Posts by mg13 [HWU]

1) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3055)
Posted 23 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new optional version of the drivers on 21.2.3 (WIN 10 64 bits. 20H2) and IT DOES NOT WORK.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI 0 GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3188.4 (PAL, LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3188.4), 8176MB, 8176MB available, peak GFLOPS 9370).
2) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3054)
Posted 12 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new optional version of the drivers on 21.2.2 (WIN 10 64 bits. 20H2) and IT DOES NOT WORK.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI 0 GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3188.4 (PAL, LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3188.4), 8176MB, 8176MB available, peak GFLOPS 9370).
3) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3053)
Posted 8 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
I'm sorry for my ignorance, but where do I find the GPU string provided by BOINC?
However I think the RX570 is not a substring of the RX5700, because they are 2 GPUs of different architecture see the following links for more information:

AMD RADEON RX570 https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/radeon-rx-570
AMD RADEON RX5700 https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-50th-anniversary


This is a "string" from a software perspective, meaning just a series of raw characters. The characters "RX570" are part of "RX5700", which is what we mean when we say "RX570" is a substring of "RX5700". This has nothing to do with the actual graphics cards.

The string given by the BOINC api is printed at the top of the stderr. The stderr is given with each completed task. For example here is one of your tasks:
https://numberfields.asu.edu/NumberFields/result.php?resultid=107841147
And your GPU string is:
GPU Summary String = [CAL|AMDRadeonRX5700XT50thAnniversary|1|8176MB||200]


Thank you for your explanation.
I noticed that string in the app's WU stderr, but because you told me about BOINC, I was thinking about the client and that the string was inside some of its files.
4) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3051)
Posted 8 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
I'm sorry for my ignorance, but where do I find the GPU string provided by BOINC?
However I think the RX570 is not a substring of the RX5700, because they are 2 GPUs of different architecture see the following links for more information:

AMD RADEON RX570 https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/radeon-rx-570
AMD RADEON RX5700 https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-50th-anniversary
5) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3049)
Posted 8 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Yes, I meant the Microsoft Edge browser, which has in the settings>system>Use hardware acceleration when available "enabled".
When I start it, having that option active, probably requiring help from the GPU, it somehow unlocks it, creates the checkpoint, and completes wu processing.
If I do not use this trick and leave the PC to process the BOINC client all day, as I normally do, without intervening, in the evening I will still find the WU to finish because the percentage of processing will be blocked, while the time, always processing, flows inexorable.
At least the system crashes and then it ends first and the WU will go wrong.
I hope I have cleared up your doubts and explained myself well.
Hello.


This almost sounds like a Windows 10 issue, as if it's blocking computation until hardware acceleration is turned on. I'm not a Windows user anymore, but I found online that hardware acceleration can be disabled in Windows 10. Is there any chance this is disabled and that's what's blocking it until enabled by Edge?

But then again, if the old app used to work with your current Windows configuration, then I'm not sure what's going on.

When you get a chance, could you look at the stderr.txt for a WU that's stuck and paste the output here (before you unstick it). That should give me an idea where in the processing it is before it hangs.


I wanted to do a try to disable hardware acceleration in the Edge browser and for security I also revived the system and as they imagine when you block wu processing and consequently the GPU, my trick does not work, that is, if I start the browser does not unlock my GPU.
I also tried to reset the Edge browser and restarted the system for security and the trick works, when you block WU processing and consequently the GPU, because apparently by default it enables GPU hardware acceleration.
There was a WU that blocked my system and then it came back, but it didn't go wrong, on the contrary it completed the processing and if I remember correctly it is the one that took the most time to process among those of yesterday.
If it can be useful to you, I noticed from the GPU metrics, that when the percentage of WU processing freezes and GPU usage also splashes 99% video memory rises from about 800/900 MB to about 1900/2000 MB.
If you then pause WU processing or close the BOINC client, after about a minute the GPU unlocks and the video memory returns to its initial values of about 800/900 MB.
I also noticed, opening task manager, that the app GetDecics_4.02_windows_x86_64__opencl_amd does not appear until you block the percentage of WU processing and that is, after one minute from the beginning and only 4/5% usage appears in the CPU column, while in the GPU column the usage is 0%, despite the GPU metrics indicating 99% usage.
A curiosity, in the file "gpuLookupTable_v402.txt", for AMD GPUs, in the column "GPU Name" it says RX570, in the column "numBlocks" it says 2048 and in the column "threadsPerBlock" it says 64, why does the app take these parameters also for my GPU which is an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary and not an RX570?
6) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3043)
Posted 5 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Yes, I meant the Microsoft Edge browser, which has in the settings>system>Use hardware acceleration when available "enabled".
When I start it, having that option active, probably requiring help from the GPU, it somehow unlocks it, creates the checkpoint, and completes wu processing.
If I do not use this trick and leave the PC to process the BOINC client all day, as I normally do, without intervening, in the evening I will still find the WU to finish because the percentage of processing will be blocked, while the time, always processing, flows inexorable.
At least the system crashes and then it ends first and the WU will go wrong.
I hope I have cleared up your doubts and explained myself well.
Hello.
7) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3041)
Posted 5 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
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The 20 WU i completed is because I was curating them and that is starting Microsoft Edge, it creates the checkpoint and unlocks the GPU occupied at 99%, otherwise if I do not take care of the WU continues to flow the processing time but the percentage remains blocked, like the GPU at 99%.
That WU that lasted 4 hours is because I let her stay all that time, then I started Edge and he finished it.
Whereas the 4 WU wrong is when they crashed my system.
So I wouldn't say that the new app works well.
I hope I have been clearer in explaining the problem, but if there were any doubts, I am always available for clarification.
8) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3039)
Posted 4 Feb 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
I tried the new Get Decic Fields 4.02 windows_x86_64 (opencl_amd) and the old issues that DON'T WORK are back.
It has been tested with the following versions of drivers that have the same OpenCL driver version:

