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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694935)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Just thought I would update everyone that has given me food for thought.

I downgraded to 6.10.57 boinc and found no difference, so I upgraded the Lunatics software to the current version. After the program dumped erring WU's it seems to be stable at the moment.

If this works, I will start upgrading one thing at a time and see what shakes out.

Thanks for the much needed and appreciated words!

Allen
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694475)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Hi Joe,

Seems like I've got a slew of things to check out. Thanks much for your post. I will take all into consideration and try them all.

Thanks again,

Allen
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694474)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Rob,

You have the two machines backward but you still make sense to me.
The one that gives a full reporting of what GPU it has is the errant one and the other that is unknown is the good one.

Thanks,

Allen
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694473)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Allen,


Listen to Hal, the problems with OpenCl have to do with Nvidia drivers not AMD. So follow Hal's advice


Zalster


Sometimes I wonder why I bother to update.......

Allen
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694472)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Hal,

Sounds like you know my machines better than I do......grin.

I update them both at the same time, but apparently the driver upgrade didn't take on one of them. I will try loading an older driver on the one that I am having trouble with and see if that make a difference. Once step at a time.

Thanks,

Allen
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694471)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Zalster,

You were right....lots of help here.

"Allen, the NV driver will only come into play with the Astropulse work units, not the Multibeams. True, he should downgrade the NV driver if he wants to run Astropulses."

Thanks for that info, if I upgrade, I will be sure to make the adjustment. I am running the NV latest updates.

Thanks!

Allen
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694470)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Thanks for the info Glenn. I have tried much of what you suggested, but I haven't tried rolling back on Boinc yet. I too thought that it might indeed be a heat related problem, but temps are not out of range and the failure is only on GPU WU's over 2 hours long, so temps should not be a problem.
Thanks,

Allen
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1694468)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AllenIN
There's an ongoing discussion in another Thread about running Lunatics' Anonymous Platform and the latest Video Drivers with OpenCL 1.2. Lunatics only recognizes OpenCL1.1 on the older drivers.

Why BOINC 6.10.58 on your one system is allowing the new driver to work is beyond me, though... However; when I view your computers, the one with 6.10.58 does NOT reflect the OpenCL1.2, where 7.4.42 DOES state clearly OpenCL1.2... So, it could be something weird with 6.10.58 allowing Lunatics on that computer to work when it shouldn't... But again, that's beyond me...

Someone with more knowledge will likely chime in soon. However; I would venture to guess that if you updated 6.10.58 to 7.4.42 and that sees the OpenCL1.2, that you will have problems on that machine as well.

If I'm right, then you should downgrade your Video Drivers to the latest that still use OpenCL1.1. Then the problems should go away, and your system(s) will finish crunching WUs.

Thanks a bunch TimeLord04 !! I'm thinking you're right, since it used to work flawlessly. Will give it a try!
Thanks again.
Allen

TL

[EDIT]

Likewise, your system with the NVIDIA card on Driver 352.86 should be on Driver 347.88 if you stay on Lunatics and change BOINC to 7.4.42. Otherwise, you WILL have trouble with that system, too.


TL
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Unable to complete GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. (Message 1693720)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Hi,

I have two systems running with an AMD A8 3870K APU. One does fine, the other not so good as it can't finish a GPU WU that is over 2 hours to complete. They both have the same graphics driver and both are running Windows Ultimate.

The only difference is that the one that runs well is running an older version of Boinc and the one that fails is running a relatively new version.

Memory is the same. This wasn't always a problem since the system that is having the trouble now, was performing great a year ago.

Both systems have all of the Windows updates as well.
One thing I should mention is that when it fails I get an error saying that the driver failed and that it recovered, but it doesn't complete the WU.

Any ideas??

Thanks, Allen
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : GPU WU's never ending (Message 1693027)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Thanks again. The drivers are the same on both systems, but I will take it to Number Crunching to see if they have any ideas.
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : GPU WU's never ending (Message 1692798)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AllenIN
Have you exited Boinc and restarted the computer and see if it picks up and completes after you restart it?

I can't remember exactly but I think sometimes the driver crashes and then the computer just hums along without ever completing.

Just a thought. I'm sure some of the other will come up with some answers

Zalster


You're exactly right. I guess I should have mentioned that I get the error of the graphics driver crashing when the WU fails. Funny that I never get it on the other machine running the exact same APU. Yes, I have quit Boinc and rebooted the system and it just backs up a little bit in the WU work time and them fails again at the same exact place. 7.4.42

I should mention that I am running 6.10.58 Boinc on the system that doesn't crash and 7.4.42 Boinc on the one that does crash and yes, I am using the AKv8c_Bb_r1846_winx86_SSE2x accelerator on both of them.

Thanks for the input!

Allen
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : GPU WU's never ending (Message 1690964)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile AllenIN
I hope someone here can give me a hand with this odd problem.
I have two identical machines, except for the MBs. One works fine processing GPU WUs and the other one fails on any GPU unit over 2 hours long. I've left them running for over 100 hours and the time to finish just keeps rising. Naturally I have to abort them.

Anyone else having this problem?

