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There have been issues in the past with some users on Milkyway aborting select Work units.
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Hello all,

It has come to our attention that some users have been setting their BOINC clients to auto abort work units from specific applications. Doing this sends an error results back to our server which then causes some work units to be unable to validate. Essentially, it prevents some of our hard working crunchers from getting their due credits. The proper way to prevent yourself from getting work units from a specific applications such as our beta applications N-Body or Modified Fit, is to go to your account page on our website (http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/home.php). Under the Preferences section please select the link for your preferences for this project. There will then be a link to edit these preferences on this page. Halfway down your preferences, there will be some check boxes in the "Run only the selected applications" section. You will only receive work units for the applications you have check marks next to. For reference: [email protected] is our flagship application and is considered stable and in its final released state; [email protected] N-body Simulation is our beta version N-body simulation and orbit fit program; [email protected] Separation is an, as of now, unused application; [email protected] Separation (Modified Fit) is our beta version separation code testing new models for both streams and background in the Milky Way Halo. As usual if you have any issues with this method or questions about it please post them here. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this.

Thank you,

Jake W.

TL;DR: If you are auto-aborting work units please stop and use the method above to prevent users from losing credits and to prevent problems in our algorithms.
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=3363

For Milkyway

Step ONE:
Go to http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/ or the url for the project

Step TWO:
Go to your account page i.e. http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/home.php


STEP THREE:
Log in.

STEP FOUR:
Go to preferences for this project


STEP FIVE:
Go to Edit [email protected] preferences (http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/prefs.php?subset=project)
if the above doesn't bring you there

STEP SIX:
Uncheck Work units you don't want. & press Update Preferences button


STEP SEVEN:
Issue the Update command from the BOINC Manager


That's what is meant by "Run only the selected applications"

Milkyway Instructions - Abridged short version
STEP ONE:
Go to Edit [email protected] preferences (http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/prefs.php?subset=project)

STEP TWO:
Uncheck Work units you don't want. Press Update Preferences button


STEP THREE:
Issue the Update command from the BOINC Manager


For Einstein:
STEP ONE:
In BOINC Manager press Your Account

STEP TWO:
Log in
STEP THREE:
Edit preferences for this project (http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/prefs.php?subset=project)

STEP FOUR:
Edit main preferences

STEP FIVE:
Uncheck the projects you don't want. Then Press Update Preferences button

STEP SIX:
Issue the Update command from the BOINC Manager


For SETI (short version)
STEP ONE: Go to http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project
STEP TWO: Uncheck projects you don't want. Press Update Preferences button

STEP THREE:
Issue the Update command from the BOINC Manager

Overview of "applications"
* [email protected] Enhanced --> see http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_enhanced.php
* [email protected] v7
* AstroPulse v6 ---> extremely large / long duration WUs that run on "High Priority"

Hope that helps

- αC
 
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