shorter longer

Terry
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Topic 192888

I really wish the chunks of work were shorter or the deadlines longer.

I want to contribute and realise that if I don't fulfil work assignments then everyone suffers which bothers me. BUT this is a fill in for idle moments on my PC rather than a means to consume electricity. I hate having to run the PC specifically to meet a deadline for EINSTEIN. I wish there could be a second category for small people such as myself.

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shorter longer

I at times wish the same, if only because of the cross platform validation issues.
But I think the increased wu size is here to stay (maybe larger in the future). I would suggest Rosetta@Home as a viable alternative. You can control the size of the work units that are sent to you (anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hour lengths sizable in 2 hour increments).

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RE: I at times wish the

Message 68460 in response to message 68459

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I at times wish the same, if only because of the cross platform validation issues.
But I think the increased wu size is here to stay (maybe larger in the future). I would suggest Rosetta@Home as a viable alternative. You can control the size of the work units that are sent to you (anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hour lengths sizable in 2 hour increments).

Well, fine. What is a cross platform validation issue? What has this to do with EINSTEIN? Or my attempt to support it?

What is Rosetta and what does this have to do with EINSTEIN?

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RE: I at times wish the

Message 68461 in response to message 68460

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I at times wish the same, if only because of the cross platform validation issues.
But I think the increased wu size is here to stay (maybe larger in the future). I would suggest Rosetta@Home as a viable alternative. You can control the size of the work units that are sent to you (anywhere from 1 hour to 24 hour lengths sizable in 2 hour increments).

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Well, fine. What is a cross platform validation issue?


This project has been having problems with the current science run of validation of results between various platforms; for example, Windows paired with a Linux on the same work unit. Here is one of the threads concerning the problem.

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What has this to do with EINSTEIN?


Frankly, it irritates some people when their computer spends time (160,000+ seconds per wu on average for me) and resources (electricity) so that their efforts are kicked out during validation and 86'ed.

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Or my attempt to support it?


Ultimately it is your computer and your decision to do what you will with it. I liked it when the previous science run (S4) was shorter and the Einstein application was more "refined". From what I've gleaned from the message boards, the project developers are unable to shorten the work units due to the nature of more detailed analysis that they want done. Many people have griped about the increased size of work units to no avail. Perhaps one of the developers will post an answer...

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What is Rosetta and what does this have to do with EINSTEIN?


I supplied a link in my last post which will answer the first part of this question (the paragraph in the header at the top of the page). Rosetta is one of the many projects available that use the BOINC platform. I made the suggestion because you can control it and not have to worry about "having to run the PC specifically to meet a deadline".

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