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1) Message boards : Number crunching : New card coming - Please point me in the right direction (Message 1327670)
Posted 562 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
My own retail ASUS GT 630 is indeed a Fermi card as can be seen in GPU-Z, having a GF108 chip.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Not getting new work: "project is not highest priority" (Message 1316007)
Posted 591 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Normally within the day Seti will be highest priority in fetching work again, and always at least before your complete cache ran out. You just need to have the patience.


My point is that I had PC's waiting hours for a GPU WU and not getting any, while Seti is set to be the only GPU project running on that PC. I just do not have that much patience.

By the way, resource share is just a value. All resource share values added up together is 100%. An RS value can be anything between 0 (zero) and 75 trillion (my guestimate). You want to call that percentages?


You say yourself "All resource share values added up together is 100%", so why not call that percentages when they add up to one?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Not getting new work: "project is not highest priority" (Message 1316000)
Posted 591 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Boinc 7.10.28 and 7.10.31 using Win7 and Win8 64bit. The solution appears to disable all other projects, even the CPU-only projects, in order to get Seti GPU work.
The 'priority', as spoken off in the log, appears to be the internal priority of the BOINC scheduler, and not the percentage of resources you set yourself.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Not getting new work: "project is not highest priority" (Message 1315625)
Posted 592 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Resource Share != priority.


When there is only one GPU project active on my PC, it should not matter how high the resource share is. 100% boils down to 9.88%, as I have some 30 projects running on a given PC, but not all active at the same time. And I just want work for the GPU, where Seti at the moment has the only active resource share (others 1.98%, and set to both suspend & no work anymore).
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Not getting new work: "project is not highest priority" (Message 1315512)
Posted 592 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Increasing RS on Seti doesn't help. Eventually there comes a time that Seti isn't the highest priority and that it has to wait for the other (non-zero RS) projects to have had their scheduler requests, work requests etc.


So essentially the only solution is to suspend/disable all other work in the hope that the scheduler might start to think that seti needs more work -if the scheduler does not see the suspended work as work that needs te be done first. How quick does the scheduler respond to this in terms of hours? In my experience the artificial intelligence of the scheduler needs to be either lowered or raised significantly in order to be able to live with it.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Not getting new work: "project is not highest priority" (Message 1315508)
Posted 592 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
If your main project has a very high priority (say 1000), an SETI@Home has a very low priority then you may get such messages if BOINC thinks you have a fair balance of credit between the two. If you look on the resource share tab on the BOINC manager you will see a column "resource share", what are the figures against each of your projects?
The solution is to either increase the share (priority) given to S@H or reduce the share given to your main project. As far as I am aware this has to be done via the website, although some of the BOINC project managers might do it for you.


You did not read my message. I stated clearly that Seti has the highest priority (100%), is the only GPU project running and that other projects have a resource of 20%. Why do I get the silly message "project is not highest priority" when it IS the highest priority?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Not getting new work: "project is not highest priority" (Message 1315339)
Posted 593 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
When I update the project, having set Seti as only GPU project, I get this:

15-12-2012 01:25:18 | SETI@home | update requested by user
15-12-2012 01:25:19 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
15-12-2012 01:25:19 | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: project is not highest priority

Seti is set at 100%, other projects have 20% resources.
So I have nVidia and Ati/AMD systems waiting for hours on WU that never come.

Who invented the "project is not highest priority" parameters?
And can he/she recall them or set them a bit more lenient?
8) Message boards : News : We are thankful for.... (Message 1310001)
Posted 613 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Could a seti-message be hidden amongst the server crashes? Could they be morse-like code (e.g. long crashes vs short crashes)?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : I have not been able to d/l new work since early this morning (Message 1198197)
Posted 890 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Ran out of work a few days ago and not getting any new, CPU or GPU. That's on six machines.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Stats haywire? No export? (Message 1171552)
Posted 987 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Yeah, but it was showing the same value for 4 days in a row, while I kept adding results and my score kept increasing.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Stats haywire? No export? (Message 1171497)
Posted 987 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Why is it that I know to have 1.053.866 points while only 1.049.950 show?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Only CUDA new work???? (Message 1054230)
Posted 1329 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Strange, since I let my GPU's also work at PrimeGrid I do not get *any* CUDA work?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Anybody uploaded since 9th Dec? (Message 210943)
Posted 3153 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
Downloading is not the problem, but I haven't been able to upload a single WU since the 8th of December on any of my PCs or so it seems. That's tens of WUs waiting to get uploaded for me alone. Other projects seem to get affected as well, one Rosetta WU crashed (did not get past the 1% mark), one failed seti download blocked the rest of my projects for hours.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC cpu performance comparison, where? (Message 194623)
Posted 3169 days ago by Profile Dirk Broer
In old-time seti@home you could compare cpu performance through SetiSpy. How do I do that in BOINC? According to the comparison chart in SetiSpy a P2-266 (at 66Mhz memory speed) is almost as fast as a AMD K6III-450 (at 100 Mhz memory speed), but the latter runs circles around the former when doing BOINC-Seti here at home. Has some Intel adept fiddled around the with performance charts? Is a Opteron better than a AMD64X2 or a AMD64FX?
Are there decent performing Intel cpu's outside the Pentium-M and the Itanium-2?


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