Sorry if this has been answered, but is it just me, or are there a rather huge number of Woodall tasks that have many invalids and errors? I don't recall ever sending an invalid response, but it seems like 80% of everybody else sends them continuously.
John Honorary cruncher Send message Joined: 21 Feb 06 Posts: 2876 ID: 2449 Credit: 2,681,934 RAC: 0
I might add I'm running a C2D E6400 (2.13GHz) overclocked to 3.0GHz on air. So this shouldn't be that difficult to return these results without errors, no?
One would wish for this to be the case. However, the longer these tests become, the higher the risk that overclocking will produce an error.
A machine like yours might complete 250 PPS WU's with only 1 invalid. That's about 48 hours of work. However, when processing a 48 hour WU, the risk increases of that single WU possibly ending as an invalid.
Even if we increase the success to 2000 PPS WU's to 1 invalid. That's still only 8 valids to 1 invalid for Woodall.
With that said, most of the errors in the WU's you listed fortunately have 0 processing time...so no lost computing time. However, for the ones that have 2 days of work only to be marked invalid or error while computing is very frustrating.
The incidence of these has not increased recently. Rather, they have been slowing increasing in direct relationship to the length of the WU. The longer the WU, the higher risk of an error being introduced.