Support for (integrated) Intel GPUs (Ivy Bridge and later)

Maximilian Mieth
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Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd

Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein) wrote:
* Only Windows is supported (unlikely to change in the near future because of lack of Intel OpenCL drivers for the GPUs on other platforms)


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RE: Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd

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Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein) wrote:
* Only Windows is supported (unlikely to change in the near future because of lack of Intel OpenCL drivers for the GPUs on other platforms)


Looking at Stranger7777's computer list I think he is more concerned about Windows XP support.

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RE: RE: Bikeman

Quote:
Quote:
Bikeman (Heinz-Bernd Eggenstein) wrote:
* Only Windows is supported (unlikely to change in the near future because of lack of Intel OpenCL drivers for the GPUs on other platforms)


Looking at Stranger7777's computer list I think he is more concerned about Windows XP support.


Yes. Exactly. I wanted to know whether Windows XP is supported or not?

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RE: Yes. Exactly. I wanted

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Yes. Exactly. I wanted to know whether Windows XP is supported or not?

According to the Milkyway forum AMD CCC driver 12.1 was the last one supporting open-cl @ xp.

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RE: According to the

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According to the Milkyway forum AMD CCC driver 12.1 was the last one supporting open-cl @ xp.


Guess this is the way they use to get rid of the old hardware all over the world... It's sad, but I stuck with this, because it works fine and I don't need any upgrade - it simply not worst a thing.

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Hi! Just to be sure: I

Hi!

Just to be sure:

I have an Ivy Bridge supporting MOBO (GA-Z77X-D3H) with a 2nd generation Sandy Bridge i5-2400 (NON-K) Intel CPU.

I crunch my GPU tasks (now available ONLY the P.A.S. tasks - they take a little too long to complete, especially with the utilization factor of 0.5, not to mention the very low credits in comparison, what I used to receive for previous BRP4 GPU tasks per day...) on my external (PCIx16 slot) graphics card (GA NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti Windforce edition)

The integrated card - ENABLED in BIOS (and shown in GPU-Z and AIDA as ACTIVE) - is the Intel HD 2000, which is somewhat below the required specs.

So my question (to which I presumably already have my answer) is:

Is the ABSOLUTE minimum the HD 2500 version to be able to run GPU versions of the BRP4 tasks?

Thank You!

D

“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” - Albert EINSTEIN

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Quick test is to connect a

Quick test is to connect a screen to your internal graphics port, restart boinc and update the project. If your HD2000 is supported, tasks should be downloading.

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Sandy Bridge HD2000 and

Sandy Bridge HD2000 and HD3000 do not support OpenCL on the GPU at all, so this won't work. Thank Intel for informative naming here, I imagine the meeting of Intel marketing to be like this:

"Quick, we need some new product numbers!"
"Ay, let's go with 4 digits!"
"What information do we code in there? Performance, feature level and power consumption, as we do for the CPUs?"
"Nah, just some rough estimate of performance. But don't make it too precise, otherwise people would know what they're buying."
"So we're actually only using 1 or 2 of those 4 digits?"
"Sure, but 4 always looks more than 2 or 3!"
"Plus we can't afford to have less numbers than AMD!"

MrS

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RE: "Plus we can't afford

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"Plus we can't afford to have less numbers than AMD!"

Great! Long applause! :)
P.S. Now we know where's the truth.

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Hi, when do you plan to

Hi,

when do you plan to support OpenCL for Intel GPGPUs on Linux? Intel develops the OpenCL drivers here: http://wiki.freedesktop.org/www/Software/Beignet/
I'm happy to test it on i5-4430 and E3-1285v3.

Cheers,
Nico

Ps: I wanted to post this on albert@home but I was unable to sign up for an account there: the captcha image was missing in Firefox as well as Chrome.

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