Posts by Jim Bohan

1) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU GPU pause when in use (Message 1920357)
Posted 22 Feb 2018 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Hi, got a question. I have 3 computers running SETI and one of them will not come out of pause after the mouse or keyboard haven't been touched in either the default of 3 minutes or how I have it set up with 1 minute.
I've checked everything I know of to get it work, seems strange that it is set up the same as the other 2 and they work fine.

Any help would be apprieciated.

Jim
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel and Gforce cards running together (Message 1904527)
Posted 3 Dec 2017 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Thanks Grant, I unchecked the box, Like you said I guess it will process all the intel gpu's and then stop. I got a bunch of them :-)
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Intel and Gforce cards running together (Message 1904491)
Posted 2 Dec 2017 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Hi,
I just got a new laptop, Acer Nitro 5 running an Intel core i5-7300HQ processor and an Nvidia GForce 1050ti (4GB). When we started getting work units again (by the way Thanks Eric and crew, Great Job!! ) I noticed that both the Intel graphics and Nvida are processing work units. I'm assuming that the Intel graphics is embedded in the processor. Specs say it's an Intel HD 630.
I'm running an "ap_config" file,
<app_config>
<app>
<name>astropulse_v7</name>
<max_concurrent>9</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>.16</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>0.3</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>setiathome_v8</name>
<max_concurrent>12</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>.16</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>.50</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
</app_config>

This gives me 3 cores and 3 graphics, however with both graphics cards running I'm getting 6 WU for the graphics cards (3 each)
This is probably way too much work for the laptop, so how do I either stop the Intel graphics card from doing work or adjust the ap_config file to limit the work?

Just got the laptop, don't want to burn it out in a week :-)

<< Jim >>
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Seti@home and Virtual Machines (Message 1801938)
Posted 10 Jul 2016 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Since I upgraded one of my PC's and have a bit more processing power I was wondering if there would be any advantage to running SETI on a couple of Virtual Machines?

Just saying :-)

<< Jim >>
5) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU core Usage (Message 1787189)
Posted 13 May 2016 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Well I finally got the computers to run multiple CUDA WU's.
Thanks to everyone on the great tutorial on the app_config file. I have been running SETI since 2000-2001 and never realized you could do this. I always thought 1 GPU card, 1 CUDA process. Hell, I could have had another 10M WU's in that time.

Again, thank you :-)
6) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU core Usage (Message 1786155)
Posted 9 May 2016 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
OK, I didn't have the directories im my BOINC directory so I created them and put the app_config.xml file in it. Exited BOINC and re-started.still only using 1 CUDA process on both machines, Kirk and Spock. Is that file suppose to be in a different directory?
My directory structure is:
C:\users\jim\BOINC\projects\setiathome.berkeley.edu\app_config.xml

<< Jim >>
7) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU core Usage (Message 1786134)
Posted 9 May 2016 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Boy, this is a lot of info to absorb :-)
I copied the xml file and put it in my BOINC directory ( I assume that's where it goes). Re-started BOINC and was still only using 3 of the 4 cores. Tried some of the modifications to the XML file and still just 3 cores were running.
In my case I just deleted BOINC and re-installed it. Now all four cores are processing.

I am still a little confused on the GPU angle. I can have the GPU run more than 1 CUDA process on one GPU card?

I do appreciate all the info.

<< Jim >>
8) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU core Usage (Message 1785835)
Posted 8 May 2016 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Thanks, how do I check this and limit the GPU use of the core? I know I have to update the GPU, the 260 is non Fermi and can cause issues, but until then is there anything I can do?
9) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU core Usage (Message 1785549)
Posted 7 May 2016 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
No I haven't messed with either one of the files.
<< Jim >>
10) Message boards : Number crunching : CPU core Usage (Message 1785535)
Posted 7 May 2016 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Need some help..
I have an AMD Phennom II X4 processor. I had I had cut back on core usage because of a heat problem, set it to use 75% of the CPU and it started to use just 3 of the cores. I have fixed the heating problem and set it back to 100% but it is still just using 3 of the 4 cores. Am I missing a setting somewhere??

