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Message 910209 - Posted: 22 Jun 2009, 19:09:28 UTC

My Computer works 9 units at the same time, 8 processor treads and 1 CUDA tread.
The processor is 100% busy, so all is ok.
When it works astropulse,there are just 2 treads going,1 for astropulse and 1 CUDA and the processor is just less than 20% busy!!!
Is it correct or what else?
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Message 910228 - Posted: 22 Jun 2009, 20:38:28 UTC - in response to Message 910209.

It depends on what the workunits are tagged as.

What I mean is that any workunits labelled AstroPulse can (currently) only be done on the CPU. Any tasks marked as MultiBeam v6.03 can only be done on the CPU. Any tasks that are tagged as MultiBeam v6.08 will be scheduled to be run on the GPU, and failing that will fall back to the CPU. BOINC should ask for all three types of work to keep your system busy 100%, but the problem is that SETI@Home has been running dangerously low on work, too low to keep an even split of work on their servers to hand out to everyone. Hopefully when they fix their problems at the Arecibo dish, this problem will go away.
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Message 910237 - Posted: 22 Jun 2009, 20:53:11 UTC - in response to Message 910228.

Ok,thank you very much!

The odd thing is that,after 12 reduced CPU load hours , this pc is gone back to cruch 9 WUs at same time again?
It happened after I connected to te project.
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Message 910243 - Posted: 22 Jun 2009, 21:03:52 UTC - in response to Message 910237.

It probably reported work and requested new work to keep all resources occupied.
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Message 910362 - Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 5:59:52 UTC - in response to Message 910243.

Hi again!
It is not lack of work as I have 634 WUs waiting on this computer,(but only one Astropulse,the one going),and this morning I found again two threads again only going on!!
I guess I might have more Astropulse WUs to let them be worked same time like my laptop did,he had two cores and worked two astropulse!

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Message 910363 - Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 6:04:04 UTC - in response to Message 910362.

And again after I connected the project is back to 9 threads!! :)
I give up and I will try to connect more frequently!! :)

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Message 910397 - Posted: 23 Jun 2009, 10:56:10 UTC - in response to Message 910363.

And again after I connected the project is back to 9 threads!! :)
I give up and I will try to connect more frequently!! :)

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Could we see some messages from the messages tab? Try to find where it switches from 9 tasks to 2 tasks.
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Message 910870 - Posted: 24 Jun 2009, 21:18:18 UTC - in response to Message 910397.

Ok,I will do it for sure!
I will be able to check this on Friday,and will let you know.

Thank you very much John!

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Message 916998 - Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 2:27:53 UTC

Today I see that my computer got astropulse WU. I had turned off astropulse in my preferences when it first started because they never finished on time. Now I can't find the switch to turn astropulse off in my preferences file. Did upgrading to 6.6.36 have something to do with the problem? If I can't turn Astropulse off I will have to quit seti after over ten years of computing.
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Message 917002 - Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 2:32:23 UTC - in response to Message 916998.
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* Go to the Seti project preferences.
* Edit them.
* Set them up so they go something like this:
- Run only the selected applications SETI@home Enhanced: yes
Astropulse: no
Astropulse v5: no
- If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? no
- Use Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) if available (whatever you want)
Use Central Processing Unit (CPU) yes
* Save the changes to the website.
* Open BOINC Manager->Advanced view->Projects tab->Select Seti->Click Update.
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Message 917005 - Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 2:39:28 UTC

If the WU don't complete then why waste energy for nothing.
I have set NO in both places and still get Astropulse.
Here is what it looks like.
Resource share
If you participate in multiple BOINC projects, this is the proportion of your resources used by SETI@home 100
Is it OK for SETI@home and your team (if any) to email you?
Emails will be sent from setiweb@ssl.berkeley.edu; make sure your spam filter accepts this address. yes
Should SETI@home show your computers on its web site? yes
Default computer location home
Graphics preferences
Select Custom to edit individual parameters Minimalist
Color preferences:
Select Custom to edit individual parameters Rainbow
URL of background image
This image (JPEG, Targa, BMP or PPM format) will be displayed in the background. none
URL of logo image
This image (JPEG, Targa, BMP or PPM format) will be displayed in the lower corner. none
Run only the selected applications SETI@home Enhanced: yes
Astropulse: no
Astropulse v5: no
If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? yes
Use Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) if available yes
Use Central Processing Unit (CPU) yes

Edit SETI@home preferences
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Message 917014 - Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 3:08:10 UTC - in response to Message 917005.

If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? yes


Its this option right here. This one says, "If I don't have work from your preferred app, should I download one of the others to keep your CPU busy?". So, in your case, it would be: "If there's no SETI@Home MultiBeam work, should I download AstroPulse to keep your CPU busy?" and you've answered: "Yes".

Change that to a "No" and you should be good.
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Message 917060 - Posted: 12 Jul 2009, 4:33:05 UTC

I had just done that before seeing your post. I hope it works. Right now the computer is 75% done with the Astropulse WU and it has been working on it for 12 days. When I first set up the preferences I had a WORK and HOME computer preferences that both said no to "If I don't have work from your preferred app, should I download one of the others to keep your CPU busy?" Now HOME has disappeared and was replaced by DEFAULT. This new DEFAULT preference hijacked my home computer and reset the settings. I hope my changes will correct the problem on the next download.
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Message 920856 - Posted: 24 Jul 2009, 0:10:41 UTC

I only want to run astropulse and the system only assigns me the seti@home projects... my preferences are se:

Resource share
If you participate in multiple BOINC projects, this is the proportion of your resources used by SETI@home 100
Is it OK for SETI@home and your team (if any) to email you?
Emails will be sent from setiweb@ssl.berkeley.edu; make sure your spam filter accepts this address. yes
Should SETI@home show your computers on its web site? yes
Default computer location home
Graphics preferences
Select Custom to edit individual parameters SETI@home classic
Color preferences:
Select Custom to edit individual parameters Rainbow
URL of background image
This image (JPEG, Targa, BMP or PPM format) will be displayed in the background. none
URL of logo image
This image (JPEG, Targa, BMP or PPM format) will be displayed in the lower corner. none
Run only the selected applications SETI@home Enhanced: no
Astropulse: yes
Astropulse v5: yes

If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? no
Use Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) if available yes
Use Central Processing Unit (CPU) yes

Edit SETI@home preferences

Add separate preferences for home

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Message 920933 - Posted: 24 Jul 2009, 4:33:32 UTC - in response to Message 920856.

Your computers are set up to use the default (or ---) venue?
Go to your account, computers on this account, click on the Details link for any of the computers, scroll to the bottom and check what "Location" they are on.

If anything else than ---, use the drop-down menu to make them --- and Update.
Perhaps wise to click Upgrade anyway if it's already set to ---

You may also want to change "Use Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) if available yes" to "Use Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) if available no". Astropulse doesn't run on the GPU yet, while even if you may not have a usable GPU in your system it may throw off the preferences.

If neither of those fix things, you could use the Lunatics Unified Installer to get the optimized application(s) and through it set to only use Astropulse. Then BOINC will follow that.
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Message 921320 - Posted: 25 Jul 2009, 17:14:04 UTC - in response to Message 920933.

The Lunatics solution is the only one at this point. There is no way yet to set preferences for Astropulse v5.05 only, so having an app_info file with just an AP5.05 entry (and possibly MB6.08 if you're running a CUDA card) is what's needed.
Remember to tick the "accept work from other applications" box in your preferences as AP 5.05 is not a selectable application yet.
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