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Old 2012-04-08, 10:51   #1
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Default How can one prevent assignment of new work?

Well, the title pretty much says it all. I would like to prevent the assignment of any new work on my clients so that my machines can complete all remaining work in their queue and then stop completely until I choose to turn them back on.
Is this somehow possible via a setting on the PrimeNet website or the prime95 client's configuration files?
Thanks in advance for any help. :)
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Old 2012-04-08, 12:26   #2
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I think this might work:

Go to Options --> Preferences... and set "Days of work to queue up" to 0. This should keep your client from requesting new work from PrimeNet, so it will allow you to complete your existing assignments without taking anything new.
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Old 2012-04-08, 12:56   #3
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I think this might work:

Go to Options --> Preferences... and set "Days of work to queue up" to 0. This should keep your client from requesting new work from PrimeNet, so it will allow you to complete your existing assignments without taking anything new.
Alright, just did that. I'll know in two days if it worked (that's when two of the workers will complete), but I'm having my doubts, since it was set to 5 and workers previously took 34 days on average for LL or LL-D which means new work would only be added to the queue 5 days before a worker completes and setting it to 0 would logically add new work to the queue as soon as the previous work completed and the result has been submitted to PrimeNet.
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Old 2012-04-08, 13:08   #4
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In Prime95, choose Advanced > Quit GIMPS > Yes (complete current work before quitting).
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Old 2012-04-08, 13:15   #5
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In Prime95, choose Advanced > Quit GIMPS > Yes (complete current work before quitting).
I don't want to quit GIMPS, I just want to turn the client off for a prolonged period of time, but complete pending work so it doesn't expire and I haven't wasted CPU time on partially solving a work unit.
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Old 2012-04-08, 14:10   #6
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I don't have access to the computer now to verify, but I think that's how I set up one of my machines to do P-1 assignments for GPU72. I was running into problems with getting PrimeNet Assignments after the GPU72 work ran out, and I think that setting the days of work to queue to 0 kept the workers idle until I was able to get around to to manually adding more assignments to worktodo.txt.
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Old 2012-04-08, 14:16   #7
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I don't want to quit GIMPS, I just want to turn the client off for a prolonged period of time, but complete pending work so it doesn't expire and I haven't wasted CPU time on partially solving a work unit.
From the readme.txt file:

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The Quit GIMPS menu choice is used when you no longer want this
computer to work on the GIMPS project. You may rejoin at a later date.
If you are a PrimeNet user your unfinished work will be returned to the
server. If you are a manual user, you need to send me email containing
your results.txt file.
This may be a bit out of date, since it does not cover the Yes (complete current work) that mini-geek listed above.
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Old 2012-04-08, 16:02   #8
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maybe don't do any in the first place ?
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Old 2012-04-08, 17:31   #9
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From the readme.txt file:

Code:
The Quit GIMPS menu choice is used when you no longer want this
computer to work on the GIMPS project. You may rejoin at a later date.
If you are a PrimeNet user your unfinished work will be returned to the
server. If you are a manual user, you need to send me email containing
your results.txt file.
This may be a bit out of date, since it does not cover the Yes (complete current work) that mini-geek listed above.
This is correct; quitting GIMPS does not erase your records in the database, all it really does is stop queuing more work. If DaysOfWork=0 does not work, then do the quit GIMPS thing, which isn't permanent at all. You can keep Prime95 exactly as it is and restart it at any time, and your username/account/computer will be exactly as they were on PrimeNet.
(Edit: It is a bit out of date, but it is essentially correct, and marking the checkbox that Mini-Geek described will allow you to finish your work before stopping.)

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Old 2012-04-08, 17:33   #10
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NoMoreWork=1
I remembered that there was a setting like that, but was too lazy at the time to look it up.
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