Posts by Chooka

1) Message boards : News : New badge type (Message 3284)
Posted 2 Jul 2022 by Chooka
Did somebody say new badges?? :D
Great idea!
2) Message boards : Number crunching : Work feeder down (Message 3090)
Posted 19 May 2021 by Chooka
Quick question.... If the sample_trivial_validator2 & My_assimilator2 is disabled, does that mean I won't receive any work?

I ask because I'm not getting any tasks.

Nevermind..... I figured it out. Doh!!! :/
3) Message boards : Number crunching : Low GPU usage (Message 3038)
Posted 3 Feb 2021 by Chooka
Im using a R9 280x and a Radeon 7900. There was no load on the GPU and about half way through I got a computational error. The 3rd wu is still running.
I'll let it go for a while and see what happens.
Are mine too old also?

Edit - I think the answer is yes, those 2 cards are too old. They errored out whilst my Radeon VII breezed through it.
Oh well.
4) Message boards : News : Finally recovering from hard drive crash. (Message 3001)
Posted 27 Jan 2021 by Chooka
Thank you for the update Eric.
I was wondering what had happened.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2763)
Posted 11 May 2020 by Chooka
Sorry Tazzduke... I worked it out. Mine is on Compute 2. With 1 wu running its showing 83% usage. Using 1 gig of GPU memory.
6) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2761)
Posted 10 May 2020 by Chooka
I was just looking over a team mates results with his 2080. (NudgeyNR)
I can see what you mean with the run time and CPU time being close to the same. At least I can see that his run times vary from short to long duration as well although they are much more consistent than mine.
As mentioned before, I see a CPU time of 300 seconds but a run time of 1200 seconds for the same wu.? Strange.
7) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2758)
Posted 10 May 2020 by Chooka
Hey Chooka03,

within task manager on Win10,
under the GPU section,
you have 4 graphs,
on the top left one,
click the button that says 3d a drop down box will appear,
click the compute_0 item.

Now it will show you that GPU usage.


Ha! I'd never noticed that drop down box before. Well set to compute 0 is shows....nothing. 0% GPU-Z shows 91% load. Same with compute 1 or any of the other settings.

I looked at my other pc running a Radeon VII. The results are all over the place. CPU run time 265 vs Run time 1050 sec or 11,897.00 sec CPU time vs 11,982.58 sec Run time for 82 credits? :(

Oh well, don't stress about it. I can't see the value in using my GPU here.
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2750)
Posted 10 May 2020 by Chooka
Hi Eric,

I was messing around with consecutive work unit initially so the first few numbers might look odd. I tested 1, 2 & 3 consecutive wu's. For the past 12 hours I've just been running 1 wu at a time.
I have my CPU usage set to 95% so I'm reserving about 2 cores. My GPU load is about 91% running 1 wu according to GPU-Z and as stated I'm running 19.9.2 drivers.

I often believe that the info in Windows task manager is questionable with regards to the GPU.
GPU-Z says the card is under near full load but Windows task manager says GPU utilization hits 6% max, using 1gig out of my 16gig HMB2.

I could be starving the GPU wu's CPU cores but I doubt it leaving 2 threads free....unless it's like Primegrid where you need an actual core running rather than a thread. I could test running at 50% CPU usage or GPU only.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2748)
Posted 9 May 2020 by Chooka
Thanks for the reply Eric.
I'm using 19.9.2 as the newer drivers are indeed buggy. I left the Radeon VII over night running 1 wu. Times vary from 8min to 48min + but the average looks to be about 16 minutes.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2746)
Posted 9 May 2020 by Chooka
I'm finding that some of these work units get stuck. Unless running for 5 hrs for 40% completion is right?
I've noticed this on 2 separate pc's with each running a different AMD card (R9 280X & Radeon VII) at various times (but not that long after starting...maybe 5mins) It just gets stuck around 40%. I didn't realise that the 5 hrs wu was still going. I just happened to check it.

This has happened running 2 instances on the Radeon VII card as well. I'm now only running 1 instance and will monitor it.

Edit - I'm giving up with the 280X. A new wu has been running for 44min and it's only 21% complete.
Radeon VII seems ok now running 1 wu @ a time.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2743)
Posted 8 May 2020 by Chooka
Ahhh I needed to check the box to allow Beta apps.
Thank you for the reply Eric.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : Tahiti gpus and memory issues (Message 2735)
Posted 8 May 2020 by Chooka
Is there any work for AMD cards?
I tried preferences with GPU only but haven't received any work. Just wondering if there was any?

13) Message boards : News : GPU status update (Message 2446)
Posted 19 May 2019 by Chooka
Thanks to the successful testing by Speedy51, I will be able to deploy the Windows Nvidia OpenCL app. I should get to that in the next couple hours.

In the meantime, has anyone with an AMD card on linux tried to test that version? I deployed it ~12 hours ago and no tasks have been sent out yet. My own system cant seem to download tasks for it either, so I think something might be wrong with how I setup the plan class.

I have AMD cards but use Windows so I can't help sorry.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : Too much credit ? (Message 2340)
Posted 31 Mar 2019 by Chooka
Yeah I'm not a fan of Gridcoin either. I'd rather see them excluded from the general stats as an account manager rather than a team but I've already voiced my disdain about hat over the years.
The stats have certainly changed over time. For example, I don't bother looking at my combined stats anymore because I choose not to crunch Collatz. Therefore I'll never have as high a rank as someone who does.
I look at my stats based on the level playing filed of the project.

Right now, if Eric keeps changing the credits awarded, those who have been able to crunch now while the big credits are offered will be off to a flying start, while the rest of us will be eating their dust.
It's not something I'm losing sleep over but I'd like to see a decision made and stuck with to create an even playing field for all.

Low paying projects definitely slip down my list of one's I choose to do. It's taken me a month of crunching to hit 1Mil in Cosmology @ Home but at least everyone is in the same boat.
YAFU is another painful project but slightly worse because it's a multithreaded app. (so a 4t task chews up all 8 threads)

I find Milkyway & Einstein pretty fair with credits but the main thing has been consistency.
15) Message boards : News : GPU app - beta version for linux nvidia (Message 2286)
Posted 26 Mar 2019 by Chooka
Soooo is there a time frame before I can throw my Radeon cards at this?
It's a bit of a shame to see my hours and hours of CPU crunching now being smashed by NVIDIA GPU work :(

Oh...and you're going to need to rework your badge system with all these credits. 100Mil is nothing now.
16) Message boards : News : New record for the decic app (Message 2117)
Posted 9 Dec 2018 by Chooka
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