Tasks for NVIDIA GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them?

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Message 1299332 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 10:43:10 UTC

I dont see anything in preferences that would cause this. The only reference I see concerning the GPU is to 'USE GPU WHILE COMPUTER IS IN USE' and I have this on. I'm using BOINC 7.0.28 x64. And I've only just installed SETI@HOME so I guess thats the latest version.

Can anyone help? Part of the reason I bought a new Nvidia gfx card (also using the latest drivers) was for this.

Thanks


27/10/2012 08:33:10 | SETI@home | Tasks for NVIDIA GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them
27/10/2012 08:33:10 | SETI@home | Tasks for AMD/ATI GPU are available, but your preferences are set to not accept them

Heres some other stuff from the top.

27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.28 for windows_x86_64
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Running under account Colin Steadman
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel        Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz [Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7]
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Processor: 256.00 KB cache
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | 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 aes pbe
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Enterprise x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Memory: 7.92 GB physical, 15.84 GB virtual
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Disk: 55.90 GB total, 24.43 GB free
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Local time is UTC +1 hours
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 660 Ti (driver version 306.97, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.0, 2048MB, 8382332MB available, 2845 GFLOPS peak)
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 660 Ti (driver version 306.97, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 2048MB, 8382332MB available)
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Config: don't compute while bf3.exe is running
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Config: don't compute while MOHW.exe is running
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Config: don't compute while TeamSpeak.exe is running
27/10/2012 03:16:20 | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 6793012; resource share 100
27/10/2012 03:16:20 | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 06-Jul-2009 20:50:01)
27/10/2012 03:16:20 | SETI@home | Computer location: home
27/10/2012 03:16:20 | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Reading preferences override file
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Preferences:
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | max memory usage when active: 4054.56MB
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | max memory usage when idle: 7298.21MB
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | max disk usage: 10.00GB
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
27/10/2012 03:16:20 |  | Not using a proxy

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Message 1299333 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 10:48:14 UTC - in response to Message 1299332.

The use of the GPU is a project preference, not a BOINC or global preference. So you'll have to change it in the project's preferences:

Go to Your Account, at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php
Click on the Seti@Home preferences, at http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project

Check what is set for:
- Use NVIDIA GPU
- If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications?

Of course if Use Nvidia GPU is set to no, you'll have to change that to yes.


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Message 1299516 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 22:30:20 UTC - in response to Message 1299333.

Thank you, I'd not seen that page before. The settings were as follows:

Use NVIDIA GPU = YES
If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications = NO.

I have now changed the second item to YES. So I guess I'll wait and see if it does the trick.

Thank you very much for your help. I tried to help myself, but after a good hour or so Googling I couldn't determine what was going wrong. Seriously, thank you!


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Message 1299546 - Posted: 27 Oct 2012, 23:49:21 UTC - in response to Message 1299516.

You've got a bucket load of CUDA tasks appointed, now. Glad to have been of service. :-)


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Message 1299599 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 1:20:22 UTC

Are they actually running? I'm looking at my GPU with GPU-Z and I cant see any activity. Also the tasks are completing in seconds, look at this:

28/10/2012 01:16:59 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.107_1 finished
28/10/2012 01:16:59 | SETI@home | Starting task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.221_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610 (cuda_fermi) in slot 4
28/10/2012 01:17:01 | SETI@home | Started upload of 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.107_1_0
28/10/2012 01:17:06 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.107_1_0
28/10/2012 01:17:12 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.221_0 finished
28/10/2012 01:17:12 | SETI@home | Starting task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.186_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610 (cuda_fermi) in slot 4
28/10/2012 01:17:14 | SETI@home | Started upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.221_0_0
28/10/2012 01:17:18 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.221_0_0
28/10/2012 01:17:24 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.186_0 finished
28/10/2012 01:17:24 | SETI@home | Starting task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.203_1 using setiathome_enhanced version 610 (cuda_fermi) in slot 4
28/10/2012 01:17:26 | SETI@home | Started upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.186_0_0
28/10/2012 01:17:29 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.186_0_0
28/10/2012 01:17:36 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.203_1 finished
28/10/2012 01:17:36 | SETI@home | Starting task 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.53_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610 (cuda_fermi) in slot 4
28/10/2012 01:17:38 | SETI@home | Started upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.203_1_0
28/10/2012 01:17:41 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.203_1_0
28/10/2012 01:17:48 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.53_0 finished
28/10/2012 01:17:48 | SETI@home | Starting task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.164_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610 (cuda_fermi) in slot 4
28/10/2012 01:17:50 | SETI@home | Started upload of 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.53_0_0
28/10/2012 01:17:53 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.53_0_0
28/10/2012 01:18:00 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.164_0 finished
28/10/2012 01:18:00 | SETI@home | Starting task 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.46_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610 (cuda_fermi) in slot 4
28/10/2012 01:18:02 | SETI@home | Started upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.164_0_0
28/10/2012 01:18:05 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 21se12ab.15569.28403.140733193388040.10.164_0_0
28/10/2012 01:18:12 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.46_0 finished
28/10/2012 01:18:12 | SETI@home | Starting task 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.177_0 using setiathome_enhanced version 610 (cuda_fermi) in slot 4
28/10/2012 01:18:14 | SETI@home | Started upload of 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.46_0_0
28/10/2012 01:18:18 | SETI@home | Finished upload of 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.46_0_0
28/10/2012 01:18:25 | SETI@home | Computation for task 21se12ab.7729.29221.140733193388042.10.177_0 finished
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Message 1299642 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 4:16:27 UTC - in response to Message 1299599.

Are they actually running? I'm looking at my GPU with GPU-Z and I cant see any activity. Also the tasks are completing in seconds, look at this:


See this thread for the solution to this problem.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=69735

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Message 1299704 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 10:15:14 UTC

Huzzar! We have GPU computation, and merry hell! its eating those work units for breakfast.

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Message 1299707 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 10:18:17 UTC

OK one more question, is it work putting my old ATI 5850 back in, is BOINC able to process on two cards of different types?


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Message 1299803 - Posted: 28 Oct 2012, 15:56:41 UTC - in response to Message 1299707.

the 5850 is a great crunching card. the only problem is that it only runs the stock AP WU's . If and when Lunatics has its Opt apps back and available then you can run the ATI on MB tasks


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Message 1300254 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 16:19:11 UTC - in response to Message 1299803.

the 5850 is a great crunching card. the only problem is that it only runs the stock AP WU's . If and when Lunatics has its Opt apps back and available then you can run the ATI on MB tasks


Excellent, I'll definitely keep the card then, I was thinking about ebaying it. Could you clarify what you mean by 'lunatics' and 'MB tasks' for me, I'm not sure what you mean (sorry).

Also, I was just looking at your stats page and noticed your high average credits on your machines, is this down to crunching with GPUs? Will I be seeing something similar in a few days or are you doing something a bit special? I've been a gamer for years, I cant believe this is the first time I've thought to get my GPU involved. What a wasted opportunity.

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Message 1300306 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 18:30:35 UTC - in response to Message 1300254.

These fine folks are instrumental at creating third party and sometimes stock apps for S@H. They are in a bit of a legal bind with intel. If and when that ends they should have their apps and installer available for download


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Message 1300363 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 21:22:34 UTC - in response to Message 1300254.

Could you clarify what you mean by 'lunatics' and 'MB tasks' for me...

MB stands for MultiBeam (the 'original' SETI@home tasks), as opposed to AstroPulse tasks.

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