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Terryn
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Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles!
06/18/08 09:34 PM


> > I'll consider it once they finally put the support for CUDA in (which is "soon", it
> > seems). GPUs can swamp CPUs for Folding@Home outputs _easily_, but right now only
> ATi
> > ones (hint, ATi card users: if you're comfortable about it, see if you can do this
> > instead of using the CPU). My video card's left out right now :<
>
> The NVIDIA GPU folding client for any 8000 series and higher graphics cards is now
> available for Windows
>
> http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/release/Folding@home-GPU-systray-612b6.msi
>
> You need to make sure to use the official NVIDIA driver version 174.55 here:
>
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_get.html
>
> Reports are coming out that this destroys even the PS3, which is incredible
>
> The new GeForce cards are expected to hit more than 650 nanoseconds of protein
> simulation in a single day, while the Radeon HD 3870 is stuck at about 170 ns. The
> Playstation 3 is able to produce "only" 100 ns of simulation, while a quad-core CPU
> creates an output of just four nanoseconds. For those who are keeping count: The
> GeForce GPU will be about 163 times faster than a quad-core processor in this
> specific application.

I've been using a newer driver (175.16) which works just as well and as a bonus doesn't cripple Future Pinball's performance like the old drivers did (it would have been nice if the drivers were working well to begin with, but OH WELL).

Work units get done stupidly fast - around one every 50-60 minutes for ones sized 5000 - and this is just an 8800GS.

I started running it late last night, but the Linuxites I know were a bit irritated that this beta is Windows-only right now.







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* Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) twistyAdministrator 06/02/08 07:59 PM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) Kranser  06/13/08 11:02 PM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) twistyAdministrator  06/14/08 01:49 AM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) twistyAdministrator  06/17/08 09:45 AM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) R. Belmont  06/17/08 09:30 PM
. * I'd rather use GPU cycles! Terryn  06/06/08 12:33 AM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! twistyAdministrator  06/18/08 07:41 PM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! Terryn  06/18/08 09:34 PM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! Haze  06/27/08 10:12 PM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! twistyAdministrator  06/18/08 11:14 PM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! twistyAdministrator  06/18/08 09:45 PM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! cutebutwrong  06/18/08 10:02 PM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! R. Belmont  06/19/08 12:06 AM
. * Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles! StilettoAdministrator  06/06/08 09:23 AM
. * We're already moving up in the team twistyAdministrator  06/03/08 11:49 AM
. * Re: We're already moving up in the team twistyAdministrator  06/04/08 11:03 AM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) BIOS-D  06/02/08 08:59 PM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) apeman  06/02/08 10:33 PM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) BIOS-D  06/04/08 02:17 AM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) apeman  06/04/08 04:07 AM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) twistyAdministrator  06/02/08 09:03 PM
. * Re: Put your CPU cycles to good use by running Folding@Home :) s_bastian  06/03/08 09:45 AM
. * My wife does all the folding. Gatinho  06/02/08 08:37 PM
. * LOL [nt] jordanrom  06/03/08 07:39 PM
. * Maybe in winter... CPU cycles = giant space heater -nt- Haze  06/02/08 08:03 PM
. * Re: Maybe in winter... CPU cycles = giant space heater -nt- twistyAdministrator  06/03/08 04:20 PM
. * if one of our systems finds the cure for cancer URherenow  06/03/08 07:12 PM
. * Re: if one of our systems finds the cure for cancer twistyAdministrator  06/03/08 07:35 PM

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