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A BOINC bug in the scheduler meant that for a period of about 10 hours users got server messages saying 'low' and 'high' (rather than the actual message)! This has been fixed.

February 02, 2005

A BOINC bug in the scheduler meant that for a period of about 10 hours users got server messages saying 'low' and 'high' (rather than the actual message)! This has been fixed.

We have started using a mirrored download server at the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Golm bei Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany. Hosts whose timezone offset from UTC is closer to UWM (UTC-7 hours) will continue to get data and executables from UWM

February 01, 2005

We have started using a mirrored download server at the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Golm bei Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany. Hosts whose timezone offset from UTC is closer to UWM (UTC-7 hours) will continue to get data and executables from UWM. Those hosts whose offset from UTC is closer to the AEI (UTC+1 hour) will get data and executables from AEI. This should give faster and more reliable downloads for everyone. Note that if a download fails from the first server, the alternate will also be tried. Please report any problems or strange behavior to the message boards.

We are now testing the new 'coincidence' routine. This has reduced the run time of the coincidence step in the worst-case tests from about six hours to four minutes, and memory use by a significant factor. If all goes well, new applications should be ava

January 31, 2005

We are now testing the new 'coincidence' routine. This has reduced the run time of the coincidence step in the worst-case tests from about six hours to four minutes, and memory use by a significant factor. If all goes well, new applications should be available this week. We are also now testing a modified scheduler that (1) provides better feedback messages to hosts that are not getting work because they lack disk space, and (2) deletes data files from hosts when they run short of disk space.