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Message 853290 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 10:48:44 UTC

Anyone using the new Windows 7 & having any problems with BOINC?
I just put it on this computer. And I'm not having any problem yet, the OS seems to support BOINC without an issue.

Was just curious if anyone else has tried this OS with BOINC.

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Message 853301 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 12:37:38 UTC - in response to Message 853290.

I have it installed on my old laptop, and it runs just fine there as well.

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Message 853302 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 12:41:10 UTC - in response to Message 853290.
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Anyone using the new Windows 7 & having any problems with BOINC?
I just put it on this computer . And I'm not having any problem yet, the OS seems to support BOINC without an issue.

Was just curious if anyone else has tried this OS with BOINC.



Hi, only heard of beta or try-out version of WINDOWS 7, it should be, a bit, faster and less memory hungry then VISTA (& XP), with better compatability then VISTA.
Haven't tried it out yet.
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Message 853449 - Posted: 14 Jan 2009, 19:37:53 UTC - in response to Message 853290.

I've also acquired and installed Windows 7 x64 beta (from MS TechNet not torrent) on an Athlon x64 X2 6000 with 4GB DDR2 800 RAM.

Boinc 6.5.0 Dev version. And running great for about three days now. In fact the CPU benchmarks improved over Vista x64 previously on same hardware.

Sorry no Cuda processing, I'm an ATI guy. (Hope Boinc supports OpenCL at some point as I would love to see all those Stream Processors doing something.)

Side Note: I'm loving the new Win7. No major new tech to speak of, except the new toolbar which is a nice change. It just seams to have a thousand little details that Vista is missing. It's all the little details that add up that make it nice.
It's performing very well and feels snappy, but it also hasn't been running more than 3 days so we'll see in 3 months when it's had time to booger up.
IE8 Beta works well, Only WMP 12 beta has had problems, but only when trying to close while playing something does it hang/freeze, but I like it still.
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Message 855373 - Posted: 19 Jan 2009, 13:40:27 UTC

I also am running SETI Boinc on Windows 7 Beta (from Microsoft, not torrent).
Besides Win 7 crashing a few times the first day, it seems to have settled down.
so I have now installed Boinc with SETI and it seems to be number crunching OK.
If I notice any odd behaviour I will post comments ASAP.
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Message 856325 - Posted: 22 Jan 2009, 7:24:05 UTC
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WIn 7 weorking fine im lik it

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Message 856784 - Posted: 23 Jan 2009, 13:24:19 UTC

I've recently installed Windows 7 and appear to be running BOINC fine, except for it thinking (confused) that I am and I am not running a CUDA machine. I'm not, but don't know why it thinks I am. This was a clean install, just installed BOINC 6.4.5, no enhanced apps.
1/22/2009 8:50:59 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by account manager. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 1 completed tasks
1/22/2009 8:51:04 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
1/22/2009 9:50:58 PM||Contacting account manager at http://gridrepublic.org/
1/22/2009 9:50:59 PM||Account manager contact succeeded
1/22/2009 9:51:01 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by account manager. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
1/22/2009 9:51:06 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
1/22/2009 10:14:23 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
1/22/2009 10:14:28 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
1/22/2009 10:50:59 PM||Contacting account manager at http://gridrepublic.org/
1/22/2009 10:51:01 PM||Account manager contact succeeded
1/22/2009 10:51:02 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by account manager. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
1/22/2009 10:51:07 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
1/22/2009 11:51:02 PM||Contacting account manager at http://gridrepublic.org/
1/22/2009 11:51:03 PM||Account manager contact succeeded
1/22/2009 11:51:05 PM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by account manager. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
1/22/2009 11:51:10 PM|SETI@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
1/22/2009 11:51:10 PM|SETI@home|Message from server: No work sent
1/22/2009 11:51:10 PM|SETI@home|Message from server: Can't use CUDA app for SETI@home Enhanced: Your computer has no CUDA device
1/22/2009 11:51:10 PM|SETI@home|Message from server: CPU app exists for SETI@home Enhanced but no CPU work requested
1/23/2009 12:51:03 AM||Contacting account manager at http://gridrepublic.org/
1/23/2009 12:51:26 AM||Account manager error: connect() failed
1/23/2009 12:51:26 AM||Project communication failed: attempting access to reference site
1/23/2009 12:51:28 AM||Internet access OK - project servers may be temporarily down.
1/23/2009 5:17:08 AM|SETI@home|Sending scheduler request: Requested by user. Requesting 0 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
1/23/2009 5:17:13 AM|SETI@home|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

At this moment, I have 2 astropulse workunits running, Looks like they will be busy for the next 6 days or so. No other workunits queued, but it was mixing and matching fine.

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Message 874115 - Posted: 9 Mar 2009, 19:23:45 UTC

Running x64 version of Win 7 on http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=4812331, and RAC has continued to climb from 32 bit XP. So far, the improvements over vista are overall a great deal even though, as its been mentioned previously in this thread, its small things that add up to a larger improvement. Now if we can get OpenCL and BOINC to work together, I can really put some power to the pavement.

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Message 874125 - Posted: 9 Mar 2009, 20:02:42 UTC - in response to Message 856784.

I've recently installed Windows 7 and appear to be running BOINC fine, except for it thinking (confused) that I am and I am not running a CUDA machine. I'm not, but don't know why it thinks I am. This was a clean install, just installed BOINC 6.4.5, no enhanced apps.


