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Got my new memory earlier today and I want to take down my TC rig for some tweaking and stability testing. The problem is that it's currently folding a 6903 with 3days18h left and I'm anxious to get the new parts in.

So I was thinking I could move this WU over to my other rig and let it finish there, but NOT uploading since that has to be done on the same machine it downloaded to. And since this is a TC-rig in tight competition I don't wanna tweak while the time runs away on the deadline and such, or worse cause instability and loose the WU. Would it be acceptable to move WU from rig1 to rig2, fold on rig2 NOT uploading, move back to rig1 and upload from there? I will loose some time with the shuffling but that's negligible I'd say. Would I encounter a problem with this approach?

tl;dr
  • Move WU from rig1->rig2
  • Fold WU on rig2, NOT uploading
  • Move back to rig1 and upload
  • All fine and dandy?
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post #2 of 7
I've done shuffling WU's across platforms AMD (32 cores) and
Intel (24 cores) and I haven't seen any problems.

I keep on shuffling WU's specially when I have to test something into
my machines. I have to transfer the WU into other machine just
to keepup with the submission date. Then transfer back when I am
done with my testing and resume the WU.


AMD/INTEL -> INTEL/AMD
ITEL/AMD <- AMD/INTEL



hth
Edited by dhenzjhen - 10/7/11 at 10:59am
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There's been discussions on this before but I can't remember the outcome.
I want to say it might have affected bonus points but that may be pure jibber jabber...

E: I'd listen to dhenzjhen before me since I'm not actually a bigadv/SMP folder.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by arvidab View Post
Got my new memory earlier today and I want to take down my TC rig for some tweaking and stability testing. The problem is that it's currently folding a 6903 with 3days18h left and I'm anxious to get the new parts in.

So I was thinking I could move this WU over to my other rig and let it finish there, but NOT uploading since that has to be done on the same machine it downloaded to. And since this is a TC-rig in tight competition I don't wanna tweak while the time runs away on the deadline and such, or worse cause instability and loose the WU. Would it be acceptable to move WU from rig1 to rig2, fold on rig2 NOT uploading, move back to rig1 and upload from there? I will loose some time with the shuffling but that's negligible I'd say. Would I encounter a problem with this approach?

tl;dr
  • Move WU from rig1->rig2
  • Fold WU on rig2, NOT uploading
  • Move back to rig1 and upload
  • All fine and dandy?
Should work for you....same type rig, right?
post #5 of 7
If you transfer it back to the original machine, it'll submit fine. If you submit it with a different machine ID, it'll ditch your bonus points
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Originally Posted by sstnt View Post
Should work for you....same type rig, right?
Same same, yes. Only a bit slower. But that rig is on the agenda after the TC gets some love.
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As long as it uploads form the same computer it was downloaded, no problem.
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