Poweroptimized Crunching boxes

Annika
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Thanks for your ideas. As

Thanks for your ideas. As Randy's way of doing it seems the most practical to me I think I'm going to try that soon. And for your information... I have the laptop plugged in most of the time (almost 24/7) simply because the manufacturer chose to use a battery which was already not great when it was new and got worse even faster, meaning that now I'm down to about 40 minutes of battery time on a good day; CPU running at minimum speed (meaning I would hardly get any crunching done anyway) and a dimmed-down LED screen. So I can easily leave "running on batteries" out of the equation.

Jim-R
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RE: If you crunch 24/7,

Message 41015 in response to message 41013

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If you crunch 24/7, you'll probably have the adaptor plugged in 24/7 (or a major portion of that time anyway) so you want to measure its usage (power loss) as well.


Good point in that it should count in the total useage, however if you are interested in just the computer itself (as the other poster seemed to be) then you would have to measure both ways and subtract. (He may not run off of AC power all the time, he might have a car DC adapter also.)

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If you only crunch when on battery...well you have to recharge anyway, so you should account for adapter loss that way as well. Regardless, if you run off the battery, how do you measure power usage with/without the science app running? (This is a technical question, not philosophical or sarcastic).


Just go into the "Projects" tab of BOINC Manager and suspend all the projects.

When asked a question and you are not sure of the right answer, I've found that the best answer is always "I don't know for sure, but I'll find out!"

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