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Message 13171 - Posted: 28 Jul 2004, 17:56:07 UTC

Hi all,
I might be overlooking something obvious here but here goes... I've been running BOINC for about a week with predictor and SETI@home (set 50/50). At first I got several WUs from SETI but with all the recent outages I've just been getting predictor WUs for 4 or 5 days now. It seems that whenever BOINC contacts the SETI server my cache is already full of predictor WUs and it doesn't even request any work - at least that's my interpretation of the messages. True/False?? The only time I've seen BOINC request work from SETI was when I changed my cache settings then updated SETI immediately.... Of course I got a "no work available" and BOINC then downloaded a pile of new predictor WUs. So is there any way for me to encourage the download of SETI WUs when they are occasionally available?? Thanks for reading that rant;)
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Message 13194 - Posted: 28 Jul 2004, 19:14:10 UTC

No, there is no real way to "encourage" the download of S@H WUs. You could try increasing your cache size when you know that S@H is giving out work. However, if you miss, you will get more Predictor.

BOINC is operating as expected in regards to multiple projects. It's just that S@H keeps going down. It's not Predictor's fault.

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Message 13251 - Posted: 28 Jul 2004, 21:38:06 UTC - in response to Message 13194.

> No, there is no real way to "encourage" the download of S@H WUs. You could try
> increasing your cache size when you know that S@H is giving out work. However,
> if you miss, you will get more Predictor.
>
> BOINC is operating as expected in regards to multiple projects. It's just that
> S@H keeps going down. It's not Predictor's fault.
>
You can set the resource shares to favor seti, but with the server issues seti has been having it will not help much in the short term. In the long term a time will come when this would mean that predictor is not getting the attention that you want it to.

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Message 13259 - Posted: 28 Jul 2004, 22:23:48 UTC - in response to Message 13251.

> You can set the resource shares to favor seti, but with the server issues seti
> has been having it will not help much in the short term. In the long term a
> time will come when this would mean that predictor is not getting the
> attention that you want it to.

I was assuming he wanted to keep his resource share of 50/50.

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