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McRoth

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Message 99732 - Posted: 8 Jul 2020, 12:17:24 UTC

Hello, I'm a long time user of BOINC, but just signed up for the message boards.
I've got an Nvidia 1080 card with the latest studio driver. The problem is my client never seems to use the GPU, even if I set the activity to always use it. I've got another computer with a Radeon 480 with the same issue. Is there another setting I'm missing somewhere? There are no limits set for GPU usage.

Thanks for any help!

Mike
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Message 99733 - Posted: 8 Jul 2020, 12:19:36 UTC - in response to Message 99732.  

Here's the first part of the event log:

7/6/2020 8:03:21 AM | | Starting BOINC client version 7.14.3 for windows_intelx86
7/6/2020 8:03:21 AM | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
7/6/2020 8:03:21 AM | | Libraries: libcurl/7.47.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2o zlib/1.2.8
7/6/2020 8:03:21 AM | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
7/6/2020 8:03:21 AM | | Running under account mroth
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1080 (driver version 451.48, CUDA version 11.0, compute capability 6.1, 4096MB, 3545MB available, 8876 GFLOPS peak)
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 1080 (driver version 451.48, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 8192MB, 3545MB available, 8876 GFLOPS peak)
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | Host name: Shop-CAD-PC
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | Processor: 8 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz [Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3]
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | 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 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movebe popcnt aes f16c rdrandnx lm avx avx2 vmx smx tm2 pbe fsgsbase bmi1 hle smep bmi2
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | OS: Microsoft Windows 10: Professional x64 Edition, (10.00.18363.00)
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | Memory: 15.93 GB physical, 22.18 GB virtual
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | Disk: 476.34 GB total, 298.59 GB free
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | Local time is UTC -4 hours
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | Rosetta@home | URL https://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/; Computer ID 4378950; resource share 100
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | World Community Grid | URL http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/; Computer ID 6802208; resource share 100
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | World Community Grid | General prefs: from World Community Grid (last modified 24-Dec-2017 21:17:43)
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | World Community Grid | Host location: none
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | World Community Grid | General prefs: using your defaults
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | Reading preferences override file
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | Preferences:
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | max memory usage when active: 4077.90 MB
7/6/2020 8:03:22 AM | | max memory usage when idle: 14680.45 MB
7/6/2020 8:03:23 AM | | max disk usage: 10.00 GB
7/6/2020 8:03:23 AM | | suspend work if non-BOINC CPU load exceeds 25%
7/6/2020 8:03:23 AM | | (to change preferences, visit a project web site or select Preferences in the Manager)
7/6/2020 8:03:23 AM | | Setting up project and slot directories
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Richard Haselgrove
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Message 99734 - Posted: 8 Jul 2020, 12:33:02 UTC

BOINC itself doesn't use your GPU. It provides the facility for science projects - if they so wish, and if their branch of science can be expressed in a form suitable for GPU processing - to use the facilities you are offering.

The two projects you have attached to so far - Rosetta and World Community Grid - unfortunately don't fall into that category. It's possible that they will in the future, but programming a GPU for scientific use is slow and difficult: don't hold your breath.

In the meantime, look through the list of projects which use BOINC, paying specific attention to those which have a green NVidia icon in the right-hand column. See if you can find one you could assist, while you wait for your current projects to develop their GPU programs.
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Message 99736 - Posted: 8 Jul 2020, 13:06:14 UTC - in response to Message 99734.  

OK, Thanks!
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Message 99753 - Posted: 8 Jul 2020, 20:37:06 UTC - in response to Message 99736.  

OPN1 at WCG will have a GPU app. The techs already received the code.
AutoDock (the software OPN1 is using) is available in both CUDA and OpenCL form, so if we are lucky, both versions will be deployed.
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