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Message 2423 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 8:30:05 UTC

Why is there a limit on tasks being downloaded?

What is this limit ie, how is it calculated?

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Message 2424 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 16:11:13 UTC - in response to Message 2423.

Why is there a limit on tasks being downloaded?

What is this limit ie, how is it calculated?


The limit is 10 per core. I dont want to give a large cache because I need the results back as soon as possible.

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Message 2425 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 17:28:48 UTC

I can understand that limit of 10 for the long and average tasks, but not for (very) short tasks. Especially for the sub-15 seconds tasks (on my hosts, that is) the cores are more often than not busy doing nothing while waiting for the boinc client and boinc server to finish their spiel of uploading/reporting/downloading. A higher limit would keep those cores (more) busy doing real work.

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Message 2426 - Posted: 15 Mar 2016, 17:57:28 UTC - in response to Message 2425.

I can understand that limit of 10 for the long and average tasks, but not for (very) short tasks. Especially for the sub-15 seconds tasks (on my hosts, that is) the cores are more often than not busy doing nothing while waiting for the boinc client and boinc server to finish their spiel of uploading/reporting/downloading. A higher limit would keep those cores (more) busy doing real work.

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You should constantly getting work with the 6s RPC request for the tiny WUs. I have changed the priority of the app to a higher level to have more WUs available in feeder cache.

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Message 2427 - Posted: 16 Mar 2016, 2:17:45 UTC

Thanks!

Now we just need a fresh batch of those small tasks. :-)

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Message 2428 - Posted: 16 Mar 2016, 17:38:05 UTC - in response to Message 2427.

Thanks!

Now we just need a fresh batch of those small tasks. :-)

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I have still 3 bases on the urgent list, after that I will start more R63 parts.


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