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Message 63965 - Posted: 4 Oct 2015, 17:23:20 UTC

My rig runs three separate gpu units [ 2 x gtx 550 + 1 gtx 660] and is built for production efficiency rather then simple production. This means I run the smallest CPU that will keep them fed. Accordingly I would rather not run CPU work units.

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Message 63968 - Posted: 5 Oct 2015, 0:53:48 UTC

If you don't want to use CPU, you can go to your account page and uncheck the "Use CPU" box under "MilkyWay@Home preferences".

But, I would hope that you're using your CPU for at least another BOINC project, because there are plenty that don't have the benefit of GPU crunching.
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Message 64016 - Posted: 20 Oct 2015, 8:46:19 UTC

are there applications that can't run on GPU? Or can anything Milkyway needs to calculate be done on GPU?
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Message 64020 - Posted: 21 Oct 2015, 2:47:24 UTC - in response to Message 64016.  

are there applications that can't run on GPU? Or can anything Milkyway needs to calculate be done on GPU?

http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/apps.php
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Message 64259 - Posted: 20 Jan 2016, 6:17:52 UTC

Keep in mind that not all problems are suited to GPU usage. Some problems do run much better on CPU.
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