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Message 15237 - Posted: 15 Feb 2010 | 17:33:13 UTC

The Windows version is just a minor modification, while for Linux we tried to change the synchronization of the kernels to see if it improves for certain users.

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Message 15242 - Posted: 15 Feb 2010 | 20:04:37 UTC - in response to Message 15237.

I activated beta testing in my preferences since I was one of several who posted a problem using app v 6.02 on a Linux platform in the News forum. Will report back if I receive a test app WU. Is this thread okay or do you ave a preferred thread for beta results?

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Message 15244 - Posted: 15 Feb 2010 | 22:22:24 UTC - in response to Message 15242.
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Here is ok. To accept beta work, please go in

"Your account" -> "Gpugrid preferences" -> "Edit preferences"

and enable both "Run test applications" and "ACEMD beta"

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Message 15248 - Posted: 16 Feb 2010 | 2:05:47 UTC - in response to Message 15244.

Done. If Beta is available, I should get one within the next several hours as my in progress OTTO-HERG WU is nearing 50% complete.

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Message 15260 - Posted: 16 Feb 2010 | 20:01:06 UTC

Beta-WU is valid Task

OS: Debian GNU Linux (Squeeze)
BM: 6.10.17
driver: 190.53
Cuda-ToolKit: 2.3

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Message 15264 - Posted: 16 Feb 2010 | 22:43:49 UTC - in response to Message 15260.

Good! Let's wait for results from other machines for a comparison.

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Message 15266 - Posted: 17 Feb 2010 | 0:16:42 UTC - in response to Message 15264.

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Message 15312 - Posted: 18 Feb 2010 | 18:21:59 UTC

I turned on test apps, but I'm getting 6.70 and two 6.04

Basically 6.04 is pretty good except CPU usage, but that's OK. curious to get new test app :-)
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Message 15324 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | 6:24:18 UTC - in response to Message 15312.

I turned on test apps, but I'm getting 6.70 and two 6.04

Basically 6.04 is pretty good except CPU usage, but that's OK. curious to get new test app :-)



What exactly is OK? Much CPU consuption is saying that something wrong in OS, BOINC, GPUGRID and GPU interaction... It is unnecessary (seems that it's only a bug), and should be dedicated to other DC projects... :-)
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Message 15335 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | 19:20:50 UTC - in response to Message 15324.

What exactly is OK?

I meant - it's OK in terms of WU crunching speed :-) 4 hours instead of 6 hours on 6.70 app - not bad, right? :-) next step, I believe, should be fixing the "bug" with CPU usage
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Message 15338 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | 19:51:40 UTC - in response to Message 15335.
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It's hard to believe that it will be fixed, 'cause it seems that crunching speed is achieved exactly by using CPU...

But let's see! God bless the developers! :-)
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Message 15339 - Posted: 19 Feb 2010 | 20:36:02 UTC - in response to Message 15338.

It's hard to believe that it will be fixed, 'cause it seems that crunching speed is achieved exactly by using CPU...


And to me it seems this is wrong ;)

(Combining low cpu usage and the increased crunching speed has been possible under windows. Besides, if one cpu core could provide such a speed up then using the GPU wouldn't be all that fast, now would it?)

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Message 15364 - Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | 10:44:25 UTC

Relating to the new apps. Any chance of putting the "using device x" message back into stderr output? It was there in the 6.7x apps but seems to have disappeared with the newer ones. It might help pinpoint problems when there are multiple gpus in a machine.
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