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Message 1227484 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 1:23:44 UTC - in response to Message 1227481.  
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Are we hopefull of another tweak to the APR numbers & the possibility of the serverside limits being raised again next week?

If they do another tweak to the APR, I suspect they would still have to wait at least another 2-3 weeks for hosts to settle before adjusting the limits.

But there was no adjustment to the severside limits with the last tweak (which as very, very small). So i can't see any problem doubling the present limits, or at the very least upping them by half.
Even if they were to tripple the current limits, i couldn't imagine even the slowest of hosts running into missed deadline issues.

Oh, I do not disagree that I would luv to see an increase in the limits, although even the kittyman must admit that with the enhanced server availability over the last month or so, it has become less of a concern for now.

I am just giving my gut feelings on how they will handle it.
And I don't know how many more tweaks will be required until the APR numbers are where the boyz think they should be.
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Message 1227585 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 3:43:05 UTC

Is there enough bandwidth to support an increase in limits?
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Message 1227586 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 3:46:38 UTC - in response to Message 1227585.  

Is there enough bandwidth to support an increase in limits?

Not yet, but don't panic.
There are rumors of something coming up that might better support what we have now.
All I can say.
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Message 1227602 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 4:30:41 UTC - in response to Message 1227585.  

Is there enough bandwidth to support an increase in limits?

There wasn't enough bandwidth even when the limits were at their smallest.
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Message 1227697 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 8:12:51 UTC - in response to Message 1227474.  


Are we hopefull of another tweak to the APR numbers & the possibility of the serverside limits being raised again next week?

IF they do another tweak to the APR, I suspect they would still have to wait at least another 2-3 weeks for hosts to settle before adjusting the limits.

The current APR cap - after two rounds of tweaks - is high enough that only the very fastest GPUs are still being capped. Those hosts are fast enough that they should be able to burn through any pre-tweak tasks in a couple of days after the next (and final) adjustment.

Then, it'll be a question for the labs: do they want to go back to the size of database they were running before the caps were put in place?

And for the users: do we want to go back to the five or six hour maintenance outages that the bloated database needed for backup and compaction? And, with the newer and more reliable servers, do we need 10-day caches all the time?
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Message 1227703 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 8:25:26 UTC - in response to Message 1227697.  

No problems here. I haven't been out of work
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Message 1227715 - Posted: 5 May 2012, 8:59:51 UTC - in response to Message 1227697.  

And, with the newer and more reliable servers, do we need 10-day caches all the time?

I'd be happy to have a 4 day cache again, which would require the limtis to be about 2.5 times what they are now.
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