[RC5] client versions - AIX

waldo kitty wkitty42 at alltel.net
Wed Oct 2 14:18:00 EDT 2002


this is what checkpoint files are for... /ALL/ my machines use
checkpoint files... all my machines are on UPS', too...

Blain Nelson wrote:
> 
> 10/2/2002 7:59:54 AM, "Timothy Marsh" <Timothy.Marsh at usm.edu> wrote:
> 
> >
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Jack Beglinger" <jackb at guppy.us>
> >To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> >Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2002 3:32 PM
> >Subject: RE: [RC5] client versions - AIX
> >
> >> First off, a week is too long for any work unit.  It was also the most
> >current
> >> version available.   OGR has no appeal to me - for this very reason.
> >
> >Since the same amount of credit is given no matter how long the unit is, it
> >seems to me that the only problem with having a longer unit is that it
> >delays the update of your stats until it is finished.  I can see how stats
> >junkies (I must admit I love stats too) would have a problem with this, but
> >I imagine most stats junkies also have some faster machines that don't take
> >more than a day to do an average OGR unit.  I don't think a week is that
> >long to wait.
> >
> 
> The problem with taking a week is that, if your system crashes in that week, you lose the whole block.
> My P90 took huge amounts of time to do OGR-25 blocks, and would crash before they were done semi-
> consistently.
> 
> I recognize there are features which can mitigate this somewhat, but point it out as another problem
> with work units that take too much time.
> 
> Take care,
> Blain
> 
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