Friday, 22 May 2009

GPU Thermal Monitor

(update 27/5/09 - I've now released v0.1 - see this post )

It's been a while since my last post as I've been rather busy with work and some other projects - so time for a quick update. 

While working on some long running kernels I wanted to keep track of the GPU's temperature and ran the monitor app that came on their installation disks. The problem with the monitoring apps that I have is that they are quite large and take up a lot of screen space and for some unknown reason they crash / stop working when viewed over VNC (or similar) remote control app.  Now as I mostly use my CUDA machines over the network this is not a good situation.

So decided to write my own :)  Here is a screenshot of the initial version. It still needs config and some cleaning up (can you spot the glitch by the minimize button?) and possibly some remote reporting over the network functionality. Currently it can display the temperature from two GPU's and updates every 500ms. When minimized it sits in the system tray and updates its tooltip with the reported temperatures. I will be releasing it to the downloads section of the website sometime over the weekend. The current .exe is 146k (mostly the skin) and doesn't require any installer.

[caption id="attachment_823" align="aligncenter" width="252" caption="GPU Thermal Monitoring Application"]GPU Thermal Monitoring Application[/caption]

Nothing wrong with a bit of self promotion sometimes :)

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