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Message 34699 - Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 17:55:45 UTC

Orbit@home, which monitors and studies near-Earth asteroids, is now in production mode with real data, and seeks volunteers to handle its 300K jobs per week.
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Message 34710 - Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 1:23:58 UTC - in response to Message 34699.  

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Message 34713 - Posted: 17 Sep 2010, 3:59:12 UTC - in response to Message 34699.  

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Message 34737 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 0:38:28 UTC

What’s with the site? Is the server down? Yesterday I attached to the project and downloaded a bunch of WU’s. They are crunching nicely. Three or four finished, uploaded and reported. That was late yesterday (9/18/10). The problem is that the rest can’t upload. There are presently 34 files stuck in the “transfer tab”. I assume that the server is down. Any idea when the server will be up again.

The deadline is Monday (9/20/10). Will the results still be excepted if they are late.

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Message 34738 - Posted: 19 Sep 2010, 1:01:16 UTC - in response to Message 34737.  

Any idea when the server will be up again.

We're as mystified as everyone else. It looks like their database couldn't withstand the massive amount of men and their machines. And since they also have weekend, I wouldn't expect anything before Monday.

But it's all guessing, the project is something on its own, no one at BOINC (the forums here or the developers) have any influence over the projects running under it.

The deadline is Monday (9/20/10). Will the results still be excepted if they are late.

Since no one can upload & report, I would assume they'll be accepted even when late. As long as their database survived.
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Message 35858 - Posted: 24 Nov 2010, 1:41:52 UTC

Anyone out there have any idea what (if anything?) is going on with this project?

I've been subscribed for about a week, and still don't have a single Work Unit that I can detect.

eh???
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Message 35886 - Posted: 26 Nov 2010, 22:29:39 UTC

They wait for the new equipment and they need to configure ...
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Message 35892 - Posted: 27 Nov 2010, 6:06:49 UTC - in response to Message 35886.  

OK, I guess. They having trouble getting things to work?

Their home page (http://orbit.psi.edu/) says they got some new storage equipment a month ago, and they expect to install it over the next two weeks.

If they are still down, maybe someone should add a note to that effect.
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Message 35900 - Posted: 27 Nov 2010, 17:17:38 UTC - in response to Message 35892.  
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If you go and read Pasquale's last post, there isn't going to be any work until the end of November:

Just a quick update: I'm afraid no new WUs will be generated this week or the next. I've been partially sidetracked by a forthcoming meeting (next week), not related to orbit@home, so we are now talking about new WUs around the end of November 2010.

On the plus side, I've recently figured out some math details that were still missing in order to perform the complete analysis of the generated results. So now it's just a matter of ironing out the last standing issues found in the previous version of the code, and then we will be able to start generating test WUs.


So there's likely to be work soon,

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Message 35910 - Posted: 28 Nov 2010, 21:13:41 UTC - in response to Message 35900.  

So, the info I need to see is in the twenty-eighth post out of thirty two (using my quick counts) on a forum thread I at least never knew existed. sigh.....

Is Pasquale worried that people would leave if he gave us the straight info up on the Orbit home page? Or is he just out of his depth running this project?

I am beginning to wonder.
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Message 35980 - Posted: 6 Dec 2010, 9:12:03 UTC - in response to Message 34699.  

Hi, I've been waiting a while to get packets. Haven't seen one yet. Am I doing something wrong? I signed up when I found out you were giving packets out but haven't seen any activity after signing up weeks ago is there a problem? Just hoping and waiting and ready when you are. Using an Acer Aspire 5741G I5-430M processor, ATI-Mobility Radeon HD 5470, and 4 gigs of ram. Haven't made any tweaks to BOINC.

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Message 35981 - Posted: 6 Dec 2010, 10:22:18 UTC - in response to Message 35980.  

I signed up when I found out you were giving packets out...

How (where) did you find that out? This site isn't a project and so doesn't give any tasks out.

You should ask at the project sites where you are attached.

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Message 35992 - Posted: 7 Dec 2010, 21:34:55 UTC - in response to Message 35980.  

Am I doing something wrong?


Doubt it. I've been signed up for several weeks, and have pretty much given up getting any thing any time soon.

The last word I've been seen (http://orbit.psi.edu/oah/forum_thread.php?id=462&nowrap=true#6539) is that the Project Admin Pasquale Tricarico is having trouble getting things going on their end.
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