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Message 5736 - Posted: 1 Dec 2016, 12:26:03 UTC
Last modified: 1 Dec 2016, 12:40:10 UTC

Hi, I am on Linux and with 2 jobs "Multiple core 1.04)" with in my pref "100% CPU 80% time CPU" (have 4 core), I just have 5 to 10% f usage CPU !!!

hermes@anubis:~$ dpkg -l |grep -i virtualb
ii unity-scope-virtualbox 0.1+13.10.20130723-0ubuntu1 all VirtualBox scope for Unity
ii virtualbox 5.0.18-dfsg-2build1 amd64 x86 virtualization solution - base binaries
ii virtualbox-dkms 5.0.18-dfsg-2build1 all x86 virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms
ii virtualbox-qt 5.0.18-dfsg-2build1 amd64 x86 virtualization solution - Qt based user interface
hermes@anubis:~$ dpkg -l |grep -i boinc
ii boinc-client 7.6.31+dfsg-6 amd64 core client for the BOINC distributed computing infrastructure
ii boinc-manager 7.6.31+dfsg-6 amd64 GUI to control and monitor the BOINC core client
ii libboinc7:amd64 7.6.31+dfsg-6 amd64 libraries of BOINC the client depends on

hermes@anubis:~$ ps -eo pcpu,pid,user,args --no-headers| sort -t. -nk1,2 -k4,4 -r |head -n 5
13.1 7048 boinc /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxHeadless --comment boinc_ce96aa1c02747444 --startvm 5e4b3918-e2dd-4d63-a44b-c282afa4884a --vrde config
11.1 7061 boinc /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxHeadless --comment boinc_3e87bc69cff0998c --startvm ab18434d-5cad-41e8-a310-077100dd139a --vrde config

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Message 5772 - Posted: 5 Dec 2016, 11:51:07 UTC
Last modified: 5 Dec 2016, 11:52:44 UTC

I have a similar problem. I have 12 cores but I've limited atlas to 4 in app_config.xml, because the original news item on this topic showed that to be the most efficient number - from the project's point of view.

But at the moment I have two 4-core atlas jobs running, with four other jobs for other projects, and my CPU load sits mostly at 50% and never goes above 62% (as shown by gkrellm). In other words four or five of my 12 cores are idle.

This is not good efficiency from my point of view, so I've now changed avg_ncpus to 1 in app_config.xml and updated; I'll see whether that improves anything.

(While I'm writing this, CPU load has gone down to 35-37%.)

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