Posts by Bill Michael

1) Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Please give some idea when the project will be active again. Ko:szi (Message 9276)
Posted 271 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
A year later, no reply... I think that answers the question.
2) Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Everything on Windows 10 erroring out (Message 9241)
Posted 715 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
Let through a few more results on a Windows box, same problem, so it isn't fixed on your end. Is anybody from the project monitoring these boards?
3) Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Everything on Windows 10 erroring out (Message 9240)
Posted 729 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
Every task coming to any of my Windows 10 hosts is running for about 2 minutes then "exiting with code 0 but no finished file" and restarting, over and over. Only way out is to abort each task or reset the project!

Reset doesn't fix it, either - next batch of tasks, same problem. Unix host is working fine. All are running the latest BOINC.
4) Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Ad@m\'s BLOG (page 2) (Message 1378)
Posted 4353 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
So glad we had the long delay so it could all be \"tested\"...
5) Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Zero credits?? (Message 1360)
Posted 4355 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
There have been many cases of \"zero credit\" through the life of the project. In some cases, Adam has gone back and fixed it and credit was awarded. In other cases, he promised for months to do so but never did, and those results were deleted with the upgrade to V5 so now cannot be given credit.

Between that and all these current problems (which I thought is _why_ the delay to installing V5, to TEST?), plus changing the WUs with no notice (and taking out checkpoints!) at the same time as the upgrade, I\'ve given up. I feel sorry for Adam trying to run a one-man operation, but my CPU time can be better spent somewhere that is willing to provide the minimal resources to run a BOINC project. SZTAKI got 5K credits worth of time from me. If it\'s still around in a year or two, and appears to be decently run and managed, I\'ll check back.


6) Message boards : DesktopGrid Kávézó : TEAM RECRUITMENT THREAD (Message 1215)
Posted 4362 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
Any Team MacAddict member who would like to take over as the owner of this team, please contact me so I can transfer it to you. Will check back here every few days, or you can email me at firstname dot lastname at comcast dot net.
7) Message boards : Észrevételek, tapasztalatok : 0 credits because of too many total results (Message 1214)
Posted 4362 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
Well, I guess they found ONE way to solve the problem - just delete all the results. So much for all the promises to give credit on them.
8) Message boards : Észrevételek, tapasztalatok : At log in BOINC shows (Message 1160)
Posted 4365 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
s: Win XP Home Ed. SP2, firewall: ZoneAlarm, BOINC vers. 5.2.5


SZTAKI will not work with BOINC V5.x yet.
9) Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Version 5.x of Server Software (Message 1131)
Posted 4374 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
I love it... I detach from the project, finally giving up, on Saturday. On Sunday, I'm the "user of the day".
10) Message boards : SZTAKI Desktop Grid : Version 5.x of Server Software (Message 1118)
Posted 4376 days ago by Profile Bill Michael
You can quite easily determine which projects are well-run and which are poorly-run - just look at how frequently the project staff posts on the message boards. SETI is one of the worst, but Predictor and now SZTAKI are rapidly catching up, if not passing them. It's a shame, because SZTAKI at least started out as one of the best. Einstein is still quite decent, and Rosetta is great. No idea about any others. I've cut SETI, SZTAKI, and Predictor back quite a bit on my resource share to give more to the projects that still seem interested in having people contributing.

All we've heard from SZTAKI is one delay after another - and I'm _not_ blaming Adam, it's obvious he is not the one in charge, and he may well be doing all he can. Regardless, I'll be installing V5 on my last computer this weekend, and thus detaching from the project. Predictor may soon follow. SETI is already down to being run only on the slower Macs that just can't handle longer WUs, but when SETI Enhanced ships, those will probably move to Rosetta (assuming they have their Mac bug fixed - otherwise, already would). Heck, without the "funn" but unresponsive projects, maybe I'll have enough RAC available to consider CPDN!


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