I sometimes need to run very long computations on my computer (usually using code I wrote myself, sometimes compiled, sometimes interpreted), which can take minutes, hours, or even days to complete. OS X Mavericks incorporates several features that are designed to minimize energy usage, such as App Nap and timer coalescing. If I were designing such a feature, I would be skeptical of a process that was still requesting maximum CPU usage after running for days; even if this process was started by a user action, that action was days ago. But as a user, I actually do want such computations to run to completion with high priority, even though they are usually running in the background.
Is there any possibility that my extended computations would be slowed down by the power-saving features of Mavericks?