News

To prepare for the upgrade of our scheduler, we are not providing new work for the next day or two

January 14, 2005

To prepare for the upgrade of our scheduler, we are not providing new work for the next day or two. We are taking this measure to try and minimize the amount of lost credit and to make the transition to the new scheduler as smooth as possible.

[b]IMPORTANT NEWS:[/b] David Anderson, the creator of BOINC, has [url=http://www.ssl.berkeley.edu/pipermail/boinc_dev/2005-January/thread.html#1335] found and fixed[/url] a serious bug in the BOINC 'core client'

January 13, 2005

IMPORTANT NEWS: David Anderson, the creator of BOINC, has found and fixed a serious bug in the BOINC 'core client'. This causes failure of a job if the download of any of its input files fails (the correct behavior is to retry and complete the download, then run the job). Moreover, any other job that used the same files would also fail. A fixed core client should be available soon.

In the next several days we are going to shift from using the current BOINC scheduler to a new BOINC 'locality' scheduler

January 12, 2005

In the next several days we are going to shift from using the current BOINC scheduler to a new BOINC 'locality' scheduler. This will have some important benefits. In particular, it will ensure that host computers get lots of work for the (large) data files that they have already downloaded, instead of being required to download a new large data file for each new item of work. It will also remove these large data files from the host computers when they are no longer needed. Unfortunately the new scheduler is not compatible with the test workunits currently in progress on many hosts.