Scheduling Tasks with Prime Numbers

I was watching a documentary recently regarding the natural cycles that some animals have being based on prime numbers. Now, the reason this apparently evolved was to avoid conflict with other animals.The cicada was one example stated as such, having a cycle of 13 years. This means that they have very little chance of running into another cicada that has a different prime number life cycle.

So, I was thinking along those lines, and came to the conclusion that to avoid scheduled tasks in SCCM (the delta discoveries) hitting each other, I should schedule them for prime number cycles. Currently I have them set to 5, 7, 11 and 13 minutes. I’m not too bothered if it takes 13 minutes instead of 5 if it reduces the load on the system.

Just a theory.

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