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Message 105176 - Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 7:51:45 UTC - in response to Message 105169.  
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Perhaps selecting to not keep GPU projects in memory, might alleviate some of the issue?
BOINC GPU tasks are never kept in memory in the first place.

GPUs don't have any access to the swap file or virtual memory that would normally hold a CPU task when idle.
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Message 105177 - Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 13:43:27 UTC - in response to Message 105125.  

You shouldn't need to do anything like that, as with each change of project applications are swapped out of memory and new ones start. At least at the default setting of "Leave applications in memory" set to No.

Even applications within the same project, when tasks end and new ones start, they do so with their own science application, leaving memory and starting anew.

I did that and added 16GB of memory, everything works fine now and with more comfort when working on the machine.

Thanks again !

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