> > > I'll consider it once they finally put the support for CUDA in (which is "soon",
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > 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.