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1) Message boards : News : Database Maintenance 9-4-2014 (Message 67789)
Posted 7 Sep 2018 by Profile Chooka
Yes sorry.... I just realised my mistake :)
2) Message boards : News : Database Maintenance 9-4-2014 (Message 67787)
Posted 7 Sep 2018 by Profile Chooka
Yep I have nearly 4000 invalids :(
3) Message boards : Number crunching : New Benchmark Thread - times wanted for any hardware, CPU or GPU, old or new! (Message 67675)
Posted 17 Jul 2018 by Profile Chooka
That.....is insane! 5sec/wu!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Which GPU? (Message 67608)
Posted 19 Jun 2018 by Profile Chooka
That's a great spreadsheet Melk! Thank you.
I just dumped it into Excel, then I had to remove the text wrap & merged cells. Once that was done I just sorted by column D which for me was the double precision score highest to lowest.
Worked a charm!
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Not able to download work for AMD GPU (Message 67210)
Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Profile Chooka
Ah ha! Well whatever change they just made now has the WU's flowing.
Thanks for the update there Mikey.
6) Message boards : News : Scheduled Server Maintenance 2/21 (Message 67203)
Posted 5 Mar 2018 by Profile Chooka
Is there a reason why the Milkyway site goes down every night?
Each night (it's night here in Australia) I can't upload WU's nor can I access the website at all. It lasted maybe 1hr tonight.
This is kinda annoying because I run out of WU's and my PC sits idle until the site is back up again and BOINC reconnects.

As for WU's, I don't receive any for my other PC running a Nvidia card. Only got 4 in the last 3 days. Running the same app_config file. I'm not sure why?

Multiple restarts, nothing.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : How to reduce VRAM usage for NVIDIA GPU tasks? (Message 67134)
Posted 24 Feb 2018 by Profile Chooka
WOW...that has a staggering DP score. 6144.0 (7449.6)
Crazy! (Guess it comes with a crazy price tag too)

Cautilus couldn't do any better to try and catch Gary Roberts ;)
8) Message boards : Number crunching : How to reduce VRAM usage for NVIDIA GPU tasks? (Message 67132)
Posted 23 Feb 2018 by Profile Chooka
A Titan V as in the $3000 Volta card Cautilus???
Jeezus. I thought I had the BOINC bug bad...LOL.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : New Benchmark Thread - times wanted for any hardware, CPU or GPU, old or new! (Message 66812)
Posted 25 Nov 2017 by Profile Chooka
Hmm hope I get this right...(a lot of variables)

CPU -2500K (O/C to 4.3Ghz)
RAM - 8gig DDR3
Windows 7 64 Bit
BOINC version - 7.8.3
Video Card - Vega 56 stock.
GPU Driver - 17.11.1

Average over 5 WU's - 63sec. (315sec)

Now where I get a bit confused is I'm using this app_config for the test.
I still set CPU usage to 75% though.

<app_config>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
<max_concurrent>12</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>1</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>0.2</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
<app>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>
<max_concurrent>12</max_concurrent>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>1</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>0.2</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
</app_config>

Seems a bit slow really. I'm currently running 4WU's with "Use at most 25% of CPU", or I run 3WU's at 50%. Works out about 49 - 50sec for the WU's.

Let me know if I should change something and I'll run it again.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti vs AMD RX Vega 64 (Message 66786)
Posted 19 Nov 2017 by Profile Chooka
The 1080Ti will cost you a lot less to run than a Vega64.
11) Message boards : News : Transitioner Down (Message 66694)
Posted 18 Oct 2017 by Profile Chooka
Thank you for your hard work Jake!
I appreciate it.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 66618)
Posted 16 Sep 2017 by Profile Chooka
Sorry all, I got it sorted.
The errors are being reported by others users too so it's not my card.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Errors (Message 66617)
Posted 16 Sep 2017 by Profile Chooka
Ah phew.... it's not my new Vega 56.
Same errors as above.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 66614)
Posted 16 Sep 2017 by Profile Chooka
Hi guys, I'm back again.
Bought a new video card and am getting mutiple computaional errors. Does this file still look correct?
I seriously can't get my head around this stuff every time it comes up. Quite depressing really :(

