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Message 1240 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 16:11:26 UTC

As I understand it, each WU is dispatched to 3 different computers and only when all 3 have arrived at the same result, is anyone granted a credit.
It would be quite nice it the WU was dispatched to 3 computers that worked at roughly the same speed:-)

As it stands I have 'n' WU's completed and am awaiting 2 slower machines completing their runs on those WU's. Now I dont have the fastest machine on the planet, but I can imagine what the person who does must be feeling when they complete 200+WU per diem and the other machines are only completing 1 WU per month:-/

Since Boinc can and does benchmark the machine its running on, the use of that benchmark result to select other machines of a similar benchmark is possible if the benchmark result is transmitted to the boinc server and there is software on the server capable of acting on that data.

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Message 1305 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 19:15:08 UTC

Nice concept, but that's asking a bit much of the scheduler.

It's really not that bad. In beta, there was a fairly limited number of participants, so you would get some fairly large pending credit lists. I suspect the turnaround time to improve with the public release, as there will be many more people processing WUs. :)

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Message 1344 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 20:03:22 UTC

Another factor is the queue length. Even with a fast processor if I have my queue set to 7 days max and .5 days min, it will be 6.5 days before any of the work is returned.
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Message 1365 - Posted: 24 Jun 2004, 20:23:46 UTC - in response to Message 1344.

> Another factor is the queue length. Even with a fast processor if I have my
> queue set to 7 days max and .5 days min, it will be 6.5 days before any of the
> work is returned.

Good point John. :)

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Message 5497 - Posted: 9 Jul 2004, 1:34:27 UTC - in response to Message 1365.

> > Another factor is the queue length. Even with a fast processor if I have
> my
> > queue set to 7 days max and .5 days min, it will be 6.5 days before any
> of the
> > work is returned.
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> Good point John. :)
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unless of course, you are working ont he computer and manually return the wu's, like I do
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Message 6133 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 15:00:01 UTC - in response to Message 5497.

> unless of course, you are working ont he computer and manually return the
> wu's, like I do
> ttyl
> Jeff
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how can I return my WU´s manually????????????????????????????? :-?

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Message 6179 - Posted: 10 Jul 2004, 17:26:18 UTC - in response to Message 1305.

> Nice concept, but that's asking a bit much of the scheduler.
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> It's really not that bad. In beta, there was a fairly limited number of
> participants, so you would get some fairly large pending credit lists. I
> suspect the turnaround time to improve with the public release, as there will
> be many more people processing WUs. :)
>
What happens is one of the other 2 copies of 'my' WU gets lost? Do I never get credit?

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Message 6366 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 4:33:43 UTC - in response to Message 6133.

> > unless of course, you are working ont he computer and manually return
> the
> > wu's, like I do
> > ttyl
> > Jeff
> >
> how can I return my WU´s manually????????????????????????????? :-?
>
Right click on the project, and Update.

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Message 6367 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 4:36:12 UTC - in response to Message 6179.

> > Nice concept, but that's asking a bit much of the scheduler.
> >
> > It's really not that bad. In beta, there was a fairly limited number of
> > participants, so you would get some fairly large pending credit lists. I
> > suspect the turnaround time to improve with the public release, as there
> will
> > be many more people processing WUs. :)
> >
> What happens is one of the other 2 copies of 'my' WU gets lost? Do I never
> get credit?
>
If a result is not returned within the deadline (S@H 2 weeks, Predictor 5 days, CPDN rumored to be 6 months, F@H rumored to be 5 days), the WU is sent out to the number of hosts that did not return it in time. If one of those does not return the WU in time, the process repeats. The deadline is from the time that the WU is downloaded to the host.

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Message 6456 - Posted: 11 Jul 2004, 10:58:19 UTC - in response to Message 6366.

> > > unless of course, you are working ont he computer and manually
> return
> > the
> > > wu's, like I do
> > > ttyl
> > > Jeff
> > >
> > how can I return my WU´s manually????????????????????????????? :-?
> >
> Right click on the project, and Update.
> <a> href="http://www.boinc.dk/index.php?page=user_statistics&userid=9915">
>
>right click on projekt only says: "show Graphics"

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