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I see, thanks.
Where do you get N and where do you set it? Can I set it to 'time'?

Istvan


>From: Liviu Panait <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: ECJ Evolutionary Computation Toolkit              
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>Subject: Re: ECJ14 beta
>Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 02:22:28 -0500
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>Istvan,
>
>evalthreads does not have any impact on the new master-slave  evaluator.  
>We support it in the new master-slave just for  compatibility with the 
>other evaluators.  If I were to use the  system, I'd set evalthreads=1
>
>As evaluators may come online and crash at any point in time, their  random 
>seeds are usually set as N+K, where N is a fixed number, and K  is the 
>number of slaves that have connected up to now to the master.
>
>Best regards,
>
>Liviu.
>
>On Jan 28, 2006, at 11:17 PM, I Jonyer wrote:
>
>>Liviu (or Sean),
>>
>>I have been testing the distributed functionality in ECJ14 beta. I  have 
>>been playing with the number of evaluation threads and the  actual number 
>>of clients I am starting up. The number of evaluation  threads does not 
>>seem to have any effect. The master always accepts  all the clients that 
>>want to register, never refusing any of them  or waiting for more. I like 
>>this the way it is, but I am wondering  what, if any, role evalthreads 
>>plays in this version.
>>Also, if I have 10 evalthreads specified, but 20 clients  registering, 
>>what is the default value of the random seed for those  clients which were 
>>never specified?
>>
>>Thank you,
>>Istvan