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1) Message boards : Number crunching : ati r9 290x will it run on here (Message 20143)
Posted 1131 days ago by noderaser
Worth is relative to what you want to do, and how much you're willing to pay in order to do it.

It's a pretty powerful card, if that's what you're asking--I only have a 280X so I don't have personal experience to input.
2) Message boards : Macintosh : mini_collatz_6.06_x86_64-apple-darwin__opencl_intel_gpu.config Permission Issue (Message 20109)
Posted 1139 days ago by noderaser
I got this message after placing a remote_hosts.cfg in my BOINC directory, in order to get my OS X hosts working with BoincTasks. It would show up on restart/relaunch of BOINC Manager after placing the file. I simply reinstalled BOINC as requested by the message; the message no longer showed up, and the .cfg file was read correctly.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 (Message 19965)
Posted 1190 days ago by noderaser
Funny thing but it turns out I could not just replace a 2002 vintage board with a 2014ish board..what ever happened to IDE's..

You should be able to find old motherboards out there, they can be had for pennies on the dollar from eBay. There are even some newer motherboards that still have IDE, otherwise you could always get a PCI interface card.
4) Message boards : Number crunching : I am aborting a Large because.... (Message 19936)
Posted 1200 days ago by noderaser
What GPU is taking two days to get through a mini?
5) Message boards : Macintosh : Issue with OS X 10.9 Mavericks? (Message 19932)
Posted 1201 days ago by noderaser
Is there an equivalent to tthrottle for OS X, that will allow you to set a target temperature for your under-desk space heater? My latest desktop upgrade also gets a little toasty, though this one's a Windows machine so I could use tthrottle if I deem it necessary--but probably not necessary over fall/winter. Haven't had any issues with my iMac, but it's just got a single HD6750M, not a very high TDP.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : I am aborting a Large because.... (Message 19931)
Posted 1201 days ago by noderaser
Might be wise to uncheck "If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications?", eh?
7) Message boards : Number crunching : All mini collatz WUs are aborting (Message 19926)
Posted 1202 days ago by noderaser
Looks like my problems were caused by server downtime, apologies.

Wed Oct 8 15:56:07 2014 | Collatz Conjecture | Sending scheduler request: To report completed tasks.
Wed Oct 8 15:56:07 2014 | Collatz Conjecture | Reporting 1 completed tasks
Wed Oct 8 15:56:07 2014 | Collatz Conjecture | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA
Wed Oct 8 15:56:09 2014 | Collatz Conjecture | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
Wed Oct 8 15:56:09 2014 | Collatz Conjecture | Server error: feeder not running
8) Message boards : Number crunching : All mini collatz WUs are aborting (Message 19924)
Posted 1202 days ago by noderaser
As a temporary fix, I deprecated the micro collatz OS X app so it shouldn't send any new micro WUs to OS X.

How temporary is this going to be? I was relying on the mini/micro units to keep the GPU in my MacBook Pro happy, as they were a perfect size to be completed in time as said system is not used while plugged in very often. I'll try the next size larger, but they might take too much time. Collatz seems to be one of the only projects that works successfully on my GeForce 320M, the other projects I've tried either don't send any work or error out.
9) Message boards : Macintosh : Not getting GPU tasks on OS X after some months (Message 17837)
Posted 1528 days ago by noderaser
7.2.28 seems to have cleared issues up for now... In fact, I'm getting GPU work from projects I hadn't before (Einstein)
10) Message boards : Macintosh : Not getting GPU tasks on OS X after some months (Message 17761)
Posted 1539 days ago by noderaser
There seems to be a point at which an OS X host no longer receives new GPU tasks from Collatz; my MacBook Pro originally running 10.6 stopped receiving GPU tasks a while ago, and I just assumed that it was because the project was requiring a newer version of the GPU driver or system software. I recently upgraded to 10.8 (no clean install--same client ID) and noticed the same behavior as before; when the client requests GPU tasks, the only message returned from the project is "got 0 new tasks". I then completely reformatted and installed 10.8 on the MBP with a clean install of BOINC and have started receiving GPU tasks again.

Now, I've noticed that my iMac running 10.8 is no longer getting any GPU tasks... Just "got 0 new tasks". Any ideas as to why an OS X host seems to stop receiving GPU tasks from the project?

iMac 21.5" Mid 2011, Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB, OS X 10.8.4, BOINC 7.0.65
MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2010, GeForce 320M 256 MB, OS X 10.8.4 (formerly 10.6.8), BOINC 7.0.65

My Windows 7 host (formerly Vista) hasn't had any such problems, and has been crunching for a couple years now without a clean install or problems.
11) Message boards : Macintosh : Cuda v2.02 App Missing File? (Message 13805)
Posted 2106 days ago by noderaser
I recently added an Intel OS X (10.6.8) host to this project to do only GPU computing, and all WUs sent to that host have errored-out with the same error... Looks like it could be as simple as a missing file. All failed tasks are from the application "collatz v2.02 (cuda)". The error is as follows:

process got signal 5
dyld: Library not loaded: @rpath/libcudart.dylib
Referenced from: /Library/Application Support/BOINC Data/slots/1/../../projects/boinc.thesonntags.com_collatz/collatz_2.02_x86_64-apple-darwin__cuda
Reason: image not found

12) Message boards : Number crunching : MAC OS X 32-bit CUDA App (Message 11614)
Posted 2521 days ago by noderaser
I take it there's still no luck? I finally got around to installing CUDA 3.2.17 on my fairly new MacBook Pro, and am having GPU WUs crash after 1 second of processing. nVidia GeForce 320M (256 MB), OS X 10.6.6, BOINC 6.10.58. Did some quick skimming of the posts above, has anyone verified that going back to CUDA 3.0 with the latest BOINC and OS X version still works?

I am new to this project; joined specifically to get some CUDA work as it will be the first I've done. Only other project I'm currently registered with that has CUDA work is Einstein, but they are Windows/Linux only for the moment. Suggestions for other CUDA projects with functional OS X apps would also be appreciated.

I will also be getting an ATI Radeon HD4670 soon for one of my desktops, hopefully there will be a project that will support it as well... I had an older MacBook Pro with a GeForce 8600M before the current one, but didn't do the research to find out about the CUDA driver until recently. I should've gotten on the bandwagon earlier, it's hard to keep up with all these crazy crunchers with their CPU/GPU farms.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : New MacBook Pro (Message 11613)
Posted 2521 days ago by noderaser
You could've gone with a previous generation MBP, they had nVidia GPUs--and you would've saved some money. Unless you ABSOLUTELY have to have the newest & best available.

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