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Message 1327358 - Posted: 13 Jan 2013, 14:15:43 UTC

Looks like asteroids@home has new app for arm

http://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/apps.php

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Message 1352019 - Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 2:26:42 UTC



Professor Enlists Android Phones in Search for Black Holes

Use your phone to find alien life, research diseases with BOINC for Android

Android to join the search for black holes

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Message 1352389 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 9:45:12 UTC

hey guys...

just installed native boinc on my sgsIII....lookin good so far...

tell me pls...can you not turn off the screen while computing?

seems to me if you do lock the screen (turn it off) - the computing stops...

am i missing smth? i think much battery would be saved crunching with screen off, but with app preventing phone to sleep....

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Message 1352394 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 10:02:53 UTC

App allows not to prevent switching screen off.
But what will be with crunching (in my understanding) depends from particular device model.
Some allows full CPU while screen off but some perhaps suspend CPU too to save battery "when user doesn't look".
Try to allow energy saving in app and see if computing stops completely or just slows down (CPU clock throttle).
Also you could try to disable power saving and switch display off manually each time (presing power button). It's possible that device behavior will be different in these 2 cases of switching off screen.

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Message 1352397 - Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 10:25:15 UTC

looks like i missed it after all :)

didnt see the prevent underclocking option apparently...although i have been setting power options...
thx for the pointer Raistmer..

now computing normally with screen off...look it has been downclocking before...

almost no extra heat with screen off more like a little bit of warmth...

interested to see how the battery will cope..

thx again

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