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Message 1375132 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 6:13:50 UTC

I saw the other thread about not getting GPU work, but my problem seems slightly different. My system isn't even requesting GPU work. Here are the startup lines for Boinc:

6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Starting BOINC client version 7.0.64 for windows_x86_64 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Data directory: D:\ProgramData\BOINC 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Running under account Dave 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz [Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9] 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM 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 popcnt aes syscall nx lm vmx tm2 pbe 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00) 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Memory: 15.97 GB physical, 31.97 GB virtual 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Disk: 312.50 GB total, 257.49 GB free 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Local time is UTC -4 hours 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7870/7950/7970 series (Tahiti) (CAL version 1.4.1741, 3072MB, 3032MB available, 7258 GFLOPS peak) 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 7870/7950/7970 series (Tahiti) (driver version 1124.2 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1124.2), 3072MB, 3032MB available, 7258 GFLOPS peak) Collatz Conjecture 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM URL http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/; Computer ID 117317; resource share 0 Einstein@Home 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 6529990; resource share 0 Moo! Wrapper 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM URL http://moowrap.net/; Computer ID 8792; resource share 100 SETI@home 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 628205; resource share 100 yoyo@home 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM URL http://www.rechenkraft.net/yoyo/; Computer ID 57264; resource share 75 SETI@home 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 30-May-2013 17:05:28) SETI@home 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Host location: none SETI@home 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM General prefs: using your defaults 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Preferences: 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM max memory usage when active: 14716.03MB 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM max memory usage when idle: 16351.14MB 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM max disk usage: 25.00GB 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM max CPUs used: 6 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM don't compute while active 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM don't use GPU while active 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager) 6/1/2013 4:30:59 PM Not using a proxy


Other info that may be helpful, I'm running stock apps, Boinc 7.0.64 and Cat 13.4.

I even set my prefs to do

CPU - NO
ATI - YES
NVIDIA - NO

in hopes this would
force the matter, but that doesn't seem to have worked, either.

Something must be missing or mis-configured, I'm just not sure what...

-Dave
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Message 1375198 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 7:50:36 UTC - in response to Message 1375132.
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Is your client even asking for new ATI work?

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Message 1375207 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 8:01:34 UTC

On your account preference (from the website, not your local machine) have you set "SETI@Home Version 7"?
If you haven't you won't be getting any tasks.
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Message 1375377 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 14:24:58 UTC

Gundolf,
No, it's not requesting new work, that's my issue.

Rob,
Yes, and I can get CPU work, but no ATI work.

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Message 1375386 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 14:40:11 UTC - in response to Message 1375377.

Probably because of don't use GPU while active.

What happens if you either set Use GPU while active to On, or you walk away from your system for an hour?
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Message 1375387 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 14:44:26 UTC
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It's still not requesting work...
It was able to do work all last night, but didn't even request any.
I'll set it to do work while active and see if that gets any work.

-Dave

[edit]
I enabled all processing (CPU and ATI GPU) and set it to do work while the computer is in use, updated, and just got 73 CPU tasks, I am not seeing any
request in the messages for any ATI work. I waited for all the transfers to complete and did another update to see if an ATI request would happen, but that update did another CPU request and got another CPU task.

[edit2]
I enabled <work_fetch_debug> on this machine and I'm seeing this in the log file:

6/2/2013 11:00:38 AM | | [work_fetch] Request work fetch: Core client configuration 6/2/2013 11:00:41 AM | | [work_fetch] work fetch start 6/2/2013 11:00:41 AM | | [work_fetch] choose_project() for ATI: buffer_low: yes; sim_excluded_instances 1 6/2/2013 11:00:41 AM | | [work_fetch] no eligible project for ATI ... 6/2/2013 11:01:26 AM | | [work_fetch] --- state for ATI --- 6/2/2013 11:01:26 AM | | [work_fetch] shortfall 129600.00 nidle 1.00 saturated 0.00 busy 0.00 6/2/2013 11:01:26 AM | SETI@home | [work_fetch] fetch share 0.000 (no apps)


So I think something must not be configured correctly on my end?
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Message 1375938 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 14:52:36 UTC


If I look at the properties tab in Boinc Manager for Seti, it says

Don't fetch tasks for AMD/ATI GPU : Project has no apps for AMT/ATI GPU

It would appear that Boinc thinks there's no valid application available.

Anyone have any ideas on anything I could try to get Boinc to recognize that there is/are valid apps? Would making an app_info get around this? If so, what would be the app name to use in it?
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Message 1375978 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 16:37:13 UTC

Pre-emptively solved by grabbing the latest Lunatics installer...
That has enabled me to download GPU tasks...
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