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Message 53999 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 12:43:11 UTC
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If I am not missing anything, GPUGRID volunteers doubled the number of active hosts in the last month. It may have been either due to the closing of seti@home, or a consequence of folding at home’s covid effort.



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Message 54000 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 13:03:00 UTC

we will see how many of them will stay permanently, but great news

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Message 54001 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 14:42:55 UTC

Well, now we have plenty of work units. It's very important.

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Message 54002 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 15:41:15 UTC

I expected such. Going to be more hosts coming over from Seti@home with the project finishing up. Soon as the project stops sending out work, all my gpus will be doing GPUGrid full time with higher resource shares.

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Message 54005 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 18:28:58 UTC - in response to Message 54002.

Going to be more hosts coming over from Seti@home with the project finishing up.

Dave Anderson is a genius. He stopped SETI at just the right time.

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Message 54006 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 21:18:01 UTC - in response to Message 54005.

Going to be more hosts coming over from Seti@home with the project finishing up.

Dave Anderson is a genius. He stopped SETI at just the right time.

I have another rude description for DA.

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Message 54007 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 21:24:01 UTC - in response to Message 54006.
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Message 54008 - Posted: 23 Mar 2020 | 23:24:50 UTC
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I used to have a GTX 1080 dedicated to FAH but there has been limited work there so I moved it to GPUGrid.

Edit: I have pointed some team members here for GPUs and Rosetta for CPUs.

Rosetta has taken off as well
https://stats3.free-dc.org/stats.php?page=proj&proj=rah

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Message 54009 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 7:05:42 UTC - in response to Message 54001.

Well, now we have plenty of work units. It's very important.

It's certainly linked to that indeed.
We stayed for a very long time in shortage of WU's which had to effect inactivating a lot of hosts statistically speaking.
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Message 54011 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 10:02:27 UTC

Without DA none of us would be here. We would fold, maybe :)

The problem with GPUGrid is that it is often short of tasks to process, I hope that the current trend is permanent.

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Message 54012 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 10:40:00 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

most for sure the corvid19, that's why i'm here.
also the foh gpu client i was running was not really receiving many work units... so i switched away to here.

"cant we all just get along" :)

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Message 54014 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 12:10:21 UTC - in response to Message 53999.
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For me ... and a couple of my teammates from SETI@Home -- Hey guys! :^) ... it's the closure. I picked this project because it's both a worthy and certainly important cause especially these days, and because it has a CUDA 10 Linux client. No point in wasting the GPUs' potential.

You'll doubtless see quite a few more "resetilers" migrating here with our RTX farms in the near future.

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Message 54015 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 12:11:19 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

ciao a tutti vi scrivo dall'italia. Chiedevo una informazione: Gpu-Grid sta eseguendo progetti x il Coronavirus Covid-19?

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Message 54016 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 12:16:28 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

If I am not missing anything, GPUGRID volunteers doubled the number of active hosts in the last month. It may have been either due to the closing of seti@home, or a consequence of folding at home’s covid effort.



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Gpu- Grid esegue progetti x il coronavirus Covid19?

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Message 54017 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 12:21:31 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

For me its working from home. For sure im giving you more cpu!

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Message 54020 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 15:11:12 UTC - in response to Message 54006.

Dave Anderson is a genius. He stopped SETI at just the right time.

I have another rude description for DA.


Why?

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Message 54021 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 15:17:26 UTC - in response to Message 54016.

Gpu- Grid esegue progetti x il coronavirus Covid19?

Per ora no, ma ci stanno lavorando.

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Message 54022 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 15:17:43 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

As someone who recently rejoined, GPUGRID is the only project issuing sufficient work units for GPUs right now. Everyone else is CPU bound or issuing GPU work units not compatible with my hardware.

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Message 54023 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 15:53:45 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

I am here because of all the folding@home news on gaming/hardware related websites. I've tried it but it often doesn't have any work for me since everybody is doing it now so I've looked for alternatives.

I really liked the idea of donating my processing power and even thought about it many times before but never came to research the idea for some reason.

