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Message 1285310 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 2:16:20 UTC

I've been having problems with CUDA tasks on my dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti card system since initially upgrading to V7 of BOINC with my CUDA tasks. At first it appeared that they ran for a short time and then finished with computation errors no matter which project they were from. After some time and possibly an upgrade to V7.0.28, none of my projects were downloading CUDA work units. That is except for Moo! Wrapper; which did download tasks, but didn't run them. After posting on the Moo! Wrapper message board, someone there suggested reverting back to BOINC V7.0.25. At first this seemed to fix the problem with Einstein@Home, DistRTgen and SETI@home, but later that day I looked and found no tasks on my computer for SETI@home. The tasks that I saw downloading are listed as being on my computer (http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6293163), but are not in my work queue.

Reverting to V7.0.25 has allowed for Einstein@Home CUDA tasks to run to completion as well as a single DistRTgen task. The problem with Moo!Wrapper is still present in this version. The tasks download, but do not run.

The beginning of my Event Log:
9/16/2012 5:19:15 PM | | No config file found - using defaults
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.25 for windows_x86_64
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.21.6 OpenSSL/1.0.0d zlib/1.2.5
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Running under account Dude
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Processor: 4 AuthenticAMD AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor [Family 21 Model 1 Stepping 2]
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Processor: 2.00 MB cache
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm svm sse4a osvw ibs xop skinit wdt lwp fma4 page1gb rdtscp
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Memory: 16.00 GB physical, 31.99 GB virtual
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Disk: 494.73 GB total, 373.38 GB free
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | VirtualBox version: 4.1.8
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (driver version 301.42, CUDA version 4.20, compute capability 2.1, 1024MB, 860MB available, 697 GFLOPS peak)
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (driver version 301.42, CUDA version 4.20, compute capability 2.1, 1024MB, 860MB available, 697 GFLOPS peak)
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (driver version 301.42, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 1024MB, 860MB available)
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 550 Ti (driver version 301.42, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 1024MB, 860MB available)
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Constellation | URL http://aerospaceresearch.net/constellation/; Computer ID 7006; resource share 500
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | rosetta@home | URL http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 1503442; resource share 150
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | DistrRTgen | URL http://boinc.freerainbowtables.com/distrrtgen/; Computer ID 31325; resource share 500
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Poem@Home | URL http://boinc.fzk.de/poem/; Computer ID 110049; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Leiden Classical | URL http://boinc.gorlaeus.net/; Computer ID 92770; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Collatz Conjecture | URL http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/; Computer ID 90139; resource share 200
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | The Lattice Project | URL http://boinc.umiacs.umd.edu/; Computer ID 73419; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | boincsimap | URL http://boincsimap.org/boincsimap/; Computer ID 219448; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | BURP | URL http://burp.renderfarming.net/; Computer ID 52919; resource share 500
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | climateprediction.net | URL http://climateprediction.net/; Computer ID 1185692; resource share 200
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Docking | URL http://docking.cis.udel.edu/; Computer ID 107264; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 4309125; resource share 200
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Test4Theory@Home | URL http://lhcathome2.cern.ch/test4theory/; Computer ID 14461; resource share 500
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | LHC@home 1.0 | URL http://lhcathomeclassic.cern.ch/sixtrack/; Computer ID 9948039; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 355680; resource share 200
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | MindModeling@Beta | URL http://MindModeling.org/beta/; Computer ID 19162; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Moo! Wrapper | URL http://moowrap.net/; Computer ID 7910; resource share 200
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | orbit@home | URL http://orbit.psi.edu/oah/; Computer ID 82049; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Pirates@Home | URL http://pirates.spy-hill.net/; Computer ID 71799; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | QMC@HOME | URL http://qah.uni-muenster.de/; Computer ID 203296; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6293163; resource share 1000
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | SETI@home Beta Test | URL http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/; Computer ID 55373; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Spinhenge@home | URL http://spin.fh-bielefeld.de/; Computer ID 220826; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Cosmology@Home | URL http://www.cosmologyathome.org/; Computer ID 151072; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Enigma@Home | URL http://www.enigmaathome.net/; Computer ID 71412; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | FreeHAL@home | URL http://www.freehal.net/freehal_at_home/; Computer ID 72013; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | GPUGRID | URL http://www.gpugrid.net/; Computer ID 115985; resource share 200
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | PrimeGrid | URL http://www.primegrid.com/; Computer ID 240499; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | yoyo@home | URL http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/; Computer ID 63254; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | uFluids | URL http://www.ufluids.net/; Computer ID 135801; resource share 100
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 1830670; resource share 200
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Moo! Wrapper | General prefs: from Moo! Wrapper (last modified 09-Aug-2012 19:33:33)
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Moo! Wrapper | Host location: none
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | Moo! Wrapper | General prefs: using your defaults
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Reading preferences override file
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Preferences:
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | max memory usage when active: 12285.93MB
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 16381.24MB
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | max disk usage: 20.00GB
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
9/16/2012 5:19:16 PM | | Not using a proxy

How do I inform SETI@home that I have no tasks on this computer?

