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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 6:17 pm 
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Actually on my MP 5,1 12 core 2.93 GHz does the following, which is only 3 times faster than my eMac 1.42 GHz using Altivec...

] RC5-72: Loaded 1 packet from buff-in.r72
[May 09 23:09:16 UTC] RC5-72: Summary: 28050 packets (28050.00 stats units)
34.00:07:07.50 - [41.01 Mkeys/s]
[May 09 23:09:16 UTC] RC5-72: 980 packets (980.00 stats units) remain in
buff-in.r72
Projected ideal time to completion: 0.12:11:33.00
[May 09 23:09:16 UTC] RC5-72: 521 packets (521.00 stats units) are in
buff-out.r72

So I use the CPU for OGR-NG...

.....10%.....20%.....30%.....40%.....50%.....60%.....70%.....80%.....90%....100
[May 09 23:09:28 UTC] OGR-NG: Saved 1 packet to buff-out.og2
[May 09 23:09:28 UTC] OGR-NG: Summary: 14798 packets (953982.22 stats units)
34.00:07:19.68 - [324.70 Mnodes/s]
[May 09 23:09:28 UTC] OGR-NG: 1000 packets remain in buff-in.og2
[May 09 23:09:28 UTC] OGR-NG: 17 packets (416.44 stats units) are in
buff-out.og2


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:00 am 
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paulc,

A lot of distributed.net's GPU clients are years out of date. BD is right that it's only worth running rc5-72 on a GPU. The GTX 980 you have seems like a pretty beefy card in its day. The CUDA clients may not work because Apple has newer (or no?) driver versions in recent OSes. CUDA 3.1 is from mid 2010 and CUDA 5.5 is from late 2013. If you are running any version of Windows on your computer then it's trivial to get it working.

Try the openCL client first. I don't have much experience with nvidia cards and rc5-72, so I can't say if it's guaranteed to work.
http://http.distributed.net/pub/dcti/cu ... opencl.zip
To test if any client will work you can just cd to it's directory and run:
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./dnetc -bench rc5-72

If it's successful, it will go through all of the cores and pick the best one at the end. This means your computer can run the client.
If it's not successful, you'll get some kind of error. This means your computer can't run the client.
After benching openCL, try benching AMD64 CUDA. http://http.distributed.net/pub/dcti/cu ... cuda55.zip

The key to getting your work to link to the stats is to use the same email address you used in the past (I see you've done some work for the team before). It doesn't matter if the email actually works or not, it's just used as your ID for the project.

The stats update at about 8:21PM EST.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:27 am 
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The e-mail is gtg, that is how I retrieved my PW from dnet!

I DO have a SysPrefs item for CUDA... it looks like it comes from nVidia. Says I have 7.5.29, but 387.178 is available.The other day I took a quick look at nVidia's CUDA page <https://www.nvidia.com/object/mac-driver-archive.html>... looks like right around 9.x it went from OK w/10.12 to 10.13. The one the SysPrefs says it will upgrade to according to nVidia is only for 10.13.x.

Not sure what to do...


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:46 am 
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paulc wrote:
The e-mail is gtg, that is how I retrieved my PW from dnet!

I DO have a SysPrefs item for CUDA... it looks like it comes from nVidia. Says I have 7.5.29, but 387.178 is available.The other day I took a quick look at nVidia's CUDA page <https://www.nvidia.com/object/mac-driver-archive.html>... looks like right around 9.x it went from OK w/10.12 to 10.13. The one the SysPrefs says it will upgrade to according to nVidia is only for 10.13.x.

Not sure what to do...


