What good is an Intel GPU?

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#1 What good is an Intel GPU?

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Now I have the IGP of my Pentium J5005 working under Manjaro 21.3.7, it is time to analyze what it can be used for. Mind you, the new 'Big' Intel ARC GPU's have the same BOINC parameters -if the Intel IGP can work, Intel ARC will too.

What projects cater for Intel GPUs, and what do they have?
Till not that long ago the J5005 crunched happily for the Collatz Conjecture, but Collatz hasn't been around for the lasts months. If my memory serves me well, I thought they had WUs for both Windows x86-64 and Linux 64-bit. But to be sure, I checked using the Wayback machine, and it was even better: WUs for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows and Linux, plus two applications for Intel 64-bit Mac OS 10.5 or later, (intel_opencl) and (opencl_intel). But all useless at the moment.

What else?
Seti@Home had Intel GPU apps, too, both AstroPulse v7 (Windows/x86 and Mac OS X/64-bit Intel) and v8 (Windows/x86, Mac OS X/Intel, Mac OS X/64-bit Intel, Linux/x86_64). But, as with Collatz, useless at the moment.

WCG seems to have a Open CL 1.2 COVID-19 app for the GPU, for Windows, Mac and Linux, but I do not know what GPU platform(s) - I don't even know where to look....here they do not mention AMD, nVIdia or Intel either.

Einstein@Home's Gamma-ray pulsar binary search #1 on GPUs (FGRPB1G) runs on 64-bit Windows, and their Binary Radio Pulsar Search (Arecibo) (BRP4) runs on 64-bit Mac OS X/Intel, 64-bit Linux and 64-bit Windows. And Intel GPUs and IGPs are actually running at Einstein, too.
Strangely, Albert@Home has no (beta) apps for Intel GPUs.

Minecraft@Home has an Intel GPU application for Multichunk population seed cactus stacking for both 64-bit Linux and Windows.
They seem to be out of work altogether at the moment.

NumberFields@home has an Intel GPU app for Get Decic Fields, both 64-bit WIndows and Linux. Caveat: the Linux app needs libc 2.33 or later.
I actually have one WU running and two ready to start for my IGP at the moment! And have established that they do not have check points.... Upon reboot they start all over again. If you leave the system running, the WU comes to a point that every second computing brings more remaining time to compute :error:
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#2 Re: What good is an Intel GPU?

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My Manjaro is at version 23.0.1 "Uranos" now, using kernel 6.5, but still the Intel Neo compute driver errors out at NumberFields@home.
I will try to do the double driver trick again to see if it will work.

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Asrock-J5005-iTX
 1 9/12/2023 4:22:44 PM Starting BOINC client version 7.22.1 for x86_64-pc-linux-gnu	
 2 9/12/2023 4:22:44 PM log flags: file_xfer, sched_ops, task	
 3 9/12/2023 4:22:44 PM Libraries: libcurl/8.2.1 OpenSSL/3.1.2 zlib/1.3 brotli/1.0.9 zstd/1.5.5 libidn2/2.3.4 libpsl/0.21.2 (+libidn2/2.3.4) libssh2/1.11.0 nghttp2/1.56.0	
 4 9/12/2023 4:22:44 PM Data directory: /var/lib/boinc	
 5 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM OpenCL: Intel GPU 0: Intel(R) UHD Graphics 605 (driver version 23.22.26516, device version OpenCL 3.0 NEO, 3277MB, 3277MB available, 115 GFLOPS peak)	
 6 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM OpenCL: Intel GPU 1: Intel HD Graphics Family (driver version 1.4, device version OpenCL 2.0 beignet 1.4 (git-419c0417), 
4096MB, 4096MB available, 144 GFLOPS peak)	
 7 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM libc:  version 2.38	
 8 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM Host name: Asrock-J5005-iTX	
 9 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM Processor: 4 GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) Silver J5005 CPU @ 1.50GHz [Family 6 Model 122 Stepping 1]	
10 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM Processor features: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc cpuid aperf	
11 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM OS: Linux ManjaroLinux: Manjaro Linux [6.5.1-1-MANJARO|libc 2.38]	
12 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM Memory: 15.28 GB physical, 0 bytes virtual	
13 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM Disk: 227.88 GB total, 168.57 GB free	
14 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM Local time is UTC +2 hours	
15 9/12/2023 4:22:45 PM VirtualBox version: 7.0.10r158379
Collatz, Seti and Minecraft have fallen silent, WCG and Einstein do not send work to the J5005 and I don't dare to do PrimeGrid on the UHD Graphics 605 of the J5005 myself somehow.
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