amd radeon driver 20.11.2 does not work with numberfield (WHQL)
amd radeon driver 21.1.1 does not work with numberfield (optional)
amd radeon driver 21.2.1 does not work with numberfield (optional)
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3188.4 (PAL,LC), device version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (3188.4), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak)

With the driver version 20.11.2:
When wu processing starts, the processing percentage remains at zero for about one minute, then suddenly advances x% and then advances and remains at x.007% blocked after 20-30 seconds, as time progresses and GPU usage driver metrics rise to 99%.
If you pause the processing and then the application, the feed rate remains stationary at x.007% and in the driver metrics the GPU usage remains stuck at 99% for just over a minute after which it returns to 0% as it should be, without system locks or restarts, even if some WU have caused system locks and restarts.
If you close the BOINC client and therefore all processing in progress and after approximately in minutes, When GPU usage driver metrics from 99% drop to 0% and the BOINC client reopens and processing starts again, the percentage and processing time of the application starts from scratch for about one minute, then suddenly advances x% and then remains at x.007% blocked after 20-30 seconds, while time advances and GPU usage driver metrics rise to 99%.
I also noticed that by opening the Microsoft Edge application (with GPU hardware acceleration set), GPU usage driver metrics unlock from 99% down from 1 to 4%, and the application's processing percentage has started to advance again until wu is completed.

With drivers version 21.1.11, 21.2.11:
When wu processing starts, the processing percentage remains at zero for about one minute, then suddenly advances x% and then remains at x.999% blocked after 15 seconds, while the time advances and the GPU usage driver metrics rise to 99%.
If you pause the processing and then the application, the feed rate remains stationary at x.999% and in the driver metrics the GPU usage remains stuck at 99% for just over a minute after which it returns to 0% as it should be, without system locks or restarts, even if some WU have caused system locks and restarts.
If you close the BOINC client and therefore all processing in progress and after approximately in minutes, When GPU usage driver metrics from 99% drop to 0% and the BOINC client reopens and processing starts again, the percentage and processing time of the application starts from scratch for about one minute, then suddenly advances x% and then remains at x.999% blocked after 15 seconds, while time advances and GPU usage driver metrics rise to 99%.
I also noticed that by opening the Microsoft Edge application (with GPU hardware acceleration set), GPU usage driver metrics unlock from 99% down from 1 to 4%, and the application's processing percentage has started to advance again until wu is completed.

And this is all and a good day.
9) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 3008)
Posted 28 Jan 2021 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new beta version of the 21.1.1 drivers (WIN 10 64 bits vers 20H2) and IT WORKS!!!
OpenCL: AMD/ATI 0 GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3188.4 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3188.4), 8176MB, 8176MB available, peak GFLOPS 9370).
We hope it will also work with the new version of the app when it is released.
10) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2951)
Posted 14 Dec 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new beta version of the 20.12.1 drivers (WIN 10 64 bits vers 20H2) and IT WORKS!!!
OpenCL: AMD/ATI 0 GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3188.4 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3188.4), 8176MB, 8176MB available, peak GFLOPS 9370).
We hope it will also work with the new version of the app when it is released.
11) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2930)
Posted 3 Dec 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new beta version of the 20.11.3 drivers (WIN 10 64 bits vers 20H2) and IT WORKS!!!
OpenCL: AMD/ATI 0 GPU: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3188.4 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3188.4), 8176MB, 8176MB available, peak GFLOPS 9370).
We hope it will also work with the new version of the app when it is released.
12) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2924)
Posted 20 Nov 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
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I hope they can be useful to you, this is link of the latest version of the 20.11.2 drivers:

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-11-2

and this is instead of the previous version 20.11.1:

