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Message 1392 - Posted: 9 Jan 2019, 0:56:37 UTC

Hello,

I have an AMD 2700X Windows 10 x64 system with a Vega 64 GPU running Collatz on the GPU only. I noticed yesterday that there were 2 different apps in my folder...

"collatz_sieve_1.30_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_gpu"

"collatz_sieve_1.30_windows_intelx86_opencl_ati_gpu.exe"

Now being an AMD CPU, I imagine that the first app ("x86_64") is the proper one to run. But why would the second ("intel_x86") one be used? The Intel app doesn't error and completes fine with the same optimization settings I set for the first app.

Just curious as to why I'm getting both apps and WUs? And more importantly, is there a way to specify only the x86_64 or the intelx86 app to download and run???

Thanks,
blue
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Message 1402 - Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 15:20:09 UTC

No way to do this using app_config.xml or app_info.xml?
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Message 1407 - Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 11:37:08 UTC - in response to Message 1402.  

No way to do this using app_config.xml or app_info.xml?


You might ask the Admin here, Slicker, thru a PM. He's always busy but has always answered any question I've asked him.
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Message 1412 - Posted: 12 Jan 2019, 21:19:21 UTC - in response to Message 1407.  

No way to do this using app_config.xml or app_info.xml?


You might ask the Admin here, Slicker, thru a PM. He's always busy but has always answered any question I've asked him.
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Did it. Thanks for the tip.
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Message 1417 - Posted: 13 Jan 2019, 13:30:06 UTC - in response to Message 1412.  

No way to do this using app_config.xml or app_info.xml?


You might ask the Admin here, Slicker, thru a PM. He's always busy but has always answered any question I've asked him.
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Did it. Thanks for the tip.


No problem.
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Message 2120 - Posted: 26 Nov 2019, 1:10:30 UTC - in response to Message 1392.  
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Hello,

I have an AMD 2700X Windows 10 x64 system with a Vega 64 GPU running Collatz on the GPU only. I noticed yesterday that there were 2 different apps in my folder...

"collatz_sieve_1.30_windows_x86_64__opencl_ati_gpu"

"collatz_sieve_1.30_windows_intelx86_opencl_ati_gpu.exe"

Now being an AMD CPU, I imagine that the first app ("x86_64") is the proper one to run. But why would the second ("intel_x86") one be used? The Intel app doesn't error and completes fine with the same optimization settings I set for the first app.

Just curious as to why I'm getting both apps and WUs? And more importantly, is there a way to specify only the x86_64 or the intelx86 app to download and run???

Thanks,
blue


Hi Blue, good to see you here...

Simple answer?

Do Nothing.... they are supposed to be there cause there is the potential to use both...

The Reason, collatz has always sent out both 64 bit and 32 bit work units the app marked x86_64 does the 64 bit wu's and the one marked intelx86 does the 32 bit wu's it will issue both types of wu's randomly depending on what work is available.... you will also have two .config files conforming to the app, just place the same optimizations in both files and your good to go...

Why? it keeps collatz backwards compatible with old 32 bit op systems......

BTW: 32 bit is no more faster/slower than the 64 bit wu's, and they both give out the same credits.

Your collatz is as normal.... (just make sure you have your optimizations in both .config files as you will only get the .config file when you download the app needing it)

One more point, you have both apps and .config files cause you already have crunched both, I'll bet without noticing any change in it's crunching performance
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Message 2648 - Posted: 10 May 2020, 13:31:42 UTC

hi all, I made a vid on youtube benching wu's for RADEON VII Gigabyte // Collatz Conjecture 1_WUs BOINC link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNzuN4S80Ek

RADEON R9 290X GIGABYTE // Collatz Conjecture 1_WUs BOINC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q29ihVlw8t4

really impressed with this card
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