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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Chicken Patty, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. KieX

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    Nope, servers are down atm, so we all gotta wait before WU are uploaded. This is a good reminder to check your additional work buffer is set to something other than default.

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    Just over half day, so just over 12hr should be good. Good thing I changed that from 0.25 which is 6hours.. otherwise this cruncher would be left with nothing to crunch. Until servers are back up
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    I forgot to change it on my i7 so it may have nothing to crunch soon if the servers don't get back up in the next 2hrs :banghead:
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    damn! so as I! forgot to change that work buffer! well, maybe i'll just have to wait too! Thanks for the info KieX! Muchas Gracias amigo!:D
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I changed all mine to 3 days work buffer, so I'm good as long as they get it back up in ~2 days
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  5. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Same here. Well I have two days.
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    maybe ill sound stupid, but work buffer? :-S
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    De nada colega!

    OK, servers seem to be down pretty bad. Guess I'll follow both your examples and increase the work buffer to couple days.

    Basically additional work buffer lets you choose how many days worth of WU your Boinc manager downloads whenever it connects to the server. So by having a few days for example, if you loose internet connection, or the servers are down, your computer will still have WU to crunch. Call it a failsafe to make sure you always have WU whatever the circumstance.

    You can change this in your WCG device profiles or, much quicker, by going to advanced->preferences and changing the number in the following box:

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    As hat & CP suggested, probably better to keep that number to a few days, so you don't end up with the WU shortage the rest of us might suffer.
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    thx man!, ill put it to 3 days then :toast:
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    Now, watch everyone have a BUMPER score tomorrow! :D
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    Seems everything's back in business! jeesh! I exhausted all my WU and for the past 4 hours my PC had nothing to do! :banghead: Have set my work buffer to 2 days now! :eek:
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    back in business baby :rockout:
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    you said it man!:toast:
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    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    I already have 1699pts today :p
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    i always use 3 days, exactly for this case;)

    so i wont have to make adjustments,yay!:laugh:
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Yep, same here, all of my rigs are set to 2-4 days
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine are set to two days. :toast:
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Going to be down from crunching for a few days. May stop folding also. See my specs for reasons being.
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    So you are waiting on new hardware Shaun?
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    I see that you got a Q8200 up runing. That resulted in a 8th place in the national ranking (last update, that is). Go for the front page (top 100). I do.
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    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    Congrats on the new hardware JR :toast:
    anyways i need more crunching power :banghead: I'm almost getting pie..

    also CP did you send the card out?
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  22. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Bro I wasn't able to today man. Backed up at work due to power outtage and I had something already to do at Lunch time. I'll send it out tomorrow during lunch time. I'll shoot you over the DC # once I have it. Sorry man.
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    Its cool shit happens :toast:
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    yeah man, thanks. I'll get it out tomorrow man.
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    Hey guys I see everyone talking about there work buffer.. I set mine to 2 days. If you don't plain on crunching 24/7 or have a some what fast rig.. then I wouldn't set past 2 days. You need to be able to finish the extra work.

    I'm sure our older members know what there rigs can and can't do (CP, ION, etc. hehehe) I'm just posting that information for our new members. :toast:
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