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Message 11866 - Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | 0:16:30 UTC

I am getting:

8/13/2009 4:54:07 PM|GPUGRID|Sending scheduler request: To fetch work. Requesting 3224249 seconds of work, reporting 0 completed tasks
8/13/2009 4:54:12 PM|GPUGRID|Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
8/13/2009 4:54:12 PM|GPUGRID|Message from server: No work sent
8/13/2009 4:54:12 PM|GPUGRID|Message from server: Full-atom molecular dynamics on Cell processor is not available for your type of computer.

I encounter this with both the 186 driver and the newer 190 driver on Windows XP SP3. I have the 9800GT.

It seems with enough retries I sometimes do get a work unit. I was letting my cache drain out before, so as to not have a backlog of two or three work units available. Seems that this approach is not the right way to go at the moment.

It is a bit confusing as the server status indicates there are 100's of work units available.

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Message 11884 - Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | 8:20:16 UTC - in response to Message 11866.

Try a project reset? How Many WUs do you have left in the queue?

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Message 11906 - Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | 18:52:09 UTC - in response to Message 11884.


Turns out there was no need -- it was part of the fall out from one of the periodic disk space problems that surface here -- it is resolved now.


Try a project reset? How Many WUs do you have left in the queue?

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Message 12370 - Posted: 5 Sep 2009 | 0:10:38 UTC

Looks like there is new CUDA work to be downloaded.

Perhaps due to a lack of other projects supporting CUDA at the moment (SETI being SETI, MilkyWay being only for high end CUDA cards - 250GTS or 9800GTX are NOT enough, and Collatz being offline as of this morning).

I hope we're not work starved until after the weekend...

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Message 12384 - Posted: 5 Sep 2009 | 17:34:49 UTC - in response to Message 12370.

Last time I posted this, I got 1 work unit within a few minutes. Perhaps one needs to post this (unreplied to) lament in order to get a work unit.

That being said, it would be seriously nice to know what is going on regarding the periodic lack of new work here. The lack of work and lack of specifics regarding that lack of new work is getting to be 'SETI-like'.

These days there is a serious lack of alternatives for CUDA processing. SETI is essentially running down -- with virtually no new work (CUDA or otherwise), Collatz is totally offline (as of yesterday morning), Aqua stopped providing GPU work a while ago, and MilkyWay has GPU work only for the relatively limited number of higher end cards that support double precision. So the lack of work here, on what has been the lodestar of GPU collective processing is depressing. The lack of explanation as to what is going on simply adds to the angst.

I realize this message might well go unreplied to -- that seems to be in the nature of things.


Looks like there is no new CUDA work to be downloaded.

Perhaps due to a lack of other projects supporting CUDA at the moment (SETI being SETI, MilkyWay being only for high end CUDA cards - 250GTS or 9800GTX are NOT enough, and Collatz being offline as of this morning).

I hope we're not work starved until after the weekend...

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Message 12392 - Posted: 5 Sep 2009 | 21:01:05 UTC - in response to Message 12384.

We are fixing the problem.
http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=1340&nowrap=true#12391

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Message 12395 - Posted: 5 Sep 2009 | 21:19:52 UTC - in response to Message 12392.

Yes, I saw it -- all is well now -- thanks!

We are fixing the problem.
http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=1340&nowrap=true#12391

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