[RC5] Slow?

mj enojon at ATTGLOBAL.NET
Fri Oct 5 02:10:25 EDT 2001


Raising the priority to 'normal' may increase throughput per "realtime" seconds as 
the scheduling algorithm allocates greater time per time slice, but if your machine is mostly
idle, then use the idle time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bjoern Martin" <boris59 at gmx.net>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 4:00 PM
Subject: RE: [RC5] Slow?


> 
> >Also:
> >You should never change the priority of the the client.  Doing so will not 
> >increase your keyrate, it will only slow down the responsiveness of the 
> >computer when you try to use it for anything else.  Setting the priority 
> >too high could actually prevent the OS from getting enough cycles to do 
> >its work.  Even when running at the lowest priority, the client will use 
> >all CPU cycles not being used for other tasks.
> 
> And here's some numbers: my PIII-800 WinNT4 box at work had
> an uptime of 22 days up to now with the client running
> nonstop. During that time the idle process got as much as 8
> minutes of the cpu time. That's about 0.025% of the cpu
> time.
> 
> Bye,
> 
> Boris59
> 
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