I am typically running high-end gaming setup with dual GPU and high-end HEDT CPU that even if I play a lot still sits unused most of the day, and since there isn't really any reliable way for such system to make me any reasonable amount of money, I may just as well donate the processing power to charity.

This is pretty genius way of reaching so many people who otherwise do not donate money for charity for multiple reasons, donating something that you already have in unlimited amount, I am surprised this isn't more common and that I've heard about it only now.

Even from hardware enthusiast standpoint this is fun because you have to optimize your system also for long-term full load operation and energy efficiency rather than only squeezing every last MHz like for gaming and overclocking, and you want to be able to switch between these two settings on the fly depending on what you are about to do, so that has many interesting challenges in it's own.

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Message 54026 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 17:37:46 UTC

I'm here because F@H caused me to look at my BOINC processes and I saw I had underutilized GPU resources. It doesn't hurt that SETI is done for now.

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Message 54027 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 19:02:16 UTC

I recently joined after doing work on World Community Grid for year and realized my GPU was not being used. I installed F@H and I wasn't getting any work units.

I then went into BOINC manager on my PC and realized that GPUGRID was meant for GPU usage.

I really think F@H needs to work in BOINC so that way if units are not being sent out you can do other work.

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Message 54029 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 20:47:01 UTC

I discovered BOINC in June and joined WCG in July. Have been running it since then. I tried to run GPU GRID and F@H, but it seemed like the GPU was overheating my tiny T490 way too much.
Due to Covid 19, I revised the situation and found out that I can get my GPU to run reliably with GPU GRID while throttled to ca 60%. And so I am here, running the work units with my tiny GPU. F@H does not have enough work units and it seems like it often fails for some reason. GPU GRID WUs feel much more "stable".

I do not mind staying here, but it seems like it is almost impossible to figure out what is the current research used for. I do not mind working on other causes than COVID 19, but it has to be something useful, right?

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Message 54030 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 21:06:57 UTC

> closing of seti@home, or a consequence of folding at home’s covid effort.

You have guessed the 2 reasons I joined.

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Message 54033 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 22:20:15 UTC

I recently doubled up on GPUs in my 2 puny hosts, does that count?

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Message 54038 - Posted: 24 Mar 2020 | 23:52:05 UTC - in response to Message 54033.

I recently doubled up on GPUs in my 2 puny hosts, does that count?

Sarcastic humor aside, congratulations to Toni and the staff on the uptick in available hosts. It shows that this is an undertaking very worthy of the support of the global crunching community.

Distributed computing is a way everyone can participate in prevention and cure, no matter what the current biological villain might be. Yet, medicine is only one of the many applications of distributed computing. Long live DC and its spirit of volunteerism!

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Message 54040 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 0:01:48 UTC

Appologies for the multiple posts. I am having extreme delays in posting.

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Message 54041 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 1:10:21 UTC

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Message 54043 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 4:25:42 UTC

I have had a few PCs on gpugrid for some time. With the ending of the SETI workload I have started adding gpugrid to all my GPU systems. The point about the Covid-19 virus work is added incentive. Some older or lower end cards that would do SETI work do not get gpugrid work allocated to them. So some upgrades will be needed in the future, probably post recession...

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Message 54044 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 4:28:39 UTC - in response to Message 54043.

I have had a few PCs on gpugrid for some time. With the ending of the SETI workload I have started adding gpugrid to all my GPU systems. The point about the Covid-19 virus work is added incentive. Some older or lower end cards that would do SETI work do not get gpugrid work allocated to them. So some upgrades will be needed in the future, probably post recession...


Updated FAQ for GPU requirements can be found at this link:
http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=5002

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Message 54045 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 5:19:55 UTC

I've actually been joined to this project for some time, but yes, I am primarily a FAH participant. Since their influx has actually ended up pushing a lot of mid-upper range rigs out of the pool, I came back here. I have to admit, part of the reason I didn't stay initially was because the configs are a little cumbersome, until you take the time to get accustomed to synchronizing between web and local.

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Message 54046 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 5:20:48 UTC
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I used BOINC many years back under a different name, but for some reason I never installed it on this Gaming Rig.

