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Message 1420848 - Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 5:30:32 UTC

Any centos/fedora users here? I'm trying to install the nvidia drivers and I keep destroying my OS. The nvidia drivers easily install on Ubuntu. But I'm wondering if it even matters.

Centos/fedora comes w/ the nouveau driver. Do I get the same performance in SETI gpu tasks w/ nouveau driver? If not, then I'll just go Ubuntu and install nvidia drivers.

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Message 1420890 - Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 8:22:38 UTC - in response to Message 1420848.

I cannot speak to your graphics performance on anything other than SETI@Home, but... I am running CentOS 6 without a graphics card fancy enough for a GPU to add to processing. Seems to run at a good rate without a GPU. Therefore, if you are only looking for a specialized video driver for SETI@Home, I would say not to bother with it.

If you want your specialized graphics card for general use beyond SETI@Home, you may want to take it up at the CentOS forums here: http://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/index.php?cat=9


However, that being said...see my post dated 2013-Sep-27 about CentOS and the BOINC software.

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Message 1420997 - Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 16:13:04 UTC

He is attempting to install Nvidia drivers so that he can run WU's on his GPU. I would follow the Nvidia driver install instructions for Linux. If possible d/l Nvidia drivers from a linux driver repository.
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Message 1421239 - Posted: 28 Sep 2013, 2:57:21 UTC - in response to Message 1420997.

He is attempting to install Nvidia drivers so that he can run WU's on his GPU. I would follow the Nvidia driver install instructions for Linux. If possible d/l Nvidia drivers from a linux driver repository.


Right, I have, kmod and akmod which didn't work.

Ok so I'll test w/ nouveau driver and report back. I can compare it to my Ubuntu box running nvidia 304 drivers. They both are HP z400 w/ quadro 1800 so I will be able to compare them.

Currently Ubuntu w/ nvidia 304 drivers does astropulse in about 8 hours. It doesn't do cuda tasks though, hmmm.

Which one of these is cuda task for nvidia?
http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;catd=1

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Message 1421242 - Posted: 28 Sep 2013, 3:03:32 UTC - in response to Message 1421239.

He is attempting to install Nvidia drivers so that he can run WU's on his GPU. I would follow the Nvidia driver install instructions for Linux. If possible d/l Nvidia drivers from a linux driver repository.


Right, I have, kmod and akmod which didn't work.

Ok so I'll test w/ nouveau driver and report back. I can compare it to my Ubuntu box running nvidia 304 drivers. They both are HP z400 w/ quadro 1800 so I will be able to compare them.

Currently Ubuntu w/ nvidia 304 drivers does astropulse in about 8 hours. It doesn't do cuda tasks though, hmmm.

Which one of these is cuda task for nvidia?
http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;catd=1

Thanks.


This one.

http://lunatics.kwsn.net/index.php?module=Downloads;sa=dlview;id=311
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