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Message 46645 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 14:02:47 UTC

Hello,

I downloaded BOINC 7.0.40 only to find that it supports Intel GPU detection. I would like to know if there is a test project that uses the Intel GPU?

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Message 46648 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 15:29:16 UTC - in response to Message 46645.  

Hello,

I downloaded BOINC 7.0.40 only to find that it supports Intel GPU detection. I would like to know if there is a test project that uses the Intel GPU?

Thanks

I think you'll find that v7.0.40 is very much a 'work in progress' as far as Intel GPU (OpenCL) support is concerned.

For example, changeset [1a76e1a4] seems to be a critical component, and it was only added 12 hours after v7.0.40 was made available for download.

As far as projects are concerned, I think the answer so far will be 'no' - unless you feel able to write one yourself? But from what I've read, it shouldn't be too difficult to convert existing OpenCL code to run on the Intel platform. Look for projects which have existing OpenCL applications, adequate resources, a wide user base, and a history of open Beta testing. They will probably be the first to appear.
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Message 46650 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 15:32:20 UTC - in response to Message 46645.  
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None that I know of, only rumours of one coming at Einstein but only after the client supporting one. All will still have to be developed. I've just been informed that there's also a Seti OpenCL application going to be tested within the next couple of weeks.
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Message 46651 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 15:53:03 UTC

I'm looking forward to seeing Intel GPU applications coming to keep both my NVidia GPU and Intel GPU crunshing! So I'll be able to use my PC at 100% for BOINC.
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Message 46668 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 23:07:59 UTC - in response to Message 46651.  

Someone who was quick to download 7.0.40 and ran it on an Intel with the HD4000 GPU had it identified as a ATI_GPU, but had it ask work as an intel_gpu

12/8/2012 9:45:33 AM | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GT 650M (driver version 310.64, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 3.0, 2048MB, 1982MB available, 641 GFLOPS peak)
12/8/2012 9:45:33 AM | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GT 650M (driver version 310.64, device version OpenCL 1.1 CUDA, 2048MB, 1982MB available)
12/8/2012 9:45:33 AM | | OpenCL: ATI GPU 0: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 (driver version 9.17.10.2867, device version OpenCL 1.1, 1624MB, 1624MB available)
12/8/2012 9:45:33 AM | | Version change (7.0.38 -> 7.0.40)
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12/8/2012 9:51:41 AM | World Community Grid | Requesting new tasks for CPU and intel_gpu
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Message 46669 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 23:11:09 UTC - in response to Message 46668.  
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I've seen at least one other typo like that looking through the changenotes, that Bug might have already been fixed with:

Changeset 5c1367e in boinc

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Message 46672 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 23:47:03 UTC

When using coproc_debug and there is no Intel GPU, there is also no mention of not finding an intel library, like it does for Nvidia and ATI/AMD GPUs:

08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Starting BOINC client version 7.0.40 for windows_x86_64
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task, coproc_debug, cpu_sched, dcf_debug
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | log flags: sched_op_debug
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Libraries: libcurl/7.25.0 OpenSSL/1.0.1 zlib/1.2.6
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Data directory: C:\ProgramData\BOINC
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Running under account Stephen
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Processor: 2 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8100 @ 2.10GHz [Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6]
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Processor: 3.00 MB cache
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss htt tm pni ssse3 cx16 sse4_1 syscall lm vmx tm2 pbe
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | OS: Microsoft Windows 7: Home Premium x64 Edition, Service Pack 1, (06.01.7601.00)
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Memory: 4.00 GB physical, 8.00 GB virtual
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Disk: 55.80 GB total, 28.18 GB free
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | Local time is UTC +0 hours
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400M GS (driver version 310.54, CUDA version 5.0, compute capability 1.1, 128MB, 44MB available, 38 GFLOPS peak)
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce 8400M GS (driver version 310.54, device version OpenCL 1.0 CUDA, 128MB, 44MB available)
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | NVIDIA library reports 1 GPU
08/12/2012 23:38:21 | | No ATI library found.

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Message 46678 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 3:41:54 UTC - in response to Message 46672.  

When using coproc_debug and there is no Intel GPU, there is also no mention of not finding an intel library, like it does for Nvidia and ATI/AMD GPUs

No, but that might confuse people who have an Intel CPU. And people are easily confused already. ;-)
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