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WU Acquisition Question

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:20 am
by SepticGengar
Is there a setting for how much time I want it to wait in between attempts to acquire a new wu? I notice it gets longer with each failed attempt. Can I change this?

Re: WU Acquisition Question

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:30 am
by JimboPalmer
Welcome to Folding@Home!

No. The timeout is hard coded in the client.

It starts fairly rapidly then trails off. (I have been known to take Windows updates and then reboot when I want a new WU. Updating graphics drivers and rebooting is another excuse.)

Re: WU Acquisition Question

PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:34 am
by HaloJones
you can't change this no, but if you really want work and don't want to let the servers deliver work as best they can you can pause the affected slot, wait for a minute or so and then restart the slot. this will put the counters back to zero so the attempts will have a higher frequency.

note this does not guarantee you will get work any sooner. the servers are overloaded and there simply isn't as much work - particularly for gpus - as there are clients. this is being worked on and will get better real soon now.

Re: WU Acquisition Question

PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:48 am
by bruce
Note: The time interval is designed to avoid overloading a server which has been down and just come back on-line with a backlog of clients all looking for an assignment. Manually insisting that your "me first" attitude should pre-empt others who are also waiting for an assignment no matter who the server is dealing with doesn't benefit the science being done.

I can forgive an occasional pause/resume but it should not be over-used.