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Joby Kechinsky
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Message 146589 - Posted: 12 Dec 2020 | 10:00:05 UTC

Because the PPS-Mega tasks that I am currently running do not require me to finish faster than the doublechecker, I thought it would be a good idea if I set my computing preferences to "store at least 10 days of work", so as to eliminate the time between finishing one task and starting the next task.

However, no new tasks are being downloaded in advance, and I still have to wait for the completed task to be uploaded and the new task downloaded before computing can resume.

Is downloading tasks in advance disabled for the projects with fast DC tasks, or are there other settings that I need to change in order to store work on my computer?

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (443,148)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (112,212)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (255,803)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (509,419)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,982,797)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,559)SoB LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (533,625)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (108,281)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (304,341)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (146,999)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (117,864)321 Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,814)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,033)PPS Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,808,043)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,091,610)WW Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,780,000)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,397,853)PSA Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (373,034)
Message 146591 - Posted: 12 Dec 2020 | 10:08:18 UTC - in response to Message 146589.
Last modified: 12 Dec 2020 | 10:08:28 UTC

Because the PPS-Mega tasks that I am currently running do not require me to finish faster than the doublechecker, I thought it would be a good idea if I set my computing preferences to "store at least 10 days of work", so as to eliminate the time between finishing one task and starting the next task.

However, no new tasks are being downloaded in advance, and I still have to wait for the completed task to be uploaded and the new task downloaded before computing can resume.

Is downloading tasks in advance disabled for the projects with fast DC tasks, or are there other settings that I need to change in order to store work on my computer?

There is a setting in your primegrid prefs page that says 'max # of primegrid tasks simultaneously', change that setting to 'no limit'.
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Joby Kechinsky
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Credit: 1,490,322
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PPS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (314,941)SoB LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (389,176)PPS Sieve Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (185,405)GFN Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (598,971)
Message 146592 - Posted: 12 Dec 2020 | 10:19:34 UTC - in response to Message 146591.
Last modified: 12 Dec 2020 | 10:19:54 UTC

Well, looks like I played myself. Upon changing the preference more than a hundred tasks came in. At a rate of ~10 tasks per day there's no way I can complete it in the deadline of 4 days so I had to abort most of them, apologies for that.

I've since changed the settings to maintain work for 0.5 days instead of 10 so that this doesn't happen again. Thanks for helping me!

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321 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (443,148)Cullen LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (112,212)ESP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (255,803)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (509,419)PPS LLR Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,982,797)PSP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (100,559)SoB LLR Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (533,625)SR5 LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (108,281)SGS LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (304,341)TRP LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (146,999)Woodall LLR Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (117,864)321 Sieve (suspended) Gold: Earned 500,000 credits (506,814)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Bronze: Earned 10,000 credits (30,033)PPS Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,808,043)AP 26/27 Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,091,610)WW Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,780,000)GFN Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,397,853)PSA Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (373,034)
Message 146594 - Posted: 12 Dec 2020 | 10:58:52 UTC - in response to Message 146592.

Well, looks like I played myself. Upon changing the preference more than a hundred tasks came in. At a rate of ~10 tasks per day there's no way I can complete it in the deadline of 4 days so I had to abort most of them, apologies for that.

I've since changed the settings to maintain work for 0.5 days instead of 10 so that this doesn't happen again. Thanks for helping me!

Yea, usually if you want to have a continue workpipe then 0.1-1 days is the best. :)
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The "Shut up already!" badge:  This loud mouth has mansplained on the forums over 10 thousand times!  Sheesh!!!Discovered the World's First GFN-19 prime!!!Discovered 1 mega primeFound 1 prime in the 2018 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 1 prime in the 2020 Tour de PrimesFound 2 primes in the 2021 Tour de Primes321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,132,712)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,038,114)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,177,890)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,145,754)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (20,751,038)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,197,957)SoB LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (36,067,618)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,007,110)SGS LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,718,606)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,084,329)Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,772,887)321 Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,061,196)Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (4,170,256)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,059,304)PPS Sieve Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (22,885,121)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Amethyst: Earned 1,000,000 credits (1,035,522)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,051,121)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,118,303)WW Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (32,204,000)GFN Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (78,031,938)PSA Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,445,029)
Message 146595 - Posted: 12 Dec 2020 | 11:11:01 UTC

That setting also applies to the tasks running in n your GPU, and unless you’re running PPS-Sieve you may care about those tasks finishing first.

Also, unless it changed (I’m not running the latest BOINC client), BOINC should still download the next task between 2 and 3 minutes before the current task finishes in order to prevent you from runners my out. It should be ok to set the cache to 0 l, unless you also set the project priority to 0.
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