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Message 4938 - Posted: 9 Mar 2007, 1:52:45 UTC
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computers have > 1 gig of ram?
Is there really any point in attempting to render 1024 meg ram wu\'s?
I have a few computers with 768megs and 1 gig, but none of them is able to render the 1024 meg files..
Are there even enough out there to bother with the really big memory files?
My desktop had 4 gigs of ram, and a dual core hyperthreading cpu (acts like 4 cores), seems to do quite well on 4 of the 2048meg files..
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Message 4939 - Posted: 9 Mar 2007, 3:40:01 UTC

Problem is that \"26/02/2007 11:14:08|BURP|Message from server: Your computer has 1023.04MB of memory, and a job requires 1024.00MB\" thing. That computer SHOULD get the workunit. this seems to me like a stupid argument. If blender.exe isn\'t really using 1024MB of RAM, then that won\'t matter (what option does a user have if his session uses 600MB?). And BOINC does check for the user settings, which are never \"use 100% of my system ram\" by default (any user changing it to that is calling for trashing by himself). 1000MB estimation will still make it run only on computers with >1.5gb. WU estimation for RAM should be the maximum RAM the workunit will take, not the minimum RAM the system needs to run it, BOINC takes care of that part.

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Message 4942 - Posted: 9 Mar 2007, 7:59:06 UTC
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How many [...] ?

4649 out of 25083 ever registered (including duplicates etc).

Is there really any point in attempting to render 1024 meg ram wu\'s?

Rendering gets less effective the more storage resources a session requires - storage resources in this situation may be data size (network transfers) or memory size (limiting the number of participants who can help).

(what option does a user have if his session uses 600MB?)

Good point indeed. There should be options between 512 and 1024.

[Edit:] Added 768MB as an option as well as a textual warning about using the 1GB+ options unless absolutely needed.
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