os that rather uses the gpu?

Darr darr at core.com
Wed Jul 14 03:11:42 UTC 2010

On Tuesday, 13 July, 2010 @20:46 zulu, Jozsi Avadkan scribed:

> Does someone know a distribution/operating system, that rather
> uses the GPU for "working", not the CPU? [by default]
> Or this solution is still in the "beginning part"?
> Thanks for any tips, link, suggestions.

Have you checked out http://boinc.berkeley.edu ?
(see http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/GPU_computing )

# yum install boinc-client boinc-manager

Will get you the basics. The client is the service; manager the GUI.

#yum info boinc* shows there's also boinc-client-static,
boinc-client-debuginfo, boinc-client-devel and boinc-client-doc.

However, the person that packages the RPMs from the BOINC
SVNs for the updates repos hasn't run his script for a few months, so
we're stuck at version 6.10.45 instead of the latest recommended
(6.10.56) unless you want to package it yourself (probably just as
well, as his script grabs the latest - currently 6.10.58 - to make).

Anyway... to make it use only the GPU, set its preferences to use 0 CPUs.

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