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Message 2699 - Posted: 10 Oct 2013, 10:47:42 UTC

Why does this project have such a high error rate, it's now at 5.4%
That's 1/18 of 'missing' WU's.

And when searched for it on this forum it has never been discussed.

Can't we bring that down, make the client more robust.
Maybe force a higher (stable) boinc client to be installed will also help improve that.
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Message 2701 - Posted: 11 Oct 2013, 11:31:54 UTC - in response to Message 2699.  

It's not that bad.

Error rate counts tasks that have failed while downloading (so no resources wasted), tasks that failed on the client without even starting (app_info problems, permission problem on Linux, custom/experimental apps problems etc), tasks that were aborted by user or never reported at all and other random errors which just can't be avoided.

There are very few tasks that are actually failing while running or after they're finished.

Last time I checked the number was constantly way below 0.1% with spikes to 0.2-0.3% every now and then when a test batch was in progress.

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