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Message 7225 - Posted: 10 Jun 2021, 1:14:44 UTC
One item on my Wish List is to limit the number of WUs downloaded to any individual computer. As an example, simply allow selecting 0 (one per thread), 1 day, 2 days or 3 days worth of work units. At this moment, and for several days now, there are over 2,500 WUs in progress. Browsing through several of them I see individual computers that still have over a hundred to process and have failed to meet the deadline on hundreds more. These have been reassigned and have extended the deadline beyond what was originally reasonable. The owner's of these WUs can only be frustrated by this turnaround. This is ridiculous.

The second item on my Wish List is that a WU not be counted as an Error when the server cancels it. Exceeding the deadline or an incorrect computation is an error. I see almost all of my error WUs were started and then cancelled just minutes or a little over an hour into the work because the original computer finally uploaded its answer - beyond the deadline. If you miss the deadline, you should be cancelled immediately and the new computer should be able to do the entire job without fear of being cancelled and wasting its time.

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Message boards : Wish list : Excessive WUs assigned and Errors meaningless.