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Message 1974276 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 13:09:24 UTC

Hello!

Using:
Boinc 7.14.2
Mac Pro 6 core Xeon
ATI Radeon HD 5770
OS 10.13.6

Can I set BOINC to run SETI only on the GPU and have non-GPU projects (World Community Grid) use the cpu?

I don't see a BOINC setting and this non-coder would appreciate any help/instruction.

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Message 1974277 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 13:13:59 UTC - in response to Message 1974276.  

The option you seek is on this website, in the first few lines of https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project
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Message 1974279 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 13:19:03 UTC - in response to Message 1974277.  

That's too easy!!

I thought I would see this in BOINC and should have thought to look on site also.

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Message 1974281 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 13:40:07 UTC - in response to Message 1974277.  

So now, I have SETI GPU tasks only. However they are not starting and remain "Ready to start".

I had hoped that by isolating SETI to the GPU that both projects, (one being non-GPU), would run concurrently.

Is that possible?

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Message 1974294 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 15:15:08 UTC - in response to Message 1974281.  

Normally, it should be. This time, I will refer you to BOINC Manager to work out what's going wrong. But keep reading for what to do about it.

Open BOINC Manager, in either simple or advanced view - this works either way, although you may find people here more accustomed to Advanced view.

Open the Event Log - either from the tools menu, or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+E. I'm guessing that you may find a line like "Suspending GPU computation, computer is in use", or some variation of that. Have a good scan up and down the log, and make sure you've found what the real reason is.

If my guess of 'computer is in use' is correct, go - this time - to

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=global

This one's on the third line of the second group. While you're there, have a bit of a poke around, and do the same in the other subset, to start finding out just how much control you have if you want to use it.
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Message 1974300 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 15:48:38 UTC - in response to Message 1974294.  

Richard:

Thanks again for your assistance. I just returned to my desk and found that SETI is running on the GPU and WCG is running on the CPU's.

Perhaps I was impatient.

Regardless, I see from the links there is much that can be configured and hopefully I'll get some time to review and learn more.

I appreciate your help; thank you.

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