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Message 986323 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 12:39:02 UTC

Please, participate in beta testing of new (OpenCL & Brook+ based) ATI AstroPulse app.
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http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?topic=857.msg26010

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Message 986325 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 13:05:42 UTC - in response to Message 986323.
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Hi Raistmer, well done, what card would do better, a HD5770 (Single Precision) or an HD4850 (Double_Precision), probably both ;-).
Downloaded the new app & app_info.xml file, from the Lunatics WEB-Site

Completely off Topic.

Got my Photobucket account, working again, but have to go, will post the 'promised screebshot's ' , using (Alt/xcolor-PrintScreen) and PAINT, saved files as PNG format, which is most used, as is JPeG.
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Message 986333 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 14:30:19 UTC - in response to Message 986325.

I installed on both my 4770 and 5850 now all I need is a WU to see if it works
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Message 986344 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 15:08:11 UTC
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As stated in corresponding thread, 5xxx ability to work is very questionable right now.
Bugs in ATI's OpenCL SDK implementation. They promised to fix those in new SDK release, will see...
For now 5xxx cards (both with and w/o double precision support) can be used with Brook-based ATI AP.

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Message 986347 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 15:10:00 UTC - in response to Message 986333.

I installed on both my 4770 and 5850 now all I need is a WU to see if it works


Better to do offline test first for 5850 GPU. 5xxx known to give incorrect results with current SDK.

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Message 986352 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 15:24:41 UTC - in response to Message 986323.

Does this OpenCL version work on OpenCL enabled nVidia cards?

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Message 986355 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 15:44:02 UTC - in response to Message 986352.

Does this OpenCL version work on OpenCL enabled nVidia cards?

This "OpenCL" version doesn't work on NV GPUs, under OS X, on CELL CPUs, on PS3 and so on and so forth. It works as stated, on ATI GPUs (and not on all of them).
Sources can be built to work on NV GPUs, I tried it already, but performance not so impressive to offer such build instead of currently available CUDA MB app.
Better use NV GPUs for SETI MB while ATI GPUs for SETI AP now.

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Message 986370 - Posted: 3 Apr 2010, 17:56:36 UTC

BTW, there are updated Brook-based ATI AP builds for all ATI GPUs starting from 2xxx models, 5xxx included.
They are available for beta testing here http://lunatics.kwsn.net/18-astropulse-testing/astropulse-hybrid-cpu-ati-gpu-build-for-windows.0.html

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Message 986623 - Posted: 4 Apr 2010, 18:42:32 UTC - in response to Message 986370.

BTW, there are updated Brook-based ATI AP builds for all ATI GPUs starting from 2xxx models, 5xxx included.
They are available for beta testing here http://lunatics.kwsn.net/18-astropulse-testing/astropulse-hybrid-cpu-ati-gpu-build-for-windows.0.html


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Message 986628 - Posted: 4 Apr 2010, 19:06:00 UTC - in response to Message 986623.

BTW, there are updated Brook-based ATI AP builds for all ATI GPUs starting from 2xxx models, 5xxx included.
They are available for beta testing here http://lunatics.kwsn.net/18-astropulse-testing/astropulse-hybrid-cpu-ati-gpu-build-for-windows.0.html


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Message 986640 - Posted: 4 Apr 2010, 19:31:01 UTC - in response to Message 986628.
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You need to be logged on, and to have risen from a Knave to a Squire,

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Thanks, I am logged in, and I better ask about Squires and Knaves somewhere else..

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Message 995416 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 22:20:07 UTC

Application updated to rev420.
Some speedup + support for 5xxx/4xxx GPUs w/o double precision added.

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Message 995419 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 22:31:49 UTC - in response to Message 995416.

I'm not allowed to see the beta testing according to the lunatics site

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Message 995423 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 22:41:11 UTC - in response to Message 995419.
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I'm not allowed to see the beta testing according to the lunatics site

AFAIK 5 meaningful posts on Lunatics required to get into beta area.
After semi-public beta app will go to general public, but it could take some time.
Meanwhile you can look at my host [quad with ATI installed] on main to see what speed one can expect from this app.

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"In the meantime, if there are Guests who wish to actively participate as members of Lunatics and post re: Beta testing of pre-release applications, you may PM me at the S@H main board, ID = Gecko_R7. Include a link to your Seti@home or Seti Beta host, a brief description of your testing rig, and general experience level/comfort with CPU / GPU testing and ability to work with custom app_info.xml and config. files."

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Message 995441 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 23:36:12 UTC - in response to Message 995423.
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Amd will update its SDK kit, when?
when it snows in hell...
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Message 995442 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 23:40:18 UTC - in response to Message 995441.

Amd will update its SDK kit, when?
when it snows in hell...

Last monday i think it was!

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Message 995445 - Posted: 10 May 2010, 23:57:03 UTC - in response to Message 995442.
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[quote]Amd will update its SDK kit, when?
when it snows in hell...

[quote] Last monday i think it was!

oh! sorry. i hope it is something this time.
usefull kind a stuff i mean.
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Message 995531 - Posted: 11 May 2010, 5:59:28 UTC - in response to Message 995445.

No bugs that could affect current AP build detected in new SDK. SDK 2.01 was really buggy one, this 2.1 release much better. AP runs on 5770 GPU too now, it means no double support required and 5xxx GPU can be used. With old SDK only 48xx GPU were able to produce correct results...

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Message 995536 - Posted: 11 May 2010, 6:36:33 UTC
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Personally, I will be scared the day ATI support arrives mainstream at SETI@home. I appreciate all Lunatics does - and it does it beautifully! It's just it will be abused by credit whores.

That is the day SETI@home will turn from a science project into a credit hound project.

That is the day I leave BOINC, if it ever happens. Just my two cents. :(
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Message 995540 - Posted: 11 May 2010, 7:14:47 UTC - in response to Message 995536.

Personally, I will be scared the day ATI support arrives mainstream at SETI@home. I appreciate all Lunatics does - and it does it beautifully! It's just it will be abused by credit whores.

That is the day SETI@home will turn from a science project into a credit hound project.

That is the day I leave BOINC, if it ever happens. Just my two cents. :(


Very strange position, I already pointed that at your post about person who owns many hosts. Try to understand, not everyone who attempt to do more work for SETI and granted big RAC due [s]his efforts do it for credits. Big RAC if no cheating involved really means big science done. What point to leave project then?....
GPU is just another device for doing work. If you strong in math, no one forbid you to do WUs manually or with calculator, your RAC would be in fempto-cobblestones probably, but it will be _very_ hard earned one. Do you really think that task computed in so inefficient way will be any better than task produced by GPU owned "credit whore"? Don't think so ;)

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