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Message 8676 - Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | 4:04:37 UTC

Hi can anyone explain the new WUs?

I picked up some of the short ones taking around 5000-7000 seconds CPU time. And I've also picked up some that estimate their time at 70000-80000 seconds (and the progress seems to be ticking down rather than rocketing to 99% at the start).

Is this as it should be (Im not complaining!). I just didn't see any post of a change.

Also how does this relate to the GPU's getting more credit if they complete within a certain time frame? Are the PS3's always going to be left out of this? (I ask because in the past I completed several WU's within 1.5 days but never got double credit or any bonus for that matter).

Thanks for any clarification - it seems the PS3 interest is dying =(

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Message 8681 - Posted: 21 Apr 2009 | 10:19:57 UTC - in response to Message 8676.

Yes, this is expected. We sent a bunch of "short" WUs (you will recognize them from the name) because of a particular simulation for which we needed more detailed intermediate results than usual.

The progress bar issue however should not be related to the length of the WUs, afaik. However, we shall probably resume with the normal "long" WUs soon.

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Message 8970 - Posted: 27 Apr 2009 | 1:08:56 UTC

It looks like there are some new longer WUs available for 3,950 credit. I think I just downloaded one.

Also, would it be possible to get more than 1 WU at a time as I don't have a permanent connection.

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