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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Looking for new Lunatics installer (Message 1311626)
Posted 635 days ago by Profile lupo
I recently had a crash of my main CUDA workstation, loosing all of my data. (The windows system image did not work, thanks Microsoft!)

Anyway, I checked the Lunatics site but was unable to locate the installer for their Seti optimizer. Can someone please provide me with a link to the Lunatics software? Or if someone knows a better optimizer for Seti, please let me know and I'll give it a try.

Anyway, if anyone has a link to the Lunatics software please let me know. For reference, my system is running Windows 7 enterprise 64 bit with 12 gigs if ram and 12 TB in a RAID 5 array.

Thanks in advance everyone.


Adam
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with GTX470 temps running SETI (Message 1226573)
Posted 852 days ago by Profile lupo
I have already checked the cards physically and blown the heat sinks out with canned air. The room temps have not changed.

I use the EVGA tool which automatically sets the fan speeds but I can see in my cad gadget that the fans are at 100%.

Very strange. This is why I was hoping that I cold just down-clock the card to get the temps down. Besides that I'm out of ideas. :(
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with GTX470 temps running SETI (Message 1226568)
Posted 852 days ago by Profile lupo
No, room temps have not changed. So are you saying that the shader, memory and core infrequence will not slow down the processioning of the SETI WU?

Second, winch one of the settings should I change? How much can the cards the be overclocked without affecting the WU processing too much?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with GTX470 temps running SETI (Message 1226534)
Posted 852 days ago by Profile lupo
I have been using CUDA and the SETI project for almost a year now. When I have the client running at 100% (all 12 processor cores and the two GTX 470's) the processor never gets above about 115f and the cards would always be around 60c. (One car would always be about 10c higher than the other. The card further back in the system would be at about 50c.)

In the past few weeks though, the video cards are getting out of control with their heat. (I have checked the cards for blocked fans, loose heat-sink, etc. Everything looks fine physically.) When I run the client within 10 minutes the top card will get over 90c with the secondary card getting to about 70c.

I am running the latest nvidia drivers and the latest BOINC client. Here is my question:

Are there changes I can make to the clock frequencies of the card that will drop the temps but not decrease the processing power of the cards. Or, are the clock frequencies affect the performance of BOINC on the cards?

Thanks in advance!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Shutting Down the "Big Rigs" (Message 1179022)
Posted 989 days ago by Profile lupo
I'm in the same boat when it comes to now doing work for SETI any more. I already had 1 high end system dedicated to SETI processing and after another $7k investment I built a beast of a CUDA system specifically to help out with SETI. After I finally got the server built SETI really stared having problems. For the first 10 days of the system being built I couldn't download any WU from SETI! Now the issues with SETI have been dragging on for months and I STILL am unable to reliably download data from the SETI servers.

As someone that knows how to build and maintain high availability data centers I can't believe how shoddy of a setup the folks at SETI appear to be running. If I remember correctly, a few months ago there was a serious problem with the servers because they did not have something as simple as a stable battery backup!

So now, I have pretty much given up on SETI and have just been processing Einsein@home. I never seem to have any issues getting WU from their servers.:/

Honestly I don't think lack of funding is the only problem, I think it is also the people handling the architecture and current operation of the SETI servers.

Overall, I just feel sad about this situation. I'll keep SETI in my work queue as I crunch for Einstein and hopefully get some Wu here and there. Please get your act together SETI. Your work is very import ant and there are many of us who want to help. When after so many months you still are experiencing the same issues over and over it appears to people on the out side that you don't really care, therefore why should we all care about dedicating our resources to help.

6) Message boards : Number crunching : No "Messages" tab in new boinc software (Message 1141509)
Posted 1112 days ago by Profile lupo
Awesome! Thanks!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : No "Messages" tab in new boinc software (Message 1141497)
Posted 1112 days ago by Profile lupo
He everyone. Due to some outside issues I just now have just gotten back into Boinc. installed the new version if BOINC but unfortunately this new version is n=missing the "Messages" tab, and I REALLY miss that functionality.

Does anyone know how to get this tab back, or if there is a file created each time BOIONC starts that has the same Info?

Thanks in advance for the help1

AC
8) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1063545)
Posted 1336 days ago by Profile lupo
I tried stress testing the GPU's again and ran DNET on the 3 GPU's for 18 hours straight without a single crash. I also tried running BOINC with my anti-virus turned off and it crashed within 20 minutes.

I guess I could try disabling hyper threading but then I'm loosing half of what my 980 can do :(

I also tried disabling that C1 something setting that was suggested on the other forum and that didn't help.

