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Old 2003-11-06, 21:47   #7
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It would also be wise to document in some way the throughput of the systems before the idle-cycle software is installed.

And if you can bear the thought of the wasted cycles, don't install the software on a (small) random scattering of sytems. Periodic benchmarking would then catch any impact (or document the lack).

Re: Every machine contacting the server at the same time.
Rather than building master *.ini files and copying them onto new systems -- have the load script write the ini files and incorporate the current time, or a base time plus the current minutes. Then most machine would have a unique schedule.

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