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Andreas

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Message 41397 - Posted: 29 Nov 2011, 21:29:26 UTC

When my favorite project is running, I want the other projects to go down in capacity!! So my favorite project get all the capacity!

I want to be able to prioritize my favorite project. Right now, there is no button that makes this possible!

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Message 41398 - Posted: 29 Nov 2011, 21:42:58 UTC - in response to Message 41397.  

Set the resource share of your favorite project to some high value and the others to a lot lower.

E.g.
Project A 10000
Project B 50
Project C 25
Project D 0

This will run Project A predominantly for as long as it has work. It'll only sometimes get work from B and C and will only get work from D when none of the above have work.
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Message 41546 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 22:27:52 UTC - in response to Message 41398.  

So HOW do you "...Set the resource share of your favorite project to some high value..."?
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Message 41547 - Posted: 9 Dec 2011, 22:42:48 UTC - in response to Message 41546.  

So HOW do you "...Set the resource share of your favorite project to some high value..."?

You go to your favourite project, and change the resource share in the project preferences, where else?

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Message 45506 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 19:48:13 UTC - in response to Message 41547.  

You go to your favourite project, and change the resource share in the project preferences, where else?

Claggy


Would making that setting in the client_state.xml file do the same thing?

Because I don't find that option anywhere at worldcommunitygrid.org, and letting other sites control my global preferences seems to unselect the Beta tasks on WCG.

Thanks!
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Message 45507 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 20:04:15 UTC - in response to Message 45506.  

Don't make any manual changes to client_state.xml, this can severely break just about everything and lose you work. Besides, you'd need other places to manual change the value as well.

You say it's not to be found at WCG, but it is. It's just called differently, Project Weight. My Grid->Device Manager->Device profiles->Profile name->first option in Cross Project Settings.
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Message 45517 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 22:06:21 UTC - in response to Message 45507.  
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Yes, and changing your own oil can result in the drain plug falling out while driving down the road, eventually severely breaking just about everything, too.

Still, thanks for the caution; though I wasn't suggesting everyone edit their client_state.xml files willy-nilly, either. :)

I've made the change in Device Profiles, and am now just waiting for WCG's servers to come back up (they've been down 20+ hours now) to do an Update from the Projects tab and see all the 'other places' that setting is stored.

Thanks, again. :-)
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Message 45520 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 22:14:09 UTC - in response to Message 45506.  

You go to your favourite project, and change the resource share in the project preferences, where else?

Claggy


Would making that setting in the client_state.xml file do the same thing?


Initially yes, but next time you connected to the project it would change back,

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Message 45523 - Posted: 31 Aug 2012, 22:21:49 UTC - in response to Message 45517.  
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Still, thanks for the caution; though I wasn't suggesting everyone edit their client_state.xml files willy-nilly, either.

You don't want to know what other people will read into anything anyone else says, from suggestions to questions, some see it as the thing to do and then come complain and yell at us when it breaks their BOINC.

We warn everyone not to edit client_state.xml when you don't know what you're doing, and even when you think you know what you're doing, not to do it when there's an easier way to fix 'a problem like this one'.

Essentially, in this case, you'll need to edit the account_*.xml, client_state.xml, client_state_prev.xml, master_*.xml and sched_reply_*.xml files to suit as well. And do so without an XML editor, just an ASCII editor, so you don't add extra tags that will irrevocably break these files.

Even then, as Claggy also said, at the next contact it'll just all change back.
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