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Old 2018-01-07, 18:19   #1
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Default 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!!!
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Old 2018-01-07, 18:28   #2
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Have you set this to "Your account is not set to get the smallest possible exponents."?
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Old 2018-01-07, 18:55   #3
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You should be able to get Cat 3 exponents by setting "days of work to queue" to at least 11.
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Old 2018-01-07, 19:00   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies!

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Have you set this to "Your account is not set to get the smallest possible exponents."?
Yes. I think this setting only affects Cat 0 assignments.

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You should be able to get Cat 3 exponents by setting "days of work to queue" to at least 11.
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?
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Old 2018-01-07, 20:20   #5
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Still, is there a way to get Cat 4?
From the assignment thresholds page, to qualify for cat 3:
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Computer must have enough LL and DC GHz-days over the last 120 days to indicate the assignment will be completed in 90 days.
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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