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Inconsistent compute resources?


#1

I had a bot timeout with the following log:

Frames 1-43 ~450 ms on average
Frame #44 Bot used 526 milliseconds
Frame #45 Bot used 423 milliseconds
Frame #46 Bot used 511 milliseconds
Frame #47 Bot used 419 milliseconds
Frame #48 Bot used 431 milliseconds
Frame #49 Bot used 882 milliseconds
Frame #50 Bot used 816 milliseconds
Frame #51 Bot used 959 milliseconds
Frame #52 Bot used 1380 milliseconds
Frame #53 Bot used 1373 milliseconds
Timeout

My bot does the exact same thing every turn, so I can't see how it'd double the used resources over two turns. I'd like to push my bot harder, seeing that I currently have about a ~450ms buffer, but I'm afraid that if during the final round of the competition I end up timing out more if conditions are slightly different and I was already close to the compute ceiling.

Any thoughts on why this might be happening?


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#3

I see; this is really good to know. Thanks.