NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU recognized but not receiving tasks

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Message 2024107 - Posted: 21 Dec 2019, 15:43:31 UTC

I have been unsuccessful in resolving this item on my own, so decided to ask for help.

This is the link to the machine in question.
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=8672086
It has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4095MB) driver: 441.66 OpenCL: 1.2 video card.

The startup log shows:
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.2 for windows_x86_64
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Data directory: D:\BOINC_Data
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Running under account User
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (driver version 441.66, CUDA version 10.2, compute capability 6.1, 4096MB, 3376MB available, 2138 GFLOPS peak)
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (driver version 441.66, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 3376MB available, 2138 GFLOPS peak)

12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Host name: RPHNet-Desktop3
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Processor: 20 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900X CPU @ 3.50GHz [Family 6 Model 85 Stepping 4]
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | 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 tm2 dca pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.18363.00)
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Memory: 31.69 GB physical, 36.44 GB virtual
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Disk: 1.82 TB total, 1.28 TB free
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Local time is UTC -5 hours
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | No WSL found.
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | VirtualBox version: 5.2.8
12/21/2019 10:23:54 AM | | Config: use all coprocessors
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | Einstein@Home | URL http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/; Computer ID 12767527; resource share 25
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | SETI@home | URL http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/; Computer ID 8672086; resource share 100
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | Einstein@Home | General prefs: from Einstein@Home (last modified 22-May-2011 14:13:07)
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | Einstein@Home | Host location: none
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | Einstein@Home | General prefs: using your defaults
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | Reading preferences override file
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | Preferences:
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | max memory usage when active: 16223.18 MB
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 29201.72 MB
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | max disk usage: 100.00 GB
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | max CPUs used: 10
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | don't use GPU while active
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 50%
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | Setting up project and slot directories
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | Checking active tasks
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | Checking presence of 1260 project files
12/21/2019 10:23:55 AM | | Suspending GPU computation - computer is in use


In both my projects (Einstein and SETI), the properties dialog box (from within the Manager app) indicate Don't request tasks for NVIDIA GPU as a Project preference - which does not make sense (see below):
General
URL
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/
User name
RPHNet
Team name
Almoney
Resource share
100
Disk usage
121.70 MB
Computer ID
8672086
Suspended via GUI
no
Don't request tasks
no
Host location
home
Tasks completed
54,645
Tasks failed
3
Credit
User
24,587,783 total, 19,825.31 average
Host
3,779,038 total, 12,026.43 average
Scheduling
Scheduling priority
-0.95
Don't request tasks for NVIDIA GPU <== !!!!!!!!
Project preference <== !!!!!!!!

Last scheduler reply
12/21/2019 9:27:37 AM

and lastly, the compute preferences are set to use the GPU to local preferences (ie use when not in use for 3 minutes).

I would appreciate an assist on this one. This NVIDIA GPU is the only one I have in my fleet.
My other units have AMD GPUs -- for which I never had this problem.

Thank-you very much,
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Message 2024113 - Posted: 21 Dec 2019, 15:59:40 UTC

The servers have been having problems for the last couple of days, and very few tasks are being sent out.
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Message 2024169 - Posted: 21 Dec 2019, 19:07:45 UTC - in response to Message 2024113.  

Unfortunately, this has been an issue for almost a year at this point.
I don't think that is the problem.
This machine is NEVER received a GPU job...

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Message 2024176 - Posted: 21 Dec 2019, 19:18:18 UTC

Sadly that is one rabbit hole that's closed off.
One thing I don't see in your log extract (which shuts off another rabbit hole) is any calls for work, so let's see if you have actually set up that.
Go to this page https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project (its the same address for everyone, but magic happens and it knows who you are),about half way down there are a couple of check-box options for which GPUs to use (if any) - make sure the "Use NVIDIA GPU" box is checked. (you have to select "edit preferences" first, but you can see if it is or isn't without doing so)
The status of this will help sort out other possible options.
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Message 2024186 - Posted: 21 Dec 2019, 19:54:51 UTC - in response to Message 2024176.  

Oddly, the "Use NVIDIA GPU" box was indeed unchecked.
I had never actually seen this preferences screen. It must have been dumb luck that all my other GPU-types were "checked"
Not sure why the AstroPulse v7 box was unchecked either -- so I re-selected that one too (see summary below).

Resource share 100
Use CPU - checked
Use ATI GPU - checked
Use NVIDIA GPU - was unchecked, NOW Checked
Use Intel GPU - checked
...
Run only the selected applications
AstroPulse v7: no
SETI@home v8: yes
If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? yes

I have set the local BOINC Manager to "Use GPU Always" for the time being to see if I get any activity with this change.

The local "Properties" box has now changed to:
NVIDIA GPU task request deferred for 00:06:55
NVIDIA GPU task request deferral interval 00:10:00
(which is a good sign).

I will confirm operation once I see activity.

Thank-you.
This was quite the conundrum...

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Message 2024194 - Posted: 21 Dec 2019, 20:31:39 UTC

That's looking promising.
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Message 2024339 - Posted: 22 Dec 2019, 12:09:46 UTC - in response to Message 2024194.  

I can report success.
Both SETI and Einstein GPU jobs have been received and processed.
I thank-you for the assist and wish you a great holiday.

Thank-you Again.
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Message 2024344 - Posted: 22 Dec 2019, 12:36:09 UTC

Glad to have been of assistance :-)
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