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wcg points fluctuations

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by stanhemi, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. stanhemi

    stanhemi New Member

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    Why the daily points fluctuated so much on WCG

    #1: Sometimes WCG/Boinc has server problems and goes down. This will cause you to lose work.

    #2: This allows cached units to age. Due to this aging the ratio of turn-in to approval time is somewhat less.

    Solution: set your cache (device profiles) higher



    This can be accomplished by going to:

    •Advanced View
    •Preferences
    •Network Usage
    •Additional Work Buffer (max is 10 days)*

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    *Be mindful of report deadlines
    *Don't set your cache too high or you might be turning in expired work units and thus not getting credit..
    I set mine to around 2 days

    (try what is best for your rig)

    monocore no more than 2.00
    core2duo/quad from 2.00 to 5.00
    i7 from 5.00 to 10.00
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2009
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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    I have all of my rigs set to 2-3 days cache, that way I don't have to worry about not having work if the internet goes down for a bit (or the WCG servers go down)
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    Thank you for the info stanhemi :toast:
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    Mindweaver Moderato®™ Staff Member

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    Great info stanhemi! Thanks! :toast:
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