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i don't think you need the cards in sli for it to use all of them for cuda
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You guys are thinking about this all wrong. The programs they're using are not going through SLI or Gaming drivers to use the gx2's, they're assigning huge calculations to each one, to solve a larger problem. Using gpu's like this has enormous potential .
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You guys are thinking about this all wrong. The programs they're using are not going through SLI or Gaming drivers to use the gx2's, they're assigning huge calculations to each one, to solve a larger problem. Using gpu's like this has enormous potential .
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Thank you...It's not hard people.
Gpu's are designed to crunch in this way.
Obviously this is better than 200 cpu's, think about it.
If you try to render graphics on a cpu, it's hundreds of times slower than on a powerful gpu, because of the way it's designed.

I wish they would find more ways to implement gpu's this way, like i said in the other thread concerning CuDA
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Check out the monitor in the first picture, it looks like WinXP from the bar at bottom and top blue frames.
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Check out the monitor in the first picture, it looks like WinXP from the bar at bottom and top blue frames.
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Here's a look at the specifications of the FASTRA desktop superPC:

# AMD Phenom 9850 processor + Scythe Infinity CPU cooler
# 4x MSI 9800GX2 graphics card
# 4x 2GB Corsair Twinx DDR2 PC6400 memory
# MSI K9A2 Platinum motherboard
# Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB HDD
# ThermalTake Toughpower 1500W Modular PSU
# Lian-Li PC-P80 Armorsuit case
# Windows XP 64-bit
Yeah?
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It says its running XP 64 bit but the 64 bit XP blows...so idk
If you wouldn't mind telling me, why does XP x64 blow? I use it and it seems fine.
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Yeah?
Hey dupe, read the thread, some guy was confused on whether WinXP was running on it...
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this amount of FASTRA's will make worlds fastest supercomp:
(had a little MSN fun calculating this, its 300 armorsuits)

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^ that's 450KW, uhmmmmmmm, and cooling?
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Nice system - pitty that Nvidia dosent do Quad card/Oct GPU SLI
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