S5R1 and beyond
This is a short status update. All of us have been quite busy, as you probably can imagine, trying to fix all kinds of problems, and we still are.
- Today we generated the last Workunit of S5R1. All that remains to do of that run is to crunch the remaining Workunits that are already in the database and for which no canonical result has been found yet.
[edit:] - There are probably only a small number of tasks remaining for every frequency band, which causes hosts to download a new datafile for almost each task. Dial-Up users may want to suspend the project for the next few days.
- A lot of problems we had recently, in particular the database problems, seem to have come mostly from the fact that near the end of S5R1 much more short Workunits were left, so they came in at a much higher rate than we expected. With the end of S5R1, things should be back to normal again.
- We are currently testing the setup for a new run that will look again into a smaller frequency range of the current S5R1 dataset with modified parameters (spindown and mismatch). We hope to start distributing this new workunits in the next days, so there should not be much of a gap to the S5R1 run. This run will last 2-3 months. It will consist of only one type of workunits that are a bit more than half as long as the S5R1 long ones have been.
I hope to have time to post some more info here as soon as it becomes available.