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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Not able to download work for AMD GPU (Message 67192)
Posted 3 Mar 2018 by IKI
Same here: 0 workunits for a brand new host since 22.february.(and no executable download) Tried quite everything I could think of. Nothing helped. As other projects work fine I finally just suspended Milkyway.

But it gets worse: my older host who did not have such problem till now also reports 0 tasks avaiable since today. Thought it could be the recurent DB problem but looking at server status it seems fine..
Now that starts to be worrysome and annoying!

Btw I have no reason to suspect my older host to be in any way unreliable. And of course even less so for the brand new host..
Yet either this bug has to do with the new reducing workunits to unreliable hosts feature or with the 21.feb DB upgrade.

I think that after now >10 days since the first bug reports it would be nice to have somebody knowledgable look into it and give some kind of answer.
2) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67150)
Posted 26 Feb 2018 by IKI
Last update, and in the hope of narrowing the problem:
-I again deleted milkyway, re-attached the project. The milkyway folder still being empty after that I pasted the contents of the milkyway folder from my working old host.

Same result. Still reporting 0 tasks.
3) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67149)
Posted 26 Feb 2018 by IKI
I have already an app_config.xml because I pasted my usual setup in the milkyway folder.
Otherwise it is empty.
4) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67148)
Posted 26 Feb 2018 by IKI
Regarding the problem with new hosts not getting nor masterfile nor tasks here the starting log of the client:

26/02/2018 22:22:24 | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
26/02/2018 22:22:24 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.8.3 for windows_x86_64
26/02/2018 22:22:24 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
26/02/2018 22:22:24 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2g zlib/1.2.8
26/02/2018 22:22:24 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
26/02/2018 22:22:24 | | Running under account IKI
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD FirePro S9150 (driver version 2348.3, device version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (2348.3), 16384MB, 16384MB available, 4641 GFLOPS peak)
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Host name: Charybde
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Processor: 16 AuthenticAMD AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight-Core Processor [Family 23 Model 1 Stepping 1]
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 htt pni ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx avx2 svm sse4a osvw skinit wdt tce topx page1gb rdtscp fsgsbase bmi1 smep
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1: Professional x64 Edition, (06.03.9600.00)
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Memory: 15.93 GB physical, 18.81 GB virtual
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Disk: 232.54 GB total, 192.34 GB free
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Local time is UTC +1 hours
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | VirtualBox version: 5.1.26
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | Milkyway@Home | Found app_config.xml
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | Milkyway@Home | Your app_config.xml file refers to an unknown application 'milkyway'. Known applications: None
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | Milkyway@Home | URL http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/; Computer ID 766869; resource share 150
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | General prefs: from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ (last modified 10-May-2015 18:31:50)
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Host location: none
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | General prefs: using your defaults
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Reading preferences override file
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | Preferences:
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | max memory usage when active: 8158.30 MB
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | max memory usage when idle: 14684.95 MB
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | max disk usage: 192.32 GB
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | max CPUs used: 15
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
26/02/2018 22:22:25 | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
26/02/2018 22:22:26 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
26/02/2018 22:22:26 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for AMD/ATI GPU
26/02/2018 22:22:28 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
5) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67145)
Posted 26 Feb 2018 by IKI
Yes the database was unavailable for a while. And indeed my old host can now again get new tasks.
However this is entirely a different problem from the fact that NEW hosts seem not to be able to get either masterfile nor any task at all at the moment.
I really hope the admins can look into it...
6) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67142)
Posted 26 Feb 2018 by IKI
Thanks, resetting the project did not help.
I do get a message that the master file was successfully downloaded however the milkyway folder in programdata is still empty and I still get the 0 tasks available message.
Will try your other suggestion to copy the master file from the older host when home.
7) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67140)
Posted 26 Feb 2018 by IKI
My bad: only the new host (setup today) exhibits this behavior. The old one does get new tasks.
The master file also did not download and the milkyway folder is created but empty.
A bit weird..can it be that the server update causes a bug with new hosts or should I try something else on my side?
8) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67139)
Posted 25 Feb 2018 by IKI
Also not receiving any ATI workunits on my side, just like Andrea Tosatto:

26/02/2018 00:45:10 | Milkyway@Home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
26/02/2018 00:45:10 | Milkyway@Home | Requesting new tasks for AMD/ATI GPU
26/02/2018 00:45:12 | Milkyway@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks

And this on a new host as well as on an old one. Already since 14h or so like this. (Had anyway no internet before that so I am not sure when the problem started but it seems like the server update is creating a new problem..)
9) Message boards : Number crunching : WU restart every 20% (Message 67071)
Posted 12 Feb 2018 by IKI
Ok, things are back to normal. GPU at 100% load. WU being processed in the usual time.

