Observations on FGRBP1 1.17 for Windows

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Gary Roberts wrote:The

Gary Roberts wrote:
The purpose for re-introducing the 'beta' version was to provide a mechanism for owners of GPUs with <1022MB GPU RAM (down to about 766MB) to get tasks

I forgot that.  Thanks.

Gary Roberts wrote:
I don't know if there is still a restriction whereby a 'beta' quorum task must be partnered with a 'non-beta' task.  

I don't know whether it is a general restriction, but there specifically is such a restriction on 1.17 Windows Beta work as of today.  The evidence in my work request logs is persuasive.  Arguably preventing small-RAM GPU cards from affirming each other's work might be a short-term justification, unless we somehow "know" that all errors from too small a memory will manifest themselves in other ways.

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archae86 wrote:Gary Roberts

archae86 wrote:
Gary Roberts wrote:
I don't know if there is still a restriction whereby a 'beta' quorum task must be partnered with a 'non-beta' task.  

I don't know whether it is a general restriction, but there specifically is such a restriction on 1.17 Windows Beta work as of today.  The evidence in my work request logs is persuasive.  Arguably preventing small-RAM GPU cards from affirming each other's work might be a short-term justification, unless we somehow "know" that all errors from too small a memory will manifest themselves in other ways.

It is a general restriction that applies to all applications. A Beta version must always be validated against a non-Beta version. This is to ensure that the new app doesn't introduce errors into the science output.

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Gary Roberts wrote:archae86

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archae86 wrote:
Does anyone here know, other than the mentioned quorum restriction, what actual difference there is at this moment between the beta and non-beta Windows 1.17 application?

I believe the apps themselves are identical.  

You are right about that also Gary, as I finally thought to check by simply doing a Windows file compare between the two executables this morning.

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