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Message 69602 - Posted: 17 Mar 2020, 9:36:14 UTC

How does one verify this? I know LHC is using it (and how!)
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Message 69604 - Posted: 17 Mar 2020, 11:04:33 UTC - in response to Message 69602.  

How does one verify this? I know LHC is using it (and how!)


You would be running the Milkyway@home Separation v1.46 (opencl_ati_101) windows_x86_64 or the Milkyway@home Separation v1.46 (opencl_nvidia_101)
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu workunits and you are not so NO you are NOT using the gpu. Another thing is you are running the (mt) tasks and those are strictly cpu tasks. Also when I look at your pc I do not see a GPU listed that means you have to go into the drivers and enable the drivers for your brand of GPU. For my version of Linux, Mint, they are called 3rd party drivers and are the Nvidia drivers, I enable them, reboot and then Boinc sees them and I can then crunch using the GPU.
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Message 69606 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 8:04:57 UTC - in response to Message 69604.  

If I understand your reply (and not sure I do!,) All my current BOINC machines are running Linux Debian (desktops) or Linux Ubuntu (Jetson Nano.) Both desktops have the most current drivers allowed by the Debian distro's. The GTX1050i, on stretch, drivers are still in the 300 series dang it, while the brand new RTX2070 Super, in Buster, is in the 400 series via backports. This message post is coming from the Buster desktop if that's important, while the earlier one came from the Stretch.

It appears I cannot copy and paste from the BOINC task window, dang it, but it's N-Body Sim 1.76 (mt.)

I bought this VERY expensive (for me) graphics board just so I could make LHC go faster and apparently it's not happening with MilkyWay. At the same time, the GPU -appears- to be working with LHC but now I'm not positive.
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Message 69607 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 9:20:38 UTC - in response to Message 69606.  

If I understand your reply (and not sure I do!,) All my current BOINC machines are running Linux Debian (desktops) or Linux Ubuntu (Jetson Nano.) Both desktops have the most current drivers allowed by the Debian distro's. The GTX1050i, on stretch, drivers are still in the 300 series dang it, while the brand new RTX2070 Super, in Buster, is in the 400 series via backports. This message post is coming from the Buster desktop if that's important, while the earlier one came from the Stretch.

It appears I cannot copy and paste from the BOINC task window, dang it, but it's N-Body Sim 1.76 (mt.)

I bought this VERY expensive (for me) graphics board just so I could make LHC go faster and apparently it's not happening with MilkyWay.

Will try Einstein and see how that goes. GPUGrid seems to be using it just fine, but what do I know?
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Message 69608 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 10:15:12 UTC - in response to Message 69607.  

If I understand your reply (and not sure I do!,) All my current BOINC machines are running Linux Debian (desktops) or Linux Ubuntu (Jetson Nano.) Both desktops have the most current drivers allowed by the Debian distro's. The GTX1050i, on stretch, drivers are still in the 300 series dang it, while the brand new RTX2070 Super, in Buster, is in the 400 series via backports. This message post is coming from the Buster desktop if that's important, while the earlier one came from the Stretch.


Go into System Settings and look for 'Drivers' or something like that, for me it's way down near the bottom of the several pages, and you need to enable 3rd party drivers. You should need to give your Admin password to enable it and then it will do a search and several Nvidia drivers should show up, if i choose the brand newest ones it never works for me so I always choose the 2nd or 3rd oldest one to use. After it switches drivers you will have to reboot and under Your Account,view you pc's you should see a gpu listed as opposed to the blank line right now.

[qiote]It appears I cannot copy and paste from the BOINC task window, dang it, but it's N-Body Sim 1.76 (mt.) [/quote]

Yes those are cpu only tasks

I bought this VERY expensive (for me) graphics board just so I could make LHC go faster and apparently it's not happening with MilkyWay.

Will try Einstein and see how that goes. GPUGrid seems to be using it just fine, but what do I know?


Good luck!!
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Message 69609 - Posted: 18 Mar 2020, 16:02:09 UTC

I always use clinfo to check for proper installation of OpenCL and CUDA drivers for a sanity check.
sudo apt install clinfo

Then simply open a Terminal and run clinfo and it prints out what it found on the host with regard to the current installed OpenCL platform and the current Nvidia drivers.

For Ubuntu I use the graphics-drivers ppa to get the current Nvidia drivers. Very simple to install either from the Additional Drivers tab in the Software&Updates app or via the command line.
https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
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