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Message 1348326 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 1:31:12 UTC
Last modified: 19 Mar 2013, 1:32:33 UTC

Hi,

I'm having trouble editing app_config.xml to get more than one WU done using my GTX 660 Ti.
I think I made a mistake with the name, however I don't know which name to chose from the client_state.xml.

So far it looks like this:

<app_config>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v6</name>
<max_concurrent>2</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>.5</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>.2</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>setiathome_enhanced</name>
<max_concurrent>2</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>.5</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>.2</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app_config>


So which name do I have to use?
Second problem: Even though app_config.xml does not work at the moment the GPU is being used. However GPU usages jumps heavily from 20 to 90%. The curve constantly goes up and down. Why?

Thanks in advance.

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Message 1348360 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 4:16:08 UTC - in response to Message 1348326.

You run BOINC 7.0.28 which doesn't support the app_config.xml file. You need 7.0.40 or above for that. So either update to the latest available development version, or wait for the next recommended to be released.
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Message 1348413 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 7:22:25 UTC

Also if you are running SETI on your CPU, you will want to up the max_concurrent part of the config.
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Message 1348429 - Posted: 19 Mar 2013, 10:11:56 UTC

I forgot to link to the documentation: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration#Application_configuration
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Message 1349652 - Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 1:22:10 UTC

Okay, thanks for your help.

I now got it to work with Einstein@Home.
However I still don't know what "name" to put in the app_config.xml to get it to work with Seti.

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Message 1349674 - Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 3:35:19 UTC - in response to Message 1349652.

The application names here are setiathome_enhanced and astropulse_v6
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