In the next several days we are going to shift from using the current BOINC scheduler to a new BOINC 'locality' scheduler12 Jan 2005, 00:00 UTC
In the next several days we are going to shift from using the current BOINC scheduler to a new BOINC 'locality' scheduler. This will have some important benefits. In particular, it will ensure that host computers get lots of work for the (large) data files that they have already downloaded, instead of being required to download a new large data file for each new item of work. It will also remove these large data files from the host computers when they are no longer needed. Unfortunately the new scheduler is not compatible with the test workunits currently in progress on many hosts. Testers, please note that for this reason, we will be forced to cancel a number of workunits currently in progress, when we shift to the new scheduler.