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Using “idle” cpu time still slows down other programs

Before when I ran a Folding@Home client and now when using BOINC they always used "idle" cpu time (for those of you unfamiliar with those programs they run huge scientific calculations on your ...
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Run a script in Linux for a specified amount of time before stopping and restarting

Possibly related to this previous question, I would like to be able to run a task for a specified amount of time, then stop/kill it, then start it again. Specifically, I run the Folding@Home ...
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Multicore system. How are the cores “sorted”

If I have a system with let's say two Quadcore CPUs and HyperThreading enabled, how do I know how the phsyical and virtual cores are sorted? For example if I force a process to run on "CPU 0" how to ...