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21) Questions and Answers : Windows : SETI@Home Bluescreen Crash (Message 1561372)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Get TThrottle and don't let the CPU go over 80°C
http://efmer.com/b/

(in this case - in BOINC set 'Use 100% CPU time', TThrottle will do its own reducing of CPU time if the temperature you set (type in the box) is reached)
22) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Screensaver not working (Message 1561369)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Happens only on Intel HD Graphics, no cure unless Intel fix the OpenGL in the drivers to follow standards (it was working in old drivers (~2 years ago))

You would found the answer just by simple Google:
https://www.google.com/#q=Frequency-Time-Power+graph
23) Questions and Answers : GPU applications : ATI GPU loops at 21.611 % for almost all units (Message 1561366)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile BilBg
Did you try cold-reboot (shutdown, switch-off electricity, wait a minute, switch-on computer)

What is shown in SIV and other monitoring programs? (you never posted any pictures)

Try to just change/swap the slots of the 2 identical cards (card that is now device #0 put in PCIe slot where the working card is)

Do the problem follow the card?
Or the problem stay on the same slot? (i.e. again device #0 show problem but this time it is in fact the other card)

It may be just some dirty pin in the PCIe slot that do not make good contact.
24) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1560979)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
Did you try the v7.02 app on Beta? It is based on build r2601.

The last I try was this build (AP7_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2567_oclFFT_11.12drv_issue_fix.7z):
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2185&postid=51771#51771

It works in offline test


My computer is attached to Beta but the problem is (copy from my PM to Raistmer):

I try to run some stock ATI AstroPulse tasks on SETI@home Beta but I don't receive any
It seems there is no plan class for ATI AMD + old BOINC
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/apps.php

For NVIDIA there are cuda_opencl_100 and opencl_nvidia_100
For ATI only opencl_ati_100

Do you know why there is no ati_opencl_100 (which I think is the plan class name used for old BOINC)?
If ATI + old BOINC is not banned for purpose can you ask Eric to add ati_opencl_100 plan class for AstroPulse?

Is there a way to fake the BOINC version reported to the server?


I understand Russian so Raistmer answers in a 'common' language ;)

Привет.
Я Эрику про это уже писал. Собственно, для NV план по моей просьбе он и добавил.
С АТи пока думает как лучше сделать. У АТи есть битые драйвера - как их под BOINC 6 исключать - непонятно...
25) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1560973)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
I can see this:

<venue name="work">
<resource_share>8</resource_share>
<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>
<no_ati>1</no_ati>
<no_cuda>1</no_cuda>
<no_intel_gpu>0</no_intel_gpu>
<project_specific>
.......
<app_id>2</app_id>
<app_id>11</app_id>
</project_specific>
</venue>

So it looks OK, this translates to:

Use CPU no
Use ATI GPU no
Use NVIDIA GPU no
Use Intel GPU yes

SETI@home Enhanced: yes
SETI@home v7: yes
AstroPulse v6: no
If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? no


So remind us - what does the computer that is put in Location/venue "work" do when the above Preferences are in effect?

I see it have SETI@home v7 v7.03 (opencl_intel_gpu_sah) tasks - so where is the problem you see?:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=7285344


Note: with so low <resource_share>8</resource_share> there will be times (days) when the computer will not get any tasks from SETI@home
(I presume you have Resource share 100 on PrimeGrid)


P.S.
Don't confuse SETI@home preferences and Computing preferences

Only the Computing preferences have the line:
"These preferences do not apply to Android devices"
26) Message boards : Number crunching : Question about GPU usage and optimized apps (Message 1560966)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
I just started, with a fresh new BOINC manager ...

Welcome back after 1.589 years of absence ;)
27) Message boards : Number crunching : Lunatics Windows Installer v0.42 Release Notes (Message 1560953)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
Add also this issue:
AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r2058 ... r2567
Fail on Catalyst 11.12 on Windows XP


AP6_win_x86_SSE2_OpenCL_ATI_r1843 works OK

Windows XP
AMD ATI Radeon HD 6570 (NI TURKS) [ASUS EAH6570/DI/1GD3(LP)]
Catalyst 11.12

==============

I reported this in PM to Raistmer on 16 Jul 2014
Next day I posted the copy of PM here (in the middle of the post):
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=74864&postid=1543057#1543057

Then it was also reported by TBar (18 Jul 2014):
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2182&postid=51630#51630

Then the 'debug session' was here (I continued in PMs because no RAC on SETI@home Beta):
"oclFFT's -34 failure in last AP builds debugging":
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/forum_thread.php?id=2185
 
28) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Terminated EC2 instance and return of WU (Message 1559900)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
That's why I'm looking for a way to abort/cancel/terminate assigned WU from my account and allow a reassignment to others (or myself).

Sorry, not possible to abort tasks from account/web/browser (nor "to reset the project")

The situation you describe is similar as if (on local computer) HDD dies, right?
No any data from BOINC left in your possession?
Even in backup?
29) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Terminated EC2 instance and return of WU (Message 1559847)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
What are 'Amazon spot instances' and how they 'work'?

I try to read this:
http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/purchasing-options/spot-instances/

... but it seems too business/economy language and I hate it and refuse to read (this is the first time in years I refuse to read something)

I think I know BOINC well but never heard of 'Amazon spot instances'
If you don't explain better I doubt anyone here will be able to help.

