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Message 17795 - Posted: 5 Sep 2007, 12:39:03 UTC


Would it be possible to place a countdown or approximate date to when a new batch of workunits will be available to crunch.

I know real supercomputers wouldn't complain either way, with or without work, but BOINC allocates a percentage of resources to projects, which could otherwise be given to other projects with work to do.

Is it also possible to have a project use no resources unless they have workunits to crunch. Ie I don't want to have to adjust from 7% for LHC to 25% when crunching lhc workunits.

Please consider, esp the date indicator. This would give us a good idea, and in some ways to reallocate resource etc.

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Message 17886 - Posted: 14 Sep 2007, 6:30:45 UTC

Unfortunately the project admins rarely know when work is coming. So adding a date indicator is impractical.

Most versions of the BOINC client will work fine if you leave a project with no work at a higher resource share. There are a few versions that do have problems, however I have not noticed any problem with a client later than 5.5.x. The normal problem is that the queue will not fill completely once the LTD gets high enough.

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