Allways a new frequencfile?

Svenie25
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Topic 194148

Good evening to everybody.

The problem is, that I get allways a new frequencefile, if my hosts are requesting ne work. Okay, not every request, but my hosts are only doing 3 or 4 WUs from one frequence and then are chancing to 0.05 Hz higher. The problem isn´t so big at my end, I have a fast internetconnection. But isn´t this stressing the servers at your end? Weren´t it better, to make as many Wus as possible from one file, instead of changing it every few hours?

I hope, I could make my problem understandble for you.

MfG
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Alinator
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Allways a new frequencfile?

Not to worry, I'm sure the project is aware of it.

However, there isn't much they can do about it when one science run (S5R4) is ending and a new one is beginning (S5R5). The reason is as the number tasks for the old run decreases, the chances that any given hosts has the datapacks onboard required for the remaining work decreases as well. Thus, the project has no other choice but to send them out again to other hosts in order to finish up the old run.

This normally doesn't present much of a problem for the project, but can become quite a burden for folks who have slow and/or intermittent connections.

There is one little twist to this transition compared to others. This time around, the new run is using the same datapacks as the old run was. So this might result in less datapack downloads for hosts, but that would be highly dependant on the individual circumstances.

For example, one of my hosts was working on the 668.45 MHz template for R4, and jumped over to running the same template for R5. IIRC, there were no datapacks downloaded for that transition.

HTH,

Alinator

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