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Message 1098281 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 1:58:59 UTC

Hey guys i have multiple PCs that run BOINC. Ive setup separate profiles for them which is sort of working. The one problem is that both PCs have CUDA enabled GPU (PC1- 2x GTX280, PC2- 8400GS).
With PC2 i want to disable BOINC using the 8400GS which ive done though the cc_config file but its still downloading CUDA work for the card to do. Ive even disabled the CUDA driver function in the Nvidia control Panel. But BOINC is still detecting a CUDA card and downloading work.
Is the another config file or cmd i can use to make BOINC not download GPU work?

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Message 1098284 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 2:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 1098281.

Hey guys i have multiple PCs that run BOINC. Ive setup separate profiles for them which is sort of working. The one problem is that both PCs have CUDA enabled GPU (PC1- 2x GTX280, PC2- 8400GS).
With PC2 i want to disable BOINC using the 8400GS which ive done though the cc_config file but its still downloading CUDA work for the card to do. Ive even disabled the CUDA driver function in the Nvidia control Panel. But BOINC is still detecting a CUDA card and downloading work.
Is the another config file or cmd i can use to make BOINC not download GPU work?

In which directory are you putting cc_config?
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Message 1098290 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 2:25:47 UTC - in response to Message 1098284.

Ive placed it in Doc&Settings>All Users>App Data>BOINC.
When i load the file through the BOINC manager it says "No useable GPUs".

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Message 1098291 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 2:37:48 UTC - in response to Message 1098290.

This seems to be the computer in question. Indeed, BOINC does not report any GPUs on that computer, and when I was looking through your list of tasks, I saw no GPU workunits.

What is leading you to believe that it is downloading work for the GPU?

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Message 1098296 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 3:11:01 UTC - in response to Message 1098291.

The fact that its downloaded 5 SETI@HOME Enhanced 6.09(cuda 32)jobs. And when i delete them it downloads more.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=5896112
They are also present on the task page.

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Message 1098313 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 4:12:23 UTC - in response to Message 1098296.

Interesting. I didn't see those there when I looked last time.

Can you provide the first 30 lines from the Messages tab after a clean start of BOINC? This might clue us in as to what's going on.

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Message 1098316 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 4:17:50 UTC - in response to Message 1098313.

17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Starting BOINC client version 6.10.60 for windows_x86_64
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Config: ignoring NVIDIA GPU 1
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Data directory: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\BOINC
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Running under account Administrator
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz [Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5]
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Processor: 256.00 KB cache
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt pbe
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM OS: Microsoft Windows XP: Professional x64 Edition, Service Pack 2, (05.02.3790.00)
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Memory: 4.00 GB physical, 5.75 GB virtual
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Disk: 149.04 GB total, 137.66 GB free
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Local time is UTC +8 hours
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM No usable GPUs found
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Application uses missing NVIDIA GPU
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Missing coprocessor for task 24no10ab.24385.5147.11.10.222_0
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Missing coprocessor for task 24no10ab.24385.5147.11.10.220_1
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Missing coprocessor for task 19no10aa.25901.885.12.10.146_1
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Missing coprocessor for task 19no10aa.25901.885.12.10.145_0
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Missing coprocessor for task 19no10aa.25901.885.12.10.139_0
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5896112; resource share 100
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 16-Apr-2011 11:25:34)
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Computer location: work
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM General prefs: using separate prefs for work
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Reading preferences override file
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Preferences:
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM max memory usage when active: 2046.60MB
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM max memory usage when idle: 3683.88MB
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM max disk usage: 74.52GB
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM don't use GPU while active
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM max upload rate: 30720 bytes/sec
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM Not using a proxy
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM GPUs have become unusable; disabling tasks
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.53.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.47.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.42.vlar_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.38.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.33.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.28.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.27.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:21:36 AM SETI@home Restarting task 24no10ac.7723.14555.16.10.22.vlar_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 603
17/04/2011 10:22:16 AM Re-reading cc_config.xml
17/04/2011 10:22:16 AM Re-read config file
17/04/2011 10:22:16 AM Config: ignoring NVIDIA GPU 0


Thats pretty much the startup i think. The rest of the messages is about starting all the CPU tasks.

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Message 1098319 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 4:22:58 UTC - in response to Message 1098316.

It seems to be like the answer here is to set up two different preference venues in your online preferences (which means you'd have to stop using your local preferences by clearing them).

Put the one system in the default preferences and allow the GPU to be used. Put the other system that you do not want it using the GPU into a different preference set, such as Home, Work, or School, and disable using the GPU for that preference set.

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Message 1098365 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 12:29:24 UTC - in response to Message 1098319.
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It seems to be like the answer here is to set up two different preference venues in your online preferences (which means you'd have to stop using your local preferences by clearing them).


Since "Use NVIDIA GPU" preference is only on web "SETI@home preferences"
there is NO need to clear the local (in BOINC Manager) preferences.


SETI@home preferences:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project

Set "Use NVIDIA GPU" to NO (un-mark the check-box) in the venue (home, school, work) where you will put the "Computer 5896112"
(e.g. click "Add separate preferences for school")


Your computers:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php

("Location" column shows the "venue")

Go to the "Details" of "ID: 5896112"
and at the bottom of page choose the "Location" (e.g. "school") and [Update]

("Location" == "venue")


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Message 1098489 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 18:37:27 UTC - in response to Message 1098365.

It seems to be like the answer here is to set up two different preference venues in your online preferences (which means you'd have to stop using your local preferences by clearing them).


Since "Use NVIDIA GPU" preference is only on web "SETI@home preferences"
there is NO need to clear the local (in BOINC Manager) preferences.


Since the local preferences override the web preferences, wouldn't he need to clear the local preferences so he can start using the web-based preferences again?

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Message 1098492 - Posted: 17 Apr 2011, 18:51:27 UTC - in response to Message 1098489.

Since the local preferences override the web preferences, wouldn't he need to clear the local preferences so he can start using the web-based preferences again?

Nope, the local preferences only override the global online preferences, not the project- or community specific ones.

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Message 1098606 - Posted: 18 Apr 2011, 4:22:21 UTC - in response to Message 1098492.

Since the local preferences override the web preferences, wouldn't he need to clear the local preferences so he can start using the web-based preferences again?

Nope, the local preferences only override the global online preferences, not the project- or community specific ones.

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Actually, it can be done setting by setting. The local preferences are in global_preferences_override.xml. If the setting is not in there, it comes from global_preferences.xml that comes from the web preferences from the last project to update the web preferences. If it is not in the global_preferences file, the default is used.

The order of operations is actually: Set everything to defaults. Read the global_preferences file and set whatever preferences are in that file. Read the global_preferences_override file and set whatever preferences are in that file.

This means that if the UI does not have a setting for something, it comes from the web. If it did not come from the web, a default is used. This allows backwards compatibility with projects that have not updated to the latest code.
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