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Message 1907940 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 1:43:38 UTC

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. Where in settings do I tell BOINC to use the CUDA to munch on Seti@HOME projects?
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Message 1907943 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 1:50:11 UTC - in response to Message 1907940.  

You should use SOG with that card. It will crunch a lot more work.
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Message 1907948 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 2:33:27 UTC - in response to Message 1907943.  

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Message 1907950 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 2:37:49 UTC - in response to Message 1907948.  

Signals on GPU...It's the short way of saying the OpenCl application for the GPU.

There are several different applications that will run on your graphic card, there are cuda applications and there are openCl application.

I think they were saying, you should look at installing the lunatics optimized applications and select SoG in the options during the installation

http://mikesworld.eu/download.html

0.45 Beta 6 is the last updated version. During the installation, you need to make sure the selections are correct. If you don't, it will install cuda 32 for you which is not what you want. This is an advance method of controlling your GPU and you deciding which applications run on your computer

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Message 1907951 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 2:40:52 UTC - in response to Message 1907940.  

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. Where in settings do I tell BOINC to use the CUDA to munch on Seti@HOME projects?
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My previous post was in response to your last. As far as your original question. The server will send work to your computer and test the different applications on your computer (as long as you have selected use GPU in your preference from your member page, not on the BOINC Manager). It will go through all the versions running multiple work units until it decides which application it thinks is the fastest for you system.

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Message 1907952 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 2:49:13 UTC - in response to Message 1907951.  

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. Where in settings do I tell BOINC to use the CUDA to munch on Seti@HOME projects?
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My previous post was in response to your last. As far as your original question. The server will send work to your computer and test the different applications on your computer (as long as you have selected use GPU in your preference from your member page, not on the BOINC Manager). It will go through all the versions running multiple work units until it decides which application it thinks is the fastest for you system.

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Which could take months for the servers to decide. It takes 11 validated, non-overflow tasks per application before the servers can decide which application MIGHT be fastest on your host.

Fastest way to get your host producing most efficiently is to install the Lunatics application and make sure to choose the SoG app on the Nvidia application chooser page.
Seti@Home classic workunits:20,676 CPU time:74,226 hours
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Message 1907954 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 2:53:58 UTC - in response to Message 1907952.  

I have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. Where in settings do I tell BOINC to use the CUDA to munch on Seti@HOME projects?
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My previous post was in response to your last. As far as your original question. The server will send work to your computer and test the different applications on your computer (as long as you have selected use GPU in your preference from your member page, not on the BOINC Manager). It will go through all the versions running multiple work units until it decides which application it thinks is the fastest for you system.

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Which could take months for the servers to decide. It takes 11 validated, non-overflow tasks per application before the servers can decide which application MIGHT be fastest on your host.

Fastest way to get your host producing most efficiently is to install the Lunatics application and make sure to choose the SoG app on the Nvidia application chooser page.

Also make sure that you have a CPU core reserved to feed that GPU, both my dual 3GB 1060 rigs reserve 2 CPU cores to support both GPU's.

It's also more helpful not to hide your computers as more help can be had when we can see them, take a look at mine and you'll see that no private details are shown. ;-)

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Message 1907964 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 4:05:49 UTC - in response to Message 1907954.  

I am not hiding it. I am 90% blind (low vision) and cannot figure out how to unhide it.
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Message 1907966 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 4:19:16 UTC - in response to Message 1907964.  

I am not hiding it. I am 90% blind (low vision) and cannot figure out how to unhide it.


Go to
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/home.php

Click on seti@home preferences in the center of the page

In the primary (default) settings look for

Should SETI@home show your computers on its web site?

Click edit at the bottom of this set of preferences and click the box next to show your computers. Save

It may take up to 1 hour for the changes to occur.
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Message 1907974 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 4:46:17 UTC - in response to Message 1907952.  

Which could take months for the servers to decide. It takes 11 validated, non-overflow tasks per application before the servers can decide which application MIGHT be fastest on your host.

Keith a dedicates 1060 would figure that out in a few days or so.
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Message 1907981 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 5:15:33 UTC - in response to Message 1907974.  

Which could take months for the servers to decide. It takes 11 validated, non-overflow tasks per application before the servers can decide which application MIGHT be fastest on your host.

Keith a dedicates 1060 would figure that out in a few days or so.

It takes just over a week, but you will still get the others sent once a week after that to be sure that the servers picked the right app and you won't get the AVX CPU app running stock. ;-)

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Message 1907999 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 6:37:55 UTC - in response to Message 1907974.  

Which could take months for the servers to decide. It takes 11 validated, non-overflow tasks per application before the servers can decide which application MIGHT be fastest on your host.

Keith a dedicates 1060 would figure that out in a few days or so.

Depending on the work mix, the Manager can still select the wrong application.
On Beta, my GTX 1070s ended up with CUDA42 as it mostly had Arecbo WUs where as SoG & CUDA50 had mostly GBT.
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Message 1908002 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 7:08:14 UTC - in response to Message 1907999.  

