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Message 46151 - Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | 4:44:30 UTC

I have set the preference to download more than 1 workunit but its being stubborn and seems to only want to give me 1 at a time.

Is it just not available or am I missing something?

The extremely low transfer rates and the downtime of GPUGrid makes it frustrating not to have 2-3 work units standing by at all times.

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Message 46171 - Posted: 14 Jan 2017 | 16:59:41 UTC

GPUGrid limits the number of workunits in progress on a given host at 2 per (NVidia) GPUs.
If your host has only 1 workunit, then some setting on your side limits the number of workunits.
It could be:
- your host is attached to too many projects
- GPUGrid resource share is set to 0
- the (BOINC manager/options/) computing preferences "store at least [...] days of work" is set to 0 (or a very low value)

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Message 46187 - Posted: 15 Jan 2017 | 4:50:27 UTC

Thanks for the reply. Answers below.

- your host is attached to too many projects ( I am attached to 3 projects including GPUGRID)

- GPUGrid resource share is set to 0 (Its set to 100 with the other two set to 0)

- the (BOINC manager/options/) computing preferences "store at least [...] days of work" is set to 0 (or a very low value) ( I set it to 10, then 9 and now 5)

I also changed use 2 CPU's to 4 CPU's just now.

Not sure if it was the CPU's or the reduction in "store atleast" but it instantly downloaded another WU when I updated.

Thanks for the help!

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