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Message 8196 - Posted: 30 Jan 2005, 23:45:02 UTC

Is there any way to set preferences so CPN runs only when my computer is idle but the other projects run all the time? Will using a different e-mail address for CPN make it a different account, or will it eventually figure out it's the same BOINC client on the same single-processer computer?
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Message 8267 - Posted: 31 Jan 2005, 19:34:19 UTC

Your general preferences apply across all projects, so the answer to your first question is no. Even if the answer was yes it still wouldn't be possible with the BOINC public release as the idle detection doesn't work properly, so that makes the answer to your second question no too regardless of what BOINC does :(
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Message 8308 - Posted: 1 Feb 2005, 4:09:41 UTC

Actually, after I posted this question I found a page on the BOINC site (http://boinc.ssl.berkeley.edu/multiple_projects.php) that would seem to indicate that I can do this with the home/school/work designation. It say, "...it's possible that a given host has location 'work' on project A, and location 'school' on project B. ... The choice of general preferences (if you've defined separate preferences) is determined by the host's location on the project from which the general preferences were propagated, i.e. from the project where you last edited them. So if you edit your general preferences on project A, a host's location on project A is 'work', and you've defined separate general preferences for 'work', the host will use those...."

I'll give this a try and post again when I've found out if it works.
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Message 8379 - Posted: 1 Feb 2005, 21:46:30 UTC

It didn't work! My BOINC client knew it was always "home" no matter what I told the project. So if running CP in the background, I'll run all of them when idle and give it the shortest possible delay and when one of the other projects is running I'll change my client to "run always" instead of "run based on preferences" until CP comes back on. Thanks for the info.
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