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Message 7669 - Posted: 8 Jan 2023, 1:25:29 UTC - in response to Message 7667.  
Bill, how many do you run concurrently on your nvidia card? So I can get an idea of speed.
Bill here I believe that my NVIDA GX 1060 runs 4 concurrently and the Run and CPU times are a fraction of the time on my CPU only systems.
1647 seconds to do 4, so it churns out one every 412 seconds. My Ryzen 9 3900XT (using fractionally less power) does 24 in an hour, so one every 150 seconds. Your graphics card is slower than my CPU. That's just not right. Every other project, the GPU is way faster, not slower.


Yes my GPU is slower than your CPU ... but it is faster than my CPU Dell Precision T5600 running
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2] (4 processors)

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Message 7671 - Posted: 8 Jan 2023, 10:47:53 UTC - in response to Message 7670.  
Beeing curious, I just did a couple of CPU tasks.
Always same surrounding, tasks running alone, one task per GPU.

3070 GPU -- around 10 minutes (elapsed time),

but

Xeon W 2245 CPU -- around 36 minutes (elapsed time).

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Second PC

TITAN V -- approx. 4 minutes

but

Xeon W 2245 CPU -- approx. 37 minutes.

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Ran several tasks.
Where is my error in thinking?
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Message 7672 - Posted: 8 Jan 2023, 17:36:45 UTC - in response to Message 7671.  
Don't understand your question.

You ran two cpu tasks on the same processor and they had identical runtimes (within 1 minute)
What is the issue?

If your question is about the gpus, the Titan V is a server class card and has much better FP ratings compared to the 3070. So it SHOULD run the tasks quicker.

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Message 7673 - Posted: 8 Jan 2023, 18:32:05 UTC - in response to Message 7672.  

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And I don't understand your reply. I said "second PC" - which sort of implies I also used a "first PC".

My interpretation of the previous discussion is that the posters claimed CPUs are running faster than GPUs on this project.

I will re-explain my scenario.

I have used two separate PCs.

On PC "A" a GPU task is faster than a CPU task.

On PC "B" a GPU task is also faster than a CPU task.

So I don't agree with the statements that the CPUs are way faster than the GPUs on this project.

But, I'm defintely sure you can put me on the right path of enlightment ...
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Message 7675 - Posted: 8 Jan 2023, 19:15:10 UTC - in response to Message 7674.  
Hi Peter,

I'm getting even more confused now.

My GPU tasks are using one core - same as my CPU tasks.

Friendly HELP needed ...

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Message 7677 - Posted: 8 Jan 2023, 21:25:04 UTC - in response to Message 7670.  
Yes my GPU is slower than your CPU ... but it is faster than my CPU Dell Precision T5600 running
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5620 @ 2.40GHz [Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2] (4 processors)

You may note that I have worked a couple credits for this project.
Just saying I've never seen such a slow project on GPU. Asteroids does not seem to be suited to GPU. You should put that GPU onto Einstein or Milkyway. Those run 30+ times faster than a CPU. If you look at the total flops in the applications page here, the CPUs are outdoing the GPUs, that's just absurd. https://asteroidsathome.net/boinc/apps.php


I do run Milyway and Eienstein as well as other projects and I make my GPU's available to those projects as well.
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Message 7679 - Posted: 8 Jan 2023, 22:36:35 UTC - in response to Message 7678.  
I do run Milyway and Eienstein as well as other projects and I make my GPU's available to those projects as well.
I'm just saying it's more sensible to allocate chips to what they're best at.


I have adjusted my system allocation based on your suggestion and will give it a try.

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Message 7681 - Posted: 9 Jan 2023, 11:35:09 UTC - in response to Message 7676.  
Peter,

thanks for the good and clear reply.

BUT, since I am not running more than one CPU task at a time,
my "statement" is "correct".

I'm running other things on the remaining cores.

Thanks again and have a great day.

P.S. the "friendly repIies" did not pertain to you - but I think the message came over pretty clear - for the others ....
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Message 7682 - Posted: 9 Jan 2023, 11:40:16 UTC - in response to Message 7680.  
Peter,

just an info:

my old Nvidia GPUs are running at more or less 100% with ONE task.

So not much to do about that ....
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