If I run BOINC with the GPU's disabled it can run all 12 cores of the processor constantly without a BSOD.

Like I also said before, it's strange because my XPS system with the Q6600 and 2 GTX 470's runs for days on end without issue.


You are not losing what your 980 can do. You system should be dominated by the GPU's. I have the same processor, and although it worked fine at Einstein with hyperthreading, it would not work with SETI, regardless of clock speeds. Turn off hyperthreading, and see what happens. It seems to be the combination of some 980 chips, and multiple Fermi's running SETI. Look at my RAC, hyperthreading is shut off, and I am running only two GPU's. Your's should out perform mine with 3 GPU's. It seems that in this situation, hyperthreading is slowing you down, not speeding you up. My system was crashing constantly until I turned off hyperthreading. Your CPU crunch times will decrease, and you can get more clock speed to make up for the lack of the 12 CPU threads. It is certainly worth an experiment.

Steve



I can't believe it, but it looks like Steve was right. I disabled HT and I have been running SETI trouble free without any BSODs. I am missing 6 threads of processing, but at least the CPU 6 cores work with the 3 GTX 470's without crashing every 20-3 hours so it's a plus.


Now, what would cause this? Is this a bug is the BOINC software? Do you think a later release will fix this?


Thanks,

Adam

9) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1062249)
Posted 1340 days ago by Profile lupo
I'll try turning off ht to see if it helps. For now I just let my old xps run 4 threads on the CPU and 2 gtx 470'S and run SETI on all 12 threads on the new 980x CPU and use the 3 gpu's for dnet. (I can still hit about a billion keys per sec just on the gpu's alone.)
10) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1061898)
Posted 1340 days ago by Profile lupo
I can't see how it can be the cards. Google search distributed.net and see what it does. When it's running it's running all 3 cards at 99-100% and it NEVER crashes.It's doing almost 2 billion keys per sec. I also moved some of the cards to the XPS and there were no issues.

i really think it's nothing with BOINC and this system. Such a strange problem. I configured seti to run 2 WU per card and it still only runs each card at 80-90%. Temps are around 70c stable.

If I wanted to run each card individually, how do I configure that in cc_config file?

Oh, and the PSU is a top end antec 1200W job. I can check my APC UPS and see that it's only drawing like 600w when everything is maxed.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1061885)
Posted 1340 days ago by Profile lupo
I tried stress testing the GPU's again and ran DNET on the 3 GPU's for 18 hours straight without a single crash. I also tried running BOINC with my anti-virus turned off and it crashed within 20 minutes.

I guess I could try disabling hyper threading but then I'm loosing half of what my 980 can do :(

I also tried disabling that C1 something setting that was suggested on the other forum and that didn't help.

If I run BOINC with the GPU's disabled it can run all 12 cores of the processor constantly without a BSOD.

Like I also said before, it's strange because my XPS system with the Q6600 and 2 GTX 470's runs for days on end without issue.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1061880)
Posted 1340 days ago by Profile lupo
I'll do one better:

I had another group of guys working with me on this. I had posted the mini-dumps to their systems so they could look through them. If you want to see the dump I can find a hosting site and put it there but here's a link to all the info on the dump:


http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-debugging/133102-new-sudden-bsod-dxgmms1-sys.html#post1145587

13) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1061363)
Posted 1341 days ago by Profile lupo
I tried posting this in another thread but it seems to have been lost:

I want to try downgrading to an earlier version of BOINC but I don't want to loose all my WU. Can someone please instruct me how to save my WU so I can run them under the earlier version of boinc once I have it installed or will this create problems?

can I just copy the seti folder and move it back?

14) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1061358)
Posted 1341 days ago by Profile lupo
This is how strange this issue is:

1. I can run other CUDA tasks like DNET, max each of the three GPU's at 100% for HOURS and no BSOD.

2. I can enable SLI and play games for HOURS without the BSOD

It only seems to be BOINC related SETI stuff that BSOD the system after anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. So strange.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Constant BSOD with current versioon of BOINC, want to try downgrading to earlier version, how do i save my WU? (Message 1060966)
Posted 1342 days ago by Profile lupo
Since it seems that the only thing that could be causing all of the BSOD I get when I run CUDA and BOINC and SETI I want to try an earlier version of BOINC. I don't want to loose all my work units tho.

Can someone please instruct me how to save my current WU and get them running again under an earlier version of boinc.

I'm running windows 7 x64 enterprise.

