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Posts by bluestang

1) Message boards : News : New Milkyway Badges Online (Message 70318)
Posted 5 Jan 2021 by bluestang
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Great work...Thanks Tom!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD FirePro S9150 (Message 70165)
Posted 6 Nov 2020 by bluestang
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Well these Invalids everyone was having is not a driver or GPU issue. It's a BOINC and/or MilkyWay app issue. If I run 5 concurrent WUs on my S9100 then I get Invalids. But if I fire up five instances of BOINC each only running 1 WU per instance for 5 total WUs on the S9100, then I get no Invalids.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD FirePro S9150 (Message 70164)
Posted 5 Nov 2020 by bluestang
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Finally got my S9100 with a cooling solution to be able to run and installed in a Windows 10 system :)

Reading through this thread...did you guys ever figure out the "Invalids" issue? Is it the driver/GPUs or is it BOINC/MilkyWay that is the issue?

I'm on Radeon Pro 19.Q2 package with ECC enabled running 5 WUs. I've had issues the passed day trying to get the right drivers and the system/BOINC recognizing the S9100 so I'll need to wait a few days for my "Validation inconclusive" tasks to clear the old ones out and see how it's going.

I'm also using Sapphire Trix v5.2.1 and it sees the S9100 and I can change the Power Limit to 20% to get it at 824MHz. Can also change the GPU and Mem clocks, but haven't yet. Voltage setting is a no go and locked at 1.106 VDDC according to GPU-Z. Settles in at 73-75C for temps with VRMs at 59C and 70C according to HWiNFO64.

https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/results.php?hostid=706999
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Number crunching with AMD S9100 (Message 70163)
Posted 5 Nov 2020 by bluestang
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Finally got my S9100 with a cooling solution to be able to run and installed in a Windows 10 system :)
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Increased GPU speed? (Message 69839)
Posted 20 May 2020 by bluestang
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What CPU was in the old one compared to the new computer you moved them to?
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally getting new tasks only seconds after running out. May not be worth the hassle. (Message 69838)
Posted 19 May 2020 by bluestang
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Thanks!
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally getting new tasks only seconds after running out. May not be worth the hassle. (Message 69833)
Posted 19 May 2020 by bluestang
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is there an Ubuntu version of this I can just copy to the folder and restart boinc? Or do I have to get it compiled first?
8) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD FirePro S9150 (Message 69766)
Posted 4 May 2020 by bluestang
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Thanks, I should be good on the shim material as I have copper here at work. You know the thicknesses possibly needed? Also, what did you do for the memory chips and VRM? I'd rather not have to cement small heatsinks to them.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD FirePro S9150 (Message 69761)
Posted 26 Apr 2020 by bluestang
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I have a G12 coming this week to try on my S9100 with an Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 that I had on my 2600k CPU before I upgraded to a 3900X and new cooler. Curious as to how it's going to work. Wish I knew if 7950 or 280X coolers fit this card.

I'll have to try that 20q1 Pro driver as well as you seem to have it working well. Getting full speeds with it as well I hope.
10) Questions and Answers : Windows : Nvidia GPU tasks crashing after 2 seconds (Message 69618)
Posted 23 Mar 2020 by bluestang
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Does your 980M GPU have Double Precicion (FP64) compute so it will not work on this project?

Nevermind, I see it has some ~100 GFLOPS.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD FirePro S9150 (Message 69559)
Posted 21 Feb 2020 by bluestang
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I had in working on Win 7 Pro 64 by telling Windows to update the driver from Device Manager and it got that July or Dec 2015 driver like you mentioned earlier. That didn't work this time.

I've tried about 6 or more driver versions including all the ones you've tried and got nowhere. Ran DDU after ever uninstall before installing a different drive too. I'll have a Win 10 Enterprise 64 system up in the next week hopefully and I'll try again then. Assuming it will play nice with another GPU installed in that machine lol

I've pulled all but one GPU from Milky to help hit a personal goal on PrimeGrid, so I'll be back here in about a week.


