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Message 1163 - Posted: 24 Jun 2013, 9:55:26 UTC

Hi,

I run multiple BOINC projects and I have set a global time limit after which BOINC would automatically switch between the different WUs. Unfortunately, my current NFS@Home WU restarts itself each time after resuming. The WU is running here for at least 4 days, reaching 80% several times, but then the switch seems to clear everything, which is quite annoying. Is there anything I could do here?

I am on Mac OS 10.6.8 with BOINC 7.0.65, the WU is G3p706_920700_0 (16e Lattice Sieve 1.10).

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Message 1164 - Posted: 25 Jun 2013, 2:09:55 UTC - in response to Message 1163.

Lack of memory to run 16e Lattice Sieve 1.10.

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Message 1165 - Posted: 6 Jul 2013, 14:38:46 UTC - in response to Message 1164.

That sounds weird. I remember having about 1G+ free memory when this happened, although it was quite a few days ago, so perhaps I'm wrong. Anyway, I already canceled that WU.

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Message 1166 - Posted: 13 Jul 2013, 3:38:17 UTC - in response to Message 1165.

That sounds weird. I remember having about 1G+ free memory when this happened, although it was quite a few days ago, so perhaps I'm wrong. Anyway, I already canceled that WU.


But running 4 instances on your CPU the applications will saturate your 4 GB. You need at least 1.3 GB per instance. For me it is not weird, it is called lack of memory on your i7 CPU M 620.

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Message 1167 - Posted: 13 Jul 2013, 9:50:46 UTC - in response to Message 1166.

There must be a misunderstanding here. As far as Activity Monitor tells me, I always run a single BOINC project at the same time (it seems that to run multiple projects simultaneously, I would need to let BOINC use more than 50% of my CPU, which is a lot -- now it's limited to 20%, with a 40% limit on each core). How is it then possible that there were 4 instances on the CPU?

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Message 1200 - Posted: 1 Oct 2013, 7:20:03 UTC - in response to Message 1167.

4 instances running with 20% each.

There is another way to limit this, probably closer to what you expected :

On multiprocessors, use at most 1 processors

This will limit the number of concurrent BOINC tasks to 1 instead of the share that each of 4 tasks gets.

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