AMD A8 38070K Black Edition 3.0 Ghz

Allen
13) Message boards : News : What's new about SETI@home v7 (Message 1381705)
Posted 16 Jun 2013 by Profile AllenIN
Could the fall away be due to the MS security updates sent for install on 12/06/2013?

No.
For people running optimised applications going from v6 to v7 will result in at least a 50% reduction in RAC. For those running stock the droop will be less.


Why is there a reduction with the V7? If it takes the time to process them, then they should have the same value as V6. That would make all comparisons to past work done, worthless, since these work units don't pull the same weight as the prior version.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Personal statistics are reset randomly (Message 1293119)
Posted 9 Oct 2012 by Profile AllenIN
I just wondered if anyone else was experiencing this problem. Completely at random my Statistics page of my Boinc Manager is reset to zero and it begins with no chart. It doesn't reset the values, just the graphics. It has happened totally at random on various machines at various times. I can find no rational reason for it resetting.

Anyone else have this happening to them?

Thanks, Allen
15) Message boards : Politics : Time to have some fun with the US Elections! It could be worse, you could be Canadians. (Message 1279653)
Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Profile AllenIN
If she was looking for center-right parties -- she needs to go to the Democratic National Convention. The Republican National Convention is for Right/Far Right.




Coming from a far left/Far lefty.

Judged by the standards of the rest of the world, the current Republican outlook is only one step to the left of those who shave their their heads and have swastikas tattooed on their foreheads. The Democrats are at the same level as the "conservative" parties in most other democracies (middle right).

To brand the Democrats as "socialist" shows a complete lack of understanding as to what the term really means.

The most successful governments are those with with a "centre" position. i.e. Business friendly but still with a social conscience.



T.A.


Boy are you lost. BTW, the left is more communist that socialist.
16) Message boards : Politics : Time to have some fun with the US Elections! It could be worse, you could be Canadians. (Message 1279652)
Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Profile AllenIN
Allen, from your posts it isn't that you are a conservative -- or rather if you think of yourself as a conservative, you've essentially maligned conservatism as much as the TeaPublicans have mangled the Republican party.

There is room for intelligent discussion of differences -- but not from your vantage point.

As of yet I have seen no discussion, only statements.



The time for discussion is over. It's time for the liberals to see how vile Obama is.

AllenIN. OK I get it, you really dislike like Obama. Now if you could enumerate what "vile" acts you anticipate I would be more informed.


Research, research, research.

Something you progressives tend to forget, avoid or don't care about.
Check his upbringing and school records. Very telling.

17) Message boards : Politics : Time to have some fun with the US Elections! It could be worse, you could be Canadians. (Message 1279651)
Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Profile AllenIN
The essential difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals could not exist without conservatives to defend their freedom and support them economically.

Conservatives, on the other hand, could exist and live quite well without liberals.


Conservatives, are on a campaign to undo basic rights which have been afforded to everyone for many years.

Also, conservatives will let your freedom DIE by handing your freedom over to the rich, and then reducing regulations (protections) so in they end they can have you working 20hrs a day until you die.

If you let the fat cats run wild, only the fat cats will be looked out for.



What are you, 12? You sound just like Obama....a divider. Good luck with that!
18) Message boards : Politics : Time to have some fun with the US Elections! It could be worse, you could be Canadians. (Message 1279648)
Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Profile AllenIN
Think harder.....it will come to you.
19) Message boards : Politics : Time to have some fun with the US Elections! It could be worse, you could be Canadians. (Message 1277730)
Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Profile AllenIN
If she was looking for center-right parties -- she needs to go to the Democratic National Convention. The Republican National Convention is for Right/Far Right.




Coming from a far left/Far lefty.
20) Message boards : Politics : Time to have some fun with the US Elections! It could be worse, you could be Canadians. (Message 1277728)
Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Profile AllenIN
The essential difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals could not exist without conservatives to defend their freedom and support them economically.

Conservatives, on the other hand, could exist and live quite well without liberals.


Conservatives, are on a campaign to undo basic rights which have been afforded to everyone for many years.

Also, conservatives will let your freedom DIE by handing your freedom over to the rich, and then reducing regulations (protections) so in they end they can have you working 20hrs a day until you die.

If you let the fat cats run wild, only the fat cats will be looked out for.



Hahhaha....now that the funniest thing I've heard today. Obama is the one who is taking your rights away and you can't even see it. He wants complete control of you and everything you do. Keep taking the handouts and he will definitely keep taking you to hell. But maybe you like socialism, so be it.

OK, if Obama wants to create a socialist state what industries do you think he will nationalize?


How about the banks, GM (still owes the American tax payer $46 billion) and health care for starters.



GM should not have been bailed out. Screw em, they screwed the American worker for 20 years.
But nationalized banks and healthcare, that would be a great day. ;-)

However, that is not happening in this administration (and probably not any anytime soon seeing how conservative modern democrats are), so I think perhaps someone's facts/beliefs are a little skewed.


Ill throw this out there one more time. Obamacare is based on Romneycare (Republican), and Romneycare was very similar to laws enacted in NYS in the 90's by Governor Pataki (Republican). So, please lets not get Obamacare confused with national healthcare when it rather reeks of similar Republican plans.


The two are very different. One is enacted in a state, the other is national. You are not allowed to do it nationally.....unless of course you have a crooked judge that passes something that was not voted on.



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