Questions and Answers : Getting started : CPDN in workplace
Our client hardware is moderately up to date (mostly newer than three years old). Can we safely deploy CPDN without adversely affecting users' work?
Are any tools available for centralized deployment? For instance, can default project/BOINC preferences be applied to teams?
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Every Weather at Home (hadam3p) work unit will return between 100 and 250 MB of data.
Every RAPID (hadcm3n) work unit will return ~ 250 MB of data.
In addition each client will need to download the executable from us, together with ancillary files
...in my opinion, yes. You can set BOINC to run only when the computer is not being used for anything else, or between set times of day.
I would suggest that the best way to satisfy yourself as to its performance would be to install it yourself and see what you think.
...not sure, I don't belong to any teams, and haven't done any large deployments :-(
I did find this...
which gives hints about what is possible.
I hope that helps
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To add to what Jonathan wrote:
This post describes the network usage of HamAM3P regional tasks in more detail and includes the expected run time for each task.
HadCM3N tasks run for around 3 weeks on my Q6600 XP system.
If you have 500MB of memory for each core BONC applications are allowed to use you shouldn't have any problems (a few BOINC projects do have applications which can use 1GB of memory). BOINC applications are run at idle priority and the operating system will preempt them whenever a user application requires processing time. You can also specify exclusive applications which will cause all BOINC activity to be suspended when they are running.
I'm also unaware of of any mass deployment tools. but there are a couple of options you could consider:
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Ah, yes. Same account for all our machines. That would do it. Thank you.
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I haven't heard of PBOINC.
can default project/BOINC preferences be applied to teams?
You need to be careful of terms here.
A "team" is a separate entity to a group of computers "owned" by one person.
Some teams have hundreds of people in them, each with their own separate account, number of computers and country of origin.
I suspect that what you mean is: "group of computers".
And there are lots of people/accounts like that, who have more than one computer. Some are using school/university computers, others are using workplace computers, and some people have just accumulated computers that have been discarded by friends and relatives.
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