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Message 37405 - Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | 14:46:02 UTC

Here’s a funny one. Just had a storm pass through, which tripped the electric power to the house.

When I restarted BOINC, one GPUGrid WU gave a computation error. The other WU picked up where it was interrupted, six hours into processing, but the progress counter restarted from zero!



Should I let it continue, or will it fail?

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Message 37406 - Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | 15:31:08 UTC - in response to Message 37405.
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Continue, it should finish ok. This happened to me a few times.

As far as your failed unit that happened to me too. I wish these units were a little more robust.

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Message 37409 - Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | 16:25:34 UTC - in response to Message 37406.

Thanks for that, Bedrich. That WU continues...

Me too on WU robustness. I've had lots fail after an electricity interruption...

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Message 38034 - Posted: 23 Sep 2014 | 23:01:18 UTC

On occasions, when the computer is abruptly shut down, and windows doesn't shutdown properly. The next time, the computer boots up, otherwise perfectly good units, which would have successfully completed, crash, with the following error:


Stderr output
<core_client_version>7.2.42</core_client_version>
<![CDATA[
<message>
(unknown error) - exit code -52 (0xffffffcc)
</message>
<stderr_txt>
# GPU [GeForce GTX 690] Platform [Windows] Rev [3301M] VERSION [60]
# SWAN Device 1 :
# Name : GeForce GTX 690
# ECC : Disabled
# Global mem : 2048MB
# Capability : 3.0
# PCI ID : 0000:04:00.0
# Device clock : 1019MHz
# Memory clock : 3004MHz
# Memory width : 256bit
# Driver version : r337_00 : 33788
# GPU 0 : 57C
# GPU 1 : 65C
# GPU 2 : 66C
# GPU 3 : 66C
# GPU 0 : 59C
# GPU 1 : 67C
# GPU 3 : 68C
# GPU 0 : 60C
# GPU 2 : 67C
# GPU 0 : 61C
# GPU 0 : 62C
# GPU 0 : 63C
# GPU 0 : 64C
# GPU 1 : 68C
# GPU 3 : 69C
# GPU 0 : 65C
# GPU 2 : 68C
# GPU 3 : 70C
# GPU [GeForce GTX 690] Platform [Windows] Rev [3301M] VERSION [60]
# SWAN Device 0 :
# Name : GeForce GTX 690
# ECC : Disabled
# Global mem : 2048MB
# Capability : 3.0
# PCI ID : 0000:08:00.0
# Device clock : 1019MHz
# Memory clock : 3004MHz
# Memory width : 256bit
# Driver version : r337_00 : 33788
SWAN : FATAL Unable to load module .mshake_kernel.cu. (702)

</stderr_txt>
]]>


My request is, can we make these units not crash, when this happens?

This happens, on my machines, more often in windows 7 then xp.



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