For future reference here what seems to have solved it for now:
-disinstalled the GPU drivers
-used the AMD clean up utility
-reinstalled the drivers but this time an other version:15.301.2601.1002-whql-firepro-windows-retail.exe

Let's hope that this time it won't revert by itself to this strange abnormal behavior...
10) Message boards : Number crunching : WU restart every 20% (Message 67070)
Posted 12 Feb 2018 by IKI
Thanks but I saw it and the situation seems different this time.
First as I said the GPU sits idle most of the time, waiting for something apparently at these 1/5 increments.
Second the tasks I had few days ago were already bundle5 tasks. And were, as you would expect, loading the gpu to near 100%.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : WU restart every 20% (Message 67067)
Posted 11 Feb 2018 by IKI
As a small update:
Looking closely at the output of my old normal WU and these new, weird behaved ones I see one difference:

This line: "BOINC GPU type suggests using OpenCL vendor 'Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'" is nowhere to be found in the old good WU.

Also there is a bunch more of these:
"BOINC GPU type suggests using OpenCL vendor 'Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'
Error loading Lua script 'astronomy_parameters.txt': [string "number_parameters: 4..."]:1: '<name>' expected near '4'
Switching to Parameter File 'astronomy_parameters.txt'
<number_WUs> 5 </number_WUs>
<number_params_per_WU> 20 </number_params_per_WU>
Using SSE4.1 path"
In the old WU this was only there at the start.

Not sure if that hints at anything though...
12) Message boards : Number crunching : WU restart every 20% (Message 67065)
Posted 11 Feb 2018 by IKI
I too started to get this behavior suddenly a few days ago.
No idea why. The computer was left alone..(Win10, AMD Ryzen 1700X, Firepro S9150 GPU)

Before: 4 MW tasks in parallel, 95 sec GPU time and 25 sec CPU time each
Now: (if left to 4 tasks simultaneously) 500 sec GPU time and 170 sec CPU time.

Behavior:
GPU is at 0 load and just idles for a while at 0% (or 20, 40, 60 and 80%) ; then actually starts to work and sprints to the next 1/5 step. Rinse and repeat..
CPU seems not to do much anyway.

I tried a reinstall of the Firepro S9150 drivers. No changes.
Restart of the project. No changes.

Any ideas??

