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Message 732 - Posted: 1 Jan 2005 | 23:42:08 UTC

Just been doing a bit of rooting about.

Last night I managed to get a grand total of 9 WU's to process on 3 machines.

Found one comp that got 143 WU's.

With the shortage of work around here, would it not be better to have a limit on amount of work sent to each comp?

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Message 748 - Posted: 3 Jan 2005 | 13:28:44 UTC

As many of the crew have noticed, the workunits on Pirates@Home are rather short.
So to keep one machine from getting a lot of them, work is throttled out slowly,
so that each machine only gets a little when it connects.

That's how it usually works, but if the domain restrictions are in effect then work can pile up, and when the restriction is lifted then the first few machines that connect may get a lot more workunits. That is probably what happend to the machine you were refering to.

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