How should I edit the input_template if i have a huge amount of input files?

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Kangning

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Message 81884 - Posted: 9 Oct 2017, 9:46:09 UTC

Hello guys,
I'm now trying to run my own BOINC application. But when i edit the input_template i met some problems.

The volumn of my input files are neary 1.5 Terra, so How should I edit the input_template(especially the <file_info> part ), so that my client can successfully download the input?

I would appreciate for your help
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ChristianB
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Message 81887 - Posted: 9 Oct 2017, 14:04:58 UTC

Information about templates can be found here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/JobTemplates
Please post your existing templates so I can help you.

Downloading 1.5TB for a single workunit seems very inefficient. How long does one task run? You want to keep the ratio of download traffic per CPU second at a reasonable range or you spent more time sending data around then computing it. You will also most likely reach a limit on network bandwidth on your download server if several clients download the input files at once.
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