Why isn't the project GPU-only by default?

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Message 1394 - Posted: 11 May 2020, 19:26:38 UTC

I am new here, so please be kind if I am totally off on this, and I apologize if I am.

That said, I don't quite understand why the project is sending CPU-only tasks when it seems to take more than 100x longer.

Why hasn't the project become GPU-only, or at least GPU-only by default?

Especially with the pentathlon coming up, you would think we would want to have the most efficient way of completing tasks being the default?

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Message 1401 - Posted: 13 May 2020, 11:20:08 UTC - in response to Message 1394.  
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I am new here, so please be kind if I am totally off on this, and I apologize if I am.

That said, I don't quite understand why the project is sending CPU-only tasks when it seems to take more than 100x longer.

Why hasn't the project become GPU-only, or at least GPU-only by default?

Especially with the pentathlon coming up, you would think we would want to have the most efficient way of completing tasks being the default?

Cheers,

xotwod

Uncheck the CPU box in Amicable preferences if you don't want to use your CPU.
The project just wants to get as many WU's done as possible !
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Message 1444 - Posted: 10 Sep 2020, 23:17:59 UTC - in response to Message 1394.  

I am new here, so please be kind if I am totally off on this, and I apologize if I am.

That said, I don't quite understand why the project is sending CPU-only tasks when it seems to take more than 100x longer.

Why hasn't the project become GPU-only, or at least GPU-only by default?

Especially with the pentathlon coming up, you would think we would want to have the most efficient way of completing tasks being the default?

Cheers,

xotwod


Because ALOT of crunchers don't have a gpu that can crunch or understand that they need to load drivers that aren't included in Windows or Linux, some do, to crunch with their gpu. They are gamers that are trying something new and the games just work while crunching does NOT!!!
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Message 1458 - Posted: 12 Nov 2020, 8:42:30 UTC - in response to Message 1394.  
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I am new here, so please be kind if I am totally off on this, and I apologize if I am.

That said, I don't quite understand why the project is sending CPU-only tasks when it seems to take more than 100x longer.

Why hasn't the project become GPU-only, or at least GPU-only by default?

Especially with the pentathlon coming up, you would think we would want to have the most efficient way of completing tasks being the default?

Cheers,

xotwod


It's not 100X, it's 10X
workingtime(s)	cpuTime(s)	        Crédit	        Application
 1,119.29                  102.45    	6,836.19	Amicable Numbers up to 10^21 v3.02 (opencl_nvidia)
10,907.50	        86,211.89	6,836.19	Amicable Numbers up to 10^21 v3.03 (mt)
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