<< Jim >>
11) Message boards : Number crunching : getting seti to automaticly run under any user login (Message 1373845)
Posted 30 May 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
How do I get seti to run in the back round (start up) when anyone logs into the computer?
12) Message boards : Number crunching : computaton erors and bad results (Message 1363080)
Posted 1 May 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
I overclocked the system from 2.8 to 3.87 , think I'll just run it at it's normal speed. may help until I can get my swamp cooler serviced. Ya I'm in Arizona, no air conditioning in my house. Today it reached 96 :-)

<< Jim >>
13) Message boards : Number crunching : computaton erors and bad results (Message 1363077)
Posted 1 May 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
ok, I blew out the chassie and it reduced the temp over 20 degrees F. I wasn't near the max but it sure seemed to help, went from about 150 degrees to 127, systems says it can't go over 181. Not having the issues at this time, everything seems to be running ok. guess I just need to clean the chassie more often.
thanks for everybodies advice.

<< Jim >>
14) Message boards : Number crunching : computaton erors and bad results (Message 1362719)
Posted 29 Apr 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
I did a blow job on the system :-) compressor.. it reduced the temp about 20 degrees but the system wasn't that dirty. still having the problems with SETI. I think I'll just turn off McAfee and see what happens. I have already (again) run the microsoft safty app and and McAfee scans and they didn't pick up anything.

<< Jim >>
15) Message boards : Number crunching : computaton erors and bad results (Message 1362707)
Posted 29 Apr 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
I'll check the McAfee s@t and see, thanks for the advice.

<< Jim >>
16) Message boards : Number crunching : computaton erors and bad results (Message 1362706)
Posted 29 Apr 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
funny you should say that, I was just thinking the same thing. I haven't blown out either of my systems in about 3 months. Although I keep them off the floor, the cat hair and dust still gets in there. :-) I'll do that today...
<< Jim >>
17) Message boards : Number crunching : computaton erors and bad results (Message 1362674)
Posted 29 Apr 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
I've suspended SETI until I can get this resolved also
18) Message boards : Number crunching : computaton erors and bad results (Message 1362668)
Posted 29 Apr 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
This started about 5 days ago. I started to see computation erors and work units that normally take a few hours to complete, completing in less than a minute.
I have McAffe running full time, with everything the application has, running. I have run a full scan using both McAffe and the Microsoft Safety app. It's not finding any issues. One of the first indications was an error that said the Microsoft C++ runtime app had a problem, I have re-booted, re-installed from an earlier date etc.. I also ran CC Cleaner on the system.

I'm at a loss, it is only affecting 1 computer of the 3 I have crunching numbers.

Any help would be appreciated.

<< Jim >>
19) Message boards : News : Server Relocation (Message 1354921)
Posted 9 Apr 2013 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
I'm glad everything went well in the move. Sometimes I just don't understand where "the powers to be" come from. You have to shut down your systems for an upgrade to the power and then within a month your told to move to another place. Those "power's to be" don't realize what is involved in that.
I was in the AF working an IT section and they told us that we had to move to another building. I told them Really? we can't just pick up our PC's and move. The servers, both Unix and Windows, are tied to the base with fiber connected to this building, Are you going to move the fiber also? When I told them the cost they couldn't believe it. How about Management doing some research before they make decisions.
Hopefully your new facility had the same or better bandwith. In my case they would have had to move the fiber also.

God I'm glad I'm retired and don't have to put up with that S..t anymore.

<< Jim >>
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Switched to Einstine (Message 1307638)
Posted 19 Nov 2012 by Profile Jim Bohan
Post:
Ok, been putting up with this B---S---t for too long, I have been with SETI for years and although I understand that computers and programming have issues at times my computers are not gettng any work and I have to do the NNT all the time to send work (only GPU units, nothing else)
I've gone to Einstine for now. When you guys get this problem figured out let me know and I'll come back.

<<Jim >>


Next 20


 
©2018 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.