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Re: I'd rather use GPU cycles!
06/27/08 10:12 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.

yeah.. the GPU one does them fast, I gave it a try.. the problem is their servers are completely swamped, I have a whole bunch of WUs done here and it simply can't connect to their servers to send them. Looking at the forums it seems like a common problem, but since these time-out if they're not sent in good time it seems like a horrible waste.







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Subject Posted by Posted on
* 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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