[RC5] Global Stats
Basil A. Daoust
basildaoust at home.com
Thu Dec 16 09:50:45 EST 1999
I'm taking a wild leap here but you meant cross project not cross platform?
With all clients being of different speeds would maybe using some kind of
median value work?
i.e.. Run a Benchmark for all projects for all processor types and
compare the values to say rc5. If des blocks are completed 5 times as
fast say on average... then 5 des blocks equal 1 rc5. If later OGR
blocks take twice as long as a RC5 each would be worth say 2 rc5 blocks.
Nothing will be perfect... and if you want people to switch maybe making
term projects more valuable would be a good idea. Remember it is a fair amount
of effort for some to switch clients or upgrade. I only have 11 machines so
its not to much effort.
While we are at it, I think stats should be split up somehow, I don't see
why I should have to compete with a university lab on equal footing :-)
"Jim C. Nasby" wrote:
> Ok, now the real question is: how do we compile meaningful
> cross-platform stats? Oh, one other caveat: we want the clients to
> eventually be able to automagically figure out what project the machine
> that they're running on would be best suited for, and the weighting
> factors used in this calculation will most probably need to be worked
> into the stats as well (it's only fair that if a client decides it's
> best to do OGR, as an example, that the blocks done by that client get
> due credit on stats).
> blane wrote:
> > PM> Also, if teams competed against each other globally,
> > PM> across projects, rather than within them, they'd be
> > PM> more apt to switch clients to help out on the
> > PM> short-term stuff. The current stats show that the
> > PM> majority of us aren't cracking CSC keys at the moment.
> > PM> I can't help but think that some teams don't want to
> > PM> do CSC keys because they would loose ground in their
> > PM> RC5 standings.
> > Yap. This surely is true. in #distributed people are shouting that csc
> > is done within next 2 weeks. At least 'new' participants wouldnt
> > invest effort in that if they have an eye on rc5. Of course, i share
> > the thought that many 'power-teams' rather proceed with rc5; after all
> > csc could be much faster in the moment.
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