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Message 52408 - Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 6:47:45 UTC
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Very cool so i have now a 4 1/2-9 hour Cache, thx :)
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Message 52409 - Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 7:57:29 UTC

Hi,
I've also 70 WU's on my Comp.,that looks good.:-)))
THX and Greetings.
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Message 52425 - Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 18:22:14 UTC

work is not reaching me ! Why ?
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Message 52426 - Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 18:59:57 UTC

Matt

With the 2 x 7970s crossfire I'm getting just 20 - could you have a look at it ?

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Message 52428 - Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 19:12:54 UTC

the server is giving me not enough work to do / sometime 1 to 3 wu's are coming to me / but my two ATI 5970 are hungry :-( ) and want something to eat
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Message 52429 - Posted: 12 Jan 2012, 19:21:32 UTC

Just a little bit of optimism for the day... While there may be some work generation issues, I note that the project GFlops is approaching 400K, which is the highest I remember ever seeing it, so we're going in the right direction. Hurray for the new server! :-)
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Message 52437 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 1:34:04 UTC

I don't know if it was the new server or what but I am receiving messages saying I can no longer do milkyway math with my current settings. I guess I will have to delete this program and add on another. I have enjoyed it!! Good luck to you all!
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Message 52448 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 10:54:09 UTC - in response to Message 52428.  

the server is giving me not enough work to do / sometime 1 to 3 wu's are coming to me / but my two ATI 5970 are hungry :-( ) and want something to eat


Not enough info, what are your the messages in the Messages tab concerning this? What other gpu projects are you crunching? What is your percentage per project setting? What kind of gpu? How many gpu's?
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Message 52450 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 11:22:35 UTC - in response to Message 52448.  

sry - my english is not so good .-(
but my settings are ok
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Message 52451 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 12:16:38 UTC - in response to Message 52450.  

sry - my english is not so good .-(
but my settings are ok


Hey your English is MUCH better than my German!!!
I am glad to hear all is okay then!
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Message 52457 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 15:46:14 UTC

Last i saw this morning... i had 30 units in cache :)
I think they screwed it up again...
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Message 52459 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 16:08:28 UTC

woooosh - in came 40 .... :)

Thanks Matt :)

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Message 52463 - Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 23:11:16 UTC - in response to Message 52448.  

Thank you Sir!
You wake me up...i checked everything again...and find...my ressources standing on "---" instead "100" or "200" for example. Now i set it to "150" and get 140 WU's for my GPU's for cooking. Sometime i am a big assh...
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Message 52474 - Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 12:03:48 UTC - in response to Message 52463.  

Thank you Sir!
You wake me up...i checked everything again...and find...my ressources standing on "---" instead "100" or "200" for example. Now i set it to "150" and get 140 WU's for my GPU's for cooking. Sometime i am a big assh...


Actually I think it is the complexities of Boinc that cause the problems we users have, they try to make it too complicated to solve every single detail!!! I am just glad you are back up and crunching again!!!
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Message 52718 - Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 2:22:35 UTC
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How in the heck do I get my GPU to do more than one work unit at a time?
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Message 52719 - Posted: 29 Jan 2012, 3:09:03 UTC - in response to Message 52718.  
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How in the heck do I get my GPU to do more than one work unit at a time?


Copy and paste the lines below into Notepad, and save the file as app_info.xml into the MW Project Directory. (its for AMD cards only, dont use it with NVidia cards, different file names needed)

<app_info>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation_0.82_windows_x86_64__ati14.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway</app_name>
<version_num>82</version_num>
<flops>1.0e11</flops>
<avg_ncpus>0.05</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>1</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>ati14ati</plan_class>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>0.5</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation_0.82_windows_x86_64__ati14.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>

Thats it - basicly.

A few things to get it to run properly ....

- Always empty the PC MW cache of WUs BEFORE you run BOINC with that file in the directory. If you dont, you will trash every WU in there on startup.

- When doing this for the first few times - until you are used to app_info files, always make sure that cache preferences are set to zero - that way if anything goes wrong on startup you dont trash WUs both in the cache and as a runaway.

- Double check it works fine before walking away ... obvious maybe, but real important with app_info's to make sure its not just sitting there trashing files.

- When the cache is empty, close BOINC, make sure the app_info is in the MW Project Directory, and restart BOINC. It should pickup the aPP_info automatically.

- The card(s) will now have two WUs per card, dont try more than two, its a waste of time and effort, two per is the max you should run. The Cards are now doing more work, you may have to adjust the GPU setting and/or voltage (if you have overvolted), so watch closely first time round to see what adjustments you might need.

- When its settled and you are happy, reset the preferences cache level, and your done.

Any issues, post on the Number Crunching Forum.

(If you get dramas, delete the app_info, abort any MW WUs in there, close BAM,
restart BAM and you are back to square one)
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Message 52766 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 16:29:07 UTC - in response to Message 52288.  

I'm running a ATI 5880 which I believe only has one GPU. After getting my 20 work units, 6 minutes later I got another 16. I had to go into preferences and turn off GPU work before who knows how many more may have flooded my machine. This has happened once before; any ideas? By the way, they're all running just fine on the latest AMD catalyst version 12.1.
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Message 52767 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 16:46:43 UTC - in response to Message 52766.  

I'm running a ATI 5880 which I believe only has one GPU. After getting my 20 work units, 6 minutes later I got another 16. I had to go into preferences and turn off GPU work before who knows how many more may have flooded my machine. This has happened once before; any ideas? By the way, they're all running just fine on the latest AMD catalyst version 12.1.
The limit should now be 40 per GPU. You shouldn't be worried about getting a "flood" of work. That isn't really a lot; a 58xx should burn through one in 1-2 minutes on average.
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Message 52770 - Posted: 1 Feb 2012, 18:53:23 UTC - in response to Message 52766.  

By the way, they're all running just fine on the latest AMD catalyst version 12.1.


Just on a side note: CAL is still broken in 12.1 for HD4xxx cards (and has been since 11.11) - looks like AMD really doesn't care.
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Message 53180 - Posted: 15 Feb 2012, 1:18:25 UTC

I tried to install the app that would cause my gpu(s) to run two work units, but with my ATI 7970's, they are still just one per. Any suggestions?
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