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Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby msp86 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:32 pm

The Folding Client desperately needs a reject-Project-Button: e.g. a project with an ETA of 5 days is just not feasible (less in a timeframe of 6 days), now it blocks my GPU for any reasonable project for another 6 days.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby petnek » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:06 pm

Which GPU are you using?
Isn't this estimation showing just before reaching first % of work unit?
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby TomJohnson » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:00 pm

Go to Work folder then Trash current Work, Empty Trash then either Pause then Fold or Restart computer to fix this problem.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby Akaanc » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:26 pm

I wish I had work units for 5days. Its not blocking your gpu it gives you a big work unit why do you complain? We are waiting for work units here..
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby JimboPalmer » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:28 pm

F@H tries real hard to prevent cherry picking.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby msp86 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:02 pm

TomJohnson wrote:Go to Work folder then Trash current Work, Empty Trash then either Pause then Fold or Restart computer to fix this problem.

Thanks, it worked! Now I can contribute again.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby zexmaxwell » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:40 pm

under no circumstances you should be dumping your WU. because the server is expecting you to complete the WU since it was assigned to you. the client will tell you the ETA of the project, you just need to let it run for a few %s so it can grasp the ETA. most work units shouldn't take more then a day.

If you need your hardware, you can always pause the WU.

there is lots of people that are here to help the researchers. if a person is just going to sit in queue only to dump their task, then frankly you shouldn't be folding. since that WU could have gone to someone else that would have finished it for the researcher.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby msp86 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:54 pm

That's the point! It won't finish under any circumstance with an ETA of five days! That's wasted folding power!
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby Joe_H » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:59 pm

msp86 wrote:That's the point! It won't finish under any circumstance with an ETA of five days!

How long did you let it run? You never mentioned that, or what project it was from, or what hardware you were running it on. The estimation in the client will not be accurate until you have completed a percent or two on a project your system has not worked on before. It does keep some information about previous WU's from a project, estimates for run time of a WU from a previously processed project will be more accurate, sooner.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby DustoMan » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:07 pm

Joe_H wrote:
msp86 wrote:That's the point! It won't finish under any circumstance with an ETA of five days!

How long did you let it run? You never mentioned that, or what project it was from, or what hardware you were running it on. The estimation in the client will not be accurate until you have completed a percent or two on a project your system has not worked on before. It does keep some information about previous WU's from a project, estimates for run time of a WU from a previously processed project will be more accurate, sooner.


I second this, there's no hardware configuration that is going to have one project take 5 days to complete and another project on the same hardware takes a significant amount of time less than that. I'm thinking you didn't let the WU run long enough to get an accurate ETA. Which then means you dumped a WU for NOTHING. DO NOT TRASH OR SHUT OFF a work unit that you don't have the intention of finishing. When you want to take a long break from folding, hit Finish and let the current WUs complete.

As to your request for a "Reject" button, this software has been running for years, if it was felt there's a need for such a button it would be there already. But it not because they don't want people playing favorites and gaming the system.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby msp86 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:15 pm

DustoMan wrote:
Joe_H wrote:
msp86 wrote:That's the point! It won't finish under any circumstance with an ETA of five days!

How long did you let it run? You never mentioned that, or what project it was from, or what hardware you were running it on. The estimation in the client will not be accurate until you have completed a percent or two on a project your system has not worked on before. It does keep some information about previous WU's from a project, estimates for run time of a WU from a previously processed project will be more accurate, sooner.


I second this, there's no hardware configuration that is going to have one project take 5 days to complete and another project on the same hardware takes a significant amount of time less than that. I'm thinking you didn't let the WU run long enough to get an accurate ETA. Which then means you dumped a WU for NOTHING. DO NOT TRASH OR SHUT OFF a work unit that you don't have the intention of finishing. When you want to take a long break from folding, hit Finish and let the current WUs complete.

As to your request for a "Reject" button, this software has been running for years, if it was felt there's a need for such a button it would be there already. But it not because they don't want people playing favorites and gaming the system.


As for the project, I didn't note it down. im running an radeon rx 580. And it ran about half an hour and was at 0.12%. About... you get the idea.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby msp86 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:23 pm

Me saying a researcher that makes 5 day work units should be dumped from the project.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby Joe_H » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:23 pm

And that would still be an inaccurate estimate of the progress.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby _r2w_ben » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:57 pm

On rare occasions, work units do get generated with the wrong number of steps.

Please report them in the Issues with a Specific Work Unit forum when this happens.

Also, pay attention to the Timeout date shown in FAHControl to get an idea of whether your machine will finish in time. Some projects have larger work units that take longer.
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Re: Urgent: Reject Project Button

Postby rhavern » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:57 pm

Until the first percent of the WU is completed, the client is guessing at how long each frame will take based on available data. Even then, the first percent is usually the slowest, but times can vary between frames throughout the work unit. Patience grasshopper. :-)
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