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ACML on low-end hardware (2400XT)

Discussion created by gastontkm on Feb 6, 2009
Trying to use ACML-GPU fails on low-end hardware

It is possible to use the ACML on a Radeon 2400 XT.

The website

http://ati.amd.com/technology/streamcomputing/requirements.html

says: yes.

I installed the latest driver 9.1 (8.57.2) and the latest acmlg v0.7on an 7.1.0 XOrg on debian/lenny.

In the examples directory, there is acmlinfo.exe and a "info" binary.

The info binary fails to detect a GPU, if you are not

  1. running an XServer, e.g. DISPLAY=:0.0
  2. have the authentication do connect to the main Display, (see xhost,xauth and "export DISPLAY=:0.0)

Then:

./info

CAL RT version: 1.3.158
CAL CL version: 1.3.158

GPUs found: 0

 

On the other hand, if you are working locally, or have remotely access to the local XServer, it works well:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=../opt/acmlg0.7/gfortran64/lib/ ./info

CAL RT version: 1.3.158
CAL CL version: 1.3.158

gpu0:
    Type:                            RV610 GPU ISA
    Maximum resource 1D width:       8192
    Maximum resource 2D width:       8192
    Maximum resource 2D height:      8192
    Local GPU RAM:                    256 megabytes
    Uncached remote GPU memory:      1967 megabytes
    Cached remote GPU memory:          60 megabytes
    GPU device clock rate:              0 megahertz
    GPU memory clock rate:              0 megahertz
    Wavefront size:                    64
    Number of SIMDs:                    2
    double precision:                Not supported
    local data share:                Not supported
    global data share:               Not supported
    global GPR:                      Not supported
    compute shader:                  Not supported
    memexport:                       Not supported
    calResCreate pitch alignment:      64 data elements
    calResCreate address alignment:   256 bytes

GPUs found: 1

 

Also, the pre-compiled binary work, but recompiling the test programs under debian/lenny fails on first sight (using gfortran-4.2 or 4.3) ...

More experience on the "low-end" hardware (2400, 2600, 2900) is welcome.

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