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Thread: Boinc+Optimus technology+Using GPU

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011

    Boinc+Optimus technology+Using GPU

    Hello, I have a laptop dell xps l502x with Geforce 540m. I have installed bumblebee, my Ubuntu version is 11.04. Have anyone tried running boinc client using GPU and maybe someone knows how to do so?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2012

    Re: Boinc+Optimus technology+Using GPU

    I am on Linux Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and have a NVIDIA 540M having Optimus technology. I am facing the same problem and would really appreciate if someone could provide some help. I am currently using Bumblebee[1] as a temporary solution, but even that doesn't seem to be compatible with BOINC, since my BOINC client doesn't identify any GPU's in the system. This is the output of lspci | grep VGA :

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] (rev ff)

    I am not installing the NVIDIA official drivers from the website, since I read somewhere that it can cause display and graphics problems when used with Gnome on Ubuntu, which I am using.

    Thanks in advance.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011

    Re: Boinc+Optimus technology+Using GPU

    Install bumblebee with nvidia drivers. Run: optirun ./boinc


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