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  • 55% (25)
    Switch from Windows GPU Folding to Linux GPU Folding
  • 37% (17)
    Add a new machine to Linux GPU Folding
  • 6% (3)
    Doesn't affect me
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post #1 of 33
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Key question we're wondering is: would we get MORE GPUs overall if there was a Linux GPU core?

DISCLAIMER: Absolutely no promises, no insinuations, no connotations, whatsoever, solely for research purposes.
Edited by proteneer - 2/26/13 at 8:30pm
post #2 of 33
Haha as the chat happens in IRC.

I'm willing to throw a GPU or 2 at a Linux distro.
post #3 of 33
While I currently don't fold on my gpus 24/7, I do run them during FATs, ffw, and other folding events, and would gladly fold on them in linux if there was a linux distro. If it yielded more points then windows (like smp folding does in linux) I would consider folding on them 24/7 again in a vm, and in native during Fats and other events
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post #4 of 33
man that would be great, I'll say that much.

I pulled teeth out of an angry alligator, and hair from my head to get the wine wrapper version of GPU folding to work in a few different distros. just to take a huge hit from the wine and other work arounds eating up cycles, and the GPU's producing crap. Not to mention the lack of support for software level overclocking in linux.

I have another issue as well though. In windows, with prio, i can designate certain processes permanently through task manager. i have tried this in so many ways with linux as well. I was never able to get it to stick for more than one cycle of wine call on the echo scripts.

I would normally run the SMP on 7 threads and run my GPU cycles on the remaining thread.
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post #5 of 33
This guy says he has quite a few GPUs running in Linux/Wine
http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=23740
post #6 of 33
Hey proteneer!

I have a 2600k folding Linux 24/7, and if I could use my 7850 to fold 24/7 in the machine as well I would!
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post #7 of 33
Would be nice to have native GPU folding on Linux.
Too bad FGLRX is crap...
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post #8 of 33
Yes, absolutely!
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post #9 of 33
Oh, indeed!

Trying to run Linux only at home, so it would be great if I could pop in a better GPU in my main rig and use that for folding.
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post #10 of 33
I mostly fold in FATs and would certainly add my Linux gaming system to the mix if I could fold the GPU.
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