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Old 2008-12-29, 07:08   #16
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Originally Posted by mdettweiler View Post
Whoops. I was *so* sure of my calculations--I had gotten the 2 days and 5 days figures by looking at the results file for today, and seeing that the server had processed about n=2K from the time the results were copied off yesterday, to the time when I looked at the file (not long before the results were to be copied off for today). Thus, I assumed IB5000 was progressing at a rate of ~2K per day, and thus, with the leading edge being at ~606K, it would be about 2 days before it would reach 610K.

And, of course, assuming that the rate of n=2K per day remained roughly constant, then n=10K would take about 5 days to complete. Of course, you're right, I shouldn't have been quite so impulsive with sending such a big file for the server, and should have first considered the distinct possibility that the processing rate would drop somewhat since, as you said, you'll probably be shifting some of your IB5000 cores to other work once the server reaches 610K.

Oh well--as you said, it will dry eventually.


No biggie. Shall I post more files?
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