Suspend CPU but not GPU?

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Message 61401 - Posted: 4 Apr 2015, 22:37:36 UTC

I often run Handbrake to convert batches of video files on my tower, sometimes for 12 or more hours at a time. The work is CPU-intensive but does not make use of the GPU. BOINC (actually WCG) is set to suspend ops when the CPU load exceeds 40%, which Handbrake certainly causes.

Out of its bevy of CPU-heavy and GPU-heavy tasks, I would like to make it permissible for BOINC to run a GPU-capable task, together with its .5 CPU core (out of a virtual 8 cores), during this time that the CPU load is maxed by/with Handbrake, as the overall resources pulled away from Handbrake would be minimal. Is there such a setting, or is one even feasible?
Win 10-64 Pro on: Dual Xeon Quad E5472s 3.0GHz w/128GB DDR2 Main Memory + ATI FirePro W5000 GPU; Quad+HT i7-860 2.8GHz 8GB + ATI FirePro V4800 GPU; Quad Q6600-775 2.4GHz 4GB + ATI FirePro V4800 GPU; + 3 laptops
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