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hi guys
im really confused i couldnt find a straight answer

currently i configured this system
ive chosen the zotac because all the other fan configurations would heat up the card when its sandwiched on that motherboard
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or 5 ps3 slims (250 each)

the issue comes down to this (from google)

"I've been reading several forums and it seems that the Folding crew intentionally reduced the points given for the PS3 calculations. By all accounts the Cell processor crunches much faster than a quad core CPU that gets 2-3k ppd, yet the points seem to be capped at 1k for the PS3. This has something to do with the special packets being sent to the PS3 that aren't sent to regular CPUs or GPUs. The PS3 is actually doing more work than you would associate with 1k points on another platform, but isn't being given full credit. "

personally i really dont care at all about points

but this becomes an issue WHAT does more work

5 ps3s vs ( 4 560s )

what do you guys recommend


thanks
post #2 of 8
I would say the 560's would produce a heck of a lot more PPD..
post #3 of 8
4 560s would do more work, PPD wise as well as units wise.
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regardless of PPD do ( 4x 560s ) do more work than the 5 ps3 because i keep hearing people say ps3s are being limited PPD wise regardless if they do more work
but i couldn't find the source of this issue
Edited by gamer55 - 3/30/12 at 2:24am
post #5 of 8
Stanford needs GPU units more than the PS3 units right now. The PS3 does very little (3 WUs a day) compared to the 560s that will do a lot more.
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4 560s would be good but... What I want to know is why the hell they'd put a limit on the PS3 and not give it its "full credit" for 1K points.
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I don't know the source of this PS3 limiting stuff, since I've never heard it before...
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post #8 of 8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post

Stanford needs GPU units more than the PS3 units right now. The PS3 does very little (3 WUs a day) compared to the 560s that will do a lot more.

how big are the WU on the ps3 ?
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