Originally Posted by hat
That's why I like the bigger buffers (I use 7-10 days). Unless something goes horribly wrong, they're pretty much impervious to downtime issues like the one we just had. Set yourself a big buffer like mine... minimum buffer 7 days, max buffer 10 days. It won't look like much right now, but once things get back up to speed your pcs will be flooded with work to do. This is what my buffer looked like during the downtime... notice the scrollbar! The config file that makes you automatically send units in as soon as they're done helps too, that way as soon as a unit is finished it goes out and another comes in to take its place.
All my rigs are set to 3 days right now and all are flooded with work except one. It is only getting enough work to cover the cores it's running (6). No extra work is under the task tab except the six units it has running. It should at the very least have a page full of work pending if not more. My other x6 unit has at the very least 40 units to do.