Posts by droople

21) Message boards : Questions and problems : Question about CPU Usage percentage (Message 19684)
Posted 22 Aug 2008 by droople
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Hi Ageless

Thank you very much for your advice.

I'm curious about the projects you mentioned that have tasks that run 8 to 12 hours, yet have a 3 day deadline. Could you give me some examples, I will avoid these projects.

Cheers
22) Message boards : Questions and problems : Question about CPU Usage percentage (Message 19678)
Posted 22 Aug 2008 by droople
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Hi Ageless

Thank you for your explanation.

Dose this mean that BOINC developers think it is unnecessary or no benefit to modify source code for each platform?

I'm new to distribution computing, actually I installed BOINC and folding@home on my laptop this Wednesday.

The WU of folding@home will be finished today, the total CPU time is about 260 mins, and the average CPU usage percentage is 8% (Shown by Process Lasso).

I put the BOINC CPU Usage percentage to 5%, and Process Lasso shows the average CPU usage is around 4%, the total CPU time is about 90 mins. Every time the application run, I can hear my CPU fan speed increase and then decrease.

For my personal understanding, folding@home uses CPU more efficiently than BOINC. And I'm reluctant to increase the CPU Usage for BOINC, because I don't want my laptop become a hair dryer.

Cheers

23) Message boards : Questions and problems : Question about CPU Usage percentage (Message 19673)
Posted 22 Aug 2008 by droople
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Hi

I read the FAQ from here http://boincfaq.mundayweb.com/index.php?language=1&view=45&sessionID=c990e540161dd54c6be7f8a7e35e320a

It says "Because BOINC does not use the Windows registry,plus because it is a multi platform program, it cannot use Windows specific timing APIs as other 3rd party programs such as Threadmaster use."

Does this mean boinc.exe or individual project application can't use the APIs?

I'm also using Folding@home, which is also multi platform, and it seems that it can use the APIs.

Cheers
24) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC Manger Exit but BOINC.exe not (Message 19672)
Posted 22 Aug 2008 by droople
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Thank you for your help.
25) Message boards : Questions and problems : BOINC Manger Exit but BOINC.exe not (Message 19653)
Posted 21 Aug 2008 by droople
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Hi

In the Boinc Wiki, it says that "Exit: exit the BOINC manager and all running BOINC applications. No further work will take place until you run the BOINC manager again. "

But I found that even I choose exit, the boinc.exe is still running, and applications the same.

I'm using BOINC Manager 6.2.18.

Any ideas?

Cheers


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