Some work units are WAY slower than others

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Vlade, Aug 20, 2003.

  1. Vlade macrumors 6502a

    Vlade

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    I have noticed that luck plays a roll in your production, some units are WAY WAY faster than others! Here are some examples

    PPM = Points per Minute

    p638_L939_K12M_ext = .03 PPM
    6 minutes per frame, 400 frames, 71 points

    p363_tip4p_pf2_Mg = .04 PPM
    14 minutes per %, 100%, 54.6 points

    p910_vill_str0_rf = .045 PPM
    about 12 minutes a %, 100%, 57 points
    Im not 100% sure on 910, its off my folding log, but I remember it being REALLY fast, I think 12 minutes


    Anyways, why are they so inconsistent? Is there a way to throw away your current work unit and get a new on in the console PC version?
     
  2. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

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    I'm sure it evens out, because with one slow one, you can end up with three fast ones. Folding is more than just racking up points, as much as we all enjoy our points, there is a purpose to it. Might as well crunch those WUs and stick it out! I do know what you are saying, though, this current one I am on is taking forever and it's only around 70%.
     
  3. Vlade thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Vlade

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    Yeah, it will probably even out, but it would help my score if I could get rid of those 70 point tinkers :(
     
  4. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Well, this current 70 point one if my first WU...so, I won't complain to get a decent little 70 point bump to get that score of "0" out of there.
     
  5. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    it's just a bore when u crunch the same proteins all month. eventually, points r all there is to look forward to.
     
  6. Vlade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Great, now im on Project 321, its only 51 points but each % takes 26 minutes!!!, and I was just about to get into the green color on extremeoverclockings site.
     
  7. visor macrumors 6502

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