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Message 1663 - Posted: 4 Sep 2013, 23:24:32 UTC

One of the Asteroids project preferences is "Use CPU". What happens if you check , NO? does it use the GPU? Does it give you no work at all? This seams a strange variable to me. Please, can someone explain this to me? Thanks in advance, Rick
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Message 1698 - Posted: 7 Sep 2013, 5:27:04 UTC - in response to Message 1663.

IIRC, that preference is for projects that have a CPU app and a GPU app, Einstein@home for example. If you have a GPU and want to crunch Einstein tasks on your GPU but not on your CPU then you would deselect the "Use CPU" preference. Of course GPU apps need some CPU time to feed/drive the GPU so the preference refers to tasks that run solely on the CPU.

I've never actually tried it but I suspect that since Asteroids doesn't have a GPU app, you would not receive any tasks if you deselect "Use CPU".

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Message 1700 - Posted: 7 Sep 2013, 14:30:01 UTC - in response to Message 1698.

IIRC, that preference is for projects that have a CPU app and a GPU app, Einstein@home for example. If you have a GPU and want to crunch Einstein tasks on your GPU but not on your CPU then you would deselect the "Use CPU" preference. Of course GPU apps need some CPU time to feed/drive the GPU so the preference refers to tasks that run solely on the CPU.

I've never actually tried it but I suspect that since Asteroids doesn't have a GPU app, you would not receive any tasks if you deselect "Use CPU".


Yeah, I use the CPU option on other projects, but I couldn't figure out why it was here on Asteroids. Thanks for the reply. Rick
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Message 1702 - Posted: 7 Sep 2013, 16:12:48 UTC - in response to Message 1700.

Now that I think about it I can't honestly say I am certain that pref has always been a pref here at Asteroids. If they didn't update server code from a version that didn't have the pref to a version that has the pref then I have a feeling the pref was recently made to appear by them toggling an option on the server. If that's true then darn it all but I think it can mean only one thing, right?

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Message 1709 - Posted: 8 Sep 2013, 0:25:01 UTC - in response to Message 1702.

Now that I think about it I can't honestly say I am certain that pref has always been a pref here at Asteroids. If they didn't update server code from a version that didn't have the pref to a version that has the pref then I have a feeling the pref was recently made to appear by them toggling an option on the server. If that's true then darn it all but I think it can mean only one thing, right?


Sure hope so. I have 18 GPU processors waiting to donate. Let's hope it gets here soon. Regards, Rick
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Message 4031 - Posted: 16 Feb 2015, 14:48:22 UTC
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hi guys I have been running asteroids@home for 2 years now all I get is error messages that 30 of my
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Message 4032 - Posted: 16 Feb 2015, 15:38:55 UTC - in response to Message 4031.

Thomas,

i think this should have been reported in the problems and bug report section, however your not alone with the download errors, i currently have around 400 download errors, not sure if Kyong is aware of the problem at the moment, but as soon as he learns about it,then i guess the problem will get sorted, as far as i`m aware, Kyong has commitment problems due to moving to his new home and a new job, but as said, i`m sure it will get sorted as soon as he`s able.

best regards,

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