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Message 64490 - Posted: 22 Apr 2016, 23:59:55 UTC
Last modified: 23 Apr 2016, 0:11:20 UTC

I have my PC running since October last year.
Dual Xeon CPU Board with four AMD Radeon R9 Fury X VGA cards.

I added Milkyway in BOINC but my PC got no tasks for the GPUs.
I searched this forum and read the Milkyway server software need an update for to send tasks to the 'new' 290/390/Fury series VGA cards.

The FuryX is available since mid last year.
9 months later - and still not possible to get work?
The admins don't want the performance of the 'new' 290/390/Fury series VGA cards?

Up to the time the Milkyway server will send tasks to the 'new' VGA cards automatically - it's possible that the admins make a sticky (just read & closed, no new messages possible to write) thread in this forum with instruction how to set up an app_info.xml file with all CPU & GPU apps?

I need it just for Windows, but also for Linux it would be helpful I guess...
Also the download URLs of all needed files.

For example, SETI have this kind of thread in the forum.
And a 2nd thread for questions of the members.

Thanks.


[EDIT: Up to the time the admins do this maybe, I would be grateful if I could get help here in this thread before. ;-)]
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Message 64491 - Posted: 23 Apr 2016, 11:25:37 UTC - in response to Message 64490.  

I have my PC running since October last year.
Dual Xeon CPU Board with four AMD Radeon R9 Fury X VGA cards.

I added Milkyway in BOINC but my PC got no tasks for the GPUs.
I searched this forum and read the Milkyway server software need an update for to send tasks to the 'new' 290/390/Fury series VGA cards.

The FuryX is available since mid last year.
9 months later - and still not possible to get work?
The admins don't want the performance of the 'new' 290/390/Fury series VGA cards?

Up to the time the Milkyway server will send tasks to the 'new' VGA cards automatically - it's possible that the admins make a sticky (just read & closed, no new messages possible to write) thread in this forum with instruction how to set up an app_info.xml file with all CPU & GPU apps?

I need it just for Windows, but also for Linux it would be helpful I guess...
Also the download URLs of all needed files.

For example, SETI have this kind of thread in the forum.
And a 2nd thread for questions of the members.

Thanks.


[EDIT: Up to the time the admins do this maybe, I would be grateful if I could get help here in this thread before. ;-)]


The problem is it costs money to do stuff, and MilkyWay is not exactly floating in it right now. They are down to every year having to ask for donations, they lost their grant money, and also getting donations from other Boinc Projects such as Bitcoin Utopia to just stay afloat. SO FAR it's working, but I don't know how much 'extra' money there is right now to be upgrading much of anything.

If you check out this thread:
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=3913

someone in there just went thru the process of setting up an app_config.xml file and it is working for them.
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Message 64492 - Posted: 23 Apr 2016, 17:21:33 UTC - in response to Message 64491.  

I got the same problem with R9 380 (see http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=3926#64478)

I tried http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/forum_thread.php?id=3457 but its for 290X and it gets me compute errors...

If I find a solution I let you know, please do the same if u find one :)
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Message 64494 - Posted: 24 Apr 2016, 2:00:58 UTC
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OK, after some headache, I got it, problem solved -> my FuryX VGA cards get Milkyway project tasks... :-)


Before you want to do this also, be aware - app_info.xml file usage is only for advanced users.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Anonymous_platform


The following is for 64 bit Windows OS, CPU & AMD/ATI apps (MilkyWay@Home & Milkyway@Home Separation (Modified Fit), without MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation).

My app_info.xml file (strange BBCs (pre) and (code) don't work properly):

<app_info>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
<user_friendly_name>MilkyWay@Home</user_friendly_name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway</app_name>
<version_num>120</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64__opencl_amd_ati.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway</app_name>
<version_num>120</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<avg_ncpus>0.25</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.25</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>opencl_amd_ati</plan_class>
<cmdline></cmdline>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>1</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64__opencl_amd_ati.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
<app>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</name>
<user_friendly_name>Milkyway@Home Separation (Modified Fit)</user_friendly_name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.36_windows_x86_64.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</app_name>
<version_num>136</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.36_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_1.36_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit</app_name>
<version_num>136</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<avg_ncpus>0.5</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>0.5</max_ncpus>
<plan_class>opencl_ati_101</plan_class>
<cmdline></cmdline>
<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>1</count>
</coproc>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.36_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>
</app_info>


You can edit this entries related to/for your PC:
<avg_ncpus>***</avg_ncpus>
<max_ncpus>***</max_ncpus>


<coproc>
<type>ATI</type>
<count>1</count>
</coproc>
- for just 1 project task on 1 GPU.
(AFAIK, the 290/390/Fury series VGA cards can do with the currently drivers just 1 task/GPU. But it looks like no problem for Milkyway, because the GPU Load is at maximum.
I tested Crimson 16.3.2 and still just 1 task/GPU (at least at SETI@home). But I need to use Crimson 15.12, because with 16.3.2 my FuryX's make invalid AstroPulse results at SETI@home.)


Download URLs of the apps:
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64.exe
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64__opencl_amd_ati.exe
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.36_windows_x86_64.exe
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/milkyway_separation__modified_fit_1.36_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_101.exe


BTW.
I use BOINC v7.6.23 Beta (other/better detection of the new AMD VGA cards): http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10204&postid=67990#67990
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Message 64495 - Posted: 24 Apr 2016, 2:28:22 UTC - in response to Message 64494.  
Last modified: 24 Apr 2016, 2:36:26 UTC

After some more headache, this should work for MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation (just CPU app, http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/apps.php)

<app>
<name>milkyway_nbody</name>
<user_friendly_name>MilkyWay@Home N-Body Simulation</user_friendly_name>
</app>
<file_info>
<name>milkyway_nbody_1.60_windows_x86_64.exe</name>
<executable/>
</file_info>
<app_version>
<app_name>milkyway_nbody</app_name>
<version_num>160</version_num>
<platform>windows_x86_64</platform>
<file_ref>
<file_name>milkyway_nbody_1.60_windows_x86_64.exe</file_name>
<main_program/>
</file_ref>
</app_version>

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/milkyway_nbody_1.60_windows_x86_64.exe


For example you could insert it at the top between:
<app_info>

- and:

<app>
<name>milkyway</name>
(...)
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Message 64496 - Posted: 24 Apr 2016, 8:46:49 UTC - in response to Message 64495.  
Last modified: 24 Apr 2016, 8:48:53 UTC

I don't know if the:
milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64.exe (17-Jun-2013)
milkyway_separation_1.20_windows_x86_64__opencl_amd_ati.exe (17-Jun-2013)
- are the correct, or they are Beta apps (at least they are available in the Milkyway/Download folder).

If I look (+ed correct) to the stock Milkyway PCs, they have running (the outdated?):
milkyway_separation_1.00_windows_x86_64.exe (08-Feb-2012)
milkyway_separation_1.02_windows_x86_64__opencl_amd_ati.exe (10-Feb-2012)


So it would be good if one of the admins could/would jump in this thread... ;-)


BTW.
On my FuryX's the v1.20 app is running well.
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Message 64498 - Posted: 24 Apr 2016, 10:27:48 UTC

I'll escalate this concern to the appropriate people

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Message 64504 - Posted: 25 Apr 2016, 14:15:42 UTC - in response to Message 64494.  
Last modified: 25 Apr 2016, 14:16:00 UTC

Wow, I finaly get tasks, thank you very very much. They dont give compute errors, now lets hope they validate :)
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Message 64520 - Posted: 1 May 2016, 13:27:29 UTC - in response to Message 64498.  

I'll escalate this concern to the appropriate people


Great!
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