[Arch Linux] Very low PPD

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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby toTOW » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:26 am

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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby ChrisSpeaker » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:23 am

I too have this problem. My solution (so far) has been to drop out of X and fold from the command line. Strange but works great.
One thing I did notice, and don't know what to make of, if that under X with fahcontrol I was seeing progress on my GPU slot but nothing from core_17 or core_21 in the log except for 0% start message. Can anyone shed any light on this?
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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby bruce » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:28 am

Please post your log per the instructions below.
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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby ChrisSpeaker » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:15 am

Here is my current (working) log
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*********************** Log Started 2015-09-09T20:20:19Z ***********************
20:20:19:************************* Folding@home Client *************************
20:20:19:    Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
20:20:19:  Copyright: (c) 2009-2014 Stanford University
20:20:19:     Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
20:20:19:       Args: --config /opt/fah/config.xml --exec-directory=/opt/fah
20:20:19:             --data-directory=/opt/fah
20:20:19:     Config: /opt/fah/config.xml
20:20:19:******************************** Build ********************************
20:20:19:    Version: 7.4.4
20:20:19:       Date: Mar 4 2014
20:20:19:       Time: 12:02:38
20:20:19:    SVN Rev: 4130
20:20:19:     Branch: fah/trunk/client
20:20:19:   Compiler: GNU 4.4.7
20:20:19:    Options: -std=gnu++98 -O3 -funroll-loops -mfpmath=sse -ffast-math
20:20:19:             -fno-unsafe-math-optimizations -msse2
20:20:19:   Platform: linux2 3.2.0-1-amd64
20:20:19:       Bits: 64
20:20:19:       Mode: Release
20:20:19:******************************* System ********************************
20:20:19:        CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
20:20:19:     CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
20:20:19:       CPUs: 2
20:20:19:     Memory: 3.86GiB
20:20:19:Free Memory: 3.19GiB
20:20:19:    Threads: POSIX_THREADS
20:20:19: OS Version: 3.14
20:20:19:Has Battery: false
20:20:19: On Battery: false
20:20:19: UTC Offset: 0
20:20:19:        PID: 20490
20:20:19:        CWD: /opt/fah
20:20:19:         OS: Linux 3.14.51-1-lts x86_64
20:20:19:    OS Arch: AMD64
20:20:19:       GPUs: 1
20:20:19:      GPU 0: ATI:4 Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6900 Series]
20:20:19:       CUDA: Not detected
20:20:19:***********************************************************************
20:20:19:<config>
20:20:19:  <!-- Folding Slot Configuration -->
20:20:19:  <smp v='false'/>
20:20:19:
20:20:19:  <!-- Network -->
20:20:19:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
20:20:19:
20:20:19:  <!-- Slot Control -->
20:20:19:  <power v='full'/>
20:20:19:
20:20:19:  <!-- User Information -->
20:20:19:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
20:20:19:  <user v='ChrisSpeaker'/>
20:20:19:
20:20:19:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
20:20:19:  <slot id='1' type='CPU'>
20:20:19:    <cpus v='1'/>
20:20:19:  </slot>
20:20:19:  <slot id='0' type='GPU'/>
20:20:19:</config>
20:20:19:Trying to access database...
20:20:19:Successfully acquired database lock
20:20:19:Enabled folding slot 01: READY cpu:1
20:20:19:Enabled folding slot 00: READY gpu:0:Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6900 Series]
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:Starting
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:Running FahCore: /opt/fah/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/fah/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 01 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 20490 -checkpoint 15
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:Started FahCore on PID 20499
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:Core PID:20503
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:FahCore 0xa4 started
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:Starting
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/fah/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/fah/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/ATI/R600/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 20490 -checkpoint 15 -gpu 0 -gpu-vendor ati
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 20504
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:Core PID:20508
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0x21 started
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:*------------------------------*
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Files status OK
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Expanded 922520 -> 1534204 (decompressed 166.3 percent)
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=922520 data_size=1534204, decompressed_data_size=1534204 diff=0
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Project: 9014 (Run 144, Clone 1, Gen 40)
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Assembly optimizations on if available.
20:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Entering M.D.
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:*********************** Log Started 2015-09-09T20:20:19Z ***********************
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:Project: 9704 (Run 65, Clone 4, Gen 26)
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:Unit: 0x00000025ab404162553ec5dbf0151460
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:CPU: 0x00000000000000000000000000000000
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:Machine: 0
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:Digital signatures verified
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:Folding@home GPU Core21 Folding@home Core
20:20:19:WU00:FS00:0x21:Version 0.0.11
20:20:25:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Using Gromacs checkpoints
20:20:25:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Resuming from checkpoint
20:20:25:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.log
20:20:25:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.trr
20:20:25:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.xtc
20:20:25:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.edr
20:20:26:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 202980 out of 250000 steps  (81%)
20:24:02:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 0 out of 640000 steps (0%)
20:24:02:WU00:FS00:0x21:Temperature control disabled. Requirements: single Nvidia GPU, tmax must be < 110 and twait >= 900
20:31:46:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 205000 out of 250000 steps  (82%)
20:38:24:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 6400 out of 640000 steps (1%)
20:47:50:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 207500 out of 250000 steps  (83%)
20:52:08:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 12800 out of 640000 steps (2%)
21:03:58:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 210000 out of 250000 steps  (84%)
21:05:53:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 19200 out of 640000 steps (3%)
21:19:40:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 25600 out of 640000 steps (4%)
21:20:06:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 212500 out of 250000 steps  (85%)
21:33:26:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 32000 out of 640000 steps (5%)
21:36:15:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 215000 out of 250000 steps  (86%)
21:47:14:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 38400 out of 640000 steps (6%)
21:52:21:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 217500 out of 250000 steps  (87%)
22:01:02:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 44800 out of 640000 steps (7%)