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-11-1
13) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2922)
Posted 19 Nov 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new beta version of the drivers the 20.11.2 (WIN 10 64 bit vers 20H2) and WORKS!!!
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3188.4 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3188.4), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak).
We hope it will also work with the new version of the app when it is released.
14) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2917)
Posted 13 Nov 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD released a new beta version of the drivers (WIN 10 64 bit vers 20H2), the 20.11.1 and works like version 20.8.3.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3110.7 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3110.7), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak).
Reported issue to AMD and I invite anyone, with the same problem, to do the same.
Let's see if they solve the problem to the fury of relationships.
15) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2895)
Posted 20 Oct 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD released a new beta version of the drivers (WIN 10 64 bit vers 2004), the 20.10.1 and works like version 20.8.3.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3110.7 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3110.7), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak).
Reported issue to AMD and I invite anyone, with the same problem, to do the same.
Let's see if they solve the problem to the fury of relationships.
16) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2890)
Posted 3 Oct 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new beta version of the drivers (WIN 10 64 bit vers 2004), the 20.9.1 and the 20.9.2 and both work like the latest version 20.8.3.
In addition, AMD has also released a new Recommended (WHQL) version of the drivers, the 20.9.1 and this also works as the aforementioned 20.8.3.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3110.7 (PAL,LC), device version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (3110.7), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak).
Reported issue to AMD and I invite anyone, with the same problem, to do the same.
Let's see if they solve the problem to the fury of reports.
17) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2881)
Posted 3 Sep 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new beta version of the drivers, the 20.8.3 and works like the recent versions 20.8.1 and 20.8.2.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3110.7 (PAL,LC), device version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (3110.7), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak).
Reported issue to AMD and I invite anyone, with the same problem, to do the same.
Let's see if they solve the problem to the fury of reports.
18) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2880)
Posted 24 Aug 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Double upgrade.
AMD has released a new beta version of the drivers, the 20.8.1 and after a few days released another new beta version of the drivers, the 20.8.2 and both work oddly:
the percentage of application processing progress stops at x%, and if you pause processing and then then the application, in driver metrics GPU usage gets stuck at 99% for just over a minute after that back to 0% as it is right, without system locks or restarts.
When you restart the application, the percentage starts from x% where it stopped first and then remains stuck there, while the processing time starts from scratch but advances.
The same thing happens if you pause all ongoing processing of the BOINC client and then restart.
Whereas if you close the BOINC client and therefore all the processing in progress and after about in the minute, when the GPU usage driver metrics drop from 99% to 0%, you reopen the BOINC client and the processing starts again, the percentage and processing time of the application start from scratch and after about a minute, then suddenly advances to x% and then stay there stuck, while time advances.
I also noticed that by opening the Microsoft Edge application (with GPU hardware acceleration set), the GPU usage driver metrics stopped at 1 to 4%, and the application's processing percentage resumed to advance until the WU was completed.
It also created the checkpoint file.
When processing a new WU starts, the processing percentage stays at zero for about one minute, then suddenly advances x% and then stays there stuck as time progresses.
Both versions, OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3110.7 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3110.7), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak)

Reported both issues to AMD and I invite anyone with the same problem to do the same.
Let's see if they solve the problem to the fury of relationships.
19) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2862)
Posted 13 Jul 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Double upgrade.
AMD has released a new beta version of the drivers, version 20.5.1 HWS, I tried but does not work, the percentage of processing progress of the application stops at 0.542% and if it stops or pauses the processing and then therefore the application, in driver metrics the GPU usage gets stuck at 99% and after a few minutes crashes the system and restarts.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3075.12 (PAL,LC), OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP device version (3075.12), 8176MB, 8176MB available, peak of 4685 GFLOPS).

After a few days AMD released a new beta version of the drivers, version 20.7.1 and this works strangely:
the percentage of application processing progress stops at 0.542% and if you stop or pause processing and then then pause the application, in driver metrics GPU usage remains stuck at 99% for just over a minute after that returns to 0% as it is right, without system locks or restarts.
When you restart the application, the percentage starts at 0.542% and then stays still, while the processing time starts from zero but advances.
I also noticed that by opening the Microsoft Edge application (with active in the settings "SYSTEM>uses hardware acceleration when available" ), the GPU usage driver metrics stopped between 1 and 4%, and the application's processing percentage resumed to advance until the WU was completed.
It also created the checkpoint file.
When processing a new WU starts, the processing percentage stays at zero for about one minute, then suddenly advances more than 4% and then back to 0.189% after 1-2 seconds and then stay there still.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3110.7 (PAL,LC), device version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (3110.7), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 9370 GFLOPS peak)

Reported both issues to AMD and I invite anyone with the same problem, to do the same.
Let's see if they solve the problem to the fury of relationships.
20) Message boards : News : New GPU OpenCL versions available (Message 2809)
Posted 2 Jun 2020 by mg13 [HWU]
Post:
Update.
AMD has released a new beta version of the drivers, version 20.5.1 and I tried it, it works, but finished processing the GPU remains 99% busy, after which it crashes the PC and then restarts.
This problem does so at every WU processed.
OpenCL: AMD/ATI GPU 0: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary (driver version 3075.12 (PAL,LC), device version OpenCL 2.0 AMD-APP (3075.12), 8176MB, 8176MB available, 4685 GFLOPS peak).
Reported issue to AMD and I invite anyone with the same problem, to do the same.
Let's see if they solve the problem to the fury of reports.
I also upgraded Windows 10 to the 2004 version and the BOINC client to version 7.16.7 all 64-bit.


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