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Message 1349301 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 2:14:39 UTC

Seti is the only project I run, yesterday I tried to run world community grid and a few others but they down loaded so much there was well over 500 tasks and all of them were high proirty and would not let seti run so I removed the other projects and left seti on by itself is this normal for these other projects? seems kinda greedy to me.

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Message 1349326 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 6:00:23 UTC - in response to Message 1349301.

First a little notation
A project, you join a project like SETI@Home.
You download and run tasks.
And yes, the behaviour you describe is quite normal for some other projects that have short deadlines and long estimated run times.
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Message 1349384 - Posted: 22 Mar 2013, 10:56:45 UTC - in response to Message 1349301.

BOINC is a learning program. When you add a project, it will throw work at you with its default 'guestimated' time to completion times. Only over time will BOINC learn how long these tasks take on your computer, and then when more work from that project needs to come in, BOINC will ask for more or less of it, depending on how well your CPU did on it the last time.

It's best to add projects one by one, or if you must by two. Not 7 or 8 of them at the same time. Even someone with an i7 and multiple GPUs will be overwhelmed then. If you were a famous person, you wouldn't want all your fans to come to you at once for autographs either, but for them to form a (somewhat) neat line instead.

You can also play with the resource shares of the projects, if you must run all of them at the same time. You are running the newer BOINC 7.0, which has a new work scheduler for CPU and GPU, both built from the ground up. They will work differently from the BOINC 5 and 6 series before now. It will have to learn all over again how projects throw work at you, how long these take etc.

So yes, what you saw was totally normal.

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