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Runtime Error 2018-01-07 18:19

Option to prefer higher category work?
 
Is there an option for a machine to prefer (say) Category 4 work?

I have machines with enough credit to qualify for Cat 1 or even Cat 0 work, but occasionally they are needed to run non-GIMPS work for weeks to months at a time, during which assignments can expire. Increasing "days of work to queue" can only get you up to Cat 2, which really isn't high enough. Besides, I dislike having stale assignments lingering in queue. Similarly, manual testing isn't really viable; I don't want to log into a machine every time it is ready for a new test.

Is there a solution to this? Thanks!

PS: Congrats to everyone on M50!!!

heliosh 2018-01-07 18:28

Have you set [URL="https://www.mersenne.org/thresholds/"]this[/URL] to "Your account is not set to get the smallest possible exponents."?

patrik 2018-01-07 18:55

You should be able to get Cat 3 exponents by setting "days of work to queue" to at least 11.

Runtime Error 2018-01-07 19:00

Thanks for the quick replies!

[QUOTE=heliosh;476865]Have you set [URL="https://www.mersenne.org/thresholds/"]this[/URL] to "Your account is not set to get the smallest possible exponents."?[/QUOTE]

Yes. I think this setting only affects Cat 0 assignments.

[QUOTE=patrik;476869]You should be able to get Cat 3 exponents by setting "days of work to queue" to at least 11.[/QUOTE]

You're right. I can get Cat 3 this way. This should work for now. Thank you.



Still, is there a way to get Cat 4?

Madpoo 2018-01-07 20:20

[QUOTE=Runtime Error;476872]...
Still, is there a way to get Cat 4?[/QUOTE]

From the [URL="https://www.mersenne.org/thresholds/"]assignment thresholds[/URL] page, to qualify for cat 3:
[QUOTE]Computer must have enough LL and DC GHz-days over the last 120 days to indicate the assignment will be completed in 90 days.[/QUOTE]

So... if your computer isn't turning in that much, it'll get cat 4 eventually. But don't worry about getting cat 3 either, in your case. You still have 9 months to complete those, and if you're still managing to get assignments done in 90 days, then cat 3 makes sense anyway.


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