Joined: 2 Mar 00
Hi, first of all can I just say how much I still miss SETI and hope that one day there'll be more work for us to crunch!
Apologies for asking this in the SETI forum, but as I know there are some real experts on here who are also extremely generous with their time and advice, it’s worth a shot …
I’m crunching Einstein@Home and am getting lots of GPU tasks for a certain app that takes 3x longer but pays out less credit than another E@H app which also uses GPU.
The low-credit app is:
• Application: Binary Radio Pulsar Search (MeerKAT) 0.12 (BRP7-cuda55)
• Executable: einsteinbinary_BRP7_0.12_windows_x86_64__BRP7-cuda55.exe
Is there a way to either stop these tasks downloading, or if they do download then don’t process them? Maybe using a config file entry? I think the app name to use in a config file would be ‘BRP7’, but I’ll have to figure that out.
I should add that I’m using a group grcpool account so a) I can’t exclude the specified app in user settings, and b) nor can I post my question on the Einstein@home site as I don’t have any ‘credit’ against me as an individual user.
Thanks in advance.
Joined: 28 Sep 99
add this to the <options> section in the cc_config.xml file
<exclude_gpu> <url>http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/</url> <device_num>0</device_num> <app>einsteinbinary_BRP7</app> </exclude_gpu>
if you have more than one GPU in this system, you can copy this same section and add additional <exclude_gpu> sections with each device number, 1, 2, 3, etc.
I'm not sure if this will prevent BRP7 tasks from downloading, but it will prevent them from running. you might need to manually abort any that download.
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Joined: 2 Mar 00
Many thanks, that seems to have had the desired effect!
I just had to replace:
After getting BOINC to 'read the config files' the Event log showed:
13/09/2022 22:47:00 | Einstein@Home | Config: excluded GPU. Type: all. App: einsteinbinary_BRP7. Device: 0
13/09/2022 22:47:00 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
13/09/2022 22:47:00 | Einstein@Home | marking M22_1_cfbf00033_segment_13_dms_200_61_1250000_1 as coproc missing
(ditto for each task from that app)
All the pre-existing and all newly downloaded tasks for that app are now stating in BOINC Manager:
GPU missing, Ready to start ....
so they still download but won't run and I can just periodically abort them.
Brilliant help AAA+; thanks again. It's making me miss SETI even more now!
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