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Q about running two consoles on one cpu

Discussion in 'Team OcUK Distributed Computing Projects' started by Mikey1280, 19 May 2006.

  1. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

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    Location: South East London

    I just wondered if you run two consoles on one cpu, say one low priority one at 5% cpu usage or something in case the main console cant connect to server for whatever reason, then do the Folding stats say that you have 2 active cpus?
     
  2. rich99million

    Sgarrista

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    if it finished a WU and sent it then yes it would show as an extra active CPU

    however if the main client failed then the backup would continue to only use 5% of the CPU


    the solution is to set the main client as "low" priority and the backup client with deadlineless work at "idle" priority - you can also set the backup client to send and receive work in batches so it can queue up to 10 WUs in case you lose your connection

    works for me :)
     
  3. Mikey1280

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    Ok thanks for that mate, will give it a go.