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Message 1229214 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 21:22:51 UTC

Looks like the work unit limit has been raised. One of my machines that was limited to 550 tasks now has over 600 waiting.



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Message 1229221 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 21:27:39 UTC - in response to Message 1229214.

Yep, I've noticed the same thing on my cruncher. Don't know if the CPU limits are raised too.



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Message 1229235 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 21:52:45 UTC - in response to Message 1229221.

Matt switched the download servers for a new one, I just read in Tecnical News, maybe that's the reason.


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Message 1229242 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 22:26:06 UTC - in response to Message 1229214.
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Looks like the work unit limit has been raised. One of my machines that was limited to 550 tasks now has over 600 waiting.

From the list of your machines it looks like you have 2 that would have limits of 600 and that would have a limit of 1000.
If you use a rescheduler to move tasks around you can easily have tasks over the limits. For example if you has 200 CPU & 400 GPU tasks and then moved 100 from the GPU to the CPU you would be able to download another 100 to the GPU.

Edit: Looking over several of my CPU only machines they are over their 50/CPU limit. As Matt didn't mention anything for this weeks maintenance about this it might have been an accident. Let us hope it is not.
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Message 1229248 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 22:32:12 UTC - in response to Message 1229242.

Looks like the work unit limit has been raised. One of my machines that was limited to 550 tasks now has over 600 waiting.

From the list of your machines it looks like you have 2 that would have limits of 600 and that would have a limit of 1000.
If you use a rescheduler to move tasks around you can easily have tasks over the limits. For example if you has 200 CPU & 400 GPU tasks and then moved 100 from the GPU to the CPU you would be able to download another 100 to the GPU.

Edit: Looking over several of my CPU only machines they are over their 50/CPU limit. As Matt didn't mention anything for this weeks maintenance about this it might have been an accident. Let us hope it is not.




No I only have 3 cores running on the cpus(50 each) plus 400 for the gpu=550. I don't use rescheduler.

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Message 1229251 - Posted: 8 May 2012, 22:36:16 UTC - in response to Message 1229248.

Looks like the work unit limit has been raised. One of my machines that was limited to 550 tasks now has over 600 waiting.

From the list of your machines it looks like you have 2 that would have limits of 600 and that would have a limit of 1000.
If you use a rescheduler to move tasks around you can easily have tasks over the limits. For example if you has 200 CPU & 400 GPU tasks and then moved 100 from the GPU to the CPU you would be able to download another 100 to the GPU.

Edit: Looking over several of my CPU only machines they are over their 50/CPU limit. As Matt didn't mention anything for this weeks maintenance about this it might have been an accident. Let us hope it is not.




No I only have 3 cores running on the cpus(50 each) plus 400 for the gpu=550. I don't use rescheduler.

I had thought when the values were changed to free up a processor for feeding the GPU it reported (3 processors) instead of (4 processors). I shall have to speak to my memory manager about this.
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Message 1229328 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 1:26:56 UTC

Hmm.. - yes, it looks like the limits were raised or ended..

My BOINC have > 400 WUs/GPU downloaded/ready for calculation.


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Message 1229565 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 16:11:35 UTC

When I checked my account a couple of hours ago, my i7 had 1753 tasks in progress. That's more than double its previous limit of 800. It may have actually gotten up to its total cache size (which I think is still set of 10 days).


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Message 1229586 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 16:40:31 UTC

At this point it does look like they have either disabled the limit or set it to a much higher value. It looks like the values for TDCF on my machines have shot up as well. A few of the faster ones went from around 1.1 to 1.9 now. So I'll watch and see what effect that has over the next few weeks.


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Message 1229597 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 17:02:41 UTC - in response to Message 1229586.

My I7 has over 800 tasks, more then usual and faster download
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Message 1229609 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 17:21:22 UTC

My i5 750 has 821 on the hdd at the moment...


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Message 1229616 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 17:44:41 UTC - in response to Message 1229609.

I'll see if I can get official word on this.




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Message 1229622 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 17:58:10 UTC - in response to Message 1229616.
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I'll see if I can get official word on this.

Whether by design or oversight, it's quite obvious that the limits have been raised, at least for GPUs.
Which is what many of us have been asking for.

I am guessing it's been raised by 100/GPU.
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Message 1229642 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 18:28:28 UTC - in response to Message 1229622.

I'll see if I can get official word on this.

Whether by design or oversight, it's quite obvious that the limits have been raised, at least for GPUs.
Which is what many of us have been asking for.

I am guessing it's been raised by 100/GPU.


More than that, my GTX560 has almost 1400 tasks currently.

It is the only GPU in that machine.

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Message 1229643 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 18:29:27 UTC - in response to Message 1229622.

I'll see if I can get official word on this.

Whether by design or oversight, it's quite obvious that the limits have been raised, at least for GPUs.
Which is what many of us have been asking for.

I am guessing it's been raised by 100/GPU.

IIRC the way it works is that they had set 50/CPU & then GPU's are considered 8 times as fast as CPU's so that resulted in GPU's getting 400/GPU. I have machines with 83/CPU right now. Someone reported they has more than 100/CPU on a system. Even with 100/CPU that would raise the GPU limit to 800/GPU.

It could just be a test to see if the changes on the server side are OK now. We will see I suppose.
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Message 1229748 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 22:28:30 UTC - in response to Message 1229622.

I'll see if I can get official word on this.

Whether by design or oversight, it's quite obvious that the limits have been raised, at least for GPUs.
Which is what many of us have been asking for.

I am guessing it's been raised by 100/GPU.

I'm not sure there is a limit at the moment. I have a Core-2 Quad that's stopped asking for more work around 652 "in progress", and an Athlon-X2/GTX560 that's still asking for more at over 1700. Both have preferences set for 10 days/10 days.

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Message 1229759 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 22:42:48 UTC
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I've got a single-GPU host which I'm using as a test probe. I'm not requesting CPU work, so it will give us an idea of how much higher than 400 the current limit is set.

860 and counting.
Edit - 897 just as I clicked 'post'.
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Message 1229761 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 22:47:14 UTC - in response to Message 1229748.

My i7-2600K and two GPU's old limit was 1200 Wu's, a bit earlier it was sat at exactly 1700 Wu's, not sure if that was the maximum allowed for my host,

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Message 1229763 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 22:48:51 UTC

I´m already at the double cache as it was before.


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Message 1229764 - Posted: 9 May 2012, 22:49:57 UTC

I'm over 1600 units from a limit of 1100. Piggy is at the trough....

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