Here is a example of a log in which I was running X. Note no reports from Core_21 other than it's at 0%. What is really strange is that fahcontrol says under the status tab that progress is commencing (although very slowly but does get to 1%, 2%, 3% etc)
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*********************** Log Started 2015-09-09T17:29:22Z ***********************
17:29:22:************************* Folding@home Client *************************
17:29:22:    Website: http://folding.stanford.edu/
17:29:22:  Copyright: (c) 2009-2014 Stanford University
17:29:22:     Author: Joseph Coffland <joseph@cauldrondevelopment.com>
17:29:22:       Args: --config /opt/fah/config.xml --exec-directory=/opt/fah
17:29:22:             --data-directory=/opt/fah
17:29:22:     Config: /opt/fah/config.xml
17:29:22:******************************** Build ********************************
17:29:22:    Version: 7.4.4
17:29:22:       Date: Mar 4 2014
17:29:22:       Time: 12:02:38
17:29:22:    SVN Rev: 4130
17:29:22:     Branch: fah/trunk/client
17:29:22:   Compiler: GNU 4.4.7
17:29:22:    Options: -std=gnu++98 -O3 -funroll-loops -mfpmath=sse -ffast-math
17:29:22:             -fno-unsafe-math-optimizations -msse2
17:29:22:   Platform: linux2 3.2.0-1-amd64
17:29:22:       Bits: 64
17:29:22:       Mode: Release
17:29:22:******************************* System ********************************
17:29:22:        CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
17:29:22:     CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
17:29:22:       CPUs: 2
17:29:22:     Memory: 3.86GiB
17:29:22:Free Memory: 3.17GiB
17:29:22:    Threads: POSIX_THREADS
17:29:22: OS Version: 4.1
17:29:22:Has Battery: false
17:29:22: On Battery: false
17:29:22: UTC Offset: 0
17:29:22:        PID: 1356
17:29:22:        CWD: /opt/fah
17:29:22:         OS: Linux 4.1.6-1-ARCH x86_64
17:29:22:    OS Arch: AMD64
17:29:22:       GPUs: 1
17:29:22:      GPU 0: ATI:4 Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6900 Series]
17:29:22:       CUDA: Not detected
17:29:22:***********************************************************************
17:29:22:<config>
17:29:22:  <!-- Folding Slot Configuration -->
17:29:22:  <smp v='false'/>
17:29:22:
17:29:22:  <!-- Network -->
17:29:22:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
17:29:22:
17:29:22:  <!-- User Information -->
17:29:22:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
17:29:22:  <user v='ChrisSpeaker'/>
17:29:22:
17:29:22:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
17:29:22:  <slot id='1' type='CPU'>
17:29:22:    <cpus v='1'/>
17:29:22:  </slot>
17:29:22:  <slot id='0' type='GPU'/>
17:29:22:</config>
17:29:22:Trying to access database...
17:29:22:Successfully acquired database lock
17:29:22:Enabled folding slot 01: READY cpu:1
17:29:22:Enabled folding slot 00: READY gpu:0:Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6900 Series]
17:29:22:WU01:FS01:Starting
17:29:22:WU01:FS01:Running FahCore: /opt/fah/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/fah/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/Core_a4.fah/FahCore_a4 -dir 01 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 1356 -checkpoint 15
17:29:22:WU01:FS01:Started FahCore on PID 1383
17:29:23:WU01:FS01:Core PID:1387
17:29:23:WU01:FS01:FahCore 0xa4 started
17:29:23:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 171.67.108.200:80
17:29:23:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
17:29:23:WU01:FS01:0xa4:*------------------------------*
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Folding@Home Gromacs GB Core
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Version 2.27 (Dec. 15, 2010)
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Preparing to commence simulation
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Looking at optimizations...
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Files status OK
