Posts by Pi3

1) Message boards : Questions and problems : Freeze after long screensaver session. Solved? (Message 23785)
Posted 19 Mar 2009 by Pi3
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Hi Gundolf and thank you for the reply,

I just read my post again and I realized that I sounded like I knew what I was talking about.
SURPRISE! I do not know what I am talking about! I was hoping that someone came up with a ready solution :-P

Any quick link or recomendation where I could find some precious info on the fascinating world of batch files?
Even a batch files for dummies or step by step guide would do, I will not get offended...

BTW with some research I see that the forementioned program implements DNM scripts, wich I found out is specific to this and few other programs; it is suposed to be very simple, any way this could be used instead of the batch file?

Thank you very much again, I am looking forward to learn a bit more about this interesting stuff
2) Message boards : Questions and problems : Freeze after long screensaver session. Solved? (Message 23759)
Posted 18 Mar 2009 by Pi3
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Hi,

This is not strictly BOINC related but deals with a problem affecting a few people on this forum, and that could affect normal crunching because it forces users to hard reset their machines.

I installed Ka firetask on a laptop running 24/7.
The reason for install is that the laptop recently used to freeze after screensaver (blank, monitor off) is on for several hours; my only option is to hard reset every time, wich I gather is not good for the machine (and could potentially cause problems with boinc).
Hopefully an automated reboot scheduled few minutes before I access my laptop will work a way around this problem; it seems to work so far, but it is not th first time I think I solved the problem.
I have hope in this trick because boinc and other programs seem to run fine until touchpad or keyboard are touched, so it seems like it is the process of reverting from screensaver that triggers the freeze.
Now, I was wandering if there is a script that allows for BOINC Manager shutdown, which could be set to run just before reboot with Ka Firetask, since some BOINC applications recomend shutting the client before shutdown.

Thanks for any info!
3) Message boards : Questions and problems : Automatic Temperature regulation (Message 23139)
Posted 16 Feb 2009 by Pi3
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Hi,

you guys are doing a great job, the program seems to be making good progress!

One thing I was wondering now, is:

Is there some sort of rule of thumb to mantain a reasonably efficient run time in terms of FLOPS per Kilowatt hour?

Any way to set let's say a maximum core temperature in order to maximize computation with the least power consumption? Or are they simply directly proportional (so if i double run time, computation ouput will grow twice as much and so will be consumption)

I am not sure I am making myself clear, or that I am making any sense at all!

Please tell me if this has been covered elsewhere. In this times of greater concern for the environment, I feel BOINC should take into account that an effort to reduce consumption may look attractive to potential crunchers that have ecologic (and -nomic) worries.

Thanks
4) Message boards : Questions and problems : Automatic Temperature regulation (Message 22917)
Posted 6 Feb 2009 by Pi3
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Hi, very cool program - if you get the joke - !!

Really it looks very professional and hopefully it will help with my automatic shut off problems.

I was wandering if something could be done to make it easier (i.e. foolproof and let's say automatic) to detect the processes it monitors and regulates: many of the applications running on boinc are frequently updated and this makes it necessary to go and update the list. Plus, many boinc users like to run a variety of projects, so this makes it a long task to load them all in TT.

This is just a couple of thoughts to beef up the wishlist, I am sure you are already working on it.

Speaking of wishlist, it may almost be a good idea to implement your program IN BOINC, or otherwise work on connecting the two programs some more.

Keep up the good work!!!
5) Message boards : BOINC Manager : My Wish List - 2 (Message 22449)
Posted 15 Jan 2009 by Pi3
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Hi all, I am not sure this is the right place to post this, but I figure if someone else had this same wish, this could go on the wishlist.

A nice feature for multicore processors would be dedicating one core entirely to one project, while allowing the other(s) to alternate on the others.

Find a more detailed explanation of what I mean below (already posted on this thread)

Hi,

I too have been wondering if it was possible to dedicate one processor entirely to one single project, and leaving the other one shift between the other projects I am interested in.

It turns out that it is not as easy as one would think, mainly for two reasons.

1) Tasks that would run on high priority, be it needed or not. (Spinhenge and Magnetism@home just to mention a couple)
Boinc seems to prioritize these projects especially if the client has another long task (i.e. any climateprediction) in his queue.

2) High number of projects partaken in: even if you set resources on a 50/25/25 type scheme, there will be some project taking over the one you have set for maximum resource share.

Dedicating processor time on the proportion of the resources is probably a long term kind of thing.
Maybe many users, like myself and Bur would agree to give other projects a hand on the condition that this does not affect their favorite project.
I feel this is not achieved with the current solution.

Dedicating a core to one project exclusively would allow the other to crunch for all the other projects, while boinc benchmarking would allow for download of tasks that can be finished by that single processor and not interfering with the first one for finishing high priority tasks.

Does this make any sense? Is it too hard to implement in Boinc Manager?

Thanks
6) Message boards : BOINC client : Setting project priority manually? (Message 22428)
Posted 14 Jan 2009 by Pi3
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Hi,

I too have been wondering if it was possible to dedicate one processor entirely to one single project, and leaving the other one shift between the other projects I am interested in.

It turns out that it is not as easy as one would think, mainly for two reasons.

1) Tasks that would run on high priority, be it needed or not. (Spinhenge and Magnetism@home just to mention a couple)
Boinc seems to prioritize these projects especially if the client has another long task (i.e. any climateprediction) in his queue.

2) High number of projects partaken in: even if you set resources on a 50/25/25 type scheme, there will be some project taking over the one you have set for maximum resource share.

Dedicating processor time on the proportion of the resources is probably a long term kind of thing.
Maybe many users, like myself and Bur would agree to give other projects a hand on the condition that this does not affect their favorite project.
I feel this is not achieved with the current solution.

Dedicating a core to one project exclusively would allow the other to crunch for all the other projects, while boinc benchmarking would allow for download of tasks that can be finished by that single processor and not interfering with the first one for finishing high priority tasks.

Does this make any sense? Is it too hard to implement in Boinc Manager?

Thanks




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