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Coprocessor usage?

post #1 of 18
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i am currently using a i7 3930k for folding among other things and those other things need a bit more umff than my 3930k can provide (even OCED to 4.5GHz) so my question is will i be able to use a coprocessor for folding when it is not needed to do those "other things"?
post #2 of 18
What exactly do you mean buy other things? And why don't you just set your FAH client to use only 80-90% CPU. And by coprocessor are you talking about another processor to do other tasks while the other one is folding away like an SR-2 or server board.
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post #3 of 18
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by other things i mean video encoding at resolutions of upto 6-7 times 1080p for a planetarium. and by a co-processor i mean an add on card that has a processor on it similar to a GPU but it works with the CPU to encode videos (with my software) erm quickly.

I was wondering if i could use the card to fold when it is not needed.
post #4 of 18
You can use cuda for encoding on pretty much every editing/encoding program. But no you can't add in a CPU on like a pci card. Why not buy a 2p board.
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post #5 of 18
Sounds like you should wait till the SR-X is out and rock the hell out of it
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post #6 of 18
It will rock his bank account aswell! :$
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post #7 of 18
Are the co processors anything like the quadro line? I folded on a quadro 4000 from work for a couple of months and the results were a little disappoint for a 3000$ graphics card. From what I remember it is able to output about 12k PPD which is the same as my 460
post #8 of 18
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yes they are very similar to the quadro's
post #9 of 18
As long as it can be used as a normal GPU you should have no problem folding on it. However if the computer can not recognize it as a GPU and use known drivers for it then you probably will not be able to fold on it. But any system longs to have the cool fashion accessories of highly specialized insanely expensive professional level components.
post #10 of 18
Why not invest in a Quadro for alot of computing power that will be your best bet for encoding.
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