BOINC, 10.6.6 and CUDA?

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by MBX, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. MBX macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2006
    Hey there, ever since i updated to 10.6.6 and the very latest Nvidia CUDA driver update it seems that BOINC is no longer utilizing GPU.

    Before those updates i had BOINC using the GPU a lot more and the settings where same as now.

    Is the problem with BOINC and not with OS-X or CUDA updates?
  2. Meldar macrumors regular


    May 3, 2008
    pocket of liberalism in farm country
    What projects are you trying to use with CUDA?

    I know Collatz fails. I talked with the project admin about it. He doesn't even own a Mac, so I've no clue why there even IS a Mac CUDA app there.

    SETI doesn't work, nor does Einstein. Both need more than 450MB of VRAM, which many CUDA-enabled Mac cards simply don't have.

    PrimeGrid's PPS and GCW sieve apps work fine on my GT 330M in the MacBook Pro. Running 10.6.6 and the latest BOINC version (6.10.58 - not the beta - this is important!)

    As for where the problem lies...I dunno. I'd need a bit more information (ie what project/subprojects you're trying to run) and what kind of card you have.

    Also...have you installed the full CUDA toolkit? To run a CUDA app you're gonna need libcudart.dylib and libcudart.dylib_200102 (or something - its signature) in the same folder.
  3. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    You need to reinstall or update the CUDA drivers when you do a graphics update or the 10.x.x updates.
  4. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    BOINC still uses my GPU. I have to pause it when I'm in Maya or else the viewports get all crazy.

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