nvidia GPU - 8.22 (opencl_nvidia_SoG) issues

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Message 1850048 - Posted: 19 Feb 2017, 23:16:30 UTC

I have a few Ubuntu computers with an Nvidia video card in them. BOINC gets about 30 seconds into processing a task, then moves on to a different task for the video card. The original task goes to postponed status, then waiting. If a computer only has 3 tasks in the queue for the video card and all 3 tasks are application 8.22 (opencl_nvidia_SoG), it will bounce between all 3 tasks.

Is it possible to block 8.22 (opencl_nvidia_SoG) tasks from being downloaded? I'm not sure of what other options are available.

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Message 1856394 - Posted: 18 Mar 2017, 18:44:16 UTC - in response to Message 1850048.  

I have a few Ubuntu computers with an Nvidia video card in them. BOINC gets about 30 seconds into processing a task, then moves on to a different task for the video card. The original task goes to postponed status, then waiting. If a computer only has 3 tasks in the queue for the video card and all 3 tasks are application 8.22 (opencl_nvidia_SoG), it will bounce between all 3 tasks.

Is it possible to block 8.22 (opencl_nvidia_SoG) tasks from being downloaded?


I know that Bonic will switch between near alike tasks (in the names) from different projects (like Seti and Seti beta). Is that what is happening for you?

I don't know if you can "block" (or simply not choose them) those tasks in "stock" seti but I believe you can in the Lunatics (http://lunatics.kwsn.info/index.php) version.

If you want to shutdown all gpu tasks you can simply define the Ubuntu computers to be in a different group from you main group (home vs. work vs. school) and tell that group "no gpu" tasks.

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Message 1856538 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 10:32:09 UTC

Hi, you could have some answers by looking at the Stderr.txt file in the Slots directories ( sub folders 0 1 n ... depend of how many tasks you're running at the same time ) in the Boinc Data folder to know what is the error make them postponned ...

do you reserve one core by gpu task because of Sog tasks needs more CPU activity ?
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Message 1870226 - Posted: 31 May 2017, 0:38:57 UTC

I recently read that the symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by having too little ram on the video card compared to what you are trying to run.

What is not clear is does that mean the -sbs # is too large (in the MB*SOG.txt).

Or something else. In any case, the -sbs needs to be less the full ram of your gpu. I have seen numbers as large as half the hardware listing of ram in the gpu. It could be as little as -sbs 192 or less.

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Message 1870248 - Posted: 31 May 2017, 2:20:46 UTC

I see a couple of Linux boxes with GT 710's on them. The gpu's have 192 Cuda cores as well as a base clock of 954 Mhz. So they may be taking (at best) 1.5 hours or more per gpu-processed task.

I believe I ran that video card under Windows 7. And it worked without any back talk. So, it sounds like it is a Linux/Seti driver or setup issue.

There is a thread about setting up a Linux box from scratch to run the super-fast cuda80 beta app. I think it is in the "Number Crunching" message area. Maybe that will help.

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Message 1870895 - Posted: 3 Jun 2017, 14:27:20 UTC - in response to Message 1870855.  

You can read through https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=80847 to see what the options are (delete the corresponding *.bin and *.wisdom files in the Seti projects directory, then reboot), or repost this in Number Crunching, where the developer hangs out.
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