Two eGPU Radeon 580 with Mac mini late 2018 - How to?

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Two eGPU Radeon 580 with Mac mini late 2018 - How to?

Postby Leografix » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:14 pm

Hello and kind regards from Switzerland.

First of all: I am not a native speaker so please excuse any humble expression in advance, please! I've been folding for many years with SETI (will miss it somehow...), now I am using my Mac mini late 2018 with folding@home and want to make use of my two Radeon 580 boxed in Sonnet's external housings, connected via Thunderbolt 3 to my Mac mini. Now: How do I configure what where in FAHControl? I followed some more or less understandable guidelines but my system info states that I can not make any use of CUDA (obviously, NVIDIA is not supported in Mac OS Catalina...) but not even of OpenCL so for now just my Intel UHD 630 does all the folding. Any help is highly appreciated!

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Re: Two eGPU Radeon 580 with Mac mini late 2018 - How to?

Postby Joe_H » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:44 pm

Currently GPU folding is not supported under the macOS. The only option to do folding on a GPU at this time is running under Linux or Windows.
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Re: Two eGPU Radeon 580 with Mac mini late 2018 - How to?

Postby PantherX » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:19 pm

Welcome to the F@H Forum Leografix,

I have read that some donors have chosen to dual boot while others have used a VM where they had the option to do PCIe-passthrough to ensure that the GPU was dedicated to the VM.
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