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Let's end 2012 by achieving goals in these projects:

CPU: Cosmology@Home - Start: 84. Goal: 81
CPU: Rosetta@Home - Start: 112. Goal: 108
CPU: SZTAKI Desktop Grid - Start: 127. Goal: 120.
CPU & GPU: World Community Grid - Start: 130. Goal: 115.

Dec 31, 2012 update: We have achieved all goals for this month.
Edited by gamer11200 - 12/31/12 at 3:31pm
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Running. thumb.gif Never even heard of SZTAKI Desktop Grid.
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woot. Now I have a reason to run Cosmology and WCG 24/7 lol.
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Originally Posted by hijackerjack View Post

woot. Now I have a reason to run Cosmology and WCG 24/7 lol.
What are your settings to maximize GPU usage for WCG? I am trying to run Cosmology and WCG. WCG gpu never goes over 70%, and half the time it is at 0%.
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I'm running Cosmology and WCG on my CPU at the moment and once this BGB is over with, I'll let my 7850 loose on WCG too smile.gif
 
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post #6 of 68
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What are your settings to maximize GPU usage for WCG? I am trying to run Cosmology and WCG. WCG gpu never goes over 70%, and half the time it is at 0%.

I used to have the HCC app use .5 GPU and .5 CPU (2 WU's) but I realized that I could cut times by over a minute if I gave each WU a full cpu core. My app_info is this
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<app_info>
    <app>
        <name>hcc1</name>
<user_friendly_name>Help Conquer Cancer</user_friendly_name>
    </app>
    <file_info>
        <name>wcg_hcc1_img_7.05_windows_intelx86__ati_hcc1</name>
        <executable/>
    </file_info>
    <file_info>
        <name>hcckernel.cl.7.05</name>
        <executable/>
    </file_info>
    <app_version>
        <app_name>hcc1</app_name>
        <version_num>705</version_num>
        <platform>windows_intelx86</platform>
<plan_class>ati_hcc1</plan_class>
        <avg_ncpus>1</avg_ncpus>
        <max_ncpus>1</max_ncpus>
        <coproc>
            <type>ATI</type>
            <count>.5</count>
        </coproc>
        <file_ref>
            <file_name>wcg_hcc1_img_7.05_windows_intelx86__ati_hcc1</file_name>
            <main_program/>
         </file_ref>
        <file_ref>
       <file_name>hcckernel.cl.7.05</file_name>
   <open_name>hcckernel.cl</open_name>
        </file_ref>
    </app_version>
</app_info>

GPU usage usually hits 90% or higher and the 2 WU's complete in around 2 minutes 50 seconds vs 4 minutes and 30 seconds with half a core allocated.
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post #7 of 68
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GPU usage usually hits 90% or higher and the 2 WU's complete in around 2 minutes 50 seconds vs 4 minutes and 30 seconds with half a core allocated.

Thanks for the info. I was playing around with it last night, and I am currently running 5 WU's with .5 nCPU. I am going to let the current units wrap up, and then I will switch to 2 WU's with a full core for each WU. I will let that run for 7-8 hours, and then compare it with my previous setup.

*edit
One thing I did notice is that each WU seems to hang at 49.707% and 99.707%. Is that normal for the HCC WU's?
post #8 of 68
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Originally Posted by tictoc View Post

Thanks for the info. I was playing around with it last night, and I am currently running 5 WU's with .5 nCPU. I am going to let the current units wrap up, and then I will switch to 2 WU's with a full core for each WU. I will let that run for 7-8 hours, and then compare it with my previous setup.
*edit
One thing I did notice is that each WU seems to hang at 49.707% and 99.707%. Is that normal for the HCC WU's?

The whole hanging thing is normal. For the last 15 or so seconds they use the CPU to wrap them up. The hanging at 49.707 is because they combined two WU's into one so it finishes one, then starts the other at 50%.

Honestly, you'll probably get more PPD or workunits done per day with your 5/.5 haha. I just hate the long run times of running so many at once. I can get at least a couple hundred done in a few hours worth time so it's not too shabby.
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Just a cosmology note :- My system seemed a bit odd, seven WU's then five only running, and it turned out to be the memory allowance setting.
I'm seeing 6 GB used !
My problem was a use only 75% of memory setting in "Prefs".

I know you younger guys usually overdose on DDR3, but a warning for lower spec. systems like mine !

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I'm having an issue with WCG that maybe someone can help me out with.

When using BAM! to sign up for projects, you click on that little paper clip icon which always gives me a "no response from project" reply. This happen to anyone else? Or should I just sign up using BOINC Manager?
 
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