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Message 619 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 7:42:22 UTC

The drip feeder will kick in later today.

I've got 64,000 WU waiting in the wings.
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Message 623 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 13:34:04 UTC

If you've got WU problems I feel bad for you son. I got 99 problems but a GFlop ain't one.

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Message 625 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 20:31:09 UTC

What exactly is a drip feeder, and what is it designed to do?

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Message 626 - Posted: 21 Sep 2012, 22:02:47 UTC - in response to Message 625.

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It's a gardening metaphor (my Dad was a Gardner). The idea is to feed you guys enough work units to keep you growing, without over feeding you or under feeding you.

It also allows us to tweak parameters for galaxies as we process the results.
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Message 641 - Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 4:39:10 UTC - in response to Message 626.
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It's a gardening metaphor (my Dad was a Gardner). The idea is to feed you guys enough work units to keep you growing, without over feeding you or under feeding you.

It also allows us to tweak parameters for galaxies as we process the results.


Don't forget to water your garden Kevin =)
(just looking at work buffer...)

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Message 642 - Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 6:19:00 UTC - in response to Message 641.

@Mankka

I'm tweaking it at the moment to find a good high and low water mark.

We do around 600 - 800 WU's an hour. So the feeder checks every hour to see if we have 1500 left. If not it drops 2000 new work units in
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