Posts by Bill Michael

1) Message boards : News : Updates and poll (Message 452)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Bill Michael
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I would also vote for both with two apps, BUT... you really DO need to get your act together on how BOINC works. There is no reason for the "will think it restarts" thing, any more than there is any excuse for the current WUs 'hanging' and having to be aborted. Both are bugs in your code. I realize that the bugs only exist because of VirtualBox, but you chose to use it. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but MANY other projects have dealt with these VB issues, they are well known, they are hard to solve, and even once solved may reoccur with a new version. My normal stance is to refuse to run any VB-based project - but your goals seemed to be worth the "pain" so I joined.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Running High Priority (Message 451)
Posted 15 Jan 2020 by Bill Michael
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If by "running high priority" you mean the BOINC Manager shows it that way, you have more tasks in your cache than can be reasonably completed by your CPU within their deadlines. The closest deadline task(s) will be run "high priority" until your cache is more reasonable. To keep this from happening, simply store less work on your PC - set your "store at least x days work" and "store up to an additional x days work" values in the preferences to lower values.

If by "running high priority" you mean that some task manager is showing it running above "idle" CPU priority, welcome to the nightmare that is Virtual Box.




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