Quick look at August entry statistics

Ian Harris ID: 2532 Posts: 6
29 Aug 2012 10:44 AM

I saw the list of entries to the prize draw was made available, so I had a quick look at the statistics to see where I was in the list.

Average count: 34,806

Median count: 9,776

Max count: 1,196,131  (wow!)

My 136,399 ranks me at number 74.

Thats been generated on an intel i7 2.4Ghz running pretty much 24/7 at 60% of CPU. So theres some big groups of processors out there to get the higher numbers.

Matt ID: 44 Posts: 293
29 Aug 2012 10:16 PM

Hi Ian.  Just a heads-up -- the Prize Draw list is a list of users, not computers.  So lots of users -- more than half -- have more than one machine.  (I think our biggest user has 15 machines.)

Also, we were for a while running a project that was more bandwidth constrained than CPU constrained: for this project a slower machine with a faster net connection might have outperformed a fast-CPU machine with a comparatively slower network connection.  (*That project is now completed, though.)

Ian Harris ID: 2532 Posts: 6
30 Aug 2012 07:52 AM

Thanks Matt.. I'd grouped three machines into my account in the beginning.. But 2 out of three were ... 'legacy' :-)  and not adding much to my total!

But 15 machines? Thats going to help your workload alot!

Zac ID: 3290 Posts: 5
30 Aug 2012 02:53 PM

My count is only 30k, but have only been running the project within work hours 4/5 days a week for about a month. Am quite lucky to have an 8 core Mac Pro working for me (3.2Ghz per core) so when it is on it does power through work.

Matt ID: 44 Posts: 293
30 Aug 2012 03:13 PM

Thanks, Zac -- And Thanks, Ian...  And good luck w. the draws :)

Ian Harris ID: 2532 Posts: 6
12 Sep 2012 08:38 AM

For anyone curious, the winner was ranked 185 in the entry list.