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Message 1187648 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 11:25:11 UTC

Out of the last 15 work units, 3 or 4 have had this message 'Completed, validation inconclusive'.

Does this mean i won't get credit for them? I've looked into the details of each and the partner has always been someone using a gpu. I use cpu only.

What happens now? Thanks.

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Message 1187663 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 13:38:56 UTC - in response to Message 1187648.

What happens now?

As you can see - the same task is sent to yet another computer, e.g.:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=914730273

If the result from that another computer closely matches yours - you will get credit.

(IIRC "close match" of signals is something like "the values (power, period, ...) do not differ more than 1%"
The slight and not significant difference in Floating Point values (NOT the "count" of signals which are Integer numbers)
is caused by different hardware/software used (inevitable rounding 'errors' which accumulate in long Floating Point calculations)

But in the above case even the "count" of signals do not match -
most probably real error of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=66124
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=66093
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=65894&nowrap=true
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Message 1187665 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 13:46:46 UTC

As i know, a work packet is either cpu only or gpu only. So that particular one would have been done by my wingman's cpu not the gpu.

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Message 1187668 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 14:18:14 UTC - in response to Message 1187665.
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There is no difference between CPU and GPU tasks - they are the same (if you had a GPU you could look (check this) in the task files, they can be opened with text editor)

They are the same whiskey in the same bottles but with different labels.
And the labels ("sent for your CPU" or "sent for your GPU") are not in the task files but in the client_state.xml

(in short: there is no such thing as "CPU task file" or "GPU task file")


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Message 1187669 - Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 14:26:50 UTC

Thanks for replies,

my other laptop has an ati gpu but it doesn't appear to be being used by boinc...

hopefully i get my first credit soon! I'm still at 0 ha.

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