Einstein@Home GPU/APU Application for AMD/ATI Graphics Cards: discussion thread

Richard Haselgrove
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RE: i found the info in the

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i found the info in the All work Units giving "Computational Error" thread on the Milkyway@Home forums. if you scroll down to message 53419 (posted by user Assimilator1), you'll see that he was getting WU errors. Matt Arsenault, one of the head project developers, somehow noticed that Assimilator1's Catalyst 12.1 driver installation was missing the OpenCL.dll, and suggested that he reinstall the drivers, paying special attention not to uncheck the APP SDK option. sure enough, that's what Assimilator1 had done on the first try, thinking that he didn't need the entire developer kit...and sure enough, reinstalling the drivers without excluding the SDK solved his problem.


Thank you for clarifying that.

All that is needed then is to download and install the ordinary Catalyst Software Suite (commonly referred to as the driver), and ensure that the OpenCL/APP component is selected when installing it.

I do find it unfortunate that AMD persist in referring to this runtime support component as an SDK, because a simple search on the web for 'amd sdk download' leads the unwary user off into developer.amd.com and a completely unnecessary 200 MB download.

Gaurav Khanna
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Yes, this machine was on


Yes, this machine was on Albert too:
http://albert.phys.uwm.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=2803

Yes, both 32 & 64 bit OpenCL are in /usr/lib and /usr/lib32 (I just checked).

The difference is really the boinc 7.0.27 (vs 7.0.26 on Albert) and also the fact that I downgraded to Ubuntu 10 (from 11) because I was having some unrelated problems.

OK. I will try 7.0.26 and see what happens.

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein)
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RE: OK. I will try 7.0.26

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OK. I will try 7.0.26 and see what happens.

On Einstein@Home the minimum client version for the OpenCL tasks is still set on 7.0.27, so you won't get ATI/OpenCL jobs. I guess we'll re-evaluate that tomorrow to balance the pros ans cons of relaxing that.

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Gaurav Khanna
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OK. BTW, its not working on

OK. BTW, its not working on Albert anymore either. Same issue. So, its likely something with my system .. let me dig deeper.

http://albert.phys.uwm.edu/host_sched_logs/2/2955

Phil
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OK, not a geek here. I am

OK, not a geek here. I am running ver 7.0.25. E@home and Seti@home. Do I need to upgrade to 7.0.27. If so, where do I find it?

Sunny129
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RE: OK, not a geek here. I

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OK, not a geek here. I am running ver 7.0.25. E@home and Seti@home. Do I need to upgrade to 7.0.27. If so, where do I find it?


only if you plan on running this new app (BRP4 tasks on an AMD/ATI GPU). there is a download link in the first post at the top of the thread. if you don't plan on using this new app (and plan on continuing with your current E@H participation on a CPU or nVidia GPU), then you don't need BOINC v7.0.27.

Dolgonosik
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May be it is wrong, but i

May be it is wrong, but i dont see opencl.dll in windows\system32 after installing Catalyst 12.4 from amd site.
no opencl.dll - no open cl :)
No capable GPU - from Boinc.

Richard Haynes
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Hi all, I have a HP

Hi all,

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop which incorporates a Radeon HD 6490M graphics card.

I have checked through HP Support for my driver version and it shows 8.830.6.3000 which is of course is well below the 12.4 you suggest.

I have been to the AMD site to update but their program states that i should use my manufacturer version which is what is currently installed.

Does this eliminate my use of graphics processing for E@H ?

Can anyone give me assistance in getting this to work?

I have emailed HP for advice also as I wish to push some processing from CPU to GPU to help keep my laptop cool.

Dolgonosik
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As i understand there is no

As i understand there is no open cl driver in catalyst 12.2-12.4. Only in 12.1.
Simply run gpu-z and check about Opencl tab.
If no Open cl - wait for new drivers from hp or install SDK.

Andrej Cica
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I'm looking forward to the

I'm looking forward to the OSX Mountain Lion version.

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