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Old 2015-07-04, 13:15   #1
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I have a number of computers in my account that have long since been retired and show up as

‡ At least one CPU has not reported for at least 90 days and appears lost.

You don't say, they been switched off in a couple of cases for nearly 2 1/2 years.

If I try and merge them all together I get this message

CPU 2830b206c2ac180e229132bf08f021d4 reported results after CPU a959ca01dddec56013a3f2a3f2a6c2ab was created

Wouldn't it make sense to have an option to "retire" computers and merge into one simply called "retired"?

I only have 7 in my list (including V4 results) but for some people this must run into dozens, hundreds or even thousands.
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Old 2015-07-04, 16:37   #2
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I have a number of computers in my account that have long since been retired and show up as

‡ At least one CPU has not reported for at least 90 days and appears lost.

You don't say, they been switched off in a couple of cases for nearly 2 1/2 years.

If I try and merge them all together I get this message

CPU 2830b206c2ac180e229132bf08f021d4 reported results after CPU a959ca01dddec56013a3f2a3f2a6c2ab was created

Wouldn't it make sense to have an option to "retire" computers and merge into one simply called "retired"?

I only have 7 in my list (including V4 results) but for some people this must run into dozens, hundreds or even thousands.
I'm not sure what you're hoping to do? If you don't want the old systems to show up anymore you can just "drop checked CPUs". Merging the data from different CPU's together wouldn't make much sense, I don't think. From the server point of view it's good to keep track of which systems submitted different results, in case one particular system had some problems. So no matter what, when looking at detailed info you would want and expect to see the original system name show up.

Even if you drop the old CPU's that are no longer in use, those original server names are kept... it just keeps them from showing up in that list. I've gone through my own systems and removed old stuff that I haven't used in a while and didn't need to be concerned about anymore.
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Old 2015-07-04, 17:24   #3
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If you drop your old CPU's, the "Efficiency in % of your computers" in your detailed statistics will be more realistic on the other hand in the CPU page of your accounts statistics you will no longer see the work they accomplished. But all their results are still in the database. The only reason not to drop CPU's that have been off-line for a long time is if you plan to reactivate them, they keep their "Reliability" and "Confidence".

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Old 2015-07-05, 18:31   #4
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I'm not sure what you're hoping to do? If you don't want the old systems to show up anymore you can just "drop checked CPUs". Merging the data from different CPU's together wouldn't make much sense, I don't think. From the server point of view it's good to keep track of which systems submitted different results, in case one particular system had some problems. So no matter what, when looking at detailed info you would want and expect to see the original system name show up.

Even if you drop the old CPU's that are no longer in use, those original server names are kept... it just keeps them from showing up in that list. I've gone through my own systems and removed old stuff that I haven't used in a while and didn't need to be concerned about anymore.
But does "dropping" a CPU remove it and the credits from my status page?
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But does "dropping" a CPU remove it and the credits from my status page?
Good question... I don't think so, but then I'm not totally sure. I'm pretty sure you still have all your credit but I'll defer to George on a definitive answer.
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But does "dropping" a CPU remove it and the credits from my status page?
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Good question... I don't think so, but then I'm not totally sure. I'm pretty sure you still have all your credit but I'll defer to George on a definitive answer.
The answer is definitely no : you will not loose your credit which is computed from all the results you submitted. For instance in my case the active computers total 44 567 GHz days of credit, while my total credit is 126 906 GHz days. Your active computers records are used to record their reliability and your efficiency only. You could drop all your computers but your credit would remain.

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But does "dropping" a CPU remove it and the credits from my status page?
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The answer is definitely no : you will not loose your credit which is computed from all the results you submitted. For instance in my case the active computers total 44 567 GHz days of credit, while my total credit is 126 906 GHz days. Your active computers records are used to record their reliability and your efficiency only. You could drop all your computers but your credit would remain.

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Put another way, credit = results, and we certainly aren't throwing away the latter, so not the former either.
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Old 2015-07-07, 16:05   #8
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The answer is definitely no : you will not loose your credit which is computed from all the results you submitted. For instance in my case the active computers total 44 567 GHz days of credit, while my total credit is 126 906 GHz days. Your active computers records are used to record their reliability and your efficiency only. You could drop all your computers but your credit would remain.

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I've deleted at least a dozen CPUs myself over the years and have lost a grant total of 0 results and 0 GhzDays.
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