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Message 4772 - Posted: 6 Jul 2004, 6:23:29 UTC

Please could BOINC send results and receive work more frequently e.g. after 2-3 results completed, and before it's completed all its work and run out. This would give it more chance to get data to keep working on our chosen projects.

My BOINC client worked for a day but has now been idle for 2 days without being able to get any more work from the project yet I read of others who have been able to get work. It must be 3+ hour waits between contacting the project that mean my client misses the boat every time.
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Message 4780 - Posted: 6 Jul 2004, 17:21:03 UTC
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While it won't help during downtimes, when workunits are available you can control how often it contacts the server to update finished results and get new work. This time interval is the difference between you minimum and maximum amount of work to keep on disk, as specified in your general preferences.

If you want it to update more frequently, move the numbers closer together. When it fills, it will fill until the max is hit, but then it won't update again until the minimum is hit. If your system takes 4 hours for one wu, setting the numbers with a difference of 0.5 days will mean it will update roughly every 3 work units or so.

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