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Message 1440573 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 9:41:16 UTC

Hi guys I have Boinc set to download up to 10 days of work but it never does it will from having no work download and run 14 packages and will have 4 or 5 spare after some 3 to 4 hours I have to come back to the computer and manually update to be able to send results and get new work, but it never brings down work for 10 days. Any ideas.. George.
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Message 1440601 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 12:56:36 UTC - in response to Message 1440573.

Seti has a maximum of 100 tasks for CPU plus 100 tasks for GPU in place, so you won't even be able to download 10 days worth of work. The maxima are not per core and not per GPU, but in all.

Added to that, what values did you set for the Maintain enough tasks to keep busy for at least X days and ... and up to an additional Y days preferences?
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Message 1440610 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 14:36:32 UTC - in response to Message 1440601.

Maintain enough tasks is set to 10 days and the other is set to 0.25 days..
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Message 1440620 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 15:33:46 UTC - in response to Message 1440610.

With BOINC 7 the way work is being asked changed. The "Maintain at least" value is a low-water mark. BOINC will not contact the project before those 10 days are up, which can result in you being without work.

You won't be able to break the 100 + 100 tasks maximum, but you could make sure that BOINC is a bit better in asking for work when it needs to. How about you change "Maintain" to 2 days and "Additional" to 3?
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Message 1440630 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 16:10:44 UTC - in response to Message 1440620.

Ok that sounds feasible. But what happens is whatever Boinc downloads it finishes all of them in approx. 3>4 hours what so I would like it to is upload immediately and download more work so that Boinc never sits idle... George.
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Message 1440651 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 17:54:40 UTC - in response to Message 1440630.

In that case set, Maintain to 0 and Additional to any number you like. 0 + 1 will always immediately upload & report, since the low-water mark is zero days.
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Message 1440808 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 1:59:04 UTC - in response to Message 1440651.

Thank you for your help Ageless. George..
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