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Message 2256 - Posted: 31 Aug 2004, 2:27:53 UTC

I have joined this project along with seti, however I have adjusted my preferences with you to only keep .1 to 1 days worth of work on my computer. However it continues to download applications that are going to take 1000+ hours to process. Can someone please explain how to reduce this to seti size packets that only take several hours to process.
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Message 2260 - Posted: 31 Aug 2004, 2:48:56 UTC
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Message 2267 - Posted: 31 Aug 2004, 4:27:36 UTC - in response to Message 2260.  

Andrew ... the workunits are huge and will take a very long time to complete. I have one that is estimating that it will take 2,700 hours. That's 100+ days of 24x7 processing on a 1Ghz PIII. Note the "expiry date" on your work unit. It is likely set at 1 year from now.

The CPDN folk are using the concept of a "trickle" to give you credit for the work done. If your machine is BOINc'ing during the day it should report back every day or two and credit you with progress made.

It's a different concept then Seti .. where one could whip through a WU every few hours on a fast enough machine.

I personally would like to see some way to migrate workunits to replacement machines as I have a few boxes that are not likely going to last the year.
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Message 2512 - Posted: 1 Sep 2004, 12:44:28 UTC

You could balance your 'resources' in your account settings. I am running three projects at the moment and have set my resources to favour CPDN ie 200/100/100.
This gives me 50% on CPDN and 25% on each of the other two. They are all slower of course, but it seems to work ok.


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