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Expanded 922520 -> 1534204 (decompressed 166.3 percent)
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Called DecompressByteArray: compressed_data_size=922520 data_size=1534204, decompressed_data_size=1534204 diff=0
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:- Digital signature verified
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Project: 9014 (Run 144, Clone 1, Gen 40)
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Assembly optimizations on if available.
17:29:24:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Entering M.D.
17:29:25:WU00:FS00:Assigned to work server 171.64.65.98
17:29:25:WU00:FS00:Requesting new work unit for slot 00: READY gpu:0:Cayman XT [Radeon HD 6900 Series] from 171.64.65.98
17:29:25:WU00:FS00:Connecting to 171.64.65.98:8080
17:29:26:WU00:FS00:Downloading 15.72MiB
17:29:30:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Using Gromacs checkpoints
17:29:31:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Resuming from checkpoint
17:29:31:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.log
17:29:31:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.trr
17:29:31:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.xtc
17:29:31:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Verified 01/wudata_01.edr
17:29:31:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 184265 out of 250000 steps  (73%)
17:29:32:WU00:FS00:Download 8.35%
17:29:38:WU00:FS00:Download 12.72%
17:29:44:WU00:FS00:Download 24.25%
17:29:50:WU00:FS00:Download 30.21%
17:29:56:WU00:FS00:Download 38.16%
17:30:02:WU00:FS00:Download 46.50%
17:30:08:WU00:FS00:Download 54.06%
17:30:14:WU00:FS00:Download 60.81%
17:30:20:WU00:FS00:Download 64.79%
17:30:26:WU00:FS00:Download 69.96%
17:30:32:WU00:FS00:Download 72.74%
17:30:38:WU00:FS00:Download 77.91%
17:30:44:WU00:FS00:Download 85.06%
17:30:50:WU00:FS00:Download 89.43%
17:30:56:WU00:FS00:Download 97.38%
17:30:57:WU00:FS00:Download complete
17:30:57:WU00:FS00:Received Unit: id:00 state:DOWNLOAD error:NO_ERROR project:9704 run:65 clone:4 gen:26 core:0x21 unit:0x00000025ab404162553ec5dbf0151460
17:30:57:WU00:FS00:Starting
17:30:57:WU00:FS00:Running FahCore: /opt/fah/FAHCoreWrapper /opt/fah/cores/web.stanford.edu/~pande/Linux/AMD64/ATI/R600/Core_21.fah/FahCore_21 -dir 00 -suffix 01 -version 704 -lifeline 1356 -checkpoint 15 -gpu 0 -gpu-vendor ati
17:30:57:WU00:FS00:Started FahCore on PID 2243
17:30:57:WU00:FS00:Core PID:2247
17:30:57:WU00:FS00:FahCore 0x21 started
17:30:58:WU00:FS00:0x21:*********************** Log Started 2015-09-09T17:30:57Z ***********************
17:30:58:WU00:FS00:0x21:Project: 9704 (Run 65, Clone 4, Gen 26)
17:30:58:WU00:FS00:0x21:Unit: 0x00000025ab404162553ec5dbf0151460
17:30:58:WU00:FS00:0x21:CPU: 0x00000000000000000000000000000000
17:30:58:WU00:FS00:0x21:Machine: 0
17:30:58:WU00:FS00:0x21:Reading tar file core.xml
17:30:58:WU00:FS00:0x21:Reading tar file system.xml
17:31:01:WU00:FS00:0x21:Reading tar file integrator.xml
17:31:01:WU00:FS00:0x21:Reading tar file state.xml
17:31:03:WU00:FS00:0x21:Digital signatures verified
17:31:03:WU00:FS00:0x21:Folding@home GPU Core21 Folding@home Core
17:31:03:WU00:FS00:0x21:Version 0.0.11
17:33:25:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 185000 out of 250000 steps  (74%)
17:41:21:WU00:FS00:0x21:Completed 0 out of 640000 steps (0%)
17:41:21:WU00:FS00:0x21:Temperature control disabled. Requirements: single Nvidia GPU, tmax must be < 110 and twait >= 900
17:53:40:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 187500 out of 250000 steps  (75%)
18:16:04:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 190000 out of 250000 steps  (76%)
18:36:28:Removing old file 'configs/config-20150908-172008.xml'
18:36:28:Saving configuration to /opt/fah/config.xml
18:36:28:<config>
18:36:28:  <!-- Folding Slot Configuration -->
18:36:28:  <smp v='false'/>
18:36:28:
18:36:28:  <!-- Network -->
