Posts by Nikolay

1) Message boards : Projects : List of project for Mac with AMD GPU (Message 42130)
Posted 18 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
Albert@Home is finally working!

(BOINC version is 7.0.11)
(get the latest version here: http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/)
2) Message boards : Projects : List of project for Mac with AMD GPU (Message 42069)
Posted 14 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
Proth Prime Search (Sieve)
The Winter Solstice Challenge project

Supported platforms:
Windows: 32bit, 64bit (+CUDA23, AMD OpenCL*)
Linux: 32bit, 64bit (+CUDA23, AMD OpenCL*)
Mac: 32bit, 64bit (+CUDA32, AMD OpenCL* - 64 bit only)

* Requires AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) drivers:
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx
If APP driver not available for your card, then the ATI Stream SDK is needed:
http://developer.amd.com/gpu/ATIStreamSDK/Pages/default.aspx


Neither APP driver, nor ATI Stream SDK are available for Mac - only for Windows and Linux!
Because I don't have them, PrimeGrid does not want to give me a task =(
3) Message boards : Projects : List of project for Mac with AMD GPU (Message 42059)
Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
PrimeGrid also has a Mac OS 10.5+ ATI app:

PrimeGrid Applications

Claggy


PrimeGrid does not want to give me a GPU work unit, despite my computer meet all the requirements
(Mac OS 10.7, 64-bit Intel CPU, ATI/AMD GPU with OpenCL support)
4) Message boards : Projects : List of project for Mac with AMD GPU (Message 42057)
Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
Albert@Home (Einstein test project) **
Seti@Home * (through 3rd party Lunatics apps)
Seti Beta *
Milkyway@Home **
Collatz Conjecture **
POEM

* Windows only, Linux and Macintosh require 3rd party applications or are not available.
** Macintosh GPU apps available.


So, there are only the following projects are available for GPU computing on a Mac:

Albert@Home (Einstein test project)
Milkyway@Home
Collatz Conjecture


1) Albert@Home is not working because of the bug :
http://albert.phys.uwm.edu/forum_thread.php?id=8854#111583

A fix is already available and should be part of the next release (i.e. 7.0.8).

Cheers,
Oliver (project administrator and developer)


2) Milkyway@Home does not work because my GPU (AMD HD 6750M) is single precision.

3) Collatz Conjecture is working!
However, it has a bug with "Resume": if you will suspend the running project and then resume,
it will restart from the beginning 0.000% if it was not far enough (less than 1-2%), or
will go to 100% and upload a false result (if computed more than 1-2%) !

Conclusion:
1) Albert@Home can't be used until the release of BOINC v7.08.
2) Milkyway@Home can't be used until it would be programmed to make use of single-precision GPUs.
As you know, most GPUs have only single precision, and the same thing with most (if not all) Macs.
3) Currently, the only way of using Mac AMD GPU for distributed computing is
to run Collatz Conjecture without resuming a project.
5) Message boards : Projects : List of project for Mac with AMD GPU (Message 42052)
Posted 13 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
Here's a list for 64bit AMDs.

Gruß,
Gundolf


I meant AMD GPU, not AMD64 system.
6) Message boards : Projects : List of project for Mac with AMD GPU (Message 41999)
Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
Somebody, could you make the list of projects for Mac with AMD GPU, please? I am really confused.
7) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc 7.0.7 for Mac - download link (Message 41998)
Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
Link to FTP for future releases:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/
8) Message boards : Questions and problems : Boinc 7.0.7 for Mac - download link (Message 41983)
Posted 9 Jan 2012 by Nikolay
Post:
Boinc 7.0.7 for Mac is the latest beta version at the moment.
However, you can't download it from the official download page:
http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php

So, here is direct links for download:
GUI (usual interface) - http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.0.7_macOSX_i686.zip
CLI (command line interface) - http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/boinc_7.0.7_i686-apple-darwin.zip
Hope that helps!




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