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Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by Gilthanis, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    It appears that they will be adding Virtualbox apps

    http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3838#37524



    I am adding this app_config info in the first post so that any whom come here will have easy access. This allows for 2 tasks to run on your GPU at a time. You can change the numbers to run more, but it is up to you to decide what maximizes your points on your hardware.:

    <app_config>
    <app>
    <name>acemdshort</name>
    <gpu_versions>
    <gpu_usage>0.5</gpu_usage>
    <cpu_usage>0.3</cpu_usage>
    </gpu_versions>
    </app>
    </app_config>

    Many people don't see an increase in efficiency by running more than one work unit, however it is up to you to test and decide based on your specific hardware.

    Edit: I created an account called HardOCPtest so that anyone whom wanted to test or contribute anonymously could do so.

    to attach a computer to your account without using the BOINC Manager.
    To do so, install BOINC, create a file named account_www.gpugrid.net.xml in the BOINC data directory, and set its contents to:
    <account>
    <master_url>http://www.gpugrid.net/</master_url>
    <authenticator>111740_8a218e5a7cf06d5f3ffb3fb12418e67c</authenticator>
    </account>

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Nicolas_orleans

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    EXT64 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - Sept. 2014

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    Yep - annoying. I went back to testing ocores for a little while (come back proteneer!).
     
  4. EXT64

    EXT64 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - Sept. 2014

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    I was able to get mine to upload (and to get new work) a few minutes ago.
     
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    Nicolas_orleans [H]ard DCOTM May 2016

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    That was also my plan, but due to maxwell I had to install cuda 6 sdk... Which version of GCC did you use when executing the .run from nvidia's site (the one for 13.04) ? 4.7.3 or 4.8.2 (default for 14.04) with -override compiler flag ? (I posted more info on irc)
     
  6. ChristianVirtual

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    Got my first badge: Gly
    (I know, I know, that was easy) :rolleyes:

    But seems smooth overall on GTX 780.
     
  7. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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  8. Gilthanis

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    I was surprised to find I am placed #1 for the fastest NOELIA_SH2 WU time. Pretty cool. :cool:
     
  11. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I saw that. Congrats by the way!
     
  12. Nicolas_orleans

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    780Ti I imagine, what's your OC ? :)
    Congrats !
     
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    Wow! The numbers for my 780ti haven't' been all that great as it is throttling itself due to heat. I need to fix that problem. :(
     
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    My dual gpu cards outperform by doing 2 at once... but I will never make it on those charts.
     
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    Moar Cowbell!
     
  17. RFGuy_KCCO

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    Thanks! I am actually running it at the stock speeds (well, stock overclocked speeds). 1097 GPU and 1750 memory.
     
  18. Nicolas_orleans

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    To my great surprise, my fastest GTX 770 has been awarded #15 for GIANNI_trypbenContacts1MC2, #9 for NOELIA_TRP188 :)
     
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    Back to comparison chart (yes it took me some time to collect data), here are my numbers :
    - GTX 770 - average 425 000 PPD - maximum 475 000 PPD - average is better than chart
    - GTX 750 Ti - average 250 000 PPD - maximum 275 000 PPD - average is lower than chart*
    - GT 640 - average 60 000 PPD - maximum 73 000 PPD

    this is mostly for august work units running 24/7, september is slightly higher with the new batches.

    *I used the original GPUGRID forum to decide if I shall by a 750 Ti, and found the value reported in forum post was "the best case" and not representative of average long term performance. Slight disappointment :)
     
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  20. EXT64

    EXT64 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - Sept. 2014

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    However, 750Tis are so light on power, I still love them. You can shove them into just about any computer (any PSU) and they will run cool and quiet with good points.

    Edit: is your 750Ti OC'ed (or factory OC'ed)?
     
  21. Nicolas_orleans

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    Yes, factory OC'ed @ 1306 MHz.
    And I like this card for sure. Just wanted to state a more realistic performance level than the gpugrid forum chart, so potential buyers are correctly advised :)

    Changing topic but... anybody ordered a 980/970 ? :)
     
  22. Nicolas_orleans

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    Changes have happened to the scheduling policy to better adapt CUDA version to driver capability.

    Please note that if you have a driver >= 343.00 on Linux, you will only get acemd short version 8.46 since CUDA 6.5 version of acemd long has not yet been released for Linux. That will decrease your PPD, though there is some excitment to be cutting edge :)

    Original post : http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3874

    Current CUDA 6.5 app is more or less a recompile, optimized version with performance improvement over CUDA 6.0 app should be released this winter.

     
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  23. Nicolas_orleans

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    Acemdlong CUDA 6.5 app is live now, you can safely update linux rigs to driver 343.22
     
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    I know this a bit late on the chart, but I've been averaging 430K-435K on a stock 680 - far above the 380K shown... :)
     
  25. tjmagneto

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    #2 with the NOELIA_SH2 scores @ 2.65 hours :)

    This is even with a bunch of rigs with GTX 980s in my rear view mirror. :D
     
  26. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Has anyone else noticed heavy IO's while running a CPU MT work unit? My 2P 2ith 32 threads is seeing a ton. Even if I suspend work units I am still seeing high usage. This could be caused by the work unit not adhering to the BOINC settings which does pop up from time to time with some projects. Being that these are still test work units, it could be very likely. I just want to make sure whether I am the only one seeing it.

    I can't tell if it is these work units or possibly RNA work that was suspended. However, one of them was still using threads and heavy IO's.
     
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  27. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Well... it turned out to be the RNA work units causing all of my chaos. I aborted both of them and everything is running smooth again. First time that has happened.
     
  28. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I got this in my Notices in the BOINC Manager on the 19th.

     
  29. WesM63

    WesM63 2[H]4U

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    Not too many people must be participating. I'm placed in the top 30 in every WU i've completed. Best was #7 in GERARD_CXCL12_adap_LIG1.

    Single Asus STRIX GTX 980 @ stock clocks. Might turn it up a bit and see how it does.
     
  30. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    I think what it is.... is that there aren't a lot of people with 980's.... lol There were a lot that jumped on the 780 band wagon when it was released.

    Anyways, congrats. That isn't an easy task.
     
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    I suppose that makes sense.

    [​IMG]


    I bumped it up about 20Mhz on both GPU/Mem but i don't think i'll catch multiple card systems.
     
  32. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3988#39575
     
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    There is an issue with these WUs that will yield an error when sending results, and a complete loss of credit. Workaround is some manual modification for each WU of the first 400 WUs batch. New WUs shall have been fixed. More details in the original link provided by Gilthanis.
     
  35. RFGuy_KCCO

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    Thanks for the heads up! I was able to modify my client_state.xml file before my WU was finished, so this one should pass and grant me credit.
     
  36. RFGuy_KCCO

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    That very long WU finished and validated, so the manual fix worked. It took just under 29 hours to complete.
     
  37. Gilthanis

    Gilthanis [H]ard|DCer of the Year - 2014

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    Keep your eyes open as there may be some changes soon...

    http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=3995
     
  38. WesM63

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    Tempting, I have 280X here I could give it a go on but those stupid things are hot and consume twice as much power.
     
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    Not so sweet... All the WU's failed immediately after they started. This is obviously an Alpha test.