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Message 26574 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012 | 20:14:27 UTC

I am receiving beta work units even though I have beta deselected in user preferences. I disabled beta tasks about a week ago when I installed a second GPU. I wanted to get it stabilized before introducing the possibility of reliability variability of beta work units.

It is not a huge issue to be receiving them, happy to contribute to the beta process, but it is curious that the disallow beta setting is not working (at least on my account).

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Message 26577 - Posted: 9 Aug 2012 | 23:40:05 UTC - in response to Message 26574.

Hi Ken,

I think you need to have both "ACEMD Beta" in the applications section and the general "Run Test Applications" set to No.
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Message 26578 - Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | 0:01:42 UTC - in response to Message 26577.

Thanks Steve,

I'd never paid attention to that item.

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Message 26604 - Posted: 13 Aug 2012 | 23:17:53 UTC

Hmmm... My preferences are set as follows:

Run only the selected applications

ACEMD standard: no
ACEMD beta: no
ACEMD for long runs (8-12 hours on fastest GPU): yes

Run test applications? yes

If no work for selected applications is available, accept work from other applications? yes

However, I'm getting tasks only from the beta queue. I changed my prefs only recently, but I've manually updated a few times and it's gone through a couple of work fetch cycles. Unsent long queue tasks show 98, atm.
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Message 26605 - Posted: 14 Aug 2012 | 13:30:16 UTC

Yeah, I'm getting this issue to. I deselected them, but more beta tasks were still downloaded.

I don't know what to say, because I never fixed the error. I just thought that because of the added beta tasks I should help and run them, too.

The only problems I get with beta tasks are driver crashes every now and then with when I suspend the tasks, and when I restart my computer the current task resets to 0% completion.

I'm using a GTX 670 with the 301.42 driver, by the way.

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Message 26606 - Posted: 14 Aug 2012 | 14:05:02 UTC

I've gone back to fetching tasks only from the long queue keeping my fingers crossed that the work doesn't run out while I'm not looking... :D I don't mind running beta tasks (or those in the short queue), but I don't want to run them exclusively... :-)
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