25 + hours on a Perseus wu

robl
robl
Joined: 2 Jan 13
Posts: 1,632
Credit: 1,095,013,476
RAC: 628,934
Topic 197007

My GPU has been crunching a Perseus Arm Survey work unit for just over 24 hours. Is this expected? Seems a bit long.

Alinator
Alinator
Joined: 8 May 05
Posts: 927
Credit: 9,352,143
RAC: 0

25 + hours on a Perseus wu

I had one that took about 29 hours on a 7970. So as long as it's still making progress I'd say let it run.

astrocrab
astrocrab
Joined: 28 Jan 08
Posts: 208
Credit: 429,202,534
RAC: 439

hmm, all BRP5 WUs on my 7970

hmm, all BRP5 WUs on my 7970 takes no more than an hour

Alinator
Alinator
Joined: 8 May 05
Posts: 927
Credit: 9,352,143
RAC: 0

RE: hmm, all BRP5 WUs on my

Quote:
hmm, all BRP5 WUs on my 7970 takes no more than an hour

Yeah, if you look only at the CPU time used, which means next to nothing in this context.

astrocrab
astrocrab
Joined: 28 Jan 08
Posts: 208
Credit: 429,202,534
RAC: 439

RE: Yeah, if you look only

Quote:

Yeah, if you look only at the CPU time used, which means next to nothing in this context.

no, it is real time of running. 10 WUs per for a 30600 seconds, for example.

jeanguy
jeanguy
Joined: 17 Jun 09
Posts: 25
Credit: 26,167,687
RAC: 0

All my BRP5 work units takes


All my BRP5 work units takes a little

bit more then to 3 hours to complete on my GTX 560 Ti.

jeanguy

Alinator
Alinator
Joined: 8 May 05
Posts: 927
Credit: 9,352,143
RAC: 0

RE: RE: Yeah, if you

Quote:
Quote:

Yeah, if you look only at the CPU time used, which means next to nothing in this context.

no, it is real time of running. 10 WUs per for a 30600 seconds, for example.

So what? That still doesn't change how long each individual task takes to run, as anyone who looks at your hosts results will see.

Alinator
Alinator
Joined: 8 May 05
Posts: 927
Credit: 9,352,143
RAC: 0

RE: All my BRP5 work units

Quote:


All my BRP5 work units takes a little

bit more then to 3 hours to complete on my GTX 560 Ti.

jeanguy

Yes, that's more typical for Perseus, but there are still the occasional outliers.

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
Bikeman (Heinz-...
Moderator
Joined: 28 Aug 06
Posts: 3,516
Credit: 455,521,082
RAC: 45,678

RE: My GPU has been

Quote:
My GPU has been crunching a Perseus Arm Survey work unit for just over 24 hours. Is this expected? Seems a bit long.

Indeed, too long. Your current valid results list has one job listed that took only about 2 h!

One other thing that I noticed in the output of your tasks is this :

Quote:

[18:39:05][31212][INFO ] Application startup - thank you for supporting Einstein@Home!
parse_init_data_file: no end tag
18:39:05 (31212): Can't parse init data file - running in standalone mode

This is not normal, and it's not good! I would recommend to update the version of BOINC you are using (the file that the app complains about is written by the BOINC client software).

Hope this helps
HBE

robl
robl
Joined: 2 Jan 13
Posts: 1,632
Credit: 1,095,013,476
RAC: 628,934

39+ hours. I aborted the

39+ hours. I aborted the job. I just went through a painful upgrade with changes made to SETI and I am now processing one of their "new" version 7 WUs. It is showing 21 hours to complete. I would like to know how this job is going to process before I start changing out stuff.

My version of BOINC is provided by my Linux distro. Replacing it would not be difficult but I would like to wait until I see how BOINC is going to handle this new SETI WU.

I am not rejecting your suggestion, just putting it on hold for a while.

Beyond
Beyond
Joined: 28 Feb 05
Posts: 117
Credit: 148,719,734
RAC: 0

RE: 39+ hours. I aborted

Quote:
39+ hours. I aborted the job. I just went through a painful upgrade with changes made to SETI and I am now processing one of their "new" version 7 WUs. It is showing 21 hours to complete. I would like to know how this job is going to process before I start changing out stuff.


Something is wrong. Maybe the CPU needs more reserved cores. There is very little time variation in the BRP5 WUs (I've looked back in my results at over 700 and variation is at most a few percent). The slowest SETI v7 GPU WU I've run took just over 30 minutes and that's running 2 WUs concurrently (although I'm no SETI expert :-), most take much less.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.