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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Huge number of 'Validation inconclusive' WUs (Message 67706)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile mikey
Hello,
The same for me about 75% GPU (nvidia) finishes as "vcalidation inconclusive" !!!
I run once at the time,I have enough free RAM
I also see no any reaction from admin since months !!!
Best regards from first belgian team admin


"Validation inconclusive" just means you are waiting for your wingman to finish his workunit before you get any credits. MW has just in the last year or so started testing single validation workunits and they don't send nearly as many of those out as they do the wingman required workunits.

BTW I just looked and you have 51 workunits that are noted as "validation required", I'm sitting on 435 right now. It's just a part of the process here at MW.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Over 80 instances of this error. Shutting down project until I know from someone what's happening. (Message 67696)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile mikey
Failed to move file 'separation_checkpoint_tmp' to 'separation_checkpoint' (6832): This object is not allowed to be opened in a transaction.

Nbody tasks and standard Milkyway@home tasks all fail.
I reset the project, that did not work.
I don't know what is causing this.

Unless it is having a hard time writing to a external drive?
I keep all the project data there after I recently had a SSD fail after 5 years and 7 terrabytes of information written and read from it.
Thing is...all the other projects are there as well and do not fail.


I checked and 6832 is not a normal Boinc error code that I could find, meaning it could be a Server side error and maybe a MilkyWay thing in this case. I think you could PM Jake the Admin and maybe he can figure it out.
3) Message boards : MilkyWay@home Science : Waiting to run (Message 67689)
Posted 23 days ago by Profile mikey
Hi;
Forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong place, I know very little about computers except to be dangerous so I need some help with things like you do here.I keep getting a "waiting to run" notification on my BOINC Manager.
It seems to happen on all the groups I am involved with.
I really appreciate being able to do this. Who knows, maybe I can help find a new gravity wave, asteroid or comet or even some little green men too !!!
Thank you for your help and I apologize if I put this in the wrong place.
Thunder


The section called Number Crunching would be a better place next time

It could also be that you are using your pc and your settings have it set to not crunch while you are using your pc. Down by the clock click on the up arrow and you will see a Boinc icon double click it, or do a right click and then another right click, to 'open boinc manager'. Once there click on options then computing preferences, that will open a new box that under the 'computing' tab includes a section called 'when to suspend'. By default Boinc is set to not crunch while you are using your pc.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Maximum number of task (Message 67685)
Posted 25 days ago by Profile mikey
I'm trying to do the same thing, but I keep getting this error message:

Milkyway@Home: Notice from BOINC
Missing <app_config> in app_config.xml


I used NotepadXML to create this file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<app_config>
<app>
<name>MilkyWay@Home</name>
<max_concurrent>5</max_concurrent>
</app>
</app_config>


The first line was inserted by NotepadXML and the <name> line is one of my efforts to resolve the error. Doesn't seem to matter whether either line is there... the same error is returned and the file doesn't seem to work.

Obviously, I'm doing something wrong, but I haven't a clue what.

Any suggestions?


Get rid of the name line and put it in the MilkyWay Project folder under c:\program data\boinc\projects\'milkyway'

You don't need the name line since it only affects milkyway and is in the milkyway folder.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : On a single host always Validation Error (Message 67681)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile mikey
Via app_config.xml there are 4wu/gpu running..
0.24 cpu
0.24 gpu
A maximum of 8 task

No cpu project are running, really i cannot understand.. i have other 3 rigs with same gpus and settings but no problems

Last chance is to reinstall windows7 but before i want to try to solve..


Try cutting back to a single wu at a time and see if they are all okay, then add in one more until you get to the unacceptable error rate, then back off one wu at a time. I'm guessing you have a gpu that isn't quite up to the same stuff as the others are.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : On a single host always Validation Error (Message 67678)
Posted 28 days ago by Profile mikey
Dear Sirs,
recently i built a new dual GPU rig to crunch milky@home, This is the host:

https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/show_host_detail.php?hostid=775931

all work units crunched always returns as validation error: https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/results.php?hostid=775931&offset=0&show_names=0&state=5&appid=

I tryed almost everything
-detach and reattach
-uninstall and reinstall boinc
-tried an older boinc version
-a different AMD driver (latest and older)
-install latest updates (but same also before updates)

Temperature are ok (72°C on the hottest GPU)

But Server always says validation error. On client everything seems to be ok but when sent back to server status is always validation error.

What's wrong? everything seems to be ok, is there anything i can check on server side?

Thanks for your help


Are you running with one cpu core free just for the gpu to use? Are you running multiple wu's at the same time?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : WU completely alone? (Message 67668)
Posted 12 Jul 2018 by Profile mikey
Again i got two WUs completely alone:

https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/results.php?hostid=616064&offset=0&show_names=0&state=2&appid=

:?


BOTH of those are the new single cruncher kind, no wingman needed you are just waiting for the Project to verify your result.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay CPU tasks won't run (Message 67639)
Posted 28 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
I don't think that is it. One of the MW CPU tasks has been assigned to me since 6/22, another since 6/25. I've seen no evidence that any MW CPU task has ever run since I added the MilkyWay project.


