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After first getting information on NVIDIA's acquisition of RaySpace earlier today, we have some more fantastic news for NVIDIA GPU users and fans of the Folding@Home project.

Yes, it's finally coming - the NVIDIA GPU client we have all wanted since first seeing and tasting the power of the ATI GPU Folding@Home client.

Apparently we aren't allowed to talk about specifics on performance of the client, mostly because the numbers we saw were based on an "upcoming NVIDIA GPU". I don't think I'll be spoiling anything by saying the new GPU was incredibly fast and if the term "500 ns per day" means anything to you, you will probably be impressed.

Regardless, the fact that NVIDIA is finally joining the Folding@Home community is great news - especially for our own PC Perspective Folding Frogs team! Vijay also discussed the creation of the OpenMM, a platform API that will be used to allow other molecular calculations be easily distributed to various computers and will have integrated support for both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs as well as modern CPUs.

If you want more information on the Folding@Home project, a stop by our Distributed Computing forum should have all the answers you need.
http://www.pcper.com/comments.php?nid=5679

Well, I'll definitely be trying this..
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SMP + Nvidia GPU = win.

I don't know why they haven't begun working on that earlier, with CUDA and all.
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"500 ns per day " does not mean anything to me...yet.

What are they referring to?
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post #4 of 54
Great news. I too don't know what 500 ns per day means.
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I used to see that after an SMP work unit. I think I had 58 ns with my sig rig on smp... so this is going to be big.
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Wahoo!! Finally! I've been waiting for this for a while now. +rep
 
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post #8 of 54
It means 500ns faster in total lol. Or something like that... maybe.
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Thats good news... It'll definitely up the competition in the FAH ranks. 500ns means nothing to me as well, anybody have idea?
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The GTX 280 is gonna use so much power doing that lol
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