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glennaxl
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app_info. x m l Creation

downloadApp_Info.docx.zip 706,000 bytes
Here's some information on how to create app_info. xml


lilhurricane
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Re: app_info.xml Creation

Hummmm.....the link to this thread link seems to change my forum theme.

Wonder if it's because of the file extension. Did you create it on a Mac?

..and thank you for the info. Will look to incorporate into the FAQ soon


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lets me open or save it normally... I'm in firefox on ubuntu.


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I can open and save it..it's just colored different


syslock
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Opened right up in LibreOffice with no weirdness. lol
Its probably just you... not enough purple in that document.


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Our nice clever kitty helped figure out what it was...

...anyways, pardons, Glenn..but the title was fixed to prevent me from seeing the puke-y green page that opened up

Now we can get back on topic


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Re: app_info. x m l Creation

Just an FYI. This app_info is used if you have a higher end GPU (Like GTX 570 or above or an ATI 79xx series card maybe 78xx) and want to run multiple GPU tasks at the same time and crunch CPU tasks along side. The easiest way I know of to see if your current GPU is capable of running multiple tasks is to download and install a small program called GPUTemp. When you run this program it will give you the temperature of your GPU and the % of load on your GPU. If your load running 1 task is 95% +/- 2 then your GPU is not a candidate for running more than 1. You can run GPU and CPU tasks together without issues.
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I have an I7 2600K w/ 8GB, GTX580 running Win7 64 bit. I tried running w/ the nvidia app_info.xml from nanoprobe's thread and it worked well for the gpu BUT I lost all running and cached cpu wu's. I let it run 2 gpu wu's for a bit to see if boinc manager would d/l cpu wu's. It did not. Well I guess I'm doing something wrong. FYI, I do exit and restart boinc manager after each change. I rename the app_info file and restarted boinc manager. And everything was fine. Got a bunch of cpu and gpu wu's d/l'd. So how do I run both cpu and multiple gpu wu's at the same time ?? I didn't have any problem when running multiple seta@home cuda wu's. But I was running only WCG cpu wu's at the same time. Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong ??
Thanks
John

P.S. I couldn't open the file at the start of this thread.
P.P.S. Boinc Manager 7.0.28

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Thanks for the tip on that program. I've used the system tools from nvidia/AMD before and they usually provide that info as well but this tool is so much lighter than the full tool suite from the other guys. Especially if load/temps are all you care about. Unfortunately my 6870 is at ~95% load with 1 GPU task so I won't be able to run two like we'd talked about. Temps only climbed about 10c though which was nice (56-58c to 66-68c).


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said by MadHatr:

I have an I7 2600K w/ 8GB, GTX580 running Win7 64 bit. I tried running w/ the nvidia app_info.xml from nanoprobe's thread and it worked well for the gpu BUT I lost all running and cached cpu wu's. I let it run 2 gpu wu's for a bit to see if boinc manager would d/l cpu wu's. It did not. Well I guess I'm doing something wrong. FYI, I do exit and restart boinc manager after each change. I rename the app_info file and restarted boinc manager. And everything was fine. Got a bunch of cpu and gpu wu's d/l'd. So how do I run both cpu and multiple gpu wu's at the same time ?? I didn't have any problem when running multiple seta@home cuda wu's. But I was running only WCG cpu wu's at the same time. Anyone have any ideas what I'm doing wrong ??
Thanks
John

P.S. I couldn't open the file at the start of this thread.
P.P.S. Boinc Manager 7.0.28

You're not doing anything wrong. It takes extra code added to the app_info file to run GPU and CPU tasks at the same. My earlier post above was not clear on that and it's too late to edit it. My bad. To open the file in the first post you need at least MS Word 2007. There may a third party app that will open it. Google is your friend.
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glennaxl
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.docx is a native file extension when you create MS Word docs from version 2007 & 2010. If you have an earlier versions of MS Office, you will need to install the compatibility pack.

You can also use OpenOffice to view it. Link


MadHatr
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Sorry I wasn't specific enough. I have WinZip 9.0 SR-1 and Office 2007. I don't seem to be able to unzip the file. Nothing I have tried has succeeded. WinZip says "Unable to open file; does not appear to be a valid archive." I get a like msg w/ Windows Explorer and Word 2007.
I'm assuming that the answer to my OP is contained in this file ?? Any other location I can get the info I need ??
Thanks
John


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DadeMurphy
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Just wanted to say thank you for this guide. I finally got around to setting up an app_info and it doubled my daily points, I'm currently running 3 tasks on each of my 7950s.
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said by DadeMurphy:

Just wanted to say thank you for this guide. I finally got around to setting up an app_info and it doubled my daily points, I'm currently running 3 tasks on each of my 7950s.

Your "Coprocessor: [BOINC|7.0.38][CAL|AMD Radeon HD 7900 series (Tahiti)|2|3072MB|1.4.1741]" can do more than that. If your running pure GPU, set it to 4 or 5.

GPU: 12.5
CPU: 1.0
4 task per GPU with 1 core assigned.

or

GPU: 10.0
CPU: 0.8
5 Task per GPU with .8 core assigned

For your reference, my 7770 is running 4 Task on i5-2600. my dual 7970 is running 16 Task on i7-990