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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
PPD isn't the real benchmark on how fast a machine folds.
Check here:
http://fah-web.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/...?qtype=osstats

You'll see that the PS3 has turned in about 550 TFLOPS to date, while Windows machines have turned in about 186, and GPUs about 55. In termps of production per CPU, we get the following numbers: PS3 - 17.1 GFLOPS; Windows - 0.95 GFLOPS; GPU - 58.6 GFLOPS (based on active CPUs). Clearly, the GPU has the most power, nearly 3.5 times that of the PS3

True Chozart. Also keep in mind that the CPU number include CPUs like my P3 700mhz machines. So the CPU numbers are not realy apples to apples even when comparing current technology like a PS3 vs a new CPU.
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True Chozart. Also keep in mind that the CPU number include CPUs like my P3 700mhz machines. So the CPU numbers are not realy apples to apples even when comparing current technology like a PS3 vs a new CPU.
That is correct

If you take a look at the Apple/Intel systems, they have produced about 3.0 GFLOPS per CPU.

Also note that the PS3 is folding only for a few months now.... PCs have been around a LOT longer
    
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Very Interesting guys. Thankyou for that info. For me its the ease of folding. Im not one for trying to rack up as many points as I can but to contribute when im not gaming.
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That is correct

If you take a look at the Apple/Intel systems, they have produced about 3.0 GFLOPS per CPU.

Also note that the PS3 is folding only for a few months now.... PCs have been around a LOT longer
Hi Chozart and Knitelife,

Thanks for all of the Q&A's and good debate/data/links... It's a good read. I agree with all of it. Points is points, what ever floats your boat! I fold with GPU's, CPU's both dual cores (Conroes and X2's) and single core. I figure to spread my folding across all of the platforms for Stanford's research. I was thinking of PS3, but it's way to much for just folding. My daughters game a little, but not with PS3. Just the old PS2....

When I upgrade or add on, I'll go Conroe or perhaps Quad core....

Take care, :-)
post #15 of 17
The ps3 is better at floating point because thats all that gaming requires. Thats why consoles like the ps2 (ran at 266mhz) are so good at what they do. They cant really be compared since they are both optimized for different things
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Just to clear up my intention for my earlier post. I will never say any type of folding is better than any other. If I thought that I would not be running 6 P3 machines at the office that are very slow. I realy should be about the cause. I do look a points from the sure fact that it does make folding a bit more exciting and it gives me a benchmark to try to improve on.

I admit though I do get a bit put off by people that constantly say one form of folding is so much better than any other.

All folding is important. And if I owned a PS3, I would sure as hell be folding on it.
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I knew Knitelife would show :]

Anyways he is not my friend, just the kid i used to sit by. I actually moved up a seat next to this girl and a friend of mine, and the girl goes "Awww you left your friend all alone"
I said "He isn't my friend, just the kid i sit by"

He is a nub lol, all folding is good, and i tried to exemplify that in our conversation, but he is an arrogant rich kid...

Thanks for the info though guys, it's a shame this is a very hard to get a definitive answer on though.
From what i have read it seems to me a decent PC would be more productive, hell i can get over 2700 ppd just with my rig on vmware linux. But points do not measure everything.... soooo frustration ensues.

Knitelife has so taken off on folding heh :]
I wana see a pic of your folding room if you got one.
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