What project can I run on my Macs GPU?

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Ryan Munro

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Message 58270 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 20:46:40 UTC

So I have a Haswell based 13" rMBP and I want to use the GPU for crunching, should use less power than crunching on the CPU I think and should leave the machine usable as well.

So I thought Einstien at home would work but it turns out there Intel GPU units only work on Windows.

So my question is, is there a project that can run on a Intel GPU running OSX?

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Message 58272 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 21:13:33 UTC - in response to Message 58270.  

The projects list lists only three projects that support Intel GPU and only two of them Mac+Intel GPU: Collatz and Seti.

Seti doesn't have work available at the moment which narrows your choices even further...
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Message 58274 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 21:23:43 UTC - in response to Message 58272.  

The projects list lists only three projects that support Intel GPU and only two of them Mac+Intel GPU: Collatz and Seti.

Seti doesn't have work available at the moment which narrows your choices even further...

The projects list only lists production projects. Beta test projects sometimes have a wider range: the Albert applications page (Beta project for Einstein@home) lists the following plan_class application:

'FGRPopencl-intel_gpu-lion' - Gamma-ray pulsar search #3

but like all Beta projects, they may not generate work for all applications all the time.
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Message 58275 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 22:18:03 UTC - in response to Message 58274.  

Thanks, set Collatz to run on it and it downloaded a CPU unit even though im my account manager I have it set to not do CPU units but it wont download any GPU units?
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Message 58276 - Posted: 27 Nov 2014, 22:20:39 UTC - in response to Message 58275.  

Scratch that, just took a while I now have some :)
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Message 58280 - Posted: 28 Nov 2014, 3:18:58 UTC - in response to Message 58276.  

Scratch that, just took a while I now have some :)

Yes, every project downloads a single CPU unit when you attach and doesn't even ask for a GPU unit until later.
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