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N9JFE David S
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Message 1306778 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 15:00:16 UTC

My i7 has been holding at 163 tasks in progress all week. I know it's been reporting finished work and downloading more because some of the ones in progress were downloaded this morning. So why is it holding at 163? Surely Eric didn't write a limit routine complicated enough to take into account my project resource shares, did he?

FWIW, I've been letting my machines work through this crisis without invoking any proxies or tweaking my cache settings. My tasks in progress got below 100 for a while and my RAC has crashed (conversely, my total credit world position sets a new high every day, which leads me to conclude that most other people's RAC is crashing about the same as mine) while my Einstein production has skyrocketed (still not sure if that's because I can't get Seti or if the host felt it owed Einstein some work), but I never ran completely dry (that I know of).

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Message 1306809 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 16:50:10 UTC - in response to Message 1306778.

The "In progress" shows exactly 100 CPU tasks, all sent Nov. 15 and later, plus 63 GPU tasks all sent Nov. 13 and earlier. It may be just that no work request which asked for GPU was successful recently, or maybe it's not asking for GPU work.

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Message 1306887 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 20:12:31 UTC - in response to Message 1306809.

The "In progress" shows exactly 100 CPU tasks, all sent Nov. 15 and later, plus 63 GPU tasks all sent Nov. 13 and earlier. It may be just that no work request which asked for GPU was successful recently, or maybe it's not asking for GPU work.
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Hmm. I didn't analyze it that deeply. You may be right about it not asking for GPU; it looks like it's pretty well loaded with Einstein BRPs, dating to the 13th or earlier. Are BRPs GPU work?

At this point, I think I'll blame it on Seti's inability to deliver GPU work to me at that time.

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Message 1306919 - Posted: 16 Nov 2012, 21:44:22 UTC - in response to Message 1306887.

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Hmm. I didn't analyze it that deeply. You may be right about it not asking for GPU; it looks like it's pretty well loaded with Einstein BRPs, dating to the 13th or earlier. Are BRPs GPU work?

At this point, I think I'll blame it on Seti's inability to deliver GPU work to me at that time.
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BRP tasks can be cpu or gpu. If you look at the app name in the tasks list on boinc you should be able to tell.

Cpu app name will be something like 'Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo) 1.22 (BRP4SSE)'

Gpu (if nvidia atleast) should be something like 'Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo) 1.32 (BRP4cuba32nv301)
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Message 1307855 - Posted: 19 Nov 2012, 20:11:31 UTC - in response to Message 1306919.

Hmm. I didn't analyze it that deeply. You may be right about it not asking for GPU; it looks like it's pretty well loaded with Einstein BRPs, dating to the 13th or earlier. Are BRPs GPU work?

At this point, I think I'll blame it on Seti's inability to deliver GPU work to me at that time.

BRP tasks can be cpu or gpu. If you look at the app name in the tasks list on boinc you should be able to tell.

Cpu app name will be something like 'Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo) 1.22 (BRP4SSE)'

Gpu (if nvidia atleast) should be something like 'Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo) 1.32 (BRP4cuba32nv301)

I checked my computer Sunday morning. It had about 300 BRP4Cuda tasks on board, all due earlier than the 63 Seti GPU tasks.

BTW, I noticed that the Einstein GPU tasks each consume .2 of a CPU core, while Setis only use .04.

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