Posts by tazzduke

1) Message boards : Number crunching : User achievements thread......... (Message 1887611)
Posted 3 Sep 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings All

Thought this might be the right thread to put this in. Finally have a new machine in my stable of PC's.

1 x AMD Ryzen 5 1400 (4C/8T) with a GTX 1060 3GB.

I am happy with this machine, cause its a massive improvement on the old Q6600 on a P5Q pro Board.

Its a nice little achievement for me, as this has been coming for a very long time.

On a side note of building it myself, was it does help to have the RAM modules seated correctly otherwise it does not boot into a BIOS.

Regards
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Compute errors Linux "stock" app (Message 1883954)
Posted 15 Aug 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Running Mint 18.2 with kernel 4.10, just recently trashed about 70 wu's but now is running fine like it has been for the last month.

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3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1881066)
Posted 30 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Normally in windows you already have the power to setup auto login and the same with Linux. You just have do some reading.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1881040)
Posted 29 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings All

A neat little trick with Mint 18.2 (I use Cinnamon), when you right click on a folder, you have the normal options like copy and cut, but also you have the following two options

open as root
open in a terminal.

The following is what I do with the CHMOD command but in terminal you must navigate to /var/lib/boinc-client/projects (As I use the Repo version)

chmod -R boinc:boinc setiathome.berkley.edu

Regards
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1880464)
Posted 26 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings

I found the information on the BOINCTASKS website. Which gives you a step by step instruction on how to do it.

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6) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1880365)
Posted 26 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings All

Things that make me happy when I have moved to Linux.

I finally figured out how to use BOINCTASKS to monitor my two Linux machines from my Windows machine.

Yeah I know its not much, but to me its a small accomplishment :-)

Cheers
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1879881)
Posted 23 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings

Woohoo Keith, excellent news to hear.

Whats next, getting one of your dual 1070 machines over onto the Cuda special app lol.

Regards
Mark
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1879866)
Posted 23 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings All

There is not a lot more I can contribute to this thread that hasnt been said before, except the following which is just for info.

This is the link I use for the NVIDIA drivers

https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa

I am on driver ver 384.87. GTX 980 is recognised with CUDA and OPENCL support

This is the link I use for the BOINC program.

https://launchpad.net/~costamagnagianfranco/+archive/ubuntu/boinc

I am on BOINC 7.6.33

Not much else but have been running solid since I switched back to MINT 18.2 on Linux Kernel 4.10.0-27.

Regards
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1879826)
Posted 23 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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@Dallasdawg
Totally agree just redid 3 of my machines onto Mint 18.2, each roughly took 2 hours to be up and running the 7.6.33 repo.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1879613)
Posted 22 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings

Now that you mention, I do remember reading over in the GPUGRID forums regarding Linux Installs, if you have a multiple GPU setup, uplug all the extra GPU's except for the main one that is connected to the Monitor. Just doesn't like it.

Just got my machine back up under Mint 18.2 in under 2 hours (was doing other chores as well lol), running the PPA repository versions of BOINC and NVIDIA drivers.

I had a look at the GPU's Keith has got and man if he could get those onto the CUDA APP, his RAC will skyrocket lol.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1879596)
Posted 22 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings

I have a couple of extra steps I do, but its still simple, you know what, maybe someone should do a Youtube Video on the process from install to crunching BOINC, that way there is no confusion.

Otherwise Skype / Facetime with the person and visualise his setup and see what went wrong.

Or jump in a car and go for a visit and help out, ohhhh thats a bit hard if you live in another country lol (Sorry trying to inject some humour into the conversation) at least its not a primary machine.

Last words of wisdom, backup your xorg.conf file to usb and start from scratch, sometimes a clean slate is better than chasing your tail, I did it last year when I was getting a machine up, I trashed it 3 times before I got up an going, only because I didnt follow my notes.

Cheers
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux CUDA 'Special' App finally available, featuring Low CPU use (Message 1879408)
Posted 21 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings TBAR

On my two MINT 18.2 machines am running the repo version 7.6.33 and the Special Cuda App, my GTX 950 running it will soon overtake my GTX 960 running SOG on WIN 7 lol.

Yeah I have no hiccups with this version of BOINC, and with a couple of mouseclicks and one cmdline entry and away we go.

The bug about sorting tasks no the way its meant to be doesnt bother me, I just click the tab bar to sort and its happy.

Regards
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1879407)
Posted 21 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings

Yes use that application.

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14) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1878988)
Posted 19 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings Al

Need to edit the xorg.conf file to get all 5 gpu's recognised so have a look at the thread links below hopefully it will put you on the right track

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=80636&postid=1855894

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=80636&postid=1856503

Regards
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Ok, what the heck is going on with limiting availability of video cards?? At least at Micro Center? (Message 1878887)
Posted 18 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Hey Tom

Just short of 11 years old. Lol

Got MINT KDE on it now and she is happy with that.

Tried the VM route as well but the pc doesn't have enough RAM to run MINT with a win 7 guest.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Setting up a Linux machine to crunch CUDA80 for Windows users (Message 1878886)
Posted 18 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Hey Al

Good to see another join the Linux movement. But now you are moving into experiment territory, you need to edit the xorg file to be able to use all GPU'S. Am at work so I cannot reference mine that I used but have a look in the Linux Cuda 8.0 thread and about half way through there is some ref points to help.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux CUDA 'Special' App finally available, featuring Low CPU use (Message 1878598)
Posted 16 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Hi Stephen

Sorry to hear, hope it works out for you.

Regards
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux CUDA 'Special' App finally available, featuring Low CPU use (Message 1878518)
Posted 16 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings Stephen

???? What did you just acquire that you seem to think is a dud ????

Regards
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Ok, what the heck is going on with limiting availability of video cards?? At least at Micro Center? (Message 1878206)
Posted 14 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Greetings All

Well the rumours are starting to spread, Ethereum is getting harder and a just hit another road bump.

So I give it 4 weeks before there is a deluge of gpu's coming onto the market.

Even though I have seen it now, 970s, 980s, 1060s, 1070s, and 1080s on the 2nd hand market, but still asking the same price as new or higher.

Dont depair, the prices will start to drop once they realise people wont take 2nd hand for those prices.

Cheers.

PS. Just for laughs, eldest daughter asks for windows back on her machine, so I say sure no problem, 2 weeks later sees Kubuntu up on the screen and goes, Dad that looks so cool can I have that, I just role my eyes and laugh.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : Ok, what the heck is going on with limiting availability of video cards?? At least at Micro Center? (Message 1877048)
Posted 6 Jul 2017 by Profile tazzduke
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Am with you on that one.

Sick of idiots trying to sell off their 7 series and 9 series for over inflated prices. When I got my 980 a few months ago for $250 AUS 2nd hand most others were around $275 to $300 AUS but now going for $400 AUS. It's ridiculous.


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