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Message 1891191 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 18:17:15 UTC

It seems that tasks are harder to get for GPU even when the Server Status shows 648,902
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Message 1891199 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 19:00:07 UTC - in response to Message 1891191.  

It seems that tasks are harder to get for GPU even when the Server Status shows 648,902


Must be a Arecibo VLAR storm in that buffer. Which means any Nvidia gear won't get any tasks for some time
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Message 1891200 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 19:00:25 UTC - in response to Message 1891191.  

Because you have Nvidia cards, it is harder to get tasks if the splitters are sending out Arecibo VLARs which they will not send to that card type. Also, the splitters have been malfunctioning since last December after a failed update for ATI cards. That causes the servers to "forget" about your task requests. The problem has been discussed widely at Number Crunching but nothing has been done about it by the project scientists. We have just grumbled annoyingly in the the threads and developed a tedious work around that always works. Read this message.

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It discussed about a "ghost" recovery protocol but it also works to get the servers to "wake up" and send you work when you request it after performing the protocol. The servers will happily let your cache drop to zero if you don't take an active role in maintaining your cache level.
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Message 1891202 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 19:13:24 UTC

I just reviewed my four crunchers GPU caches and they are filled almost exclusively with Arecibo "shorties" So not a case of Arecibo VLARS being your reason as far as I can tell.
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Message 1891259 - Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 2:55:11 UTC - in response to Message 1891191.  

It seems that tasks are harder to get for GPU even when the Server Status shows 648,902

Is it even asking for any GPU work? You're attached to a lot of projects, and BOINC could just be doing other work to meet your Resource Share settings.
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Message 1891443 - Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 0:02:53 UTC

Well I dumped all my ATI and AMD Graphics Cards so if Seti is going to Drop NVIDIA then when that happens I will have to drop Seti.
What a Bummer.
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Message 1891446 - Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 0:18:19 UTC - in response to Message 1891443.  

Well I dumped all my ATI and AMD Graphics Cards so if Seti is going to Drop NVIDIA then when that happens I will have to drop Seti.
What a Bummer.

Since Seti hasn't dropped Nvidia, and since you haven't answered any of the questions people trying to help you have asked, and since your systems that are still contacting Seti are still getting work, and since you can still use the CPU even if your GPUs weren't getting work (which they are), there's not much anyone can do to help you.
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Message 1891476 - Posted: 23 Sep 2017, 2:23:33 UTC
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Your other projects maybe preventing you from getting GPU work from here as I've had no problems at all (expect for running out of work during the weekly outages).

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