Weather in Bucharest continues to deteriorate. Yes, winter is coming! It's 8 AM and the temperature outside is just 7°C (45°F).
As I wrote yesterday, in the weekend I freshly installed my two computers with Ubuntu 16.04, and I plan to use them (with two powerful Radeon HD7990) to warm up my place, and generate some GRCs. Unfortunate, despite the big effort I put, it looks to be impossible to bring the graphic cards working in BOINC (the fglrx driver seems to be banned by Ubuntu 16.04, and I don't manage to find an working alternative).
Being stuck at the moment only with the CPUs, I temporary added an old GeForce GT630, and this morning, the temperature in my apartment was 18.8°C (66°F)
The second disappointment was to learn that I need a stake between 2k and 10k GRCs to start generating blocks, for my contribution to research projects to be recognized. That would be 0.015 BTC, which I do not have, and did not planned to buy. Thanks to @sc-steemit, I leaned that I can join a mining pool, which I already did.
I will keep crunching data in the pool for few weeks, but I need to find a solution for the HD7990 to survive the cold winter in Bucharest.
Anyone experienced with old AMD graphic cards and BOINC in Ubuntu 16.04? I could use some advice...