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post #11 of 19

The admin at DENIS posted in their forum yesterday.  It looks like some new beta tasks are going to go out in the next few days, and they are working hard at a new app.  Make sure you have checked the box to receive beta tasks in your DENIS preferences, if you want to grab some of the beta tasks.

post #12 of 19
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I'm with Tex on the math vs science projects. I've been wanting to try out some of the CERN projects. Some of them require VBox or something and I'm not sure I want to mess with that in Linux.

I just let E@H GPU units take the CPU time they need. 8 CSG WUs and 6 E@H WUs on a 3770k. E@H defaulted to Normal priority while cpu WUs default to Idle priority so E@H isn't throttled by the CPU. No idle CPUs here.

Any particular way of setting that up in Windows, the whole task priority thing? I'm curious to do such because it wouldn't hurt to have slightly more production in the cpu WU department ^_^;;;
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post #13 of 19

Process Lasso is probably the best free program for fine tuning. There are a bunch of options you can set, and they stick. Whatever rules you set up for a particular process will always be in effect as long as the program is running. It is great for setting core/CPU affinity to squeeze that last little bit of performance out of a process. It is also handy if you want to quickly set a project to just a few cores, since you can just lock the process to however many cores/threads you want. There are a bunch of other little tweaks you can do to maximize throughput, like locking a GPU task to a specific thread/core.

The free version just has a nag screen on start up, but is fully functional.

post #14 of 19
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Any particular way of setting that up in Windows, the whole task priority thing? I'm curious to do such because it wouldn't hurt to have slightly more production in the cpu WU department ^_^;;;

I don't recall setting it up this way but that's what how its shown in Process Lasso, which can set priority and affinities if needed. I have used it when running FAH just to keep the GPU core separate from any CPU processing. Since there is no time bonus with BOINC I don't mind if a CPU task or 2 out of 8 runs a little bit slow. More production in the end.

Edit: Yep tictoc beat me to it.
Edited by mmonnin - 9/22/16 at 8:00pm
post #15 of 19
I like running BURP
http://burp.renderfarming.net/

The work list is a little short right at the moment but new tasks come up frequently.
I like the instant gratification of it... a task gets crunched for a week or few, and then the results are immediate; the person has their animation rendered.
I really enjoy supporting projects with a scientific cause which will hopefully bring about results someday, but it is nice to have a project that you can see the results right away.
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post #16 of 19
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Wow the Lattice project is one weird program. I have a 1 day buffer and it d/l 355 wu's all due the next day. That's fine but half of the projects run for 48 hours and the other half run like 5 seconds.
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Wow the Lattice project is one weird program. I have a 1 day buffer and it d/l 355 wu's all due the next day. That's fine but half of the projects run for 48 hours and the other half run like 5 seconds.

Yes, they are "now" all over the place. Used to be all were long measured in weeks and use gigabytes of memory.

It is still sort of Beta though...

Last long one I did was 4 days long... others in 12 hrs or less... all over the place and terrible little credit...

Leaden Classical and Universe are pretty good...

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Yeah, it is strange. I don't like it. I get a ton of work with a deadline of less than 24 hrs with an estimated time of completion of 7hr 46mins....20 hours later the deadline has passed and its sitting at 80% completion.
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As long as you Started the WU, doesn't matter when you report it... you will get the points...

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