Old GPU being assigned Gravity it can't do

Ian&Steve C.
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Gamma Ray project in general

most people who are in “set it and forget it” type operations aren’t using an old GPU that has problems with the gravity wave application. Occasionally someone will make a post inquiring about why their old GPU doesn’t work and they are usually instructed to disable gravity wave in their preferences. Everyone else who doesn’t care what they crunch and just run default preferences, probably isn’t aware that they get 99% gravity wave tasks. As Keith pointed out, when you have both task types allowed, you will overwhelmingly get GW tasks over GR. People who know they have an older GPU that’s not compatible with the GW app or just want to crunch GR, purposely turn off GW. 
 

Gamma Ray project in general is not in beta. However there is a beta version of the AMD/ATI gamma Ray application. If you have beta selected, you will be sent the beta gamma ray application. If you don’t have beta selected you will be sent the standard gamma ray app. The beta AMD/ATI application doesn’t work with older AMD/ATI GPUs. The standard application works fine for older GPUs. 
 

If you’re unwilling to solo stake GRC in order to have better control of project preferences, then I would reference the BOINC Client Configuration link I sent in a previous message and add the appropriate <exclude_gpu> statements to your cc_config.xml file to prevent the older GPU from being used for Einstein at all. That way it will only crunch some other project, like Milkyway, while the compatible GPU crunches the gravity wave tasks you’ll be sent.

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Mr P Hucker
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I would have thought there

I would have thought there were a lot of people with oldish computers (not gamers or anything) that don't know much about computers and just stick Boinc on there.

As in my last post, it was mentioned that Einstein does block certain apps from Tahiti, so it can be done.

I have configured as you said for the PC with 2 GPUs.  Gravity runs on the new one, and Milkyway on the old (and better DP) one.  But the PCs with only an old GPU, I have no way of getting Gamma only.  A local config would not stop me getting gravity, it would just never run them.

If this page takes an hour to load, reduce posts per page to 20 in your settings, then the tinpot 486 Einstein uses can handle it.

Ian&Steve C.
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if you form your

if you form your cc_config.xml exclude statements to exclude the GPU from the Einstein project completely (not just the gravity app). the project likely wont see the GPU at all and shouldn't send work to it at all.

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Mr P Hucker
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I've done something similar,

I've done something similar, on gridcoin's pool, I can select CPU/AMD/Nvidia/Intel GPU for each host.  I've switched Einstein off AMD for those hosts, so they do processing only on CPU and Intel GPU.  But I'd like to do Gamma on the AMD.  Looks like I can't do that while running gridcoin pool :-/  Apart from the hassle of self mining, I'd have to invest $50 in it.  It barely makes $1 a day!  But, I have worked out it will pay for most 2nd hand hardware in 1.5 years.

I've got a GPU on order that was going cheap because one of the 6 outputs is broken.  I need zero!  I've also made one work that kept locking up the machine and bluescreening it.  The power connector had oxidised and the fan controller had exploded, so I bypassed them: https://i.imgur.com/7kUZq1N.jpeg

If this page takes an hour to load, reduce posts per page to 20 in your settings, then the tinpot 486 Einstein uses can handle it.

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