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Message 6900 - Posted: 14 Apr 2017, 1:01:36 UTC

Just a status update for everyone. Due to the "monster" workunits people have been seeing I've made a couple tweaks server side and started to run some new searches (although the results I've been getting in have been extremely cool).

These new searches will start back with the smaller workunits and get progressively larger in size, so if you start seeing results with names like 'exact_genome__6_' or 'exact_genome__7_' those are from the new searches. If these start to see runtimes wildly out of line with credit please let me know.

Also, I've updated the work generation to have dynamically generated deadlines as opposed to a fixed 7 days. This should make the deadlines get longer as the workunits get more complex, so people won't see WUs that will take longer to compute than their deadline anymore. If the deadlines seem a bit off please let me know.

On top of that, I've been working on a new version of the application which will also be able to run on GPUs. I think this may address some of the other weird issues we've been seeing with the "monster" workunits as well. Will keep you posted as this develops but hopefully in a few weeks I'll be able to start testing an OpenCL version of the application that can run on NVidia or AMD GPUs.

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Message 6914 - Posted: 17 Apr 2017, 12:26:16 UTC - in response to Message 6900.


These new searches will start back with the smaller workunits and get progressively larger in size, so if you start seeing results with names like 'exact_genome_<timestamp>_6_<more numbers>' or 'exact_genome_<timestamp>_7_<more numbers>' those are from the new searches. If these start to see runtimes wildly out of line with credit please let me know.


Like this one ?
http://csgrid.org/csg/workunit.php?wuid=1015678

Comp 50000 is mine.. No score :(

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Message 6915 - Posted: 17 Apr 2017, 16:49:14 UTC - in response to Message 6900.
Last modified: 17 Apr 2017, 16:56:25 UTC

my credits have also had a substantial and exponential decrease.

http://csgrid.org/csg/workunit.php?wuid=997508
#49966

https://s30.postimg.org/c3h4pt0jl/csg_boincstats.png
for the record, i have kept the same settings throughout, and running 99.9% of the time. :)

hope i could help!
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Message 6916 - Posted: 18 Apr 2017, 0:10:37 UTC

I have one that was sent to me on the 9th, it has gone past it's deadline and still has 4 days to go, it has run nonstop.
I can't see any extension on my account page to say the work unit has been extended, so from that I have to assume that it only applies to current work units and I am going to get Zero points for running a work unit that goes for 10 days and get marked as "Too late to validate".

If 3 work units get sent out then 3 work units should get the credits, I have hated this thing in BOINC that one WU misses out even though it is a valid WU but was beaten by some other WU in getting returned. Or Quorum of 2 but Min Quorum of 1 meaning first back gets credit but second back gets nothing.

I have another that goes past its deadline today and a 3rd tomorrow, they need a few more days to get back but have no deadline extension.

I am OK now I have had a little whinge
Thanks for listening

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Message 6917 - Posted: 18 Apr 2017, 11:57:11 UTC
Last modified: 18 Apr 2017, 11:58:15 UTC

The deadlines seem to be not working as described, I have one here that has already timed out after I received it yesterday.

1 day deadlines will be impossible to meet.

See This WU, mine is host 253.

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