Work Unit processing time: drastic change

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Alex Vincent
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Up until about a week ago, it would usually take my build box about twenty-four hours to do a work unit (two units concurrently). Very recently that has changed to four hours, and the credit numbers per unit have plummeted.

What's going on?

Also, I'm running BOINC 4.19, which is apparently very far behind. Are there any special concerns I should have about upgrading and keeping my current account?

Pooh Bear 27
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Work Unit processing time: drastic change

4.19 needs to be uninstalled before the new version installed. Use the windows control panel, add/remove programs, and remove. DO NOT delete the folder. Install the new version over it.

As for the different sized units, there are 2 different sized units in Einstein, if the number after the 2 letters 400 it is a small unit. You have no choice to which ones you receive. The server side does this, depending on several factors.

Hope this helps.

Lt. Cmdr. Daze
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RE: As for the different

Message 43047 in response to message 43046

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As for the different sized units, there are 2 different sized units in Einstein, if the number after the 2 letters 400 it is a small unit. You have no choice to which ones you receive.


Actually, it's the other way around: large>400

Somnio ergo sum

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RE: Actually, it's the

Message 43048 in response to message 43047

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Actually, it's the other way around: large>400


Quoted from Dr. Allen:
There are two types of workunits: short and long. The short workunits have XXXX.X less than or equal to 0400.0.

There are also two types of data files: short and long. The short data files (l1_XXXX.X) are from the LIGO Livingston Observatory, and are about 4.5MB in size. The long data files (h1_XXXX.X) are from LIGO Hanford and are about 16MB in size. Note: once your computer downloads one of these data files, it should be able to do many workunits for that same file.

So I was partially wrong. Large > 400, small <= 400. I put the = in the wrong place.

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