Questions, comments and problems on new Fermi LAT gamma-ray pulsar search

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I'll control remotely my

I'll control remotely my computers from here (Hannover, Germany) when they will receive new tasks. Guess, we'll receive a lot of details about this tomorrow, at the meeting here at AEI.

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RE: This thread is for

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This thread is for questions, comments and problems related to the new Fermi LAT gamma-ray pulsar search.


I'm running BRP3 currently and would like to try gamma-ray pulsar search. The problem is - I'm using 560 TI card with 2048M so it is running 6 tasks simultaneously because I'm using app_info.xml file to run 6 tasks. Can anybody provide me information what should I add to app_info.xml file to be able to run this CPU task ?

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Hi, Just editing the

Hi,

Just editing the app_info file is not eniugh, you'll also need the executables themselves, because using the app_info file disables the automatic downloading of new executables.

I think it I s best to wait until Monday when the first work units will be distributed. After that happens, we can extract the necessary information to update app_info files.

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If you're using an

If you're using an app_info.xml, I'd recommend to wait some time (a few weeks) with running the new search. While testing we'll update the App a number of times as we fix problems and may add new features. It will be a pain to keep the App updated manually on the Client side.

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it would be much easyer for

it would be much easyer for all of us, if you'd provide the option to specificly select that project only in preferences..

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RE: it would be much easyer

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it would be much easyer for all of us, if you'd provide the option to specificly select that project only in preferences..

I don't understand this.

If you're asking for a simple way to run only the Fermi-LAT gamma-ray pulsar search (which is an application of the Einstein@home project), I'd say that this is not advisable at all.

We won't send out more than a few thousand tasks of that application this week, and an unknown number of these will produce only client- and validation errors. That's what testing is for.

If you would restrict yourself to just that application, you will likely get no work from the project at all.

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Hi Bernd, et al. I guess

Hi Bernd, et al.

I guess the feature requested is setting the number of parallel CUDA tasks. This would eliminate the need to use app_info.xml entirely.

Michael

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I'm running BRP3 currently and would like to try gamma-ray pulsar search. The problem is - I'm using 560 TI card with 2048M so it is running 6 tasks simultaneously because I'm using app_info.xml file to run 6 tasks. Can anybody provide me information what should I add to app_info.xml file to be able to run this CPU task ?

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it would be much easyer for all of us, if you'd provide the option to specificly select that project only in preferences..

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I don't understand this.
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RE: I guess the feature

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I guess the feature requested is setting the number of parallel CUDA tasks. This would eliminate the need to use app_info.xml entirely.

* I don't think so. How would this be related to the threads subject, the gamma-ray search?

* If this was still the case, I'd have no idea how to implement this feature. Is there any other project that provides that option and could provide an example (code)?

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RE: I guess the feature

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I guess the feature requested is setting the number of parallel CUDA tasks. This would eliminate the need to use app_info.xml entirely.

* I don't think so. How would this be related to the threads subject, the gamma-ray search?

Sorry Bernd, posted w/o thinking.

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* If this was still the case, I'd have no idea how to implement this feature. Is there any other project that provides that option and could provide an example (code)?

Unfortunately I am not familiar with BOINC API. This was just a wish and should go to the appropriate message board.

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RE: Unfortunately I am not

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Unfortunately I am not familiar with BOINC API.

I am, but I think part the problem is that this isn't a matter of the BOINC API. This would be about how to modify / customize the scheduler code to pass information from the project preferences (which is actually web code) to the BOINC Core Client (not even the application). Hm, I get a rough idea how to do that, but it would still require a bit of effort I wouldn't invest unless I'm sure there is sufficient demand for it.

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This was just a wish and should go to the appropriate message board.

That would be the "Wish list" forum.

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