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1) Questions and Answers : Macintosh : Increase the number of concurrent tasks beyond 8 (Message 1591435)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Ageless
Questions from the developers:

1. Do other projects get > 8 concurrent threads?
2. Does the client recognize > 8 CPUs (i.e. what does event log say at BOINC start)?

Question 1 is to determine if it's a Seti or a BOINC problem. If it only happens at Seti....
2) Message boards : Number crunching : gpu tasks - don't got any (Message 1590996)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
Got a full cache again of v7 MB and one AP 7... so in 12 x 15 minutes, it's back to not asking for work due to the AP v7 in the way. Dumb looking yoyo effect. ;-)

So the server status page doesn't show the new AP v7s in the 'ready to send' queue then?
3) Message boards : Number crunching : gpu tasks - don't got any (Message 1590989)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Ageless
LOL
23/10/2014 23:12:12 | SETI@home | Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: blocked by project preferences; AMD/ATI GPU: job cache full)

My BOINC has one AP v7 in cache, that's all it has in cache. It's estimated to run for 12 hours 17 minutes, so theoretically yes according to BOINC that's enough work for the 1 day + 0.05 days work preference plus % of time BOINC is running 18.96% plus While BOINC running, % of time GPU work is allowed 63.61%.

Trouble is, these APs run for 1,800 seconds and then finish. I only have had 5 of these new AP v7s so far. Still another --what's the amount the server needs these days, 11? so 6 then?-- to go before we're hopefully rid of this empty cache circumstance. Of course now there's no APs to be had.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (90) Server Problems? (Message 1589372)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Ageless
Feels like "old-Seti", I had to reload this thread three times to get all of it in. BOINC forums are slow loading as well and throwing database errors. So either both have database trouble, or Campus is being spammed.

Now, let's see if we can post.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA tasks (Message 1588625)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Ageless
Nipped in the bud.
6) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Using on board graphics as well as a card? (Message 1587778)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
You said that a new Nvidia card was added to the machine. That means that the monitor connection went from the motherboard video-outlet to the Nvidia card video-outlet.

Most graphics cards/chips require a monitor attached to the video-outlet for the card/chip to be recognized as an active GPU. If you do not have more than one monitor, there are options for this:

1. Use a dummy VGA plug. If you're handy with a soldering iron, you can make one yourself.
2. Most modern monitors have both a VGA and DVI outlet. You can attach a cable to both and attach the other ends to the two graphics outlets on the Nvidia card and motherboard. It's possible that this also works with a HDMI cable.

There is a third option, but I am not sure if that works, I never tried that. Apparently you can check in the Nvidia graphics settings if it's possible to extend the desktop over both graphics cards.
7) Questions and Answers : Web site : Change Name(?) (Message 1587383)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
I may be getting old but not that much slower.

Not that that Atari was ever that fast....
8) Questions and Answers : Wish list : Roku / Seti@home screen saver? (Message 1587382)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
What is Roku?
What is the CPU?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roku, it's a Streaming Player box.

What OS is used?

Linux.

But I doubt one can add anything to it. It sounds very much like my NAS, which also runs Linux and has comparable hardware, but cannot be adapted to have BOINC or a science app run on it. And really, why would one want to use it that way? Doing so will most probably only severely interfere with what the apparatus is made for: in his case streaming (live) video, in my case storing lots of data on the network.
9) Questions and Answers : Web site : Change Name(?) (Message 1587366)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Ageless
Your Account -> Other account information.

(20 seconds...)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : AP V7 (Message 1585552)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
I know what the idea is, but the thing here was that for 606 there were 8 entries, all exactly the same. Then one for 604, one for 608. Just one 606 was all it needed here as well.

Well, moot now, as I changed it to one entry for v7 and 704. So your installer can go add crud again. ;-)
11) Message boards : Number crunching : AP V7 (Message 1585415)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Ageless
I tried leaving some mention of AP v6 in my app_info.xml, but apparently that won't work. Or according to EL:

11-Oct-2014 22:39:26 [SETI@home] Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
11-Oct-2014 22:39:26 [SETI@home] State file error: bad application name astropulse_v6
11-Oct-2014 22:39:26 [SETI@home] State file error: bad application name astropulse_v6
11-Oct-2014 22:39:26 [SETI@home] State file error: bad application name astropulse_v6
11-Oct-2014 22:39:26 [SETI@home] State file error: bad application name astropulse_v6

