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Well, as everyone know, the GPU client rolled out today. I'm not sure how this goes regarding the folding team competition. Since if the GPU client turns in the WU, it will count as an extra core. So for example, i have 2 cores in my E6300, if i finish the GPU version, it will be 3 cores, so does that eliminate me from the team?
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I'd say not necessarly. What will matter is will your GPU add up to excede the "8 total per team" rule.
    
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I'd say not necessarly. What will matter is will your GPU add up to excede the "8 total per team" rule.
yes it will
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Ouch, you could load a seperate F@H and use a different name.
But do wait on an Offical word from Taeric before doing anything!
    
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Bump for verification to Taeric
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikey122687
Well, as everyone know, the GPU client rolled out today. I'm not sure how this goes regarding the folding team competition. Since if the GPU client turns in the WU, it will count as an extra core. So for example, i have 2 cores in my E6300, if i finish the GPU version, it will be 3 cores, so does that eliminate me from the team?
Hi Mikey,

I'll let taeric officially weigh in, but you having 3 "active processors" doesn't eliminate you, IF your team does not exceed 8 total. However, if the team has 8 right now, someone on the team will have to drop one.

I don't think it will be a terrible thing to the team though. According to Stanford your X1900XT gpu will perform at 30 to 40 times the speed of the cpu. Last I knew, however; there was still some bugs to work out...

Keep us informed of your progress Ok??

Take care, :-)
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The GPU folds way faster than a CPU?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Duke
The GPU folds way faster than a CPU?
Hi Duke,

Yeah according to Stanford. That's why they went this way. According Pande, they just weren't getting enough WU's completed. Imagine that! Almost 578,000 computers running their software and they still want more. (I may have mis-spoke) Over 578,000 users of their software. Only 150,000 are active!

Here's a link. http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandeg...ding/news.html

It seems only the ATI gpu will work right now, and only the X1900 series and possibly the X1800 series..

Take care, :-)
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Yup but the way they evaluate points is different too, because I think the benchmark GPU is a X1900XT.
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Amazing, perhaps all that has a lot to do with why AMD scooped up ATI!
    
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