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Message 1071717 - Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 22:45:51 UTC
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Message 1071720 - Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 22:59:11 UTC

It's like Christmas morning for all of us ATI/AMD Users!! :)

I'd like to send Raistmer a HUGE thanks for all the work he does with the ATI apps. He's been sending me betas for a few weeks now and each one has been better and faster than the last. I'm so glad that other ATI users can join the party now. I have a 6950 sitting here that will get to put this application through the paces starting tomorrow, along with my 5870 and 5770.

Now get busy ATI owners, we have a LOT of catching up to do! ;)


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Message 1071726 - Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 23:21:46 UTC - in response to Message 1071720.  

I have a 6950 sitting here that will get to put this application through the paces starting tomorrow, along with my 5870 and 5770.


:)

But be careful with HD6950, our beta not covered HD6xxx well enough, 6xxx GPUs (and their buggy drivers ;) ) are zone of risk :)
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Message 1071729 - Posted: 28 Jan 2011, 23:25:48 UTC - in response to Message 1071720.  

What would be a better and compatible match, a 4850 and 5870, or 5770 and 5870?
Ondifference, the 5770 cards are Single Precision, It looked if both card-type would work.
Still probable better to use the 5770 & 5870 GPU; WIN XP32BIT Pro; Q6600 CPU.

I'll start up testing the AP, cause I've did this before, but an (ATI)MB is new, so another challenge, the cards are 'only doing Collatz C.', time for something different.
On my XP64 host, CPU(@3.5GHz), DRAM 5.5.5.14-2T; 385MHz(Stick);FSB 1535MHz)
GTX470+GTX480 (stock)Aircooled(No Case?!?)

Had problems with the 4850 and 5870 with SDK 2.3, GPUz displayed, 'nothing'
, which appeared to be right after 100 DnetC WU's, probably much more, too fast,
SETI WU's, too. By then, I thought to take a few days off............
But my question remains, a 4850+5870 or 5770+5870???


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Message 1071740 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 0:01:14 UTC - in response to Message 1071729.  

Well, seti only needs single-precision. However, if you want to do other distributed computing tasks, you'll need to look into whether they require single or double precision. Honestly, you might be better off saving your dollars and getting another 5870, or 5850 rather than a 4870 or 57xx. That way you have double precision, and if you game, you can run them in SLI, which would make you a bit more future-resistant (nothing is future-proof, unfortunately). The 58xx series is dropping in price right now as the companies are trying to get them off the shelves in order to make room for the 6xxx series from AMD.

If you're stuck on the 48xx vs the 57xx, and you don't need double precision, then I'd say the 57xx, but if it were me, I'd get a 58xx. :)
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Message 1071741 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 0:02:55 UTC - in response to Message 1071726.  

I have a 6950 sitting here that will get to put this application through the paces starting tomorrow, along with my 5870 and 5770.


:)

But be careful with HD6950, our beta not covered HD6xxx well enough, 6xxx GPUs (and their buggy drivers ;) ) are zone of risk :)



Yeah, I know, but that's half the fun of it! I love making things work. If it does work, it should be quite snappy too. :)

But ty for the warning.
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Message 1071746 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 0:23:50 UTC - in response to Message 1071729.  

But my question remains, a 4850+5870 or 5770+5870???


5770+5870 is better.
With 2 HD5xxx cars you will be able to use HD5 build on both and with HD4xxx+HD5xxx you will be limited with non-HD5 build for both GPUs.
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Message 1071747 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 0:27:50 UTC - in response to Message 1071741.  

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Well, seti only needs single-precision. However, if you want to do other distributed computing tasks, you'll need to look into whether they require single or double precision. Honestly, you might be better off saving your dollars and getting another 5870, or 5850 rather than a 4870 or 57xx. That way you have double precision, and if you game, you can run them in SLI, which would make you a bit more future-resistant (nothing is future-proof, unfortunately). The 58xx series is dropping in price right now as the companies are trying to get them off the shelves in order to make room for the 6xxx series from AMD.

If you're stuck on the 48xx vs the 57xx, and you don't need double precision, then I'd say the 57xx, but if it were me, I'd get a 58xx. :)
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[quote][quote] I have a 6950 sitting here that will get to put this application through the paces starting tomorrow, along with my 5870 and 5770.


:)

But be careful with HD6950, our beta not covered HD6xxx well enough, 6xxx GPUs (and their buggy drivers ;) ) are zone of risk :)



Yeah, I know, but that's half the fun of it! I love making things work. If it does work, it should be quite snappy too. :)

But ty for the warning.



Well, then a 5770 & 5870 will be the 'better match', both 5000 series.
Attempting to set it all up, drivers, SDK 2.3?, required?

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Message 1071754 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 1:17:10 UTC - in response to Message 1071740.  

Well, seti only needs single-precision. However, if you want to do other distributed computing tasks, you'll need to look into whether they require single or double precision. Honestly, you might be better off saving your dollars and getting another 5870, or 5850 rather than a 4870 or 57xx. That way you have double precision, and if you game, you can run them in SLI, which would make you a bit more future-resistant (nothing is future-proof, unfortunately). The 58xx series is dropping in price right now as the companies are trying to get them off the shelves in order to make room for the 6xxx series from AMD.

If you're stuck on the 48xx vs the 57xx, and you don't need double precision, then I'd say the 57xx, but if it were me, I'd get a 58xx. :)

xfx 5850's are getting very cheap. I paid $350+ for my 5850 and they are now around $200


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Message 1071760 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 1:25:52 UTC

I am also re-hosting the app along with the partial app_info and instructions on my web site.

