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Message 48083 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017 | 3:56:49 UTC

Looks like we crunched all there was to crunch.

Seeing no new work units unsent. It's a wait and see now....

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Message 48084 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017 | 11:00:12 UTC

Since computers are getting faster and faster, maybe the university needs to hire some more PhDs :)

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Message 48085 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017 | 18:05:11 UTC - in response to Message 48084.

Flops/sec are about the same as they have been for over a year during periods when there are a constant supply of WU's.

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Message 48086 - Posted: 1 Nov 2017 | 19:57:25 UTC - in response to Message 48084.

Since computers are getting faster and faster, maybe the university needs to hire some more PhDs :)

Graduate students in this field are probably rare. And they have to plan their work before crunching, and write up their thesis afterwards. So there is not a constant supply of work from a relatively small group.

But at least one of their graduates is now at Stanford. I will let you find him on the Folding project.

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Message 48087 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017 | 8:59:48 UTC - in response to Message 48086.

Just to chit-chat and provide some context: one problem with creating workunits (for new projects) is that the process is very error-prone. A misplaced keystroke may mean that days or weeks of time and computing time are lost. This invites defensiveness. (By the way, it's not different with supercomputers - just slightly faster turnaround).

Also, consider that any amount of computing time implies a much larger amount of "human time" for follow-up and analysis (which itself has a degree of unpredictability, being this research). These skills are not learned in a month...



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Message 48088 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017 | 14:01:57 UTC - in response to Message 48087.

It’s all good. Crunch them if they are available, if not I have backup projects with low caches. I try to keep the computers busy, you know the mischief they can get into if I leave them unsupervised for any length of time lol. 😂😂😂

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Message 48089 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017 | 14:57:40 UTC
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Don´t know if it´s normal, i just return to crunch GPUgrid yesterday, but in the midle of the night i get the abandoned msg in 9 WU (some allmost crunched, running normal for about 6 hrs).

Two examples...

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16643300

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16643008

I need to do something? Just to be sure is not an error on my side.
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Message 48090 - Posted: 2 Nov 2017 | 15:49:35 UTC - in response to Message 48089.

Probably they find an error in the work units and ordered them cancelled. I wouldn't worry to much about them.

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