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21) Message boards : Number crunching : Where is all the work? (Message 1303150)
Posted 7 Nov 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
Yeah! Finally! I was getting teased the past few days with a few ATI AP units here and there, then the other night...boom! A nice big chunk of them on my machine. Hopefully this will continue!
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Where is all the work? (Message 1294031)
Posted 12 Oct 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
It said 'Won't receive work..." in the status column.

My version of BOINC says "Won't get new tasks" when I select "No new tasks". So, try clicking on "Allow new tasks" for a change ;-)

Gruß,
Gundolf
[edit]You'll have to select SETI@home in your Projects tab to see the actual setting of the button(s).[/edit]


Are you kidding, wow! With all the years running this program I have never seen or hit that button before (even though it is in plain sight). Update is pretty much all I ever hit now and then. Oh well, live and learn :)
23) Message boards : Number crunching : Where is all the work? (Message 1293954)
Posted 11 Oct 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
Follow up....so I still had NO work today. It said 'Won't receive work..." in the status column. I detached and reattached the project, it downloaded the needed data/program files then it downloaded a TON of work (like it did previously). Not sure why it stopped getting work and why I had to do that 'trick' but it did work. Hopefully it will be smooth sailing from now on.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Where is all the work? (Message 1293505)
Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
What happened to all the GPU work? I have 5 machines running, 3 of which are older and just get the 'normal' WU's and the occasional AP unit, they are fine for work.

My other 2 machines are more so GPU crunches though. My home machine was getting a decent amount of ATI GPU units and the CPU units, enough to keep the machine going with both at all times. Recently (last couple of weeks) I suddenly have not received but a couple of these units and it only is getting CPU WU's.

The other GPU machine (NVIDIA) currently has 0 WU's GPU or CPU! Seti seem to only send that machine the GPU units, and a few CPU units to work on while the GPU is actually in use. Makes sense as that is an older Pentium D system but with a EVGA 9800GT GPU. Still if no GPU units are available why is it not getting CPU units?

My credit has gone from just shy of 13,000 to currently around 7,000 in the past 30 days! Any thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks!

25) Message boards : Number crunching : Which is the best CPU configuration? (Message 1280424)
Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
ok.....read through this thread....but....how does one configure this to happen? In the prefs it only allows you to deal with % not selecting cores. Does this have to be done in one of the files manually?

8 cores is 100%, 7 cores is 87.5%, 6 cores is 75%, 5 cores is 62.5%, 4 cores is 50%, etc,

Claggy


Ha, yes, obviously that I know! People keep mentioning that you can select cores instead of a percentage amount, seen it in a number of threads, including this one. People talk about the start/stop vs the full dedication.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Will this GPU card support 'crunching'? (Message 1280421)
Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
This card is....

AMD ATI Radeon HD 2300/2400/3200 (RV610) (256MB) driver: 1.4.1734

It is in an XPS410 rig with a dual core system running at 50%. It is the normal and AP unit on the CPU, nothing has come in for the GPU though.

I have an older XPS400 rig also set at 50% with a....

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (512MB) driver: 301.42

This one receives mainly WU's for the GPU and a few CPU ones for the time the computer is in use (as the GPU is set not to crunch when in use). This also has an older dual core processor.

So obviously seti realizes the upgraded card in the 400 system is more powerful so it sends work for that. Is the other card in the 410 not capable of crunching or does seti realize the CPU would be more powerful in that unit?
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Which is the best CPU configuration? (Message 1280338)
Posted 5 Sep 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
ok.....read through this thread....but....how does one configure this to happen? In the prefs it only allows you to deal with % not selecting cores. Does this have to be done in one of the files manually?
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone else not getting work??? (Message 1279642)
Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
[/quote]
No, you can't configure individual hosts for what apps they run (via the website), But you have four venues/locations, so you can setup four different sets of preferences,
but that isn't always good enough, (you can't exclude AP from the CPU and only send them to the GPU, and the same with MB)
If you do an app_info you can have any combination you want, ie AP only on the CPU, and MB only on the GPU, or vice versa.

Claggy[/quote]

Thanks. I'm not looking to get too picky, but I would like the abilty to run more GPU wu's on the stronger machines. Let the computer 'stock-up' on those so it has a nice batch so it does not run out. Oh well, might just leave it all auto and let seti do the brain work for me.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone else not getting work??? (Message 1279626)
Posted 3 Sep 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
Awwww....what happened to all the AP ATI/AMD tasks?! I was receiving a lot of them, spitting them out quickly, then all of sudden....no more :( I guess the AP tasks go as quickly as they come for the GPU's. Hopefully after the long weekend we will get treated to some more.

Is there any way to configure the prefs for each individual computer for what tasks you want to accept, not just the general overall ones?
30) Message boards : Number crunching : How hot is too hot - GPU (Message 1278834)
Posted 1 Sep 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
Joe[/pre][/quote]
a replacement fan for an ATI/AMD GPU is $15 online. An aftermarket HSF much quieter than the original costs around $50 A gpu is much more expensive. I'd rather burnout a fan than the GPU[/quote]

What if the fan burns out when no one is home? will the GPU shut down and prevent it from damaging itself if it gets too hot (without any additional 3rd party software installed)?

Curious if people are noticing their GPU's lasting a certain amount of time before failing (1 year, 2 years)?

