How to select tasks for a given GPU ?

Tiers Jean-Francois
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Hello all.
My computer has two GPU's : Intel and NVIDIA.
When I download Einstein@home tasks, only NVIDIA is working, that is OK.
But when I download SETI@home tasks, I get tasks using Intel GPU and tasks using NVIDIA GPU.
Then, when SETI uses NVIDIA it stops Einstein.
But when SETI uses Intel GPU, both GPU's can operate simultaneously.

Is it a way to select and download the SETI tasks which use only Intel GPU and not NVIDIA ?
Thanks for your help.

JF Tiers

mikey
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How to select tasks for a given GPU ?

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Hello all.
My computer has two GPU's : Intel and NVIDIA.
When I download Einstein@home tasks, only NVIDIA is working, that is OK.
But when I download SETI@home tasks, I get tasks using Intel GPU and tasks using NVIDIA GPU.
Then, when SETI uses NVIDIA it stops Einstein.
But when SETI uses Intel GPU, both GPU's can operate simultaneously.

Is it a way to select and download the SETI tasks which use only Intel GPU and not NVIDIA ?
Thanks for your help.

JF Tiers

Yes there are two easy ways:

1) add this file to your c:\program data\boinc directory:

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http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/
[Nvidia]

Save this file as a txt type file in NOTEPAD, or if you already have the file just add these lines to it, stop and then restart Boinc and Seti will stop getting tasks for your Nvidia gpu.

2) just go onto the webpage at Seti and under your settings uncheck the box to allow Nvidia workunits.

Tiers Jean-Francois
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Thanks a lot Mickey I choosed

Thanks a lot Mickey
I choosed the second way you proposed, much easier for me (not a computer specialist !)
Cheers
JF

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RE: Thanks a lot Mickey I

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Thanks a lot Mickey
I choosed the second way you proposed, much easier for me (not a computer specialist !)
Cheers
JF

No problem, glad it worked for you.

The first way works very well if you have multiple regular gpu's in your pc too, that's why I know about it as I used to do that, now I just have more pc's and only one gpu in each.

With Intel gpu crunching you need to be very careful of the heat buildup in the pc, you are running your cpu near it's max 24/7 and it won't last long if it gets too hot!!

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