Boinc Overhead

JoeB
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Hi,
Do the new versions of BOINC have overhead requirements that slow down WU computation?
The reason I ask is that BOINC 4.19 uses from 0 to 0.3% of my computational resources. This is small and probably necessary. But early on I started with 4.19, "upgraded" to 4.25, had problems (maybe 4.25s fault, maybe not) and then switched back to 4.19. My problem "got better" so I stayed with 4.19. I do not use the screen saver.
My impression at the time was that 4.25 had a higher overhead than 4.19. It was maybe a few percent, which since I'm interested in crunching for gravity waves is unproductive. Is there an overhead goal for BOINC? or if not what overhead did 4.25 have.
Thanks

Joe B

Bernd Machenschalk
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Boinc Overhead

In general, I think, the BOINC manager is taking some CPU time regardless of which client (version) he is contacting, but only as long as he is running. Running the client as a service or any other way without the Manager should not vary too much in terms of CPU load. Is it true that you are running Win98? The client is mostly designed for NT/2k/XP, the workarounds for '98 may indeed take some time there.

BM

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