Posts by Ged

1) Message boards : Number crunching : Tells us your thoughts on granting credit for large protein, long-running tasks (Message 95350)
Posted 25 Apr 2020 by Ged
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For me, personally, I'm not driven by the credits granted for running work units; It's about contributing to the science, either by running work units which model a particular behaviour or sheer crunching of data for further treatment or research candidate selection/rejection.

I'd rather the see application development *and* testing effort be expended producing efficient and effective code. I'd also like to see more realistic operational criteria being assigned to work units so as not to 'waste' computing effort (and electricity) by having my machines swamped with, often, spuriously defined deadlines, maybe by including some operational acceptance testing rather than just functional tests.

That's my 10c's worth ;-)

Ged

Ged, I just wanted to clarify, are you basically suggesting that you'd like to see some way to control the deadline of the work you receive? Or have a way to only be assigned WUs that have 8 day deadlines? Or are you referring to cases where the BOINC Manager gets tricked into requesting more R@h work than is required to fill your work cache, and to complete before the 3 day deadlines?


Mod.Sense Not to control the deadline of received WUs nor only accepting 8-day deadline WUs, it's more the latter case but some means to ensure that a WU has a realistic deadline for a given WU's payload.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Tells us your thoughts on granting credit for large protein, long-running tasks (Message 95061)
Posted 21 Apr 2020 by Ged
Post:
For me, personally, I'm not driven by the credits granted for running work units; It's about contributing to the science, either by running work units which model a particular behaviour or sheer crunching of data for further treatment or research candidate selection/rejection.

I'd rather the see application development *and* testing effort be expended producing efficient and effective code. I'd also like to see more realistic operational criteria being assigned to work units so as not to 'waste' computing effort (and electricity) by having my machines swamped with, often, spuriously defined deadlines, maybe by including some operational acceptance testing rather than just functional tests.

That's my 10c's worth ;-)

Ged






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