Running multiple instances?

scubyfan
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Topic 188009

Hi all,

I'm running the GUI version of BOINC for Win XP. I previously ran SETI@Home command line version, also on Win XP, but I was able to run 3+ simultaneous instances of the software, and it was much faster than the GUI version

Is there a way to ruin Einstein@Home in multiple instances? Is there a command-line version for it that will allow that?

Cheers! :)

Ageless
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Running multiple instances?

> Is there a way to ruin Einstein@Home in multiple instances? Is there a
> command-line version for it that will allow that?
>
You deliberatly want to ruin it? ;)

Okay, I know it's a typo. And the answer is no: BOINC will check if there are multiple instances of itself running and will deny the next one to run.

But even then, it's not necessary. If you are using a hyperthreading CPU, you can run 2 units at the same time. At all other times, BOINC is running at the minimum stage, so it will never take over your computer, it will always run on idle time.

Meaning that if you just run it, you will always be able to do something else with the computer while BOINC runs someplace in the background.

scubyfan
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> > Is there a way to ruin

Message 5344 in response to message 5343

> > Is there a way to ruin Einstein@Home in multiple instances? Is there a
> > command-line version for it that will allow that?
> >
> You deliberatly want to ruin it? ;)
>
> Okay, I know it's a typo. And the answer is no: BOINC will check if there are
> multiple instances of itself running and will deny the next one to run.
>
> But even then, it's not necessary. If you are using a hyperthreading CPU, you
> can run 2 units at the same time. At all other times, BOINC is running at the
> minimum stage, so it will never take over your computer, it will always run on
> idle time.
>
> Meaning that if you just run it, you will always be able to do something else
> with the computer while BOINC runs someplace in the background.
>

Ah, I see. Thanks! :)

Paul D. Buck
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> I'm running the GUI version

> I'm running the GUI version of BOINC for Win XP. I previously ran SETI@Home
> command line version, also on Win XP, but I was able to run 3+ simultaneous
> instances of the software, and it was much faster than the GUI version

You should have run only one instance, it would have been faster. I did classic with the command line client and SETI-Spy loved the way that worked!

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