<app_info>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway</app_name>
<version_num>143</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.567833</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>opencl_ati_101</plan_class>
<cmdline></cmdline>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>0.5</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>
<user_friendly_name>Milkyway Sep. (Mod. Fit)</user_friendly_name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</app_name>
<version_num>143</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</app_name>
<version_num>143</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<avg_ncpus>0.05000</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.0567833</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>opencl_ati_101</plan_class>
<cmdline></cmdline>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>0.5</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>

Is this an old...um...file name? 1.43?
If so, where do I download a newer version? Or would I just change the 1.43 to 1.46?

Thank you once again.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 66022)
Posted 15 Dec 2016 by Profile Chooka
Quick question..... ATM I have about 186 WU's which are validation inconclusive. Could that be a result of running multiple WU's?

Thx
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 66017)
Posted 14 Dec 2016 by Profile Chooka
Hi Keith/Rich,

Thank you very much for your help! I managed to get it working thanks to you both! :)
Using 0.5 of a CPU core, I'll just have to play around and see if I need to reserve more CPU to get the best run times.
Currently I have Einstein@Home crunching CPU tasks and M@H for GPU.
I have my preferences currently set at 98% of CPU. I think this might be a bit high for a 4 core CPU (75% would reserve 1 core correct?)

Keith - Just to be clear, in my app_config file should I remove everything from & including <app> (above <name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>) right through to and including </app_version> ?

If that were the case I'd be left with the following -

<app_info>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway</app_name>
<version_num>143</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.567833</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>opencl_ati_101</plan_class>
<cmdline></cmdline>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>0.5</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>

2 WU's makes much better utilisation of my GPU.
Thanks once again guys, I really appreciate your help!
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 66008)
Posted 13 Dec 2016 by Profile Chooka
Are you using Notepad to create or edit the file? Make sure you don't save it as the default *.txt file type. You need to use the *.* All Files type and save it as an .XML file. I copied your posts app_info to Notepad and saved it in Notepad as test.xml and then ran a sanity .XML check on it in Chrome and it didn't have any syntax errors.


G'day Keith.

Firstly thank you for taking the time to reply.
Secondly you are right I would have saved it as the standard text document.
Thirdly... I'm sorry you'll have to spell it out simpler than what you have. You're talking to a guy who NEVER uses notepad. Ever!

Is the exact file name *.*app_info.xml ?

I'm sure that isn't right but I feel I'm close lol.

Thank you

ps - I should clarify, I only got the syntax error using the short text mentioned in this post (below), NOT with the text I posted which is currently only running 1 WU.

<app_config>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
<gpu_versions>
<gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage>
<cpu_usage>0.05</cpu_usage>
</gpu_versions>
</app>
</app_config>
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 66005)
Posted 12 Dec 2016 by Profile Chooka
If it's only that copied and pasted into a file then I'm like the others and get a syntax error.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 66003)
Posted 12 Dec 2016 by Profile Chooka
I always struggle with these bloody files.
Can anyone help and shed some light on what I've done wrong? I can only get 1 WU running.

<app_info>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway</app_name>
<version_num>143</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.567833</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>opencl_ati_101</plan_class>
<cmdline></cmdline>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>0.5</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>
<user_friendly_name>Milkyway Sep. (Mod. Fit)</user_friendly_name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</app_name>
<version_num>143</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</app_name>
<version_num>143</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<avg_ncpus>0.05000</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.0567833</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>opencl_ati_101</plan_class>
<cmdline></cmdline>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>0.5</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.43_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>

Thank you!
20) Message boards : News : Scheduled Maintenance Concluded (Message 65935)
Posted 21 Nov 2016 by Profile Chooka
Thats the other thing I liked about my old 280 card.... It just worked with BOINC! Simple.
Now days because I'm running a 390, every times there's a change (like now) I've got to try and remember how to fix the app_config file! Hate it!


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