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BOINC resource-sharing question

JC

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I've always been a single-project kinda guy, but the recent Rosetta outage inspired me to spread out a bit. I don't know all the ins and outs of the resource-sharing settings, here's one I couldn't seem to find an answer for on BOINC's website: I have 3 projects shared 50 each (33% each), and one of those projects hardly ever has work. In the event that one project is inactive, will the other two automatically share 50/50? Also, the 'sparse' project's WUs are short, any way to make BOINC 'jump on them and get them done' when work is available?

thanks.
JC
 

Rudy Toody

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Yes, when one project of the three has no work, the others share the resources 50/50.

To get more attention for the sparse project set its number way up above 100, say 600. This will give it 75% of the resources and 12.5% to each of the others.

--Fred
 

JC

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Hmm...well, something's not right :confused:

BOINC let my Rosetta queue run down to zero, then kicked over to Einstein, and doesn't seem to want to request any more Rosetta WUs :(

What am I doing wrong here?
 

petrusbroder

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Probably nothing: BOINC checks the "due-date" and calculates when and how many other WUs your computer can take care of.
The Einstein WUs crunch for a long time (and give a lot of credits: 400 - 670 credits/WU) and therefore your queue for the other projects may run down to zero when you get close to the Einstein's WU's deadline.
 

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