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LOSTARAKOS VASILEIOS
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Message 17387 - Posted: 20 May 2008, 14:47:46 UTC

hello!!
i am a new user of boinc.this project-s gave a real meaning of life to my laptop.

i would like to ask what is the best setting of additional work buffer that will give the max perfomance and computer resources to the boinc...

i have set it to run always and to have a continous activity-connection.

thank you very much.any answer shall be of great help!
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Message 17388 - Posted: 20 May 2008, 15:08:15 UTC - in response to Message 17387.

The Additional Work option decides your queue of work, meaning how many tasks per project BOINC should hold. If you have an always on connection it depends on the projects you run to decide how big it is.

I have an always on connection and am attached to over 30 projects, 12 of which are allowed to fetch work. I only ask for an additional 0.01 days of work. That's about 20 seconds of work that's asked, or just one task per project.

Any prolonged outages that any project may then have, will mean I still have enough work from other projects plus I never go over the deadline set by the project.

So, it really depends on if you run only one project and want lots of work from it, or that you run a couple of projects and already have plenty of work...
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Message 17390 - Posted: 20 May 2008, 15:31:47 UTC - in response to Message 17387.

i would like to ask what is the best setting of additional work buffer that will give the max perfomance and computer resources to the boinc...

If there was such thing as "best setting to give max performance", it would be set by default.

That setting doesn't affect performance anyway. It really just matters for people with strange scheduling needs (like a not-always-on network connection) who have actually noticed they often run out of work.
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Message 17391 - Posted: 20 May 2008, 15:51:10 UTC - in response to Message 17390.

thank u very much for your immediate and clear answer.now i grasped exactly the meaning and use of this setting.
i really love boinc and the funny thing is that i found it by luck...and that is LUCK!!!
i thank you again!!
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LOSTARAKOS VASILEIOS
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Message 17392 - Posted: 20 May 2008, 16:02:09 UTC - in response to Message 17391.

oh sorry!!i have another question too.i have a dual boot system with vista and ubuntu running.i prefer the linux one,actually i adore it.i also have the impression that boinc works faster than the other platform.is this true?i mean is there a real difference?
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Message 17397 - Posted: 20 May 2008, 16:49:23 UTC - in response to Message 17394.

thank u vey much!1your advise is just great!and intuitive i can say cause i had the cache set to 9!!now i turned it to 0.1 as you suggested above.

if you allow me i have an another question too.in the next days i will connect my laptop with a desktop making a home-network with one screen,mouse e.t.c. is it possible to ''double''-run the boinc at the same time in the 2 different computers?

+i am trying my best to spread the boinc in the greek torrent communities but very often the users seems to hesitate telling me that it s dangerous for virus or exploit attacks e.t.c. or that these projects are conducted by private agencies e.t.c.
what's the best answer for these users?
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