1) Message boards : Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) : Possible grants (Message 47781)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Cancer Research Grants
http://www.nvidia.com/object/compute-the-cure-research-grants.html
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with PABLO tasks (Message 47750)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Another task with the problem:

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16442636
http://www.gpugrid.net/workunit.php?wuid=12657605

I've bought a GTX 1080, and have told BOINC not to download any more GPU workunits for now so all of them can finish before I install the new graphics board tomorrow.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with PABLO tasks (Message 47748)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile robertmiles
What setting are you using for:
"Use at most X% of CPU time"

If you're not using 100%, can you try it and see if it fixes the problem?

100%
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with PABLO tasks (Message 47746)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile robertmiles
This may be a shot in the dark, but ...

Do you have anything BOINC-related, in the following folder:
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\

[snip]

There are a number of files there, but none appear to be BOINC-related.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with PABLO tasks (Message 47737)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile robertmiles
Another PABLO task that seems to go into an endless loop, unless suspended, losing nearly a full day of compute time:

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16435516

http://www.gpugrid.net/workunit.php?wuid=12651837

Do these task have enough debugging enabled to show the cause of the endless loop? The slot directory does not appears to contain a text file showing anything relevant.

Running under 64-bit Windows 10. Problem does not happen on all of the PABLO tasks.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Problem with PABLO tasks (Message 47698)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile robertmiles
I'm seeing a problem with tasks that have PABLO in their names. More than half complete without problems, but the remainder seem to go into an endless loop that stops them from writing any more checkpoints or making any more progress. Estimated remaining time eventually drops to zero without changing the progress percentage.

Workaround that lets progress resume - suspend the task for at least one minute. Then resume the task. Expect most of the elapsed time to be lost when this is done, but progress then resumes.

A task where this happened:
http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16421650

Computer where this happened:
http://www.gpugrid.net/show_host_detail.php?hostid=422382

A wingmate for this workunit got this error:
The simulation has become unstable. Terminating to avoid lock-up (1)

I've seen the problem on one or two tasks before, but did not save enough information about those tasks to tell you which ones.
7) Message boards : News : do you have any experience with running a VM based application in BOINC? (Message 47651)
Posted 29 days ago by Profile robertmiles
I'm currently running a rather long RNA World VM task on one of my computers. 38 days elapsed so far, currently expected to run for another 60 days according to BOINC Manager. Its behavior suggests that the total run time will be closer to 120 days, though.

The 5.0.* versions that can be downloaded with BOINC do not work well; expect to have to install a 5.1.* version to make it work well. I'm currently using 5.1.22 on the computer where it is in use and 5.1.18 on my other computer.

These task cannot run simultaneously with an MT (multi-threaded) task from Cosmology@Home. BOINC Manager must suspend one to run the other, so usually both run mostly in priority mode.

One of the input files must be a light-weight operating system, usually Linux, set up to run in the VM environment. However, this file rarely needs to change for other RNA World tasks, so downloading it once per client computer should be enough.

Checkpoints are rather large, close to 700 MB each. Normally, only one is kept, so a failure while writing a checkpoint often does not leave any usable checkpoint.

Applications that run inside the VM appear to be 32 bit only.

I've never programmed for a VM environment, or for any flavor of Linux other then Linux emulators that run under Windows.
8) Message boards : News : donation page (Message 47619)
Posted 34 days ago by Profile robertmiles
You may want to ask if this allows projects centered outside the US:

NVIDIA Grant Alert: Up to $400K Available for Cancer Research

https://news.developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-grant-alert-up-to-400k-available-for-cancer-research/
9) Message boards : Number crunching : No progress until suspended and resumed (Message 47271)
Posted 94 days ago by Profile robertmiles
[snip]

Since this happens only with the Windows 10 machines, but NOT with the XP machines, it's obvious that this mis-behaviour must have to do with the later crunching software and/or the later graphic driver.

If you have GeForce Experience installed, you can use the Feedback button at the lower right of the Drivers page to send Nvidia details about the problem once you produce a repeatable cut-down version of what causes it.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : No progress until suspended and resumed (Message 47270)
Posted 94 days ago by Profile robertmiles
I now have a task with this same problem, so I'll try suspending and resuming the project also.

http://www.gpugrid.net/result.php?resultid=16298554

It worked for me!


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