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Message 60873 - Posted: 16 Nov 2023 | 17:45:25 UTC

Sorry if this was addressed prior, but I recently started crunching again and was wondering if there is a mention of when we can expect non-beta WUs to return. The beta ones unfortunately failed for me when I tried it a month ago. Thanks

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Message 60874 - Posted: 16 Nov 2023 | 17:55:46 UTC - in response to Message 60873.

Unknown.

Depends on when or whenever they get a new grad student to start a new research sub-project.

There are some very occasional acemd3 tasks slipped every few months or so. But never any sustained long runs like years past.

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Message 60875 - Posted: 16 Nov 2023 | 19:45:19 UTC - in response to Message 60874.

Ah damn that's a shame. I loved crunching for this project the most too.

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Message 60876 - Posted: 17 Nov 2023 | 1:49:23 UTC

Windows hosts have a very difficult time running the ATMbeta tasks it seems.

The Linux hosts don't have much or many issues on the other hand.

It you read back in the beginning of the main ATM thread, the Windows hosts mainly had issues with Windows inability to release all the requested memory allocations for the tasks and had "not enough memory" errors.

Could be resolved by increasing the pagefile size in Windows to around 50-60GB

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Message 60877 - Posted: 17 Nov 2023 | 3:24:36 UTC - in response to Message 60876.

Windows hosts have a very difficult time running the ATMbeta tasks it seems.

The Linux hosts don't have much or many issues on the other hand.

It you read back in the beginning of the main ATM thread, the Windows hosts mainly had issues with Windows inability to release all the requested memory allocations for the tasks and had "not enough memory" errors.

Could be resolved by increasing the pagefile size in Windows to around 50-60GB


That's not always the case. Back in the spring, before switching to Linux, I was getting success rate of 90% plus, with Windows 10, which is about the same as Linux. I was and still am running the units two at a time. If one errors out, typically with the NAN error, the other finishes successfully. I don't remember my exact pagefile space size, but it was a pretty large number.

Though, Linux does run faster.

If they can fix all the bugs, that were discussed ad nauseam, this app would be great.

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Message 60878 - Posted: 17 Nov 2023 | 8:39:56 UTC

I was just posting the observation based on the number of forum complaints about the tasks not working on Windows hosts.

Many more complaints from Windows users compared to Linux users.

Though expected I guess since there are more Windows hosts attached than Linux hosts by a large factor.

But a simple look at the top hosts lists in stats shows almost all Linux hosts on the first page.

https://www.gpugrid.net/top_hosts.php

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Message 60879 - Posted: 17 Nov 2023 | 11:37:01 UTC - in response to Message 60878.

I was just posting the observation based on the number of forum complaints about the tasks not working on Windows hosts.

Many more complaints from Windows users compared to Linux users.

Though expected I guess since there are more Windows hosts attached than Linux hosts by a large factor.

But a simple look at the top hosts lists in stats shows almost all Linux hosts on the first page.

https://www.gpugrid.net/top_hosts.php


Good point, I'm just pointing out that there are exceptions to every rule.


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