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Old 2009-09-05, 16:47   #6
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Originally Posted by henryzz View Post
i have heard of the BOINC client using lots of extra cpu
using 1 core out of 4
does it still do that at all?
if it doesnt i might join and do a few workunits
No, nothing like that. Its overhead is a bit more than some "lighter" client/server setups like LLRnet, PRPnet, and ECMnet, but I recall that back when I used BOINC regularly, it would only rack up about 5-10 minutes of CPU time in Task Manager over the course of a number of days.

At any rate, though, since NFS is already a somewhat overhead-heavy thing as it is, BOINC is a perfect fit for it; BOINC's overhead should be significantly less than the time normally lost as idling between ranges and whatnot.

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