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Message 39527 - Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | 17:30:40 UTC
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Hello,

From today no new work will be scheduled to old pre-Fermi GPUs. This includes Geforce 8800, GTX200 series and GTX9800.


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Message 39529 - Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | 17:47:43 UTC

Thanks for the heads-up Matt.
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Message 39533 - Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | 0:52:53 UTC - in response to Message 39529.

Dang, so much for that, I guess my old GeForce 9800 GTX+ is just not good enough anymore.

too bad I had a pretty good record going forward here

it was a GREAT run and glad I was able to help in moving the health of the world forward

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Message 39541 - Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | 20:15:59 UTC - in response to Message 39533.

J, I'm sure your efforts were appreciated. But that card is really old now. It can still run e.g. Einstein, but you'd save money buy replacing it with e.g. a much faster GTX750/Ti, which uses only 1/2 to 1/3 the electricity. Unless you don't have to pay anything for electricity, of course.

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Message 39548 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 3:38:13 UTC

Guys, if u got an old GPU, try folding@home. It also helps medicine. http://folding.stanford.edu/
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Message 39550 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 9:55:09 UTC - in response to Message 39548.

I think that Folding has given up on cards that old also, which used Core 11. You need at least a Fermi to do Cores 15, 17 and 18.
https://folding.stanford.edu/home/fahcore_11-has-reached-end-of-life/

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Message 39551 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 12:53:27 UTC - in response to Message 39527.

bad news for me. i have 2 gtx295... :(

Have a nice day :)

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Message 39553 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 14:51:10 UTC
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Fermi generation of Excellent Tesla is not support ?

I am considering whether to buy a cheap Tesla.

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Message 39558 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 16:14:54 UTC - in response to Message 39541.

J, I'm sure your efforts were appreciated. But that card is really old now. It can still run e.g. Einstein, but you'd save money buy replacing it with e.g. a much faster GTX750/Ti, which uses only 1/2 to 1/3 the electricity. Unless you don't have to pay anything for electricity, of course.

Not only that but the 750Ti is twice as fast, so you'd be getting 4 to 6 times the credits/watt. You'd also have 4 times the video memory. Sell the old card, replace it with a 750Ti and it probably wouldn't take long to pay for itself. You'd also have a cooler running, faster system. I know that sometimes it's hard to shell out that initial investment, but the long term benefits are considerable. On sale you can sometimes pick up the fastest EVGA OCed models for around $110.

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Message 39559 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 16:19:55 UTC - in response to Message 39553.

Fermi generation of Excellent Tesla is not support ?
I am considering whether to buy a cheap Tesla.

I wouldn't buy a Tesla for GPUGRID. The normal GPUs are faster, cheaper and have newer technology. Teslas have a niche but not here. Instead get a newer Maxwell based GPU that meets your budget: 750, 750Ti, 970, or 980.

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Message 39564 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 20:49:29 UTC - in response to Message 39553.

Yu wrote:
Fermi generation of Excellent Tesla is not support ?
I am considering whether to buy a cheap Tesla.

Fermi is still supported by GPU-Grid and Folding. The Teslas are just the same chip, so also supported. But, as Beyond already said, never buy a Tesla for BOINC, not even a cheap one! Fermi is not only outdated by now, but lags Kepler and especially Maxwell significantly in energy efficiency - be it on a Geforce or a Tesla. If a Tesla is cheap, that because it's not worth much any more compared to other cards.

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bad news for me. i have 2 gtx295... :(

Personally I wouldn't crunch on anything older than Keplers by now. Your card is more efficient than the GTX9800+ mentioned before, but it's still the generation before Fermi.


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Message 39565 - Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | 21:49:48 UTC - in response to Message 39541.
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In terms of compute capability and performance/Watt anything before a GTX400 series GPU is like trying to crunch with a hot fossil.
You simply can't expect to advance science if you crunch with dark ages technology; everything that could be done pretty much was.

Don't feel obligated to crunch on new kit however, upgrade as and when you choose and contribute if and when you choose - it's your choice.
We experienced crunchers, mods and researchers just give free expert advice to people with a common interest - take it or leave it.
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Message 39696 - Posted: 25 Jan 2015 | 11:49:16 UTC

So .. i guess this is the reason why I'm not getting work for my 8400GS , right ?

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Message 39697 - Posted: 25 Jan 2015 | 13:02:01 UTC - in response to Message 39696.

'fraid so. Thanks for your contribution up until now. We sadly just can't use those cards usefully anymore.

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Message 39699 - Posted: 25 Jan 2015 | 15:02:31 UTC
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There are still projects that continue to offer work for older GPUs, like Seti@Home, Einstein@Home, etc. Please consider attaching to other projects, to keep donating that GPU time, even if it is an old GPU.

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Message 40192 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | 13:17:05 UTC

I have twin GTX570's on water cooling and haven't gotten any new work in a couple weeks at least. IS there something going on here I haven't heard about?

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Message 40193 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | 13:19:27 UTC - in response to Message 40192.

I have twin GTX570's on water cooling and haven't gotten any new work in a couple weeks at least. IS there something going on here I haven't heard about?



570s are still supported. Probably your driver is too old - try updating to the latest version.

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Message 40201 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | 20:41:58 UTC - in response to Message 40192.
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I have twin GTX570's on water cooling and haven't gotten any new work in a couple weeks at least. IS there something going on here I haven't heard about?

Looking at your computer's detailed info, I see that the BOINC manager couldn't recognize the GPU (so called coprocessor) at all. It could be caused by that you've installed the BOINC manager as a system service (it's called "protected application execution" in the installer).

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Message 40812 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | 12:58:32 UTC - in response to Message 40193.

My driver is 340. Debians drivers are at 340 even on Debian 8 which is stil a release candidate. Is this okay???

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Message 40813 - Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | 13:04:56 UTC - in response to Message 40812.

My driver is 340. Debians drivers are at 340 even on Debian 8 which is stil a release candidate. Is this okay???


Yes - as you can see in your profile pages, your computers are getting WUs and running the latest CUDA65 application version.

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