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Profile SenecaProject Donor
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Message 1081748 - Posted: 26 Feb 2011, 20:29:27 UTC

I admit that my PC is not state-of-the art anymore, but anyhow I try to give the best out of it.

With the current seti@home workunits no problem arises - the average CPU demand is somewhat around 15 hours, an amount that could be easy done even with a P4/2.6 not running 24/7/365.

Unfortunately I got an anstropulse packet on some weeks agot that ran well over 100 hours CPU time, and when I finally finished it, the packet was 2 days overdue - no credit emerged from it.

I thought the packets are sized to not overload the clients with undue big sized packets ? I would prefer that packets are well sized even for the slower clients out in the wild - the seti@home standard packet for me (~15hrs) would fit that criterium well ....
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Message 1081749 - Posted: 26 Feb 2011, 20:32:49 UTC - in response to Message 1081748.

It is unusual that 100 hours was not within the deadline. But if you find the Astropulse units too large, you can turn them off in your preference, and accept only standard units.

Others are happy to get them.


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Message 1081777 - Posted: 26 Feb 2011, 22:11:36 UTC - in response to Message 1081748.
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Your PCs are hidden, so I don't know if you have optimized project applications installed.

They would reduce the calculation times.

If you're interested, have a look in my profile.

S@h Enhanced - ~ 1 h : 45 mins (normal AR WU)
AP - ~ 10 hours
..on my E7600 with opt. apps.

Profile Fred J. Verster
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Message 1083175 - Posted: 3 Mar 2011, 10:23:52 UTC - in response to Message 1081777.
Last modified: 3 Mar 2011, 10:26:54 UTC

I've got 4 Astropulse WU's running, atm. on my XP64 rig, they take a
little over 8 hours to complete. Some take 9 hours.


does work OK on X9650, runs just a little more then 3GHz. Nice amount of credit,

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