24 hour outage

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24 hour outage

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:09 pm

Volunteers, we'll be doing server maintenance on Thursday, Sept 10 beginning at 14:00 UTC.

We will not be uploading and downloading work units during the maintenance window (~24 hrs), but the website will remain accessible during this time. https://ibm.co/3h8SDlh
4pm: Update 1: We have begun our server maintenance, and it's expected to last approximately 24 hours. Our website and forum should remain up during this time.
https://twitter.com/WCGrid
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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by Woodles » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:36 pm

Saw that but didn't realise it was today, I'll have to make sure there's alternative projects selected.

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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:38 pm

I just found every host sitting empty, I didn't realise it was happening so I thought id do a quick post.
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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:58 pm

Update 2: While our server maintenance is going on, our tech team has decided to do another update that will take down our website/forum for approximately 30 minutes. This will save us from having another planned outage in the near future.

Thanks to everyone for your patience.
https://twitter.com/WCGrid/status/1303427245164421123
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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by ChelseaOilman » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:08 pm

Just when I was getting beta SCC tasks. :(

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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by chriscambridge » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:33 pm

There seems to be quite a few beta SCC tasks atm, when I last checked I had 35 pages (520 tasks) sitting pending verification so I guess these will continue after the outage.
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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by Woodles » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:05 am

I was trying to balance out my projects but the smaller ones don't seem to have much work at the moment.

I did also manage to pick up some of the beta tasks though.

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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by chriscambridge » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:38 pm

the smaller ones don't seem to have much work at the moment
I tend to keep HSTB and BETA projects always selected as these tasks are not very frequent, so if you're after a given badge better to grab them when you can.

The other projects normally tend to give out constant work; given any current project circumstances.

Every month WCG releases a news article for each project where they give you an exact up to date on what's happening with the project, including availability of tasks.

https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/abou ... layNews.do
From the August news article for OP-C19

GPU version: The World Community Grid development team is starting to create work units for initial alpha testing. Their current issue is creating work units that can run on both CPU and GPU, rather than needing to create two different versions, which would add complexity to the project. The next step within IBM will be a security review of the new version. The work is ongoing and there's currently no estimate for when it will be completed.
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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by Woodles » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:18 am

We are doing a file system check on our servers on Wednesday, September 16, beginning at 17:00 UTC.

We will be conducting a file system check on our servers on Wednesday, September 16, beginning at 17:00 UTC. We anticipate that the work will take approximately 6 hours.
https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/abou ... icleId=646

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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by chriscambridge » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:39 am

Thanks Mark I was completely unaware of this.
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Re: 24 hour outage

Post by Woodles » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:56 am

Better stock up, there's only seven hours to go!

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