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Message 105716 - Posted: 10 Oct 2021, 15:33:13 UTC

Hello Community,

I'm trying to put to good use my army of old Raspberry Pi's. The default client works beautifully for the cpu's.

However, it seems there's a GPU in there too. A Broadcom VideoCore IV. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the Boinc client is not usinig it.

Is it in fact possible at all to have the client use this kind of gpu ? If not out of the box, let's say, is there a less obvious way ?

Many thanks !
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Message 105717 - Posted: 10 Oct 2021, 15:39:10 UTC - in response to Message 105716.  

There's no option to use this GPU as General Purpose GPU for calculation, simple because it doesn't support this form of action.
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Message 105718 - Posted: 10 Oct 2021, 16:00:58 UTC - in response to Message 105717.  

Damn. I wasn't aware GPU don't share a common functionality. Whatever that is.

That's a pity. Even though it won't make much difference in my case, it's a shame to leave this power unused.

I suppose this means there are no plans of providing some kind of support in the future ?
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Message 105719 - Posted: 10 Oct 2021, 19:14:48 UTC - in response to Message 105718.  

You misunderstood what I wrote. The actual GPU does not support OpenCL or any other form of computation language/hardware so it cannot be used for anything other than projecting images on the screen.
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