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#1 credits

Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 pm

Is anyone else seeing a reduction in payouts over the past 3 or 4 days?

I am seeing quite a sharp decline (maybe up to 30%). First thought was that it might be down to my upgrading nearly all my machines to an Ubuntu system containing the linux kernel fix for the Spectre vulnerability.

Then I noticed that 2 big machines were suffering similar declines - one Linux Mint 19 which was not upgraded & one freeBSD to which is doesn't apply.

I looked at my job mixture and am seeing a LOT of Mapping Cancer Markers jobs so perhaps that is part of the reason
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Unread post by scole of TSBT » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:01 pm

Check your WCG results and see how many MCM WUs are in Pending Validation status. If it's a lot, that could be the reason.
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Unread post by davidBAM » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:16 pm

Yes thanks, that pretty much explains it I think. In point of fact, I don't seem to be seeing much performance drop on the new Ubuntu machines either. It can be a bit hard to discern precise performance when I am just taking a mix of WCG jobs as I get them (apart from MIPS).

Dammit, I wish I thought these things through for myself before asking. I figured my machines would be trusted by now but perhaps the re-install changed that.

I even used my own website software to check your theory as that gives me daily totals of amount credited AND amount pending per machine. Surprisingly stupid at times me.
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Unread post by Bryan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:06 am

There is one project that does not trust any machines. It may be MCM where you will always require a wingman.
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#5 Re: credits

Unread post by davidBAM » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:13 am

Ah okay

I am certainly getting mostly MCM at the moment. Probably because someone got all the high-paying Zika jobs in December :roll: :lol: :lol:

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Unread post by Bryan » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:21 am

Don'tcha just hate it when that happens :lol:

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