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Message 2388 - Posted: 5 Dec 2012, 19:43:20 UTC

If you've been tracking the development of jobs from the progress bars on our homepage, you may have noticed that recent jobs are finishing much sooner than expected. This is due to the introduction of intelligent search algorithms to our server-side software. These algorithms allow us to find an optimal solution for a model without having to fully enumerate and compute every node in a job's parameter space. Once a solution is determined to be optimal, or optimal enough, the job terminates. These methods greatly speed up the cycle of generation, computation, and evaluation of models. Our view is that it is only through the combined use of intelligent search and distributed computing can we meet our far-term scientific and technological objectives, both as a research team and as a broader research community. While in time we will introduce better indicators of progress, for now simply understand that the progress bars are not always a guarantee of work for the foreseeable future.

Additionally, some have noted that they are experiencing problems updating their passwords from their account pages. This is due to some outdated URL redirection that is no longer necessary. Consequently, we have changed the master URL of our project to "http://mindmodeling.org/". Any webpages appended with "/beta" will still work, including communication between clients and our scheduler, but you should switch over to the new URL as soon as possible. Please let us know if any issues persist, or new ones arise.

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Message 2390 - Posted: 5 Dec 2012, 19:57:31 UTC - in response to Message 2388.
Last modified: 5 Dec 2012, 19:58:33 UTC

This means:
1. we should dettach and reattach to the new url?
2. The project is no longer in a beta stage?
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Message 2391 - Posted: 5 Dec 2012, 20:04:05 UTC - in response to Message 2390.

Yes, I would suggest detaching and reattaching, otherwise your event log will be filled with messages like the following:

Wed Dec 5 13:45:33 2012 | MindModeling@Beta | You used the wrong URL for this project. When convenient, remove this project, then add http://mindmodeling.org/


But no, we are still in Beta status. The change was made solely to fix bugs related to URL redirection.

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Message 2392 - Posted: 5 Dec 2012, 23:02:21 UTC - in response to Message 2391.

I did as you suggested, detached and reattached, then updated. However I am still getting the message in my event log following updating about the URL needing to be updated for the project.

This project is not able to be attached thru BOINC itself for me but only thru BoincStats/BAM. Have you updated the URL information there so that when I reattach it gives the new URL there?


Or is there another way that I'm not aware of to get this easily updated?


This was the most recent messages I had regarding this issue and it was right after I had just finished detaching and reattaching and updating the project:

12/5/2012 5:56:03 PM | MindModeling@Beta | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
12/5/2012 5:56:03 PM | MindModeling@Beta | Requesting new tasks for CPU
12/5/2012 5:56:11 PM | MindModeling@Beta | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
12/5/2012 5:56:11 PM | MindModeling@Beta | You used the wrong URL for this project
12/5/2012 5:56:11 PM | MindModeling@Beta | The correct URL is http://mindmodeling.org/
12/5/2012 5:56:11 PM | MindModeling@Beta | Using the wrong URL can cause problems in some cases.
12/5/2012 5:56:11 PM | MindModeling@Beta | When convenient, detach this project, then reattach to http://mindmodeling.org/
12/5/2012 5:56:11 PM | MindModeling@Beta | Message from server: Project has no tasks available

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Message 2393 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 15:31:05 UTC - in response to Message 2392.
Last modified: 6 Dec 2012, 15:45:36 UTC

I was able to attach without any issues using the Mac BOINC client and the new URL. When you type in the URL for the project, does it say it cannot be not found?

Regarding BoincStats/BAM, I have not updated the project URL through that service yet.

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Message 2394 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 18:34:42 UTC - in response to Message 2393.

The URL works just fine.

But I cannot sign onto the project thru the BOINC service that I have access to via my normal useage (another thing that should be fixed), only via the BAM service so please update that so I can go in and do this update for the project. I'm sure there are other windows users who haven't realized this is a problem for them yet too.

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Message 2395 - Posted: 6 Dec 2012, 22:35:09 UTC - in response to Message 2394.

It is still not clear to me why you can't attach to the project through the BOINC client (I've now tested it on Windows and Mac), but I have requested that the MindModeling.org URL be updated for BAM users. And as far as I know, I do not have direct control over this.

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Message 2397 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 1:21:02 UTC - in response to Message 2395.

Apparently its been fixed at Boinstats as looking back at my eventlogs, at approx 2:30 this morning the update occured while I was sleeping so it's been taken care of automatically for all of us like its supposed to.

Thanks for getting them to upgrade the URL!

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Message 2398 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 1:26:11 UTC - in response to Message 2395.

I don't know why I can't attach to this project either, but its not listed in the projects that I can attach to under BOINC. I've checked several times. There are other projects that I can only attach to thru Boinstats too and not directly via BOINC itself - for instance Quake Catcher Network, or Correlizer are two examples that are not on the BOINC list either.

Thanks for your help with this today. I am very appreciative!

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Message 2399 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 3:34:14 UTC - in response to Message 2398.

No problem!

When you go to add a project, instead of selecting a project from the list you can directly edit the Project URL field and type 'http://mindmodeling.org/'. This requires that you know the URL of the project in advance of course, but like you said, you can always join via BAM instead. And in regards to that, I believe BAM is updated with the new URL now. See the link below:

http://boincstats.com/en/forum/10/8066,1

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Message 2426 - Posted: 2 Jan 2013, 0:18:17 UTC

Hi all and happy new year. I get no work units.

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Message 2429 - Posted: 3 Jan 2013, 15:46:35 UTC - in response to Message 2426.

Happy New Year!

Sorry, QuixOr, but we have exhausted all of the jobs that were in our queue. New cognitive models are currently in development.

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Message 2439 - Posted: 4 Jan 2013, 14:35:17 UTC - in response to Message 2426.

Good news! Looks like we'll have some new work for a little while! Please contribute when you can :)

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