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Technical News, and SETI@home daily stats for 12.10.2007.

Rattledagger

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One of Those Days (Oct 11 2007)

I was going to get some programming done today but Dave needed php upgraded on the BOINC server, which was running Fedora Core 6. FC6 didn't have a sufficiently advanced php in its repositories, so this was as good a time as any to yum the system up to Fedora Core 7. This was slow, but worked like a charm.

Except I then realized the trac system (used for BOINC's web based public software development) was toasted due to the upgrade. It took over two hours of hair pulling, scouring log files, removing/reinstalling various software packages, poring through barely informative pages only found in Google's cache.. I don't really understand how what we ultimately did fixed the problem, but we seem to be out of the woods, more or less.

I hate to say it, but trac is written in python, and I've never had any positive experiences with this programming language. Every six months some random python program explodes as it is utterly sensitive to version upgrades, and tracing the problems is impossible as the code is difficult to read and scoured all over the system in vaguely named files. Others keep trying to convince me python is the bee's knees, but I just can't see it. I started out writing raw machine code on my Apple II+, so to me C is the pinnacle of programming languages (not C++). I'll shut up now before I further offend python programmers/developers.

- Matt
#____Total Work Done____Todays WD_______AWD________overtake________Team-name
01______345.499.171______553.476______524.720______impossible______SETI.USA
02______281.493.872______370.345______343.986______impossible______SETI.Germany
03______121.694.702______194.292______188.242______impossible______L'Alliance Francophone
04______111.387.291_______69.241_______60.813______impossible______BroadbandReports.com Team Starfire
05______103.018.446______153.155______135.840______impossible______BOINC Synergy
06_______93.349.488_______79.857_______73.924______impossible______Czech National Team
07_______83.987.700_______86.627_______89.666______impossible______SETI@Netherlands
08_______70.424.022______140.323______135.710______impossible______The Knights Who Say Ni!
09_______43.699.203______-21.628______-18.505______2.361 days______OcUK - Overclockers UK
10_______38.330.105_______31.299_______41.654______impossible______Team Art Bell
11_______37.017.917_______45.097_______30.262______impossible______Overclockers.com
12_______33.532.658_______28.051_______31.958______impossible______Team 2ch
13_______30.611.559______-54.148______-41.603________736 days______BOINC.Italy
14_______28.820.599_______27.429_______38.298______impossible______The Planetary Society
15_______26.035.210_______46.238_______58.931______impossible______Team MacNN
16_______17.137.846______-32.230______-13.947______1.229 days______Ars Technica
17________4.205.599______-35.074______-24.284________173 days______Universe Examiners
18__________859.206_______19.405_______21.758______impossible______SETI@Taiwan
19__________436.030_______-1.455________6.372______impossible______Phoenix Rising
20_______60.803.060______122.477______101.379______notanoption_____TeAm AnandTech
21_______-3.729.829_______47.729_______48.183_________77 days______Team China
22_______-5.163.983_______-6.415__________198_____26.081 days______Team Starfire World BOINC
23______-10.083.004______-40.411______-25.348______impossible______Hewlett-Packard
24______-10.985.096_______-8.738_______-4.191______impossible______Canada
25______-11.247.284______-32.416______-18.170______impossible______Dutch Power Cows
26______-11.254.240______-36.464______-20.990______impossible______Amateur Radio Operators
27______-12.045.854______-57.464______-41.013______impossible______PC Perspective Killer Frogs
28______-16.820.120______-47.746______-33.382______impossible______Team MacAddict
29______-17.714.305______-83.798______-60.945______impossible______2CPU.com
30______-17.733.046______-93.278______-73.355______impossible______Planet 3DNow!
31______-17.757.443______-49.996______-36.717______impossible______Team NIPPON
32______-19.069.309______-16.723_______-7.921______impossible______UK BOINC Team
33______-19.501.789______-27.288______-17.014______impossible______BOINC SETI@home RUSSIA
34______-19.922.344______-42.049______-26.495______impossible______BOINC@Denmark
35______-20.005.664______-45.826______-18.978______impossible______BOINC@AUSTRALIA
36______-20.425.002______-38.820______-29.142______impossible______Hungary
37______-20.798.538______-10.392_______-4.494______impossible______US NAVY
38______-23.191.888______-65.902______-54.092______impossible______Portugal@Home
39______-23.826.818______-25.188______-15.973______impossible______U.S.Air Force
40______-25.137.852_______63.434_______59.137________425 days______AUSTRIA - NATIONAL - TEAM
41______-26.256.162______-54.587______-41.946______impossible______SETI.hr
42______-27.391.234______-61.739______-46.863______impossible______SETI@klamm.de
43______-27.687.890_____-103.682______-84.867______impossible______Picard
44______-28.397.156______-97.475______-79.956______impossible______LittleWhiteDog
45______-28.886.979______-77.321______-58.096______impossible______Team EDGE
46______-29.217.845______-68.573______-55.885______impossible______HispaSeti & BOINC
47______-30.938.017______-54.642______-37.311______impossible______BOINC.SK
48______-31.054.225______-63.062______-52.150______impossible______SETI Sverige [Sweden]
49______-33.358.865______-81.022______-66.525______impossible______BOINC UK
50______-33.854.437______-78.327______-61.424______impossible______PurePC.pl

Appart for Anandtech's stats, it shows how much more/less than Anandtech.
Also shows based on Average Work Done how many days for Anandtech to overtake the team, or be overtaken by a team behind

 

Zim Hosein

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Thanks for the SETI@home daily stats and tech news Rattledagger! :beer:
 

Assimilator1

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Awesome output! ,we're almost closing in on TPRs output :D

I'll shut up now before I further offend python programmers/developers.
lol :D

Mini-fleet news (& self reminder :p)

I need to fix my landladies PC (it runs alot of SETI for me) ,damn thing's playing up yet again! (so far 2 dead PSUs,Antec! ,1 dead HDD,WD & 1 dead 9250 card in 3yrs!).
Now something more central is dieing :( ,stupid thing won't run at its rated 166MHz FSB ,only 100MHz.Being an XP2600 (1.92GHz) it's not exactly blazingly fast normally ,but now crippled to ~1.2GHz it's positively slow!.
Somehow I've got to test at least the RAM (np) & CPU ,which is going to be tricky seeing as I don't have a skt A rig anymore......

RD
Could you put a line or 2 about the SETI race at the tops of your stats posts? ,I know alot of people read these stats even if they don't post ,& we need the pimping it seems ;)
Thanks for the stats.
 

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