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Old 2005-03-29, 16:25   #1
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Thumbs down GIMPS & BOINC

Why is GIMPS not compatible with BOINC? If BOINC runs, GIMPS does not work.
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Old 2005-03-29, 16:49   #2
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It's all about priorities.
When BOINC has a higher priority than GIMPS, it will get (almost) all available CPU cycles. Try upping the priority of GIMPS under "Options --> Priority..."
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Old 2005-03-29, 18:19   #3
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or better yet dont use bonic ;)

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Old 2005-03-29, 18:23   #4
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No. Priority = 10. But BOINC is still working.

No, so does it not function, unfortunately. BOINC demand always hundred percent of the CPU. Prime95 works only if I finish BOINC completely. Besides, the priority of BOINC is stopped on "low".
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Old 2005-03-29, 18:29   #5
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After changing the priority, you need to exit and restart Prime95. But don't set the priority to 10. It will make the computer unusable. Change it to 4.
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Old 2005-03-29, 19:13   #6
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That's right, however. The computer is usable no more with priority 10. I even wanted to say with the fact that it also does not function with this high priority. With priority 4 BOINC works to 100 percent. No chance for Prime95. I have carried out a new start of the computer naturally.
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Old 2005-03-29, 22:48   #7
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You should also try the BOINC control manager where you can control how much CPU the BOINC tasks take. That is likely the most elegant solution.
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Old 2005-03-30, 07:07   #8
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technically speaking..

Why run both?

Even if you did manage to get them sharing 50/50, you would be running the test at half your computer's speed, on both programs..

So, instead of taking, say, a week, it would take two weeks for one number.

Thus, your options are you could have done two tests in two weeks, one at a time.. or both at the same time, finding the results of them after the course of two weeks.

Now here's the clencher..

If you only run one test at a time, one test will be done in one week, and then the other one will go the second week.. but if the first one won... you got it a week earlier than you would have if you ran both programs over the course of two weeks!

if my current understanding of how the tests work are accurate.

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