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21) Message boards : Number crunching : To much of a good thing. (heat) (Message 1612498)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I connected to Beta with my MAC-Pro and I am getting APs. The problem is I have both GPUs running at the same time and it's generating a bunch of heat. The fan is cranking 1900 RPMs and the GPU's are causing the CPU's to run almost 200F. That's a little closer to the edge than I think it should run and my best idea is run with only one GPU. I know how to cut back on processor cores but does anybody know how to limit the number of GPU's?

Using the cc_config.xml you can limit BOINC to only use 1 of your GPUs or something along those lines if you would like.
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1612299)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Geeze, could someone put a bunsen burner under those AP splitters. The creation rate is pathetic. It's almost impossible to build any appreciable AP GPU cache.

My CPU AP systems have been able to fill their cache, but it looks like GPU AP cache isn't making much headway.
23) Message boards : Technical News : I was right... (Nov 24, 2014) (Message 1612015)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Update: I went to check the status of the BCU project, and they were running, not sure how or why it took a while to get the CDU/CPU projects in and running, but its working. I set the BCU up on my main computer, and got a computational error when I first started it. I changed my settings to allow sgminer, updated the project, and that computational error went away, then reset the settings back to sgminer - no.
I only have a guess that that initial sgminer is some sort of benchmarking.
What is sgminer? The mystery question!

Well if you have a loot on the project's Applications page it tells you exactly what the apps are. Under sgminer you will see opencl_ati_100. From that it should give you a good hint as to what the application is.
It looks like you may still have cgminer enabled for at least open of your machines. Which are going to error out. Unless you do happen to have the ASIC hardware to run the app.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : remaining AP v6s (Message 1611848)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Well I have one of the few remaining. So you can monitor it I suppose.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=6442505&offset=0&show_names=0&state=0&appid=12
25) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI/BOINC Milestones [ v2.0 ] - XXVIII (Message 1611844)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I finally reached the 4,000,000 Cobblestone mark -whew! Not bragging, just noting it was a personal goal for me.

Good job & this IS the place for bragging. If you feel so inclined.
26) Message boards : Number crunching : A Question for the informed (Message 1611756)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Up until late last night, after the latest outage, my system had around 200 tasks, 100 cpu & 100 gpu, in common with most folk. Now I have 100 cpu and only 18 gpu tasks. When Boinc requests new tasks (whilst there are still 18 gpu tasks left) it only requests cpu tasks, and get's the usual "The computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress" So how come I can't get a full 100 gpu tasks as I used to?

explanations in laymans terms please ;-)

P.

Does your GPU have work from one of the other projects you are working on currently?


No, I had 2 backups during Seti's shutdown, but they no longer have wu's and are suspended. |||||||||Funnily, I've just collected more wu's from Seti, and now have 136 tasks, presumably 100 cpu & 36 gpu, go figure ;-)

P.

There were some observations that the server would fill up some machines, that had high cache settings, with CPU work before downloading GPU work. However since you stated your client was not making a request for GPU work that wouldn't be the issue for you.
There are some work fetch debug flags for the cc_config.xml that can be enabled if you want to try & troubleshoot if you continue to have problems.
27) Message boards : Number crunching : AP V7 (Message 1611755)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Now we can continue to gripe about discuss the credit from AP v7 tasks.
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Comp Errors with New Intel Drivers - Beware (Message 1611752)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I have the same problem. I try to find an older driver.

I have several older versions archived for Windows 7 x64. When I get home from work today I may just put them all on my web server. So that SETI@home users have access to them. Since Intel just pulls older releases.
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Long Seti@home v7.7.03 units (not Astropulse) on AMD GPU - don't finish? (Message 1611745)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Besides the information Tbar mentioned.
The only takes you have been completing are VHAR tasks, AKA shorties.

If you want to stay with the stock apps. There are tuning commands that can be added to the configuration txt file that may help. There should also be a readme in your SETI@home project folder with the tuning commands IIRC.

Another option is to use the Lunatics installer. Then you could select only AP for the GPU. Then MB & AP for the CPU if you wanted.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : A Question for the informed (Message 1611743)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Up until late last night, after the latest outage, my system had around 200 tasks, 100 cpu & 100 gpu, in common with most folk. Now I have 100 cpu and only 18 gpu tasks. When Boinc requests new tasks (whilst there are still 18 gpu tasks left) it only requests cpu tasks, and get's the usual "The computer has reached a limit on tasks in progress" So how come I can't get a full 100 gpu tasks as I used to?

explanations in laymans terms please ;-)

P.

Does your GPU have work from one of the other projects you are working on currently?
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Cross-Project Statistics (Message 1611741)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Confirmed for me, too. Installed Chrome, and the link from SETI's account page works fine. I don't want to keep Chrome, so can anyone help with what needs to be done to get IE to work? It worked fine before SETI ran out of work, if that helps narrow it down.

Have you emptied your cache? I was recently having a problem viewing anything at free-dc on my machine at work until I did so.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (93) Server Problems? (Message 1611368)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Woohoo!! My RAC is climbing again! Just a quick question, will everything be alright with Bruno?

Bruno has been or is going to be replace with a spare machine they acquired.
33) Message boards : Number crunching : "boincteams.com" link - website admins needed (Message 1611364)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile HAL9000
I mentioned that back in October when some website fixes were being done, but as you can see it has not yet been changed.
34) Message boards : News : Database Rebuild Status update. (Message 1611125)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Ugh, these people have the luxury to only work when the sun is up? Bah!

When I'm at work at 8am this time of year at the Northern Hemisphere, there's not been a sun in my life yet! If it wasn't dreary as today, it usually is down as well when I go back home at 4.45pm. I'll have to wait till end-of-January to be able to see the sun still at the end of the day.

;-)


Sunrise Tuesday 9th : 9:45am, Sundown Tuesday 9th: 2:55pm. Length of the day: 5 h 10 min.

And I wonder why people think that us Finns are grumpy people ;)

Everything I know about Finland I learned from http://satwcomic.com/
35) Message boards : Number crunching : PC suddenly shuts down (Message 1610961)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Can dried out paste smell like it's burnt? I could smell something and I can't see anything on the motherboard.

Sometimes a build of dust will have a burnt like smell to it.
36) Message boards : News : Astropulse database fix is complete. (Message 1610945)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Validators and assimilators and splitters are back on. New Astropulse work should be flowing soon.

Good news! Let's hope everything decides to behave for the rest of the year.
37) Message boards : Number crunching : Electricity usage (Message 1610910)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile HAL9000
When it is 57 outside, with all my doors and windows totally open it will not get below 68 inside.

Perhaps some ducting to have the machine exhaust air directly outside.
38) Message boards : Number crunching : remaining AP v6s (Message 1610473)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile HAL9000
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1604180468

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1590013740

This one has validated but not cleared
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1600532990


The 3rd one there would be one of the 41,963 "Workunits waiting for assimilation" (Which would then be purged), or one of the 2,673 "Results waiting for db purging". None of which can happen until the AP db is online & happy.
39) Message boards : Number crunching : Electricity usage (Message 1610466)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile HAL9000
That's 175.2 KW/h a year or 14.6 KW/h a month more for the 20w difference.

Typically the full TDP isn't consumed while crunching. So the two cards could be much closer in power usage.
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1609915)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile HAL9000
Looks like new data is still being loaded. An hour or two ago there were 104 channel to do & now 116.
With the estimated amount of work the 5TB of data will generate. There should be plenty of MB into January. AP will probably get going before then & then we can start tearing though the 2000+ channels of AP data. Which will probably make the MB data last a bit longer as machines start doing AP work.


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