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fah restarts work units sometimes?
« on: February 25, 2009, 05:26:47 AM »
It makes it impossible to finish any. Everytime I shut-down my computer it seems to start over.  I am using the Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 SMP client console version that uses the MPICH.  Its really annoying then when I leave my ocmputer on my parents turn it off anyways so no matter what they wont finish!!! Its getting pretty annoying. >:( >:(

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Re: fah restarts work units sometimes?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 05:48:43 AM »
May want to check this thread out looks like this is what most pages point to when using [email protected] under SMP

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1339662
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Re: fah restarts work units sometimes?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 05:55:45 AM »
Isnt that jsut a guide to set it up?

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Re: fah restarts work units sometimes?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 06:13:15 AM »
You're right. Sorry I'm obviously needing to go to sleep 6:11AM :)

Ok did some additional search and found it could be due to how you're exiting the client. When closing the [email protected] SMP try pressing CTRL + C instead of just closing or shutting down. I guess if shutdown improperly it will not close the work packet correctly causing it to have to restart.
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Re: fah restarts work units sometimes?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 01:52:49 PM »
I thought it might have something to do with this. I better tell my parents not to turn off my computer no matter what

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Re: fah restarts work units sometimes?
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 05:07:25 PM »
For anyone using the GUI client, right-clicking the systray icon and selecting Pause work before shutting down will also prevent this from happening.
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Re: fah restarts work units sometimes?
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 01:57:12 AM »
For anyone using the GUI client, right-clicking the systray icon and selecting Pause work before shutting down will also prevent this from happening.
Or, set the checkpoint interval during setup.  I believe the default is 15 minutes, so you'll lose that at most...I set mine to 3, so I only ever lose 3 minutes of work maximum.