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yes'm
I probably should've read a setup guide or two rolleyes.gif
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Is there a guide to optimizing Boinc for noobs like me and running multiple wu's and stuff? I had only participated in 2 bgb's and an quite new to the whole thing in general.
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Is there a guide to optimizing Boinc for noobs like me and running multiple wu's and stuff? I had only participated in 2 bgb's and an quite new to the whole thing in general.

I'm not sure about a true guide, but you can check out the BOINC Essentials Thread. It has lots of useful information.

As for optimizing BOINC, that's a bit more difficult because each project differs (i.e. some only use CPU, some GPU, some both, some do better with AMD vs. nVidia, etc.). My advice? Focus on a optimizing a particular project and read the threads associated with them. And if you are still having some trouble, just open a thread and let Team OCN lend a hand! thumb.gif
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@mm67
I have tried poem in the past but it will only run my GPU at like 20%. I have read there is a way to run multiple instances of POEM to max out gpu, How exactly is this done?

You need to use an app_info file. Check out the thread here for some more info. LMK if you need any help! biggrin.gif

Thank you Eus
and MM67

My only remaining questions are how many CPU cores to enable for 5 WUs on my 7950 and what should I set for the flops number?
Edited by Biorganic - 10/5/12 at 3:28pm
 
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Thank you Eus
and MM67
My only remaining questions are how many CPU cores to enable for 5 WUs on my 7950 and what should I set for the flops number?

The number of CPU cores is up to you. On my sig rig, I like to leave all four cores available when I'm crunching 4 WU's on my 6950/70. If I don't, it results in increased WU times. However, I've seen .5 CPU core/WU used as well. Ultimately, it's up to you and whether you want to run other tasks while you are crunching POEM. But, if you want maximum PPD on POEM, you should give each WU a free CPU core.

As for flops, I had the exact same question when I set up my app_info file. No one seemed to have a good answer for what figure should be used. However, everyone seemed to agree that the the figure was only used by BOINC to estimate the completion time for the WU. So, ultimately, it seems like it doesn't matter what figure you use because it doesn't seem to have an effect on the actual WU time.

A 7950 has 2.87 TFLOPS Single Precision compute power and 717 GFLOPs Double Precision compute power (from AMD's site). I'd go with the 2.87 TFLOPS (287e10) figure for use in your app_info file if you aren't comfortable just using what's in an exemplar app_info file.

Hope this helps! biggrin.gif
Edited by eus105454 - 10/5/12 at 3:52pm
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I was running DiRT on 1 of my cards and 3 peoms on the other. You just have to find out what works with your cards.
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sorry I came a little late to the conversation
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Unfortunately BOINC is not agreeing today.

It is giving me an error in BOINC manager: "file referenced in app_info.xml does not exist: poemcl_0.1_windows_intelx86_opencl_ati_100"
 
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darn, I only got 300,000 points mad.gif
am I doing something wrong? I've pretty much got 3 computers running about 18 hours every day...

AMD Phenom II 955 @3.4ghz + GTX570
AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6ghz + HD4850
Intel Q9400 @ 2.66ghz + 4650

or is the score on par with what is expected? I usually run Collatz and DistrRT... I don't even want to ask how it is possible to get 12,000,000 points in 2 days drool.gif
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Unfortunately BOINC is not agreeing today.
It is giving me an error in BOINC manager: "file referenced in app_info.xml does not exist: poemcl_0.1_windows_intelx86_opencl_ati_100"

You'll need to go into your POEM folder in Windows Explorer to confirm the name of the executable. I think it's something like C:\ProgramData\BOINC\POEM. Not 100% sure as I'm not home at the moment. Look in that folder for the executable because that is what the app_info file is trying to reference.

The executable should probably be named "poemcl_1.03_windows_intelx86_opencl_ati_100" or something along those lines. Once you confirm the name, you'll need to edit the app_info file to make sure that exact file name is between the "file_name""/file_name" flags.

PS...if that doesn't work, I can post my app_info file for you later tonight.
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