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Message 6201 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 18:44:02 UTC

Normaly the set client finishes a WU in under 4 hours,boinc says 4hours and 25 minutes are needed.
So far so good....

But today I downloaded two workunits that need 26 hours and 25 minutes?????

Does anyone know whats with the increase in time needed?

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Message 6210 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 19:01:55 UTC

They should process in a normal time. I have completed a few and that is what happens...



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Message 6220 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 19:54:49 UTC

Thank you.....

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Message 6231 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 20:34:21 UTC

yeah but it screws the cache up, no wonder the splitters caught up!

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Message 6232 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 20:51:30 UTC - in response to Message 6231.

> yeah but it screws the cache up, no wonder the splitters caught up!
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yes and then low-water mark, and high-water mark is useless...or getting in disorder.


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Message 6235 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 21:03:22 UTC

>>> Seti@Home, it is really about the science, isn’t it!!

Believe that, and you've alienated vast numbers of crunchers. It is the competitive element that keeps people on board.
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Message 6236 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 21:05:47 UTC
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Well the system is working, as the last WUWUtm gets to about 50% completed, on my P4 1.8, BOINC downloads 1 more WUWUtm, with a completiom time of 41 hrs (they complete in a normal time frame).
On the p4 3.0 I am still waiting for my 5 WUWUstm to crunch, will report back what happens when I hit the low water mark......;o)



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Message 6286 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 23:41:31 UTC

THe p4 3.0 is being kept at 5 WUWUs, so I will be crunching steady.




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Message 6317 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 1:13:01 UTC
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From Rom
"Okay, it seems one of the SAH dev's noticed a trend on a large number of
machines where they were off by a factor of 6. So he adjusted the splitter
estimates by increasing them by a factor of 6."
Should have been only for Alpha wu's

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Message 6344 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 3:17:06 UTC

Well I just hit my low water mark and I've gotten WUs with completion times that are in line with what I used to get before this 'anomaly'. I'm working through 4 units with completion times of 17:17:29. They've always finished at around 2:14:40. The new WUs that I just got have a completion time of 2:52:50.

I think everything's good for now.

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Message 6351 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 3:58:57 UTC - in response to Message 6317.
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By fharmon but....

> From Rom
> "Okay, it seems one of the SAH dev's noticed a trend on a large number of
> machines where they were off by a factor of 6. So he adjusted the splitter
> estimates by increasing them by a factor of 6."
> Should have been only for Alpha wu's
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Ok... Maybe the reason is that the benchmarks are very, very wrong!

My Intel Cent 2.2g box running redhat has CONSISTANTLY been asking for 3-6 times the work of my P4 2.4g box on win2k! (same profile. since the beta, and I was told not to worry! Well, it's wrong even today!)
Both machine complete a WU within an hour of each other).

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Your quote from from ROM (I can't find the message!) to me says "attack the symptom and not the cause! The only way this software will be ready is if the "cause" is corrected!


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Message 6371 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 5:03:11 UTC

The Dev team is working on the soulution to the estimated completion time problem.
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