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Message 1235573 - Posted: 23 May 2012, 20:42:17 UTC - in response to Message 1234696.

I was getting normal CPU units/astropulse units, etc until a couple weeks ago. Since then, the only thing I'm getting are GPU work units. I haven't changed anything in my preferences, and I have plenty of CPU time available for WU's. Not sure what the problem is at this point.

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Message 1235730 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 7:56:39 UTC - in response to Message 1235573.

I was getting normal CPU units/astropulse units, etc until a couple weeks ago. Since then, the only thing I'm getting are GPU work units. I haven't changed anything in my preferences, and I have plenty of CPU time available for WU's. Not sure what the problem is at this point.

See http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=65937&nowrap=true#1234742
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Message 1235742 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 8:24:35 UTC - in response to Message 1235730.

Gripes: on my slowest and tuned down C2Q6600 I got 4 Astropulse WUs....
Kudos: glad there's still work available.


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Message 1236145 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 22:54:24 UTC

Gripe:
Since upgrading to 7.0.25(x64) wxWidgetsVersion 2.8.10 my average daily credit has dropped from 8k to 2K
I also get a lot of "computation error" - about 15%
Most WUs now seem to be in excess of 4 hours

Kudos:
Lots of work - smooth as

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Message 1236148 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 23:12:42 UTC - in response to Message 1236145.

Gripe:
Since upgrading to 7.0.25(x64) wxWidgetsVersion 2.8.10 my average daily credit has dropped from 8k to 2K
I also get a lot of "computation error" - about 15%
Most WUs now seem to be in excess of 4 hours

Kudos:
Lots of work - smooth as


It's nothing to do with Boinc 7.0.25, it's to do with you running 295.73 drivers, the 295.xx and 296.xx drivers have a sleeping Monitor Bug when connected via the DVI port, once the monitor goes to sleep the Cuda device becomes unavailable,
then the Cuda app jumps into CPU fallback mode, runs very very very slowly, then errors with maximum time exceeded, upgrade to the lastest 301.42 WHQL drivers, they have the fix,

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Message 1236151 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 23:18:23 UTC - in response to Message 1236145.

Gripe: there isn't a sticky thread warning about the 295.xx & 296.xx drivers like Einstein have had for the last three months,

Kudos: We're not overwhelmed with Sticky threads any more,

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Message 1236155 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 23:22:29 UTC - in response to Message 1236148.

Hi Claggy, thanks - but where do I get these drivers from?

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Message 1236158 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 23:28:27 UTC - in response to Message 1236155.
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Hi Claggy, thanks - but where do I get these drivers from?


Nvidia Driver Downloads, just choose your language, eithier UK or USA for you i suppose.

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Message 1236159 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 23:30:24 UTC - in response to Message 1236155.

Claggy, sorry - I have found the driver and downloading now. Ignore my prevous question. Thnaks for your help.

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Message 1236162 - Posted: 24 May 2012, 23:31:43 UTC - in response to Message 1236159.

No problem, anything to help,

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Message 1236587 - Posted: 25 May 2012, 16:25:37 UTC

I upgraded to 7.0.24 a few days ago. I don't know if it's related but I now keep getting messages LOST TASK and ERROR ALREADY HAVE TASK. This seems to be happening only on my CUDA machines. Am I losing credit for all these WU's. Also uploading seems to handle only a limited number of WU's and takes several uplaods.

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Message 1236638 - Posted: 25 May 2012, 17:43:01 UTC - in response to Message 1236587.

I upgraded to 7.0.24 a few days ago. I don't know if it's related but I now keep getting messages LOST TASK and ERROR ALREADY HAVE TASK. This seems to be happening only on my CUDA machines. Am I losing credit for all these WU's. Also uploading seems to handle only a limited number of WU's and takes several uplaods.

Bob B.

It's not related to the version of BOINC you're using: there's a small server bug at the moment, which strikes like that if you report more than 64 tasks at a time. It won't affect processing or credit.

If you want to persue it further, it would be better to post in one of the threads dedicated to the problem, like Unannounced Server-Side Change?, rather than this special one.

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Message 1237872 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 6:13:55 UTC

How do you get 64 tasks, I'm desperately trying to get more than 4 but nothing seems to work.And every few hours I'm on the net getting more tasks. I'd like to spend less time hunting and more time just crunching.Who has the answer?
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Message 1237900 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 8:07:40 UTC - in response to Message 1237872.

How do you get 64 tasks, I'm desperately trying to get more than 4 but nothing seems to work.And every few hours I'm on the net getting more tasks.

Set the cache size to a day or several.

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Message 1238194 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 18:52:44 UTC - in response to Message 1237872.

Max, I see you are running the new 7.0.25 BOINC. Did you swap around your keep enough work for......days and keep enough for .....extra days? I know I'm saying it wrong but I hope you get the idea. They've changed the way BOINC asks for more work.
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Message 1238498 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 15:47:05 UTC

Gripes:
Installed an Nvidia card last month. Not a single AP other than those destined for my hardworking P4 CPU. Got 2 in the oven right now thanks to hyperthreading. Further gripe. Those that turn on their computer just long enough to gather tasks then shut down. All we wingmen can do is wait for the sucker to time out. I wish they'd just abort it and we can get on with our work.

Kudos:
All the volunteer testers and Lunatics types. You make all of this bearable and restore my faith in humanity. Do you even realize how many people you have helped in these forums (myself included)? When we find ET you all deserve a special plaque acknowledging your service. We're just hardware out here, your helping us to make it all work.

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Message 1238523 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 17:09:51 UTC

Gripe: Ubuntu package maintainers.

Kudos: Everyone trying to help figure out the *buntu OS specific issues.
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Message 1239283 - Posted: 1 Jun 2012, 4:52:51 UTC - in response to Message 1238498.
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Gripes:
Installed an Nvidia card last month. Not a single AP other than those destined for my hardworking P4 CPU. Got 2 in the oven right now thanks to hyperthreading. Further gripe. Those that turn on their computer just long enough to gather tasks then shut down. All we wingmen can do is wait for the sucker to time out. I wish they'd just abort it and we can get on with our work.

Kudos:
All the volunteer testers and Lunatics types. You make all of this bearable and restore my faith in humanity. Do you even realize how many people you have helped in these forums (myself included)? When we find ET you all deserve a special plaque acknowledging your service. We're just hardware out here, your helping us to make it all work.

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Large+1 On the Kudos.
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Message 1245096 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 20:28:18 UTC

mumble mumble, seems like I'm getting the same credit for a 25hr project as I get for a 2hr project, ???? thought the credits were based on work units, don't really care but like to see the stat line climb.

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Message 1245107 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 20:41:40 UTC - in response to Message 1245096.

mumble mumble, seems like I'm getting the same credit for a 25hr project as I get for a 2hr project, ???? thought the credits were based on work units, don't really care but like to see the stat line climb.

Bob

All your CPU times are fairly consistantly between 20,000 to 23,000 secs, it's just your Run times that are high, so something else is using CPU time and making your runtimes long,

Valid tasks for computer 6148131

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