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Message 1964058 - Posted: 9 Nov 2018, 5:02:43 UTC

I have the following
cc_config.xml
settings

<cc_config>
    <options>
       <ignore_intel_dev>1</ignore_intel_dev>
   </options>
</cc_config>


BOINC detects my setting to ignore Intel GPU. Yet it is still fetching Intel GPU work units.

Fri Nov  9 12:55:40 2018 |  | Re-reading cc_config.xml
Fri Nov  9 12:55:40 2018 |  | Config: ignoring Intel GPU 1
Fri Nov  9 12:55:40 2018 |  | log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task
Fri Nov  9 12:55:57 2018 | SETI@home | Sending scheduler request: To fetch work.
Fri Nov  9 12:55:57 2018 | SETI@home | Requesting new tasks for Intel GPU


Is there anyway to prevent BOINC from fetching Intel GPU workunits when I have it disabled?
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Message 1964087 - Posted: 9 Nov 2018, 7:12:30 UTC

The "best" place to stop a particular type of processor getting tasks is from your "Account" web page:
https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/prefs.php?subset=project
Simply de-select the Intel GPU option and you will stop getting tasks for the Intel GPU from SETI
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Message 1964131 - Posted: 9 Nov 2018, 14:11:28 UTC - in response to Message 1964058.  
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It's also because GPU device numbering starts at 0 (zero). So the Intel device to ignore is 0 (zero)
<cc_config>
    <options>
       <ignore_intel_dev>0</ignore_intel_dev>
   </options>
</cc_config>

On a single CPU system you can't have a second Intel GPU (GPU 1), because there's only one built into the CPU.
But in essence, unchecking the Use Intel GPU option on the project's preferences page fixes all that.
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