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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Help with config to run multiple gpu wu in non-lunatics installation (Message 1648404)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile BilBg
Have you suspended Einstein and/or all other projects?

You suppose that maybe one SETI@home + one Einstein task run on the GPU but this seems not to be the case.

His log say that SETI@home task 'need 1' GPU (not 0.5):

3/1/2015 9:47:36 PM | SETI@home | [coproc] NVIDIA instance 0: confirming 1.000000 instance for 27jl12ab.32488.2112.438086664206.12.109_1
3/1/2015 9:47:36 PM | SETI@home | [coproc] Insufficient NVIDIA for 27jl12ab.32488.2112.438086664206.12.148_0; need 1, available 0
 
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Help with config to run multiple gpu wu in non-lunatics installation (Message 1648399)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile BilBg
Computer:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7433523

... which leads me to believe that "setiathome_v7" is wrong value in Name element of xml. Can you confirm the name value?

<name>setiathome_v7</name> is OK:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76754&postid=1644471#1644471


According to values you suggested should be looking for 0.25gpu not 1.0gpu

"should be looking for 0.5gpu"

Do you save app_config.xml as ANSI?
Try log flag <unparsed_xml>
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Tracking Laptop through Seti (Message 1648378)
Posted 18 hours ago by Profile BilBg
I got a server contact with an external IP When I googled the number it came back from Viet Nam.

Is this the "Toshiba laptop" you talk about:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=4773816

Your first Post: 9 Feb 2015
Last contact 13 Feb 2015
It get tasks on 11, 12 and 13 Feb
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=4773816

So it was used (made contacts) ~4 days after "the fact"


The wording I see on my Computer pages is 'External IP address'
It shows my IP (of the router)
The real IP can be hidden by use of VPN/Proxy/Tor bur I doubt 'they' are smart enough (after all they used the laptop without noticing BOINC exists)

Check the IP on:
http://geoip.flagfox.net/
http://whatismyipaddress.com/
http://ipinfodb.com/
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Radeon R9 285 not detected as a GPU (Message 1648352)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile BilBg
You recreated ABSOLUTELY the same thread here (3 minutes later):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76850

Are we supposed to answer in both??
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 & Boinc Problems (Message 1648350)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile BilBg
He have another such task:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=4000164951

Maximum disk usage exceeded
Peak disk usage 36.61 MB
6) Questions and Answers : Windows : Cannot get any more units (Message 1648345)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile BilBg
But my Lenovo doesn't ... My Extreme can't ...

No one except you knows which of your computers you call "Lenovo" and which "Extreme":
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php?userid=9785864

Refer to them by ID# if you want people to understand what you mean


One of the computers have many 'Abandoned' tasks:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7511682

If you try to 'fix' Download problems (which are on the servers now) by 'Reset' of project - 'Reset' obviously will not help at all.
7) Questions and Answers : Windows : Radeon R9 285 not detected as a GPU (Message 1648342)
Posted 21 hours ago by Profile BilBg
 
As you can see on your SETI@home preferences there are Settings:

Use ATI GPU
Use NVIDIA GPU
Use Intel GPU

So not only BOINC detects the 3 types of GPUs (provided the 'right' driver is used and BOINC is Not installed in service mode)
but SETI@home have apps for them:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php

Lunatics apps can't run unless BOINC starts them.
And BOINC will not start GPU apps until it can see the OpenCL or CUDA driver.
 
8) Questions and Answers : Preferences : boinc won't download seti tasks on android 4.4.2 (Message 1648341)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile BilBg
I see only "Android (ARM processor)" among stock SETI@home applications:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php

(I don't have any Android device)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Win7 & Boinc Problems (Message 1648086)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile BilBg
groovecutter, I wouldn't worry about non-helpful replies about punctuation, ...

What?? I never read such posts! A few people will have nerve to read = much less help.
The note about punctuation/formatting was quite right
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Problem when composing text for public viewing. (Message 1647973)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile BilBg
There is a resize option in the lower right corner of the answer box.

Funny, I never noticed that ...

Also there is option to zoom in/out any page in the browser:
Ctrl+[Grey+]
Ctrl+[Grey-]
Ctrl+[Grey0] = return to 100% zoom (on some browsers this is Ctrl+[Grey*])
11) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Question about Wu's (Message 1645558)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile BilBg
"Lunatics Installer v0.43a (32-bit)" since im running a 32 bit windows xp ?

Yes, it contains all the needed apps, just select what you want/need. Screenshots from the previous installer:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75391&postid=1555127#1555127

Select ALL of the apps that you use/want to use/can use, not just the CPU SETI@home


and if i keep using the stock boinc as suggested on the seti@home home page,
then i will most likely keep having issues with tasks hanging ?

No. The hang is in the standard/stock SETI@home CPU app, not in BOINC.

