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Message 1246947 - Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 14:47:37 UTC

No gripes - just quibbles.

What about a setup where I have a system that could be doing GPU crunching.

-Proper latest driver installed.
-Proper Boinc client is installed.
-Proper optimized client is installed.
-Checkboxes in BOING manager properly selected.

Yet, no GPU crunching ensues. Just CPU crunching. Is it a lack of GPU work units or is it a problem on my end?


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Message 1246966 - Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 15:54:33 UTC

Yet, no GPU crunching ensues. Just CPU crunching. Is it a lack of GPU work units or is it a problem on my end?

There's no shortage of MB tasks, and they aren't "wrapped" as CPU or GPU until your work request is filled. Wrong thread for troubleshooting, suggest you open a thread for that. And, tell us which computer (I can guess but it's best to be specific), if you have venues set for your computers, preference settings, etc.
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Message 1247102 - Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 20:53:55 UTC

Gripe: Can't seem to get my hands on an astropulse. Oh astropulse, where art thou 15hrs of crunchy goodness?

Kudos: Despite the terrible luck with the leccy giving the lab fellas untold grief lately, things are going swimmingly.
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Message 1247246 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 2:45:48 UTC

GRIPE:

UNKNOWN APP NAME IN APP_INFO.XML
error message

KUDOS TO THE PERSON THAT ELIMINATES THE SOFTWARE ROUNDABOUT AND causes THE NAME OF THE UNKNOWN APP AS IT APPEARS IN THE APP_INFO FILE to be automatically displayed. (That's because I don't know it myself.)

Here's the file:

<app_info>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>AK_v8b_win_x64_SSE41.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>528</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>AK_v8b_win_x64_SSE41.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>603</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>AK_v8b_win_x64_SSE41.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v5</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>ap_5.03r112_SSE3.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astropulse_v5</app_name>
<version_num>503</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>ap_5.03r112_SSE3.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v505</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>ap_5.05r168_SSE3.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astropulse_v505</app_name>
<version_num>505</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>ap_5.05r168_SSE3.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>MB_6.08_CUDA_V12_VLARKill_FPLim2048.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<file_info>
<name>cudart.dll</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<file_info>
<name>cufft.dll</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<file_info>
<name>libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>setiathome_enhanced</app_name>
<version_num>608</version_num>
<plan_class>cuda</plan_class>
<avg_ncpus>0.040000</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.040000</max_ncpus>
<coproc>
<type>CUDA</type>
<count>1</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>MB_6.08_CUDA_V12_VLARKill_FPLim2048.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
<file_ref>
<file_name>cudart.dll</file_name>
</file_ref>
<file_ref>
<file_name>cufft.dll</file_name>
</file_ref>
<file_ref>
<file_name>libfftw3f-3-1-1a_upx.dll</file_name>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>


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Message 1247316 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 7:40:14 UTC - in response to Message 1247246.

GRIPE:
UNKNOWN APP NAME IN APP_INFO.XML
error message

KUDOS TO THE PERSON THAT ELIMINATES THE SOFTWARE ROUNDABOUT AND causes THE NAME OF THE UNKNOWN APP AS IT APPEARS IN THE APP_INFO FILE to be automatically displayed. (That's because I don't know it myself.)
Thanks


The unknown app is the Astropulse V5 and this is what you should delete:
<app>
<name>astropulse_v5</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>ap_5.03r112_SSE3.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>astropulse_v5</app_name>
<version_num>503</version_num>
<file_ref>
<file_name>ap_5.03r112_SSE3.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>

Anyway, it seems you are using an outdated version of the optimized apps... You should upgrade to the last release...
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Message 1247338 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 8:52:22 UTC - in response to Message 1247316.
Last modified: 17 Jun 2012, 8:53:20 UTC

Thank you Horacio, I appreciate your help.

I can't seem to log on to the source website to upgrade the optimized apps.

But thanks again, I will fix what I can.


Best regards,


J. Stacey Baird
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Message 1247344 - Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 9:02:12 UTC - in response to Message 1247338.

Thank you Horacio, I appreciate your help.

I can't seem to log on to the source website to upgrade the optimized apps.

But thanks again, I will fix what I can.


Best regards,


J. Stacey Baird

There's no need to log on, just go here, http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;catd=9, and get it. ;)

Cheers.
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Message 1250212 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 2:33:25 UTC
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Gripes that I don't like Boinc7 versions...and that my wife's Win7 system won't run the Flash component on either browser. Tried to update it--said it was already updated. I uninstalled Flash-rebooted-now says I can't install it because it's already there. AARRGGHH

Kudos for the good weather lately and good crunching on 6.10.58
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Message 1250433 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 15:17:17 UTC - in response to Message 1250212.