At this moment, I have 2 astropulse workunits running, Looks like they will be busy for the next 6 days or so. No other workunits queued, but it was mixing and matching fine.

Alex


Are you using an optimized application or the stock application that is automatically downloaded from SETI@Home?
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Message 874126 - Posted: 9 Mar 2009, 20:04:01 UTC - in response to Message 874115.

Running x64 version of Win 7 on http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=4812331, and RAC has continued to climb from 32 bit XP. So far, the improvements over vista are overall a great deal even though, as its been mentioned previously in this thread, its small things that add up to a larger improvement. Now if we can get OpenCL and BOINC to work together, I can really put some power to the pavement.


Personally, I'm not liking the new implementation of UAC in Windows 7. People complained about the constant pop-ups, but I'd rather have that than a system that is easy to write a program that elevates its own privileges under Win7's UAC.
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Message 874156 - Posted: 9 Mar 2009, 22:19:27 UTC

Running fine on 4770198. Optimized apps + CUDA on i7 = RAC over 9000 and climbing.
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Message 874190 - Posted: 10 Mar 2009, 0:52:26 UTC - in response to Message 874156.

Correction:

Running fine on 4803814. Optimized apps + CUDA on i7 = RAC over 5000 and climbing.
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Message 890262 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 19:47:24 UTC

I'm running BOINC on Windows 7 Build 7000.
NVidia driver latest (181.xx) but cuda won't work allright:

01.05.2009 21:41:00 SETI@home Beta Test Restarting task 03ja09ac.14274.XXXX.12.11.101_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
01.05.2009 21:41:08 SETI@home Beta Test Restarting task 03ja09ac.14274.XXXX.12.11.101_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
01.05.2009 21:41:17 SETI@home Beta Test Restarting task 03ja09ac.14274.XXXX.12.11.101_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 608
01.05.2009 21:42:27 SETI@home Beta Test Restarting task 03ja09ac.14274.XXXX.12.11.101_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 608

This happens all the time.
Boinc is started as "admin"process.

How can in get CUDA work fine?
All other projects are running good, but CUDA makes me crazy on windows 7...
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Message 890328 - Posted: 1 May 2009, 23:19:23 UTC - in response to Message 890262.

You don't say which Manager version you are running but You might check in your preferences on your SETI Account page to make sure that your GPU is allowed to do work when computer is in use. You may be shutting it off every time you move your mouse.
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Message 890361 - Posted: 2 May 2009, 1:05:20 UTC - in response to Message 890262.

CUDA will not work when run as an admin process. You have to run it as a user process.
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Message 890903 - Posted: 3 May 2009, 18:55:49 UTC - in response to Message 890361.

hmm.

after reinstalling boinc version 6.6.20 (64bit) and the newest driver of nvidias hp (185.81 (win7_64bit)) and running boinc as a non-admin-user (install option)
my cuda device isn't found.

something is going very wrong i think...
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Message 890908 - Posted: 3 May 2009, 19:13:32 UTC - in response to Message 890903.
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hmm.

after reinstalling boinc version 6.6.20 (64bit) and the newest driver of nvidias hp (185.81 (win7_64bit)) and running boinc as a non-admin-user (install option)
my cuda device isn't found.

something is going very wrong i think...


CUDA runs fine on Win 7. I've been doing it for months. Currently with 6.6.20. See if this thread addresses your problem.
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Message 891854 - Posted: 6 May 2009, 7:19:51 UTC

Thx for all the help.

Now i've reinstalled BOINC 6.6.26 (as non protected installation) with the newest NVidia driver (185.xx).

I checked the S@H settings and saved them unchanged.
After this i updated the project and have a look:

CUDA processes are running fine.

It could have been a settings problem which has been solved by re-updating the project settings...


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Message 897779 - Posted: 21 May 2009, 15:51:20 UTC
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I have also installed the Release Candidate version of Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit and I have had it going for about a week. It is available still from the below location and according to the site will be through July. Just click on the link on the top right about 2 inches down.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

After installing it I found that I had to reinstall things I wanted to use ie... graphics cards, printer, a few drivers and games, but once I had done that it flew.
It's also faster than Vista Ultimate by quite a lot. I have the following system...

Zalman GS1000 Black Case
2x Zalman 9700 LED CPU Fans
Intel Skulltrail i5400 Express Motherboard
4x 2GB Corsair DDR2 800MHz RAM
2x Intel Xeon E5472 3GHz Quad Core Processors
2x nVidia XFX GTX280 1Gb PCI Express Graphics Cards
2x SATA Western Digital Raptor 150Gb 3.5" HDD's
2x SATA Western Digital Velocoraptor 300Gb 3.5" HDD's
Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 1200W PSU
Vista Ultimate + SP1
19" AG Neovo Monitor
DVD RAM Drive 48 Speed.

and it has already gone up in Average Work Done by about 500 units per week!
My Boinc Version is 6.6.20. Cuda runs realy well too on it.
It's a pity Vista was brought out a bit too soon as there is very little difference between them, apart from a few of the flashy graphics (which I turn off anyway for a bit more speed) and a different quick launch toolbar system.
Can't wait for the full release version as there are no doubt a few things that need a little tweak, (though I haven't found them yet). Try it yourself its great but make sure you have backups as the RC version runs out mid 2010 and if the final release version isn't out by then you will have a problem.
Happy Crunching guys / girls
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Message 897787 - Posted: 21 May 2009, 16:02:17 UTC

Forgot to mention that build 7100 is out now for win 7.
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