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Message 1756453 - Posted: 15 Jan 2016, 1:47:32 UTC

Hi All,

I have a new Dell laptop with a Xeon E3-1535M CPU and NVIDIA M3000 graphics card.

When I run SETI@home Task Manger shows all 8 cores are 100% busy. Since the CPUs are busy I would assume the GPU is not being used. If the GPU was being used would Task Manager say the CPU is idle?

Below is my log.

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2016-01-14 5:02:45 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.6.22 for windows_x86_64
2016-01-14 5:02:45 PM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
2016-01-14 5:02:45 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.45.0 OpenSSL/1.0.2d zlib/1.2.8
2016-01-14 5:02:45 PM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
2016-01-14 5:02:45 PM | | Running under account Mark
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: Quadro M3000M (driver version 354.56, CUDA version 7.5, compute capability 5.2, 4096MB, 3371MB available, 1892 GFLOPS peak)
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: Quadro M3000M (driver version 354.56, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 3371MB available, 1892 GFLOPS peak)
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) HD Graphics P530 (driver version 20.19.15.4312, device version OpenCL 2.0, 25327MB, 25327MB available, 202 GFLOPS peak)
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | OpenCL CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1535M v5 @ 2.90GHz (OpenCL driver vendor: Intel(R) Corporation, driver version 5.2.0.10094, device version OpenCL 2.0 (Build 10094))
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | Host name: Marks-laptop
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1535M v5 @ 2.90GHz [Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3]
2016-01-14 5:02:51 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 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 vmx smx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.10586.00)
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | Memory: 61.85 GB physical, 61.85 GB virtual
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | Disk: 943.98 GB total, 677.47 GB free
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | Local time is UTC -8 hours
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | | Config: use all coprocessors
2016-01-14 5:02:51 PM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 7906450; resource share 100
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: from SETI@home (last modified 14-Jan-2016 11:40:32)
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | SETI@home | Computer location: home
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | SETI@home | General prefs: no separate prefs for home; using your defaults
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | | Preferences:
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | | max memory usage when active: 31668.70MB
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 57003.65MB
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | | max disk usage: 1.00GB
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
2016-01-14 5:02:56 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
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Message 1756465 - Posted: 15 Jan 2016, 3:43:45 UTC - in response to Message 1756453.  

Since all of your work is v8, and they have only released the CPU apps so far.

Your GPU's will remain idle until the CUDA and OpenCL apps make it out of the beta project.

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Message 1756565 - Posted: 15 Jan 2016, 14:59:42 UTC - in response to Message 1756465.  

Thanks... That would explain it!

The version numbers are a bit confusing to me. I see on the main page it say Version 8 was released on Jan 1, 2016 yet my log shows version 7.6.22.

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Message 1756590 - Posted: 15 Jan 2016, 16:05:45 UTC - in response to Message 1756565.  

Thanks... That would explain it!

The version numbers are a bit confusing to me. I see on the main page it say Version 8 was released on Jan 1, 2016 yet my log shows version 7.6.22.

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BOINC is the program that SETI@Home runs on.

BOINC is 7.6.22

Many other distributed computing applications use BOINC

The SETI@Home application is V8
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