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Profile Justin La Sotten
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Message 1244556 - Posted: 11 Jun 2012, 1:07:13 UTC

I've been scouring the boards trying to find this.
From what I gather, there once was a 32-bit Linux CUDA client but it had problems and was eventually pulled.

Just wondering if this is still the case and that I haven't looked over it.

I've looked at Lunatics site, as well as Arkayns site. I've found links to crunch3rs site, but they all seem to be dead.
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Message 1250371 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 11:14:25 UTC - in response to Message 1244556.

Hi Justin

The 32bit CUDA client was pulled as it was buggy and generated work unit errors. As most crunchers were running 64bit distributions I believe it was deemed a waste of resources to fix and so it was pulled.

Do what I did .... upgrade to the 64 bit version of your distribution (I did it to both Ubuntu and Mandriva) - I haven't looked back since and my seti scores have increased ten-fold from running the CUDA client. (Actually its more than ten-fold lol)

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Mark
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Message 1250411 - Posted: 23 Jun 2012, 13:42:48 UTC

Hi Mark,

I also would like to see a 32-bit Linux CUDA client, simply because my Ubuntu machine is an ancient ( but reliable ) 2800+ Athlon XP which can't be upgraded to run 64-bit Ubuntu. The Athlon CPU is awful at processing seti@home work units, and I'm sure its Zotac PCI GT430 would do much better, but the lack of a 32-bit CUDA client makes that impossible, so instead I use it to process Einstein@Home work units. I even tried to see if I could get seti@home working under Wine in order to use the GT430, but wasn't able to.

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Message 1250770 - Posted: 24 Jun 2012, 6:39:30 UTC - in response to Message 1250411.
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You may want to put a request into the Lunatics team, however my guess is that 32 bit cuda on linux is such a small user population that it may not be worth the effort (Like we could be talking a handfull of people worldwide.)

However it cant hurt to ask ;)

Cheers

Mark
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