mersenneforum.org  

Go Back   mersenneforum.org > Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search > Hardware > GPU Computing

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2016-10-31, 20:46   #2674
kladner
 
kladner's Avatar
 
"Kieren"
Jul 2011
In My Own Galaxy!

2·52·7·29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by storm5510 View Post
In all the pages of documents I have read, I came across something which indicated mfaktc will be revised so it can communicate with the PrimeNet server. Is this true? If so, any ideas as to when this might happen?
If nothing else, MISFIT performs this function in Windows. On GPU72 there is a section on spiders chalsall wrote to fetch (and submit?) assignments under other OS's.
kladner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-10-31, 23:17   #2675
GP2
 
GP2's Avatar
 
Sep 2003

32·7·41 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by storm5510 View Post
In all the pages of documents I have read, I came across something which indicated mfaktc will be revised so it can communicate with the PrimeNet server. Is this true? If so, any ideas as to when this might happen?
I've never heard of anyone actually planning to do this.

However, in an ideal world, the mprime code that talks to PrimeNet could eventually be rewritten in Python, as well as the menu code and savefile code and all the other non-time-critical stuff. Python has a rich set of standard libraries and all of that code would become much smaller and more maintainable.

The actual number crunching code would stay in C and assembler. The gwnum code could be a module that could be called from Python, or even better, mprime could be rewritten in Cython for the best of both worlds. Cython is already widely used for scientific libraries like SciPy and pandas.

And then if the above was done, other programs like mfaktc could also be rewritten in Cython and talk directly to PrimeNet.

Certainly if mprime were being written today from scratch, that would be the logical route, rather than creating a monolithic C program. The software universe looked very different back in the mid-1990s...


PS,
If all you care about is using the Manual Results page to send your results to PrimeNet, then that's utterly trivial to automate with Python or other similar languages.

Last fiddled with by GP2 on 2016-10-31 at 23:19
GP2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-10-31, 23:31   #2676
Gordon
 
Gordon's Avatar
 
Nov 2008

3·167 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chalsall View Post
Complete and utter bullshit.

Care to provide evidence to disprove this statement?
Is that you Bob? Thought you were banned
Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-01, 14:32   #2677
storm5510
Random Account
 
storm5510's Avatar
 
Aug 2009
U.S.A.

28·7 Posts
Default

This is from the "readme.txt" file in the archive, near the bottom.

Quote:
0.??
- automatic primenet interaction (Eric Christenson is working on this) <- specification draft exists; on hold, Eric doesn't want to continue his efforts. :(
- this will greatly increase usability of mfaktc....
In response to:

Quote:
Complete and utter bullshit.

Care to provide evidence to disprove this statement?
Evidence provided. I asked a simple question. It is not necessary to be abrasive and vulgar!
storm5510 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-01, 15:43   #2678
kladner
 
kladner's Avatar
 
"Kieren"
Jul 2011
In My Own Galaxy!

2·52·7·29 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by storm5510 View Post
.....Evidence provided. I asked a simple question. It is not necessary to be abrasive and vulgar!
+1
kladner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-02, 00:17   #2679
lycorn
 
lycorn's Avatar
 
Sep 2002
Oeiras, Portugal

11×131 Posts
Default

+1.
lycorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-05, 05:17   #2680
jfamestad
 
Oct 2016

3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by storm5510 View Post
In all the pages of documents I have read, I came across something which indicated mfaktc will be revised so it can communicate with the PrimeNet server. Is this true? If so, any ideas as to when this might happen?
I have a python script to pull work from primenet and have been using the spider pl scripts to turn work in. Both run as cronjobs.

https://github.com/jfamestad/gimps_getter
http://www.gpu72.com/spider/
jfamestad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-06, 19:39   #2681
garo
 
garo's Avatar
 
Aug 2002
Termonfeckin, IE

AC516 Posts
Default

Restarting my space heater aka 580 for the winter. Is there anything to be gained from upgrading from CUDA 6.5 to CUDA 8.0? Is it even possible to upgrade this card to 8.0?
garo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-06, 19:45   #2682
James Heinrich
 
James Heinrich's Avatar
 
"James Heinrich"
May 2004
ex-Northern Ontario

3·23·47 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by garo View Post
Is there anything to be gained from upgrading from CUDA 6.5 to CUDA 8.0?
No.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kladner View Post
CUDA 8.0 made little difference on my currently-running 580. No surprise, for something that old.
James Heinrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-06, 20:05   #2683
garo
 
garo's Avatar
 
Aug 2002
Termonfeckin, IE

3·919 Posts
Default

Thanks for the quick reply, James.

Last fiddled with by garo on 2016-11-06 at 20:19
garo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2016-11-06, 23:41   #2684
Mark Rose
 
Mark Rose's Avatar
 
"/X\(‘-‘)/X\"
Jan 2013

29×101 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by garo View Post
Restarting my space heater aka 580 for the winter. Is there anything to be gained from upgrading from CUDA 6.5 to CUDA 8.0? Is it even possible to upgrade this card to 8.0?
I did get a 1% performance boost upgrading from 6.5 to 7.5 (in upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04) with my GTX 580s.
Mark Rose is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mfakto: an OpenCL program for Mersenne prefactoring Bdot GPU Computing 1668 2020-12-22 15:38
The P-1 factoring CUDA program firejuggler GPU Computing 753 2020-12-12 18:07
gr-mfaktc: a CUDA program for generalized repunits prefactoring MrRepunit GPU Computing 32 2020-11-11 19:56
mfaktc 0.21 - CUDA runtime wrong keisentraut Software 2 2020-08-18 07:03
World's second-dumbest CUDA program fivemack Programming 112 2015-02-12 22:51

All times are UTC. The time now is 21:51.

Tue Jan 19 21:51:45 UTC 2021 up 47 days, 18:03, 0 users, load averages: 1.84, 1.46, 1.62

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

This forum has received and complied with 0 (zero) government requests for information.

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.
A copy of the license is included in the FAQ.