How much credit do you have pending.

AAdjuster
AAdjuster
Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 5
Credit: 647,767
RAC: 0
Topic 189269

I was wondering how much credit people have pending.
I have 3,097.56 credits pending, using 1 machine. My RAC is going so slow, has gone down from a high of 400+ to 247.

JoeB
JoeB
Joined: 24 Feb 05
Posts: 120
Credit: 47,722,406
RAC: 22,367

How much credit do you have pending.

I was wondering how much credit people have pending.
I have 3,097.56 credits pending, using 1 machine. My RAC is going so slow, has gone down from a high of 400+ to 247.

I think you have the same problem that is discused in:
Scheduler now sends front runners, the message previous to yours in Crunchers Corner Message Board.

The short answer is you typically return your WUs on the day you received them. Other folks use up to 7 days. Then when you get a WU a day or two before everyone else ... The good news is they always catch up.

Joe B

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts
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Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 5,119
Credit: 36,716,375,655
RAC: 37,654,633

I was wondering how much

I was wondering how much credit people have pending.
I have 3,097.56 credits pending, using 1 machine. My RAC is going so slow, has gone down from a high of 400+ to 247.

I've got 10,700 pending at the moment which is quite light. It's been as high as 20,000. I do however have a large number of boxes so your figure for 1 box is unusually high.

However there is no problem and when you get credit it will probably come in a rush so be prepared to see your RAC surge quite a bit. The main reasons for having this high pending are associated with the fact that you have a fast CPU and a policy of very small "connect" interval. You appear to have a cache of 1 which means that you are uploading the result only 5-6 hours after you got the work. Most other crunchers are a lot slower than that. Also you would appear to be crunching only E@H, which is fine. Please realise that many Seti crunchers use E@H as a "backup" for when Seti has one of its fairly frequent outages. They tend to give E@H a fairly low resource share and often the result isn't reported until close to deadline. So if one or two of those people are part of your quorum then you will just have to be patient. There are also a large number of people who install the project but never end up submitting valid results. This is also probably a factor in your case.

I did look at several of your pending results and in each case all 4 copies were issued on pretty much the same day so I didn't see any significant "frontrunner" effect. This may have been present in pendings I didn't look at. Drill down through your pendings yourself and you should get a good picture of what is really going on.

I notice that you must have recently upgraded BOINC from 4.19 as your average claim has dropped from 93 to around 70. This is quite normal as 4.19 is known to overclaim. If you haven't upgraded, then you have a problem with the last benchmark run. If the benchmarks get done at a time of high CPU activity, they will report low. If your subsequent work units are done at normal speed, this can significantly lower your claim. So, if you haven't upgraded recently, rerun your benchmarks manually at a time when nothing else is going on. This can significantly increase your claim.

Cheers,
Gary.

AAdjuster
AAdjuster
Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 5
Credit: 647,767
RAC: 0

I was wondering how much

Message 12043 in response to message 12042

I was wondering how much credit people have pending.
I have 3,097.56 credits pending, using 1 machine. My RAC is going so slow, has gone down from a high of 400+ to 247.

I've got 10,700 pending at the moment which is quite light. It's been as high as 20,000. I do however have a large number of boxes so your figure for 1 box is unusually high.

However there is no problem and when you get credit it will probably come in a rush so be prepared to see your RAC surge quite a bit. The main reasons for having this high pending are associated with the fact that you have a fast CPU and a policy of very small "connect" interval. You appear to have a cache of 1 which means that you are uploading the result only 5-6 hours after you got the work. Most other crunchers are a lot slower than that. Also you would appear to be crunching only E@H, which is fine. Please realise that many Seti crunchers use E@H as a "backup" for when Seti has one of its fairly frequent outages. They tend to give E@H a fairly low resource share and often the result isn't reported until close to deadline. So if one or two of those people are part of your quorum then you will just have to be patient. There are also a large number of people who install the project but never end up submitting valid results. This is also probably a factor in your case.

I did look at several of your pending results and in each case all 4 copies were issued on pretty much the same day so I didn't see any significant "frontrunner" effect. This may have been present in pendings I didn't look at. Drill down through your pendings yourself and you should get a good picture of what is really going on.

I notice that you must have recently upgraded BOINC from 4.19 as your average claim has dropped from 93 to around 70. This is quite normal as 4.19 is known to overclaim. If you haven't upgraded, then you have a problem with the last benchmark run. If the benchmarks get done at a time of high CPU activity, they will report low. If your subsequent work units are done at normal speed, this can significantly lower your claim. So, if you haven't upgraded recently, rerun your benchmarks manually at a time when nothing else is going on. This can significantly increase your claim.

Thanks for the information I just recently upgraded to Boinc 4.44, this why my benchmarks changed.

Divide Overflow
Divide Overflow
Joined: 9 Feb 05
Posts: 91
Credit: 183,220
RAC: 0

Thanks for the information I

Message 12044 in response to message 12043

Thanks for the information I just recently upgraded to Boinc 4.44, this why my benchmarks changed.

A recent increase in the number of "ghost WU's" seen by many people will also slow down the validation process and increase your pending credit figures.

Juerschi
Juerschi
Joined: 4 Jan 05
Posts: 62
Credit: 31,245
RAC: 0

My laptop (AMD Athlon XP-M

My laptop (AMD Athlon XP-M 2600+) is always claiming around 68 credits per WU. The highest pending credit for the host was nearly 1600 last week. Now my pending credit is at half of that. But I don't want do complain about it, because I know i will get them sooner or later


Robert J
Robert J
Joined: 26 May 05
Posts: 1
Credit: 1,011,358
RAC: 0

I was wondering how much

I was wondering how much credit people have pending.
I have 3,097.56 credits pending, using 1 machine. My RAC is going so slow, has gone down from a high of 400+ to 247.

Currently, I have about 300 credits pending.

The Pirate
The Pirate
Joined: 11 Nov 04
Posts: 57
Credit: 23,332,769
RAC: 0

I have 1625 credits pending.

I have 1625 credits pending.


dre
dre
Joined: 19 Feb 05
Posts: 14
Credit: 536,932
RAC: 0

I have about 1,350. It has

I have about 1,350. It has grown from about 700 three days age. So its still under control

BarryAZ
BarryAZ
Joined: 8 May 05
Posts: 190
Credit: 53,998,243
RAC: 0

I have about 1,350. It has

Message 12049 in response to message 12048

I have about 1,350. It has grown from about 700 three days age. So its still under control

I have 1150 here -- total awarded credit is about 11,000 -- so 10% in pending status.

verstapp
verstapp
Joined: 10 Nov 04
Posts: 43
Credit: 191,828
RAC: 0

I have about 1,300, down from

I have about 1,300, down from 2,500 a couple of days ago.


Cheers,
PeterV.

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