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Message 1071771 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 1:43:00 UTC

about a week to late. Darn should've waited.
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Message 1071823 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 3:49:41 UTC
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Is their any chance of an SSE1 build for anyone like me daft enough to be still running an XP 3000 rig (or similar box) like me.
GPU is a 4650 in an AGP slot.
I have been watching the beta testing thread in the hope that i could crunch MB on that GPU, maybe should have spoken sooner.

edit - OS is XP home 32 bit.
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Message 1071857 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 6:58:02 UTC

Thank you oh gods of MultiBeam! :-D

Now that my HD5750 can crunch more than AP, I have to figure out what to do with the new GTS450 that arrived today.
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Message 1071883 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 8:55:57 UTC - in response to Message 1071823.  

Is their any chance of an SSE1 build for anyone like me daft enough to be still running an XP 3000 rig (or similar box) like me.
GPU is a 4650 in an AGP slot.
I have been watching the beta testing thread in the hope that i could crunch MB on that GPU, maybe should have spoken sooner.

edit - OS is XP home 32 bit.

Could you check if such config can run OpenCL apps at all?
Try to install ATi SDK 2.3 on it then run CLInfo from that SDK. Try to run other pre-compiled samples - will they run?
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Message 1071893 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 10:02:15 UTC - in response to Message 1071883.  
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Is their any chance of an SSE1 build for anyone like me daft enough to be still running an XP 3000 rig (or similar box) like me.
GPU is a 4650 in an AGP slot.
I have been watching the beta testing thread in the hope that i could crunch MB on that GPU, maybe should have spoken sooner.

edit - OS is XP home 32 bit.

Could you check if such config can run OpenCL apps at all?
Try to install ATi SDK 2.3 on it then run CLInfo from that SDK. Try to run other pre-compiled samples - will they run?

I already have my XP3200 with it's HD4650 configured with Cat 10.12 (AGP Hotfix version) and SDK_2.3,
GPU-Z doesn't report OpenCL support, and CLinfo crashes on start, so it looks like both our hosts are going to be limited to doing Hybrid Astropulse only,

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Message 1071928 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 13:53:16 UTC - in response to Message 1071893.  


5770+5870 is better.
With 2 HD5xxx cars you will be able to use HD5 build on both and with HD4xxx+HD5xxx you will be limited with non-HD5 build for both GPUs.


That's what I wanted to know/confirmed.
Have to reseat CPU-Cooler and switch 4850 with 5770, then install driver and SDK
2.3 and try it.

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Message 1071931 - Posted: 29 Jan 2011, 13:56:49 UTC - in response to Message 1071928.  


5770+5870 is better.
With 2 HD5xxx cars you will be able to use HD5 build on both and with HD4xxx+HD5xxx you will be limited with non-HD5 build for both GPUs.


That's what I wanted to know/confirmed.
Have to reseat CPU-Cooler and switch 4850 with 5770, then install driver and SDK
2.3 and try it.

Separate SDK 2.3 install not required, APP drivers include SDK,

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Message 1072151 - Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 4:53:22 UTC - in response to Message 1071893.  

Is their any chance of an SSE1 build for anyone like me daft enough to be still running an XP 3000 rig (or similar box) like me.
GPU is a 4650 in an AGP slot.
I have been watching the beta testing thread in the hope that i could crunch MB on that GPU, maybe should have spoken sooner.

edit - OS is XP home 32 bit.

Could you check if such config can run OpenCL apps at all?
Try to install ATi SDK 2.3 on it then run CLInfo from that SDK. Try to run other pre-compiled samples - will they run?

I already have my XP3200 with it's HD4650 configured with Cat 10.12 (AGP Hotfix version) and SDK_2.3,
GPU-Z doesn't report OpenCL support, and CLinfo crashes on start, so it looks like both our hosts are going to be limited to doing Hybrid Astropulse only,

Claggy


The system and software are almost identical to Claggy`s and has the same results.
I have played with this thing all day and had a good read on AMD site (and anywhere i could google to) the 4650 has only `beta` support for opencl app`s, so long story short i have no chance of it working, SSE3 is a must have for this app.
unfortunatly i think i have broken somthing today as the gpu and memory clock speeds keep varying to as little as 165 mhz instead of 600mhz, though that is somthing for a differant thread tommorow.
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Message 1072232 - Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 6:17:12 UTC - in response to Message 1072151.  

, so long story short i have no chance of it working, SSE3 is a must have for this app.

SSEx is a CPU instruction set, not GPU.

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Message 1072280 - Posted: 30 Jan 2011, 11:25:39 UTC
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Firstly, thanks to everyone involved with making applications for ATi GPUs available.

I have a question regarding my hybrid Radeon/GeForce system: is it possible that having the two different video cards together is causing a conflict for ATi/OpenCL? The GeForce runs CUDA which is nVidia-exclusive, but OpenCL is cross-platform, so I fear the application may be having trouble distinguishing between my two cards.

Running on device number: 0
Priority of worker thread raised successfully
Priority of process adjusted successfully, below normal priority class used
OpenCL platform detected: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenCL platform detected: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
BOINC assigns 0 device, slots 0 to 0 (including) will be checked
Used slot is 0;	Error : Building Program (clBuildProgram):main kernels: not OK code -11
Internal error: clc compiler invocation failed. Make sure ATISTREAMSDKROOT is set


Does anyone have any idea why I am receiving this error? ATISTREAMSDKROOT is indeed set, as done through the ATi OpenCL installation. I'm running Catalyst/OpenCL 11.1 on a Radeon HD 4850.

I also never got the recent Astropulse ATi/OpenCL application working either. Attempting to run the application resulted in repeated "exited with zero status but no 'finished' file" messages. I can run the older Hybrid Brook version of Astropulse just fine.
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