Posts by iconized

1) Message boards : BOINC client : My Wish List (Message 62104)
Posted 10 May 2015 by iconized
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Hi,

I would like to propose an extended functionality to the exclusive applications feature in BOINC. I often find myself gaming and while gaming I may need to free up 1 or 2 cores of the CPU. It would be very nice if it would be possible when BOINC detects that a defined exclusive application becomes active, it could load a specific processor usage profile for that excl. app.

I suppose for others defining network and disk and memory usage for an excl. app. could be useful as well. Perhaps this is easier to implement with custom computer roles (home idle, home gaming, etc.).

Regards, Robert
2) Message boards : BOINC client : Being able to switch off high priority feature of BOINC (Message 41369)
Posted 28 Nov 2011 by iconized
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I think in theory the high priority function can suspend tasks and switch to others resulting that none of the tasks are finished before the deadline. High priority switching is often caused by BOINC not exactly knowing how much time is needed to finish tasks. I don't see the point actually, first in first out. Finish oldest tasks first, abort tasks that can't be finished before deadline. Switching to other tasks in high priority serves no purpose at all. I have seen a lot of cases when BOINC wasn't pressed and it started a new task that had the broadest deadline instead of starting the oldest task. Never mind, I asked.

Edit: Just crossed my mind, not everyone has x computers for DC purposes. I have only one 2600k, nice system. I also use it for watching videos, playing games, etc. I know people who use their laptop for same purposes. The "leave application in memory" option is not always a workable solution if the computer has to stay responsive.
3) Message boards : BOINC client : Being able to switch off high priority feature of BOINC (Message 41361)
Posted 28 Nov 2011 by iconized
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Okay then I won't produce some example. Still why could it not be an option for advanced BOINC users to switch this feature off?
The other feature, switching between applications, is one that can produce similar loss of work with work units that don't make saves or sporadically make saves. At least here we can use a workaround to put this in the options: "Switch between applications every 9999999.99 minutes"
Leave applications in memory while suspended is not really an option with projects like RNA World or Cosmology.
Why can't someone with enough experience of BOINC take some more control? I guess I am a control freak. :D

Edit: I am part of a group that switches between projects on almost monthly basis and some projects are added in case they have work (SIMAP, Lattice). This is also why we often encounter the unwanted high priority feature.
4) Message boards : BOINC client : Being able to switch off high priority feature of BOINC (Message 41355)
Posted 28 Nov 2011 by iconized
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Will see tomorrow if I can reproduce latest ridiculous example of BOINC high priority overtake.
5) Message boards : BOINC client : Being able to switch off high priority feature of BOINC (Message 41352)
Posted 27 Nov 2011 by iconized
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I am well aware of those tricks and possibilities, but the high priority function in BOINC is just borged. So I want to be able to switch it off.
6) Message boards : BOINC client : Being able to switch off high priority feature of BOINC (Message 41345)
Posted 27 Nov 2011 by iconized
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Hey hey,

I would like to ask for a new option in BOINC. The possibility to switch off the high priority function.

Over the last two years I have lost account-less hours of calculation time due to the high priority function. Can't name them all but think about many hour ECM work units from yoyo@home that doesn't do saves and then BOINC fires up some other work units. :|

I rather be able to manage it myself than having BOINC ruining it.

Best Regards,

iconized, DPC.
7) Message boards : BOINC client : boss button for cuda tasks (Message 31331)
Posted 3 Mar 2010 by iconized
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Thanks for the replies :)
Hmm must update me client asap.
8) Message boards : BOINC client : boss button for cuda tasks (Message 31325)
Posted 3 Mar 2010 by iconized
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Sorry if this has already been mentioned in earlier posts but I want to suggest a feature in the BOINC-client.
My pc crunches 24/7 and during daytime i have no problems with that.
Most apps I run work decent.
During evening/night I often watch some videos and yeah the cuda-tasks do interfere with the playback.
So I was wondering if it is possible to create an option in the BOINC-client to postpone the cuda-tasks for a while without having to resort to putting all cuda-tasks on hold since this also effects the query for new (non-cuda) tasks.
And while the cuda-tasks are on hold the system could start with a non-cuda-task I guess...




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