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Message 5701 - Posted: 22 Nov 2016, 20:44:43 UTC

Thanks for all your feedback on the future of the single-core app. We have seen that it is useful to keep it, especially for less experienced volunteers who don't want to write xml files to configure how many tasks to run.

Therefore we are directing some of the multicore WU into the single core app. These WU will use only one core but process the same number of events (100) as the multicore WU, so will run for a few hours longer than the previous single-core WU.

We have also cancelled the remaining single-core WU which were faulty or stuck on non-responding hosts. Apologies if you were actively crunching one of those.

In addition we have applied the same restrictions to the single-core app as we have on the multicore app: the minimum version of virtualbox required is 5.0.0 and there is a check that virtualisation is possible on your PC before sending WU. So if you have an old virtualbox or a PC not configured for virtualisation then you will not receive any more WU. Please see Yeti's checklist for more information in case of problems.

Thanks again for your continued contribution!

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Message 5734 - Posted: 30 Nov 2016, 21:57:45 UTC - in response to Message 5701.

Has the project shut down? My machine is out of work. What's the deal?

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Message 5823 - Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 18:29:56 UTC
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you could also take a solution like lhc@home with settings in the preferences about number of wu to run simultaneously and max number of cpu cores to use.

There are people like me who wish to participate in most boinc projects, that would ease the cohabitation with other vm based projects.


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Message 5824 - Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 19:08:00 UTC

The project will be merged so you'll have those options.

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