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Message 41132 - Posted: 24 May 2015 | 13:34:00 UTC

GPU Grid seems to be out of tasks to be run. Assuming that's correct, I have a few questions:

Does this happen often? I haven't noticed it happening before.
Will it stay this way for an extended period?
Is there a way to have BOINC automatically get GPU tasks from another project only when it can't get any tasks from this one?
Are there any other health-related projects people know of with active work available for GPUs?

I say health-related because all projects seem to be in that category, deal with space, or work on pure math problems. If there's another category I haven't thought of, or a space or pure math project that has potential to bring real concrete benefits to people that has GPU work, I would definitely be interested in that.

Thanks in advance for answers to any or all questions!

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Message 41133 - Posted: 24 May 2015 | 14:08:14 UTC

"Does this happen often?"

Too often :/

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Message 41136 - Posted: 24 May 2015 | 16:21:09 UTC - in response to Message 41132.
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GPU Grid seems to be out of tasks to be run. Assuming that's correct, ...

This project generates new workunits from finished ones, so while there is some workunits in progress you could receive a fresh one, however the probability of this will decline as the number of workunits in progress declines. The current workunits have two "steps", so it's possible that the queue will be empty in a couple of days (the time it takes depends on the slow hosts).

...I have a few questions:

Does this happen often? I haven't noticed it happening before.

It depends on the research actually running. It could happen in every 3-4-6 months.

Will it stay this way for an extended period?

It usually don't take more than a few days. The project's scientists could tell this.

Is there a way to have BOINC automatically get GPU tasks from another project only when it can't get any tasks from this one?

Sure.
You should have the recent BOINC manager (7.4.42), and you should attach your host to another project, and set its resource share to 0 on the project's website. In this case it will get work from this project only when there's no work from your primary project.

Are there any other health-related projects people know of with active work available for GPUs?

Yes, there are: Poem@home, and World Community Grid.
Or you can contribute to folding@home, but this is not a BOINC project, so you should manually switch between them.

I say health-related because all projects seem to be in that category, deal with space, or work on pure math problems.

There are worthy projects from these areas, so if there's no work for a couple of days from here, you could set up a backup project from these.

If there's another category I haven't thought of, or a space or pure math project that has potential to bring real concrete benefits to people that has GPU work, I would definitely be interested in that.

You'll never know in advance what space or math science development will have benefits in everyday life, computing and the internet were such things ~40 years ago. My favorites are einstein@home and seti@home.

Thanks in advance for answers to any or all questions!

You're welcome.
The answers and the debate about your last question could fill an entire forum. :)

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Message 41147 - Posted: 26 May 2015 | 12:41:25 UTC - in response to Message 41136.

GPUGrid seems to be out of tasks to be run, now.
I've got one WU long a few minutes ago.
Thanks for your patience.
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Message 41148 - Posted: 26 May 2015 | 12:47:35 UTC

We are now equilibrating new systems so we should be able to release new WUs very soon. Thanks for your patience.

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Message 41150 - Posted: 26 May 2015 | 16:34:50 UTC - in response to Message 41148.

We are now equilibrating new systems so we should be able to release new WUs very soon. Thanks for your patience.

Back to work :)
THX Gerard and the GPUG crew
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