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Message 20875 - Posted: 23 Jul 2015, 12:08:19 UTC

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Message 20884 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 10:13:00 UTC - in response to Message 20875.

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You may want to try much smaller tasks for that gpu, 85 hours per unit is a LONG time to hope there are no problems. The mini's and micro's should run faster.

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Message 20997 - Posted: 13 Aug 2015, 18:37:22 UTC

If a WU is restarted too many times, BOINC assumes it is broke and can never be completed. I don't know how many is too many. That feature was added because some WUs from a project had problems and the app just kept crunching and crunching and crunching. So, rather than tell the project admin to fix the app, it was decided that BOINC should step in and protect the users from run-away apps by having the WU abort.

The problem with that logic is that if a WU is suspended and restarted often (e.g. don't crunch while the computer is in use or so many projects running that it swaps every hour), it will abort even when running normally.

A re-boot of the machine will clear any remnants of a hung video driver. If it continues after that, running fewer projects simultaneously will help. Changing the config so that it can continue to run while the computer is active will help. Choosing smaller work units will also help.


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