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1) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : 14e lasieved release time (Message 2200)
Posted 25 days ago by Greg
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The 14e queue isn't used as often anymore, so work will be sporadic. You can view the current status at https://escatter11.fullerton.edu/nfs/crunching.php.
2) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : 16e small numbers all fail (Message 2199)
Posted 25 days ago by Greg
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Ah, they're running a job with an octic polynomial. The Linux binaries aren't compiled to support that. It's mostly done, so they should pass soon. Sorry about that.
3) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : No tasks available (Message 2188)
Posted 17 May 2021 by Greg
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Looks like you have the 16e V5 app disabled in your preferences. It's not listed in your output above.
4) Message boards : NFS Discussion : BOINC pentathlon (Message 2180)
Posted 16 May 2021 by Greg
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Ok Kiska, no more sticks!

It's always fun to wake up and discover Apache PHP crashed shortly after I went to bed. We're back and I'll keep an eye on it.
5) Message boards : NFS Discussion : BOINC pentathlon (Message 2178)
Posted 16 May 2021 by Greg
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PS: Are you able to reduce the time between server status page updates? xD

The server is stable right now. I'm not touching it! :-)
6) Message boards : NFS Discussion : BOINC pentathlon (Message 2175)
Posted 15 May 2021 by Greg
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Work has been going out, but it gets immediately gobbled up. It seems nearly everyone wants work from the lasieve_5f queue, so I've temporarily stopped feeding work from the other queues until those clients are full.
7) Message boards : NFS Discussion : Trivial typo. (Message 2170)
Posted 15 May 2021 by Greg
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Thanks!
8) Message boards : NFS Discussion : BOINC pentathlon (Message 2169)
Posted 15 May 2021 by Greg
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Background results processing on top of the sprint load was overwhelming the server. I've turned that off. Hopefully the server will catch up soon. Thanks for your patience!
9) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : 16e tasks frequently fail for me, with Computation Error - across multiple PCs and OSes (Message 2157)
Posted 11 May 2021 by Greg
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Those were run on Mac and ended with a segmentation fault. I typically see a bit higher error rates on the Mac app, especially now that we are running a more difficult quartic, but the project-wide Mac error rates are ok. I'm not sure why that host is unhappy. Perhaps you could try one of the other apps with that host to see if this particular number is causing the issue?
10) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : 16e small numbers all fail (Message 2154)
Posted 30 Apr 2021 by Greg
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Thanks for reporting the error. The problem WUs have been removed.
11) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : 16e errors (Message 2146)
Posted 5 Apr 2021 by Greg
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I see your errors. But I also see a bunch of Ryzen 9 3900X and a couple Ryzen 9 3950X using the 64-bit Linux apps without problems. The closest to yours is https://escatter11.fullerton.edu/nfs/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7176076. Have you enabled any unusual settings?
12) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : Inquiries on creating tasks (Message 2107)
Posted 16 Sep 2020 by Greg
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No, numbers of that size are well beyond the capabilities of SNFS. You should focus on other factoring methods like ECM.
13) Message boards : News : Two new apps launched (Message 2100)
Posted 4 Sep 2020 by Greg
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Yes, they are using the same executable files and are simply providing finer granularity for choosing the appropriate location for a particular number. But they are implemented as entirely separate apps with separate stats and badges.
14) Message boards : News : Two new apps launched (Message 2096)
Posted 3 Sep 2020 by Greg
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Two new apps have been launched, lasievee_small and lasievef_small. As the numbers we factor become larger, the lasieved app has largely become inadequate while the lasievee app queue has grown very long. In an attempt to compensate, job memory use and runtime has crept upward to stretch the capability of the apps. To alleviate these issues, these new apps will provide additional flexibility to choose the app most appropriate to the size of the number being factored while keeping memory use and runtime more reasonable. If you have modified your project preferences to run only specific applications, you may want to adjust your settings to enable these new apps. Thanks for your contributions to NFS@Home!
15) Message boards : News : BOINC Pentathlon (Message 2025)
Posted 7 May 2019 by Greg
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Welcome BOINC Pentathlon participants. Note that if you haven't participated in NFS@Home recently and are having trouble queuing work, then complete a few workunits and send them back. The server doesn't send much work to machines that haven't returned any recently.
16) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : Queues (Message 2019)
Posted 30 Apr 2019 by Greg
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Workunits with an invalid polynomial file name were created in the 14e queue. I have now deleted those.
17) Message boards : Questions/Problems/Bugs : Error in file name (Message 2018)
Posted 30 Apr 2019 by Greg
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Workunits with an invalid polynomial file name were created. They have now been deleted, so the errors should now clear.
18) Message boards : News : We're back (Message 2013)
Posted 22 Apr 2019 by Greg
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Due to an unexpected campus-wide power outage, the project was offline for several hours. Power has been restored, and the project is returning to normal. Thanks for your patience.
19) Message boards : News : Option to delete your account is now enabled (Message 2006)
Posted 29 Mar 2019 by Greg
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As supported by the current BOINC server software, I have enabled the option to delete your NFS@Home account if you wish. Please note that if you choose to do so, it is permanent. Deleted accounts are removed from the database and cannot be recovered.
20) Message boards : News : Updates (Message 2005)
Posted 29 Mar 2019 by Greg
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On my to-do list!


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