[AG-TECH] Gentner App CPU utilization

Allan Spale aspale at evl.uic.edu
Tue Mar 26 09:20:34 CST 2002


I just did a quick test with the priority changing.  Unfortunately,
whether I was a regular user or an administrative user, setting APWare.exe
or APServe.exe to low priority failed to do anything.  APServe.exe still
takes 99% of the CPU.


On Mon, 25 Mar 2002, Jay Beavers wrote:

> Has anyone tried adjusting the process priority of APWare and seeing if
> that helps the situation?  The shorthand way to do this is to bring up
> task manager, select Processes, right click on the app name, and choose
> Set Priority -> Low.
> If someone tests this out and finds it of use, I'll produce a little
> shell app that will autolaunch the Gentner exe in low priority as well
> as feed the source code of how to programmatically change the process
> priority back to the Gentner folk for inclusion in a future update.
>  - jcb
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Osland, CD (Chris) [mailto:C.D.Osland at rl.ac.uk] 
> Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 6:33 AM
> To: 'Goss-Walter Torsten'; ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: RE: [AG-TECH] Access Grid Installation
> Torsten,
> I don't know whether you've been looking at ag-tech recently,
> but here at RAL (and many locations have reported the same
> problem) there is a severe problem with the Gentner control
> software (AP-ware) running in the same machine as anything
> else.  We have fallen fowl of this, thinking that it was daft
> to use a whole machine to control a 9600 baud serial line.
> We are now looking at trying to squeeze the fourth machine back
> into our racks-designed-for-3-computers!
> For the rest, others have made most of the relevant comments,
> although I would also note that there are problems fitting
> all the required cards into a single machine (if that was a
> direction you were thinking of going) as well as the problem
> of one failing application possibly taking out another if it is
> in the same machine.
> Cheers
> Chris Osland
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Goss-Walter Torsten [mailto:torsten.goss-walter at dwd.de]
> Sent: 22 March 2002 09:49
> To: ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov
> Subject: [AG-TECH] Access Grid Installation
> Hello,
> we are planning to set up an Access Grid node and combine it with
> another
> video conferencing system, i.e. VCON from Siemens. We try to recycle as
> much
> hardware as possible, especially the beamer, the cameras and the
> microphones, which we want to use for both systems (shouldn't be a
> problem,
> I think).
> According to the Access Grid hardware spec from Robert Olson, at least
> four
> computers are needed for display, video capture, audio capture and
> control.
> ... two questions:
> 1. Is anyone of you already using a combined video conferencing system,
> e.g.
> Access Grid and VCON, on the same hardware plattform?
> 2. Does anybody have any experiences with using less than four servers
> for
> Access Grid? Is it possible to combine some of the functions, e.g. video
> capture + audio capture on one machine by using a faster server?
> Thanks for your answers in advance,
> Regards
> Torsten
> -- 
> Torsten Goss-Walter
> Deutscher Wetterdienst 
> E-Mail: Torsten.Goss-Walter at dwd.de 

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