Sighting of the legendary Monster Workunits (630 cr)

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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RE: I’ll take this

Message 69480 in response to message 69479

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I’ll take this opportunity to register another plea for the deadlines to be increased. I understand that the science app can’t be changed at the drop of a hat, but do the same ‘conservative’ practices apply to the settings on the servers?

I think the monsters should get a three week deadline at least, just to avoid users being frustrated when they notice they won't make the deadline only after having spent considerable CPU time.

CU

BRM

Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: I’ll take this

Message 69481 in response to message 69480

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Quote:

I’ll take this opportunity to register another plea for the deadlines to be increased. I understand that the science app can’t be changed at the drop of a hat, but do the same ‘conservative’ practices apply to the settings on the servers?

I think the monsters should get a three week deadline at least, just to avoid users being frustrated when they notice they won't make the deadline only after having spent considerable CPU time.

CU

BRM

Or, at the very least, have the server set up to send the large units out to only the faster hosts. (Like, Core 2's and Athlon 64's.)

ohiomike
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RE: RE: RE: I’ll

Message 69482 in response to message 69481

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:

I’ll take this opportunity to register another plea for the deadlines to be increased. I understand that the science app can’t be changed at the drop of a hat, but do the same ‘conservative’ practices apply to the settings on the servers?

I think the monsters should get a three week deadline at least, just to avoid users being frustrated when they notice they won't make the deadline only after having spent considerable CPU time.

CU

BRM

Or, at the very least, have the server set up to send the large units out to only the faster hosts. (Like, Core 2's and Athlon 64's.)

Hey now! I've got 3 Athlon 64 X2's on line and I want smaller work units.


Gary Roberts
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I've started a petition in

I've started a petition in an attempt to gauge the numbers of people needing deadline relief. Please have a vote if you wish :).

Cheers,
Gary.

Gerry Rough
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RE: RE: RE: I’ll

Message 69484 in response to message 69481

Quote:
Quote:
Quote:

I’ll take this opportunity to register another plea for the deadlines to be increased. I understand that the science app can’t be changed at the drop of a hat, but do the same ‘conservative’ practices apply to the settings on the servers?

I think the monsters should get a three week deadline at least, just to avoid users being frustrated when they notice they won't make the deadline only after having spent considerable CPU time.

CU

BRM

Or, at the very least, have the server set up to send the large units out to only the faster hosts. (Like, Core 2's and Athlon 64's.)

I completely agree, but isn't this really academic in most cases? Boinc will go into panic mode if the deadline gets too near. Of course, EDF mode will increase your long term debt for awhile, but at least the WU will finish.

Gerry


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Mikkie
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RE: Or, at the very least,

Message 69485 in response to message 69481

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Or, at the very least, have the server set up to send the large units out to only the faster hosts. (Like, Core 2's and Athlon 64's.)

Chew only one project for 24/7 at the time so could easely handle those large ones [4.28 with core 2] but never saw one coming up my direction.
There's just one restriction: I want a commited wingman, not somebody who's said by itself "EH...what's that? Nevermind lets try!" Or doesn't have possibilities to finish them in time.

"souls ain't born, souls don't die"

Richard Haselgrove
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RE: RE: Or, at the very

Message 69486 in response to message 69485

Quote:
Quote:
Or, at the very least, have the server set up to send the large units out to only the faster hosts. (Like, Core 2's and Athlon 64's.)

Chew only one project for 24/7 at the time so could easely handle those large ones [4.28 with core 2] but never saw one coming up my direction.
There's just one restriction: I want a commited wingman, not somebody who's said by itself "EH...what's that? Nevermind lets try!" Or doesn't have possibilities to finish them in time.


Anyone know how we can buddy up as wingmen? I've got three big ones waiting, another due tonight.

Edit - You may get your wish anyway: there seem to be more monsters being issued. My fast box is getting nothing else.

Gerry Rough
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RE: Anyone know how we can

Message 69487 in response to message 69486

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Anyone know how we can buddy up as wingmen? I've got three big ones waiting, another due tonight.

Edit - You may get your wish anyway: there seem to be more monsters being issued. My fast box is getting nothing else.

I just upped E@H to 60% (up from 20%) on my two boxes that run this project. with these new monster WUs, it might be ineresting to see a few of these crunching away. Happy to help out when things get hectic. Hope I will get a good wing man too! :-D


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RandyC
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I've just had my first system

I've just had my first system complete a monster WU:
-Took a little less than 46 hrs to complete
-Total credit: 642.61 (still pending)
-Received approx. .15 more cr/hr than the smaller WUs I crunched earlier
-Wingman is Powermac which completed a similar WU in about the same crunch time.
-It took me 4 days wall clock to complete...he took 14 days for his last one

Seti Classic Final Total: 11446 WU.

DanNeely
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According to my wingman I've

According to my wingman I've got two monster WUs worth 666 credits each. I'm roughly a day and a half from starting them and 2 more from finishing.

http://einsteinathome.org/workunit/34270464

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