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1) Message boards : Seventeen or Bust : Send WUs to 3 users instead of 2? (Message 78326)
Posted 1940 days ago by corwin
Not exactly a big poster here, but I thought I would throw in my two cents, considering at the moment I have more pending credits than current credits for Seventeen or Bust. I don't know that these suggestions are workable, or would solve every problem if they were, they're just posted for discussion purposes.

1. Have a trickle up message from each computer running this project, or maybe extend to any long running project (over 2 weeks for reporting after delivery to computer). If checked maybe once every few days or once per week, then we could be sure that the task was making good progress, rather than waiting for it to time out, and then send out again.

2. Set up tiers for users. New users could start with simpler and shorter projects, that would take under 6 hours. Once they successfully complete a set number (maybe 20 such tasks with 90% acceptable rates), then move them into running longer projects, say up to 48 hours average compute time, and only after finishing 20 of these projects, move them into running the longest tasks, like SoB.

2) Message boards : Problems and Help : Problem with video card (Message 69464)
Posted 2242 days ago by corwin
Thanks for the information. Hopefully, the fix will work.
3) Message boards : Problems and Help : Problem with video card (Message 69461)
Posted 2242 days ago by corwin
I just got a new computer with a GT 630 Nvidia video card, but nearly every task that I try to run with it gives me an error. Does anyone know what might be going on? My other computer with a Radeon 5570 seems to be working just fine.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Reporting times (Message 9604)
Posted 4141 days ago by corwin
This morning I canceled a PrimeGrid project, as it had an estimated run time of 3 1/2 weeks and a report time due next week. If possible, to whoever might control this, perhaps extend the reporting times for such long projects, so BOINC does not go into high priority mode, especially for a project that it cannot complete in time. I would estimate for a 500 hour project, allow at least 2-3 months, so that those of us who do run other projects aren't short changing them for that period of time.


What was that ?`I don't know about any subproject that may take that long time.
Try PSP sieve GCWsieve or TPS LLR

See what time you you get.

If you try TPS llr (thats the shortest) they take 3-4 min on a C2D 2,1Ghz

355 sec on a P4 2,4Ghz

GCWsieve takes 4230 sec on my P4 2,4Ghz

/Lennart


Normally they don't take that long, but this one downloaded overnight, and had a time remaining of over 500 hours, after having run for 2 hours this morning, at less than 1% complete. Most of the projects I run from this project last between 60 and 100 hours, but have a long enough reporting time that they don't interfere with any other projects. This one may have been an aberration, but if they start running that long on a regular basis, then a longer reporting time is definitely in order.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Reporting times (Message 9601)
Posted 4141 days ago by corwin
This morning I canceled a PrimeGrid project, as it had an estimated run time of 3 1/2 weeks and a report time due next week. If possible, to whoever might control this, perhaps extend the reporting times for such long projects, so BOINC does not go into high priority mode, especially for a project that it cannot complete in time. I would estimate for a 500 hour project, allow at least 2-3 months, so that those of us who do run other projects aren't short changing them for that period of time.
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