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Anyone BOINCing in Linux? More specifically, BOINCing with GPU?

I was going to run Linux on the rigs in my 2UP BOINC Box, but I´m having a few issues that I was hoping someone already BOINCing in Linux might be able to help me with:
  1. mw@h isn providing any GPU workunits? Does it even support GPU WU in Linux?
  2. DNETC runs twice as slow in GNU/Linux? Is this because of different WUs for GNU/Linux, or is the ATI/AMD driver just that much worse in Linux and causing things to slow down?
  3. For whatever reason, I can only get BOINC to use 1 GPU (whichever is set as primary) and not all available GPUs - even though all are being listed in ati ccc and via the aticonfig command?
  4. I can only control fan speed on whichever GPU I have set as primary? I really need to be able to set all GPUs to 100% (for obvious reasons).

That´s it - if someone can assist with the above problems, that would be great. If not, then I´ll have to run Win7 on both BOINC rigs so that all GPUs are utilised and not just the one set as primary.
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post #2 of 4
You might be seeing the same problem that people are seeing with F@H in Linux. It just doesn't work.
post #3 of 4
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Yeah I thought that would be the case

I was really hoping it would work, because I do prefer Linux in a 24/7 headless rig - but I guess BOINC just doesn't work with GPUs in Linux good enough atm
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If I could be in Linux 24/7. I would. But I can't. Not to mention, not having to buy X amount of Windows keys to have them in your setups. But then again, you could always do it the illegitimate way... Since they are just used for BOINC and nothing more.
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