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Message 663 - Posted: 20 Oct 2020, 3:32:06 UTC

This Week in MLC@Home
Notes for Oct 19 2020
A weekly summary of news and notes for MLC@Home

Summary
A quick summary this week, as it was a quiet week on the forums and busy week outside of the project. Hey, sometimes life happens. See below for GPU support updates, Paper updates, Dataset 4, and OSX support.

News:

  • We've completed the first Dataset 3 milestone! Well done all our volunteers! The next steps are to package it up, and write up a brief analysis/paper to submit to arXiv and release the dataset to the public! Milestone 2 (1000x100) work underway!
  • We spent some time last week gaining access to both Windows and Linux machines with CUDA, so hoepfully GPU clients should be released to testing this week. We're having some issues packaging the ROCm version but will try to iron those out into testing as well.
  • We also secured access on an OSX machine, and have run the client on OSX! However, packaging on OSX faces another set of similar challenges to ROCM packaging up the libraries with the
  • Dataset 4 preparations continues. We have the data, just need some backend updates to updates to handle the new type or networks (classification vs. regression).
  • No changes to Dataset 1+2 yet, there are some updated Partiy and EightBit WUs in testing, but we have not processed those results yet to make certain they're set for full release.



Project status snapshot:
(note these numbers are approximations)

Tasks
Tasks ready to send 25261
Tasks in progress 21240
Users
With credit 961
Registered in past 24 hours 45
Hosts
With recent credit 2064
Registered in past 24 hours 15
Current GigaFLOPS 248734.27

Dataset 1 and 2 progress:

SingleDirectMachine      10002/10004
EightBitMachine          10001/10006
SingleInvertMachine      10001/10003
SimpleXORMachine         10000/10002
ParityMachine              854/10005

ParityModified             243/10005
EightBitModified          6365/10006
SimpleXORModified        10005/10005
SingleDirectModified     10004/10004
SingleInvertModified     10002/10002 

Dataset 3 progress:
Overall (so far): 26430/30112
Milestone 1, 100x100:  10000/10000
Milestone 2, 100x1000: 26430/100000
Milestone 3: 100x10000: 26430/1000000


Last week's TWIM Notes: Oct 12 2020

Thanks again to all our volunteers!

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Message 667 - Posted: 21 Oct 2020, 9:30:24 UTC - in response to Message 663.  

* We spent some time last week gaining access to both Windows and Linux machines with CUDA, so hoepfully GPU clients should be released to testing this week. We're having some issues packaging the ROCm version but will try to iron those out into testing as well.


Great!!
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Message 668 - Posted: 21 Oct 2020, 10:58:11 UTC
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I also appreciate the update. Particularly excited to see GPU and OSX support under active development. Additionally, I really look forward to those ds 4 WU as I think of image classification as a much more exciting research question. Thanks for all your hard work!

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Message 690 - Posted: 25 Oct 2020, 5:02:09 UTC
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Great work! As for the GPU tasks, I am excited to try. However, I do think it would be nice to have a "no GPU tasks" option in settings for people who want a choice.
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Message 696 - Posted: 25 Oct 2020, 16:51:12 UTC - in response to Message 690.  

There is a preference to turn GPU tasks off, as is standard on all BOINC projects (right?).

It only showed up when I uploaded the cuda mldstest beta client last night.
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