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Old 9th February 2009, 06:49 PM
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Question How to get Boinc 6.4.5 to use CUDA

I've installed the Boinc 6.4.5 x86_64 using F10 update package from Fedora repo.
The client runs fine using the CPUs, but doesn't fing the nVidia display processors.

I've installed nVidia drivers using Fusion repo packages for F10 ( currently 180.25 )
nVidia display settings seems happy and correctly reports driver 180.25 in place as well as 9600 GSO graphics card and LCD monitor.

My objective is to get Boinc using the CUDA capabilities of my GeForce 9600 GSO graphics card and see some of the performance benefits advertised.
Although Boinc client is running it will only use the CPU to do work. I have not been able to discover any flags or configuration settings to help Boinc find CUDA library files.

I'm stuck at the limits of my knowledge. Any help would be appreciated. ( including a more appropriate forum if required)

The following are the startup messages from Boinc. I'm assuming the fact that it can't find the library causes the inability to see the GPU coprocessor.


....
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Starting BOINC client version 6.4.5 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] log flags: task, file_xfer, sched_ops
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Libraries: libcurl/7.18.2 NSS/3.12.2.0 zlib/1.2.3 libidn/0.6.14 libssh2/0.18
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Running as a daemon
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Data directory: /var/lib/boinc
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Processor: 4 AuthenticAMD AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor [Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3]
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] OS: Linux: 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Memory: 3.87 GB physical, 5.81 GB virtual
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Disk: 727.47 GB total, 647.15 GB free
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Local time is UTC -5 hours
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Not using a proxy
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] Can't load library libcudart
08-Feb-2009 11:10:42 [---] No coprocessors
....

System configuration:
ASUS M3N-HT Deluxe Series
• nForce 780a SLI chipset
• integrated nVidia 8200 GPU ( disabled in BIOS )
• BIOS v 1701 2008/12/12
AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
CORSAIR TWIN2X4096-6400C5
• 4GB DDR2 memory @ 800Mhz
• BIOS configured as dual channel
1 x GEFORCE 9600 GSO 768MB
2 x 320GB HD w SATA-II, 7200RPM, 16MB buffer

Linux 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.x86_64

Last edited by Kobuck; 9th February 2009 at 06:55 PM. Reason: Added my system configuration
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