When a computer is participating
Einsten@Home project using the
BOINC software it downloads and
processes work units / Tasks.
Time between work units:
I'm curious about the time it takes my
computer's GPU to finish a work unit.
I've noticed on my main computer that
it seems to stop processing at 99%. It
then does nothing for a noticeable
length of time (the GPU fans go quiet
as it's no longer under load). That
final 1% takes a long time when surely
the system could be doing more. The
advice for Einstein@home it to only
run one work unit at a time on a
graphics card (mainly due to GRAM
constraints), but surely if it ran
two, it could at least be getting on
with one while it's finishing
what is going on with these Tasks,
here are some being worked on:
what I can ascertain, "Gravitation
Wave search 02 Multi-Directional"
indicates this is data from LIGO's
"second run, O2, which ran from
November 2016 to August 2017, and
made 8 detections, 7 black hole
mergers, and the first neutron star
merger." as mentioned on the LIGO
page linked below.
"Gamma-ray pulsar search #5 1.08 (FGRPSSE)"
is data from the Fermi gamma-ray
satellite, link below.
as much as I can figure out so far!