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Message 1613 - Posted: 7 Jan 2015, 0:23:18 UTC

Hi,

I have 12 CPU cores and 16GB of memory. I've observed that this machine can handle 5 ATLAS tasks at the same time, whitout running out of physical memory and getting crazy with the page file.
But, Boinc always starts 7 or 8 tasks. Is there any option to restrict the ATLAS project to a specific amount of tasks (CPU cores) ?

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Georg

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Message 1649 - Posted: 16 Jan 2015, 8:04:20 UTC - in response to Message 1613.
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Place this app_config.xml file in the project data directory


<app_config>
<app>
<name>ATLAS</name>
<max_concurrent>5</max_concurrent>
</app>
</app_config>

and restart BOINC

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Message 1650 - Posted: 16 Jan 2015, 10:56:01 UTC - in response to Message 1649.

Hi,

Many Thanks. Works fine. By looking up the app_config.xml, I've found now the BOINC wiki with quite a good client config documentation.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/client_configuration

There it is, all the nice stuff.. :-)

Georg

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Message 2231 - Posted: 25 Apr 2015, 6:17:44 UTC - in response to Message 1649.

Place this app_config.xml file in the project data directory


<app_config>
<app>
<name>ATLAS</name>
<max_concurrent>5</max_concurrent>
</app>
</app_config>

and restart BOINC


Thanks that helped a lot.

Questions and Answers : Windows : Boinc Client: How to restrict number of ATLAS tasks