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Message 1064882 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 8:11:28 UTC

This is just a question related to BOINC itself, rather than SETI@home.

Is it possible to run more than two (2) applications at a time, or not? Because, however many applications I have active, I can only seem to run two (2) at a time...

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Message 1064884 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 8:18:28 UTC - in response to Message 1064882.  

Because, however many applications I have active, I can only seem to run two (2) at a time...

That's because your GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5900 @ 2.20GHz computer only has two (2) processors. :-)

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Message 1064887 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 8:28:14 UTC - in response to Message 1064884.  

Thanks for that :D

I'm not the best with computers, so I'll ask if there is a way to increase the number of processes?

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Message 1064896 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 8:58:40 UTC - in response to Message 1064887.  

You could force BOINC to run more than one process on each processor (core), but that wouldn't increase productivity; on the contrary, two tasks on one core would take more than double the time to finish. The exception to that would be "hyperthreading", a feature of some (Intel?) processors, but I can't give you more information on that (I don't even know if your computer is hyperthreading or not:-).

So, the only meaningful way to increase the number of processes would be adding hardware to your computer, a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) for instance.

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Message 1064897 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 9:00:19 UTC - in response to Message 1064896.  

OK, thanks heaps for that :D
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Message 1064933 - Posted: 9 Jan 2011, 12:17:29 UTC - in response to Message 1064896.  

Only some later Pentium 4s (needs 800MHz Front Side Bus), Xeons, and more recently the Atoms, the i3, i5 and i7 have hyper-threading capability. All versions in between don't.
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Message 1065145 - Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 1:55:00 UTC - in response to Message 1064933.  

None of which I have :P
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