Thanks

Adam
16) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1059063)
Posted 1348 days ago by Profile lupo
I did a fresh install of windows 7 and wiped BOINC and reinstalled BOINC and lunatic. Im hoping that the issue has now gone away. I guess Ill know for sure once they start distributing WU. I got 3 tonight which I ripped through in like 30 minute so I'll need something more substantial. IIRC, they are back online tomorrow.

For tonight I'll juts run the GPU's doing dnet. That will stress then hard. I'm running a 1200W PSU and I can tell from the APC I ave it plugged into that it;s not drawing more than 700W at any given time so it's not that.

Thank for the help thought guys. Appreciate it.

17) Message boards : Number crunching : BSOD with Seti, tried reinstall of everything... (Message 1058811)
Posted 1349 days ago by Profile lupo
So I was getting regular BSOD when running SETI with the GPU tasks. I decided I would just format my machine (it needed it) and do a clean reinstall. I zipped up all my WU and set them aside and put them back in place once I put BOINC and Lunatic's back on the machine. I noticed that SETI will not process these 3K or so WU I saved. Maybe it has something with them being associated with the different version of software, I'm not sure.

Does anyone know how to get the WU working again under this new install of BOINC. I put them back in the same folder as before but BOINC does not see them nor it is downloading nay new WU (guess servers are down again)..

Thanks,

Adam

Edit:

Figured It would be a good idea to post my messages:

12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Starting BOINC client version 6.10.58 for windows_x86_64
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Libraries: libcurl/7.19.7 OpenSSL/0.9.8l zlib/1.2.3
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Data directory: E:\ProgramData\BOINC
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Running under account lupo
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Processor: 12 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU X 980 @ 3.33GHz [Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2]
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Processor: 256.00 KB cache
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 syscall nx lm vmx tm2 popcnt aes pbe
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Enterprise x64 Edition, (06.01.7600.00)
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Memory: 5.99 GB physical, 11.98 GB virtual
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Disk: 186.31 GB total, 170.04 GB free
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Local time is UTC -5 hours
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 470 (driver version 26099, CUDA version 3020, compute capability 2.0, 1249MB, 726 GFLOPS peak)
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM NVIDIA GPU 1: GeForce GTX 470 (driver version 26099, CUDA version 3020, compute capability 2.0, 1249MB, 726 GFLOPS peak)
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM NVIDIA GPU 2: GeForce GTX 470 (driver version 26099, CUDA version 3020, compute capability 2.0, 1248MB, 726 GFLOPS peak)
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM SETI@home Found app_info.xml; using anonymous platform
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM AQUA@home URL http://aqua.dwavesys.com/; Computer ID 82466; resource share 100
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM SETI@home URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 5707955; resource share 100
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM SETI@home General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 21-Dec-2010 23:08:43)
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM SETI@home Host location: none
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM SETI@home General prefs: using your defaults
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Reading preferences override file
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Preferences:
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM max memory usage when active: 4908.06MB
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM max memory usage when idle: 5521.57MB
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM max disk usage: 50.00GB
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM (to change preferences, visit the web site of an attached project, or select Preferences in the Manager)
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Not using a proxy
12/22/2010 2:22:06 PM Suspending computation - user request
18) Message boards : Number crunching : How is the WU sitiation? Need to reinstall and don;t wan to get stuck without work (Message 1058390)
Posted 1350 days ago by Profile lupo
I have been experiencing random BSOD on my main cruncher. I'm not sure but I think it's related to my GPU's. (Even through they are only running at about 70c full load and have the latest divers.)

If I do a clean install and blow away the WU I have will I get an immediate download of WU or is there a shortage? I zipped up my current WU directory so I can put them on the new box but I am trying to eliminate any issue that can be relates to the BSOD.

It seems to be related to directx failure of some sore. Also, when I run 1 WU per gpu is seems OK. When I run 2 per GPU is get crashes.

If anyone is tough enough and is ready try to sort this out I can post the dump file and some of the other links to the error. I would really appreciate the help if someone can provide it.

Cheers!

Adam

19) Message boards : Number crunching : My system is suddenly BSOD. It only happens when i have he GPU;s running, CPUs seem fine. Is there a way to save the WU? (Message 1057765)
Posted 1352 days ago by Profile lupo
How to I make sure i do it that way? Where I don't run one copy? Do I overwrite what is install by default when I install boinc?


20) Message boards : Number crunching : My system is suddenly BSOD. It only happens when i have he GPU;s running, CPUs seem fine. Is there a way to save the WU? (Message 1057728)
Posted 1353 days ago by Profile lupo
Can I save the seti folder with all the WU and reinstall BOINC and then copy over the boinc folder and copy the WI wit it? That way I don't have to wait to download 400 WU again?

Adam


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