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Message 38443 - Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | 0:04:27 UTC

I have updated Preferences several times to exclude Test applications. Updated BOINC several times.

Bottom line, I do NOT want apps on this machine that hog 9 CPUs when they run.

The multiprocessor selection in BOINC will NOT work for this purpose as it leaves CPUs with no work.

The only solution seems to be to set Multiprocessor use to equal the number of GPUs in the system, however, If a MT app downloads, GPUs can and WILL STOP processing.

Is there a better solution? Preferences here should STOP Test apps, but do not appear to be doing that

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Message 38444 - Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | 2:26:17 UTC

Robert

You should also exclude the CPU MD application in your gpugrid preferences.

Hope that helps.

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Message 38445 - Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | 2:38:42 UTC - in response to Message 38443.

This is my experience
Posted here:
http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3898

Task: 1315-MJHARVEY_CPUDHFR-0-1-RND2531_0

This Test Application is anounced with a runtime round about 2,5 hrs.
Now it's running over 5 hrs. WU is ready by 80% .

I'm absolut NOT happy about this.

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=13198539[/url]

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Message 38527 - Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | 15:57:13 UTC

Please give me more time for the WU: 3656-MJHARVEY_CPUDHFR-0-1-RND1174_2.
After 12 hours runtime there is only 0,46% - impossible to get it until 21 Oct.

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Message 38528 - Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | 19:47:44 UTC - in response to Message 38527.

katrin,

The length estimate, as well as the progress reporting, are incorrect. The WU should complete within 2 days.

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Message 38675 - Posted: 25 Oct 2014 | 12:36:01 UTC - in response to Message 38443.

I have updated Preferences several times to exclude Test applications. Updated BOINC several times.

Bottom line, I do NOT want apps on this machine that hog 9 CPUs when they run.

Me too! I'm set to "Molecular Dynamics on CPU: no" but still they come!!

If I abort one another takes its place.

Time for M J Harvey to withdraw his WUs till he's sorted all the problems out.

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Message 38681 - Posted: 25 Oct 2014 | 16:17:14 UTC - in response to Message 38675.

I have updated Preferences several times to exclude Test applications. Updated BOINC several times.

Bottom line, I do NOT want apps on this machine that hog 9 CPUs when they run.

Me too! I'm set to "Molecular Dynamics on CPU: no" but still they come!!

If I abort one another takes its place.

Seems I solved the problem by setting this PC's location to "Work" and setting "Work" to "Molecular Dynamics on CPU: no".

Food for thought for someone...

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