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1) Message boards : Number crunching : Website slow for anyone else? (Message 29397)
Posted 15 Aug 2009 by Mike
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Whats causing the slow down this time?
2) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28858)
Posted 4 Aug 2009 by Mike
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1. Check the file stderr.txt for the detailed error message


Nothing in there but this: ""

As far as doing number 2 of what you said..you completely lost me on that one, I think I'll just sit this one out. I never done this sort of thing, but I just wanted to help to get this Cuda project on its knees faster.

Hopefully you guys have people testing this besides whats been said in this thread so far..because honestly its looking a little sparse for testers.

I run Windows 7 64bit with a dual boot of Ubuntu 9.04 ..which I'm still learning, if I'm having this much trouble on Windows, I don't think I'm going to be trying it on Linux.
3) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28792)
Posted 3 Aug 2009 by Mike
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Looks like you haven't installed the CUDA 2.2 Toolkit? Windows should automatically reference in the files like cudart.dll.

Toolkit != drivers. You need both.


Okay..now I downloaded the Cuda Toolkit and rebooted, now I get an error of:

"The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application."

I am doing it right, right? Click on the Windows BAT file then click on the .exe? When I click on the BAT file 2 window things go onto my desktop, with the names of "Out" and "Stderr" ..I believe it shows them on my picture in my last post, are those files suppose to be on the desktop?

I realize this is testing ..but these directions suck. I hope you guys aren't going to make it this hard for when it launches.
4) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28760)
Posted 2 Aug 2009 by Mike
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I clicked on the bat file..then clicked on the .exe file, and I got this:
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/1064/milkywayu.png

Did I do it wrong?
5) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28734)
Posted 2 Aug 2009 by Mike
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meaning the 32 bit version CUDA 2.2 Toolkit, sorry for the confusion


Wait..so I need Nvidas 32bit GPU drivers to be able to run this? Why would someone delete their 64bit GPU drivers to download 32bit drivers to run this on their spare time?

Unless, I'm missing something here? If that's how it is..it sounds like this is in Alpha stage.
6) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28733)
Posted 2 Aug 2009 by Mike
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meaning the 32 bit version CUDA 2.2 Toolkit, sorry for the confusion


Wait..so I need Nvidas 32bit GPU drivers to be able to run this? Why would someone delete their 64bit GPU drivers to download 32bit drivers to run this on their spare time?

Unless, I'm missing something here?
7) Message boards : Application Code Discussion : CUDA for Milkyway@Home (Message 28729)
Posted 1 Aug 2009 by Mike
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Here is a new release of the GPU App source (v0.08)

(Binaries for Windows and Linux included)

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/code_release/mw_gpu_v0.08.tar
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/code_release/mw_gpu_v0.08.zip

please read the readme
http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/download/code_release/readme

This will be the final release version that goes on BOINC pending any bugs and the new likelihood fixes. Also this release is more of a "does this work on other people's machines besides mine" so don't expect it to run with BOINC



Saw this in the ReadMe ..

-Windows users need to use the 32 bit version


32bit version of what? BOINC? Because I downloaded the 64bit version..
8) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 20270)
Posted 24 Apr 2009 by Mike
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Got my 8800GT ..and moved on to Folding@Home GPU. I find it pretty low that somebody from this project head can't update its users on whats going on. Therefore like I said, I moved on.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 19833)
Posted 21 Apr 2009 by Mike
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@ Mike

8800GT is Outdated.
I have a 8800GTX for sell but it has core G80 in it. Good for gaming.
Although I saw it using the GPU with S@H a couple times.
I just installed a GTX285 in my box and is doing a fine job. But now I want to sell it for a GTX295.
I would defenately look for a newer card Mike. But yet the budget often talks.
This is solely my personal opinion!

Martin Chartrand


I know its "outdated" I didn't ask about that. I asked if the project will SUPPORT it.

I went with the 8800GT because my mobo looks like it only supports a single pci-e card.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 19434)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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Is anybody here getting ANY work? I haven't been able to get a single WU since early last night..

Dang GPU folders taking all the WU's..the people behind the scenes shouldn't be allowing GPU folders to jam the servers like is happening..

Are GPU folders that are crunching this data even suppose to be? I thought these WU's were for CPU folders?
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19281)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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Holy .. I just did it anyway ..deleted what was inside of the milkyway folder and paste those 2 files into the milkyway folder..restarted Boinc..and this thing is flying now..looks about 3mins per WU compared to 50mins from the stock app..damn.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19278)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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Okay..I found out how to show hidden files for Vista..the link you gave to that other forum topic was for XP. Vista how to: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/3a3bfe59-5268-4fb3-81c5-7972c28939cd1033.mspx

NOW..I can see it, I'm I deleting whats inside of the milkyway folder or the milkyway folder itself?

Also when I downloaded the optimized client it came with 2 files (a Application and XML Document), what exactly do I do with these?
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19269)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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I have been searching for it..

I'm about to run out of WU's to..*goes and cries in the corner*
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19266)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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I should..I've been crunching away at WU's
15) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19264)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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Its not under C:\Users either..

I have Boinc 6.4.7
16) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19260)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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Here's whats in my Boinc folder..



You said delete the stock app..which is what?
17) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19256)
Posted 18 Apr 2009 by Mike
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I'm asking where do I extract it to? and what folders do I extract.

Edit: I'm not seeing Projects or Milkyway in the Boinc folder..
18) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help installing optimized app (Message 19254)
Posted 17 Apr 2009 by Mike
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From: http://zslip.com/milkyway.htm

I have Intel Vista 64bit and from cpu-id it looks like I have SSSE3..downloaded that but where does it extract to? Little lost ..
19) Message boards : Number crunching : MilkyWay_GPU (Message 19249)
Posted 17 Apr 2009 by Mike
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Is the 8800GT 512mb going to be supported? I plan to buy that next week..




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