ration of valid to invalid results

Redshift
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Topic 187928

From the server status page:

Results VALID : 88,040
Results INVALID: 20,828

A bit less than 25% invalid.

I wonder if that indicates some problem.

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Bruce Allen
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ration of valid to invalid results

> From the server status page:
>
> Results VALID : 88,040
> Results INVALID: 20,828
>
> A bit less than 25% invalid.
>
> I wonder if that indicates some problem.

No. The category 'invalid' includes all results that have 'failed' for some reason. This includes for example work which never arrived at host machines, or which was trashed for some trivial reason. The number of successful results that are invalid is extremely small.

I decided that this was misleading and so have changed the server_stats page so that the invalid results are those which were successful on the host machine but later found to be invalid when compared against other results for the same WU.

Bruce

Director, Einstein@Home

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