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Message 893122 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 19:19:56 UTC

What I do when the CUDA completion time is way out is to change the <flops></flops> number in the app_info.xml file. When I started my flops was 3.000.000.000, but since BOINC keeps recalculate the completion time I now have it set to 10.000.000.000 flops after I have changed it several times. The finishing time isn't that important I think, problem is that the additional work buffer setting gets affected.

I've always wondered why when a CPU WU finishes and BOINC recalculate the completion time, it also changes the GPU completion time, same when a GPU WU finishes, it changes the CPU completion time, what's the idea with that?

Anyway, I would like an option of either stopping BOINC recalculating the completion time when I want or an option where instead of the additional work buffer I can say who many of each different WUs I want in the cache.

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Message 893125 - Posted: 9 May 2009, 19:30:22 UTC - in response to Message 893122.

What I do when the CUDA completion time is way out is to change the <flops></flops> number in the app_info.xml file. When I started my flops was 3.000.000.000, but since BOINC keeps recalculate the completion time I now have it set to 10.000.000.000 flops after I have changed it several times. The finishing time isn't that important I think, problem is that the additional work buffer setting gets affected.

I've always wondered why when a CPU WU finishes and BOINC recalculate the completion time, it also changes the GPU completion time, same when a GPU WU finishes, it changes the CPU completion time, what's the idea with that?

Anyway, I would like an option of either stopping BOINC recalculating the completion time when I want or an option where instead of the additional work buffer I can say who many of each different WUs I want in the cache.

Because there is only one duration_correction_factor per project. The plan is to (eventually) make it one DCF per application.
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