After SpiceWorks announced the Covid-19 F@H effort I signed up to F@H, but due to lack of units I came back home to BOINC and GPUGRD/Rosetta/WCG.

So here I am.

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Message 54053 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 11:50:13 UTC
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I receive maybe 1 or 2 units per MONTH. What are these new workunits you speak of?

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Message 54055 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 13:58:14 UTC
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Reacting to some comments above, in case neither folding nor GPUGrid have work for GPU at the moment there are several other boinc projects with GPU work to be done, but I think none in the biomed area, but you have

Mathematics :

Moo! Wrapper
PrimeGrid
Collatz
Amicable
NumberFields (but I think not more efficient than their CPU app, but still)


Astronomy :

MilkyWay
Einstein
Asteroid

Be careful with those having OpenCL apps, they often require one full CPU core to be able to feed the GPU app with work (means that other CPU boinc app running at the same time will have one core less for them, but still).

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Message 54059 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 15:44:08 UTC

Team,

My laptops, were crunching for S@H with their small GPU (no power loss) but they are not getting GPUGrid tasks...

Any plan to catch up and grab this computing power as well for the Grid ?

Thanks
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Message 54060 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 15:52:12 UTC - in response to Message 54059.

Team,

My laptops, were crunching for S@H with their small GPU (no power loss) but they are not getting GPUGrid tasks...

Any plan to catch up and grab this computing power as well for the Grid ?

Thanks
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Read the FAQ.
https://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=5002

Pay attention to this part.

I get errors, and the output includes "CUDA_ERROR_UNKNOWN (999)"

You may have a notebook (or older) graphic card. They are not really suited to sustain hard-core computations (thanks anyway).


Laptop iGPUs don't have the power or enough memory to crunch the new acemd3 application.

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Message 54065 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 16:51:54 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

I just join the project and it is to fight against the COVID-19 :)

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Message 54067 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 22:52:31 UTC - in response to Message 54027.
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I really think F@H needs to work in BOINC so that way if units are not being sent out you can do other work.

Those Stanford guys are too arrogant to use BOINC. I've been telling them that for years. It's hopeless.

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Message 54068 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 22:53:35 UTC - in response to Message 54060.
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Thx for the reply and pointing me to the right article.

Seems the laptops will stay very cool... :(
Unless someone has a trick ?? ;)

Thx
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Message 54070 - Posted: 25 Mar 2020 | 23:09:29 UTC - in response to Message 54068.

Thx for the reply and pointing me to the right article.

Seems the laptops will stay very cool... :(
Unless someone has a trick ?? ;)

Thx
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You would have to purchase a gaming laptop with a discrete Nvidia gpu.

GPUGrid can only use Nvidia gpus. Not AMD or Intel.

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Message 54083 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020 | 16:56:09 UTC

Congratulations. I just bought a new pc recently, when I don't play games I can help a little.

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Message 54084 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020 | 17:38:10 UTC - in response to Message 54067.

I really think F@H needs to work in BOINC so that way if units are not being sent out you can do other work.

Those Stanford guys are too arrogant to use BOINC. I've been telling them that for years. It's hopeless.


They did for a while - they gave it up due to the extra headache and no real benefit to them.

That said though - a smart programmer could set it up quite easily as a third party.

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Message 54086 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020 | 18:45:11 UTC

I'm here because of the same reason than others here: F@H has too less WUs and i didn't want to waste PC time when i let my PC run 24/7 for Covid19 stuff.

I already use rosetta@home for CPU and Boinc itself since over 10 years (seti@home and WCG projects) and i must say i like it much more than F@H.

So i hope i could help with my RTX GPU a bit more here than on F@H.

But how can you see if a task is a Covid19 task here? The rosetta one have it in his name.

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Message 54087 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020 | 19:27:49 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

I found BOINC after Folding at home was having a work shortage due to the COVID-19 effort. Much better UI. Plenty of PC's laying around to put to use, just wish there was a tax write-off for all this energy I'm using on behalf of science!

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Message 54092 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020 | 20:35:32 UTC - in response to Message 54086.

But how can you see if a task is a Covid19 task here? The rosetta one have it in his name.

