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RebelSyntax
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Message 1730 - Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 23:59:38 UTC

Hi all, I am new to BOINC and nfs. Found the project while researching crypto and gridcoin.

I am trying to tweak one of my machines to allow cpu and vbox mining simultaneously.

I have 8 cpu cores. I've set up the BOINC manager to use 100% When I run this project by itself, it will run all 8 cores. I can change the manager to 87.5% and this project will use 7 cores.

I've tried to use resource share to handle this. The vbox requires at least 1 core and I can set it to use only one core. So resource share on the cpu seems like it should be,

NFS project 700
vbox project 100

Unfortunately this doesn't seem to take effect.

Then I thought, what if I set it like this,

NFS project 1
vbox project 100

Basically trying to give the vbox project priority over choosing the one core, then let NFS take up the remaining cores.

That doesn't seem to work either.

Will anyone help me figure that out?

Thanks in advance.

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Message 1731 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 0:21:24 UTC - in response to Message 1730.

well actually i figured this out by search the forums.

have to create a file in project directory called app_config.xml

mine does this

D:\BOINC\DATA\projects\escatter11.fullerton.edu_nfs\app_config.xml

<app_config>

<app>
<name>lasieve5f</name>
<max_concurrent>7</max_concurrent>
</app>

</app_config>

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