18:36:28:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
18:36:28:
18:36:28:  <!-- Slot Control -->
18:36:28:  <power v='full'/>
18:36:28:
18:36:28:  <!-- User Information -->
18:36:28:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
18:36:28:  <user v='ChrisSpeaker'/>
18:36:28:
18:36:28:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
18:36:28:  <slot id='1' type='CPU'>
18:36:28:    <cpus v='1'/>
18:36:28:  </slot>
18:36:28:  <slot id='0' type='GPU'/>
18:36:28:</config>
18:38:12:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 192500 out of 250000 steps  (77%)
18:58:49:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 195000 out of 250000 steps  (78%)
19:20:19:WU01:FS01:0xa4:Completed 197500 out of 250000 steps  (79%)
19:38:57:FS01:Paused
19:38:57:FS00:Paused
19:38:57:FS01:Shutting core down
19:38:57:FS00:Shutting core down
19:38:57:WU00:FS00:0x21:Caught signal SIGINT(2) on PID 2247
19:38:57:WU00:FS00:0x21:Exiting, please wait. . .
19:38:58:WU01:FS01:FahCore returned: INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)
19:39:30:Removing old file 'configs/config-20150908-172109.xml'
19:39:30:Saving configuration to /opt/fah/config.xml
19:39:30:<config>
19:39:30:  <!-- Folding Slot Configuration -->
19:39:30:  <smp v='false'/>
19:39:30:
19:39:30:  <!-- Network -->
19:39:30:  <proxy v=':8080'/>
19:39:30:
19:39:30:  <!-- Slot Control -->
19:39:30:  <power v='full'/>
19:39:30:
19:39:30:  <!-- User Information -->
19:39:30:  <passkey v='********************************'/>
19:39:30:  <user v='ChrisSpeaker'/>
19:39:30:
19:39:30:  <!-- Folding Slots -->
19:39:30:  <slot id='1' type='CPU'>
19:39:30:    <cpus v='1'/>
19:39:30:    <paused v='true'/>
19:39:30:  </slot>
19:39:30:  <slot id='0' type='GPU'>
19:39:30:    <paused v='true'/>
19:39:30:  </slot>
19:39:30:</config>
19:39:58:WARNING:FS00:Killing WU00
19:39:58:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: INTERRUPTED (102 = 0x66)
19:40:13:Caught signal SIGTERM(15) on PID 1356
19:40:13:Exiting, please wait. . .
19:40:15:Clean exit
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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby bruce » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:48 am

I don't see a problem.

In the first log, project 9704 is running at about 14.4 minutes per %.

21:33:26 (5%)
20:20:19 (0%)
01:13:07 x 20 = 24:22:20

You can finish the WU in one day ... about 33% of the preferred deadline of 3.0 days for about 17400 points
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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby ChrisSpeaker » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:12 am

In the first log, project 9704 is running at about 14.4 minutes per %.


Correct: See my post specifically the line above the log which states that that was the working log.
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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby ilkyest » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:45 am

The issues relies on AMD drivers and Xorg. AMD drivers aren't delivered as system updates. On arch the comunity created the "Xorg repository" as seen on arch wiki
Catalyst packages are no longer offered in the official repositories. In the past, Catalyst has been dropped from official Arch support because of dissatisfaction with the quality and speed of development. After a brief return they were dropped again in April 2013 and they have not returned since.


Another thing it's about kde, itselfs. There's a bug on KDE that makes performance of usb and sometimes I/O operations poor. So low performance.

Try change to Gnome, or Cinamon, and try again.
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Re: [Arch Linux] Very low PPD

Postby Viper666 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:39 pm

the units you get are normally what causes that type of stuff some do not run as well as others
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