On my Nvidia set up I'm not too concerened because I have a lifetime warranty from EVGA on the card, but the AMD card is OEM, although if it does crash I would upgrade it and try to find another one of those warranty deals (not sure if they are still offered or offered on those cards).
31) Message boards : Number crunching : How hot is too hot - GPU (Message 1278187)
Posted 31 Aug 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
I'm curious around what temp people get concerned about their GPU? Currently my AMD shows it is at 77C (172F), to me that is hot, but the fan speed is set to auto and only on 33%. I hit manual and pushed it to 100% and she quickly dropeed into the 50's. At what point to I need to be concerened? Activity on the card is jumping from around 65% to 80%.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Processor use % vs type of work units received (Message 1277890)
Posted 31 Aug 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
Wow, this is going well now!

The ATI desktop (i7-2600 @3.4 - 8 cores) that is set to 25% processor usage + any GPU tasks is currently crunching 2 wu's on the cpu and a 3rd AP unit on the GPU. Seti keeps feeding it the AP GPU units! I would be scared to see what would happen if I let it all go at 100%. Not sure the system could take it, or my wallet with the cost of electricity here!
33) Message boards : Number crunching : Processor use % vs type of work units received (Message 1277598)
Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
In general BOINC will selectively get work for the most capable processor first.

This explains the fact that your "Nvidia PC" sees mostly CUDA work units.

ATI GPU need a lot of support from the CPU (unlike Nvidia one), so it is possible that by restricting your CPU usage you are all but preventing the GPU from working, hence only seeing CPU work and not GPU work.

Remove the CPU restrictions and you should see an increase in the amount of work the ATI GPUs see, and a general increase in the number of work units you get through


I think you nailed it. The 'nvidia PC' is an older XPS that I upgraded a number of things in, including the processor (Pentium D @3.6), but it is running a EVGA 9600GT card. I know that processor is no match for that card so it is just feeding the hungry card.

I just looked and it says the ATI/AMD system at my house received 2 AP unit for the card!

Are AP WU's the only ones that can be crunched on the ATI/AMD cards these days?
34) Message boards : Number crunching : Processor use % vs type of work units received (Message 1277366)
Posted 30 Aug 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
I was wondering if it matter what % I set my processor to use vs what I get for work unit types. I am currently using 4 systems, 3 are set to 50% (all dual core) and 1 is set to 25% (8 cores).

1 is a laptop with integrated graphics (50%) - I currently have plenty of 6.03 enhanced for the cpu and 2 ap units - all in all what i would expect

1 desktop with an nvida card (50%), seems to get mainly all cuda units, with the occasional 6.03 cpu unit tossed in

1 desktop with an ati card (50%), seems to get just like the laptop, cpu unit and a couple ap cpu units.

1 desktop with an ati card (25%), this is the most advanced system and all I have is 6.03 cpu units.

I know the whole ATI/AMD thing is newer, are wu's rare or do I need to set my % higher to be able to get these units for the GPU's.

I have it set in my prefs to receive them.



35) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone else not getting work??? (Message 1277322)
Posted 29 Aug 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
I am getting the 'no work' on all 3 of my systems. I am back after taking about a year off of crunching (the program was just not stable, but a lot better now.) The systems all picked up a nice chunck of work to start with, then received work for the next few days, then nothing. My one system just ripped through the cuda units and now is empty. My prefs have check marks by all 4 programs for work.


All is good now, about mid-day all the machine came to life and started to receive work again. Stepped up my buffer of units so this will not happen again.
36) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone else not getting work??? (Message 1277023)
Posted 29 Aug 2012 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
I am getting the 'no work' on all 3 of my systems. I am back after taking about a year off of crunching (the program was just not stable, but a lot better now.) The systems all picked up a nice chunck of work to start with, then received work for the next few days, then nothing. My one system just ripped through the cuda units and now is empty. My prefs have check marks by all 4 programs for work.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Please confirm - Seti still down - no work ??? (Message 1043802)
Posted 23 Oct 2010 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
Well at least I was able to attach to the project today, obviously no work, but one step at a time I guess! I guess the one good thing about all this is a lower electrical bill this month :)
38) Message boards : Number crunching : Please confirm - Seti still down - no work ??? (Message 1043434)
Posted 21 Oct 2010 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
I don't mind waiting....but I have never seen, what to me is, such a big outage. My one system ran out over a week ago and still nothing. Like I said, it can not even attach. Obviously I will wait it out, crossing my fingers sooner than later!
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Please confirm - Seti still down - no work ??? (Message 1043237)
Posted 20 Oct 2010 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
I have been a long time cruncher, I know the system has its issues, nothing it ever perfect and I know they do the best they can. However, it is now the 20th of October and I still can not connect to get work! I would say it has been 10-15 days now? Is this right? I read on the technical page that they were having issues but that was last updated on the 13th. I run the optimized apps so I deleted everything from one of my systems, and downloaded the current boinc version, 3 days now and it can not even attach to seti. I just want to make sure I am not the only one here. If so, curious if they have a clue when it will be back up and running. I'm not in a race nor do I get paid to crunch but I also do not want my computers to site idle when they could be doing something useful.

Thanks!
40) Questions and Answers : Windows : Seti@home on a mobile phone. (Message 1001326)
Posted 6 Jun 2010 by Profile BigWaveSurfer
I am really cofused how you can say that (max 200Mhz)?!?! Have you been watching the cell phone market recently? Look at the new Droid from Verizon:

1Ghz Snapdragon Processor

It is only going up, and fast, from here!


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