Boinc, Nvidia, Cuda, Gpugrid and Suse 11.1

I have experimented with Windows XP Pro X64, Ubuntu 8.10 x64 and Suse
11.1 x64 and the best combination with Gpugrid and cuda is Suse 11.1 by
a factor of 2 times.
I have an AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+ [Family 15
Model 67 Stepping 2] with 4 gigs of memory and an EVGA GTX 260 video
card. Gpugrid and Boinc would fail with computation errors under Ubuntu
8.1 x64. It would run well under Windows XP Pro X64 but any attempt to
overclock the video card would either freeze the system or cause
computation errors. Still XP Pro x64 would still crank out a Gpugrid
result in 10 to 14 hours.
Suse 11.1 x64 running Nvclock 0.8 beta will turn out the same Gpugrid
result in 5 to 6 hours with no computation errors.
Here is what I did:

  1. Install Suse 11.1 x64 with Gnome desktop.
  2. Add the Nvidia repository to the via
    Sofware Repositories
    The Nvidia repository url is:
    Install the lastest Nvidia driver via Yast rather than use the Nvidia
    installation script. The Yast version is 180.22.
    Cuda support is provided with the driver.
  3. Use Yast - Sofware Management to install nvclock-gtk with the
    graphical interface.
  4. Start the Nvclock-gtk program. Turn the fan speed up to maximum. I
    set the GPU clock to maximum and did not alter the memory clock setting.
    I set the settings manually when I start up but you can do an automatic
    setting via a command line in cron.
  5. Download and install the x64 Boinc client and manager version 6.4.5
    from Seti@home. This client is Cuda enabled. There is a rpm version but
    I have not tried it.
  6. Use the Boinc manager to connect to ‘GPUGRID’
    ( and set up an account.
    Start computing with Gpugrid and other Boinc projects
    Have fun.


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I tryed thise, I have a seti@home user sins old,
but bonic founds no cuda support.
I have a nvidia gforce 8600gt
and bonic´s latest software

pls help


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