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Message 38409 - Posted: 8 Apr 2010, 18:55:27 UTC

It seems like BOINC has been having some issues upgrading the ATI client (which is why we're still seeing some weird invalidation). If you're running MW on a 58x0 ATI GPU, please detach and reattach -- this will force your BOINC client to download the new brook32.dll or brook64.dll files, which contain part of the fix to make these applications return the right value.


If you're using an anonymous platform, please make sure you're using the correct brook32.dll and brook64.dll files from here.


Thanks again for your time and patience as we upgrade the validator and these applications.
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Message 38421 - Posted: 8 Apr 2010, 20:38:45 UTC

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I upgraded my HD5850 to the anonymous platform running the 0.23 WUs.

Some of the new work validates OK, with about 2/3rds waiting for a wingman to validate. They then validate OK, as seen here.

Looking back at over 200 results I see only 1 WU that is classified as Completed, marked as invalid all the rest are credited as normal.


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Am I OK to remain with my current GPU client or would you recommend I detach and reattach as you mention below?
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Message 38423 - Posted: 8 Apr 2010, 20:56:54 UTC - in response to Message 38409.

It seems like BOINC has been having some issues upgrading the ATI client (which is why we're still seeing some weird invalidation). If you're running MW on a 58x0 ATI GPU, please detach and reattach -- this will force your BOINC client to download the new brook32.dll or brook64.dll files, which contain part of the fix to make these applications return the right value.
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If you're using an anonymous platform, please make sure you're using the correct brook32.dll and brook64.dll files from here.
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Thanks again for your time and patience as we upgrade the validator and these applications.


Or from here.
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Message 38424 - Posted: 8 Apr 2010, 20:57:33 UTC - in response to Message 38421.

Travis

I upgraded my HD5850 to the anonymous platform running the 0.23 WUs.

Some of the new work validates OK, with about 2/3rds waiting for a wingman to validate. They then validate OK, as seen here.

Looking back at over 200 results I see only 1 WU that is classified as Completed, marked as invalid all the rest are credited as normal.


Question:
Am I OK to remain with my current GPU client or would you recommend I detach and reattach as you mention below?


Looks like you're fine if your workunits are returning valid so often. The reason why some results validate immediately while others wait is because of our new validation system -- nothing to worry about there.

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Message 38439 - Posted: 9 Apr 2010, 5:21:58 UTC

I've got 2x 4890's and I'm getting about 8 or so invalid WU a day with the .23 app. I have the latest Cats, not overclocking, win7 x64.

Most seem to be coming in OK though.

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Message 38494 - Posted: 9 Apr 2010, 20:07:30 UTC
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Hi Travis!

I have 5770 - BOINC see it(1360GFLOFs), but MilkyWay says "An ATI GPU supporting double precision math is required"

5770 is half of 5870.

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Message 38497 - Posted: 9 Apr 2010, 21:04:23 UTC - in response to Message 38494.

I have 5770 - BOINC see it(1360GFLOFs), but MilkyWay says "An ATI GPU supporting double precision math is required".

Take a look at the GPU Requirements sticky in Number crunching.

In particular, this message, gives the full story.

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Message 38499 - Posted: 9 Apr 2010, 21:33:44 UTC - in response to Message 38497.

I have 5770 - BOINC see it(1360GFLOFs), but MilkyWay says "An ATI GPU supporting double precision math is required".

Take a look at the GPU Requirements sticky in Number crunching.

In particular, this message, gives the full story.

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