"Is there a way to return them manually to avoid waiting until deadline ?"
'return' what?
What do you mean by 'return'?
30) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Estimated time to complete Astropulse tasks (Message 1559839)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile BilBg
AstroPulse tasks are available in large quantity usually only ~2 days a week
Consult this link:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_status.html

Look at 'Splitter status' - right column Astropulse
If there is green - AstroPulse WUs are generated
If all is (done) - there will be 'pause' of 5-10 days with no new AstroPulse WUs

In that 'pause' period you may get 'just one or two occasionally' - they are 'old' tasks that did some kind of error on another computer so next copy was sent (this time to you)

In BOINC Manager the 'new' tasks names end with .wu_0 or .wu_1
The 'old' tasks names end with .wu_2 .wu_3 .wu_4 ...
31) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1559357)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
Will changing <no_cpu> to 1 keep it that way or will a server update eventually override it?

Every update (e.g. to ask for tasks) will overwrite it


If you have set Location you have to have <venue name="XXXXXXX"> ..... </venue> section and inside it the 'special' settings for this Location/venue:
<project_preferences> <resource_share>100</resource_share> <no_cpu>0</no_cpu> <no_ati>0</no_ati> <no_cuda>0</no_cuda> <project_specific> <format_preset>Custom</format_preset> <text_style>Pillars</text_style> <graph_style>Surface</graph_style> <max_cpu>10</max_cpu> <grow_time>10</grow_time> <hold_time>5</hold_time> <graph_alpha>0.7</graph_alpha> <roll_period>0</roll_period> <roll_range>0</roll_range> <pitch_period>0</pitch_period> <pitch_range>0</pitch_range> <starfield_size>0</starfield_size> <starfield_speed>0</starfield_speed> <color_preset>Rainbow</color_preset> <start_hue>0</start_hue> <hue_change>1</hue_change> <app_id>2</app_id> <app_id>11</app_id> <app_id>12</app_id> <allow_non_preferred_apps>1</allow_non_preferred_apps> </project_specific> <venue name="school"> <resource_share>500</resource_share> <no_cpu>0</no_cpu> <no_ati>0</no_ati> <no_cuda>0</no_cuda> <project_specific> <format_preset>Custom</format_preset> <text_style>Pillars</text_style> <graph_style>Surface</graph_style> <max_cpu>10</max_cpu> <grow_time>10</grow_time> <hold_time>5</hold_time> <graph_alpha>0.7</graph_alpha> <roll_period>0</roll_period> <roll_range>0</roll_range> <pitch_period>0</pitch_period> <pitch_range>0</pitch_range> <starfield_size>0</starfield_size> <starfield_speed>0</starfield_speed> <color_preset>Rainbow</color_preset> <start_hue>0</start_hue> <hue_change>1</hue_change> <app_id>12</app_id> <allow_non_preferred_apps>1</allow_non_preferred_apps> </project_specific> </venue> </project_preferences>
32) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1559350)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
OK, I checked my files:

It seems 'Use Intel GPU' is in the 'SETI@home preferences' web page
but the value is not passed to BOINC

On SETI@home Beta it is passed (according to my files, using BOINC 6.10.58)

In account_setiathome.berkeley.edu.xml

<no_cpu>0</no_cpu>
<no_ati>0</no_ati>
<no_cuda>0</no_cuda>


In account_setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu_beta.xml

<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>
<no_ati>0</no_ati>
<no_cuda>0</no_cuda>
<no_intel_gpu>0</no_intel_gpu>


In account_einstein.phys.uwm.edu.xml

<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>
<no_ati>0</no_ati>
<no_cuda>0</no_cuda>
<no_intel_gpu>0</no_intel_gpu>
<no_cpu>1</no_cpu>
33) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1559342)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
When you look at this link:
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/hosts_user.php

... what is shown in 'Location' column?
34) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1559338)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
... but they're both following the default preferences.

How do you know?

If you think that 'Use CPU no' will stop immediately CPU processing - it is not like that.
'Use CPU no' only stops getting new tasks for CPU (those you already have will be computed as usual)
35) Message boards : Number crunching : I Can't connect (Message 1559221)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
See if reading these have similarity to your problem:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=8972&postid=53463#53463

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=9168
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=9116
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=8385
36) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA Versions (Message 1559213)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
What I am going to do as add the
-sleep_time switch to my ap_cmdline_etc.txt file ...

There is no such switch!

ReadMe_AstroPulse_OpenCL_NV.txt

-use_sleep :Results in additional Sleep() calls to yield CPU to other processes. Can affect performance. Experimentation required.
37) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Getting Started in being a Beta Tester (Message 1559209)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile BilBg
You just paste this as Project URL:
http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/
38) Questions and Answers : Preferences : Computers not following preferences (Message 1559089)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile BilBg
 
Which exact Preferences "computer is also disobeying"?:
Computing preferences
SETI@home preferences

Do you have global_prefs_override.xml file?
In this case you use Local preferences

Check also the Activity Menu (to be set '... based on preferences')
BOINC Manager Menu
 
39) Message boards : Number crunching : SIV64 (Message 1558575)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile BilBg
the 4 temps from left to right are, Current , Average , Minimum , Maximum

You talk about ToolTip (if mouse is over 'temp on the right side')
The ToolTip columns are clear what they mean

The question was not about the info on that ToolTip
The (already answered) question was "WHAT does this temp on the right side mean" = where this temp is read from
40) Message boards : Number crunching : Testing Multiple GPU's Server, but Asteroid is down for several days. Other projects using cuda to crunch? (Message 1558145)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile BilBg
When asking questions like that don't expect people to go and check your computers
You have to stress that you use only Linux


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