Make Einstein More Like SETI?

Craig Smith
Craig Smith
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Topic 188665

I am one of those lucky folks who doesn't have DSL at home yet. Sigh. Since that is where I do Einstein@home, there is a problem.

E@h seems to be DSL-centered. If I don't have my dial-up Internet connection on because I'm at work, I have to wait to upload Einstein results for a day, then two, and now 6 days, since I missed the upload time. 6 days? Why is it built to decide that?

Is there any way to get E@h to upload results when I want it to instead of having to dance attendance on it when it threatens to upload?

I have run SETI@home for years with satisfactory results. When SETI's done, it simply waits for me to connect, then it does all it's supposed to, and then happily munches away at the work unit until it tells me it's done, then we start the process all over again.

Can't E@h be like that? Or at least, can't we have the option of having it work like that? Is there any way to make it do that?

tenfiveoh
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Make Einstein More Like SETI?

> I am one of those lucky folks who doesn't have DSL at home yet. Sigh. Since
> Is there any way to get E@h to upload results when I want it to instead of
> having to dance attendance on it when it threatens to upload?
>
> I have run SETI@home for years with satisfactory results. When SETI's done, it
> simply waits for me to connect, then it does all it's supposed to, and then
> happily munches away at the work unit until it tells me it's done, then we
> start the process all over again.
>
> Can't E@h be like that? Or at least, can't we have the option of having it
> work like that? Is there any way to make it do that?
>

You can do both of these things. To force an upload, click on the "Transfers" tab. Right click on each of the work units waiting to upload and then left click "Retry"

To force a project update click the "Projects" tab. Right click on E@H then left click the "Update" selection.

After you have done that, and BOINC has finished it's uploading & updating, click on the "File" drop menu. Select "Disable BOINC network access". Now BOINC will happily crunch away until it runs out of work. When you are back at home simply connect to the internet, then unselect the "Disable BOINC network access" and the client will connect & do what it needs to do!

Craig Smith
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tenfiveoh, Thanks. That

Message 9049 in response to message 9048

tenfiveoh,

Thanks. That will save a lot of growling around here and get a lot more work done. Better, all in all.

Thanks again.

tenfiveoh
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> tenfiveoh, > > Thanks.

Message 9050 in response to message 9049

> tenfiveoh,
>
> Thanks. That will save a lot of growling around here and get a lot more work
> done. Better, all in all.
>
> Thanks again.
>

My pleasure, wouldn't want to lose good people to frustration. By the way you can also set how many work units it keeps on hand. Go to your account on the website. Edit your general preferences. You can change the setting for about how often you will connect. The higher you set it the more work BOINC will keep in the que. (Max is set at 8 per day for now.)

lysdexia
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it's -> its que -> queue

it's -> its
que -> queue


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