SETI@HOME and GUP and CPU units

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Belthorian

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Message 83382 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 20:09:18 UTC

Is there a way to tell BOINC to download only GPU data packets..I was looking at all tasks and there were no GPU packets scheduled only CPU packets which will take a a few weeks or more to work through. Normally I see more GPU packets downloaded than CPU only packets.
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Message 83383 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 20:14:43 UTC - in response to Message 83382.  

At the present this can only be set by going to the device related location profile and select which resource to sent work for.
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Message 83384 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 20:22:14 UTC

A very specific SETI@Home question - why not ask on the project's own Q&A or number crunching forum?
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Message 83390 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 21:33:25 UTC
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Your account -> project preferences -> edit preferences -> uncheck "Use CPU" -> save preferences.
In the case of Seti, that's here: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project

Any work still in cache for the CPU will run its course, but new work for the CPU will not be asked for.
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Message 83897 - Posted: 15 Dec 2017, 20:02:02 UTC

request for larger data 'chunks'
although new to the forum, I have been running SETI<at> home for a couple of years. I now run the program on a newer, 64 bit computer with a four-core processor, running seti as a background 'task'.
I am getting well in advance on the deadline dates for processing ( so far, the deadline of pending work is February 2018!)
I was wondering, is there a option to enable larger segments of data downloads for larger capacity computers, that would reduce the lead times?
the way things are going, I will have 2019 deadlines by may of next year !
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Message 83898 - Posted: 15 Dec 2017, 21:23:42 UTC

The size of data is very much a project decision. The size of SETI tasks is set so that they run in a sensible time on everything from the fastest gpu to the slowest android device.
Likewise dead lines are set to give everyone a fair chance, and so faster machines will get through comfortably within the 6 to 8 weeks allowed.
Baskcally if you are returning your work within the deadline don't worry as you will get the credit due.
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