I don't think that GPUGRID has Covid19 tasks available at this point

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Message 54097 - Posted: 26 Mar 2020 | 21:56:18 UTC - in response to Message 54092.

But how can you see if a task is a Covid19 task here? The rosetta one have it in his name.

I don't think that GPUGRID has Covid19 tasks available at this point

Ok, but it is planned?

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Message 54104 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 4:41:37 UTC - in response to Message 54070.



GPUGrid can only use Nvidia gpus. Not AMD or Intel.


Is this true? Why can one check the AMD mark in preferences then?

AMD GPU would be cool!

Kind regards

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Message 54105 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 6:49:59 UTC - in response to Message 54104.


GPUGrid can only use Nvidia gpus. Not AMD or Intel.

Is this true?

yes, that's the case

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Message 54108 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 9:54:57 UTC

Folding@home director Greg Bowman says they have reached 470 petaflops, while a pool of supercomputers including Summit and Sierra hava totalled 330 petaflops.
I simple don't believe Bowman

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Message 54109 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 10:54:22 UTC

Greetings All

Here is an article that does a good job on explaining.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/folding-at-home-breaks-exaflop-barrier-fight-coronavirus-covid-19

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Message 54110 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 12:24:25 UTC

I just reactivated my account, I think I was 10 years inactive. I activated solely due to support Covid research with my computing power..

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Message 54111 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 14:07:02 UTC - in response to Message 54110.

I just reactivated my account, I think I was 10 years inactive. I activated solely due to support Covid research with my computing power..


Sadly you won't be able to crunch with GTX 285, it's too old.

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Message 54114 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 14:58:13 UTC - in response to Message 53999.
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If I am not missing anything, GPUGRID volunteers doubled the number of active hosts in the last month. It may have been either due to the closing of seti@home, or a consequence of folding at home’s covid effort.



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Interestingly the total awarded credits per day hasn't changed much:

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Message 54115 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 15:00:49 UTC

That's cuz the heavy metal's been here all along.

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Message 54116 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 15:07:44 UTC
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Rosetta@home is only one of the fifty odd BOINC projects. All of them use about 30 petaflops. The COVID-19 supercomputer pool reaches 330 petaflops. To say that
Folding@home reaches 470 petaflops is simply ridiculous.
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Message 54117 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 15:13:10 UTC - in response to Message 54116.

The COVID-19 supercomputer pool reaches 330 petaflops. Tullio

What's this pool???

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Message 54122 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 19:16:14 UTC - in response to Message 54117.

It is a consortium of US firms and scientific institutions incluudin the top 1 and 2 of the Top500 list. Summit (1) alone reaches 148 petaflops.
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Message 54124 - Posted: 27 Mar 2020 | 21:34:40 UTC - in response to Message 54114.
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At Mar 27th 2020 Retvari Zoltan wrote:

Interestingly the total awarded credits per day hasn't changed much:

-1) I think that a signicative number of new hosts derived from Seti@home closing are based on AMD, Intel, or old Nvidia GPUs, currently not viable at GPUGrid...

-2) It's curious to see the spike derived from this affair.

At Jan 29th 2020 Toni wrote:
Hello, I have a similar problem (or rather anomaly) - my credit got quadrupled today from ~70k to ~280k. I noticed that I finished a long GPU task, but why is this one particular task worth so much?...

It was actually a mistake in the MDADeq series. Will be fixed in the next series.

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Message 54130 - Posted: 28 Mar 2020 | 4:58:13 UTC - in response to Message 54026.

I'm here because F@H caused me to look at my BOINC processes and I saw I had underutilized GPU resources. It doesn't hurt that SETI is done for now.

I can't post elsewhere and the contact email address isn't responding. Can anyone help me figure out why all my tasks fail? closing in on 2 weeks of crunching and no support to make it fruitful. http://www.gpugrid.net/results.php?userid=554223

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Message 54132 - Posted: 28 Mar 2020 | 7:40:14 UTC - in response to Message 54027.


I really think F@H needs to work in BOINC so that way if units are not being sent out you can do other work.


