Posts by Forretrio

1) Message boards : News : Batch plan (Message 2872)
Posted 2 Aug 2020 by Forretrio
I don't know where should I raise this question so I will put it here.

I assume the numbers in the batch status referred to workunits, in the old way. However as you mentioned in other posts, you rearranged the workload somehow to average out the computing time distribution. How should I read the batch status now? Is the number still representing the number of units we need to work on till that batch is done?
2) Message boards : News : Should the fixed credits be higher? (Message 2847)
Posted 25 Jun 2020 by Forretrio
It is addressed that the CPU algorithm is a lot more efficient than the GPU one (soon after the GPU task was introduced) so you do not see the GPU credit being far superior than the CPU one (comparing to all those prime number projects).
3) Message boards : News : Should the fixed credits be higher? (Message 2845)
Posted 21 Jun 2020 by Forretrio
If you want to compare credits/hour with other projects you may need to take how well the programs utilize CPU into account. Physic related projects sometimes yields lower credits because they are not pushing CPUs into limit like math program does, especially Primegrid -- prime detection algorithms are well developed and well optimized for performance.

As a long time user here I guess I will just crunch some over the time regardless of the credits...
4) Message boards : News : Moving to fixed credit (Message 2783)
Posted 24 May 2020 by Forretrio
Ah thanks for the explanation. I should come back to have a try after finishing the current batch of work on my hand.

In fact, I wondered why there aren't short tasks anymore some time ago, but that explains it now.
5) Message boards : News : Moving to fixed credit (Message 2777)
Posted 23 May 2020 by Forretrio
Given that workunits for this project are either extremely short or steadily long, I won't be surprised if cherry pickers rush in because it's too easy to sort out those long tasks. Are there any motivation behind this?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : First 6,000 credits, now 60 credits? (Message 2390)
Posted 8 Apr 2019 by Forretrio
Go and check the news on algorithm updates. GPU app is still in beta and credits given to GPU tasks aren't even finalized.
7) Message boards : News : New application coming soon (Message 2022)
Posted 18 Apr 2018 by Forretrio
Is it just me or is the new app more demanding/efficient than the original one? It's making more heat :d

Not like I am complaining but I am just curious to know, so that I can switch between tasks during the hotter days.
8) Message boards : News : Database crash (Message 1938)
Posted 8 Jan 2018 by Forretrio
Good to know it comes back. I got trouble finding other desirable projects :P

Is it possible to have a 2017 review as well?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Batch status inaccurate? (Message 1882)
Posted 29 Apr 2017 by Forretrio
I see, thanks :)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Batch status inaccurate? (Message 1879)
Posted 29 Apr 2017 by Forretrio
Recently I just received a SF4 9x271 task

But when I check the batch status it says all 9x271 tasks are completed. Is it normal for batch status to show something like that?

(Well I just ask out of curiosity -- a single task won't really affect the approximation towards overall progress, which is after all what I want to know from the batch status page. It is interesting to see an oddity out of all those long 12x271 tasks lol)
11) Message boards : News : New subfield search (Message 1843)
Posted 6 Apr 2017 by Forretrio
If my understanding were correct it's like doing probabilistic primality test - the chance of getting it wrong decrease exponentially with the number of trials. Getting error of it is not impossible but virtually impossible.

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