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post #211 of 221
Well I just went and replaced the MSI board with a Sabertooth 990FX r3, and the RMA is set up for the Crosshair V

All that's left is to acquire moar coars That's probably going to be a while cause I'm almost set on the 1080 upgrade at this point.....

But tommorrow, I will be taking the RMA board and seeing if any of my 7970's have any life left in them before I trash them.....

Hopefully at least one is recoverable...... (hoping that it was a MB problem and not a card problem, but I'm an idealistic realist)

That 780 is turning 2.1 million a day on Collatz.... Not bad for a single 780.....
Edited by Egilman - 4/22/17 at 6:07pm
post #212 of 221

I have found the sweetspot for production on MilktWay with my R7 1700.

 

To get meximum GPU throughput, and still run CPU projects, I am running 4 tasks per 7970 and 6 CPU tasks.  To make sure there are no collisions in CPU usage, I am giving the GPU tasks 10 threads.  This gives me a little bit of headroom, and I don't have to babysit the stagger on the GPU tasks.

 

Locking  the GPU tasks and CPU tasks to their own threads is necessary, since the Windows scheduler doesn't do a good job of allocating resources when the GPU tasks get synced up and hammer the CPU.  I am using Process Lasso to set the affinity, because it allows for quick changes and instant testing.  

 

*Edit*  Process Lasso rules also survive reboots, and the application has very little CPU overhead.

post #213 of 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by tictoc View Post

I have found the sweetspot for production on MilktWay with my R7 1700.

To get meximum GPU throughput, and still run CPU projects, I am running 4 tasks per 7970 and 6 CPU tasks.  To make sure there are no collisions in CPU usage, I am giving the GPU tasks 10 threads.  This gives me a little bit of headroom, and I don't have to babysit the stagger on the GPU tasks.

Locking  the GPU tasks and CPU tasks to their own threads is necessary, since the Windows scheduler doesn't do a good job of allocating resources when the GPU tasks get synced up and hammer the CPU.  I am using Process Lasso to set the affinity, because it allows for quick changes and instant testing.  

*Edit*  Process Lasso rules also survive reboots, and the application has very little CPU overhead.

Nice!

I've downloaded process Lasso just haven't gotten around to using it yet.... Probably set it up for the Pentathlon, help with the bunkering.......

On the hardware front I've decided to return the Sabertooth and get a server board, the time to upgrade is here....

A pair of E5 2670v3 Xeons sound nice right about now....
post #214 of 221
Not the right place....

But we've moved up a spot to 11th !

dunx
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post #215 of 221
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Originally Posted by 2002dunx View Post

Not the right place....

But we've moved up a spot to 11th !

dunx

Give it a week or two, maybe after the pentathlon, our production might see a serious increase... biggrin.gif

WE are not that far from #10
post #216 of 221
28 days should do it !

My R9 390X has been a pain for some reason, whole PC turned off an hour after I leave for work !

Seems OK now at a power target of +20%

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post #217 of 221
Hey guys, I just got involved in this (again.. lanofsong) and donlt have a lot of time to dig into scripts and what not.

I'm trying this out on a 5960X/2 TXP rig right now... is it normal for the load on GPUs to be quite light? I mean... 20-50% of TDP. and just fired up a 6950X rig (1 TXp)
am I doing this right?




I have a 7950 laying around (and 2 other pascal cards). Is the 7950 any good for this purpose? DP computation? (I sold my c2050 and 2 OG titans which were DP capable redface.gif).
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post #218 of 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jpmboy View Post

Hey guys, I just got involved in this (again.. lanofsong) and donlt have a lot of time to dig into scripts and what not.

I'm trying this out on a 5960X/2 TXP rig right now... is it normal for the load on GPUs to be quite light? I mean... 20-50% of TDP. and just fired up a 6950X rig (1 TXp)
am I doing this right?




I have a 7950 laying around (and 2 other pascal cards). Is the 7950 any good for this purpose? DP computation? (I sold my c2050 and 2 OG titans which were DP capable redface.gif).

Create an app_config.xml file with the below contents in it.
Code:
<app_config>
 <app> 
  <name>milkyway</name>
   <user_friendly_name>MilkyWay@Home</user_friendly_name>
   <gpu_versions>
    <gpu_usage>0.25</gpu_usage>
    <cpu_usage>.25</cpu_usage>
   </gpu_versions>
 </app>
</app_config>

Location is in the ProgramData folder here in Win7:
C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway

Advances View with Control+Shift+A.

Tell BOINC to read that file by going to Options menu and 'Read Config files'

This will load up your GPU better.
post #219 of 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmonnin View Post

Create an app_config.xml file with the below contents in it.
Code:
<app_config>
 <app> 
  <name>milkyway</name>
   <user_friendly_name>MilkyWay@Home</user_friendly_name>
   <gpu_versions>
    <gpu_usage>0.25</gpu_usage>
    <cpu_usage>.25</cpu_usage>
   </gpu_versions>
 </app>
</app_config>

Location is in the ProgramData folder here in Win7:
C:\ProgramData\BOINC\projects\milkyway.cs.rpi.edu_milkyway

Advances View with Control+Shift+A.

Tell BOINC to read that file by going to Options menu and 'Read Config files'

This will load up your GPU better.
thanks.
same xml for 2 gpus?
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post #220 of 221
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Originally Posted by Jpmboy View Post

thanks.
same xml for 2 gpus?

Yes, its for any GPU in the system.
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