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1) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA driver not shown for one host (Message 4669)
Posted 10 Feb 2017 by Profile Tuna Ertemalp
Perhaps you reinstalled the driver, restarted your computer, restarted or reinstalled boinc?

Before the post, I had reinstalled the latest driver, rebooted, did not update BOINC, did a project update with the WUProp project in BOINC, waited a bit for stuff to propagate, did not see it in the host page, did it a few times more, etc. Then I posted.

Maybe something happened over midnight in the database. Or, somebody magically fixed something in the database...
2) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA driver not shown for one host (Message 4668)
Posted 10 Feb 2017 by Profile Tuna Ertemalp
The last Windows update put out a bad driver. You need to get the official one from NVidia if that is what happened. Happened to me on all my machines.

Nope. That wasn't it. I always use the ones from That said, I have no idea what the problem was. It was like that for a while, like my original post shows including a copy/pasted section without the driver number. But today, it is all there. Hmmmmm.....
3) Message boards : Number crunching : NVIDIA driver not shown for one host (Message 4665)
Posted 9 Feb 2017 by Profile Tuna Ertemalp
My has a GTX480 with the latest driver 378.49. However, the details of that host on WUProp only show it as NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 (1536MB) OpenCL: 1.1. All other NVIDIA hosts of mine ( show the GPUs like [4] NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X (4095MB) driver: 378.49 OpenCL: 1.2. This one host also shows up "driver-less" on other projects like GPUGRID etc. Is there a general problem with the way BOINC client detects this client, although it lists the following in the Event Log, including the correct driver:

2/8/2017 4:40:04 PM | | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 480 (driver version 378.49, CUDA version 8.0, compute capability 2.0, 1536MB, 1217MB available, 1345 GFLOPS peak)
2/8/2017 4:40:04 PM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 480 (driver version 378.49, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 1536MB, 1217MB available, 1345 GFLOPS peak)

The only thing I can think of is that this machine also has a GTX 580 in it that is disabled in the Device Manager due to many errors it generates; I just didn't have time nor the will to get under the dusty desk to pull it out. But for all practical purposes, that 580 is invisible to anything other than the Device Manager and NVIDIA Control Panel as a disabled card, leaving only the 480 as the one card that is in there for anybody else.


4) Message boards : Number crunching : Few improvements I think would be awesome for the graph_hour chart (Message 2915)
Posted 19 Apr 2015 by Profile Tuna Ertemalp
Looking at to discover what I end up REALLY churning for... I was focusing on just 1-5 projects (SETI, WCG, Spinhenge, Rosetta, Einstein) over the last 15.5 years, but recently decided to add pretty much all the viable projects to my portfolio to spread the goodwill of my 8 machines (one just died, but one super machine is in the works). So, for me this chart is very nice and very useful to look at. HOWEVER...

1) There should be a legend that tells the viewer what the bar colors mean. Top 2, middle 8, then the rest? 33%/33%/33%? Something else? Is it always three colors, or is that just what I am seeing now? A descriptive legend would/should answer all those.

2) It is nice that there is a dedicated column for each project/app pairing. Still, there should also be another chart option that shows only one bar per project, showing the sum of the hours spent by the user on all the apps of that project.

3) The little pop ups as you move your mouse over the bars is neat, but they should also show the total hours each bar respresents in addition to the currently displayed project+app name.

4) It would be super if there was a table with two columns right below the chart that simply showed the data the chart showed, sorted by the hours (kudos if it is sortable instead of sorted, and allows sorting by either column), so that one doesn't have to use the mouse to go through the bars. The data shown would be project+app vs. project+app hours or (if my #2 above becomes reality) project vs. project hours, depending on what the graph is displaying.

5) Shouldn't there be a way to limit the data shown by this graph to the last 24hrs, last week, last month, last year, in addition to the lifetime data? Heck, why not allow a date range?

Thanks for listening

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