No GPU work?

John D ID: 3419 Posts: 10
06 Aug 2015 08:13 PM

I recently re-installed the app after some hardware and software changes. I'm not getting any GPU work. Is there no GPU work available, or do I have something configured incorrectly?

Garrett B ID: 3819 Posts: 8
09 Aug 2015 11:03 PM

To check to see if your GPU is detected you can use the hotkey Ctrl+Shift+E to pull up the Event Log. Then scroll to the top to see something like this...

7/30/2015 1:52:59 PM |  | CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 960 (driver version 353.62, CUDA version 7.5, compute capability 5.2, 4096MB, 3371MB available, 4006 GFLOPS peak)

7/30/2015 1:52:59 PM |  | OpenCL: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 960 (driver version 353.62, device version OpenCL 1.2 CUDA, 4096MB, 3371MB available, 4006 GFLOPS peak)

This is the detected GPU which happens on the start up of the software.
I do not think that Charity Engine currenlty has any GPU work, at least that I have received. roseta@home does check for GPU work fairly often though. As seen here...
8/9/2015 2:07:26 PM | rosetta@home | Requesting new tasks for NVIDIA
8/9/2015 2:07:28 PM | rosetta@home | Scheduler request completed: got 0 new tasks
This happens ~once an hour which seems to be a lot if I never recieve any GPU work.
Anyone got some tips? Or is there just no GPU work?
John D ID: 3419 Posts: 10
10 Aug 2015 04:17 PM

Thanks. Looks like everything shows up correctly, must not be any work. I know some stuff is only for AMD and some only for nVidia, and I've got AMD, so we have both of those bases covered. Must not be any work, then.

Matt ID: 44 Posts: 222
10 Aug 2015 08:04 PM

Correct -- we have no GPU work at the moment.  And looks like tasks will be mostly CPU-based for the near future (*though this is of course subject to change if new opportunities arise).

Adam Radocz ID: 22746 Posts: 65
20 May 2017 11:45 AM

Hi Guys,

Are you planning to add any GPU based project in the near future? If yes, which are the prospects?


Matt ID: 44 Posts: 222
21 May 2017 03:41 PM

Hi Adam.  For now, the applications we're running are CPU-only.  

(We've run GPU applications from time to time in the past; just don't have demand at the moment.)

Adam Radocz ID: 22746 Posts: 65
23 May 2017 07:48 PM

We used to have Einstein@home GPU apps, is there a reaseon why don't you support it any more?

Mark McA ID: 179 Posts: 210
30 May 2017 04:13 PM

Hi Adam,

E@h GPU apps award a LOT of credits to users with certain types of GPU, which would give them an unfair advantage in the prize draws. We hope to reintroduce GPU apps in the future.