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Message 22748 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 15:47:23 UTC

How is it that members like myself and so many others who have been doing for LHC for many years are left out? I see over one thousand members with work units done recently, many of whom have just joined in the past months. This while we veterans have not had any work for LHC in nearing a year? How is it decided who gets work and who doesn\'t and why?
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Message 22749 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 17:43:03 UTC - in response to Message 22748.  

How is it decided who gets work and who doesn\\\'t and why?


I think it\'s more down to knowing the \"window of opportunity\" and having plenty of hosts asking (begging!) for work.

My approach: A dozen hosts, resource share set to 10 times any other projects, and making sure the hosts are asking for work at the magic time on the magic day (i.e. not on a 3 hour holdoff).

Al.

p.s. The magic day of week and time is ... ubacrybcauby^DQX&£Q CARRIER DROP ;)

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Message 22750 - Posted: 7 May 2011, 17:48:46 UTC - in response to Message 22748.  

It is simply the luck of the draw. Their computers just happened to request LHC@home tasks when there was work while your computer(s) did not. It will never get any better than that so learn to live with it.

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