INTEL Arc.

tito
tito
Joined: 10 Jun 06
Posts: 25
Credit: 1,017,159,815
RAC: 485,816
Topic 228421

I read some BOINC forums, but never seen information about Intel Arc GPU's in BOINC. They are average in gaming, good in encoding, quite cheap, but how about BOINC?

Did somebody see that information somewhere?

Keith Myers
Keith Myers
Joined: 11 Feb 11
Posts: 4,749
Credit: 17,674,354,901
RAC: 5,796,726

I believe they are too new to

I believe they are too new to have any usage in BOINC yet.  The OS' are only now getting drivers worked out for them.

The drivers would have to have OpenCL support for BOINC projects.

[Edit] Well it seems they already have the cards in the Geekbench 5 compute results.  So the drivers have OpenCL capability.

Intel Arc A770 And A750 Break Cover With OpenCL And Vulkan Benchmark Leaks

Still haven't seen any actual BOINC usage yet. But again, I doubt very few cards are in BOINC users hands yet.

They just launched a week ago.

 

Tom M
Tom M
Joined: 2 Feb 06
Posts: 5,642
Credit: 7,724,272,262
RAC: 2,300,274

tito wrote: I read some

tito wrote:

I read some BOINC forums, but never seen information about Intel Arc GPU's in BOINC. They are average in gaming, good in encoding, quite cheap, but how about BOINC?

Did somebody see that information somewhere?

Wouldn't the card also need applications specifically compiled for it too?

A Proud member of the O.F.A.  (Old Farts Association).  Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.® (Garrison Keillor)

Ian&Steve C.
Ian&Steve C.
Joined: 19 Jan 20
Posts: 3,709
Credit: 34,626,296,736
RAC: 42,592,842

There are some Intel GPU

There are some Intel GPU applications. But the project probably won’t recognize the device as something to send tasks to. 
 

can be bypassed with app_info to force it. 

_________________________________________________________________________

Keith Myers
Keith Myers
Joined: 11 Feb 11
Posts: 4,749
Credit: 17,674,354,901
RAC: 5,796,726

Not specifically if the

Not specifically if the OpenCL applications are generic.  If the apps are compiled specifically looking for a card id that means they would have to compile a separate application for the Intel Arc cards.

But based on the apps page and how the apps are labeled for ATI or Nvidia plan_class, I believe they will have to compile a new app coded for Intel Arc.

 

Keith Myers
Keith Myers
Joined: 11 Feb 11
Posts: 4,749
Credit: 17,674,354,901
RAC: 5,796,726

The Intel iGPU that the

The Intel iGPU that the previous apps are coded for won't work in the case of the Arc cards.  They will have different card id's and actually different drivers from Intel depending on OS.

The stock i915 Intel drivers for their previous iGPU products are only now being updated to include the drivers for Arc (DG2/Alchemist) in the Linux environment.

I believe Windows drivers are already good to go for both the older iGPU in previous cpus and also for the new DG2/Alchemist ARC cards.

 

Ian&Steve C.
Ian&Steve C.
Joined: 19 Jan 20
Posts: 3,709
Credit: 34,626,296,736
RAC: 42,592,842

I believe the apps will

I believe the apps will probably work as is if you can trick BOINC into running it on the right device. 
 

I ran BRP4/G on my Xe iGPU, which is the same/similar architecture to Arc, just smaller I just had to use an app_info to get Einstein to actually send work since their scheduler didn’t recognize it. 

_________________________________________________________________________

[AF>EDLS]zOU
[AF>EDLS]zOU
Joined: 5 May 15
Posts: 65
Credit: 384,235,373
RAC: 183

Keith Myers wrote: Still

Keith Myers wrote:

Still haven't seen any actual BOINC usage yet. But again, I doubt very few cards are in BOINC users hands yet.

They just launched a week ago.

I've ordered one specifically for BOINC (on Oct 12th), waiting for procurement, the seller (one of the largest in France) can't seem to have them delivered ....

Landjunge
Landjunge
Joined: 14 Oct 08
Posts: 4
Credit: 1,149,919,698
RAC: 1,903

[AF>EDLS schrieb:zOU] I've

[AF>EDLS wrote:

zOU]

I've ordered one specifically for BOINC (on Oct 12th), waiting for procurement, the seller (one of the largest in France) can't seem to have them delivered ....

Please keep us updated on any computing results if you got it delivered. =)

[AF>EDLS]zOU
[AF>EDLS]zOU
Joined: 5 May 15
Posts: 65
Credit: 384,235,373
RAC: 183

will do, don't hold your

will do, don't hold your breath though ;D 

it will be paired with Intel Core i3-12100F + MSI PRO H610M-B DDR4 + 16 Go +500Gb SSD + Win10/11

catavalon21
catavalon21
Joined: 5 Nov 11
Posts: 22
Credit: 178,589,367
RAC: 4

Thank you for the link,

Thank you for the link, Keith.  With AT not reviewing GPUs anymore I wasn't sure where to get GPU reviews that included compute.

 

Fred

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.