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1) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 6.10.4 released. (Message 30393)
Posted 8 Sep 2009 by zpm
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a system that was turned off in 6 series is now turned back on.


perfect title to the thread.

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=4268#27176
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Requesting new tasks for GPU (Message 30172)
Posted 3 Sep 2009 by zpm
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it's not a bug, 6.10.+ will have this protocol request for all projects, get use to the message, the client should only request gpu work from non-gpu projects once every 24 hrs or so.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : New Machine Set-up(i7) (Message 30122)
Posted 2 Sep 2009 by zpm
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do use 64-bit though.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA Application for 32 bit Windows (Message 29753)
Posted 26 Aug 2009 by zpm
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My fault it is referred to as compute capability 1.3, which is hardware specific and only the GT200 series of GPUs support it. Also, I'm in the process of updating the application to support the progress bar, check pointing will not be supported.



thank you for adding the progress bar, it's sound that checkpointing won't be a part of the app at this time.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA Application for 32 bit Windows (Message 29747)
Posted 26 Aug 2009 by zpm
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The CUDA application for 32 bit Windows has been deployed on BOINC. In terms of hardware a NVIDIA GPU supporting CUDA 1.3 is required. The following GPUs: GeForce GTX 295, 285, 280, 260, Tesla S1070, C1060, Quadro Plex 2200 D2, Quadro FX 5800, 4800 are known to have CUDA 1.3 support. The GPUs also need to have 256 MB of Video RAM


Um..the 8800GT 512 meets that.



1.3 thats the key.

some me where it says it in the messages that the 8800 gt is 1.3.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : CUDA Application for 32 bit Windows (Message 29745)
Posted 26 Aug 2009 by zpm
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ugh, 3 minutes RT and no progress... how long does it take before it starts to process?

Vista, sp2, 6.10.0, 190.62

edit: make that 5 minutes.

ok, 7:45 secs to complete, but no updating of the boinc progress bar is not a way to start the app off...

fyi, i'm not seeing any processor usage at all under explorer or milkyway cuda app.

Check pointing????
7) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 29699)
Posted 25 Aug 2009 by zpm
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i was looking at the apps page, what is this:

MilkyWay@home Version 2 Beta Applications
8) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 29664)
Posted 23 Aug 2009 by zpm
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Nice!
Will there also be a 64bit Windows CUDA application?


I'm having difficulties building 64bit Windows applications with Visual C++ Express Edition so there will only be a 32 bit application in the beginning.



what exactly is the trouble? libraries?
9) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 29637)
Posted 22 Aug 2009 by zpm
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With the server upgrade now in place work has begun on setting up the server to be able to distribute the CUDA client to users that have access to a CUDA 1.3 card (one that supports double precision). Right now a Linux/GNU 64 Bit CUDA application is live, however, there are some issues with the NVIDIA drivers and BOINC so the application seg faults. This issue should be non-existant on Windows, therefore, over the next few days a Windows 32 bit CUDA client will be added to the server.



i'll be happy to do a test run for yall considering the new drivers suck for a lot of users and can't use them..

190.62 is working fine for me on gpugrid, seti, and Einstein.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Server Side Software Upgrade (Message 29528)
Posted 20 Aug 2009 by zpm
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it would be nice if they would put a time zone next to that hour......

gmt, utc, est, pst, guam time for heaven sac.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Terminology (Message 29359)
Posted 14 Aug 2009 by zpm
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Dave is a nice guy, you just got to have the right attitude to approach people...

sort like how your suppose to approach your manager at work....
12) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28962)
Posted 6 Aug 2009 by zpm
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...will go away as they got the server straitened out.


Until a gazillion new hosts attach here running CUDA. ;)





not going too happen b/c of single precision not being accepted...1.3 compatible only... and i don't see all the users at gpugrid which have 1.3 comp cards coming over here.. no offense to milkyway.. only reason they would come is if...

A. work from the project they like, is fresh out of work.. and the secondary project that they use when this happens runs out of work..

B. Project they like goes down for some reason...

C. problems with certain individual computers.
13) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28684)
Posted 31 Jul 2009 by zpm
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what, do i have to be as tall as Shaq. i'm 6'11" as is....


i'm just pointing out the fact that the volunteer base of gpu is very low, gpu computing with boinc is still in it's first year...
14) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28682)
Posted 31 Jul 2009 by zpm
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gpugrid has currently
total active
Users 5,174 2,391
Hosts 8,322 3,575
source: Boincstats

and this is a mixed bag of gpu... most have above 50 cores...

ps3 is in this figure but a small percentage...8% i think... looking at boincstats...

and to add things over, AQUA has a gpu app out.

and seti lets any gpu cuda capable card run seti MB.


so, your pretty much, asking the people from other projects with high-end cards to come over play.. not many of those... i myself have 1 "1.3" card.

and lets mention the fact that, there are other projects with cuda app/gpu in the works as some of you know...

i have a ati 2600 xt card setting in a box...
15) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28673)
Posted 31 Jul 2009 by zpm
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CUDA 1.3 is required for Double Precision support, single precision was tried, however, it only gave accuracy to 6/7 decimal places which is not enough.



then your volunteers just took a nose-dive... i only have one card 1.3 compatible which is a gtx 260.... my 2 other cards are 9400 gt which are 1.1.....
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Where's CUDA? (Message 27050)
Posted 4 Jul 2009 by zpm
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poorboy, i had the same problem with wu's fro gpugrid erroring out, and i found that it was the latest driver i had installed.....
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Availability? (Message 24072)
Posted 3 Jun 2009 by zpm
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finally, after i bitch, i get 22 wu's in one request.
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Work Availability? (Message 24064)
Posted 3 Jun 2009 by zpm
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I've been unable to get wu on my vista pc.... yet my laptop will get one every other day.....
19) Message boards : Number crunching : 4 * GPU Slots! Oh My! (Message 22546)
Posted 17 May 2009 by zpm
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actually if you guys read the article... it's 7 pci-e 16x 2.0..........


7 slots.....
20) Message boards : MilkyWay@home Science : New scientists working with Milkyway@home (Message 22051)
Posted 12 May 2009 by zpm
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welcome to the milkyway, it's a small but relatively peaceful community. we have a few nova's per year(pesky users) and they tend to be the wild bunch but just do like the rest of us, ignore them.


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