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Message 98759 - Posted: 23 May 2020, 21:12:02 UTC

Hello world,

I just updated to 7.16.5 (x64) for Windows and I don't see which hardware is being used anymore in Tasks. I looked into the release notes and didn't see anything about it. I tried to add the column, but there's no option.

Was this removed or am I just blind? Sorry if this has been asked before, I googled and searched here with various terms and got nothing. It's not critical either, but it was nice to quickly see if it was BOINC hogging the hardware.

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Message 98760 - Posted: 23 May 2020, 21:57:44 UTC

I don't ever remember that column being in BOINC MANAGER I do know it's is an optional column in Efmer's Boinc Tasks.

Maybe that's what you were thinking of?
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Message 98776 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 12:00:08 UTC

Or maybe the “Running 1 GPU + 1 CPU (device n)” message? That was shown under the Status column on the tasks tab.
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Message 98799 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 16:05:01 UTC - in response to Message 98776.  

Yeah, that's what I meant! Sorry for not giving a detailed description for clarity.

Was it removed in the last update or is it a setting somewhere?
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Message 98800 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 16:25:52 UTC - in response to Message 98799.  

Neither - it shows in full on all my machines, both Windows and Linux.

You may need to widen the column by clicking on the column divider in the header row, and sliding it to the right. (Be careful to click on the divider, and not the column header itself - that applies a sort, and it's damned difficult to get rid of).
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Message 98802 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 16:43:35 UTC - in response to Message 98800.  

Hmm, it's definitely not showing for me. Probably just a local bug. No big issue.
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Message 98803 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 16:49:20 UTC - in response to Message 98802.  
Last modified: 24 May 2020, 16:53:35 UTC

When BOINC starts up, does the Event Log show that you have a GPU/driver combination which is currently usable?

Edit - and while we're on that question, are you attached to any project which is currently making work available for the type of GPU you have?
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Message 98804 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 16:55:11 UTC - in response to Message 98803.  
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Looks like it:

Edit: I'm only using LHC@Home.
(a few things redacted XXXX)

5/24/2020 6:49:57 PM | | cc_config.xml not found - using defaults
5/24/2020 6:49:57 PM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.16.5 for windows_x86_64
5/24/2020 6:49:57 PM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2s zlib/1.2.8
5/24/2020 6:49:57 PM | | Data directory: D:\XXXX
5/24/2020 6:49:57 PM | | Running under account XXXX
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 650 Ti (driver version 432.00, CUDA version 10.1, compute capability 3.0, 2048MB, 1685MB available, 1586 GFLOPS peak)
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 650 Ti (driver version 432.00, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 2048MB, 1685MB available, 1586 GFLOPS peak)
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Windows processor group 0: 4 processors
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Host name: XXXX
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz [Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9]
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes f16c rdrandsyscall nx lm avx vmx smx tm2 pbe fsgsbase smep
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.18363.00)
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Memory: 15.96 GB physical, 18.34 GB virtual
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Disk: 232.88 GB total, 149.97 GB free
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Local time is UTC +2 hours
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | No WSL found.
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | VirtualBox version: 6.0.20
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | General prefs: from http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/ (last modified 01-Mar-2013 20:39:20)
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Host location: none
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | General prefs: using your defaults
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Reading preferences override file
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Preferences:
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | max memory usage when active: 12260.32 MB
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | max memory usage when idle: 16347.09 MB
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | max disk usage: 30.00 GB
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | max CPUs used: 3
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | don't use GPU while active
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 75%
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Setting up project and slot directories
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Checking active tasks
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | LHC@home | URL https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/; Computer ID 10468215; resource share 100
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Setting up GUI RPC socket
5/24/2020 6:49:58 PM | | Checking presence of 64 project files
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Message 98805 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 17:02:13 UTC - in response to Message 98804.  
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Well, LHC sees your GPU: https://lhcathome.cern.ch/lhcathome/show_host_detail.php?hostid=10468215

But they don't have any GPU applications: LHC applications (in fact, I don't think they've ever had any GPU apps)

They do use VBox virtual machines, and you have one of those. Might that be what you're referring to?

Edit (again!): LHC says you have

Application: All (42) · ATLAS Simulation (5) · CMS Simulation (0) · SixTrack (31) · sixtracktest (0) · Theory Simulation (6)

The ATLAS and Theory simulations both run on VMs and should show that in the status column: SixTrack is for CPU only and won't bother.

I'm better at GPUs than VMs, so I'll sign off here and hope a VM specialist can pick up.
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Message 98806 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 17:48:18 UTC

Just to check something.

Open regedit
Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Manager
Expand Tasks
-> What does it say for the ColumnOrder?
Expand Status
-> What does it say for Width?
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Message 98807 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 18:13:47 UTC - in response to Message 98806.  

ColumnOrder: Project;Progress;Status;Elapsed;Remaining (estimated);Deadline;Application;Name

Width: b3
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Message 98808 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 18:16:28 UTC - in response to Message 98807.  

Well, at least that shows that your Status column is visible (and not closed). So then the trouble will be that LHC doesn't have a GPU application (although I'm also not sure if they have one in a VM).
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Message 98809 - Posted: 24 May 2020, 18:18:00 UTC - in response to Message 98805.  
Last modified: 24 May 2020, 18:55:39 UTC

Ahh, maybe it doesn't show up if only CPUs are being used?

You're right about LHC@home not having GPU apps; I'll join a project that does use it!

EDIT: added Asteroids and it's showing the GPU being used now. I must have just remembered the display incorrectly!
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