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So I'm trying to get my IGP (intel HD 4600) to do some work, but it's been an.... Interesting struggle so far. I've finally managed to get BOINCtasks to download BRP4 work units for Einstein@Home (as I'm curious about i7 vs Raspberry Pi and Android), and while it's downloaded over 500 tasks now, it hasn't started a single one yet.

Things I've done to get it to recognize and download tasks:
- Plugged HDMI cable from IGP to secondary monitor (it's plugged into the hdmi port below the optical port on my Z87X-OC, manual doesn't make any mention as to preferences for one or the other)
- Tried latest drivers, second most recent, and then finally ones confirmed to actually work (153322)
- 153322 drviers finally coaxed BOINC to actually recognize the HD 4600 and have work units download


Now that BOINCtasks has downloaded work units.... How on earth do I get Einstein@Home to run my GTX 980 -AND- the IGP at the same time?


EDIT: I think I may have found part of the problem: GPU-Z shows "N/A" for Memory Size, despite me having set 1024MB in the bios.
Edited by WhiteWulfe - 6/21/16 at 9:48pm
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Only way I have been able to get IGPU running is to set it as primary controller
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Hmmm, as in set it as such in the bios, or in Windows? Biggest question is if I do that (in order to get the work units running) will my games still default to the GTX 980 or will they try to run using the hd 4600. I'll have to mess around with it some more after work.

All I know for certain right now is I'm debating whether or not it's worth the additional hassle to get a few more work units crunched every day, as I've already wasted at least two hours trying to get this going... All in the name of being able to compare it to small single board computers (I'm curious, and I want to know for certain if it would actually be worth spending the cash on Raspberry Pi's and ODroids, or whether I could get the same from just picking up one or two reasonably decent yet still inexpensive 2600k/3770k setups, and of course an e5-2670 2P setup... Xeon setup is obviously the easiest).

Joy's of having a mind that likes to maximize what it can, but also that urge to tinker with stuff on occasion. tongue.gif
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I checked yesterday for a 3770k to possibly replace my 3570k...and well 2x 2670s would be cheaper on ebay. I was surprised.

If you figure it out, please post how. I've got both of those iGPUs doing nothing but I haven't tried getting them to run. The 3570k on Linux doesn't have a driver for sure.
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I'll give it another go tonight, but right now I'm already willing to abort the 613 tasks BOINCtasks downloaded..

I'd rather crunch them though, because they'll provide an important comparison for whether or not I'll consider a reasonable scale size Raspberry Pi3 and ODroid farm. And by reasonable, I mean around what it would cost to go for a second dual Xeon setup, including a $150 CAD case and decent power supply (also $150 CAD). I do like the idea of one 2P Xeon and then a dozen or so Pi's (500-520 PPD on 4 watts of power is kind of nice), especially since with such a small amount of power being used not much heat would be going into the bedroom, but then again at $35 USD a shot (plus another $22 USD for a decent looking actively cooled case like the C4labs Invasion) they get expensive quick.

But yes, the biggest reason (next to comparing them against other devices) is additional tasks being done every day, and I like the sound of that. It's just a case of figuring out what's missing and why it won't work despite having detected the hardware.
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$35 is just the motherboard right? Plus case, power cable, disk drive of some sort. Thats why the kits are like $60-70. Small form factors carry a price premium.

So many of this teams more active projects contain GPU tasks and then its hard to justify using CPUs on those projects in terms of PPD/$. Thats why I went with the Natex setup as it has plenty of PCI-E lanes. I've got some of those cheap PCI-E extenders that should arrive today to at least try out.
Edited by mmonnin - 6/22/16 at 6:19am
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Yeah, $35 USD for the board, $22 USD for the case I want (C4labs Invasion with fan), and then a good quality SD card (although most places you can buy one that has noobs or Raspian already installed). Power is inexpensive if you go with a decent powered USB hub and you can usually find the cables for fairly cheap too. With ODroids, all in its around $175 CAD per board, but that's with 32GB of eMMC storage, and can't remember if case was included in that price or not.

Thing is, the more I research it the more I feel it would be more cost effective in the short and long run to go with cheap processors on decent enough boards and then sneak in a cheap gpu as well. I suspect I'll still get a few boards just to play around with, but that will be another thread for another time ^_^

When I get home tonight I'll do some more troubleshooting with the igp because I really wouldn't mind getting to use it if possible.
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Can't get Einstein work (says no Arecibo tasks available for this kind of computer) but 3770K that is running Debian Stretch is getting Seti Beta and Collatz tasks just fine :

http://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/show_host_detail.php?hostid=79365
https://boinc.thesonntags.com/collatz/show_host_detail.php?hostid=649193
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There are several types of Einstein tasks, are your preferences set to get only the Arecibo type?
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I have all the options enabled and this is what is shown in log :
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