[New release] BRP app v1.25 (OpenCL OSX "Lion") feedback thread

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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,
Heinz-Bernd

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[New release] BRP app v1.25 (OpenCL OSX "Lion") feedback thread

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

Dublin, California
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Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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Thanks for the feedback. I

Message 79293 in response to message 79292

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 .

Cheers
HB

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Hmmmm....this could be a

Message 79295 in response to message 79293

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

HB

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OK, this seems to work in

Message 79296 in response to message 79295

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

HB

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RE: This machine used to

Message 79297 in response to message 79296

Quote:

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
Cheers
HB

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RE: We have changed things

Message 79298 in response to message 79297

Quote:

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
Cheers
HB

Crunching now:

http://albertathome.org/host/2019/tasks

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RE: ] Crunching

Message 79299 in response to message 79298

...and validating. Looks good.

Cheers
HB

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I just put a new version 1.26

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,
HB

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Update: Fixed some problem

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

Cheers
HB

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Hi Bikeman, I am not

Message 79303 in response to message 79302

Hi Bikeman,

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

Thanks,

branjo



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