is aborting tasks a bad thing?

Rachael Lines
Rachael Lines
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I have been aborting some of the Gamma-ray pulsar search #5 1.08 (FGRPSSE) for various reasons whilst I get used to crunching and controlling my temperatures. 

Is aborting a bad thing? Should I just suspend them instead - as I am running those ones one by one, along side the Gravitational Wave search 03 All Ky #1 1.01

Cheers 
Rachael. 


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archae86
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If you have another choice

If you have another choice that works for your situation, it may be better than aborting.  Aborting costs the project some resources.

On the other hand, aborting is a better option than simply letting a task expire by deadline failure.  So it is common advice here to abort remaining tasks when someone is taking a host out of Einstein service.  Another case this may apply is when a combination of circumstances means one has a huge number of tasks which cannot possibly be completed in time for deadline.  After first suspending task fetch, or fixing something which will preclude future over-fetch, trimming down the pending queue by aborting sufficient tasks gives your forum partner a sooner start on getting a resend sent to someone else who is more likely to do a successful return soon.

 

GWGeorge007
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Rachael Lines wrote: I have

Rachael Lines wrote:

I have been aborting some of the Gamma-ray pulsar search #5 1.08 (FGRPSSE) for various reasons whilst I get used to crunching and controlling my temperatures. 

Is aborting a bad thing? Should I just suspend them instead - as I am running those ones one by one, along side the Gravitational Wave search 03 All Ky #1 1.01

Cheers 
Rachael. 

Aborting Einstein is not a BAD thing as long as you don't abort too many, like 20 in one day.  If you do, you be put in a "penalty box" where Einstein does not send you any tasks for 24 hrs.  Once the 24 hrs is up, you'll receive a single task.  When you turn that one in and it is accepted for credit, you'll get two more.  Turn those two in and get four more, etc.  Once you have turned in enough you can go back to whatever you have setup in your cache.

Good luck!

George

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Rachael Lines
Rachael Lines
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I have reduced the number I

I have reduced the number I am downloading now by setting it to only take on a certain % of tasks (days of  work) - and my PC seems happy running two tasks together - you have very generous deadlines actually here so I shouldn't worry too much about not hitting targets. 

Early days and I am still learning - so I do appreciate the help. 

Thanks 


Started crunching in 2022 - a small cog in a very big wheel.

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