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Message 21433 - Posted: 12 May 2017, 5:07:02 UTC

For Planck task, currently the default VM memory is 2048MB. How can I change this?

For e.g. task http://www.cosmologyathome.org/result.php?resultid=53181589 which was just completed, show a 2GB of VM memory set aside. I would like to lower this so that I can run more tasks.

Below is the partial output of the task log file:
Stderr output
<core_client_version>7.6.22</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<stderr_txt>
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): vboxwrapper (7.7.26197): starting
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Feature: Checkpoint interval offset (67 seconds)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Detected: VirtualBox COM Interface (Version: 5.1.22)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Detected: Minimum checkpoint interval (600.000000 seconds)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Create VM. (boinc_347402114c2de31b, slot#0)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Updating drive controller type and model for desired configuration.
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Setting Memory Size for VM. (2048MB)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Setting CPU Count for VM. (2)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Setting Chipset Options for VM.

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Message 21435 - Posted: 14 May 2017, 0:11:31 UTC - in response to Message 21433.
Last modified: 14 May 2017, 0:12:02 UTC

For Planck task, currently the default VM memory is 2048MB. How can I change this?

For e.g. task http://www.cosmologyathome.org/result.php?resultid=53181589 which was just completed, show a 2GB of VM memory set aside. I would like to lower this so that I can run more tasks.

Below is the partial output of the task log file:
Stderr output
<core_client_version>7.6.22</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<stderr_txt>
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): vboxwrapper (7.7.26197): starting
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Feature: Checkpoint interval offset (67 seconds)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Detected: VirtualBox COM Interface (Version: 5.1.22)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Detected: Minimum checkpoint interval (600.000000 seconds)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Create VM. (boinc_347402114c2de31b, slot#0)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Updating drive controller type and model for desired configuration.
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Setting Memory Size for VM. (2048MB)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Setting CPU Count for VM. (2)
2017-05-11 21:05:17 (14508): Setting Chipset Options for VM.


Here is an example config file from LHC but the command applies.
https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/forum_thread.php?id=4239&postid=30066#30066


<cmdline>--memory_size_mb 4800</cmdline>


I'm not sure if its actually needed tho.

Message boards : Technical Support : Planck tasks - how to change the memory size for VM