I've only been running Charity Engine for a few days, but a couple of times I've seen a job processing away with something like 500 hours to go as an estimate. Is this some sort of bug and if not how can I make sure this doesn't happen? I've aborted the jobs in the advanced view when I have seen them come up.
Hi Ben, Are these tasks listed as part of the climateprediction.net project when you look at the advanced view? If so, these are typical estimates.
These have very long runtimes and some computers may not complete by the deadline, but this is not wasteful. Progress periodically is uploaded and points awarded. I suggest taking a look at http://www.charityengine.com/forum/show-topic/1124 where it is discussed further.
Charity Engine is designed to run without worry or intervention. There rarely is a need to abort jobs or manage the tasks/projects.