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Message 20510 - Posted: 25 Feb 2011 | 13:27:35 UTC

For anyone getting started with GPUGRID on Fedora here's how you can set it up. It may also work for other RPM based distros.

1. To install BOINC, run the following command as root:

yum install boinc-client boinc-manager

2. To improve GPUGRID performance you can dedicate a CPU core to the GPUGRID app. To do this enable swan_sync by adding the following line to the start() section of the /etc/rc.d/init.d/boinc-client script:

export SWAN_SYNC=0

You may have to redo this step if there is an update to the boinc-client package that overwrites the boinc-client script.

3. Reboot.

4. Run the BOINC Manager (in the System Tools menu). Check the messages to verify that your GPU was recognized. If everything looks good attach to the project and begin crunching.

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Message 20544 - Posted: 28 Feb 2011 | 17:05:08 UTC - in response to Message 20510.

Step #2 modifies the BOINC client init script which means that updates to the client could wipe out the change. The correct approach is to modify the /etc/sysconfig/boinc-client file.

Here are the updated instructions.

For anyone getting started with GPUGRID on Fedora here's how you can set it up. It may also work for other RPM based distros.

1. To install BOINC, run the following command as root:

yum install boinc-client boinc-manager

2. To improve GPUGRID performance you can dedicate a CPU core to the GPUGRID app. To do this enable swan_sync by adding the following to /etc/sysconfig/boinc-client:

# Enable SWAN_SYNC for GPUGRID project
export SWAN_SYNC=0

3. Reboot.

4. Run the BOINC Manager (in the System Tools menu). Check the messages to verify that your GPU was recognized. If everything looks good attach to the project and begin crunching.

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