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Floyd

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Message 82062 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 20:34:17 UTC

Hello, I'm a french volunteer with Boinc (so, sorry for my bad english).

I'm using a rig with 2 GPU's.

I would like to know if it would be possible to add a possibility in Boinc (in next release) (with an option to check for exemple) to stop the work of the main GPU (that connect to the display so) without stop the work of the second GPU (that not connect to the display so).

I hope you'll be able to understand my question. :)

and you'll be able to make this.

thanks a lot.

Floyd
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SekeRob
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Message 82067 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 0:36:28 UTC - in response to Message 82062.  

You can use cc_config.xml and app_config.xml controls to set exactly which resource is being used. See https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Client_configuration, <exclude_gpu> tag.
There are many threads on these forums discussing this (use advanced search),
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Message 82082 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 12:08:43 UTC
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hello, for what I want to do, it's not possible with the xml file that's why I ask if it's possible to make this "improvment" :)

i use the search, and i find it : https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10176#61245

it's exactly the same for me.

but the answer say that it's probably not possible to stop one gpu when playing, with the second one still working....... :(
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Message 82084 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 12:43:04 UTC - in response to Message 82082.  

hello, for what I want to do, it's not possible with the xml file that's why I ask if it's possible to make this "improvment" :)

i use the search, and i find it : https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=10176#61245

it's exactly the same for me.

but the answer say that it's probably not possible to stop one gpu when playing, with the second one still working....... :(
Yes, you're correct: it isn't possible to do what you wish via the xml file, and it isn't possible with any current version of BOINC - which doesn't mean it would never be possible - it just needs some better programming.

For what it's worth, this enhancement is the most commonly-requested of user enhancements: it first surfaced in 2006, in what is now called Issue #41 (that was before GPUs were added to the computing capability of BOINC, which is why it only mentions CPUs - but if we could get it implemented, I'm sure the demand to include GPUs as well would be irresistible.)

Other people have also tried - Issue #202, Issue #303, Issue #935 etc., but so far all requests have fallen on deaf ears.
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Floyd

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Message 82085 - Posted: 18 Oct 2017, 13:09:02 UTC

!!!!! :)
thanks a lot if you can make this for GPU !
I think it could be a very interesting improvement.
have a good day.
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