Joined: 24 Jan 18
Hi, I amn't new using BOINC but have this problem for sometime.
I leave everyday my PC processing BOINC project while I am out working, but sometimes I work remotely on my PC using my Chromebook, or even sometimes I connect from my cellphone.
Every time I connect, the project which use my GPU stop, if I open BOINC, it said it cann't use my GPU. I think BOINC are trying to use the GPU from my remote device, which one isn't the same GPU and brand which started the workunit.
I don't know if this is a bug or if I need change some configuration to prevent this to happen.
PS: forgot to mention, I am running Windows and BOINC 7.8.3
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Joined: 29 Aug 05
Windows Remote Desktop uses its own videocard driver, one that doesn't have things like CUDA or OpenCL included. When you use RDP to check on your system from elsewhere, Windows starts using that driver, meaning your GPU can't do work anymore because it doesn't have the right component. It's not a bug. It's how it should work. Once you stop using RDP, BOINC will detect that the normal driver is back and start using your GPU again.
If you do not want this to happen, the only way to do so is by using a third party RDP program that uses the driver installed by the user. I'm sure people here will have examples of such programs.
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