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Old 2015-11-20, 12:26   #1
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Default mprime ETA and primenet "days to go" do not match

Hi all,

on one of my machines, I observe a big difference between ETA and "days to go on the server":

ETA: 11d 08:23

days to go: 2

Any hints how to rectify that?

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Old 2015-11-20, 16:43   #2
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ETA is based on the last line output to the screen (ms/iter * number of iteartions left).

The primenet ETA uses the "rolling average" in local.txt. This rolling average tries to compensate for computers that are not on 24 hours a day, have high loads sometimes, or other anomalies that cause spikes and valleys in throughput. The formula used does not work well in some cases.

In any event, just ignore the issue. Trust the ETA that seems to work best for you.
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