Lunatics Installer changes files only in SETI@home directory (<BOINC_Data>\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\)
The apps it puts there work under the 'normal' BOINC (and don't vanish when you update BOINC)
No other projects (like Einstein@Home, Asteroids@home, ...) are affected.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Some help with SETI/BOINC on a Mac (Message 1645298)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
First, this is an older iBook G4

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBook#iBook_G4_.28.22Snow.22.29

"iBook G4 ("Snow")
Apple added a PowerPC G4 chip to the iBook line on October 23, 2003
"

I don't think SETI@home have current applications for PowerPC CPU
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php
13) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Question about Wu's (Message 1645268)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile BilBg
This is hang in 'Optimal function choices' - only one line printed: "v_BaseLineSmooth (no other)"
(in fact no real progress in the task was made despite (new) BOINC may show 'progress' >0%)

Normally 5 lines will be printed:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3988453646


I already said a way to detect this condition: "After app Hangs - most of the CPU time/load (~70%) is in Kernel mode (SIV, Process Explorer):"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75617&postid=1577361#1577361

Do you see the same? (my test was on slow 524 MHz AMD K6-2+)


Also:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75617&postid=1571978#1571978

"'Optimal function choice' do not depend on the task itself (so hang may happen again with any task)
This test is done before the app even looks at the task data

Suspend/Restart it (wait a few minutes after Restart)
Look in stderr.txt to see the printed functions (Optimal function choices) in the table
(do Suspend/Restart a few times if needed)
"


Also:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=75617&postid=1575344#1575344

"Of course it will happen, it don't depend on task, it depend on app
This is long existing problem with 'Optimal function choices' test on AMD CPUs
(sometimes the test hangs, sometimes not. On some systems it hangs a lot, on some - never/rarely)
"


The "Installer v0.43a" is the way to avoid this.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : GPU performance of GTX580 and GTX780Ti (Message 1644471)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
Do you use app_config.xml to run 2 tasks per GPU?
<app_config> <app> <name>setiathome_v7</name> <gpu_versions> <gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage> <cpu_usage>0.04</cpu_usage> </gpu_versions> </app> <app> <name>astropulse_v7</name> <gpu_versions> <gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage> <cpu_usage>0.5</cpu_usage> </gpu_versions> </app> </app_config>


P.S.
If you want people which use GPUs like yours to give info on their speed first hand - post in Number Crunching
Or you can click the red-x square under your first post and ask a moderator to move this thread to Number Crunching
15) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Only want to run cuda tasks (Message 1644430)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
And seeing as on my pc it shows 2048gb mem and also on the box it came in. SO yea that page is very odd to me with that information given...

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=7502534

I think on 32 bit OS the CUDA driver can't see/use all the GPU RAM
BOINC asks NVIDIA driver and it says 1024 MB so BOINC reports that.

The same say the SETI@home CUDA application:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=3983912012

"Device 1: GeForce GTX 460 SE, 1024 MiB"


But probably games using DirectX or OpenGL can use all the GPU RAM (video driver may be flipping pages into the 32 bit address space 0-4 GB?)?


What is shown by GPU Caps Viewer on it's different tabs?
http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/

For me on Windows XP (32 bit) GPU Caps Viewer 1.20.1 show:
- OpenGL - Total GPU memory 1024MB
- OpenCL - Global Mem. 512MB



 
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Experience (Message 1644404)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
More on so called "reputation"

This is scan of sndvol32.exe 5.1.2600.0 which is Volume Control on Windows XP (= exists for a long time on huge number of computers)
https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/760fbbecef10ebe18aa84b1eddbc2237efb914c29a4413fb3cb6a7c60759b4f6/analysis/

Still if you click on tab 'Additional information' you can read at the bottom:

"Advanced heuristic and reputation engines
ClamAV PUA                     Possibly Unwanted Application. ...
Symantec reputation         Suspicious.Insight
"
http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2010-021223-0550-99
"Suspicious.Insight
Risk Level 1: Very Low

Suspicious.Insight is a detection for files that have not yet developed a strong reputation among Symantec’s community of users.
Detections of this type are based on Symantec’s reputation-based security technology."


P.S.
I use 'System Explorer' to easy check running files on their site and on VirusTotal
http://systemexplorer.net/file-database/file/sndvol32-exe/576304?sei=1
http://systemexplorer.net/

Similar to Process Explorer
17) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Only want to run cuda tasks (Message 1643289)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
I don't have time to dedicate my GPU and CPU to run those 3 to 8 hour task files.

I'm not sure why you think you have to have "time to dedicate" when some task takes longer.

You can safely exit BOINC and/or shutdown the computer in the middle of Computing.
The next day the tasks will start from where they were (by default they checkpoint every minute)
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Experience (Message 1643195)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
Note that I made a tiny revision of the 64-bit file five days after the initial release ...

OK, I have both 32 and 64 bit files from 03.11.2014 so that explains why "my" 32 bit file have the posted MD5 and the 64 bit file have different/older MD5:

4209d4f531c41133c8354ca78a21bfa7 *Lunatics_Win32_v0.43a_setup.exe
22a895b658af513da39d5fe8656e6df4 *Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup.exe

If I had the new/current one from 07/11/2014 MD5 will be:
28446E92090456982558420ED98A9870 *Lunatics_Win64_v0.43a_setup.exe
19) Questions and Answers : Windows : enabling GPU Prozessing crashes the System (Message 1643138)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
Any more than that and you're going to need liquid cooling.

I think he already have liquid cooling:
"My power connectors are CPU contained water cooling unit"
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=76447&postid=1641900#1641900
20) Questions and Answers : Windows : enabling GPU Prozessing crashes the System (Message 1642823)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile BilBg
I installed CoreTemp and ran it for a few minutes with nothing running. All 8 cores ran at about 1406 Hz and the temps stayed at 8c. Then I enabled BOINC and all cores jumped to 4017 Hz and after just a couple minutes temps were at 80c on each core and so I suspended BOINC again.

I'll downgrade BOINC and post what happens.

BOINC version will not have influence on the temperatures

Since the idle temperature is 8°C (do you really have so cool cooling fluid?)
but the CPU heats fast when computing - maybe bad contact CPU/heatsink? Or the fluid do not flow fast enough (or air in it)?

What is the rate/speed that CPU cools after you "suspended BOINC"?
Probably you can find some graphs/reviews on the Internet that show how fast your CPU/heatsink combo heats/cools on load/idle


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