AMD GPU's on Ubuntu 16.04 Failing all GPU Work units

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Message 1837869 - Posted: 25 Dec 2016, 17:36:30 UTC

Hi,

I am trying to run Boinc client on a server I use to run Zoneminder for Security Cameras around the house. The CPU works fine for doing the projects, but I wanted to have the client use the GPU's of some spare cards I had around the house since it is a headless (no video / desktop) server and the GPU's were doing nothing.

So I have three ATI cards in the system, here is some system information below.

I have a few problems, concerns, questions. I am not a Linux guru, still learning a lot, but pretty good at Google. My problem is, I am not sure if these cards are functioning, compatible and functioning. I have tried to get the latest drivers installed, but it seems something changed in Ubuntu 16.04 and AMD / ATI cards and their support drivers etc. What I am trying to find out is if these cards GPU's will work and if I have the correct / best drivers, hoping a real guru can help out or a few :)

Another issue is my results:

Here is a link to a typical failed work unit for SETI. https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/result.php?resultid=5377275627

A link to the computer and it's work units: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=8122337

I am not sure if these are coming from one of the cards, all of the cards, driver or what. Any ideas? Thanks!

Here is some info of the drivers the cards are using:

sudo lshw -c video
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Curacao PRO [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270/370 OEM]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0
resources: irq:36 memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f7800000-f783ffff ioport:b000(size=256) memory:f7840000-f785ffff
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:04:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0
resources: irq:37 memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:f7700000-f773ffff ioport:a000(size=256) memory:f7740000-f775ffff
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0
resources: irq:38 memory:c0000000-cfffffff memory:f7600000-f763ffff ioport:9000(size=256) memory:f7640000-f765ffff




Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Curacao PRO [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270/370 OEM]
04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]



03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Curacao PRO [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270/370 OEM] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: PC Partner Limited / Sapphire Technology Curacao PRO [Radeon R7 370 / R9 270/370 OEM]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 36
Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f7800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at b000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at f7840000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
Subsystem: PC Partner Limited / Sapphire Technology Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
Memory at f7860000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 37
Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f7700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at f7740000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

04:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42
Memory at f7760000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Pitcairn PRO [Radeon HD 7850 / R7 265 / R9 270 1024SP]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 38
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at f7600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=256]
Expansion ROM at f7640000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
Kernel modules: radeon, amdgpu

05:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
Memory at f7660000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
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Message 1856402 - Posted: 18 Mar 2017, 19:01:17 UTC - in response to Message 1837869.  

I hope you got an answer from another source.

Based on your question, it sounds like this is really an Ubuntu/Video question. So it would have been better to have posted it either in the Linux forum here or even better in the Ubuntu/Video forum.

We don't know a thing about " Zoneminder for Security Cameras " so would be very bad at giving advice on Zoneminder.

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