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Users Auto-Aborting Work Units

26 Sep 2013, 19:41 UTC
Users Auto-Aborting 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: Milkyway@home is our flagship application and is considered stable and in its final released state; Milkyway@home N-body Simulation is our beta version N-body simulation and orbit fit program; Milkyway@home Separation is an, as of now, unused application; Milkyway@home Separation (Modified Fit) is our beta ...

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