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Message 52766 - Posted: 2 Oct 2019 | 21:08:18 UTC

For the past few days, I've frequently been running out of tasks to run. My GPUs are mostly idle because of that. Is this a regular thing at GPUGRID?

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Message 52768 - Posted: 3 Oct 2019 | 4:52:11 UTC - in response to Message 52766.

Unfortunately, this is not new at all with GPUGRID :-(

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Message 52834 - Posted: 10 Oct 2019 | 20:02:44 UTC
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I do not understand the details, but they are having trouble with a new version of the software.
I may be wrong, but I believe they are trying to make the software compatible with the new NVidia RTX cards or something.
But I find it strange that they give this such a high priority:
How many people have an RTX card? Like 1 % of all of us?
At the same time the other 99 % get no WUs either.

I only have GT710, GT730, GTX745 and GT1030 cards, so I can only accept short work units, because my cards are too slow for the big work units.
And there have been almost no short work units for several weeks now. :-(

So, you are not the only one complaining.

But we must not forget that these people have a lot of scientific work to do in the first place.
I don't think that managing the GPUGRID project is their full-time job.

In the meantime, you can try out some other projects as temporary backup GPU project:
SETI, Einstein, MilkyWay...
I know, I prefer to help healthcare too, rather than listen to ET or look for pulsars, but well...

Let's have some patience with these good people.

Have a nice day!

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Message 52998 - Posted: 19 Nov 2019 | 17:13:54 UTC

It seems like this happens every year, I think it may be tied to the end of the semester and November graduates. I also see a pause around the time of the European Holiday in August-September. When the next semester starts and the new students submit their research it should pick up. -I Hope :>)

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Message 52999 - Posted: 19 Nov 2019 | 18:46:35 UTC - in response to Message 52766.

If you want to put your GPU to work, then you can do non BOINC like Folding@home or you can run Amicable numbers (about 4-6 gpu projects in that group) or run Prime Grid or Moo Wrapper. LHC has ATLAS which is a memory hog and will work your GPU just as hard as Prime Grid.

Plenty of projects to run until this group gets back online.

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Message 53002 - Posted: 20 Nov 2019 | 1:06:14 UTC

I have a couple of other BOINC GPU projects running when GPUGRID is out of work.


and also

SETI@home when I feel like it.

The resource shares are set like this.

GPUGRID - 10,000
Milkyway - 1,000
Einstein - 0
SETI - 10 (Won't get new tasks)

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Message 53005 - Posted: 20 Nov 2019 | 17:34:01 UTC - in response to Message 53002.

Yes, I know. Sorry for the shortage. I'm preparing new wus. Doing it correctly takes time and it's the bottleneck.

Also, we are drying up the acemd2 queue for transitioning to acemd3.

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Message 53006 - Posted: 20 Nov 2019 | 18:15:29 UTC - in response to Message 53005.

Thank you for your kind news.
This will make the wait more bearable.
Good luck with that,

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Message 53009 - Posted: 21 Nov 2019 | 1:25:57 UTC

Yes, thank you Toni for the update. Will have to suffer through the greylisting though for a while I guess.

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