Oh well, removed all trace of it then. For those 17 APs I got the last 3 years, it's probably not worth it to leave AP v6 in anyway. :)

P.S: I did find that the Lunatics installer had put 8 mentions of the optimized AP v6 606 in my app_info.xml, a bit much. Only one mention of 604 and 608.
12) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : extraneous information when requesting a certificate (Message 1582192)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
All errors should be fixed now.
13) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : extraneous information when requesting a certificate (Message 1581986)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Ageless
Forwarded to development. Including all the other errors there.
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : GeForce 6200 512MB VGA/DVI/TV-out AGP Video Card (Message 1580961)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
Are you sure that you have the right specs for that card? I ask as https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus states that the minimum Geforce needs to be an 8100 mGPU/8400 GPU to be able to do CUDA. That you're not confusing it with a Quadro.

Neither http://www.nvidia.com/page/geforce6200_agp.html, nor http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce6_techspecs.html mentions CUDA or OpenCL capability.
15) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Screensaver Graph? (Message 1580943)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
Well, technically speaking this isn't a card, but a chip. One built into the motherboard of the notebook, as opposed to the Intel HD 4600 GPU which is built into the Intel CPU.

But yeah, you can have a notebook or laptop with more than one graphical output. Even if it's a Macintosh. This, so you can either use it for GPGPU calculations, or to attach more than one external monitor. :)
16) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Screensaver Graph? (Message 1580870)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
First off, it's obviously not a notebook if it has an Nvidia GPU Ageless. :-P

Aside from that the owner now confirmed that it is a notebook, I'd like to know why you would think a notebook can't have an Nvidia GPU together with an Intel GPU? Or why a notebook can't have an Nvidia GPU, period?

But alas, sit back and learn. When clicking on Silentgrave's name, then going to their computers list you can read under the GPU heading that they have an "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M (3072MB) driver: 327.65 OpenCL: 1.1, INTEL Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 (1784MB) OpenCL: 1.2".

The M behind the GPU stands for Mobile. Giving you a clue already that this isn't a card sitting in a desktop, because what use is a mobile graphics chip in a desktop computer? When you then put Nvidia 770M into Google.com, you'll find a whole lot of reviews of this GPU and the notebooks it is in.

If we knew which notebook Silentgrave uses specifically (brand and model number), we'd probably be able to find a manual in PDF format which tells us if it's possible to switch from the one dedicated GPU to the other and how to do that.
17) Questions and Answers : Windows : No Screensaver Graph? (Message 1580725)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile Ageless
You may have GPU crunching disabled, but that doesn't tell us which of the two GPUs your notebook uses for showing OpenGL output. Yet since you state that you're missing the bottom half, I can easily assume it is the built-in Intel GPU. Until Intel releases newer OpenGL drivers with a fix for this, it isn't going to be fixed anytime soon.

It isn't a problem with the graphics/screen saver program as this works without problems on AMD and Nvidia GPUs, just not on built-into-the-CPU Intel GPUs.
Perhaps that there is a way (in the BIOS/UEFI) to force your notebook to use the Nvidia GPU instead of the Intel GPU.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : @Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning (Message 1579071)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
More importantly most users never even look at the message boards.

Maybe that they don't read these boards, and maybe that they won't ask for help here. I have found people asking help in the weirdest of locations. You just need some info out there, Google/Bing having picked it up and others on those weird locations will be able to find this info and help those people out.

The info I just posted, I posted on the first of September on the BOINC forums. Goes to show that people here don't look there either, or make use of a search engine to look up information. Of course, all you then need to know is what CUDA version we're talking about, in this case 6.5. So go on, fill in "CUDA 6.5 BOINC" without quotes in your preferenced search engine...

Even Goodsearh has the thread as the 3rd possibility. The only thing that may throw you is that it's a thread about Mac OSX and CUDA 6.5, but just consider that Nvidia's drivers are essentially the same for whichever operating system out there.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : @Pre-FERMI nVidia GPU users: Important warning (Message 1579053)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile Ageless
Attention, if you have a nVidia card that's 4 years old or older, and have updated to Driver 340.xx

People usually do know what kind of card they have, or can look that up. So then you point out to go to https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus. Any GPU with compute capability 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 will be affected.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : WARNING for MAC OSX & LINUX (Message 1578489)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile Ageless
Reports on the news about a virus called SHELLSHOCK

It isn't a virus, it's an exploit. In other words, it's not something that people have to download/install on their system, it's code in a program that comes standard with most Linux and OSX, that can be exploited.


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