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Message 70024 - Posted: 13 Aug 2020, 11:15:15 UTC
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Einstein has an option "Run CPU versions of applications for which GPU versions are available", which I unticked. We need a similar thing here. I have computers with CPU and GPU, and I'd like to use both for Milkyway, but if I allow them both to get tasks, the separation tasks get run on the CPU which is a waste of time, since they're 100s of times faster on the GPU. I want just the nbody to go on the CPU, as the GPU can't do that.

Or another alternative, does anyone know of something I can put in my config files to forbid the download of CPU separation tasks? I thought maybe I could tell it they needed 100 cores which I don't have so it wouldn't ask for them. Or does Boinc just say "CPU work please" and it's up to the server which app to give out?
The above was double spaced between sentences, I apologise for the forum software ruining my post.
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