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1) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU FLOPS: Theory vs Reality (Message 1804056)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
I ended up using the latest version of the X 16 software,

What about MSI Afterburner?
https://gaming.msi.com/features/afterburner
http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html
2) Message boards : Number crunching : BoincLogX: where are the logs hiding? (Message 1804050)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
Just found them ...

The BoincLogX logs are where You put them, there is a Setting
Mine are in:
h:\Programs.Vis\Science\BoincLogX\logs\

The "default log folder wasn't even created by the program" because it is sub-directory to the install directory which by default is in Program Files
And new Windows (Vista, 7) don't allow writing in Program Files

Moral: Try to Not install old programs/games (made for Windows XP, 98) in Program Files
Make your own directory (e.g. C:\Programs_XP) and install old programs there.
3) Questions and Answers : Windows : How to delete voice messages from SETI@home? (Message 1804038)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile BilBg
This is not anything that BOINC or SETI@home does (they don't have any audio ability)

You obviously installed SETIspirit (which is made by totally different programmer not connected with BOINC or SETI@home; so you ARE "hearing voices from other software")
http://www.setispirit.de/downloads.htm

Switch Off voice in SETIspirit - there is icon at top-right of the main SETIspirit window.
(or stop using SETIspirit if you don't like it, it is not any necessary for BOINC or SETI@home to work)
4) Questions and Answers : Windows : Notice from server: Update Nvidia Driver, but not available (Message 1801977)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
In fact for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 you need Older driver
Ask in Number Crunching which is best for your GPU

I think the best is 266.58 or 388.xx (I forget the exact sub-version)
5) Questions and Answers : Windows : missing task (Message 1801976)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
I doubt the other member will get too upset when, come July 30th, he/she loses his/her credit when I fail to return my completed copies of the quorums.

He will not lose any credit - the task will timeout and new task (same WU) will be sent to someone else (up to 10 times the WU is "tried" again)
E.g. look:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=2204611247
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=2161842936
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=2204614213


1) How is it that the server's database comes to believe that WUs have been delivered when, in fact, the "recipient" does not have a copy?

This is a fairly common (~2-5%) situation:
- the computer asks for work
- server sent Message back "here is your work, go and Download it"
- that Message was lost somewhere on Internet so the computer don't know it have to "go and Download it"
= web shows "In Progress" (at the moment "server sent Message back") but the tasks are not really Downloaded (which is the second phase of "get tasks")

These tasks are called ghosts
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti@home and Virtual Machines (Message 1801940)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
No (if you mean to get more work done)
7) Message boards : Number crunching : What is "an exclusive app?" (Message 1801937)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
However it happened, by mistake or design, ...

This can't be "by design" as user have to manually add/remove the exclusive_app / exclusive_gpu_app
(by manually editing cc_config.xml or by BOINC Manager Menu - Options -> Exclusive applications (which automatically edits cc_config.xml))

Check your cc_config.xml for lines like this:
<exclusive_app>filename.exe</exclusive_app>
<exclusive_gpu_app>eurotrucks2.exe</exclusive_gpu_app>


Note:
exclusive_gpu_app is Not the SETI@home or other projects' GPU app
exclusive_gpu_app is meant to Stop GPU Computing by BOINC while some game or video player is running

 
8) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC client isn't downloading new S@H workunits on S6 Android (Message 1801935)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
Why don't you all go to older BOINC version (7.4.43) until this is fixed?:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79857&postid=1800335#1800335
9) Message boards : Number crunching : high memory uses (Message 1801654)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile BilBg
Thread "Questions and Answers : Windows : Task gone":
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79855

Also give link to the PC with problem.

1) For me is not clear did you found the reason for the main problem - "Abandoned tasks" after you restart Windows (and start BOINC)?
Is this "fixed" if you "Exit BOINC manually before restarting Windows"?

2) https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79855&postid=1801019#1801019

Firefox open 277,472 uses 19% -

Lunatics 108,460 from 118,460 uses 17%

i have 16 gigs of memory, used is 3.1 gigs

i am running 8 tasks on the cpu, and 8 tasks on my 2 video cards, have run it like this before, with out any memory problems, ...
... Soon as i close bonic BOINC memory drops to 1.6 used memory

a. Why you test/mix 2 programs? (Firefox & "Lunatics" (some GPU (?) app which you did not identify))
b. Using 3 GB of 16 is not really "a problem", more like "a puzzle"

c. Calc:
   Observation 1 (diff in used memory):
BOINC & apps use: 3.1 - 1.6 = 1.5 GB

   Observation 2 (sum of all "BOINC"):
8 GPU tasks * 100 MB = 800 MB
8 CPU tasks *  50 MB = 400 MB
BOINC (boinc.exe boincmgr.exe) ~ 50 MB
Total: 1250 MB ~ 1.2 GB

So you have only ~ 300 MB "missing".


d. When you look at the list of processes (Windows Task Manager, Process Explorer) to see the RAM usage of every process
- did you checked the Option to see the "processes from All users"?
 
10) Message boards : Number crunching : First results of a SETI crunching PC ( 2 GPU -> to be 6 )...not what I expected (Message 1801021)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile BilBg
One thing : you said BoincTask can save history in .csv format...how ?

