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Message 2346 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 15:32:04 UTC

Very excited to get my first batch of WUs so I sat and watched the first one process.

First 8 minutes everything looked normal. Estimated time was around 3 hours but after only 8 minutes the WU was up to ~84% complete with only 3 minutes or so remaining. I'm used to wonky estimates so I'm not really paying attention to that.

But then the Progress drops all the way back to 8% or similar and the estimate has rocketed back to 3 hours.

It did this again after 16 minutes and 24 minutes and is still running. Is this expected?
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Message 2347 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 14:00:35 UTC - in response to Message 2346.  
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So these units are taking about 3.5 hours to complete. They always do this strange cycle (as described below).

All the units completed show zero CPU time - this can't be right, surely?
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Message 2348 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 16:37:53 UTC - in response to Message 2347.  

The Mac wrapper is bugged, it doesn't report CPU time and does not read the progress info correctly. I'll put the sources online after fixing other bugs which also affect Windows/Linux, perhaps someone will build Mac version.

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