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Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by [Ion], Oct 22, 2009.

  1. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    Absolutely. FF can be a huge memory hog, I'm very familiar with that. Very familiar. Still, it'll be interesting to see if I can reproduce it on the dedicated rig (since no one ever actually uses it)
     
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    Just wanted to bump this thread for all those new members who might not have came across this, some great info in here! :toast:
     
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    I've updated a few things and added a quickie about WCG on GPUs :toast:
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for continuing to update this even though it's been a while. :respect:
     
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    It was time. GPU WUs are a gamechanger and some of the info was out-of-date. Now to re-learn C++ so I can update my PPD Estimator :toast:
     
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    Updated the OP with information about badges :toast:
     
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    Joined :) Little confused it seems on getting the GPU to run. Currently working a lot of tasks but no gpu usage? Do some tasks use the GPU and others not? I checked to use GPU while computer is in use and checked to use GPU always. But no activity. Just CPU rocking away!
     
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    I'm new to this myself but there's a tonne of hoops to jump through for it to work smoothly.

    I see you have a 7970, so you could easily get 4 WU's on your gpu. Do you know there is an xml file you can use to make your gpu do more work?

    If not see this thread:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174138&page=11

    There was an update from the WCG folks that made the original app_info file from the OP of that thread not work as well.

    If you get probs, post on that thread and the guys will all help out. :toast:
     
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    Yeah very irritating, no time to set it up today so leaving it run on my cpu. Hate sounding like an arse but people this smart, doing this much awesome stuff should have software in which I can click a few check boxes and walk away lol All good, happy Saturday!
     
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    If you're running default there's no reason why it shouldn't be supplying the WU. You can quickly help diagnose the problem if you go to Advanced> Run CPU Benchmarks. And check the Event Log (Ctrl+Shift+E) for something like this:

    10/11/2012 13:24:51 | | ATI GPU 0: Capeverde (CAL version 1.4.1741, 1024MB, 984MB available, 3200 GFLOPS peak)
    10/11/2012 13:24:51 | | OpenCL: ATI GPU 1: Capeverde (driver version CAL 1.4.1741 (VM), device version OpenCL 1.2 AMD-APP (938.2), 1024MB, 984MB available)

    If you get any errors let us know. Otherwise if you are not seeing your version of that, then either you need to check that you've installed all the Catalyst driver options or that your "default" profile in the WCG site is set to:
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    (Under Device Manager, click on the profile next to your computer and Make sure both the HCC project and that option are ticked).
     
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    Welcome aboard! As KieX said, you need to make sure that WCG is set to allow GPU computing :toast:

    What are you crunching on ATM?
     
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    Pretty much crunching ALL the things right now :) Are there set things the team is crunching specifically - to focus on?
     
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    As long as your crunching on World Community grid it is fine to crunch on all projects. We are currently participating in a challenge for the Help Conquer Cancer project so a lot of us have opted to only crunch that project until the end of the challenge (options are availble on the WCG website to select the project and setup a different profile with different work)

    Welcome Aboard! :toast:
     
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    Awesome thanks! That was the dealio. Was not checked in my profile. I now show things crunching on all 8 cores and a +1 ATI GPU Bouncing around crunching random things. Need to have the card crunch more so will have to figure that out. never passes 67%.

    But wow... things crunch FAST with the GPU running now.
     
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    Got it, thanks. Checked to focus on childhood cancer and conquer cancer for right now. Pretty cool! Brings me back to early seti stuff I did back in early 2000's lol
     
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    Awesome! Great to have another member and powerhouse onboard :toast:
     
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    BOINC Manager -> Advanced View -> Tools -> Computing Preferences -> Max CPU Usage: 100%

    That will get you running on all eight cores :toast:

    You can also probably check "Use GPU while computer is in use"
     
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    I've added a bit more information on BOINC on Ubuntu :)


    Any more topics you guys want added/expanded?
     
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    I've tried to install the client but I'm getting an error: "failed to add user to the "boinc_admins" group" and the installation fails.
     
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    You need to install it from an Administrator account, or run the program as Administrator. What install options have you selected?
     
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    I ran it as admin (right clic, Run as administrator). I selected the default install options.
     
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    What version of Windows are you running? x64 or x86? Is UAC enabled or disabled? What version of BOINC are you trying?
     
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    Unfortunately as you found out- the software on WCG's website isn't compatible with Win8. You can use the 7.0.44 Beta version from the BOINC website, it runs 100% fine for just about everyone. Also, use latest the Cat. graphics drivers if you want to run more than one gpu wu at a time under Win8 ;)
     
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