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Notes for Nov 2 2020
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GPU week(s), part 2. The downsides of giving weekly updates is sometimes you don't have a lot to report. Sadly most of this week was lost attempting to debug a strange crash related solely to the client when compiled for Linux/CUDA. It turns out it has nothing to do with our code, its a strange interaction between the threading library used in the pre-compiled pytorch libraries, and the BOINC library. It took several days for us to realize it wasn't our code causing the issue, now it'll take a few more to find a solution, which will likely require a custom-compiled pytorch, which will take a few more days to debug.
GPU speedups are worth it, but please bear with us as we work through these issues in the testing queue, and keep churning away on the main research queue!
SingleDirectMachine 10002/10004 EightBitMachine 10001/10006 SingleInvertMachine 10001/10003 SimpleXORMachine 10000/10002 ParityMachine 912/10005 ParityModified 289/10005 EightBitModified 6597/10006 SimpleXORModified 10005/10005 SingleDirectModified 10004/10004 SingleInvertModified 10002/10002
Dataset 3 progress:
Overall (so far): 44466/50557 Milestone 1, 100x100: 10000/10000 Milestone 2, 100x1000: 44466/100000 Milestone 3: 100x10000: 44466/1000000
Last week's TWIM Notes: Oct 27 2020
Thanks again to all our volunteers!
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Thanks for the update! Custom-compiling pytorch surely sounds like a lot of work... Wish you the best of luck for this!