The nbody tasks use multiple cpu cores to run, so if you have deadlines with the other projects that are too close then Boinc will not run MW tasks until they are in danger of not finishing in time. Once you do start the MW tasks though you may find they run and the other projects just sit idle for a bit. You might think about lowering your cache settings down to just a day or so it can switch back and forth quicker.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 1080 Ti vs RX 480 (Message 67632)
Posted 27 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
I know that the AMD FirePro S9150 gives 2.5 TFlop in Double Precision operations (with just 235 W TDP). Can it be the best solution for M@H?


This page says no:
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/gpu_list.php


What are you looking at it? It's the top listed #1 card, lol.

My S9150 is currently putting out approx 756,749 RAC


Sorry I was looking at Nvidia cards!! Yes your card is #1!!
10) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 1080 Ti vs RX 480 (Message 67627)
Posted 26 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
I know that the AMD FirePro S9150 gives 2.5 TFlop in Double Precision operations (with just 235 W TDP). Can it be the best solution for M@H?


This page says no:
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/gpu_list.php
11) Message boards : Number crunching : No new work units (Message 67623)
Posted 24 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
And I have workunits again!!
12) Message boards : Number crunching : No new work units (Message 67621)
Posted 23 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
Is anyone else not receiving any work units?


I am not getting any either. If you don't have a zero resource share project as a backup it's time to set one I think.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 1080 Ti vs RX 480 (Message 67617)
Posted 22 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
So, a GTX 1080 Ti is useless for this project...


Heck no but if you want pure max credits you will have to go to Collatz and use the optimization codes and you will get a RAC of about 9 to 10 million per day. Whether the Project's worth it or not is entirely up to you though, each does something much different.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : GTX 1080 Ti vs RX 480 (Message 67611)
Posted 20 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
Is it normal that a GTX 1080 Ti (core clock over 2 GHz) takes the same time to complete a task compared to a RX 480 4GB?
I have both in my PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor (overclocked to 3.9 GHz). They both take 2 minutes to complete a task.


They are different brands so do things differently and MW runs much faster on older hardware than the brand new stuff. For instance my gpu here is an AMD 5870 and does them in about about 105 seconds.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : 80 WU limit (Message 67589)
Posted 10 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
I would be happy about 80 WUs.
Also about 4 WUs.
But i only get 1. This means, the GPU is more or less in idle state.
How do i get more than 1 ?


Check the venue..default, work, home etc and see if it's set at a zero resource share. Also if you are sharing your gpu between several projects that's another reason as Boinc is trying hard to respect your resource share between projects. ie if Seti and MW are both set to 50% then Boinc will try hard to get work from both projects but since Seti gives out less credits per workunit it will get more work from Seti and less from MW. The percentage between projects is a per day thing and is based on credits not number of workunits.

That's one huge reason why alot of us ended up with multiple machines, so we could do work for several projects at once and not be stymied by Boincs quirks.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : 80 WU limit (Message 67588)
Posted 10 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
Maybe it is a hard limit so people do not hog all the WU :) I don't know.


Yes that's true in both cases, 80 per person until you start returning them then you get one as you return one AND it's so one pc doesn't hog them all then crash and the rest of us are stuck with nothing until they expire. My AMD 5870 does a workunit in about 100 seconds each, so a 10 day cache would be around four THOUSAND work units. They do have the Server setup to make new workunits as needed though and it does seem to be doing that fairly well.
17) Message boards : Number crunching : waiting for wingmen, anyone else crunching at all? (Message 67586)
Posted 9 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
I JUST checked and now I have zero unsent ones to any wingman, maybe Jake has been busy on the weekend!!
18) Message boards : Number crunching : waiting for wingmen, anyone else crunching at all? (Message 67582)
Posted 9 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
I have over 60 workunits that I have completed that have not even been SENT to a wingman yet!!! WHY is MW creating and sending out NEW workunits to people when some of us need wingmen?
19) Message boards : Number crunching : WUs sticking on AMD RX 560 GPU (Message 67578)
Posted 6 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
Why would Einstein recognise his drivers and not Milkyway? Don't they both use the same OpenCL? Neither needs anything fancy like Virtualbox?


I have no clue but if you look at my AMD pc you can see the driver version listed while on his it is not. One idea could be multiple people using the same pc and MW was by the 2nd user while Einstein was the first user, gpu's don't work for the 2nd and successive workers that way in Windows.
20) Message boards : Number crunching : WUs sticking on AMD RX 560 GPU (Message 67574)
Posted 5 Jun 2018 by Profile mikey
Hello
I have an Amd Radeon 380X graphic card and I have lot's of computation errors almost 50%
Once again It seams that this project has unsolved computation issues on amd/ati graphic cards.

The team of this...so called "project" is probably not up to the task for fixing their own issues with graphic card computation. It is happenning very often, I mean very very often!

So it's a shit project for me !
I won't waste computation time and electricity on Milkyway anymore despite my respectable score and history.

If, like me you have lot's of computation errors with this...?project?
Crunch on Einstein at home wich is issue and error free !

Sincerly
Elvis


This is spam, you have posted the exact same message in multiple threads, it's your drivers that are the problem, MW isn't recognizing that they are loaded!!


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