Here an extract of a typical WU:
<core_client_version>7.8.3</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<stderr_txt>
<search_application> milkyway_separation 1.46 Windows x86 double OpenCL </search_application>
Reading preferences ended prematurely
BOINC GPU type suggests using OpenCL vendor 'Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'
Error loading Lua script 'astronomy_parameters.txt': [string "number_parameters: 4..."]:1: '<name>' expected near '4'
Switching to Parameter File 'astronomy_parameters.txt'
<number_WUs> 5 </number_WUs>
<number_params_per_WU> 20 </number_params_per_WU>
Using SSE4.1 path
Found 2 platforms
Platform 0 information:
Name: NVIDIA CUDA
Version: OpenCL 1.2 CUDA 9.1.75
Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Extensions: cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_fp64 cl_khr_byte_addressable_store cl_khr_icd cl_khr_gl_sharing cl_nv_compiler_options cl_nv_device_attribute_query cl_nv_pragma_unroll cl_nv_d3d10_sharing cl_khr_d3d10_sharing cl_nv_d3d11_sharing cl_nv_copy_opts cl_khr_gl_event cl_nv_create_buffer
Profile: FULL_PROFILE
Platform 1 information:
Name: AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Version: OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (1800.12)
Vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Extensions: cl_khr_icd cl_khr_d3d10_sharing cl_khr_d3d11_sharing cl_khr_dx9_media_sharing cl_amd_event_callback cl_amd_offline_devices
Profile: FULL_PROFILE
Using device 1 on platform 1
Found 2 CL devices
Device 'Hawaii' (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.:0x1002) (CL_DEVICE_TYPE_GPU)
Board: AMD FirePro S9150 (FireGL V)
Driver version: 1800.12 (VM)
Version: OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.12)
Compute capability: 0.0
Max compute units: 44
Clock frequency: 900 Mhz
Global mem size: 3221225472
Local mem size: 32768
Max const buf size: 65536
Double extension: cl_khr_fp64
<search_application> milkyway_separation 1.46 Windows x86 double OpenCL </search_application>
Reading preferences ended prematurely
BOINC GPU type suggests using OpenCL vendor 'Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'
Error loading Lua script 'astronomy_parameters.txt': [string "number_parameters: 4..."]:1: '<name>' expected near '4'
Switching to Parameter File 'astronomy_parameters.txt'
<number_WUs> 5 </number_WUs>
<number_params_per_WU> 20 </number_params_per_WU>
Using SSE4.1 path
<search_application> milkyway_separation 1.46 Windows x86 double OpenCL </search_application>
Reading preferences ended prematurely
BOINC GPU type suggests using OpenCL vendor 'Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'
Error loading Lua script 'astronomy_parameters.txt': [string "number_parameters: 4..."]:1: '<name>' expected near '4'
Switching to Parameter File 'astronomy_parameters.txt'
<number_WUs> 5 </number_WUs>
<number_params_per_WU> 20 </number_params_per_WU>
Using SSE4.1 path
<search_application> milkyway_separation 1.46 Windows x86 double OpenCL </search_application>
Reading preferences ended prematurely
BOINC GPU type suggests using OpenCL vendor 'Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'
Error loading Lua script 'astronomy_parameters.txt': [string "number_parameters: 4..."]:1: '<name>' expected near '4'
Switching to Parameter File 'astronomy_parameters.txt'
<number_WUs> 5 </number_WUs>
<number_params_per_WU> 20 </number_params_per_WU>
Using SSE4.1 path
Found 2 platforms
Platform 0 information:
Name: NVIDIA CUDA
Version: OpenCL 1.2 CUDA 9.1.75
Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Extensions: cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics cl_khr_fp64 cl_khr_byte_addressable_store cl_khr_icd cl_khr_gl_sharing cl_nv_compiler_options cl_nv_device_attribute_query cl_nv_pragma_unroll cl_nv_d3d10_sharing cl_khr_d3d10_sharing cl_nv_d3d11_sharing cl_nv_copy_opts cl_khr_gl_event cl_nv_create_buffer
Profile: FULL_PROFILE
Platform 1 information:
Name: AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing
Version: OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (1800.12)
Vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Extensions: cl_khr_icd cl_khr_d3d10_sharing cl_khr_d3d11_sharing cl_khr_dx9_media_sharing cl_amd_event_callback cl_amd_offline_devices
Profile: FULL_PROFILE
Using device 1 on platform 1
Found 2 CL devices
Device 'Hawaii' (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.:0x1002) (CL_DEVICE_TYPE_GPU)
Board: AMD FirePro S9150 (FireGL V)
Driver version: 1800.12 (VM)
Version: OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (1800.12)
Compute capability: 0.0
Max compute units: 44
Clock frequency: 900 Mhz
Global mem size: 3221225472
Local mem size: 32768
Max const buf size: 65536
Double extension: cl_khr_fp64
Estimated AMD GPU GFLOP/s: 396 SP GFLOP/s, 79 DP FLOP/s
Warning: Bizarrely low flops (79). Defaulting to 100
Using a target frequency of 60.0
Using a block size of 11264 with 4 blocks/chunk
Using clWaitForEvents() for polling (mode -1)
Range: { nu_steps = 320, mu_steps = 800, r_steps = 700 }
Iteration area: 560000
Chunk estimate: 11
Num chunks: 13
Chunk size: 45056
Added area: 25728
Effective area: 585728
Initial wait: 13 ms
Integration time: 18.623291 s. Average time per iteration = 58.197786 ms
Integral 0 time = 19.168719 s
Running likelihood with 84044 stars
Likelihood time = 2.110552 s
<background_integral> 0.000117178046727 </background_integral>
<stream_integral> 4.561654032970371 261.985944750789370 65.464078437813157 </stream_integral>
<background_likelihood> -3.387460651512970 </background_likelihood>
<stream_only_likelihood> -123.098837657635800 -3.955471871042226 -3.762280414084465 </stream_only_likelihood>
<search_likelihood> -2.973190267938498 </search_likelihood>
Using SSE4.1 path




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