Posts by krzyszp

1) Message boards : News : XMR test app (Message 2015)
Posted 4 Jul 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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I have updated main site but I thing is more content about project in forum than is possible to put to main site,
I will also create sub-page for more details soon.

Apologise for delay, as we can only spend some time on it (it's not commercial) and also I was a week nearly completely offline.
2) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1999)
Posted 21 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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The above GPU achieves ~350 H/s with the default block count
With the block count at 64 and threads at 8 I can get ~420 H/s (using the -l 8x64 option via CLI)

Yes, we will add some options as soon as we stabilise wrapper to kill tasks correctly.
3) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1998)
Posted 21 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Are you leaving behind an application which continues to run after you finish all tasks ??

No, I believe that it was a bug.
In fact, we still fight with wrapper which doesn't want to work correctly with miners.
Can you give me a link to this work unit/computer please?
4) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1988)
Posted 18 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Good example of what is going wrong is there in this WU.
5) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1985)
Posted 18 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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After some test I'm sure now that the problem is in closing miner.
When I start WU outside of Manager it finish properly, but it takes 5-15s to close miner as it must finish all current tasks on GPU. Manager doesn't like to wait and it try to restart wrapper again and again until it kills wrapper with "too many exits" error.
I had made simple change in wrapper and include pause in it but this didn't help at all so I'm looking deeper for solution.
6) Message boards : News : XMR test app (Message 1984)
Posted 18 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Are they crach immediately or after hour?
In first case it is unknown bug, in second, it is problem described here
7) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1979)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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This is the problem mentioned by me before...
It crunch for one hour then wrapper should kill the task but killing it takes few second. Manager didn't know that and starts wrapper again... and again... and again until counter says "too much exists", kills wrapper and exit task with error message,
I'm working to solve the problem (as you can see how increase app version number since yesterday).
Unfortunately, when I run it locally (aside of BOINC in stand-alone mode) everything is ok.

Edit:
If you have a look in stderr.txt file in slot before app finish you can see, that miner is connected to pool with your wallet and it mine properly).
8) Message boards : Number crunching : Way to much credits (Message 1976)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Ahh, this sometimes happens on BS.
It will be correction probably tomorrow.
9) Message boards : Number crunching : Way to much credits (Message 1974)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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You have 6(computers) x 4(apps) x10pts(per app) per hour in this project.
It is 10pts per computer per hour.
10) Message boards : Number crunching : WHEN WILL STATS EXPORT BEGIN??? (Message 1971)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Stats work (thanks!), badge system still showing badges for scores as per Goofyx, 19-04-2017


Yes, I know, soon by fixed.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1970)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Thank you.

Also, as (especially on modern AMD cards) Monero and Ethereum are still ASIC-resistant and minning it is still profitable (in terms electricity(buying cost)/profit I will welcome you when we stabilise it :)

As I says few times - we will would like to support other BOINC projects admins as soon as applications will stabilise and go to production stage.
But before we do this we will disable GPU apps as default option on this project as part of volunteers don't want to be pushed to do it.
12) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1968)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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BitCoin is mined with ASIC devices and this is why so much TH/s they generate but for Monero is no such i thing.
Yours ATI card is almost fastest for this coin, as my GTX1060 makes near 400h/s.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1966)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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On my machine I have two cards:
1. nVidia GTX1060 6GB
2. AMD 7770.
At the moment, only CUDA app is working (I'm not receive AMD tasks now - probably due to app limitation to one at the time as this app is same named as CUDA), but both are working fine to the time limit on my cards.

I just have discovered that the finish problem isn't (I suspect) wrapper problem - it kills miner properly and finish, but Manager start wrapper again (probably because of my bug somewhere) which clears log and save it from scratch.

Anyway, while it works by this hour it's properly mine XMR's (obviously if not crash immediately) then have about 3-4 minut pause and load new WU.
14) Message boards : Number crunching : XMR GPU miner issues (Message 1963)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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As you know, we have have test applications for Monero minning for AMD and nVidia cards.
Both versions are wrappers for "Claymore CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.7 Beta - POOL" (for AMD cards) and "ccminer-cryptonight_20140926" (for nVidia).

As finally, both are takes your personal wallet address from your project prefs and mine for you by using our Monero pool (Monero pool).
Unfortunately, I'm still fighting with irritating bug - wrapper is set to work for one hour then finish, but when it try to finish, for unknown reason it try to start miner again few times and WU finish with "too many exits" error (even if in this situation it is not an error).

I will probably publish wrapper sources later on GIT and any help in this topic will be very welcome :)
15) Message boards : News : XMR test app (Message 1960)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Small update:

Problem with receiving user address from project prefs are sorted.
CUDA Windows version test app released.

Known bugs:
1. Validator should finish WU after one our. It close minning app but not close itself properly as should.
2. On some computers few libraries are missing.
16) Message boards : Number crunching : WHEN WILL STATS EXPORT BEGIN??? (Message 1959)
Posted 17 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Link to stats fixed, available at: http://boinc.gridcomputingcenter.org/stats/
17) Message boards : Number crunching : WHEN WILL STATS EXPORT BEGIN??? (Message 1954)
Posted 16 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Stats are enabled and working now.
18) Message boards : News : XMR test app (Message 1952)
Posted 16 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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1. Antiviral software are very often threat minning software as suspicious, we use with wrapper standard NsGpuCNMiner miner downloadable from GIT (you can check checksum if you like).
2. Due to some problems with receiving user wallet address we currently work on fixing validator.
3. About "how to" - is just simple create your wallet (offline, on your machine using Monero software or online - by using web sites with wallets).
4. We are welcome for other admin to supply us their address and support their projects - we are ready to supply application with their wallet address in WU's in 5 minutes (but obviously we will confirm the address on project site).
5. As soon as we properly solve wallet address receiving in wrapper we will also publish app for nVidia cards.

Is one more thing to explain about "NCI problem"
The problem exists when project server have two or more NCI apps AND two or more CPU(or GPU) apps. The problem exists because BOINC Manager sometimes read app property from server and sometimes from application data. I think that nobody before Goofyx make such a project and nobody predict the problem.
We are looking how to solve this but without really deep work in Manager sources this will be probably not possible...
19) Message boards : News : XMR test app (Message 1943)
Posted 15 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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krzyszp i would hope that bring back to work with DrugDiscovery and spend time to support real work. There is great ways to support study for medicine and still do economy to on top off it or donation around it.

I'm afraid that it's not gonna happened.
20) Message boards : News : XMR test app (Message 1921)
Posted 13 Jun 2017 by Profile krzyszp
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Thx :)
Sometimes I got stressed and not very polite :)
But I'm working on myself as well :)


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