BOINC website has out dated "Supported platforms" showing

BigDaddyDave
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Topic 194937

Hi all,

So this week I was looking for a second CUDA WU project to add to my BOINC Manager that uses my Nvidia GTX260, since Einstein does not support it per the BOINC website under "Choosing BOINC projects" - "Supported platforms" column. Imagine my pleasant surprise tonight when I noticed in my account options the "Use Nvidia GPU if present (enforced by 6.10+ clients)" box! I remember reading an old threat about CUDA WUs possibly coming soon but didn't see it on the Einstein "News items" nor "Rules and Policies" pages. Perhaps, it was buried in another thread somewhere. NUTS, I could have been crunching like a mad man! Well, I've added it and am very excited to see if I can help detect or (re-)detect those elusive radio pulsars!

Okay to the point, could one of you please contact the boys over at BOINC and have them update your "Supported platforms" column for Einstein? And if I may suggest, also under your "Rules and Policies - How Einstein@Home will use your computer" page, add information regarding "When you run Einstein@Home on your computer, it will use part of the computer's CPU power" and GPU power as well?

I think this would definitely bring more GPU uses to your site!

Get crunchin' and thanks,

BDDave

Hammeh
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BOINC website has out dated "Supported platforms" showing

Hello!!

I'm guessing the reason that einstein@home is not listed on the BOINC pages as having a GPU application is that the CUDA version of ABP2 only runs certain calculations on the GPU and the rest on the CPU. Therefore, tasks of this kind run with 1 CPU + 1 GPU on all my machines.
See this thread for more details.
I'm just guessing that it is not listed because it is not truely a pure CUDA application. But it does speed up crunching times =)

Hammeh

BigDaddyDave
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Thanks Hammeh, You are

Message 98128 in response to message 98127

Thanks Hammeh,

You are correct Sir! I watched the "1 CPU + 1 GPU" WU times and it about equals my CPU times. So in the mean time, I'll stick with CPU appls only on Einstein.

Thanks again,

BDDave

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