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What was Stanford's logic in giving "normal smp" (like some core a3 and a4) WU's such long preferred and final deadlines? The 8571 I am working now has a preferred deadline of 8.2 days and a final deadline of 13,6 days. I will get it done in 12 hrs. My theory is Stanford made an allowance for people with low level equipment to also play the folding game. With my i7-970 I am not big enough to go -bigadv but am overkill (no such thing as overkill on OCN) for a WU with a preferred deadline of 8.6 days. Could you even comprehend running the same WU for 13.6 days? I just bet this rarely happens but they had to make allowances. Sure would like to see some WU's made just for the guys that got kicked out of the -bigadv club. I remember when 8 core cpu's (4 plus hyperthreading) were allowed to work -bigadv. The WU's were of a size that you could easily get 3 done in 24hrs.
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To allow for low level equipment and non-24/7 folding (crazy, I know).

I agree it would be nice to see some mediumadv as a middleground, but I think it would be too much work for Stanford to divide the WU's into another category, I don't know though.
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