Problems with Credits or validator malfunction?

HachPi
HachPi
Joined: 11 Nov 04
Posts: 8
Credit: 372,683,361
RAC: 878,938
Topic 187096

Hello, is anybody out there ???
Since I'm not getting any reply I post here again.
Perhaps Admin or Project people too long in the Pub?

I am with E@H since a few days. I crunched plus minus six WU's. All of them are marked pending...(for the moment only using one very slow computer - all other computers active on Seti@Home !)
Since none of them has been done completely by three different participants I should not receive any credits when the situation would be correct.

To my great astonishment I received today round 32 credits, I do find this very strange...
Could be a bug in the validation ???

Yes I checked again the WU's I did, NONE of them have received credits at the moment of this writing. And I do get after update in the Client window under TAB Projects Total Credit 31.55 and Avg.Credit 2.78...
How can this be if NO validation has taken part for the WU's done???

This is without a doubt some flacky situation...since in none of the 6 cases the quorum of three different persons doing the same WU has been reached!!!
This adds to the strangeness of the situation.

Admin. will someone please take a look into this ???

Greetz from Belgium ;-))

bjacke
bjacke
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Credit: 11,310
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Problems with Credits or validator malfunction?

> I am with E@H since a few days. I crunched plus minus six WU's. All of them
> are marked pending...(for the moment only using one very slow computer - all
> other computers active on Seti@Home !)

Just wait a bit I have 150 pending :).

Greetings from Germany
Basti

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Guido Alexander Waldenmeier
Guido Alexander...
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YAP wait a little BIT i have

YAP wait a little BIT i have 549,43 pending ;-)

Click to join The Silly Walks Team to beaten up to the Top ;-)

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HachPi
HachPi
Joined: 11 Nov 04
Posts: 8
Credit: 372,683,361
RAC: 878,938

Wow, In another thread the

Wow,

In another thread the Admin answered...
Pages of results are cached to ease load on server. So, I was right but probably inbetween credits were granted before update of my pending page so causing me to get confused.

Needless to say that I am very happy that these guys get faster out of the pub than the Seti boys (big smile)...

Greetings to all the people of goodwill trying to answer this one ;-))

Steffen Grunewald, for Merlin/Morgane
Steffen Grunewa...
Joined: 18 Oct 04
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Hi, since nobody else did

Hi,

since nobody else did come up with the real reasons:
Validation has been a bit behind / irregular during the past days since
we've been busy defining "valid" and "matching results". Unfortunately,
although the validator is in place now, we're still hunting a bug that
may cause result being flagged "invalid" just because they have been
computed on a different platform than what has been chosen as the "canonical"
result. So if two Linux and one Windows machine return result files which
pass a first-stage validity check (we got a handful of files which contain
strange characters...), usually the two Linux results will match best and
consequently one of them is chosen as "canonical". The Windows result may
be too far distant from the canonical result, due to optimization/rounding
issues (still under investigation), so it will not get credit... Most of the
time, it's the other way 'round since Linux machines are outnumbered by
Windows boxes (at the moment at least, there are some clusters waiting to
start crunching :-)

As Bruce Allen said (in several other threads): we're still in an early
testing phase.
The next (Beta?) stage will see more reliable application binaries, perhaps a
wider range of supported platforms, and possibly another server.

Work is in progress everywhere, keep in touch.

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