@paulc:

Don't worry . . . Be Happy . . . . I have a '12 MacPro that has a few partitions with various iterations of OSX . . . and I changed the stock GPU to an Nvidia GTX 780 3072 MB item . . . and in the 10.13 partition it looks like I downloaded
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dnetc521-macosx-amd64-opencl
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Code:
dnetc520a-macosx-amd64-cuda55
and I believe I ran both of them, but seems like the "cuda55" item is the one I have color coded as the choice . . . to run in 10.13 . . . . Wasn't following your posts to know if you don't want to upgrade to 10.13, but the difference between 12 & 13 is negligible . . . I have both installed in the same HD, and I have 10.9 in another one, and 10.14 in an SSD . . . . I was working in 10.12 before I rebooted into 10.13 (before your post about 12 & 13) . . . I may get back there in a bit and I can check what I have installed there . . . I changed the GPU to get "metal" . . . which it should be that your GPU would "qualify"?? Point being that possibly you could get yr machine to 10.14, but it should get to 10.13 . . . or, simply add a partition and install 10.13 . . . and you should be able to run CUDA.

Pretty sure that I got all of these packages from Distributed.net site . . . but, I did get some "cuda" update from an Nvidia site, possibly linked through the web site of the guy who flashes Nvidia cards for Mac . . . . Messy (Sloppy???) Tia posted the link in another thread here in the forums to this site . . . but he has all of the links to Nvidia updates for the various OSs posted on his site . . . prolly would show up in a Googly . . . "nvidia flashed for Mac" ????? something like that . . . .

But, getting back to reality, if you are running 10.12 . . . then just find the dnetc package that works for 10.12 and try a few options out . . . . It's not overly "serious" in the grand scheme of things . . . sorry to say that out loud here . . . :coffee:

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:51 am 
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I'd test with the Cuda you have, I doubt it'll break anything permanently... or just use OpenCL client

Try the OGR-NG crunching on the CPU.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 2:03 pm 
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@ este.el.paz Seems the fruit is refusing to let nVIdia release drivers for 10.14. Yes I want Metal, game I play uses it (pretty well I might add). nVidia CAN update drivers for 10.13, or 10.12. Frankly, the only real reason I am intereted is to start contributing to the team I kinda dropped out from 5 or so years ago. I figure if I'm going to devote cycles to it,might as well be the best that I can. I think the client I ran back then was the ppc one! Now I know CUDA is nVidia, but isn't OpenCL from the fruit (i.e. kinda supported by the OS)? How can that work if the driver for the GPU only comes from nVidia?

Kinda sounds like need to carve out some chunks of time to test this stuff.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:05 pm 
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Thanks for wanting to pick up the torch again! PPCs really punched above their weight back in the day! You're right that OpenCL was initially developed by Apple and is supported in the OS. As of WWDC 2018 it's been deprecated in favor of Metal but left in for compatibility reasons. This 2017 article goes into some depth about OpenCL and CUDA in relation to macOS. https://create.pro/blog/opencl-vs-cuda/


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:27 pm 
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Nice read/info mc68k, thanks. :)


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:54 am 
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Interesting... with a 980, it seems CUDA is the way to go. BUT it looks like the best they can do is support for CUDA 5.5, which my prefs say is behind me (current version seems to be 7.5.29). In general, most of the time one can NOT install an older version over a later version, even though I DO have the 5.5 installer. Then again, if the last dnet says 5.5, it theoretically should work as good as it can on my 7.5.x version. Maybe ince I solve my TM issue (another thread) I can deal with this...


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:38 am 
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paulc wrote:
Oh myyyyy. Man it has been quite a while. I found that I am STILL listed in there, although last block was... 2014! Did the e-mail me my password, whoa, now I know what e-mail I registered under. Looks like I first started it in... 2002.

ALL these years later and I have NO ida how to set this up again... AND I now think I may have used "paulc" as an ident in the old days, not Riverside... anyway, someone have a link handy on how to set up getting it rolling again? Can I assume if I use my dnetc e-mail I'll automatically be on the xlr8 team?

He who stacks pork, how the hell are ya? Looooong time, eh...

Hmmm, sometimes it takes a while for things to reappear in my brain cells... didn't I read that it was "solved" a while back?


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