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It supports x86 instructions so would it be possible to setup the smp client on this and run bigadv?

http://compeve.com/gpu/intel-xeon-phi-coprocessor-5110p-8gb-1-053-ghz-aoc-gpu-xp5110p
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I wonder if it would be more beneficial to run a gpu or smp client on it?

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There's been quite a bit of talk about this. Technically, yes, you could fold on it if there was a client and core created for it. Will they be made? I say doubtful considering there aren't going to be many people who are going to be able to afford these things. Maybe someone using it for very specific applications that they can write their own code.


http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=21842
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-highperformance#ntoc14
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1758485&highlight=xeon+phi
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Hmm so you can run OpenCL on it but not gromacs so it will perform the same as a high end gpu. I guess since it does not have SSE it can't run the smp client sadsmiley.gif
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Hmm so you can run OpenCL on it but not gromacs so it will perform the same as a high end gpu. I guess since it does not have SSE it can't run the smp client sadsmiley.gif
Right. It's pretty much Intel's equivalent of a Tesla card.
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There's been quite a bit of talk about this. Technically, yes, you could fold on it if there was a client and core created for it. Will they be made? I say doubtful considering there aren't going to be many people who are going to be able to afford these things. Maybe someone using it for very specific applications that they can write their own code.


http://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=21842
http://folding.stanford.edu/English/FAQ-highperformance#ntoc14
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1758485&highlight=xeon+phi

IIRC they actually mentioned the Phi as possibly being supported in the future: http://folding.typepad.com/news/2013/05/core-17-update-video-and-reddit-live-qa.html

Would be interesting to see how they perform indeed.
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IIRC they actually mentioned the Phi as possibly being supported in the future: http://folding.typepad.com/news/2013/05/core-17-update-video-and-reddit-live-qa.html

Would be interesting to see how they perform indeed.
They have. In my second link to the official F@H site they talk about it. It supports OpenCL so if someone could port core17 and a client, it would work. I'm assuming they're not going to go out of their way to do this considering there's a ton of AMD/Nvidia GPUs and AMD/Intel CPUs out there compared to Phi.
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