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Message 148 - Posted: 19 Sep 2004 | 15:12:21 UTC
Last modified: 22 Sep 2004 | 3:13:24 UTC

Congrats to the Pirates@Home team for getting test work units rolling out, but ...


See WU roger_1095564066 http://pirates.vassar.edu/workunit.php?wuid=10521

Two results have been returned. The one that used less CPU time claims more credit and is give that credit. The other (me) used more CPU time, claims less credit and gets none??


I know it's not all about the credits, but if they are going to be awarded, they ought to at least make a little sense

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Message 153 - Posted: 19 Sep 2004 | 22:47:41 UTC

Right now we are running the "trivial" validator. This means that the first result back gets all the credit, any other gets none. Not fair, I know,
but remember that this is a test and we are learning from the test.

Some of the work has been let out to two users at the same time, so for them it is a race. More recently we gave out some work to just one user at a time, which
is more appropriate for the trivial validator. And today we gave out some work
to two users at the same time, but with a minimum quorum of two. And that does
not seem to give anybody credit.

So in short, don't expect credit to work or be fair while we are testing things.
If you do work and return it then you are contributing to the project, even
if your credit score does not go up. Thanks for that.




-- Rusty McGee Johnson

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Message 156 - Posted: 20 Sep 2004 | 1:18:45 UTC
Last modified: 22 Sep 2004 | 3:14:39 UTC

Thanks -

At least it makes sense now.

ken

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