IRC logs of #boinc for Wednesday, 2012-11-28

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05:36 <Zumu> no usable GPUs with "Radeon HD 6530D" ;(

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06:12 <Zumu> I thought it is possible to use ATI videocards for boinc

06:21 <Caterpillar2> Zumu: it is

06:21 <Caterpillar2> depends on model and on project specifications

06:26 <Zumu> Caterpillar2: I installed fglrx ATI driver and AMD-APP-SDK-v2.7

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06:26 <Zumu> and have "No usable GPUs found" in logs

06:26 <Caterpillar2> Zumu: check on website of the project if your card is supported

06:26 <Caterpillar2> AND

06:26 <Caterpillar2> restart BOINC service after you booted the computer

06:27 <Caterpillar2> boinc loads video drivers before the drivers are loaded in memory

06:27 <Caterpillar2> so you must restart the service to let it load them

06:27 <Zumu> Caterpillar2: I've already rebooted my pc

06:28 <Zumu> added boinc user to "video" group

06:28 <Caterpillar2> NO the computer

06:28 <Caterpillar2> I meant the boinc service

06:28 <Caterpillar2> anyway

06:28 <Caterpillar2> try

06:28 <Caterpillar2> even if you added it to video group

06:30 <Zumu> yes, I restarted boinc-client after X started

06:30 <Zumu> see "Processor: 3 AuthenticAMD AMD A6-3500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics [Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0]" ..

06:30 <Zumu> "No usable GPUs found"

06:31 <Zumu> lspci |grep VGA

06:31 <Zumu> 00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6530D]

06:31 <Zumu> :(

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06:36 <Zumu> Caterpillar2: what do you think I should check?

06:37 <Caterpillar2> Zumu: which project are you elaborating?

06:37 <Zumu> Caterpillar2: einstein, milkyway, lhc and seti

06:38 <Caterpillar2> check on their websites the vga compatibility list

06:38 <Caterpillar2> which distro do you use

06:38 <Zumu> openSUSE 12.2

06:46 <Zumu> Caterpillar2: how does boinc client check if I have an ATI videocard?

06:46 <Caterpillar2> boh

06:46 <Caterpillar2> I don't know

06:47 <Zumu> heh, I will check it this evening

06:48 <Zumu> time for university

07:37 <valer> SETI appears to have official GPU apps only for Windows.

07:42 <valer> Listed here: http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/apps.php

07:42 <Romulus> Title: Applications (at setiathome.berkeley.edu)

08:12 <valer> The other projects have similar pages also.

08:14 <valer> Perhaps there are beta or third party apps you can get somewhere.

09:49 <Zumu> valer: there are einstein and milkyway GPU apps

09:50 <Zumu> http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu/apps.php

09:50 <Romulus> Title: Applications (at einstein.phys.uwm.edu)

09:50 <Zumu> http://milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway/apps.php

09:50 <Romulus> Title: Applications (at milkyway.cs.rpi.edu)

09:53 <valer> OK, so it definitely should be possible then.

09:55 <Zumu> I guess boinc tries to dlopen() some libraries first to check if GPU is available

09:58 <Zumu> and when I start boinc-client before kernel module was loaded it also thinks that there are no usable GPUs

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10:11 <valer> Your GPU may not be compatible with MilkyWay (I read it requires double-precision FP math).

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10:18 <Zumu> maybe I should buy GTX680 video card

10:25 <valer> Apparently you should not install the APP SDK http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2246010

10:25 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/dxmug84> (at forums.anandtech.com)

10:36 <Zumu> ok

10:41 <Zumu> I don't mind if this videocard will not be used for computing ;(

10:41 <valer> The boinc client probably has to be compiled with some OpenCL headers or something installed.

10:43 <valer> Odds are that it would claim it can't find usable GPUs even if it couldn't actually use them.

10:46 <Zumu> valer: l had such problem with my wifes pc where boinc wasn't member of video group

10:48 <Zumu> do you recommend GTX680 or GTX580?

11:02 <Tank_Master> 6

11:03 <Tank_Master> 5xx uses way more power

11:04 <Zumu> I have GTX580 and thought about upgrading to 2 x 580 or 580 + 680 ;)

11:05 <Zumu> at work I've heard rumors that 580 is better than 680 for CUDA

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12:09 <desti_T2> http://techreport.com/news/23968/enter-here-to-win-dual-radeon-hd-7870s-with-hitman-and-far-cry-3

12:09 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/coc5sgs> (at techreport.com)

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17:30 <wdsmia> &wx 50319

17:30 <Romulus> wdsmia: Temperature: 44.6F / 7.0C | Humidity: 47% | Pressure: 30.27in / 1025hPa (Falling) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: SE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph / 0.0km/h ; Wednesday - Clear. High of 45F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon.; Wednesday Night - Clear. Low of 28F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.; Thursday - Clear in the morning, then partly (1 more message)

17:30 <wdsmia> &more

17:30 <Romulus> wdsmia: cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.;

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19:05 <desti_T2> http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Sc_detail.htm?No=94956&id=Sc

19:05 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/cy4naqh> (at world.kbs.co.kr)

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20:26 <desti_T2> http://www.kari.re.kr/bbs/bigimg.asp?src=/data/bbs/multi_sat03/T_2012102212513450.jpg

20:26 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/bosou8w> (at www.kari.re.kr)

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21:40 <PovAddict> &last --from desti --without http

21:40 <Romulus> PovAddict: Error: I couldn't find a message matching that criteria in my history of 1000 messages.

21:40 <PovAddict> &last --from desti_T2 --without http

21:40 <Romulus> PovAddict: Error: I couldn't find a message matching that criteria in my history of 1000 messages.

21:42 <PovAddict> if you get "can't find usable GPUs" when the client starts, projects are irrelevant

21:42 <PovAddict> that's the client's own checking

21:42 <PovAddict> what projects support or not doesn't matter at all

21:42 <PovAddict> Zumu, Tank_Master: ^

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21:45 <Zumu> PovAddict: I have already read it in boinc sources

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21:52 <Zumu> PovAddict: how does it check usable coprocs?

21:54 <efc> I gave up, for now, on BOINC on the 386, after it didn't finish the benchmark in 13 hours

21:55 <PovAddict> lol

21:55 <Zumu> PovAddict: should I check what is done in COPROCS::get_opencl?

21:56 <PovAddict> Zumu: maybe; but it's not only opencl

21:56 <PovAddict> I have no idea about ATI, but for NVIDIA it also checks for CUDA

21:57 <Zumu> PovAddict: this integrated(?) Radeon ATI GPU is in my workstation at work, I do not like ATI and AMD myself

22:02 <desti_T2> too bad my e350 has broken gpu, can not look at it :-/

22:03 <efc> I finally ordered new computer parts, so I may be reinstated in the fleet.

22:06 <PovAddict> desti_T2: http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/598487_266327440157007_766583032_n.jpg

22:06 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/cux42qj> (at sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net)

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23:04 <Zumu> made a symlink from my .Xauthority to ~boinc/.Xauthority and it found ATI GPU ;(

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23:15 <Zumu> http://einstein.phys.uwm.edu//host_sched_logs/6221/6221980

23:15 <Romulus> <http://tinyurl.com/d2wau6x> (at einstein.phys.uwm.edu)

23:15 <Zumu> ATI device (or driver) doesn't support OpenCL

23:15 <Zumu> :(

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