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Charity Engine Project Tasks Impossible to Complete


Garrett B
ID: 3819
Posts: 8
22 Jul 2015 02:51 AM

I have received mulitple Charity Engine Tasks from the Charity Engine Project, that aprox. 200,000 GFLOPs, taking an average of 20 hours for one task to complete. But, the report deadline has been two hours and some change from when I receive the task. 

Is this just me or is this an universal problem. 


Rytis Slatkevičius
ID: 195
Posts: 54
23 Jul 2015 06:58 AM

The application you are running is actually set up to terminate after about 1 hour, so deadline of 2 hours should be reasonable.

Even if the task runs for a longer period of time and cannot complete before deadline, we also accept partial results. And if the server thinks that there is no point in you completing the task, it will cancel the task so that you do not waste CPU time - but again, you will be credited for the job done.


Denis Džula
ID: 709366
Posts: 2
16 Jan 2016 07:44 PM

I have a similiar problem but much much longer WU


Rytis Slatkevičius
ID: 195
Posts: 54
18 Jan 2016 09:35 AM

It is normal; you will see that the task completes in 1 hour, even though BOINC for some reason estimates much longer task duration.


Denis Džula
ID: 709366
Posts: 2
18 Jan 2016 04:18 PM

Okay then but still, I have got 0 credits so far.


Rytis Slatkevičius
ID: 195
Posts: 54
19 Jan 2016 07:40 AM

Thank you, there really was an issue. You should now start seeing credits appear on your account as you process work.