Gripes that I don't like Boinc7 versions...and that my wife's Win7 system won't run the Flash component on either browser. Tried to update it--said it was already updated. I uninstalled Flash-rebooted-now says I can't install it because it's already there. AARRGGHH

Kudos for the good weather lately and good crunching on 6.10.58

Blurf, it seems there's a, problem with flash 11.3, no fix yet but there is a few work arounds.

Gripe: I've been hit by the same flash bug :(

Kudos: Since the astropulse splitter bug issue has been solved I've now got quite a few on board.
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Message 1251095 - Posted: 25 Jun 2012, 0:32:12 UTC - in response to Message 1250433.


Gripes: only the bad wheather in the Netherlands :-/ .


Cudos : plenty of vlars and AstroPulse work for my ATI GPUs.


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Message 1254122 - Posted: 1 Jul 2012, 13:35:38 UTC

Gripes: Another local blackout more errors.

Kudos: Still have plenty of WU's
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Message 1263291 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 9:34:46 UTC

Gripe and a suggestion.

We just lost Seti webpages in Europe for about 1/2 hour, but it's come back. If they could list the servers uptimes with their status, we could see whether someone remotely kicked something, or it was an Internet glitch that might happen again. It must be technically possible.

Kudos - we are back!

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Message 1263366 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 15:36:40 UTC

The latest client version is reluctant to download. There's almost no work left and the log keeps saying Not reporting or requesting tasks. Why not?
I upped the minimum to 6 days of work but it changes nothing. It's nice to download while I'm connected - not while there are 50+ hours available around the clock with no connection.
I guess if the next update fixes this, I'll be very reluctant to update the client.
I reckon this would be a gripe. (BTW rosetta has to be set No New Tasks because it's a hog.)
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Message 1263426 - Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 18:07:31 UTC - in response to Message 1263366.

The latest client version is reluctant to download. There's almost no work left and the log keeps saying Not reporting or requesting tasks. Why not?

Because the way it handles the cache is different to v6. You need to change your cache settings. ie if they were 1 & 4 then you need to change them to 4 & 1.
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Message 1276074 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 4:14:48 UTC

Update; I updated to the latest client and everything is working properly now.
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Message 1276439 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 21:19:35 UTC

Whenever I check the Server status, I see over 330,000 Results ready to send, but whenever I manually request an update, I see a message which says that I got 0 new tasks and Project has no tasks available.

Am I missing something? I haven't run out of WU's but I getting down there.
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Message 1276446 - Posted: 27 Aug 2012, 21:42:36 UTC
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What is the exact message?

Also when the demand is high you just have to keep on trying, although I sometimes have problems my cache is currently full and staying that way so you shouldn't be having trouble at the moment.
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Message 1276554 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 5:49:10 UTC - in response to Message 1276439.
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Whenever I check the Server status, I see over 330,000 Results ready to send, but whenever I manually request an update, I see a message which says that I got 0 new tasks and Project has no tasks available.

Am I missing something? I haven't run out of WU's but I getting down there.


"project has no tasks available" simply means that all the units (about 100/second) in the distribution queue have been allocated at the time of your request. BOINC will try again in 5 minutes; all you need is patience.

EDIT: We've been in the midst of a "shortie (VHAR) storm lately, therefore, demand is high and turnaround is quick, increasing the demand for work even more.
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Message 1276747 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 15:52:42 UTC

Yes, it solved itself. I guess BOINC just has to keep trying. I know I should leave it as a "set it and forget it" task, but it's hard to do that.

It happened again just now. I forced an update (to report one measly completed task) and once again, no tasks available but the Server status said over 300k were ready. So this explains it.

My only concern now is that BOINC / SETI Enhanced doesn't choose the tasks in due date order, but that's less crucial.

I'm migrating through a couple of "new" (refurb) XP boxes toward an Ubuntu / XP setup, with Linux as my desktop and XP as a (somewhat) remote machine. My (previous) "main" XP box is down and may not come up for more than a few minutes at a time, primarily for file extraction purposes. As a result, I now have two boxes actively crunching and both of them do two WUs at a time. My old box only did one.
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Message 1276760 - Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 20:26:00 UTC

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but the Server status said over 300k were ready


Server status is a snapshot that updates every 20 minutes, there is a time for the snapshot top left. Depending on when the snapshot was the data you are seeing could be up to 20 minutes old.


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