Einstein @ HomeS5R3 Work Unit Crunch Time Ready Reckoner V2.0( UNOFFICIAL )Please follow these steps to obtain estimates of work unit behaviour |
Step 1Firstly we need to find and examine the work unit identifier. It looks rather like this : h1_XXXX.XX_S5R2__YYY_S5R3a_??
XXXX.XX is a decimal number like 345.67 which is the search frequency F for the unit. YYY is an integer number like 123 which is the sequence number S for the unit. All times are in seconds. Consistent predictions for data from a single machine only. DO NOT put commas in numeric fields! |
Step 2We will first calculate the period of the work unit cycle. This depends upon the sky search frequency. |
Step 3Now we will calculate the phase of the work unit within the cycle, and sequence numbers with similar runtimes. This depends upon the work unit sequence number. |
Step 4 [ OPTIONAL ]You may wish to attempt an estimation of the expected peak runtime of your work unit sequence, and it's variance. This depends upon data about other completed units of the same sky search frequency. You will need to provide the running time and sequence number for each of 2 to 8 work units. If any negative or zero values are entered that unit will be ignored. Better estimates will generally be obtained with more work units and with a wider spread sequence numbers. |
Step 5To finish we will calculate the expected runtime of your work unit. This depends upon estimates of the peak runtime and the runtime variance. |
Enjoy! Cheers, Mike [ No warranties implied or express, and I would be very glad to receive any & all feedback ! ;-) ] |