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Message 963229 - Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 15:17:43 UTC

Hi,

just installed BOINC 6.10.28
on iMac "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 20-Inch (Al) running Mac OS 10.6.2.

Doesn't recognize the card.
Tried searching for latest drivers : none available.
Ran Onyx diagnostics (permissions, caches etc)

Any ideas ?

Thanks !

Pierre
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Message 963247 - Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 15:55:59 UTC - in response to Message 963229.

I'm not aware of any Project that uses a Mac and ATI card for crunching. The only 3 projects that use ati for anything are Collatz, Milkyway and Seti(astropulse only). these are Windows and Linux apps. only. There may be 3rd party apps created for Mac/ATI combos though.

Also the 2400 is a fairly weak GPU. I had a 2600XT that I blew up running collatz. It took that card 2+ Hours to complete a WU. my new 4770 takes 16-17 minutes. I would assume the 2400 to be even slower than the 2600.
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Message 963251 - Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 16:23:01 UTC

Thanks for the info Skildude,

but I think this page :

http://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/GPU_computing

should be clarified to state clearly that Macs are excluded from using the GPU even though one is running the latest version of BOINC for Mac and using a "supported" card.

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Message 963284 - Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 18:26:21 UTC - in response to Message 963251.

you could check at lunatics for the Astropulse GPU app. and at Milkyway and Collatz to see if they have a 3rd party app. They just might.


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Message 963352 - Posted: 14 Jan 2010, 22:38:11 UTC

Collatz has a CUDA app for OS X, but that requires a Nvidia card.

Slicker said that there is not a Brook+ SDK for OS X yet.
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