um... now what do i do?

Rich
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ok, so i created a newaccount, d/l the boinc manager, created a new project with the acc. # and the url but the screensaver shows "BOINC manager is currently idle" in a lil red box, skippin round my screen. i really didnt know id have to d/l a seperate program just to run a screensaver. i really dont know what to do here, cause this doesnt come with very indept instructions. please som1 help me out here.

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um... now what do i do?

well, now theres 4 einstien@home processes being d/l in the work tab yet its already in the 'projects' tab...

Hmm...

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Actually you are downloading

Actually you are downloading the files (the program and data files). Seems all is going well. Just wait a bit until it has downloaded all the files and starts crunching...

BM

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Rich
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> Actually you are

Message 10308 in response to message 10307

> Actually you are downloading the files (the program and data files). Seems all
> is going well. Just wait a bit until it has downloaded all the files and
> starts crunching...
>
> BM
>
it works now. i can see a star withe the lil orange crosshares goin round it. so... what does it actually do?

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> > Actually you are

Message 10309 in response to message 10308

> > Actually you are downloading the files (the program and data files).
> Seems all
> > is going well. Just wait a bit until it has downloaded all the files and
> > starts crunching...
> >
> > BM
> >
> it works now. i can see a star withe the lil orange crosshares goin round it.
> so... what does it actually do?
it tries to find the ripples of gravitational waves coming from the origin indicated by the orange crossbar.
read more: http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/starsphere.php
(last link on the main page)

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>[...] the screensaver shows

>[...] the screensaver shows "BOINC manager is
> currently idle" in a lil red box, skippin round my screen. i really didnt know
> id have to d/l a seperate program just to run a screensaver. [...]

It does occur to me that the default screensaver could be a little more helpful: perhaps say something like "Now downloading files needed by Einstein@Home" or "Network connection needed to download files", or somesuch.

People arriving from previous distributed computing projects are used to this process where the client picks itself up by its own bootstraps before any useful work is done, but I remember I did not find it at all obvious when the same thing happened to me on my first (non-BOINC) distibuted computing project.

~~gravywavy

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