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Message 1285319 - Posted: 19 Sep 2012, 3:24:27 UTC

I can't see anything in the event log lines you posted that indicates a problem with BOINC or S@H. The "missing" work is most likely "ghost units" that S@H tried to send you but never arrived due to a scheduler timeout. You'll note that all 30 units were sent at the same time. If you have enough event log history to go back to Saturday evening 7:58:00 PM (pac daylight time, adjust for your timezone), you should see a line for S@H that says "scheduler request failed; timeout was reached"

Normally, BOINC would ask for work again shortly, and the "missing" units would come through in groups of up to 20, saying "resent lost task". If this hasn't happened, the only thing I can think of is that BOINC has been asking your other projects for work, and hasn't needed to request again from S@H. When it does, you should get the missing work as previously mentioned.

I don't know about the other projects you're running, but most users here have tossed 7.0.25 due to some rather serious bugginess, IIRC. Some are using 7.0.28, but most of the "power crunchers" are still running 6.10.58 or 6.12.34.
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Message 1286486 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 1:03:24 UTC

Hi, Actually, my problem is the opposite. I am receiving ONLY CUDA workunits and the six-core main processors are without any seti non-CUDA workunits.

My other machines (without CUDA) continue to receive seti non-CUDA workunits.

Suggestions?????

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Message 1286506 - Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 2:31:49 UTC - in response to Message 1286486.


Lower 'Maintain enough tasks to keep busy for at least XX days'
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=69354&postid=1284998#1284998


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Message 1291423 - Posted: 4 Oct 2012, 23:18:30 UTC

Hi,

Well, I took the advice and lowered the "Maintain enough tasks ..." from 7 to 2, then 1, then 0 (a couple of days apart) and still received ONLY cuda tasks. Next, I drained my queue and uploaded all results, uninstalled BOINC, rebooted and reinstalled BOINC 7.0.28 (x64) with widgets 2.8.10.

NOW.....I am receiving ONLY non-cuda tasks. I did reinstall the copy of Lunatics (Lunatics_Win64v0.37_(SSE3+)_AP505r409_AKv8bx64_Cudax32f) that I had been previously using because a new one seems to be unavailable due to some licensing issue. Still no cuda tasks!

Any more suggestions would be appreciated.

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Message 1291576 - Posted: 5 Oct 2012, 11:26:04 UTC - in response to Message 1291423.


I only now checked - you don't have (or BOINC do not detect) any computer with NVIDIA CUDA GPU:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php?userid=38734


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Message 1291819 - Posted: 5 Oct 2012, 23:38:19 UTC

Hi,

Interesting, The JCW-OEM-11 machine has the Cuda processor and was the one processing only CUDA work until I uninstalled/reinstalled BOINC and rebooted.

The NVIDIA Control Panel tells me I have 352 CUDA Cores on the GeForce GTX 465 card with 4GB graphics memory and 1GB dedicated video memory. The Driver version is 306.23 and DirecX support is 11.1. The card continues to support twin displays (ViewSonic VX2450wmLED at 1920/1080. Stereoscopic 3D is not enabled.

What else would help you help me?

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Message 1291832 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 0:27:46 UTC - in response to Message 1291819.

The JCW-OEM-11 machine ...

Only you see the names, for us give ID: - it is probably 6262670 - it had have at some point 'SETI@home Enhanced (anonymous platform, nvidia GPU)' tasks (Number of tasks completed 36143):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/host_app_versions.php?hostid=6262670

If you didn't change the NVIDIA Driver recently:
then you very probably installed BOINC with "Protected application execution" (which disables GPU computing)

To remedy:
Uninstall BOINC (task/prefs will be preserved - do not delete anything manually)
Install BOINC again and on the "Advanced" Uncheck "Protected application execution"


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Message 1291921 - Posted: 6 Oct 2012, 6:04:06 UTC

Thanks, you were spot-on. BOINC is now asking for CUDA tasks, unfortunately, there seem to be none available at the moment.

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Message 1293826 - Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 15:49:37 UTC - in response to Message 1285310.

I have started getting SETI@home tasks once again. It appears that BOINC V7.0.25 fixed my issuses with downloading CUDA tasks for my dual NVIDIA cards. I still haven't found a solution to getting my Moo! Wrapper CUDA tasks to run, but that's for another message board.
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Message 1294020 - Posted: 12 Oct 2012, 2:51:48 UTC

Hello from Istanbul,
My credit seems ziro (0) every time. Is it works or doesn't work. I can't understend. Why?

Tukce'sini de yazayim belki okuyan olur :)

Bilgisayarim yeni. Nvidia grafik kartim var. CPU ile ilgili bir seyler okudum ama anlayamadim pek. Screensaver'a geçiyor ama bilgi alip verme goremiyorum. kredim hep sifir. Yanlis yaptigim bir sey oldugunu da sanmiyorum. Neden ise yaramiyor ogrenmek istiyorum.

Bundan 9-10 sene once eski klasik setihome canavar gibi calisiyordu. Epey kredi yapmistim. o kredilerimde gozukmuyor simdi.
Yardimci olabilecek biri cikarsa cok sevirim.
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