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Message 839 - Posted: 25 Jul 2011, 22:49:47 UTC

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and considering a Radeon HD 6950 card in my Phenom II X4 machine for some more computing boost on Moo Wrapper. How difficult is it to load appropriate drivers for this video card in Ubuntu 10.10, and does anyone have any idea how much daily credit boost it will give?

Thanks for any pointers on this.

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Message 840 - Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 11:50:27 UTC - in response to Message 839.  

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and considering a Radeon HD 6950 card in my Phenom II X4 machine for some more computing boost on Moo Wrapper. How difficult is it to load appropriate drivers for this video card in Ubuntu 10.10, and does anyone have any idea how much daily credit boost it will give?

Thanks for any pointers on this.


If you are a good Linux guy it is fairly easy, for us Windows folks it is a bear! Boinc does NOT automatically load the drivers to use the gpu, so you must do them yourself. Also there are some account issues but like I said easily solvable if you know and understand Linux. Collatz used to have a good Linux help section.

As for how fast a 6950 will be, I have some 5770's here and am getting around 160k per day in credits, that is 70k more PER DAY than at Collatz! Yours should do better than that!
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Message 842 - Posted: 26 Jul 2011, 16:58:55 UTC - in response to Message 839.  

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and considering a Radeon HD 6950 card in my Phenom II X4 machine for some more computing boost on Moo Wrapper. How difficult is it to load appropriate drivers for this video card in Ubuntu 10.10, and does anyone have any idea how much daily credit boost it will give?

Thanks for any pointers on this.


A 6950 will run at around 10% faster than a 5870 - as a general rule all things being equal (which often they are not rofl)

A general indicative benchmark is at:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-6950-1gb-vs-geforce-gtx-560-ti-review/16

That will give relative performance in a general sense to get near the ballpark you are searching for, just a question then of actual performance for the "shortlist" of a couple of cards in the circumstances and environment you are operating.

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Message 873 - Posted: 3 Aug 2011, 22:59:50 UTC - in response to Message 842.  


I received the new Radeon 6950 HD 2gb today. Installed the H/W, rebooted, installed the ATI driver, ran aticonfig --initial, and rebooted.

How do I tell if Moo Wrapper is using the GPU? I don't see a GPU in the computers section of my account on Moo Wrapper, at least not yet.

Thanks for any pointers. I'd like to get some GPU cycles out of this thing for the project.

Thanks again.

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Message 880 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 13:55:06 UTC - in response to Message 873.  

Its there, albeit the results look sporadic, dont know if you have been reloading rebooting, movies - whatever - but when it is crunching its going fine in terms of crunching speed for the card type.

Go to your account page, click computers, click tasks against the machine, click valid in the menu options, and you will see the list. Look to the left of that list and in the left two columns you will see blue coloured links, click those for more information on each of the WUs.

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Message 881 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 13:55:33 UTC - in response to Message 873.  


For anyone interested, I got my Radeon 6950 HD 2GB running with Moo.

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.

What I had to do was not to use the Ubuntu Software Center installer or the Synaptic Package Manager installer. They will result in the "no usable GPUs found" message from Boinc.

What I had to do was download Boinc from boinc.berkeley.edu, and use their installer. In the process of debugging, I had also made the boinc user a member of the root group, but, at present, I do not know if that contributed to fixing the problem.

The hint that the other installers had fowled up was this: If I did "sudo boinc" in a terminal window, it found the GPU driver, but when boinc was started by the system, it did not find the driver.

Now, I need to find a way to autostart the boinc from the Berkeley installation, as I had to start that one manually.

Best of luck to all of you facing similar problems.

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Message 882 - Posted: 5 Aug 2011, 14:02:14 UTC - in response to Message 881.  

Now, I need to find a way to autostart the boinc from the Berkeley installation, as I had to start that one manually.

If by that you mean auto start on booting of the main machine ...

In the BOINC Client go to: Tools - Network Display Options - check-mark "run manager at login"

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Message 899 - Posted: 14 Aug 2011, 6:52:38 UTC
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In linux thing is simple you needed install boinc by hand you needed install boinc by synaptic and then install it via terminal boinc by hand it canbe installed or unpack boinc to destop. Then in desktop boinc see the gpu and not by synaptic. Some libs needed to operate for boinc. Do some google how to use in terminal unpack boinc to desktop folder it very simple.
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