[how to] GPU plotting on UBUNTU 16.10
I'm writing here a guide to set up the GPU plotting using the gpuPlotGenerator on ubuntu 16.10, and and AMD GPU card (in my case was a R9 380 4GB).
If you have a different GPU please google about its drivers and about OPEN CL drivers.
I've downloaded the APP SDK for AMD open cl drivers from AMD website here: http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/opencl-zone/amd-accelerated-parallel-processing-app-sdk/ To install, extract the sh file from the compressed folder and from terminal cd to that folder and run the sh file.
I've downloaded the AMD GPU PRO DRIVERS here http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-GPU-PRO-Linux-Beta-Driver–Release-Notes.aspx Please be attentive to download and install the right drivers for your specific GPU !! In the link you can find the instruction on how to intall them. After I've installed my computer got crazy, so before you restart your machine run this command on your teminal
sudo apt-get install -f
sudo apt-get update
than you should restart your computer.
I've downloaded the already compiled version of the gpuPlotGenerator for ubuntu 16.04 (it's ok for 16.10 as well) here: https://github.com/bhamon/gpuPlotGenerator/releases/download/v4.0.3/gpuPlotGenerator-bin-linux-ubuntu-16.04.1-x64-4.0.3.tar.gz
unzip the folder and open the readme.txt file to get the instruction on how to run the script. (ignore the first part that explain to you how to compile the script because it is compiled already)
edit the devices.txt file following the guidelines you've read in the readme.txt file and start to plot!!
For extra infos read my messages with the author of the script here: https://github.com/bhamon/gpuPlotGenerator/issues/14?_pjax=%23js-repo-pjax-container
I'm available to give further assistance, if I can, on this matter if you reply to this post!
Happy bursting folks ;)
@ccminer Wow just noticed this topic, you really went throw hell in this!
I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with AMD-APP-SDK-v22.214.171.124-GA-linux64 and Latest drivers 15.9 for AMD Catalyst (GPU HD5000).
I linked libOpenCL.so.1 with "sudo ln -s /opt/AMDAPPSDK-3.0/lib/x86_64/libOpenCL.so /usr/lib/libOpenCL.so && sudo ln -s /usr/lib/libOpenCL.so /usr/lib/libOpenCL.so.1"
gpuplotgenerator returns "error while loading shared libraries: libOpenCL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: Error 40"
@rnahlawi I pinned the topic so other people in need will be able to easly see it!
Later I'll be in front of my PC and I'll try to help you with your issue
@rnahlawi I remeber this error, I just being able to install and let everything work properly as I described after many attempts. So I suggest you PURGE everything and follow step by step what I wrote!
Let me know if it helped