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Message 52756 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 14:38:31 UTC

Hi guys,
one of my oldest machines cannot use any gpu due to overheating.

Collatz can use opengl intel gpu but this leads the laptop again to overheating.

In boincstat is possible to set up any machine differently, but only ati and nvidia are mentioned, I can't avoid intel opengl to be used, do I have to remove this project from this machine or someone can tell me how to fix this up?

Many thanks, have a good crunch.

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Message 52761 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 14:59:43 UTC - in response to Message 52756.  
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It's not OpenGL, but OpenCL. The first stands for Open (source) Graphics Language and is used for 3D graphics. The second stands for Open (source) Computing Language and is used to do calculations on the GPU.

You can disable the use of the Intel GPU at Collatz their project preferences, at http://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/prefs.php?subset=project, Use Intel GPU.
If BAM! (BOINC Account Manager) does not (yet) support disabling of the Intel GPU at the project, you'll have to ask Willy to add that, through his own forums, at http://boincstats.com/en/forum/.
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Message 52775 - Posted: 25 Feb 2014, 22:07:25 UTC

You could also install BOINC as a service if you only want the one device to be effected. You can also use a cc_config to exclude the GPU from individual projects. So, you have a few options. Unless there is an issue, I would recommend just installing BOINC as a service.
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Message 52799 - Posted: 26 Feb 2014, 18:12:29 UTC

Thanks guys, the machine runs xubuntu 13.10 so I can't install it as a service, and the other machines can manage gpu without any issue so if I change preference in the project preferences they'll have effect on all the machines.

Checking the xml..

I posted the request in the boincstat forum, lets see, in the meanwhile I suspended the project.

Thank you very much for helping.
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Message 52803 - Posted: 26 Feb 2014, 21:25:55 UTC - in response to Message 52799.  
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Thanks guys, the machine runs xubuntu 13.10 so I can't install it as a service, and the other machines can manage gpu without any issue so if I change preference in the project preferences they'll have effect on all the machines.

You have four different locations/venues available to you, ie default, home, school and work, so you can set four different sets of preferences,
I'm sure you can allocate your hosts around the venues so you can deselect Use Intel GPU on one of the venues, or doesn't BAM allow that?

Otherwise just put <ignore_intel_dev>0</ignore_intel_dev> or <no_gpus>1</no_gpus> in your cc_config.xml

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Message 52805 - Posted: 26 Feb 2014, 21:36:56 UTC - in response to Message 52799.  

the machine runs xubuntu 13.10 so I can't install it as a service

Well, you can, it's called running as a daemon then, but under Linux that wouldn't matter. The GPU is usually normally detected when running BOINC as a daemon under Linux. Only under Windows will the GPU not be detected in that situation.
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Message 52811 - Posted: 27 Feb 2014, 1:01:36 UTC

I haven't tested to verify, but under BOINC's advanced view you could click on Activity and then choose Suspend GPU.
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Message 52819 - Posted: 27 Feb 2014, 10:16:41 UTC - in response to Message 52811.  

I haven't tested to verify, but under BOINC's advanced view you could click on Activity and then choose Suspend GPU.

That doesn't stop the work fetch for the GPUs, he'd end up with a full cache of GPU wu's that never gets crunched, Boinc would abort them when they got to deadline, and fill up with more,
The project administrators and users wouldn't be fans of him having to wait until the deadline until someone else crunches those Wu's.

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