Some years they had a grad student working on that. Sadly, he moved on. They hardly have had the resources to update the current client. Dunno if they are getting more funds now.

With nVidia pointing out Folding@home, all the gamers went over there and their servers got overwhelmed (imagine your a restaurant and suddenly some famous reviewer says you gotta try them...it's not the restaurant's fault they don't have enough seating for all these people). They didn't have any advance notice and they can't just throw more server resources at it like the big corporations. It takes some time to get them and prep them.

You can get work, but there are times when the server just isn't able to get to uploading or downloading. Some folks at Rosetta said do Folding on the GPU and let the CPUs take up Rosetta so things are always crunching...

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Message 54133 - Posted: 28 Mar 2020 | 7:40:18 UTC - in response to Message 54027.
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Forum duplicated my message. O.o

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Message 54134 - Posted: 28 Mar 2020 | 8:24:47 UTC - in response to Message 54130.
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I'm here because F@H caused me to look at my BOINC processes and I saw I had underutilized GPU resources. It doesn't hurt that SETI is done for now.

I can't post elsewhere and the contact email address isn't responding. Can anyone help me figure out why all my tasks fail? closing in on 2 weeks of crunching and no support to make it fruitful. http://www.gpugrid.net/results.php?userid=554223


Update your Nvidia driver. Minimum supported version is r418.39. Your driver is too old

see FAQ here:
http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=5002

As you have an old driver, you were recieving jobs from a faulty batch (PABLO_UCB_NMR_KIX). This compounded your issues.

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Message 54144 - Posted: 29 Mar 2020 | 3:16:08 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

hey you guys, I see a CPU party coming up at Rosetta challenge if your interested. https://www.boincstats.com/stats/challenge/team/chat/1074

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Message 54146 - Posted: 29 Mar 2020 | 16:07:04 UTC

Die COVID, DIE !!!

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Message 54150 - Posted: 29 Mar 2020 | 22:43:37 UTC

I've connected quite a few ARM processor boards around that time, to see if an ARM-based server was viable.
They made up of about 50 quad core hosts, but they don't amount to a lot of processing power, due to it's power saving feats over raw processing power.

I've used them for testing purposes, but never really did a lot of tasks on them.
Give it another month and purge the deactivated units, and those with less than 10 completed tasks, and the number will more than likely reflect the same number it was before.

I have been running more GPUGrid on my RTX2080 Tis lately, due to a lot of projects running out of Nvidia tasks in the past few weeks.

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Message 54152 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020 | 6:51:16 UTC

Hi all,

I am also here in order to contribute to biology research as much as possible, in this pandemic context.

Is GPUGRID involved in any COVID-19 research?

Thanks for running this project!
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Message 54153 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020 | 14:56:48 UTC - in response to Message 54152.

Is GPUGRID involved in any COVID-19 research?
Not yet.

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Message 54154 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020 | 20:39:00 UTC - in response to Message 54134.

I'm here because F@H caused me to look at my BOINC processes and I saw I had underutilized GPU resources. It doesn't hurt that SETI is done for now.

I can't post elsewhere and the contact email address isn't responding. Can anyone help me figure out why all my tasks fail? closing in on 2 weeks of crunching and no support to make it fruitful. http://www.gpugrid.net/results.php?userid=554223


Update your Nvidia driver. Minimum supported version is r418.39. Your driver is too old

see FAQ here:
http://www.gpugrid.net/forum_thread.php?id=5002

As you have an old driver, you were recieving jobs from a faulty batch (PABLO_UCB_NMR_KIX). This compounded your issues.

Thank you! DLing now!

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Message 54161 - Posted: 31 Mar 2020 | 9:09:46 UTC - in response to Message 54153.
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Is GPUGRID involved in any COVID-19 research?
Not yet.

Why?

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Message 54185 - Posted: 1 Apr 2020 | 3:19:21 UTC - in response to Message 53999.

I've heard that Folding@Home has a ton of new clients, due to COVID-19 work. Does that somehow show up as new hosts for GPUGrid?

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Message 54187 - Posted: 1 Apr 2020 | 8:50:32 UTC - in response to Message 54185.

no - why should it?

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