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21) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58616)
Posted 10 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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How are things looking for June 10/2013? My machines are running out (or are out) of GPU WU's to crush. Any idea when there will be a resolve to this shortage?

Thanks!
22) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux Has Massively Superior AMD OpenCL Performance to Windows (Message 58528)
Posted 6 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Interesting. Thank you for all the information. What is your favourite "flavour" of Linux when purely crunching BOINC workunits?
23) Message boards : Number crunching : "Aborted by Project" (Message 58522)
Posted 6 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Computer ID: 521327
24) Message boards : Number crunching : "Aborted by Project" (Message 58514)
Posted 5 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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If I remember correctly, they were all due on the 15th. I dunno, baffling. :P
25) Message boards : Number crunching : "Aborted by Project" (Message 58505)
Posted 5 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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Negative. 7.0.64 always. Strange. BOINC is like a Ferrari, when it runs, it's awesome! When it's broken and needs repair, it's a hella big deal. :P
26) Message boards : Number crunching : "Aborted by Project" (Message 58499)
Posted 4 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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This happened on one of my machines. I had 7-days worth of workunits ready to be crunched away, and when I logged into my machine, I found that every single one of them was "Aborted by Project". What exactly does this mean and why were they aborted???

I searched for this subject on the message boards under the 'Number Crunching' section and found no information.

Thanks
27) Message boards : Number crunching : 7850 & 7950 Build Issue (Message 58468)
Posted 1 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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I had a great deal of errors on Rainbow using 13.1 and then each and all of the 13.xx drivers. I am now getting error free output using 12.8 (on a x64 Win 7).

Forum discussions indicated that AMD changed the OpenGL part of the driver on 13.1 and problems have since shown. I don't know if that is relevant.

It might be worthwhile downgrading to 12.8, but make sure all the bits that are left after the normal uninstall are removed before reinstalling.


Interesting! I was unaware. I will make the change to 12.8 on my main "computational error" machines and see what happens. Thank you John. :)
28) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational Error? (Message 58467)
Posted 1 Jun 2013 by P. Skingle
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<--- 13.1
29) Message boards : Number crunching : Computational Error? (Message 58453)
Posted 31 May 2013 by P. Skingle
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AMD is again changing their software to favor gamers and not crunchers, they are working on it but don't hold your breath! If you ever find a version that is stable and just works AND you are not a gamer, then don't upgrade unless you hear the new one is MUCH faster and has been tested by others with your configuration. I am still running version 11.9 on one of my pc's and it works here just fine.


I agree completely!! Updating GPU software/drivers is almost always in-favour of the gamer. 13.4 is currently on my "thou shall not pass" software list.
30) Message boards : Number crunching : 7850 & 7950 Build Issue (Message 58452)
Posted 31 May 2013 by P. Skingle
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13.4 blows - nothing but problems for me on my end. 13.1 is excellent and I currently do not recommend updating to 13.4. I am, however, seeing a lot more computational errors using BOINC 7.0.64 and 13.1. Not sure what the deal is there..?
31) Message boards : Number crunching : Linux Has Massively Superior AMD OpenCL Performance to Windows (Message 58451)
Posted 31 May 2013 by P. Skingle
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Running your 7950 @ 975 MHz - what's the voltage you're running in Linux compared to Windows? What are your GFLOPS now in comparison to Windows? I prefer a Windows OS as I remote into all my headless machines while emulating a basic VGA monitor to ensure the GPU's remain active.
32) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58037)
Posted 27 Apr 2013 by P. Skingle
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That computer has been moved to another project and no longer updates to MilkyWay@Home. This morning, all seems well. :)
33) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58032)
Posted 27 Apr 2013 by P. Skingle
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And everything is OK again. Funny.
34) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58030)
Posted 27 Apr 2013 by P. Skingle
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Occasionally a GPU work unit comes in on one of my dual GPU machines, it's crunched, uploaded and then nothing. Again, an 'Update' or 'Do network communication' does not download new GPU work units. Is MilkyWay@Home actually out of GPU work units for participants to process?
35) Message boards : Number crunching : No more GPU work units? (Message 58029)
Posted 27 Apr 2013 by P. Skingle
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Some of my slower computers and their GPU's still have GPU work units to process, however my faster computers are all out - CPU work units only.

An 'Update' or 'Do network communication' does not remedy my lack of GPU work units to process. I checked the server status page and everything appears OK. If this is me, I'm not seeing it.

Thanks! :)


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