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1) Message boards : Number crunching : AP 7 7.04 units download, start, then go to 'waiting to run' (Message 1585717)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
jschoepf - it sounds like your problem is the same as (or very similar to) the one I had. See which graphics drivers you're using and whether you can update them.

In the meantime, from BOINC/Projects tab/SETI@home, you can go to "Your account", then to SETI@home settings and change them so that your computer does not receive Astropulse v7 units. You may have to untick the box that says something like 'Accept other kinds of workunits if none of those selected are available'. That should stop you getting more and more units until you fix your problem.

Graham
2) Message boards : Number crunching : AP 7 7.04 units download, start, then go to 'waiting to run' (Message 1585715)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Claggy - you're right. The SETI@home site is now displaying the new driver information. Thanks again.

Graham
3) Message boards : Number crunching : AP 7 7.04 units download, start, then go to 'waiting to run' (Message 1585375)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
OK - AMD display driver(s) updated and Astropulse 7 7.04 unit now happily running.

The SETI@home site still shows the old driver on the 'Your Computers' page (I'm not sure if that info will eventually be updated automatically). That's where I took the information from, so if my driver had ever autoupdated it might not have been quite so old. But it was clearly too old for v7 units. If anyone's interested, this is what my BOINC event log now tells me I'm using:

11/10/2014 19:11:51 | | CAL: ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6520G/6530D/6550D/6620G (SuperSumo) (CAL version 1.4.1848, 512MB, 479MB available, 960 GFLOPS peak)
11/10/2014 19:11:51 | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon HD 6520G/6530D/6550D/6620G (SuperSumo) (driver version 1573.4 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1573.4), 512MB, 479MB available, 960 GFLOPS peak)
11/10/2014 19:11:51 | | OpenCL CPU: AMD A8-3850 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (OpenCL driver vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., driver version 1573.4 (sse2), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1573.4))


Thanks everyone.

Graham
4) Message boards : Number crunching : AP 7 7.04 units download, start, then go to 'waiting to run' (Message 1585355)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Yes - CPU units are running.

Graham
5) Message boards : Number crunching : AP 7 7.04 units download, start, then go to 'waiting to run' (Message 1585353)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Thanks Claggy. I'll see if I can update the driver.

Graham
6) Message boards : Number crunching : AP 7 7.04 units download, start, then go to 'waiting to run' (Message 1585350)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Ah - I've just seen there's a message when I hover the mouse over a 'Waiting to run' unit. It says, "Scheduler wait: unsupported OpenCL runtime".

Anything I can do about that? Or should I just abort the units and turn off acceptance of AP v7 until this particular version of OpenCL is supported?

Graham
7) Message boards : Number crunching : AP 7 7.04 units download, start, then go to 'waiting to run' (Message 1585347)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Graham Thomas
Apologies if I should have added this to the 'AP7' thread, but that thread looks like it's dealing with different issues.

In the last day or so I've had a lot of downloads of AP 7 7.04. They start to run, but then (after about a second) they straightaway go into 'Waiting to run'. The next time the project updates, BOINC sees that I have no AP units running on the GPU and downloads some more.

I can tell SETI@home not to accept v7 units, but I'd prefer to find out how to get them to run. What can I do?

I'm running stock Windows BOINC 7.2.42 (x64) on an AMD CPU with built-in Radeon GPU. Specs are as follows:

AuthenticAMD
AMD A8-3850 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics [Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0]
(4 processors)

AMD AMD Radeon HD 6520G/6530D/6550D/6620G (SuperSumo) (512MB) driver: 1.4.1417 OpenCL: 1.1

I've checked my preferences and have tried restarting BOINC, and then restarting the PC. Still no joy.

Graham
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Multibeam WU appears to end processing but doesn't stop running - general problem? (Message 822048)
Posted 22 Oct 2008 by Profile Graham Thomas
Thanks. That's worth a try.

Graham
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Multibeam WU appears to end processing but doesn't stop running - general problem? (Message 821899)
Posted 22 Oct 2008 by Profile Graham Thomas
Every so often (but twice in the past two days, which is why I'm writing) I get a Seti work unit that seems to reach its conclusion (either 100% or 99.997% complete, and no more graphics action) but never stops running. Normally my WUs take either just over an hour or just over four hours, but one of these rogues can go on for over 24 hours.

So I abort, but then of course don't get any credit. Is this a general problem or is it something to do with my setup? (I'm running an Athlon 64 3200 - I know AMD chips take longer to process Astropulse units but I haven't seen any issues relating to multibeam ones.) Should I abort or will the unit eventually complete?

Graham
10) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 24108)
Posted 9 Sep 2004 by Profile Graham Thomas
Would it be possible for the BOINC Webmaster(s) to put a notice about the Win98 issues and the availability of 4.08 or newer versions on the home page, so that it stays there until it's deliberately taken down?

The original notice has now scrolled off the first screen, but people running pre-XP Windows are clearly still downloading 4.05 and having their computers crash - see the 'Questions & Problems / Windows' forum. Also, people are still asking for the location of the new alpha versions, which means that kind people in the forums have to keep answering the same question.

Graham
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Graham Thomas
Innovation Studies
University of East London, UK
11) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 4 and Win98 (Message 20878)
Posted 1 Sep 2004 by Profile Graham Thomas
I've had the Win98 problems with 4.05 too, and don't really have anything to add on the main issues. One thing I've seen that nobody's yet mentioned, though:

After my first 4.05 crash, every time I started BOINC 4.05 (I don't do this any more!) I was getting messages from ZoneAlarm saying 'boinc_gui is trying to act as a server' and 'boinc_gui is trying to access the trusted zone'. I didn't get this from 3.20, and I didn't get it from 4.05 when I installed it (i.e. before the first upload and the first triggering of the slowdown/crash problem).

Allowing or denying this access didn't seem to make any difference to Boinc's behaviour.

I'm hoping this will either turn out to be normal v4 practice or that it will go away when I download v4.06 or higher (I'm going to wait a little while before doing this, as I don't have much time to devote to Boinc right now).

Anyone else seen anything similar?
Graham Thomas
Innovation Studies
University of East London, UK
12) Questions and Answers : Getting started : Can't attach to project - account problem or server problem? (Message 2680)
Posted 29 Jun 2004 by Profile Graham Thomas
I'm up and running at home, but when I tried just now (Tues 3.30pm in UK) to attach from my work machine I got 'BOINC failed to log in.. Check your account ID' in the alert box, and 'Message from server - server has software problem' in Messages. So, is the problem at my end or the server's? I'm pretty sure I'm pasting in the URL & account ID correctly. I don't think I need to use a proxy from here - I didn't need it for SAH 'classic'. Any suggestions?

Graham Thomas
Innovation Studies
University of East London, UK


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