Intel GPU not crunching on Ubuntu 20.04

Geralt
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Hi guys, long time lurker first time poster. I recently switched over to using Ubuntu on my Thinkpad since 20.04 was recently released. Back when I ran Windows, I used to run E@H on the Intel GPU but after switching over and installing all necessary OpenCL drivers, E@H still does not download any work. Am I doing something wrong?

Keith Myers
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Look at the applications

Look at the applications page https://einsteinathome.org/apps.php

You can see there are no applications for Intel iGPU for Linux.  Only for Windows.

You can't crunch on the iGPU here in Linux.

 

Geralt
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Ah shame, thought I could

Ah shame, thought I could continue crunching Intel work in Linux. Are there any plans for a linux Intel app or nah?

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Geralt wrote: Are there any

Geralt wrote:

Are there any plans for a linux Intel app or nah?

Probably not as the staff has their hand full with other tasks, but you never know.

robl
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i recently built a pc with

i recently built a pc with ubuntu 20.04.  I have in that pc an AMD RX 560 series gpu.  After downloading from the AMD website, unwinding the file and running "./amdgpu-pro-install -y –-opencl=pal,legacy" it would fail to install because there was  bug in the driver logic.  To fix this one had to modify "/etc/os-release" and change the entries for ubuntu version to 18.04 from 20.04.  The installation then ran.  You could then undo the changes to "/etc/os-release".  

One slight problem remained:  after the install a reboot was required and I got a black screen.  After several attempts I reverted back to ubuntu 18 and following the same procedure was able to get back up.  Lots of lost time.

On the AMD website when you download drivers based upon your choices (no automatic) you will scroll down to the OS UBUNTU selection where there is a download button it will also say revision number 20.10.  This revision is total support for ubuntu 18.  I see nothing referencing Ubuntu 19 or 20.  So my question is does AMD support Ubuntu 19 or 20.  I have not gotten the drivers to install on either Ubuntu 19/20.

Gary Roberts
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robl wrote:I recently built a

robl wrote:
I recently built a pc with ubuntu 20.04.  I have in that pc an AMD RX 560 series gpu.  After downloading from the AMD website, unwinding the file and running "./amdgpu-pro-install -y –-opencl=pal,legacy" it would fail to install because there was  bug in the driver logic.  To fix this one had to modify "/etc/os-release" and change the entries for ubuntu version to 18.04 from 20.04.  The installation then ran.  You could then undo the changes to "/etc/os-release".

A couple of points here.  This thread was about Intel GPUs so maybe not really the right thread to choose for your problem.

Rather than edit /etc/os-release, you could have simply edited the install script to change 18.04 to 20.04, if you wanted to go that route.  However, I suspect there is something incompatible/missing in Ubuntu 20/19 and that is the reason why AMD have left the 'test for a suitable system' at 18.04.

You talk about a "bug in the driver logic".  The install script seems to be telling you that the drivers aren't appropriate for the system you're trying to install them on.  That's not really a driver logic bug.

It's not the drivers themselves since I'm using the 20.10 Red Hat driver package to extract the OpenCL libs and use them on my machines running both Polaris series GPUs and well as GCN 1st gen Pitcairn GPUs with the very latest 5.6.x kernels.  I'm not having any issues.  Things are running very well.

Perhaps you need to ask Ubuntu if there is any way for their 20.04 release to support the latest OpenCL implementation as contained in the AMDGPU-PRO 20.10 release?

Cheers,
Gary.

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