Why am I only getting Gamma Ray (hsgamma_FGRPB1G) work?

Cherokee150
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Hi!

I can use some help

For over three weeks I have only been getting work for Gamma Ray (hsgamma_FGRPB1G).  Are these the only work units currently being sent, or is there something seriously wrong in my settings or preferences?  I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to identify what might be wrong.

The Server Status page shows other work both ready to send and out in the field.  Is that correct, or does Einstein's Status page have problems similar to what SETI often had?

Please help me, as I truly wish to participate in all Einstein research.

Thank you for any and all assistance you can provide!

 

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In case you missed it,

In case you missed it, another user has responded.

https://einsteinathome.org/pt-pt/goto/comment/178489

Gary Roberts
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Cherokee150 wrote:For over

Cherokee150 wrote:
For over three weeks I have only been getting work for Gamma Ray (hsgamma_FGRPB1G).  Are these the only work units currently being sent, or is there something seriously wrong in my settings or preferences?

There is plenty of work for both GPU searches - FGRPB1G and the multi-directed GW search O2MDF.  The most likely reason for getting only FGRPB1G is that you don't have the GW search selected in your preferences.  Go to your project preferences page and scroll down to the "Applications" heading.  Do you have the very bottom one in the list (O2 Multi-Directional GPU) ticked?  That one is the current GW GPU search.

A word of warning.  Don't attempt the GW GPU search on your 2GB GTX 960 host.  Most tasks, if not all, would quickly fail as 2GB is not enough memory.  The 4GB GTX 1070 would work correctly but since it is being supported by an old Q8400 CPU (~2010 vintage) you will probably find that the performance is abysmally slow compared with what you are seeing for FGRPB1G.  The problem is that the GW GPU search needs a lot of fast CPU support and also seems to need a modern CPU architecture.

You could find out for yourself by giving that system a try if you wish (I don't use nvidia GPUs so could be wrong) but be prepared for much lower output than you are currently getting.  You would need to put it under a different location or venue (like home, work, school) than what the other machine uses so that each could have its own set of preferences.  That would probably be the easiest way to separate each host to use the specific search that you want it to use.

Cheers,
Gary.

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