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Message 493 - Posted: 16 Sep 2017, 18:44:09 UTC

Not a bug per say, but just noticing BOINC, even on my fastest machine (an i7) seems to have a rather high expected time to complete work.

Actual completion times is quite less. Supposedly BOINC is suppose to learn and get better at estimating completion times, but it doesn't seem to have affected the times.

At the positive side, this serves as a siphon and not dumping too much work out there and killing the server in the process.

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Message 496 - Posted: 16 Sep 2017, 19:28:02 UTC - in response to Message 493.

Not a bug per say, but just noticing BOINC, even on my fastest machine (an i7) seems to have a rather high expected time to complete work.

Actual completion times is quite less. Supposedly BOINC is suppose to learn and get better at estimating completion times, but it doesn't seem to have affected the times.

At the positive side, this serves as a siphon and not dumping too much work out there and killing the server in the process.

Unfortunately, I cannot estimate the completion time without calculating the atomic density of the processed material first. And the atomic density is calculating on the host and not on the server, so the expected completion time is usually incorrect but the progress bar should be accurate.

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Message 497 - Posted: 17 Sep 2017, 15:49:11 UTC - in response to Message 496.

It was just something I noticed and I said, not really a bug.

I actually rather have it on the higher side than the lower side. I had an Asteroids unit that said about a half hour left and I came back half hour later and it said 27 minutes left...

The progress bar does indeed seem to progress correctly which makes it kind of funny when you're at 80% and your remaining time is the same as the computed time. But BOINC always seems to struggle with the times...

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