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Old 2011-06-28, 01:15   #1
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If I have five worker windows running and I want to cut back to four, how do I do that without losing work in progress? If I reduce the value of "worker windows" by one, will the program not get a new assignment when the next worker completes?

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If I have five worker windows running and I want to cut back to four, how do I do that without losing work in progress? If I reduce the value of "worker windows" by one, will the program not get a new assignment when the next worker completes?

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Change the number of worker windows to 4, then stop and close Prime95, then open the worktodo.txt file and cut and paste the assignment(s) under [Worker #5] to one of the other workers. Now when that worker gets to that assignment, it will pick up from where worker 5 left off.

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Change the number of worker windows to 4, then stop and close Prime95, then open the worktodo.txt file and cut and paste the assignment(s) under [Worker #5] to one of the other workers. Now when that worker gets to that assignment, it will pick up from where worker 5 left off.
You can use James H.'s tool (http://mersenne-aries.sili.net/balance.php) to divide the assignments evenly. It will make the job simpler.
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Old 2011-06-28, 17:34   #4
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cut and paste the assignment(s) under [Worker #5] to one of the other workers.
Suggest you put it near the top of that thread's queue. Otherwise prime95 may decide that it will take too long to get to that assignment, and unreserve it.

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Old 2011-06-29, 01:03   #5
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Thanks — it's easy to manage now that I see what to do.

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Old 2011-07-03, 00:24   #6
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If I have five worker windows running and I want to cut back to four
Is your system one with 4 cores with Hyperthreading on, and you are only using 5 threads?
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Is your system one with 4 cores with Hyperthreading on, and you are only using 5 threads?
My system has six cores and hyperthreading is off. I am doing manual trial factoring with mfaktc which occupies one core and the GPU. Four are for Prime95 and I am keeping one free so the system stays responsive to my miscellaneous use.
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I am keeping one free so the system stays responsive to my miscellaneous use.

Ahh, now that's dedication
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