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Message 14117 - Posted: 6 Mar 2009, 12:42:18 UTC

I have an ATI X500 - can I crunch MW@H units on it?
Was looking for a lsit of supported cards but cant find one via google
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Message 14118 - Posted: 6 Mar 2009, 13:00:13 UTC

Would like to add to this.

I know the HD2600 isn't a top end card, but it could still be useful. I can get Boinc to recognise it and read the card correctly, however tasks finish in compute errors.
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Message 14121 - Posted: 6 Mar 2009, 13:24:18 UTC - in response to Message 14117.  
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I have an ATI X500 - can I crunch MW@H units on it?
Was looking for a lsit of supported cards but cant find one via google

The list of supported cards for Milkyway is quite short:
HD3800 series (HD3850, HD3870) or Firestrem 9170
HD4800 series (HD4830, HD4850, HD4870 and the future HD4890) or Firestream 9250 or 9270

Basically, only the RV670 and RV770 GPUs can be used, other cards simply do not support double precision.
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Message 15019 - Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 14:50:25 UTC

That card should work on folding@home. They can use 2xxx, 3xxx and 4xxx ATI cards.

I am in the same position. I have a 3450 and usually run BOINC, but to use that card I pull one core off of BOINC and run the folding@home gpu client. Click the checkbox to not run the larger units, but because you will have a hard time finishing a large WU within the deadline.

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Message 15026 - Posted: 12 Mar 2009, 16:23:11 UTC - in response to Message 15019.  

I hav an ATI X1300 256 mem and folding wont run on it Im hoping at some point to get a later card and start doing mw wu's
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Message 18670 - Posted: 14 Apr 2009, 15:12:34 UTC

I have an ATI Radeeon HD 2600 Pro Graphics Adapter - will it work with Milky Ways GPU aplication or any other projects?

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Message 18672 - Posted: 14 Apr 2009, 15:24:42 UTC - in response to Message 18670.  

I have an ATI Radeeon HD 2600 Pro Graphics Adapter - will it work with Milky Ways GPU aplication or any other projects?


It won't work on MW, you might try Folding@home.


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Message 19314 - Posted: 18 Apr 2009, 8:58:15 UTC

Nah forget trying to use it i have an HD3200 and still had problems finish a unit so i would not use any other cards at least a 38XX or 48XX.
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Message 19339 - Posted: 18 Apr 2009, 12:41:54 UTC

Folding just causes errors.
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Message 21150 - Posted: 3 May 2009, 9:25:28 UTC

I wish to participate for computing, since I joined SETI@Home and WCG which utilize my CPU. However, my GPU still idle. Only FAH and MY@H support ATI GPU in computing.

"ATI Stream SDK System Requirements" have the list of ATI Radeon HD Supported Stream. (Not updated for Radeon HD 4770)

You can see that all of high end ATI GPUs can do double precision floating point operations which is the mainly requirement for optimized MW@H on GPU now, while others cannot.

Hope fully that MW@H will have new version compatible with all ATI stream, so everyone can have fun and crunch MW@H.

I also have Radeon HD 3200.
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Message 21262 - Posted: 4 May 2009, 13:29:33 UTC - in response to Message 14121.  

Hello,
i dont understand, why HD36xx and others lowers ATIs are not supported. It is problem with optimalization of code for different types of ATI GPUs? And what about ATI SDK? It is problem write code of MW@H more universal?
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Message 21264 - Posted: 4 May 2009, 14:11:19 UTC - in response to Message 21262.  
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Hello,
i dont understand, why HD36xx and others lowers ATIs are not supported. It is problem with optimalization of code for different types of ATI GPUs? And what about ATI SDK? It is problem write code of MW@H more universal?

It is not a programming problem. It is just the support (or better the lack of support) for calculations with double precision floating point values. The Milkyway project has decided they need to calculate their stuff with better precision than older graphics cards are capable of. Only the HD3800 (afaik some rare HD3690s are actually relabeled HD3830s sold in Asian markets), HD4800 and HD4700 (untested so far) series support double precision calculations in hardware. If single precision would be enough, one could run it on all cards starting with the HD2000 series (and would be insanely fast on new cards, think at least 4x compared to now).

On nvidias side only the GT200 based cards (GTX260, GTX275, GTX280, GTX285, GTX295) offer that capability (officially CUDA compute capability 1.3, all G92/G94 cards have only 1.1, G80 only 1.0).
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Message 46187 - Posted: 12 Feb 2011, 17:16:24 UTC
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Hi.

Meanwhile neither ATI HD2600 (RV630) seems to be supported or I got a trick how to let it crunch MW-WU's though it should not be supported due to lack of double precision capability:

I've added to my ATI HD 3870 (RV670) a ATI HD2600 (RV630) as second GPU in my system. (This has nothing to do with Crossfire and stuff, just as second card in another PCIe-Slot.)

Amazingly this works fine. Both work on MW-WD's. Also they do paralell crunching (Multi-GPU) of DNETC-WU's! That means, both GPU's work on one WU!

I guess this has something to do with what "Cluster Physik" said before:

...If single precision would be enough, one could run it on all cards starting with the HD2000 series (and would be insanely fast on new cards, think at least 4x compared to now).



I doubt that GPU's older than HD2xxx should work though.


I can also say, that having just a RV630 in your system does not work at the moment. I got one in my notebook and milkyway doesn't like it.

It works only for DNETC and Collatz as far as I know.



Maybe this helps.

Cheers, TB
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