Posts by Beyond

1) (Message 6540)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by Profile Beyond
The new fixes helped as the Windows 7 interface is now normally responsive.
The WUs took about 60% longer to complete than with CUDA55.
2) (Message 6534)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by Profile Beyond
BTW, just what was my patronizing speech?
3) (Message 6533)
Posted 4 Apr 2020 by Profile Beyond
I posted the problems I found with your new app simply to report the bugs and to allow you to track them down. I quoted you so that I could answer your questions individually. Isn't that the purpose of quoting? I'll try the new version but am now reticent to give a report. You should be encouraging bug reports. I've run a lot of WUs here and at many many other projects for decades. I don't need to be talked down to.

4) (Message 6530)
Posted 3 Apr 2020 by Profile Beyond
Hi Beyond,

The code inside the new CUDA102WIN application is basically the same as in old CUDA55 application. Still there a some necessary bugfixes which does not affect the execution plan though.
Of course you can always switch to the oldest version, but without having those bugfixes applied your error rate will be significantly higher. Second major change comes from the new Nvidia CUDA libraries. Every one could check Nvidia Release notes and ChangeLog if interested in what was improved and fixed.

My error rate was higher with the new version.

When the new application was finished it was deeply analyzed with the latest tools provided by Nvidia Insight Package before it has been released.
Since then CUDA102WIN did a lot of work, great work actually, on many configurations. Still there could be exceptions which could be caused by many external factors - Overclocking, bad heat dissipation etc.

These machines were built for crunching, have fantastic cooling and are not overclocked.

One other thing that I can suggest is to downgrade form latest 445.75 Game Driver to latest 442.19 Studio driver and try.

They're switched over to GPUGrid now (which is a far more demanding application) and are running perfectly there, as they do everywhere else.

Can you provide some more information about the CPU + GPU usage and how did you measure it - anything - screenshots, logs are welcome by your convenience for both CUDA55 & CUDA102WIN?

The CPU usage can be seen in BoincTasks and in Task Manager. GPU usage is monitored in MSI Afterburner.

Here's the 3 machines that I upgraded to new NVidia version that you suggested. You can see the specs yourself:

They ran fine with the CUDA55 app, as did all my other machines.
5) (Message 6521)
Posted 31 Mar 2020 by Profile Beyond
Version: 445.75 WHQL
Release Date: 2020.3.23

I updated 3 machines to this driver so that I could get the new WUs (cuda102win).

So far it's not looking good. These machines ran fine with the cuda55 WUs. Not only are they now using an entire CPU core but the new WUs make the machine nearly unresonsive. They also have a much higher failure rate than the cuda55 WUs. I've had to stop Asteroids work on these 3.

Can you suggest a solution other than reverting to an old NVidia driver?

All 3 updated machines are running: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB (3072MB) driver: 445.75 OpenCL: 1.2
6) (Message 6297)
Posted 6 Jun 2019 by Profile Beyond
7) (Message 6293)
Posted 29 May 2019 by Profile Beyond
you should try, so we can find out :)

I did and all that happened is that I got rained on. :-(
8) (Message 6283)
Posted 21 May 2019 by Profile Beyond
If I do a WU dance will more be forthcoming?
9) (Message 6280)
Posted 13 May 2019 by Profile Beyond
I wish upon a star for WUs.
I also wish on an asteroid for WUs.
Add a comet to that...
10) (Message 597)
Posted 10 Jan 2013 by Profile Beyond
Beyond: hell exists for sure. Just turn on the tv and watch the news around the world. They show You just a few places we could call hell. There are no demons with long red tails and red horns with a Trident at hand... hunger, disease and so on all at the same spot. Isn't that hell? I know I've been very fortunate to born where I was born; the biggest problem we have are our politicians...

A samurai once went to see a little monk. "monk," he said, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience, "Teach me about heaven and hell!"

The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain, "Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn't teach you about anything. You're dirty. You smell. Your blade is rusty. You're a disgrace, an embarrassment to all samurai. Go away. I can't stand you."

The samurai was furious. He was speechless with rage. he pulled out his sword and raised it above him, preparing to slay the monk.

The monk looked up, "That's hell," said the monk softly.

The samurai was overwhelmed. The compassion and surrender of this little man who had offered his life simply to give him this teaching to show him hell! he slowly put down his sword, filled with gratitude, and suddenly peaceful.

"And that's heaven," said the monk softly.

11) (Message 589)
Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Profile Beyond
[quote]"50% of those think SETI and BOINC are the same thing": normal; not only where they the creators of the beast (that is really unknown in the wide public) but they had a little glimpse of this in the movie "Contact" (damn priest, always asking "Do you believe in GOD?"; go and burn in hell You id**t priest)

Interesting. You don't believe in God yet you encourage us to believe in magic? That seems to be a contradiction.

Not to mention God=no but hell=yes.
12) (Message 544)
Posted 2 Jan 2013 by Profile Beyond
Don't buy Bulldozers!

They're pretty good on the road grading apps. Seriously the X6 is still the fastest AMD for scientific work on most projects. In fact on at least one project they're the fastest of all CPUs. Also your assertion might be more helpful if you didn't hide your machines :-)
13) (Message 510)
Posted 23 Dec 2012 by Profile Beyond
I aborted task 368022 from wu 166350 at 13/12, 02:55;33 UTC. The resend was created 4 seconds later. We shall see how long it takes to be sent.

I have about 100 that were all aborted on the 21st. So far all have resends waiting but none have actually been sent.

Edit: Another clue to the current status is that none of the latest WUs (a considerable number) I'm receiving are resends. They're all new.
14) (Message 509)
Posted 23 Dec 2012 by Profile Beyond
It's now down to:

Tasks ready to send 16,033
Tasks in progress 32,385

Have only been running here for a few days but noticed the large number of pendings and read through this thread. I already have about a hundred from a user who aborted a ton (all from steve) which normally isn't a problem. As this thread discusses, none of them have been resent. This seems like another issue of poor default configuration choices in BOINC. Resends should go to the front of the queue by default IMO and not require the project manager to jump through hoops to fix an illogical default in the server settings. Anyway hopefully the queue will get to the point where the configuration changes were made and start issuing resends before new WUs.
15) (Message 505)
Posted 23 Dec 2012 by Profile Beyond
It's still looks like aborted WUs are not at the front of the queue. Really think you need to stop generating WUs for a while and get things cleared out.