No points, is science still advanced?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by RugoseCone, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. RugoseCone macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2002
    Has anyone else ever finished a tinker (or two in my case) and sent the results back successfully, only to receive no credit for them? They were completed at least eight hours ago if not longer.

    Just seems a bit unfortunate to churn away at them for two days and have the cycles seemingly gone to waste. I don't mean in the sense that I didn't get points, but the points are the only indicator one really has that things went correctly. So my assumption is, since no points or additional WU's were posted to my stats, the data was no good... hence wasted cycles and/or flawed results?
  2. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
  3. RugoseCone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2002
    I'm not too concerned about that. Whether I get the points or not is no big deal.

    I'm just curious if they don't post, did something happen to my returned data or was it somehow flawed? I've had WU's quit halfway through before, but this just struck me as a little odd.
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    Some work units take longer than others due to duplicates and slow processing but it's usually about the receiving server being too busy to handle all the work.
  5. Dreadnought macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2002
    Almere, The Netherlands
    it happened to me a couple of times. But that was because I was sending the finished WU's from my computer from work to home and then send them to Stanford. Didn't get any points for those... Couldn't send them directly from computer at work because there was no way to get around the firewall. Our firewall probably sees the WU's as virusses... And Stanford sees those WU's somehow as illegal or something.
  6. RugoseCone thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 22, 2002
    Well, it's been 48 hours since I sent the finished WU's and nothing posted. Kinda strange. I have gotten credited for the two I finished this morning though.

    Certainly no situation like Dred's, so I can't explain it. It would still seem that since no points or increased WU's were attributed to my "account", something went wrong.

    Oh well, no biggie. Everything seems to be working as it should again. Now if I could just get the darn side door to stop leaking when it rains...

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