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 2012-04-08, 10:51 #1 Dorian   Apr 2012 1002 Posts 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. :)
 2012-04-08, 12:26 #2 Jaxon   Dec 2011 1216 Posts 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.
2012-04-08, 12:56   #3
Dorian

Apr 2012

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Jaxon 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.

 2012-04-08, 13:08 #4 TimSorbet Account Deleted     "Tim Sorbera" Aug 2006 San Antonio, TX USA 10B716 Posts In Prime95, choose Advanced > Quit GIMPS > Yes (complete current work before quitting).
2012-04-08, 13:15   #5
Dorian

Apr 2012

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 Originally Posted by Mini-Geek 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.

 2012-04-08, 14:10 #6 Jaxon   Dec 2011 2·32 Posts 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.
2012-04-08, 14:16   #7
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 Originally Posted by Dorian 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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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.

 2012-04-08, 16:02 #8 science_man_88     "Forget I exist" Jul 2009 Dartmouth NS 100000111000102 Posts a sarcastic reply to the title maybe don't do any in the first place ?
2012-04-08, 17:31   #9
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 Originally Posted by bcp19 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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 2012-04-08, 17:33 #10 Xyzzy     Aug 2002 856310 Posts NoMoreWork=1
2012-04-08, 21:04   #11
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Xyzzy 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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