deadline benchmarking standards for SMP work units

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deadline benchmarking standards for SMP work units

Postby kasson » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:50 pm

We're setting new benchmarking standards for deadlines on non-bigadv SMP work units.
On all new projects, the preferred deadline will be 6x the time to completion on our Core i5 benchmark machine.
On all new projects, the final deadline will be 10x the time to completion on our Core i5 benchmark machine.

We are also extending the preferred deadline on projects 6701-6702 to 4.9 days to fit the new model. The final deadline will remain at 6 days so that we don't switch the k-factor midstream and potentially affect points values on running work units.

Bigadv work units will continue to have tighter deadlines. These are specifically designed for fast completion; all of our projects do valuable science, and we appreciate the contribution of all the machines that people use to contribute. Certain kinds of projects benefit require certain architectures, but participation in any of the FAH work unit categories is helpful to the project.

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Re: deadline benchmarking standards for SMP work units

Postby kasson » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:01 pm

As a quick clarification: the "retroactive" deadline change on 6701-2 means that we are not changing deadlines at this time for other running projects. Deadlines are determined at work unit issue; this change applies only to 6701 & 6702 work units issued from this time forward.
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