What is Validate State Invalid?

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Most of the times when your result is given an invalid validate state it is because inconsistencies were found in the result you sent back. The project doesn't take all data back and puts it in a database, it'll want to verify that the data you sent back isn't just a chapter of your favorite cook book. And thus, they validate it against another computer.

Only when both results from both computers match each-other, is a copy put in the science database, credits granted etc. If they do not match, a third copy of this task is sent out and done by another computer. When that one sends its result back, is that checked against the two that were available before. The result matching the third one gets credit, the one not matching does not get credit.

That's what the validate state invalid means in a nutshell.

Original writer Original FAQ Date
Jorden 527 10-05-2010