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How can I get extra WUs on my phone?

How can I get extra WUs on my phone?

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Message 48708 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 13:57:50 UTC

I'll be going out of town for a few days. Power to keep my phone crunching will not be a problem, but I don't know what the wi-fi situation will be like for downloading new WUs.

I thought of one possible way, but I want to know if there will be consequences I haven't foreseen. I'm thinking I could set Boinc to run on all four of the phone's cores, wait for it to download work for them, and then set it back to two cores again. Would it just let the extra WUs sit there waiting to run, or would it somehow error them out?

Is there any other way to get it to download extra work before I leave?
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Message 48711 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 14:14:34 UTC - in response to Message 48708.  

I'll be going out of town for a few days. Power to keep my phone crunching will not be a problem, but I don't know what the wi-fi situation will be like for downloading new WUs.

I thought of one possible way, but I want to know if there will be consequences I haven't foreseen. I'm thinking I could set Boinc to run on all four of the phone's cores, wait for it to download work for them, and then set it back to two cores again. Would it just let the extra WUs sit there waiting to run, or would it somehow error them out?

Is there any other way to get it to download extra work before I leave?

I up the number of Used CPU cores from 3 to 4 often on my Nexus 7 to get an extra Wu, then switch it back to 3 once it's downloaded, The only problem is that if you haven't started it by the time you next contact Seti Beta you run the risk of having it cancelled if your wingmen have already completed their's, so the trick is to make sure you do start it, doesn't have to be many seconds,

Another note, is to do a couple of requests for work before setting the Cores back to 2, depending how far completed your present work is depends how much work Boinc will ask for, the Server tends to send one task, then if you ask for work again you'll often get work for another core, and another core after that.

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Message 48712 - Posted: 30 Dec 2013, 17:00:43 UTC - in response to Message 48711.  

I'll be going out of town for a few days. Power to keep my phone crunching will not be a problem, but I don't know what the wi-fi situation will be like for downloading new WUs.

I thought of one possible way, but I want to know if there will be consequences I haven't foreseen. I'm thinking I could set Boinc to run on all four of the phone's cores, wait for it to download work for them, and then set it back to two cores again. Would it just let the extra WUs sit there waiting to run, or would it somehow error them out?

Is there any other way to get it to download extra work before I leave?

I up the number of Used CPU cores from 3 to 4 often on my Nexus 7 to get an extra Wu, then switch it back to 3 once it's downloaded, The only problem is that if you haven't started it by the time you next contact Seti Beta you run the risk of having it cancelled if your wingmen have already completed their's, so the trick is to make sure you do start it, doesn't have to be many seconds,

Another note, is to do a couple of requests for work before setting the Cores back to 2, depending how far completed your present work is depends how much work Boinc will ask for, the Server tends to send one task, then if you ask for work again you'll often get work for another core, and another core after that.

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Okay, thanks. I'll make sure they get a few seconds of work in before I cut back the cores.
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Message 48781 - Posted: 8 Jan 2014, 19:44:46 UTC

Follow-up:

I did as Claggy suggested and raised my cores to 4, then waited for it to download more work and start on it. Interestingly, when I dropped back to 2 cores, it suspended the old WUs and kept going on the new ones.

Anyway, it finished all of them (old ones first). While I had power available quite a bit of the time, I was off of it more than usual, so those extra WUs lasted almost the whole time I was gone. Then I was able to find wifi to d/l more.
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Message 48813 - Posted: 12 Jan 2014, 11:19:13 UTC
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NativeBOINC's GUI works like the official GUI (do not install BOINC with it as it will conflict with the official BOINC client you already have running). You should be able to connect to localhost and increase the work buffer as with any other client.

The maximum is apparently ten days. Using the cores on/off trick you should be able to get twenty days worth of WUs. Given the current deadlines are >50 days this shouldn't be a problem.

Or if you have an SSH server on your phone:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/boinc-android-testing/0bNoY6Au1c0
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