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Message 993870 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 20:33:58 UTC

I'm a SETI guy and want to put all my resources here when work is available, but have it work another project when no work is available. I have 6 cores (and a CUDA core) sitting idle waiting for SETI work.

I don't want to work on 2 projects at the same time.

How can I do this?
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Message 993879 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 21:08:34 UTC

A quick search on google turns up this:
http://www.boinc-wiki.info/BOINC_Powered_Backup_Project

Normally, I just keep a fairly large cache of seti@home work units. Even with this outage I have enough work units for about another 2 days!

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Message 993911 - Posted: 3 May 2010, 23:52:50 UTC

Starting with Boinc Version 6.10.30, Boinc understands the concept of a backup project. Setting a project with a resource share of 0 makes it a backup project which Boinc will only get work from if other work is depleted. Unfortunately, this feature also needs to be implemented with an update of the projects server software and many project are very slow at installing the latest changes.

Older server software wont accept 0 as a Resource share. On these project you could try using a RS value of .0000001. I'm not sure but I think Boinc will interpret this as a 0 RS. At least, when I tried it, 0 got stored in the client state file which I believe is where Boinc looks for the project RS.
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Message 993912 - Posted: 4 May 2010, 0:01:21 UTC - in response to Message 993911.

Starting with Boinc Version 6.10.30, Boinc understands the concept of a backup project. Setting a project with a resource share of 0 makes it a backup project which Boinc will only get work from if other work is depleted. Unfortunately, this feature also needs to be implemented with an update of the projects server software and many project are very slow at installing the latest changes.

Older server software wont accept 0 as a Resource share. On these project you could try using a RS value of .0000001. I'm not sure but I think Boinc will interpret this as a 0 RS. At least, when I tried it, 0 got stored in the client state file which I believe is where Boinc looks for the project RS.

No, BOINC won't, however, if you think about the resource fractions involved, a resource share of 100 for project A and 0.0000001 is 8 orders of magnitude, or less than an hour every year for the secondary project. You can always make the magnitude of the ratio even larger (say 100000000 to 0.000000001...
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