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Minimum Runtime

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:17 am
by Mornel
Hi,

The run time of an empty C++ program (int main(){return 0;}) ranges between 0.015 - 0.022 (as tested at the time of writing this post) while there are recent accepted solution with much less run time. Were there any recent sever upgrades? Is the run-time dependent on the server load or there other factors?

This is my first day with the judge and to be honest, what mainly interested is the top 20 run-time ranking because it makes it competitive and fun. Does this mean it's not reliable and doesn't mean much?

Re: Minimum Runtime

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:39 am
by aybek
Hi.
I think that firstly when you submit your solution to judge, it tests your solution.
And if you got AC then judge will measure runtime to give you rank. So, if you
want get top ranks, you should write AC and fast code.

I want to say that program runtime is not important. When you are in competition,
if you have solved problem in 1.9 sec runtime you will win, despite runtime of other
competitors which solved after you but has less solution runtime.