Resource Share taken by CE for each project MUCH TOO HIGH!

Thund3rb1rd ID: 6565896 Posts: 4
06 Oct 2019 06:52 PM

When CE loads a project, it does so with a resource share of 500, which cuts my BOINC projects down to almost nothing.  As I write this, for example, CE, Fight Neglected Diseases are running with a resource share of 500, which translates to a percentage share of 28.99 percent.  All my other projects run with a resource share of 100 - which I can control - which translates to a percentage share of 5.8 percent.

How can I reset the allowable resource share for CE and it's projects to a more reasonable 100?


Tristan Olive ID: 22 Posts: 384
07 Oct 2019 03:48 PM

The resource share is set to 500 for the CE project because, when such commercial work comes in, it needs to be run sooner. This project doesn't always have work for your system to do, but the resource share of 500 allows your client software to check in regularly and do the work when it is there, rather than wait for a dozen other tasks to finish first. 

It's important to note that resource share indicates priority in this environment, not so much how your system is dividing its time. It's probably the case that all of the BOINC projects you support are doing a lot more work on your system than the CE project, for instance (you can look at the Tasks list in the Advanced View to see how CPU time is being dividied among running tasks).

I hope that helps to ease your mind about the apparently uneven balance. Research projects actually get a ton of computation time with the settings as they are!

Matt ID: 44 Posts: 293
07 Oct 2019 04:02 PM

Just to clarify / restate a point Tristan makes above:

"Resource Share" does not determine how much of your computer's resources are comitted to volunteer computing (ie to Charity Engine and/or BOINC in your case).  "Resource Share" only determines how your idle capacity is allocated among the various volunteer workloads.

Thund3rb1rd ID: 6565896 Posts: 4
07 Oct 2019 04:51 PM

You're fired.


Mark McA ID: 179 Posts: 224
08 Oct 2019 06:11 PM

Just to chip in here:

Charity Engine is specifically designed to appeal to people who have never heard of BOINC and who do not already run BOINC projects. The silent majority, if you like. 

This is why over 99.999% of our users are, as intended, not already BOINC users. As far as we are concerned, they are already doing good with their surplus PC power and that's why we don't target them with our advertising.

If you just want to support science projects, cool. If you also want to support charity and be in prize draws though, then that means some projects will always have higher priority than others. They are time-sensitive, that's the deal.