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Message 69962 - Posted: 25 Jun 2020, 7:55:58 UTC

I was curious about crunching some giant work units. So I increased my hard drive space that BOINC can use from 10 gigs to 200 gigs. But BOINC only uses 5.54 gigs of space on my computer. MilkyWay only uses 24.81 MB of space. Can MilkyWay send me larger work units to crunch? Or are there other projects that do have large work units?
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Message 69963 - Posted: 25 Jun 2020, 9:38:22 UTC - in response to Message 69962.  

I was curious about crunching some giant work units. So I increased my hard drive space that BOINC can use from 10 gigs to 200 gigs. But BOINC only uses 5.54 gigs of space on my computer. MilkyWay only uses 24.81 MB of space. Can MilkyWay send me larger work units to crunch? Or are there other projects that do have large work units?


Einstein has some large data files that the workunits use to run and Climate Prediction https://www.cpdn.org/cpdnboinc/index.php has some very large workunits that can take over 1 year to crunch.
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Message 69966 - Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 4:52:20 UTC - in response to Message 69963.  

Hmmm, I am also connected to Einstein Project, but currently it only uses 1.42 GB of space on my hard drive. Should I use Maximum preference settings or Custom preference settings?
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Message 69967 - Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 7:22:25 UTC - in response to Message 69966.  

Hmmm, I am also connected to Einstein Project, but currently it only uses 1.42 GB of space on my hard drive. Should I use Maximum preference settings or Custom preference settings?

Don't worry, the drive space usage for Einstein will quickly grow once you start processing more work. Einstein uses the most space out of all my projects by a 10X factor. Tens of GB's needed for the recurring data sets.

Just set whatever you feel is necessary for minimum left over for the OS.
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