[plans] distributed.net .plan update

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Fri Apr 7 21:00:01 EDT 2000


distributed .plan updates in the last 24 hours: 
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bwilson :: 07-Apr-2000 16:26 (Friday) ::

OK, I know I'm supposed to be getting OGR stats working, but I couldn't
stand it any longer.

I've made some tweaks to the RC5-64 stats processing to eliminate some
unnecessary bottlenecks and resource usage.  Things like eliminating
"distinct" in the same query with "group by", since "group by" will return
distinct groups anyway. And like updating three fields at once instead of
three separate queries.

Also, I changed the ranking scripts so, in the case of a tie for rank,
the newest participant (largest id) will be listed first.  This should
allow new members to see themselves in the ranking list sooner.  Before,
they were sorted low-to-high ID.

Apart from the sorting, the only visible impact should be a slight (and
I do mean slight) increase in processing speed.

On a personal note, I wanted to apologize that the OGR stats are taking
so long.  The rewrite is turning out to be more involved than I thought.
I'm trying to control the scope-creep, and also juggle my time with work
and now, buying a house.  I have been making inroads, but I've still got
some work before we can start testing.

Thanks for your patience, and for all the cycles!


bwilson :: 07-Apr-2000 16:26 (Friday) ::

OK, I know I'm supposed to be getting OGR stats working, but I couldn't
stand it any longer.

I've made some tweaks to the RC5-64 stats processing to eliminate some
unnecessary bottlenecks and resource usage.  Things like eliminating
"distinct" in the same query with "group by", since "group by" will return
distinct groups anyway. And like updating three fields at once instead of
three separate queries.

Also, I changed the ranking scripts so, in the case of a tie for rank,
the newest participant (largest id) will be listed first.  This should
allow new members to see themselves in the ranking list sooner.  Before,
they were sorted low-to-high ID.

Apart from the sorting, the only visible impact should be a slight (and
I do mean slight) increase in processing speed.

On a personal note, I wanted to apologize that the OGR stats are taking
so long.  The rewrite is turning out to be more involved than I thought.
I'm trying to control the scope-creep, and also juggle my time with work
and now, buying a house.  I have been making inroads, but I've still got
some work before we can start testing.

Thanks for your patience, and for all the cycles!


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