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A SETI Beta task crashing my computer

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Message 50439 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 15:10:19 UTC
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This WU http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/result.php?resultid=16602169 has been causing my computer to crash. Likely video issue. This is a cuda task.

I woke up to find my computer locked, but after a while the sleeping screen would show after I moved the mouse. The mouse on the other hand did not show up on the screen. I restarted the computer and checked through the WUs (needed to restart WUprop), some others lost work due to no checkpointing... No biggie.

A short time later I got some sort of glitch and a message saying that the the video driver had to reset itself (due to some computational error). At this time I noticed I had three partially done SETI Beta tasks. So I paused the active task and the next one started. FYI, I have SETI Beta set to 0 so it should be getting only one task at a time. This promptly crashed my computer (task ID above).

Now neither my boinc nor my video driver are the absolute newest, but they have been very stable with my computer, so I am tending to think that is not the issue in itself.



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I may have been slightly hasty... (another problem WU?)
This WU: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/result.php?resultid=16602202
has now generated a couple of cuda errors (Scheduler wait: CUDA runtime, memory related failure, threadsafe temporary exit)
So this may be the guilty WU. I am currently fiddling around to get it to complete and my computer is not actually crashing, just the task keeps dropping out of processing.
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Message 50442 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 17:42:52 UTC - in response to Message 50439.  

This WU http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/result.php?resultid=16602169 has been causing my computer to crash. Likely video issue. This is a cuda task.

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This WU: http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/result.php?resultid=16602202

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Message 50445 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 18:39:26 UTC
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The host's only other recent CUDA task, 16601989, also shows multiple temporary exits and found two more Autocorrs than the wingmate's CPU processing. At this point it's hard to guess what has changed since last October when the system last did CUDA tasks here.
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Message 50446 - Posted: 9 Apr 2014, 19:19:25 UTC - in response to Message 50445.  

Joe, you got me curious...

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The Display Drivers I updated at the end of August/beginning of September.

At this time I was having troubles with MineCraft so I was fiddling around with drivers. As that didn't work out, I sort of left the computer in this new state as it was working just fine for boinc. I built myself a new, much upgraded, computer to play MineCraft, other games, as well as and increase my enjoyment of boinc.

So as far as I know nothing has changed from October to now on my end. The PrimeGrid PSP sieve tasks are running without errors. After I reach my 10K milestone for Gerasim I will try SETI Beta some more.
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Message 50614 - Posted: 25 Apr 2014, 1:59:39 UTC - in response to Message 50446.  

I seem to have the problem with astropulse as well.

What I can gather so far is the problem only occurs when I have
1) a setibeta WU running on my Nvidia card, this problem does not occur with either collatz or primegrid the other two Nvidia projects on the computer, and
2) running Boinc 7.2.33 or 7.2.42. I did double check and I updated boinc since last October, and re-updated it again (still crashing), and
3) iTunes running in the background (still testing this for confirmation), this was not a problem back in October or before and may be unrelated.

In any case, I still seem to be able to recover the setibeta WU and continue crunching it. All other WU revert to their last checkpoint, except for WUProp which craps out completely. All in all not really a problem. If anyone wants me to test this further for something, post with a suggestion and I well see what I can do.




...The worst part is while resting and listening to music having the computer spit out some cacophony of a sound jolting me out of my relaxed state.
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