Boinc stops for 1 hour after completing a WU

Tabanus
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My Windows XP machine stops for almost exactly 1 hour after completing a work unit before starting the next. Is there any way to make it start the next unit immediately?

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ThePhantom86
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Boinc stops for 1 hour after completing a WU

Sounds like something in your general preferences. Need more info though, BOINC CC version and are you doing any other projects on this machine?

Tabanus
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I'm using BOINC 4.79. I'm not

I'm using BOINC 4.79. I'm not doing any other BOINC project. I have two windows PCs, both setup as "Work", and they are allowed to do work from 20:00 to 08:00. My Windows 2000 PC seems to run throught this process (though it's much slower at processing WUs).

A sample from the messages viewed in the BOINC manager:

11/05/05 00:04:58|Einstein@Home|Throughput 1451 bytes/sec
11/05/05 01:04:55|Einstein@Home|Starting result H1_0273.0__0273.0_0.1_T04_Fin1_2 using einstein version 4.79
11/05/05 08:00:00||Suspending computation and network activity - time of day

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I'm using BOINC 4.79. I'm not

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I'm using BOINC 4.79. I'm not doing any other BOINC project. I have two windows PCs, both setup as "Work", and they are allowed to do work from 20:00 to 08:00. My Windows 2000 PC seems to run throught this process (though it's much slower at processing WUs).

A sample from the messages viewed in the BOINC manager:

11/05/05 00:04:58|Einstein@Home|Throughput 1451 bytes/sec
11/05/05 01:04:55|Einstein@Home|Starting result H1_0273.0__0273.0_0.1_T04_Fin1_2 using einstein version 4.79
11/05/05 08:00:00||Suspending computation and network activity - time of day

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What BOINC VERSION 4.19 4.35 4.25 etc.....

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ThePhantom86
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I think the 4.79 you speak of

I think the 4.79 you speak of might be the Einstein app, the BOINC CC would be the version of the core client, i.e. 4.25(stable) 4.3x(development version).

But anyway, go to your account info and then general preferences. What does this field show for you: "Do work only between the hours of"?

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What BOINC VERSION 4.19 4.35

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What BOINC VERSION 4.19 4.35 4.25 etc.....
With a little work you can check that yourself, you know, Tim? ;)

Tabanus is using CC4.25 for his WinXP and Win2k PCs and 4.19 for his Linux PC.
I'm just wondering what else he might be running on that PC between the hours of 8pm and 8am and what the setting is for "Switch between applications every x minutes" in the General Preferences. If 60, try to set it to zero (0) and then update E@H manually through BOINC.

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My "Work" preferences

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My "Work" preferences are:

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Do work while computer is running on batteries?
(matters only for portable computers) no
Do work while computer is in use? no
Do work only after computer is idle for 10 minutes
Do work only between the hours of 20:00 and 8:00
Leave applications in memory while preempted?
(suspended applications will consume swap space if 'yes') no
Switch between applications every
(recommended: 60 minutes) 60 minutes
On multiprocessors, use at most 2 processors
Disk and memory usage
Use no more than 100 GB disk space
Leave at least 0.1 GB disk space free
Use no more than 50% of total disk space
Write to disk at most every 60 seconds
Use no more than 75% of total virtual memory
Network usage
Connect to network about every
(determines size of work cache; maximum 10 days) 0.1 days
Confirm before connecting to Internet?
(matters only if you use a modem) no
Disconnect when done?
(matters only if you use a modem) no
Maximum download rate: no limit
Maximum upload rate: no limit
Skip image file verification?
Check this ONLY if your Internet provider modifies image files (UMTS does this, for example).
Skipping verification reduces the security of BOINC. no

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I see that it says switch between applications every 60 minutes, as recommended. This is the same for my Windows 2000 PC which appears not to halt for an hour between WUs, and yes, the BOINC manager says version 4.25

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There is your answer: Do

There is your answer: Do work only between the hours of 20:00 and 8:00

Change that to nothing and your problem should be solved. Be sure to manually update your client so that it gets the new preferences.

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There is your answer: Do

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There is your answer: Do work only between the hours of 20:00 and 8:00

Ahem... Tabanus wrote earlier: " I have two windows PCs, both setup as "Work", and they are allowed to do work from 20:00 to 08:00." .. so that works perfectly and shouldn't be changed.

Really Tabanus, what if you play with the switch between applications option? I assume you only run Einstein on that PC, so it shouldn't matter much then. Try for a setting of 1 minute, see what that does. See if it then runs the application for a long time (duration of the workunit) and switches down for a minute. But do manually update the project after you saved the preferences on the page.

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Yes...I can only run Einstein

Message 11576 in response to message 11575

Yes...I can only run Einstein when we're closed overnight.

I'll try setting the option to switch between applications to 1 minute, and report back tomorrow if it had any effect.

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Tabanus
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That's done it! BOINC now

Message 11577 in response to message 11576

That's done it! BOINC now stops calculating for only 1 minute instead of 1 hour after completing a WU.

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