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Message 78384 - Posted: 30 Jun 2015, 16:20:22 UTC

Hi all, I have been running rosetta@home, on and off for about 10 years, but i am one of those quiet users, who does not really get involved in the group so much, so i know fairly little i suppose.

I was just wondering, about my task list, today i noticed that two tasks are partially complete, but, boinc has started 2 other tasks, further down the list, once i have re started this little machine?

I find it quite highly annoying, as i would like it to work , in order, and when , if i turn this machine off, it should start up the allready started tasks once boinc starts up again

Could anyone instruct me, how to \"make\" it resume those tasks, and not start new ones, for no reason that i can see myself?

Thank you for your reading this, and i hope my wording is not abrasive, i have high functioning asbergers *ASD*, so when i am frustrated, my urgancy can look a little agressive, i truely do not wish to be agressive in any fashion :)
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Message 78389 - Posted: 1 Jul 2015, 4:03:50 UTC
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I recall an issue like that a few years ago. What version of BOINC Manager are you running? I believe newer versions improved the odds of tasks running nicely in order.

One case where it still may not is when memory is limited. If the active tasks exceeds the memory preference, sometimes BOINC Manager fires up a different task in hopes that it may be able to run in less memory. Since BOINC Manager already knows how much memory the first task desired to have available, it might bypass it if it doesn\'t have enough memory available to activate it.

If you would like to discuss it further, the Number Crunching board is generally where such topics are discussed. It gets much more views than the Q&A area of the boards.
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Message 78391 - Posted: 1 Jul 2015, 11:41:41 UTC

Thank you ModSense, for your answer :)

The version is 7.4.42 , and its running on a little lenovo duel core celeron netbook with 4 gb ddr3 *i need to watch how much electricity i use and it is very good for the power consumption*
Also have it on my old xeon x3360 with 4gb ram also, on that machine which has the same amount of memory, it seems to do the tasks in order, and that machine is turned off quite a lot of the time

I will go to the crunching forum, and also i think i may need to change my preferances, it may be something i have done \"wrong\" in there, thank you again, your answer was excelent, much appreciated

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