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1) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1546607)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile BilBg
Well I screwed up editing my own app_info.xml

What do you use to edit it?
And what was in need of edit? (what change did you wanted?)
2) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1546535)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
app_info.xml is created a fresh-new every time you run Lunatics' Installer
It is created by merging all .aistub files (which were just extracted from inside of Lunatics' Installer)
Merging is performed by calling aimerge.cmd

So app_info.xml contains descriptions for only the apps you selected in last run of Lunatics' Installer

To see (out of curiosity) what's inside of Lunatics' Installer (and extract files):
http://www.7-zip.org/
3) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do I get more than two tasks every five minutes? (Message 1546522)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
I'd still like to know if the KWSN Lunatics 0.41 client does AVX2 or just AVX though.

I don't think it uses AVX2 but you may ask the programmer who (I think) compiled it:
Josef W. Segur
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=276784

This part of the forum is way bellow his attention I think
He writes in Number Crunching
4) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1546495)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
It didn't work for me. ....

Don't mind the Darrell Wilcox's post - he answers to VERY OLD post which is totally out of date now - you have new app_info.xml with only MultiBeam CPU + AstroPulse GPU, right?


I did however figure out how to get all 3 gpu's running again with cc_config.xml

If you mean <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus> - yes, that's it :)


I have no sli capability with these cards.

1) SLI is NVIDIA technology, ATI AMD uses the name CrossFireX
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_CrossFireX

2) No, you don't need SLI or CrossFireX for CUDA or OpenCL Computing

 
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Signal found but was hidden - just Listen (1st April)     9 | !9 -> ? (Message 1546468)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Ok, so I read the rest of the thread. LOL

I have had plenty of WTF moments around here. It's just been a while.

ОК
So did you see the one I made with English subtitles?

(Some people seem to not know how to switch subtitles ON so I made (now) two notes (in Annotation and in the Description) how to do it.
I didn't found a way (setting) to make the video start with subtitles ON
)
 
6) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Aspire One 722 with integrated ATI/Radeon 6290 (Message 1545868)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
The AstroPulse's I saw running were running on the cpu not the gpu.

wow wow wow - I didn't check you run stock CPU AstroPulse ???
It is the slowest app in existence here - uses only FPU - no any SIMD
The Lunatics CPU AstroPulse is maybe 3-4 times faster


For "parameters" - ask Raistmer (if he have time) (do not write to long a PM)
1) he is the developer
2) he owns the same CPU
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_user.php?userid=7779286
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not downloading Tasks (Message 1545855)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
Strange
Did you try to re-install BOINC? (this will NOT affect tasks/settings)
This have to repair permissions.

Also see here (just a few threads next to yours):
'Unable to run BOINC as standard user'
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75200
8) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do I get more than two tasks every five minutes? (Message 1545843)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
In this moment you have 'In progress (100)' tasks - that limit you can't overcome unless you use the GPU
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7327920&offset=0&show_names=0&state=1&appid=

(I mean - can't overcome that limit by normal means ;) )
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Signal found but was hidden - just Listen (1st April)     9 | !9 -> ? (Message 1545806)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
Bien sûr
Natuurlijk
Natürlich

Naturalmente!

I see this:




And if I use SecurityKISS (VPN) I see some of their servers:



 
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Signal found but was hidden - just Listen (1st April)     9 | !9 -> ? (Message 1545795)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
What do you mean by this?
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Signal found but was hidden - just Listen (1st April)     9 | !9 -> ? (Message 1545777)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile BilBg
 

I made English subtitles if anyone wonder what they talk about:

Krisiya Todorova ("Real Talent Little girl Singing Listen by Beyonce") with English subtitles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dQL5PVCU38

I put the video as first on my playlist named simply 'Krisiya' (same link as before):
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUoBueatVVKFEL7pIYtXiecb-g8N9ecGA


I may use your help, the talk in the video is very informal so is hard to translate.
If you see some strange looking English expressions in the subtitles let me know ...
12) Questions and Answers : Windows : Not downloading Tasks (Message 1545476)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
If some .exe file can't be created the first suspicion is the Antivirus
So check the Antivirus logs/quarantine
Which is the Antivirus product?

If Antivirus is the culprit you may want to:
- report to them a 'False Positive'
    This is list with links for many Antivirus vendors:
http://web.archive.org/web/20140630223530/http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-report-malware-or-false-positives-multiple-antivirus-vendors.htm

- and/or:
http://boincwiki.mundayweb.com/index.php?title=Add_the_BOINC_Data_directory_to_the_exclusions_of_my_antivirus_program


You can manually get the files from these links:
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86__cuda32.exe
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86__cuda42.exe
http://boinc2.ssl.berkeley.edu/sah/download_fanout/setiathome_7.00_windows_intelx86__cuda50.exe

 
13) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do I get more than two tasks every five minutes? (Message 1545454)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
Read my post here:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75224&postid=1544654#1544654

Set it for less, e.g.: 5 Minimum + 0.01 additional days
14) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1545446)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
If that SetiPerformance pgm is involved I can't figure out how it would be used.

