GPU 0 UNSUPPORTED: GT218 [NVS 300]

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GPU 0 UNSUPPORTED: GT218 [NVS 300]

Postby touzovalex@gmail.com » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:31 pm

Having difficulties with my Nvidia NVS 300 and FAHClient 7.4.4. Adapter is CUDA capable, present on the list of supported adapters on the WEB and in GPU.txt. Running Nvidia Driver 140.75. System info below:

15:04:41:******************************* System ********************************
15:04:41: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
15:04:41: CPU ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
15:04:41: CPUs: 2
15:04:41: Memory: 15.93GiB
15:04:41: Free Memory: 12.29GiB
15:04:41: Threads: WINDOWS_THREADS
15:04:41: OS Version: 6.1
15:04:41: Has Battery: false
15:04:41: On Battery: false
15:04:41: UTC Offset: -4
15:04:41: PID: 7788
15:04:41: CWD: S:/FAHClient_data
15:04:41: OS: Windows 7 Enterprise
15:04:41: OS Arch: AMD64
15:04:41: GPUs: 1
15:04:41: GPU 0: UNSUPPORTED: GT218 [NVS 300]
15:04:41: CUDA: 1.2
15:04:41: CUDA Driver: 6000
15:04:41:Win32 Service: false
15:04:41:***********************************************************************

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: GPU 0 UNSUPPORTED: GT218 [NVS 300]

Postby bollix47 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:40 pm

Welcome to the folding@home support forum touzovalex.

Although your GPU is in the GPUs.txt file it is listed as unsupported. The list includes both supported and unsupported GPUs ... i.e. it is a greylist. Whenever you see ::: the GPU is unsupported:

0x10de:0x10d8:::GT218 [NVS 300]
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Re: GPU 0 UNSUPPORTED: GT218 [NVS 300]

Postby 7im » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:50 pm

bollix47 is correct. That particular device was blacklisted as unsupported, maybe by ommission.

However, the NVS 300 GPU is capable of folding, but only for a limited time. This GPU can only fold certain types of work units, and those projects have been announced to be going end of life. No ETA on when it will wrap up and finish, but we'd welcome your donations until that happens.

I don't know the details of why this one specific GT218 card was not whitelisted, but I have updated the settings in the GPUs.txt file to match other GT218 devices in the list. It will take a little while for the file to update on the servers, maybe 30 minutes to an hour.

At that time, delete the GPUs.txt file from the client data folder, then restart the client. It should download a new file and be supported.
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Re: GPU 0 UNSUPPORTED: GT218 [NVS 300]

Postby bruce » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:33 pm

I have a HD 8330 imbedded GPU on my laptop. I suspect its performance is somewhat similar to your GT218 {very low} but don't have any accurate data. Judging only by the typical assignments that are available today, it probably makes sense to change it to UNSUPPORTED since the few assignments that I have allowed it to receive expire before it can complete them. Enabling a GPU slot on that machine would be a mistake.

I've asked the Pande Group to look into creating some new type of FAH projects specifically designed for low-performance GPUs. Whether such a feature will ever be rolled out is completely unknown. Collectively, the work that you and I and others like us would contribute wouldn't amount to much so they are unlikely to make a pretty significant investment for such a small return. I don't think there's anything wrong with my asking, though, and they can decide.
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