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Tom Gutman
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Message 6244 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 21:39:18 UTC

Are the new time estimates for real? Units used to be estimated at abut 3.5 hours. That was fairly reasonable, with actual time varying from about 2.5 hours to 5 hours. Suddenly the last two units came with estimates of 21 hours. Have the work units changed, so that these are reasonable, or has something gone bonkers with the estimation mechanism? I checked my CPU, and the benchmark values shown seem reasonable.

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Message 6262 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 22:26:46 UTC

The WUs will actually process in the same length of time as a normal WU.

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Message 6648 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 20:36:53 UTC

The should be back to normal, or so i have heard :)

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Message 7623 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 10:39:19 UTC

I suspect they are doing it to throttle the number of WU's going out. Since the caching algorithms work on time, it would mean a user would d/l less number of wu's to fill the cache requirement. But that's only a guess.

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Message 7644 - Posted: 14 Jul 2004, 11:10:31 UTC - in response to Message 7623.

> I suspect they are doing it to throttle the number of WU's going out. Since
> the caching algorithms work on time, it would mean a user would d/l less
> number of wu's to fill the cache requirement. But that's only a guess.

No, it was a mistake that should be remedied soon.

They wouldn't need to limit downloads like that anyway. Remember, they have absolute control over how many WUs a host receives per day. There is a current limit of 50 WUs per host. They could just as easy make it 4 WUs if they wanted to limit downloads.

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