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Message 2124 - Posted 5 Mar 2006 7:59:19 UTC

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    There might be a problem in BOINC with handling the minimum quorum :

    From how I understood it, the minimum quorum is the required amount of identical results but BOINC seems to use it as a minimum count of finished results :

    wuid 255003 had 3 finished results when it validated (which would match the quorum) but only 2 results have been valid, one invalid and one too late (mine *blush*).

    Shouldn\'t the transitioner wait for a third valid result before it closes the WU? Or have I misunderstood this quorum stuff?


    p.s.: and if I misunderstood it :

    is it logical that BOINC handles it like that? Imho. a WU with two valid results and one invalid result is not much saver for scientific use than one with only one result.

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    Message 2127 - Posted 5 Mar 2006 12:10:19 UTC

      The quorum is the minimum number of tasks availble for comparision and has nothing to do with how many are valid. The number of valid tasks needed to select a canonical result can (and usually is) different from the number of successfully completed tasks needed to perform the test.
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      Message 2129 - Posted 5 Mar 2006 15:10:09 UTC

        Thanks for the explanation, if that\'s the definition, BOINC did it right.

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