Priority Manager running under Win10

astro-marwil
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Hallo!

I´m looking for a priority manager running under Wiin10.

Such a program sets the priority for a given program to a given level. In my case for lowest to normal or even higher than normal. 

I had such one running under WinXP and Win7 very nicely and did help to speed up my CPU for some applications.  Under Win8.1 it was somewhat tricky, so I discarded it and forgot his name.

 

Thankyou for your help

Kind regards an happy crunching

Martin

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Process lasso? Never used it

Process lasso?

Never used it myself but seen it mentioned.

astro-marwil
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Hallo Logforme! Thankyou for

Hallo Logforme!

Thankyou for your hint. I downloaded the free version and found what I was looking fore: CPU priority.

Even if it works fine, its effect can only be small. It will reduce the waiting time for fresh data of my GPU. So I have to wait lomger time to see an effect due to the natural fluctuations in crunching time.

Many thanks and

kind regards and happy crunching

Martin

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astro-marwil wrote:Hallo

astro-marwil wrote:

Hallo Logforme!

Thankyou for your hint. I downloaded the free version and found what I was looking fore: CPU priority.

Even if it works fine, its effect can only be small. It will reduce the waiting time for fresh data of my GPU. So I have to wait lomger time to see an effect due to the natural fluctuations in crunching time.

Many thanks and

kind regards and happy crunching

Martin

Do you leave a cpu core free just for the gpu to use? If not you might try that and see if it works better, you will lose the use of one cpu core but the gpu could speed up more than enough to make up for it.

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Generally increasing the

Generally increasing the priority of GPU apps above "lower than normal" won't help much, if at all. An interesting tweak I'm doing with process lasso is setting core affinities: one core of my i3 is running 2 WCG threads, while all are permitted to support the GPU, which results in the other core running 1 or 2 threads, depending on the GPU app. So far I've found this to be the most effective way to have some CPU tasks while crunching full throttle on the GPUs.

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ExtraTerrestrial Apes

ExtraTerrestrial Apes wrote:
...setting core affinities: one core of my i3 is running 2 WCG threads, while all are permitted to support the GPU, which results in the other core running 1 or 2 threads, depending on the GPU app.MrS

Almost the only constant I've found in using Process Lasso for years is that the results often surprise me, so that experimentation is necessary.

But, consistent with your comments, every time I've tried I've gotten better results letting the GPU support application use any core it happens to find available rather than restricting it to "reserved cores". 

It has been a while since I have done carefully observed tuning runs, so I'll refrain from any claims specific to the current Einstein GPU application, which appears to differ materially in workload characteristics from some of the ones in the farther past.

 

 

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For what it is worth, I found

For what it is worth, I found that "Prio – Process Priority Saver" produced instabilities on my Win7 64-bit machine, and I no longer use it.  But I leave a couple of CPU cores free on this machine, so the GPU has no problems getting what it needs.

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