Bitcoin Forum
December 03, 2016, 06:45:36 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: My quest for an energy efficient mining system has hit a road block  (Read 1213 times)
dukejer
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
June 16, 2011, 08:14:11 PM
 #1

Hi Everyone,

I have come into some old VIA Epia M10000 motherboards which only consume 21 Watts of energy and have 1 PCI slot.  I have been able to PXE boot this system without a hard drive running LTSP under one of my Ubuntu 64-bit mining servers with all the ATI OpenCL SDK and fgrlx drivers installed on the 32-bit VIA Epia M10000 image.  I have also installed all the necessary Python and OpenCL software.  I was able to use a PCI to PCIe X1 slot adapter and plug in an ATI HD Radeon 5830 which boots and is seen by the OS using aticonfig.  My only roadbock seems to be that the VIA Epia M10000 CPU does not support the SSE2 and SSE3 instructions.  That is where my problem begins.   It appears that even though I only need GPU mining, AMD in their wisdom compiled the ATI Stream SDK using SSE3 instructions.  When I try to run clinfo it gives me an illegal instruction.  If I run the image from the 64-bit server in a chroot environment clinfo runs correctly so it definitely seems to be the VIA EPIA not liking the compiled version of the ATI Stream SDK.  If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it.  I just wish there was an Open Source OpenCL I could compile without SSE3 and run against the ATI GPU.  I highly doubt that if I wasted my time and put in a support call to AMD they would recompile the ATI Stream OpenCL SDK for the Epia CPUs anytime in my lifetime.  Sad

-Dukejer
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1480747536
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480747536

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480747536
Reply with quote  #2

1480747536
Report to moderator
1480747536
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480747536

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480747536
Reply with quote  #2

1480747536
Report to moderator
1480747536
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480747536

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480747536
Reply with quote  #2

1480747536
Report to moderator
Bert
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 126



View Profile
June 16, 2011, 08:42:53 PM
 #2

Cool idea, contacting support is worth a try, what is the worst that can happen.

Tip jar: 1BW6kXgUjGrFTqEpyP8LpVEPQDLTkbATZ6
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!