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Still fairly new to BOINC but I've run into a pickle.

Running Aqua@home, never seems to work right. I get "D-Wave's Redfield Open Quantum Simulation: Multi-Threaded" and it takes over 48hrs to get to 50%, finish time keeps counting up. Says 32hrs to completion. That was 19hrrs ago. Still says 32hrs.

This is the second WU like this from Aqua. I aborted it again. Not work my time and effort if it's going to just sit around.

Anyone experience this? My processor is a 9950BE @ 2.6Ghz.

    
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Ummmm..... I don't run AQUA but I've noticed that with other projects that the estimates are totally off. One WU I got for another project I'm running estimated something like 17 hours but completed in a little over an hour, another time I got an estimate of just under 2 hours minutes but it completed in like 11 hours or something. Also, yes my "to completion" times count up as well but they sometimes go down, I believe when the WU makes a checkpoint otherwise yeah for me they count up as well.

Unless the WU's are due back in a short amount of time (ie. at your current rate they're not going to finish) I wouldn't worry about it.
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Well the estimates may be off, but the time elasped isn't. I spent nearly 3 days on a single WU and it was still just over 50%. This happened twice. Only with the D-Wave's Redfield Open Quantum Simulation: Multi-Threaded WU.
    
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On AQUA's website under Your Account > AQUA@home preferences > Edit AQUA@home preferences there is an option to choose what applications to run. Uncheck the ROQS box to keep from getting these huge units.
Edited by sks72 - 2/22/11 at 3:37pm
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On AQUA's website under Your Account > AQUA@home preferences > Edit AQUA@home preferences there is an option to choose what applications to run. Uncheck the ROQS box to keep from getting these huge units.
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That is how the Roqs units work, they go through a slowdown phase til around 60% then they complete very quickly. The credit payout is huge, often close to 100k credits. They're definitely worth doing if you want to earn a lot of credit.
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That is how the Roqs units work, they go through a slowdown phase til around 60% then they complete very quickly. The credit payout is huge, often close to 100k credits. They're definitely worth doing if you want to earn a lot of credit.
Question since I am interested in running these units, how long do these typically take to complete and how long is the deadline for them? (I ask because I don't like downloading a unit and then aborting it :/ )
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On my i7 @ 3.8 about 40-48 hours. The deadline on the ones I worked was sometime in April, so it looks like ~2 months.
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I ran a few units on my 1055T and it took nearly 5 days to complete. You definitely shouldn't have to abort them, if you're happy to stick with one WU for upto a week then you shouldn't have a problem running them. It's worth pointing out that they offer lower credit than the Fokker-Planck WUs.
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Okay you convinced me to try again. Now that I know they aren't hanging.

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