Side Note: You have to be one of the most helpful users on this forum by far getting some of these issues fixed. The modded BOINC is working great for me
12) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD FirePro S9150 (Message 69546)
Posted 18 Feb 2020 by bluestang
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Arrgh! Have a S9100 installed in a 2008R2 server with dual E5-2670 and can't get BOINC to recognize the GPU no matter what driver I use. Even used a coproc_info.xml file for it when I had it in a Windows 7 machine working and even though that "lets" BOINC see a CPU, WUs error out in 2-3 seconds with Computation Error. Resetting project didn't help either.

I'm on 7.14.2 of BOINC. Would an older version help?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Finally getting new tasks only seconds after running out. May not be worth the hassle. (Message 69539)
Posted 14 Feb 2020 by bluestang
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Just implemented you modded boinc.exe and I have it working well on 3 machines right now (thank you for this!). They all also have the coproc_info.xml hack to show multi-GPU setups. So I should pick up some more PPD.

I'm using this in my cc_config.xml for all of them:
<cc_config>
  <options>
    <start_delay>30</start_delay>
    <report_results_immediately>1</report_results_immediately>
    <max_file_xfers>20</max_file_xfers>
    <max_file_xfers_per_project>20</max_file_xfers_per_project>
    <use_all_gpus>1</use_all_gpus>
    <allow_multiple_clients>1</allow_multiple_clients>
    <mw_low_water_pct>1</mw_low_water_pct>
    <mw_high_water_pct>16</mw_high_water_pct>
    <mw_wait_interval>256</mw_wait_interval>
  </options>
</cc_config>


Staying full with ~900 WUs per machine consistently now :)

Now to get my S9100 up and running next week too!
14) Message boards : Number crunching : bundleN_testing "Computation Errors" (Message 69534)
Posted 13 Feb 2020 by bluestang
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Tried rolling back to my tried and true 18.7.1 driver and still Errors.

What solved it was aborting all WUs and resetting the project in BOINC Manager.

Live and learn as still not sure what the issue was, but seems to be running fine now.
15) Message boards : Number crunching : bundleN_testing "Computation Errors" (Message 69533)
Posted 13 Feb 2020 by bluestang
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Anyone else getting "Computation Errors" on bundle 4 or 5 "testing" Work Units? I'm trying to figure out if my 280X is toast or what?

This machine:
https://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/results.php?hostid=706999
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Radeon R9 280X for MilkyWay@Home (Message 69351)
Posted 17 Dec 2019 by bluestang
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Yep, great MW cruncher. Run 3 tasks per 280X.
17) Message boards : News : New Separation Runs [UPDATE] (Message 68995)
Posted 30 Aug 2019 by bluestang
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Hi everyone,

Stripes 84 and 85 are beginning to return invalids, as was expected. I will pull them down in a couple days when I am back in the lab.

Best,
Tom


Yes, please do as points have gone to the crapper because of all these invalids. Thanks.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Resent Invalid and Validate errors de_modfit_85_bundle4_4s_south4s_1_ (Message 68880)
Posted 8 Jul 2019 by bluestang
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Yeah, same here with the really high Invalids.

Evidently something is wrong on the project side of things. Hopefully an Admin gets in here and sees what's going on and it gets fixed soon as this is not good for us or the project.
19) Message boards : Number crunching : Run Multiple WU's on Your GPU (Message 68842)
Posted 6 Jun 2019 by bluestang
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update Radeon VII _ 3 instances , I have uploaded to youtube including config for 3three instances
https://youtu.be/4xKy9wGKmz4


Nice! We could use someone like you on our Team :)
20) Message boards : Number crunching : AMD recently announced Radeon VII with 6.9TFLOPS of FP64 (1:2) for only $699???!!! (Message 68807)
Posted 31 May 2019 by bluestang
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About 1.7mil PPD for the VII


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