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DavidHoney wrote:...I'd like to disable any XXL WUs as they are unlikely to ever finish and the CPU time would be better spent on other tasks or proijects.
These tasks definetely finish, give exorbitant credits as a compensation for the (unavoidably) long runtimes and are worth of processing, as they correspond to interesting but complex RNA families
DavidHoney wrote:The applications from other BOINC projects save their state on suspension so that they can resume without discarding all the work achieved on them to-date. This is the most user friendly design to which BOINC apps should aspire.
DavidHoney wrote:It seems they will only complete if you never need to suspend BOINC or the project for at least some days or possibly more than a week. The moment you have to suspend the project, or suspend use of processor/GPU for running BOINC project tasks, or reboot the machine (such as installing a Windows update or installing/uninstalling an application, all the work for that RNA task is discarded. So on my machine where it is likely that such a suspension is required at least twice a week, the result is that none of those cmsearch XXL tasks will ever complete. Thanks to the pointer on where I can disable cmsearch XXL WUs from running - I've now done that.
This is a pity. The applications from other BOINC projects save their state on suspension so that they can resume without discarding all the work achieved on them to-date. This is the most user friendly design to which BOINC apps should aspire. After all, it's my machine and when I need to run my own resource intensive apps, I should be able to suspend BOINC so that resources are relinquished so that I can the applications.
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