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i bet someone will find away to make "sweet love" to the thing... You never know...

I had a conversation with a mod about "lowest common denominators" when it comes to individuals in a society... so again, you never know...

i played around with CUDA when it came out, and i can explain in great detail why a F@H client has not been produced until now... i'm in contact with CS majors at Harvard, and it quite the programming feat to code in the CUDA platform effectively...
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i played around with CUDA when it came out, and i can explain in great detail why a F@H client has not been produced until now... i'm in contact with CS majors at Harvard, and it quite the programming feat to code in the CUDA platform effectively...
How is it compared to the ATI GPGPU language?

I heard the ATI one was pretty tough compared to CUDA.
    
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Back on topic for me....

How much stress will this put on your GPU? Does it use the stream processors to compute the folding calculations? What series nVidia cards will be able to run the client?
Edited by Choggs396 - 5/22/08 at 5:38pm
    
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post #24 of 54
Hopefully it will support the 8 series, maybe even as far back as the 7. I can wait to start cranking out points on my GTX and my 8600 combo.
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Just when I go ATI..
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Hopefully it will support the 8 series, maybe even as far back as the 7. I can wait to start cranking out points on my GTX and my 8600 combo.
7 series doesn't support CUDA/isn't compatible. Only 8 and upwards series will be able to make use of this.
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post #27 of 54
w00t, great news, two cores on vmware for team comp, one with GPU for this, then the last running another vmware machine.
cant wait
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post #28 of 54
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7 series doesn't support CUDA/isn't compatible. Only 8 and upwards series will be able to make use of this.
Would an 8400 GS be able to run this then?
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Would an 8400 GS be able to run this then?
Can't say I'm an expert but all 8 series cards are based on the G80 unified shader architecture and should be programmable (support CUDA).

Yep:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_learn_products.html

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Also, he has edited his article. He has replaced the 500 ns/day with this more vague description;

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I don't think I'll be spoiling anything by saying the new GPU was incredibly fast and the upcoming GPU will be faster than any Folding client today including the PS3; you will be impressed.
Perhaps someone tapped his shoulder about the specific number.
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I want it now.. this makes cheap folding rigs even better! 2 instances of F@H and one GPU running on one machine :O
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