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Message 76314 - Posted: 28 Dec 2013, 17:37:52 UTC
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Just noticed that the resource share for Rosetta (in Rosetta@home preferences) apparently can not be set to 0 (zero). If you set it to 0, it defaults back to 100. A value of 1 is possible.

Resource share 0 means that the BOINC manager will only load new work if no other work is available and it will only load the minimum work required to fully use available resources. Hence this setting is an easy way to avoid caching work locally on the host.
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Message 76319 - Posted: 1 Jan 2014, 16:56:36 UTC

The concept of the zero resource share was added to the BOINC system after Rosetta@home was established. That is why the website doesn\'t know how to handle it, and apparently presumes you want to reestablish the default value. So to translated your wish, you would like to see the servers upgraded to a more current BOINC verison.
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Message 78789 - Posted: 14 Sep 2015, 11:58:24 UTC

This past weekend I tried to do this - set resource share to zero. However, the boinc software on the Rosetta servers is too old to allow this. Newer versions of the software allow this. When the resource share is set to zero, a system will only download a rosetta task if no other tasks from other projects the system is connected to are available, and then only download one task per processor core. That way one can use the project as a backup. The project I\'ve been crunching for recently went down unexpectedly over the weekend and I thought I\'d add Rosetta to my list of backup projects. Rosetta allowed me to set the resource share to 1E-99, but still wanted to download many tasks at a time.

So, are there any plans to upgrade the software on the rosetta servers to something more recent? I\'m sure there are a lot of other new features that might be worthwhile in the newer software.

- Charlie


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