LHC Sixtrack News
Very long jobs
I am now going to submit just a few hundred verylog 10**7 turn jobs to complete two studies.I think this will be OK now; we shall see.
These tasks are stupidly long taking at least 50 hours to complete, compared to the usual 6-10 hours for non "very long tasks". If I catch any in time on my pharm I abort them asap.
Similarly, I have aborted all remaining Oproject tasks that had an estimated 20 minutes duration but actually took 6 to 18 hours to complete. I won't be returning to that project until they fix the tasks duration to something reasonable eg <12 hours AND the estimated duration MUST be close to accurate. I don't understand what it is with these project managers / admins, why they try to "trick' volunteers into running their projects with estimated or supposedly short tasks only to pi$$ us off completely. With 125+ other projects to run there is plenty of other stuff to crunch.
I've seen 90+ hour -estimated on download- tasks last week, but they finished far earlier