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Thread: [BOINC] Work Units for my Mobile AMD/ATI GPU

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    [BOINC] Work Units for my Mobile AMD/ATI GPU

    Hello!

    I just have a short question, which one of the people here will surely be able to answer correctly. So, I am travelling abroad right now and I have only got my laptop with me. When I am not working, I use all four CPU cores to crunch some work units for different BOINC projects. Now I would like to let my GPU crunch some, aswell, but it does not seem to work. Particularly, I am trying to get some GPU work units for PrimeGrid. I checked the box on the PrimeGrid website, telling the system to get me some GPU work and I also told the BOINC manager to use my GPU, even if the computer is being used. However, I do not get any work units for my GPU. Is this because I am on a mobile device?

    Here are some console lines that might help:

    Code:
    phil@phil-laptop:~$ fglrxinfo
     display: :0  screen: 0
    OpenGL vendor string: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    OpenGL renderer string: AMD Radeon HD 6400M Series
    OpenGL version string: 4.2.12217 Compatibility Profile Context 12.104
    Code:
    phil@phil-laptop:~$ lspci | grep VGA
    00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI BeaverCreek [Radeon HD 6520G]
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Seymour [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
    I just updated the AMD/ATI drivers, so I have the most recent version installed (it did not work with the old version, either). Also, I am using BOINC version 7.0.27.

    I would be most grateful for any help offered. Thanks!

    Kind regards,
    manoriax
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    Re: [BOINC] Work Units for my Mobile AMD/ATI GPU

    Alright, I have the solution for my problem. I did not install[2] the AMD-APP-SDK[1]. After BOINC told me that there were no OpenCL-capable GPUs installed[3], a

    Code:
    sudo /etc/init.d/boinc-client restart
    did the trick. It is working now.

    [1] http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-s...ssing-app-sdk/
    [2] http://www.thebigblob.com/getting-st...gpu-computing/
    [3] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...c/+bug/1077316
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