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Message 379 - Posted: 22 Jul 2017, 14:50:59 UTC

As it turned out thanks to this thread (in Russian), one can crunch for this project using the open source Mesa drivers for AMD. However, this may be done only via anonymous platform.
If you have Mesa drivers with OpenCL installed, put the files from this archive in the project directory. Make sure that the files have correct permissions (the permissions must be the same as in other project directories). Make the file xansons_boinc_OCL_1.05 executable if it's not. Then restart the client (/etc/init.d/boinc-client restart). After that your host will get the WUs for AMD GPU.

If you want to run multiple WUs on a single GPU in parallel, change the value of count to 0.5 for 2 WUs per GPU, 0.33 for 3 WUs and so on.

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Message 448 - Posted: 29 Aug 2017, 19:25:31 UTC
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I'm crunching pretty well with mesa on my HD7870 getting application from the project without anonymous platform.
I have problems with amdgpu pro opencl so I can not compare but performance doesn't seem bad.

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Message 449 - Posted: 29 Aug 2017, 20:04:13 UTC - in response to Message 448.

I'm crunching pretty well with mesa on my HD7870 getting application from the project without anonymous platform.
I have problems with amdgpu pro opencl so I can not compare but performance doesn't seem bad.

Thank you! That's interesting. I did nothing, so the problem was solved in the new Mesa drivers, probably. Previously, AMD GPUs with Mesa were not recognised as AMD by old BOINC servers.

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Message 514 - Posted: 19 Sep 2017, 0:58:29 UTC - in response to Message 449.

The projects runs well on the internal GPU of my AMD AM1 Athlon 5350 under Ubuntu 16.04, using the Open Source video driver.

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