Okay. I have listed my pc as directed above.
Any further suggestions?>
it's a gaming PC but I got it just to run Set@Home faster as my Xmass present to myself.
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Message 1908003 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 7:10:27 UTC

is there a script to force a CPU core to a GPU? If I have an 4 core CPU but I only run 3 CPU tasks That in theory should leave 1 core free for a GPU except it doesn't. Task manager in Win 7 shows all 4 cores loaded evenly. So the GPU gets a bit of each of the cores not one to itself.
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Message 1908005 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 7:27:01 UTC - in response to Message 1908003.  

Task manager in Win 7 shows all 4 cores loaded evenly.

3 processing CPU WUs and 1 supporting the GPU gives 4 cores total.
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Message 1908008 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 7:40:27 UTC - in response to Message 1908002.  
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Okay. I have listed my pc as directed above.
Any further suggestions?

As others have said, the Lunatics Beta 6 installer will let you run the AVX application for the CPU, which will give a 30%+ boost in CPU output.


As things are, running stock, if you put these command line values in the
mb_cmdline-8.22_windows_intel__opencl_nvidia_SoG.txt
file found in the
C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu
folder
-hp -period_iterations_num 30 -high_perf -sbs 1024 -spike_fft_thresh 4096 -tune 1 64 1 4 -oclfft_tune_gr 256 -oclfft_tune_lr 16 -oclfft_tune_wg 256 -oclfft_tune_ls 512 -oclfft_tune_bn 64 -oclfft_tune_cw 64
you will get a significant boost in GPU output (or use Wiggos's values that he uses for his GTX 1060s if he posts them).

If your screen becomes laggy, characters go missing when typing etc , then increase the -period_iterations_num from 30 to 50 & see if that helps, and/or remove the -high_perf option.
There is no need to update or exit/restart for the values to take effect. When the next WU starts processing, it will pick up the current values in that file.

Also if you put a file called
app_config.xml
in the same folder, and put the following settings in there, it will reserve 1 CPU core for each GPU WU being processed. If you run out of GPU work (pretty much every weekly outage) then that core will just switch back to processing CPU work.

<app_config>
 <app>
  <name>setiathome_v8</name>
  <gpu_versions>
  <gpu_usage>1.00</gpu_usage>
  <cpu_usage>1.00</cpu_usage>
  </gpu_versions>
 </app>
 <app>
  <name>astropulse_v7</name>
  <gpu_versions>
  <gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage>
  <cpu_usage>1.0</cpu_usage>
  </gpu_versions>
 </app>
</app_config>


You need to exit/restart BOINC, or in the Manager select Options, Read config files, for these settings to take effect.
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Message 1908010 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 7:49:39 UTC

Task manager in Win 7 shows all 4 cores loaded evenly.

3 processing CPU WUs and 1 supporting the GPU gives 4 cores total.
That is correct BUT if you then snooze the GPU , all 4 cores are still evenly loaded. But that is what was suggested would happen if you run out of GPU work. I'll try Grants App_config.xml.
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Message 1908015 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 8:01:37 UTC

I use,

-sbs 1024 -period_iterations_num 10 -spike_fft_thresh 4096 -tune 1 64 1 4 -oclfft_tune_gr 256 -oclfft_tune_lr 16 -oclfft_tune_wg 256 -oclfft_tune_ls 512 -oclfft_tune_bn 64 -oclfft_tune_cw 64

in my mb_cmdline_win_x86_SSE3_OpenCL_NV_SoG.txt file and

-unroll 10 -oclFFT_plan 256 16 512 -ffa_block 12288 -ffa_block_fetch 6144

in my ap_cmdline_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_NV.txt file.

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Message 1908016 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 8:01:54 UTC - in response to Message 1908010.  

Task manager in Win 7 shows all 4 cores loaded evenly.

3 processing CPU WUs and 1 supporting the GPU gives 4 cores total.
That is correct BUT if you then snooze the GPU , all 4 cores are still evenly loaded. But that is what was suggested would happen if you run out of GPU work. I'll try Grants App_config.xml.

It will give the same result.
The Core that was supporting the GPU will start to process CPU work. When the GPU restarts, that CPU WU (or one of the others) will pause when the core supports the GPU again.
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Message 1908024 - Posted: 19 Dec 2017, 9:30:24 UTC
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Yes, that appears to be the case. But some interesting figures here from Windows Task Manager.

I've set the Boinc Manager options, preferences to 75% of the CPU's on a Q6600 Quad. Looking at Boinc Manager tasks that shows me 1 x GPU task and 2 x CPU tasks running. Win Task manager shows 60% CPU utilisation. Going into Task Manager processes it shows me 2 x CPU work units at 25% and 1 x GPU workunits at 10%.

If I then snooze the GPU via Boinc Manager it shows me 3 x CPU tasks running. Win Task Manager then shows the three at 25% utilisation each, but the CPU usage goes up to 80%.

What seems to be happening is that if you snooze the GPU or it runs out of work, Boinc adds an extra CPU task to the mix until GPU work comes back. Is it supposed to do that?

edit - I've checked it on 3 other computers with all the same results. Just never noticed it before. But it does mean that if GPU work runs out your CPU could become close to 100% loaded before it comes back.
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