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Message 112107 - Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 14:15:11 UTC

Hi,

We just released BRP4 v1.25 for ATI/AMD OpenCL under OSX for Intel Macs ("Lion" and above)

Notes:
* Known issue: no support for any OSX version older than "Lion"

* Please let us know how running the app is impacting the responsiveness of the Lion Desktop.

* Please use BOINC client (>=7.0.27) or later. Note that this BOINC version is still a development version (but fixes some OpenCL related problems), it can be downloaded from here:

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

Without updating to this BOINC version, you will not be able to get OpenCL work on Albert!

Let's try and collect your feedback to this specific release (and this one only) in this thread.


Thanks,
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Message 112111 - Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 20:17:43 UTC

This machine used to get work, back before the mac app was discovered to have a problem. Now it cannot get work.

Also, why is it talking about CAL? Shouldn't this be opencl?

Mon Jun 11 13:12:16 2012 | Albert@Home | update requested by user
Mon Jun 11 13:12:18 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] Starting scheduler request
Mon Jun 11 13:12:18 2012 | Albert@Home | Sending scheduler request: Requested by user.
Mon Jun 11 13:12:18 2012 | Albert@Home | Requesting new tasks for ATI
Mon Jun 11 13:12:18 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] CPU work request: 0.00 seconds; 0.00 devices
Mon Jun 11 13:12:18 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] ATI work request: 86400.00 seconds; 1.00 devices
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | | App version needs CAL but GPU doesn't support it
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | Scheduler request completed: got 1 new tasks
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] Server version 700
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | Resent lost task p2030.20111007.G63.99-00.28.C.b4s0g0.00000_1040_1
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | Project requested delay of 60 seconds
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | New computer location: school
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | [error] App version uses non-existent ATI GPU
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | [error] Missing coprocessor for task p2030.20111007.G63.99-00.28.C.b4s0g0.00000_1040_1; aborting
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] estimated total CPU task duration: 0 seconds
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] estimated total ATI task duration: 0 seconds
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] Deferring communication for 1 min 0 sec
Mon Jun 11 13:12:19 2012 | Albert@Home | [sched_op] Reason: requested by project
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Message 112113 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 8:46:28 UTC - in response to Message 112111.  

Thanks for the feedback. I need to check the plan class configuration, it's been a while since we last had the Mac app in the field .

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Message 112115 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 13:39:04 UTC - in response to Message 112113.  

Hmmmm....this could be a BOINC client problem. We are keeping this app in it's current state to allow teh BOINC developers to study this. You will probably want to disable ATI/AMD tasks on Albert@Home for now to avoid getting more of those aborting tasks.

Stay tuned

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Message 112116 - Posted: 12 Jun 2012, 14:08:33 UTC - in response to Message 112115.  

OK, this seems to work in BOINC version 7.0.25, but this version had other issues with OpenCL unfortunately. Again, for debugging purposes, we now allow 7.0.25 BOINC clients to download atiOpenCL jobs for OSX Lion.

Stay tuned

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Message 112118 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 14:51:52 UTC - in response to Message 112116.  
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This machine used to get work, back before the mac app was discovered to have a problem. Now it cannot get work.

Also, why is it talking about CAL? Shouldn't this be opencl?



We have changed things slightly (the plan class name, actually) so that now the Mac OpenCL app should work with 7.0.27...7.0.29 .

Feedback is welcome.

Thanks for testing
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Message 112119 - Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 22:25:23 UTC - in response to Message 112118.  

We have changed things slightly (the plan class name, actually) so that now the Mac OpenCL app should work with 7.0.27...7.0.29 .

Feedback is welcome.

Thanks for testing
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Message 112120 - Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 6:50:35 UTC - in response to Message 112119.  

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Crunching now:

http://albert.phys.uwm.edu/results.php?hostid=2019


...and validating. Looks good.

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Message 112123 - Posted: 6 Jul 2012, 13:36:45 UTC

I just put a new version 1.26 on Albert for ATI/AMD OpenCL Intel OSX Lion, this one mainly has performance improvements.

If it behaves well over the weekend, we will make a full test release of 1.26 for OpenCL on all supported platforms next week.

Nice weekend to all,
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Message 112126 - Posted: 7 Jul 2012, 11:58:33 UTC

Update: Fixed some problem that crashed the app under Mountain Lion preview, not sure this fixes it, tho. So newest version is 1.27.

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Message 112154 - Posted: 1 Aug 2012, 17:37:19 UTC - in response to Message 112126.  

Hi Bikeman,

I am not receiving any WU's (the latest Boinc client on Mountain Lion) - did you run out of them?

Thanks,

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Message 112158 - Posted: 3 Aug 2012, 8:14:42 UTC - in response to Message 112154.  

No, there should be plenty of them left (they are replenished automagically).

Your PC is hidden, so can you give us some hints from the "Event Log" in Boinc Manager?

- IS BOINC actually asking Albert@Home for ATI jobs?
- IS BOINC detecting an OpenCL capable card (BOINC lists accelerators / GPUs when it starts up)

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Message 112159 - Posted: 3 Aug 2012, 19:47:32 UTC - in response to Message 112158.  

Today I got 2 of them :-)


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