Boinc can't be bothered downloading AMD work

Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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What's this supposed to mean?
 
"Einstein@Home    Not requesting tasks: don't need (CPU: not highest priority project; AMD/ATI GPU: )"
 
Specifically, no reason given for AMD, just can't be bothered.  At that point I had 10 minutes of work left, running on 1 GPU.  The other GPU was empty.  My buffer was increased to 5 + 5 days.  Only Einstein was enabled to get new work.  Facepalm at Boinc programmers.

Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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Thanks to Mikey, I found the

Thanks to Mikey, I found the source of the problem. I had Einstein set via cc_config.xml to not run gravity app on device 0, and not run gamma app on device 1. Apparently that confuses Boinc and it only gets 1 or 2 tasks downloaded into the queue. I removed one of those restrictions and it works ok. There's a bug in there somewhere, let's see if the "programmers" can sort it out.

https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/4738

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Peter Hucker wrote: Thanks

Peter Hucker wrote:

Thanks to Mikey, I found the source of the problem. I had Einstein set via cc_config.xml to not run gravity app on device 0, and not run gamma app on device 1. Apparently that confuses Boinc and it only gets 1 or 2 tasks downloaded into the queue. I removed one of those restrictions and it works ok. There's a bug in there somewhere, let's see if the "programmers" can sort it out.

https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/4738

You are very welcome, I'm glad it's working now.

What alot of people do if they run 2 gpu's in the same machine and want to do different things with them is install a 2nd version of Boinc, in a different directory of course, and then use the 'exclude gpu?' line so each gpu runs in it's own copy of Boinc.

Peter Hucker of the Scottish Boinc Team
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mikey wrote: Peter Hucker

mikey wrote:

Peter Hucker wrote:

Thanks to Mikey, I found the source of the problem. I had Einstein set via cc_config.xml to not run gravity app on device 0, and not run gamma app on device 1. Apparently that confuses Boinc and it only gets 1 or 2 tasks downloaded into the queue. I removed one of those restrictions and it works ok. There's a bug in there somewhere, let's see if the "programmers" can sort it out.

https://github.com/BOINC/boinc/issues/4738

You are very welcome, I'm glad it's working now.

What alot of people do if they run 2 gpu's in the same machine and want to do different things with them is install a 2nd version of Boinc, in a different directory of course, and then use the 'exclude gpu?' line so each gpu runs in it's own copy of Boinc.

Too much hassle for me.  If it gets that complicated I just run something else.  I'm happy if every chip is flat out doing something.

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