Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Problems with certain PS3 WUs? Server VSP06 was down

If your PS3 has had trouble returning work units from Projects 4044, 4045 (the big 1,250 pointers) & 4900 (310 points) then it's because a few days ago one of the four PS3 Servers, VSP06 - was down. Vijay Pande had reported the server's downtime on his blog.

Looking at VSP06's log, the server was down between 7:45 PM PDT, Saturday 30 August and 3:10 PM PDT, Sunday 31 August. If your an East Coast Aussie like myself, then the times translate to 12:45 PM AEST, Sunday 31 August to 8:10 AM AEST, Monday 1st September.

So for approximatley 19 & 1/2 hours, the server was out of action, and it meant that if you had one of the above mentioned work units to return, you would've had to have waited for the server to start up again. Nobody should have had any problems receiving new work units however, as your PS3 would still have 3 different servers to download a work unit from.

PDT = Pacific Daylight Time = GMT-7
AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time = GMT+10

Points Milestone - Lahm_Family_PS3 - 5k

My 2nd Playstation (the old man's) - Lahm_Family_PS3 has now passed the 5,000 points milestone!

Receiving 5,750 points from only 7 work units, it's certainly getting a good average Points/WU return. That's because it's crunched a few big 1,250 work units from Project 4044 & 4045. It's now positioned 265,223rd of 1,064,129 all-time folders.

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