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Message 126848 - Posted: 14 Feb 2019 | 21:55:59 UTC

Hi All,

I'm about to 'dip my toe' in the Manual Sieving waters and have the following question(s);

On a multi GPU system, can I restrict Sieving to one GPU and let BOINC have the other?
On a multi GPU system, does Sieving 'automatically' use both GPUs?
On a multi GPU system where one GPU is much better than the other, does Sieving care?

Thanx

Dad
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321 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,001,858)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,155)ESP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,130,193)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,138,464)PPS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,998,227)PSP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,995,135)SoB LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,658,834)SR5 LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,013,729)SGS LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (7,028,056)TRP LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,808,946)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (6,877,310)321 Sieve Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (3,234,220)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,037,204)PPS Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,305,147)Sierpinski (ESP/PSP/SoB) Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,000,053)TRP Sieve (suspended) Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,030,160)AP 26/27 Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,253,048)GFN Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (27,554,647)PSA Double Bronze: Earned 100,000,000 credits (170,758,062)
Message 126852 - Posted: 14 Feb 2019 | 22:36:49 UTC - in response to Message 126848.

On a multi GPU system, can I restrict Sieving to one GPU and let BOINC have the other?

Yes. The sieve app runs on a single GPU at a time, and you can tell which one to use. Meanwhile in BOINC, you can tell it to ignore a given device so that it won't use it.

On a multi GPU system, does Sieving 'automatically' use both GPUs?

See above. If you want to run on more than one GPU at a time, you'll have to launch the app individually for each of them.

On a multi GPU system where one GPU is much better than the other, does Sieving care?

The app doesn't care for how good a GPU you use, so long as it supports the necessary features. Whether it's worth to sieve or use the card for something else, that's up to the user to decide.

But generally speaking, I find that Nvidia GPUs are better at sieving and AMD's are better at crunching.

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Discovered 4 mega primesEliminated 1 conjecture "k"Discovered 1 AP26Found 1 prime in the 2019 Tour de PrimesFound 15 primes in the 2020 Tour de Primes321 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,283,819)Cullen LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,875,594)ESP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,390,853)Generalized Cullen/Woodall LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,594,896)PPS LLR Sapphire: Earned 20,000,000 credits (26,980,324)PSP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,475,047)SoB LLR Ruby: Earned 2,000,000 credits (2,092,713)SR5 LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (12,728,829)SGS LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,196,474)TRP LLR Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (16,378,784)Woodall LLR Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,152,091)321 Sieve Jade: Earned 10,000,000 credits (10,329,012)Generalized Cullen/Woodall Sieve (suspended) Turquoise: Earned 5,000,000 credits (5,018,833)PPS Sieve Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (213,053,942)TRP Sieve (suspended) Silver: Earned 100,000 credits (110,630)AP 26/27 Emerald: Earned 50,000,000 credits (69,086,784)GFN Double Silver: Earned 200,000,000 credits (287,290,329)PSA Double Gold: Earned 500,000,000 credits (666,025,256)
Message 126995 - Posted: 17 Feb 2019 | 22:15:28 UTC - in response to Message 126848.
Last modified: 17 Feb 2019 | 22:16:58 UTC

Hi All,

I'm about to 'dip my toe' in the Manual Sieving waters and have the following question(s);

On a multi GPU system, can I restrict Sieving to one GPU and let BOINC have the other?
On a multi GPU system, does Sieving 'automatically' use both GPUs?
On a multi GPU system where one GPU is much better than the other, does Sieving care?

Thanx

Dad


When you run the sieve app you can specify D0 or D1 to use device 0 or device 1 each being your separate GPUs. This goes at the end of your command line. W1 reduces cpu usage and Bx is the block size. Change x to 8-13 to see if it improves performance. Default is B7.

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