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Posts by Warren B. Rogers

1) Message boards : Number crunching : post milkyway_windows_intelx86 problems here (Message 7396)
Posted 4 Dec 2008 by Warren B. Rogers
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Hello all,

I've been getting the new Optimized 0.06 version and I've noticed that when the WU is downloaded it reports as 443 hour to complete and runs in high priority until it finishes. It generally finishes in 35 minutes to 57 minutes of CPU time but there are a couple of times where the WU will show as running but both the time to complete and the CPU Time will stop for about 1 to 2 minute at about 95% to 98%, when the WU continues it will rollback to 92% to 94% and when it get to 95% to 98% it will get stuck again and rollback again. I've noticed this on 2 of the 3 Optimized 0.06 version WU that have completed. I've haven't seen all of the WUs run but I'm working on my 4th and have seen these 1 to 2 minute pauses occur at different times but the rollback doesn't occur until it reaches the 95% to 98% mark. Could you give me some idea when BOINC will sort out the time to complete time? Usually it is sorted out after the second WU but for this version it has happened yet. Should I detach and the reattach after this WU finishes or just wait?

Thank you,

Warren Rogers
2) Message boards : Number crunching : New WU Length? (Message 4171)
Posted 16 Jul 2008 by Warren B. Rogers
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Hello everyone!!

I would like first say sorry about getting on the topic of credit granted for WUs done. That was not my intentions with this thread. I was just curious if the WU length had been increased since it was taking my computer an extra time to complete a WU.

The question was answered for me and I thank those that gave me the information that I needed and let me know I didn't have to worry about resetting my BOINC manager as it would update properly.

To update you on the length of time to complete a WU on my computer. It turned out to be 3.5 hours, not too bad considering I have a project that runs into the 1000s of hours to complete and I'm sure the BOINC Manager will download accordingly. And it will be great when the deadline is increased too.

Thank you all for the information,

Warren
3) Message boards : Number crunching : New WU Length? (Message 4134)
Posted 15 Jul 2008 by Warren B. Rogers
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I actually have to agree with Saenger. If I only get 4.06 cobbles for 6.5 hours of work which is what I got for 6.5 minutes of work, it's not worth the effort, I have other projects that I work on. That's definitely not enough credit especially since if I don't get through all 15 WUs in the next 5 days I will loose credit for the WUs that don't get done. I figure that will be about 40 credits off of my score. My BOINC manager downloaded the amount that it usually does for the 6.5 min WU. Now the WU may take up to 6.5 hours. Is it fair that I will lose credit for the WUs that I don't get through because they didn't extend the time to complete the WUs although they increased the amount of work to be done?

You misunderstanded that.
Saenger complains about too much credits.
Actually you get 139,29 credits for the series 373, 260 for the even longer ones...
I finish a WU of 373 in 2h 15min (under Linux 64-Bit), which gives me over 62 credits/h!!!
That's what he talks about. ;-)


Thanks for putting me straight I thought he was complaining about not enough credit. If they have scaled the amount of credit up that's fine with me. I don't understand how they can give too much credit? I also do work with World Community Grid and they don't like how BOINC assigns credit. They issue the amount that BOINC assigns for BOINC stats but then they multiple the amount by 7 for credit that they have on their site. Kind of interesting that someone would complain about getting too much credit when most people complain about not getting enough.

Thanks,

Warren
4) Message boards : Number crunching : New WU Length? (Message 4132)
Posted 15 Jul 2008 by Warren B. Rogers
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Old ones were 2:30, new ones are as well 2:30. Only the for the old ones it was minutes, for the new ones it's hours. So the same her as with niterobin.

What's the nearly same as well is the ridiculous amount of credits that gets tossed after completed ones, on the first one here even 10% more. One third to one quarter should be enough.



Saenger ....Are you the credit Police? What is your problem dude...1st Cosmo now here! Credits here were voted on...every vote counted to the credit we receive(including yours)....I thought credit discussion was done here....always at least one guy that likes to stir it up.Are you employed by DA?Apparently you perfer gestapoism to democracy...Please just go crunch projects with no credit and leave the rest of us in peace.....Grrrrrrrr


I actually have to agree with Saenger. If I only get 4.06 cobbles for 6.5 hours of work which is what I got for 6.5 minutes of work, it's not worth the effort, I have other projects that I work on. That's definitely not enough credit especially since if I don't get through all 15 WUs in the next 5 days I will loose credit for the WUs that don't get done. I figure that will be about 40 credits off of my score. My BOINC manager downloaded the amount that it usually does for the 6.5 min WU. Now the WU may take up to 6.5 hours. Is it fair that I will lose credit for the WUs that I don't get through because they didn't extend the time to complete the WUs although they increased the amount of work to be done?
5) Message boards : Number crunching : New WU Length? (Message 4122)
Posted 15 Jul 2008 by Warren B. Rogers
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Thank you for the information it is greatly appreciated.

I'm not sure that I'll be able to get through all of the WUs that were downloaded resently since the size has changed but no change to the amount of time to complete stayed the same. I received about 15 WUs and I don't know if the given deadline will be enough time to get through all of them. When they were downloaded the estimated time for my computer was 6 mins 47 secs. I'm currently at 1 hour 41 mins and the estimated time to completion is at 1 hour 21 mins and still is counting upward. This is the 25% mark for the WU.

Again thank you for your help,

Warren Rogers
6) Message boards : Number crunching : New WU Length? (Message 4108)
Posted 15 Jul 2008 by Warren B. Rogers
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I just have a quick question. I was wondering if the WU length had been increased. I usually complete a WU in about 6.5 minutes but I've gotten a new WU that so far has taken 47 minutes to get to 10.7% completed and is reporting 47 minutes to complete. I thought maybe there might have been a problem with the WU so I suspended the WU and started a new one and it seems like this one is going to be a long completion time as well. I've tried to restart my BOINC Manager to see if there was something going on there but I still had the same long time to complete. Thank you in advance for your help.

Warren




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