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Message 20277 - Posted: 14 Feb 2015, 15:05:47 UTC

Estimated time to completion on all wu's I receive from Collatz is consistently off by a factor of ~150. This goes for all sizes of wu's, but specifically 'Large' wu's completing in under 12 hours are estimated to take 1600+ hours. My BOINC client therefore assigns high priority to these wu's, thereby holding up all other BOINC projects in which I participate.

Can I do anything to correct/reset those estimates?

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Message 20281 - Posted: 14 Feb 2015, 17:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 20277.

I see that you are currently running a Large Collatz Conjecture... (opencl_amd_gpu) and so far only have Consecutive valid tasks 4.

BOINC is horrible in initially estimating completion times and makes a best guess based on your hardware.

As with any new tasks you never have run before on any project, BOINC will gradually adjust the estimated completion times as you reach the magic number of 11 of those specific tasks run, returned and validated as it "learns your true hardware speed".
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