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Message 17233 - Posted: 23 May 2010 | 9:50:39 UTC I'm just thinking that CERN takes part to put together Scientific Linux. CERN also has a BOINC Project LHC@home. I've had troubles with a few Linux Distros, & am currently looking for something that doesn't turn over one failed WU after the next. It could be that there are driver issues, heat issues, boinc-client issues. But I've run GPUGRID with Linux w/o all these failed WU's just recently & I don't have these problems with Windows. I know that isn't LHC@home, but if something works well somewhere, maybe it'll work well elsewhere. But I'm not so keen to try, unless it actually is. Does anyone know???

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Message 17256 - Posted: 24 May 2010 | 13:59:02 UTC - in response to Message 17233.

Personally, I would pick a linux distro depending on its existing user base; Usually this highens the chances that drivers are supported (either out of the box or by 3rd party vendors) and/or that workarounds to any problem can easily found by google-ing. Ability to run GPUGRID depends on NVIDIA libraries, so it will not be related to LHC-specific fixes (if any).

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