Einstein@Home causing system chunkiness

Cruisin'
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Well I updated to BOINC

Well I updated to BOINC 6.12.33 and the chunkiness is back. Even with the exclusive app setting in place.

I"m just about done with this. If those guys at BOINC cant figure out how to make this situation behave I'm going to be calling it quits.

32bit Windows XP Home
AMD Opteron 180
ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard
Nvidia 450GTS GPU
4GB DDR 400 Memory

Gundolf Jahn
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Why don't you just stop using

Why don't you just stop using your GPU (at least with Einstein@home) if it bothers you so?

Gruß,
Gundolf

Computer sind nicht alles im Leben. (Kleiner Scherz)

Jord
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Also know that the default

Also know that the default setting for use of the GPU is when the system is idle... aka no one behind the keyboard. If you then want to use the GPU for calculations while you are using the computer, then you have no right to yell at the BOINC developers. It's your own choice to do it differently than the default setting.

Cruisin'
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Why dont I have a right to

Why dont I have a right to yell at the developers on this? I have this thing set for exclusive apps. When these exclusive apps run its obvious this new BOINC client is not doing what its suppose to and being told to do like the last build did.

32bit Windows XP Home
AMD Opteron 180
ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard
Nvidia 450GTS GPU
4GB DDR 400 Memory

robertmiles
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RE: Why dont I have a right

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Why dont I have a right to yell at the developers on this? I have this thing set for exclusive apps. When these exclusive apps run its obvious this new BOINC client is not doing what its suppose to and being told to do like the last build did.

Which developers? Why are you yelling at the Einstein@Home developers instead of the BOINC developers?

Jord
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You sure you've not set BOINC

You sure you've not set BOINC to Run Always? As then, of course, preferences will be ignored.
In the mean time, a real good test is Notepad. Set Notepad.exe as one of the 's. (notepad.exe)

Here's what happens on my system:

Quote:
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Re-reading cc_config.xml
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: report completed tasks immediately
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: ignoring ATI GPU 5
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while Crysis2.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while dukeforever.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while F.E.A.R. 3.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while FarCry2.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while GTAIV.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while halo.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while hunted.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while Launcher.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while LaunchGTAIV.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while NFS11.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while oblivion.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while OperationFlashpoint.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while RedRiver.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while RedRiverLauncher.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while RelicCOH.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while SpybotSD.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while BurnoutParadise.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while Notepad.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't compute while steam.exe is running
14/08/2011 22:45:51 | | Config: don't use GPUs while steam.exe is running

I then launch Notepad and look:

Quote:
14/08/2011 22:47:17 | | Suspending computation - an exclusive app is running
14/08/2011 22:47:17 | Docking | [cpu_sched] Preempting 1t7k1hvk_mod0014crossdockinghiv1_6885_389442_0 (removed from memory)
14/08/2011 22:47:17 | Einstein@Home | [cpu_sched] Preempting h1_0372.60_S6GC1__1923_S6BucketA_1 (removed from memory)
14/08/2011 22:47:17 | RNA World | [cpu_sched] Preempting cms_GA-p[LZ-Lin64f]_5_Leptospira-borgpetersenii-serovar-Hardjo-bovis-L550_CP000348.cir.EMBL_RF00663_mir-183_1312294323_55436_2 (removed from memory)
14/08/2011 22:47:17 | surveill@home | [cpu_sched] Preempting wu_1313164419_85235_0 (left in memory)
14/08/2011 22:47:17 | SETI@home | [cpu_sched] Preempting 10ap11ad.17707.9027.13.10.229.vlar_0 (left in memory)
14/08/2011 22:47:17 | | Suspending network activity - an exclusive app is running

So, if I manage that, why can't you? What's so darn different between our systems that your old WinXP can't do it, but my Win7 Ultimate 64bit can? Unless you set BOINC to run always and therefore to ignore any of these pesky preferences.
Or you made changes to the cc_config.xml file, saved them, but forgot to tell BOINC to read them anew.
We can't tell. You do not give enough information about that. Plus House is right... :-)

Cruisin'
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Its set on run based on

Its set on run based on preferences. Unless it wiped out the old config file when I updated BOINC, it should be the same thing. My old Windows XP can do it as it did it last time with the last version of BOINC. Sorry not yeelling at the E@home guys just sorta annoyed at this. Now I gotta yank all this outta here or something. i cant play anything now without it chunking up.

32bit Windows XP Home
AMD Opteron 180
ASUS A8N-SLI Motherboard
Nvidia 450GTS GPU
4GB DDR 400 Memory

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