Charity Engine tasks running at 0,0001 CPUs with "ce11 1.50(idle) Application".

Saitdark ID: 6554571 Posts: 2
18 Mar 2019 02:14 PM

Others tasks working just fine. Like Cosmo@Home finish in ~15 mins with the workload 9 times of Charity Engine tasks. CE tasks take days to finish and often missed he deadline.

When I abort the task, another will popup. So should I just suspend it?

Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 266
19 Mar 2019 05:25 PM

This is ok. The ce11 application does not use typical workunits like you see at Cosmology or other projects, where there is some predetermined work to crunch through to find a result, but instead runs as an idle process that does regular check-ins to see if a job is available. These are very short jobs, some only taking a matter of seconds, so they cannot be distributed like traditional workunits. 

Because of the minimal CPU usage, these jobs also do not interfere with jobs from other projects, so no need to worry suspending to avoid wasting resources, etc.

Saitdark ID: 6554571 Posts: 2
19 Mar 2019 06:13 PM

So that's it. I think they should told us that though. It has "idle" and 0,0001 CPUs. It's a pain to look at if it is doing nothing.

Thanks for the answer.