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Message 1005195 - Posted: 17 Jun 2010, 11:48:03 UTC

When BOINC manager takes work unit for computation, it will be good to take tasks with Waiting to run status instead of new one. It might be crucial for some of them to meet the deadline for reporting.
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Message 1005508 - Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 4:05:43 UTC - in response to Message 1005195.
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If it starts another task in High priority mode BOINC "thinks" that this task is in danger of missing the deadline.

It happens if the new downloads have very close deadline ("shorties")
or if you heavy use the computer (e.g. game) - this appears to BOINC as if your computer just become slower.

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In fact all the decisions and management are done by BOINC client (boinc.exe)
BOINC Manager (boincmgr.exe) is just GUI which you use to monitor and give orders to the BOINC client.
You can also control boinc.exe by boinccmd.exe (Command Line)

You can exit BOINC Manager but keep boinc.exe running and all will be fine -
I do it on my slower computer (on which BOINC Manager uses 5-10% CPU time).
Per 1-2 days I start BOINC Manager (just curious to see the progress) and exit it again.


Look here how to exit BOINC Manager but keep boinc.exe running:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=59781&nowrap=true#992660

Check [v] Stop running science applications when exiting the Manager
to exit boinc.exe

UnCheck [ ] Stop running science applications when exiting the Manager
to keep boinc.exe running


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Message 1005618 - Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 8:08:15 UTC - in response to Message 1005508.

It is OK if the new task is started in High priority mode. But if the task Waiting to run has the same deadline as the rest of the tasks Ready to start I thihk that it should be the next task to start.
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Message 1005620 - Posted: 18 Jun 2010, 8:13:50 UTC
Last modified: 18 Jun 2010, 8:23:47 UTC

Boinc's primary logic rules ensure that work is returned on time. It is very effective at doing this. You may not think it is making the right choice, but I've never had work returned late even at projects that have made gross errors in their run time estimates. Micromanaging the work schedule is about the worst thing you could do.
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