The .cvs files are already created by default, look in:
%APPDATA%\eFMer\BoincTasks\history\

(just Copy/Paste the above line in "Run..." box (Win+R))
11) Questions and Answers : Windows : Task gone (Message 1801010)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile BilBg
Which processes use the (most) memory? (check by Windows Task Manager, Process Explorer)

(and BOINC, not bonic)
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Say goodbye to SETI@home v7. (Message 1800555)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile BilBg
I have 3 waiting to validate.
On computer 700318xx

No, you don't have any SETI@home v7 tasks:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7003180&offset=0&show_names=0&state=0&appid=11
13) Questions and Answers : Windows : Task gone (Message 1800530)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile BilBg
I looked quickly at the link he (BilBg) provided and didn't find anything very helpful except ...

I think the "moral" from that thread is:
Exit BOINC manually before restarting Windows

New Windows update changed one error code (which informs programs that Windows is shutting down)
BOINC don't know about that new error code and tries to start tasks while Windows is in shutdown and they refuse to start
Of course you will see the errored tasks only after you restart BOINC

So until they release new fixed BOINC - Exit BOINC manually before restarting Windows

But I'm not sure that this is the case for the problem reported in this thread.
14) Questions and Answers : Windows : Task gone (Message 1799849)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile BilBg
I don't really understand your English but you seem to mean this:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79695
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Error while downloading - ideas?? (Message 1799701)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile BilBg
Did see for the first time an entry for checksum or signature error. That wasn't in the logs in the previous errors.

30-Jun-2016 02:30:59 [SETI@home] Checksum or signature error for blc3_2bit_guppi_57451_66326_HIP117463_OFF_0014.30807.0.17.26.253.vlar

See Your post (27 Jun 2016):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79812&postid=1799102#1799102
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Is it possible to swap a guppi assigned to GPU with a Arecibo assigned to CPU? (Message 1799692)
Posted 26 days ago by Profile BilBg
Matching client state changes to scheduler files...

If this means your script edits sched_request_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml
- I don't think it is needed - BOINC creates new sched_request_ file (without reading the previous) before every scheduler request ([Update])
(i.e. BOINC never reads/parse sched_request_ files (you may even delete them), only writes to them.)

The only thing your script need to analyse and edit is client_state.xml
(the analyse for <app_version> ... <version_num> <plan_class> have to be in client_state.xml and not in sched_request_*)
17) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : AMD 6950 GPU load starts and stops (Message 1798992)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile BilBg
clean driver instllations etc...

To be really "clean" did you used "Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU)"?:
http://www.wagnardmobile.com/
http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_uninstaller_download.html


Install AMD 14.4 WHQL drivers, but that did not make it use any GPU load...

If "AMD 14.4 WHQL drivers" are the last working for HD 6950 - it is possible that ATI AMD dropped (did not include) the OpenCL part in the package.

Check if what you Downloaded have the OpenCL part:
- Open the Setup .exe by 7-Zip and look what files are inside
- Look in C:\ATI\Support\{driver version name}\Packages\Apps\OpenCL\

E.g. I can see OpenCL.msi in:
11-12_xp32_dd_ccc_ocl.exe\$_OUTDIR\Packages\Apps\OpenCL\
D:\ATI\Support\11-12_xp32_dd_ccc_ocl\Packages\Apps\OpenCL\
18) Message boards : Number crunching : SETI applications for NVIDIA GPU improvement - how you can help (Message 1798985)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile BilBg
     I can change back to SoG with 0.45 installer Beta(3) but how do I make it use this app instead of the included r3472?

Copy the files from the new package to SETI@home directory (<BOINC_Data>\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\)      (probably you can skip the .dll files - they should be the same)
Edit app_info.xml with Notepad

Global replace (Ctrl+Home Ctrl+H) the old .exe name by the new MB8_win_x86_SSE3_OpenCL_NV_r3475.exe
Global replace (Ctrl+Home Ctrl+H) the old MultiBeam_Kernels_rXXXX.cl name by the new MultiBeam_Kernels_r3475.cl

(Don't type anything, only use Copy/Paste from real filenames to avoid mistakes.)

Save the edited app_info.xml
Restart BOINC


P.S.
Don't use the included MB8_win_x86_SSE3_OpenCL_NV.aistub since it have only:
<version_num>800</version_num>
19) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : Tsk with nvidia_sog file (Message 1798981)
Posted 27 Jun 2016 by Profile BilBg
Discussed here:
"SETI@home v8.12 Windows GPU applications support thread"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79760

They (developers) try to find what to change for next sub-version (e.g. v8.13) in application code and Settings to "fix SoG hang issue on low-end GPUs"

And the main developer (Raistmer) try to find some NVIDIA hardware where he can test his apps:
"SETI applications for NVIDIA GPU improvement - how you can help"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=79765
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Open Beta test: SoG for NVidia, Lunatics v0.45 (Message 1797776)
Posted 21 Jun 2016 by Profile BilBg
OK, I checked and THIS TIME the CNET Download is clean (identical file to HxDSetupEN.zip from the FTP download link)

But CNET is source of adware ("infects" browser) which THEY put "around" many of the free files, see user comments:
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/download.cnet.com

You should have one of these files:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ea6ea4d4cc90f891915856b0393f99f275c0b6bb2a9e75a6b262117a18a2a469/analysis/
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ec8ab9522eefd2db19a18203e4195430a12c0c9e49b1e15cf195cee385da0d0c/analysis/

Look in "Additional information" for MD5 and File size.
Or just send your file for scan:
https://www.virustotal.com/en/


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