Involved in what?
It is only to test outside BOINC (no change to BOINC files/behaviour - but run it with BOINC exited)

Read again what I posted about 'Cpu' drop-down box
(use it to see how many CPU tasks you can run concurrently with GPU tasks without affecting GPU task times)


Is the 0.04 of a cpu the optimal ...

Read the edited post above.
Do a 'Cpu' drop-down box test in SetiPerformance

((as I posted already) people say 1.0 is needed on 'new' OS + 'new' driver + 'old' app - I don't have my own experience, I use 'old' OS/driver/app which don't need a free cores)

 
15) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1545430)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
... it won't work because you need a partial cpu for the astopulse tasks.
.....
Hope that wasn't too confusing.

Yes, it is confusing for me.

I don't see a problem.
Just select only MultiBeam for CPU and only AstroPulse for ATI AMD
(I did just that and as you know I run this combination - MB CPU + AP ATI)

Only later you need to think if you need free cores.
Free cores can be done:
- constant free: in BOINC - Use XX% of the processors
- dynamic free: in app_config.xml - % CPU per running GPU task

If you use both 'constant' and 'dynamic' BOINC will do both, e.g.:
- 'Use 99% of the processors' will free 1 core at all times
- SUM the <cpu_usage> for all running GPU tasks
      The SUM is truncated (e.g. 2.9 cores = 2 cores free)

<cpu_usage>0.04</cpu_usage> will do absolutely nothing (you have to run 25 tasks * 0.04 for BOINC to act and free 1 core)

'constant' + 'dynamic' = total cores to free


P.S.
Do you know that (at the end of running) Lunatics' Installer creates new app_info.xml
(old files are moved to oldApp_backup)

* The above was edited during/after the next post by merle van osdol (so read again ;) ) *

 
16) Message boards : Number crunching : AP credit, can someone expain this? (Message 1545068)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
Read about it here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/trac/wiki/CreditNew

Ok, I read it, it obviously does not work as stated, if it did, similar jobs would only vary a few percent on the same machine ...


jason_gee seems to know how to fix it (in the code), the hard part is to convince Dr. A. that there exist a problem with CreditNew

Observation of CreditNew Impact (4)
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73306

"the four known credit System design flaws currently under detailed analysis":
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=73935&postid=1498621#1498621
17) Questions and Answers : Unix/Linux : BOINC manager (Message 1545054)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
I have heard that one can remote-access BOINC on another computer. Is that true?

Try BoincTasks (the site seems offline just now):
http://www.efmer.eu/boinc/boinc_tasks/
http://www.efmer.com/b/eFMer_programs

But you will have to do 2 things on the Linux machine (in your BOINC data directory):
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Controlling_BOINC_remotely

- Copy the password from gui_rpc_auth.cfg (and put (on Windows machine) in BoincTasks - Computers tab - Password column)
- Create remote_hosts.cfg (in your BOINC data directory on the Linux machine)
with content similar to this (depend on the address range in your local network):
The-Windows-hostname 192.168.1.1 192.168.1.2 192.168.1.3 192.168.1.4 192.168.1.5 192.168.1.6 192.168.1.7 192.168.1.8 192.168.1.9 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 192.168.0.4 192.168.0.5 192.168.0.6 192.168.0.7 192.168.0.8 192.168.0.9 192.168.0.100 192.168.0.101 192.168.0.102 192.168.0.103 192.168.0.104 192.168.0.105 192.168.0.106 192.168.0.107 192.168.0.108 192.168.0.109
18) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1544946)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
I don't think it's different from SETI@home v7 on ATI AMD

Use SetiPerformance to test (both SETI@home v7 and AstroPulse)
There is 'Cpu' drop-down box - select how many CPU tasks to run (in the test) concurrently with GPU tasks

 
19) Questions and Answers : Preferences : How do you set BOINC to download several data packages to process offline a few days? (Message 1544654)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
"Maintain enough tasks to keep busy for at least XX days"
Computing preferences

"Minimum work buffer" or "Connect about every" (wording changes between BOINC versions)
Local preferences

Set it on the web or locally - use the place you used before (the web settings will be ignored if you ever clicked OK on local Preferences)
 
20) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : CUDA cores and cuda tasks (Message 1544644)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
You were told to make app_config.xml file, NOT app_info.xml

And don't copy what you see on the above help pages, it will of course not work
It is general description of what may be in the file, NOT a file ready to use here.

This app_config.xml is for SETI@home (if you want to tweak it - ask what the values mean):
<app_config> <app> <name>setiathome_v7</name> <gpu_versions> <gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage> <cpu_usage>0.2</cpu_usage> </gpu_versions> </app> <app> <name>astropulse_v6</name> <gpu_versions> <gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage> <cpu_usage>1.0</cpu_usage> </gpu_versions> </app> </app_config>


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