructure/data-center-colocation

I believe it is just a single process on a server that updates the status page. They had a reason to stop it. Likely so RAC hogs couldn't watch and would be coerced into finishing their work so the next phase could begin.
If it was running it would report all zeros.
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Message 2053208 - Posted: 5 Jul 2020, 16:52:35 UTC - in response to Message 2053205.  

I'm assuming that the cost of running all the servers in the Data Center may be significantly higher than the bandwidth costs of the extra requests .

I thought that Matt or Jeff or Eric had posted previously about the cost of each running drive.
That's what I am guessing may be the reason for the shutdown of some of the servers.

Has SETI@home run out of funds at the moment when NASA has started funding other SETI projects on the east coast ?

Seti@home never had funds except in the Classic days.
Cost of the data center is https://technology.berkeley.edu/services/systems-and-data-infrastructure/data-center-colocation


The cost on that page does not fit with what we was told when the Special SETI@Home Fundraiser - 26 x 16TB datacentre drives was started
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Why is this required?

First: too many spindles! SETI@Home's data is currently spread out over 120+ 2TB drives in UC Berkeley's Co-Location datacenter. Since the project has to pay UC Berkeley per drive for this storage,
it's gotten to the point where it's costing the project far too much money, something that unfortunately is always in short supply. As well, it's a waste of electricity (which the SETI@Home project also has to pay for)
to keep 120+ spindles spinning where 24 of the same power would do.
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So, the question is, what is true? $17.13 per rack-unit per month, or that cost + what the Fundraising talks about
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Message 2053209 - Posted: 5 Jul 2020, 17:28:46 UTC - in response to Message 2053208.  
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I'm assuming that the cost of running all the servers in the Data Center may be significantly higher than the bandwidth costs of the extra requests .

I thought that Matt or Jeff or Eric had posted previously about the cost of each running drive.
That's what I am guessing may be the reason for the shutdown of some of the servers.

Has SETI@home run out of funds at the moment when NASA has started funding other SETI projects on the east coast ?

Seti@home never had funds except in the Classic days.
Cost of the data center is https://technology.berkeley.edu/services/systems-and-data-infrastructure/data-center-colocation


The cost on that page does not fit with what we was told when the Special SETI@Home Fundraiser - 26 x 16TB datacentre drives was started
----------------------------------------
Why is this required?

First: too many spindles! SETI@Home's data is currently spread out over 120+ 2TB drives in UC Berkeley's Co-Location datacenter. Since the project has to pay UC Berkeley per drive for this storage,
it's gotten to the point where it's costing the project far too much money, something that unfortunately is always in short supply. As well, it's a waste of electricity (which the SETI@Home project also has to pay for)
to keep 120+ spindles spinning where 24 of the same power would do.
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So, the question is, what is true? $17.13 per rack-unit per month, or that cost + what the Fundraising talks about

Per drive or per rack. Same difference.
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Message 2053263 - Posted: 14 Jul 2020, 0:28:06 UTC - in response to Message 2053208.  
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So, the question is, what is true? $17.13 per rack-unit per month, or that cost + what the Fundraising talks about


. . The costs in the fund raiser were to buy the drives to go in the server. The $17.13 per month is the Data Centre service charge to house and support each server and is per 'Rack Bay' which is one position in a rack. I believe the server discussed in the fund raiser was only a single bay unit. These days it is a rather large server that takes up more the 2 Rack Bays. But is you divide that cost by the drives in the server you can derive a 'per drive' cost...

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