1) Message boards : Number crunching : When can we expect the next batch of wu's? (Message 14486)
Posted 6 Aug 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
Post:
Just leave your computer attached to LHC. Your computer will grab them when they're available.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : WHY?? (Message 14455)
Posted 27 Jul 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
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This is a volunteer project.

If it makes you so angry to yell randomly on the internet then maybe you should go to another project.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : I think we should restrict work units (Message 14366)
Posted 19 Jul 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
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Of course it's luck. I thought me saying that we should beat him up and take his work units would have been a clue that I was joking -_-
4) Message boards : Number crunching : I think we should restrict work units (Message 14362)
Posted 18 Jul 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
Post:
This guy got 50 new ones today!

http://lhcathome.cern.ch/show_host_detail.php?hostid=90486

Let's beat him up and take his work units!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : I think we should restrict work units (Message 14249)
Posted 7 Jul 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
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KABLAM!

I had no idea my random idea to chew on would create THE BIGGEST FIGHT EVER!!!
6) Message boards : Number crunching : I think we should restrict work units (Message 13390)
Posted 17 Apr 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
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If an LHC staff member told me I was wrong, then I'd listen.

I was making fun of the fact that you basically said "I'm right until someone from LHC says I'm wrong." I was using that rationale to say "cows could fly until someone from LHC likewise says I was wrong."

Meaning, the lack of an LHC member telling you that you're wrong doesn't necessarily mean that you're right - it could also mean LHC scientists don't read the board and haven't even seen your post.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : I think we should restrict work units (Message 13388)
Posted 16 Apr 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
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I like that logic.

Until someone from LHC tells me I'm wrong, I'm going assume the moon is made of cheese and that cows can fly.

Duck here comes a cow!
8) Message boards : Number crunching : I think we should restrict work units (Message 13376)
Posted 15 Apr 2006 by [B^S] MattDavis
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I love LHC, and I realize it's different from the other BOINC projects in that it doesn't have continuous work to send out. It sends out work, and analyzes those results before sending out the next batch.

I notice that this is slowed down by a minority of users who set their caches to maximum. When the number of work units available hits zero, we still have to wait a week or more while the people who grab a maximum number of units empty their cache before the scientists can even begin the analyzing process.

That doesn't help the project - that's greed by people who want the most LHC units.

When the number of available units hits zero, the scientists shouldn't have to wait more than a day or two. I suggest that the project limit the number of work units per computer to 2-3 at any given time. That way, as soon as all the work is sent out LHC will get them all back very soon after. Once a work unit is sent back, that computer can have another.

This will speed up work-unit generation for all of us (my cache is set very low and every work unit I get is sent back within 12 hours, since I have other projects running too) since LHC scientists will get their work back faster and thus be able to create the next batch sooner.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : copy to dev temp (Message 4955)
Posted 6 Nov 2004 by [B^S] MattDavis
Post:
According to his posts on the SETI board, he says he can't login here to change his name because he's banned.



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