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Message 19348 - Posted: 29 Aug 2004, 20:05:05 UTC

I just signed up to Climate prediction, and my seti work unit now says preempted.. whats that mean in boinc terms?

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Message 19422 - Posted: 29 Aug 2004, 21:38:46 UTC - in response to Message 19348.

> I just signed up to Climate prediction, and my seti work unit now says
> preempted.. whats that mean in boinc terms?
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Message 19437 - Posted: 29 Aug 2004, 22:07:28 UTC - in response to Message 19422.
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> > I just signed up to Climate prediction, and my seti work unit now says
> > preempted.. whats that mean in boinc terms?
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> Any ideas?

Yes.

You post this thread and question in Number crunching
or FAQ message board, 'cause here is off topic.


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Message 19964 - Posted: 30 Aug 2004, 21:27:55 UTC - in response to Message 19348.

> I just signed up to Climate prediction, and my seti work unit now says
> preempted.. whats that mean in boinc terms?

BOINC 4.xx uses preemptive scheduling. This means BOINC now has the ability to switch projects every hour.

So if you see a project as "preempted" in the GUI, it means it's paused while another project runs.

Depending on your resource share, a particular project may actually run longer than an hour before switching, but it will check every hour.

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