GPUGrid Work Availability

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Work is available now. There seems to have been a bad batch issued in the last couple days, and those tasks have been resent. Hopefully they're fixed.
 

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Apparently the problem was minor, a script or program responsible for keeping the certificate up to date quit working. I didn't need to restart BOINC, eventually work uploaded and I got some new tasks.
 

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Work seems to have paused.

I saw today I had a stuck task that had been in progress for 4 days. I aborted that one as there was no GPU or CPU activity. I had another one in the queue and it finished without any problems.
 

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There's some intermittent work, I think demand is exceeding supply. I've gotten a few Python tasks but haven't been able to successfully complete any. Most are failing on wingmen as well but some are completing. They barely load the GPU and are multi-threaded which is kind of annoying.
 

Nick Name

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I meant to say earlier that a project reset was suggested if Python jobs were failing. I set to NNT so that I could do that, but as luck would have it I completed my first valid Python task today. :unsure: Credit on these is just a fraction of the ACEMD tasks, and you can opt not to receive them if you wish. I'm not that concerned about the credit but even tasks that fail to validate tend to run for several hours.

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Note that the current Python work runs mostly on the CPU even though it's called a GPU app.
 

Nick Name

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Getting steady work now so get them while you can if you're interested. :D These tasks are BIG, taking nearly 12 hours on a 2080 Ti, so you probably shouldn't run this project on anything less than a 1070/80 GPU if you want to qualify for the 24 hour bonus.
 

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I've been trying to start again and was shocked to see the newer Python app requires around 35! gigs of space, at least on Windoze. Python is a multi-threaded app that uses a lot of CPU and possibly less GPU. I'll see how it goes.
 

Jason Jung

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I haven't run one in over a month but they were all over the place in terms of run time, memory, disk space, CPU usage, and GPU usage. Credit was always 75K.
 

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This task completed in 3 hours 15 minutes for 105k credits. The BOINC estimate was over 8 days but I knew not to take that too seriously. More concerning is the app spawned 32 instances of python.exe and maxed out the processor while GPU load was nil. This is clearly more of a CPU than GPU app. I had set to NNT to see how this task went. I'll run a few more and see how they go. My feeling is this has become a project best run on a dedicated system.
 

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It looks like I'm going to have to upgrade the drive before I can get anymore work. It's an old SSD, frankly I'm surprised it still works. Its' only 50 gigs and GPUgrid is complaining it needs more space. I don't have a lot of free space left so I guess it's time to upgrade. It will be a little bit before that happens. Back to the original point of this thread: There is Python work available if you have the resources to run it.
 
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