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Rules tab, some more explaining
« on: June 21, 2009, 10:25:21 am »
For most users the rule composer will be enough. But for those who want everything ;D, here is some more detailed information.

Some specials are execute1 , execute2, execute3. What they do is start a batch file execute1.bat, execute2.bat or execute3.bat.
The batch file must be located in the same directory a TThrottle.exe.

Can I change the annoying alarm sound? Sure, find another sound and place it in the same directory as TThrottle.exe, next rename it to alarm.wav.

Why a system reboot? Sometimes a BOINC project program crashes. One of the ways to see this is to watch for the CPU or GPU temperature.

I personally use this rule on one of my computers:

if gpu temperature < 58 email reset 68
When the gpu temperature goes above 68 degrees the rule becomes active. If the gpu temperature goes below 58 degrees an E-Mail is send.

if gpu temperature < 56 reboot reset 70
When the gpu temperature goes above 70 degrees the rule becomes active. If the gpu temperature goes below 56 degrees the system reboots itself.

if cpu temperature > 90 hibernate
When the cpu temperature goes above 90 degrees the rule becomes active. The computer will go into hibernation (sleep).

if cpu temperature > 93 shutdown
When the cpu temperature goes above 93 degrees the rule becomes active. The computer will shut itself off.

if time 01:00 reboot
On a computer running GPU tasks it is sometimes a good thing to reboot your computer on a regular basis.

Long time unattended running

I sometimes want to let one of my computers run, when I'm on vacation.
To set up a simple watchdog function, I select in the computer BIOS to start when the power is switched on.
Next I plug the computer power in a timer, that shuts down the computer power at 01:00 (OFF) and connects it to the mains again at 01:01 (ON)

In TThrottle I set the rule:
if time 00:55 shutdown
This shuts the computer down before the timer switches off the main power.
If the computer for some reason hangs, it is still rebooted but not as elegantly.


Warning: a reboot or shutdown does not save any work. It just shuts down as fast as possible. And putting (or letting) BOINC in snooze mode (suspend) will also trigger this rule, when triggered on a temperature. So this if for a BOINC only machine.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2012, 01:05:26 pm by fred »